About Pennie McKibbin
Our family has owned this property since 1908. Over the years they have farmed sheep, cattle and grown vegetable crops. David & I are the third generation to live here. Today we carry cattle and grow advanced ornamental trees for the landscape industry.
Why Pennie McKibbin chose O'connell
Warego cottage has been on our property for for 25 years. It was originally used for farm accomodation and we converted it 10 years ago for holiday rental. Over the years we have worked to keep it up to date. We have greatly enjoyed letting our cottage out for this purpose as we have met so many interesting and very nice people from all over the world, many have become good friends returning often throughout the years.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is typical of farm cottages. It is very comfortable and cosy set in the middle of the farm. It is separate from the main homestead so offers privacy and is quiet. For summer there is air conditioning and a wood fire box for beautiful warmth in the winter. We supply the wood. The sitting room has 2 sofas and 2 single arm chairs. There is a digital TV with video. A CD, radio & blue tooth music system and bookcase with plenty of books and magazines to read, as well as games. The north facing verandah overlooks the paddocks towards the river and is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view or setting sun with a gl;ass of wine. Visitors are welcome to wander around. Especially along the river where they can enjoy the tranquil peace, going for a swim or do some fishing.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great little farmstay cottage
Stayed with our two year old who loved seeing the cows, horses, and kangaroos in the neighbouring paddocks, charming little cottage, perfect way to disconnect for a weekend
Comfortable, quiet and very private.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The privacy was appreciated, with no residences in sight, and we wanted for nothing during our time. With an early opening coffee shop and a pub serving counter meals within walking distance it was very convenient. There was a lot to do in the area and we would be happy to return.
Thank you Leonie
Escape to the country whilst still being close to facilities
I imagine Warego Cottage was in times past perhaps the Manager's residence of a quite large farming property: it is a freestanding cottage located some several hundred metres away from the main residence: thus you have 'spendid isolation' whilst still being quite close to both the owners and the village of O'Connell, its pub and cafe (which are only about 2km away). Everything is neatly presented and comfortable. The cottage is air-conditioned which came in mighty handy during our stay. Books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs are all supplied should you want them. Owner David saw us opening the property gate and came up on his motorbike to welcome us at the cottage, show us around and then left us to ourselves. A delightful fellow!
If you're looking to get away from it all, but still with heaps of things to do and explore in the region of O'Connell, Tarana, Bathurst, etc - history (the original Cox's Road runs nearby), shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, then this is an ideal retreat.
Perfect home away from home!
We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Everything was perfect and the location is beautiful with horse, kangaroos and cows grazing in the surrounding paddocks. The cottage is neat and tidy and it has a lovely country charm about it. It’s very private and Pennie is very accommodating. I highly recommend staying here. My family and I had a really lovely time and will definitely be back.
Short but sweet break away
We really enjoyed the serenity and country feel. The cabin felt homely and welcoming and the beds were super comfortable for a good night's rest.
Great country get away
Our kids loved this property, a lovely cottage not far from Bathurst & Orange. It has a fire & heating as well as full kitchen & bbq. We enjoyed some late afternoon walks around the property & fed the horses. The family’s dog was a hit - the kids wanted to take him home! Great few days in the area.
O'Connell is a beautiful small historic village close to Bathurst
The world famous Mayfield Gardens are 15 away
In Bathurst visit Mt Panorama, the
Bathurst Regional Gallery, Fossil Museum, Wonderful restaurants, local wineries and the fascinating local villages of Rockley, Tarana, Sofala, Hill End, Millthorpe and Orange is only an hour away.
The Jenolan Caves and Blue Moutains are an hour away