Testimonials

From booking through to check out we had the best experience with Julia, she was helpful, easy to communicate with and kindly left us a welcome hamper for our stay. The property is stunning, we loved sitting out on the verandah for a cup of tea or drink in the afternoon. The house is well equipped including shampoo and conditioner and a hair dryer! We loved our stay and will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

Zara M

January 2022

We stayed 3 nights (we were in the region for a wedding) and it was wonderful. The extensive property with lovely trees, native plants and billabong was motivation to get up early while the weather was cool to enjoy. The house itself is so beautifully restored with gorgeous interior designs and lots of amenities for those who enjoy cooking. A basket of food was also provided, including honey made by the property’s bees. The air conditioning served us well when it was particularly hot. Many thanks to Julia and Poppy who welcomed us and helped us have such an enjoyable stay. A very special experience – we would love to stay again in the future.

Alex B

December 2021

Another fabulous stay at Old Duninald. The house was so welcoming, it felt like coming home. Julia is accessible for anything you need and a total pro. We returned this time with my Mum and and she really was in heaven. Something for everyone at this special property with such great day trips on offer. Thank you for having us once again Julia and team, we look forward to returning. Lisa and family xx

Lisa and family

December 2021

What a beautiful place to stay. It was the perfect spot for my daughter and her bridesmaids to get ready for her wedding. The house is lovely, it was a very cold weekend and we were cozy and warm inside. The view from the verandah was lovely and the walks through the gardens were lovely.

Karen and family

May 2021

Absolutely stunning accommodation!
The property is beautiful and the hosts have set up the experience to be flawless. The welcome basket and breakfast was very much appreciated.

Thank you so much Julia & Chris

Samantha

June 2021

Old Duninald is such a beautiful cottage my family really enjoyed their stay here during our wedding weekend.

Alisha

June 2021

Thank you so much Julia! This beautiful place could not have been more perfect for my wedding. My bridesmaids & I used this as our place to get ready for the big day.

We have created the best memories and I will never forget this magical place.

Kellie & Kurt

October 2019

What an amazing escape for 5 mums without their kids. Thank you so much Julia for taking care of everything. We feel so relaxed surrounded by this nature and this cosy property.

We hope to come back to this beautiful property.
Warm regards

Jordana & friends

October 2019

What an amazing escape for 5 mums without their kids. Thank you so much Julia for taking care of everything. We feel so relaxed surrounded by this nature and this cosy property.

We hope to come back to this beautiful property.
Warm regards

Jordana & friends

October 2019

What a beautiful valley … a beautiful home … a beautiful host experience and just the most lovely & relaxing time.

Chris & Julia, this home is wonderful – thank you for sharing it & for making us feel so welcome (a part of the family in fact).

There’s nothing quite like an escape to the country. Xx

Jacqui & Lars

June 2019

We have enjoyed a relaxing weekend with our daughters, their husbands and our grandchild. Everyone enjoyed the peaceful setting, the beautiful home and the extra touches that Julia provided. The firepit was put to good use and was big enough for the camp oven from which we had a lovely lamb roast.

Thoroughly recommend the stay.

Cam & Helen

May 2019

What an amazing place for us to stay and prepare for our daughters wedding. The atmosphere & ambience made great photo’s. The house was just a wonderful place to be to relax the day after.

Everything was wonderful and added to our experience.

Terry, Gary & Joan Armstrong

May 2019

Old Duninald was an amazing place was an amazing place to stay. Words can not describe the serenity & beauty of the land. Julia made sure our stay was comfortable, fun and went above & beyond to provide us with what we needed.

We can’t thank Julia enough & hope to be back, soon.

Karlene & Friends

Easter 2019

Thank you for an amazing stay.

We celebrated our wedding preparation and wedding night at beautiful Old Duninald. Wouldn’t change a thing.

Thank you, thank you & thank you.

Jack & Christine Tomkins

February 2019

What a terrific place for a family reunion! Julia & chris have dome a wonderful, tasteful reno on the old cottage, making it extremely comfortable, while spoiling us with a lovely ” welcome pack” All set in a perfect garden that is obviously a labour of love.

We’ll be back! Thanks for everything.

Mark & Margie, Sydney, Amanda - Auckland, Chris, Ally & Sophie - Tauranga

October 2019

Our weekend stay here at Old Duninald has been wonderful. The perfect setting for a catch up with old school friends whilst taking in the history & beauty of this most unique rural setting. It certainly felt like a home away from home… we enjoyed everything the place had to offer. Thank you so much for having us Chris & Julia.

Kristy & friends

Sydney, NSW, 30th November – 2nd December 2018

Ideal pre wedding venue. Enjoyed the rural setting on the farm in this beautifully restored historic cottage. Hope to come back.

Williamson family

Castle Hill, NSW, 20th – 22nd October 2018

Lovely historic cottage in a bucolic setting. Thanks.

Sue & Harry

10th – 13 October

Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful property for the wedding of our son at Tocal homestead. It was a perfect place for the wedding party to prepare on the day and the backdrop was perfect for photo’s.

Just perfect.

Kerrie & Les Madden

Redhead, 29th September – 1st October

Thank you so much Julia who took amazing care of us during our stay. We are so glad we found this beautiful place created in the midst of nature. It was a great escape out of our city lifestyle.

Thank you & we hope to come back to this amazing place in the near future.

Nell’s family

Korea, 4 – 7 July 2018

Thank you for giving new life to this beautiful house. We have had such a lovely relaxed time in spite of the rain.

Thank you for the special touches that made this place so special. We loved showing Ben the oranges on the tree – he enjoyed one! We laughed when we met a neighbour from Turramurra at the summer house ( staying with Chris & Julia) We will be back.

Phillipa & friends

Sydney, NSW, 9 - 11 June 2018

Thank you for having us. Driving up the winding driveway we began to realise we were staying amongst natural beauty. Located amongst the rolling hills & mooing cows, waking up here was a pleasure. We look forward to staying here again & pestering our friends about the experience that is Old Duninald.

Tim & friends

Sydney, NSW, 18 – 20 May 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful  stay. We all wandered, ran & biked through the property – it was a fantastic place to base ourselves for our friends wedding.

We will definitely come again & recommend to family & friends.

Catherine, Dani, Ben & Sarah

Sydney, NSW, 4 – 5 May 2018

Thanks for a serene get away in your charming country escape. You have done a wonderful job & we love your Asian inspired décor touches & the views.

Thanks for your hospitality & for providing some locally sourced products.

Nancy & Alex

Gold Coast, QLD, 27 – 30 April 2018

Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of history with us! We were grateful to be able to take in the lovely view while drinking good wine, eating good food & sharing lots of laughs.

The Rigby Party

Sydney & Perth, 16th – 17th March 2018

The location is clearly second to none. The tasteful renovation of the 1800’s home and our host were what made our stay a true delight.

Whether entertaining the family on the deck or relaxing after a big weekend, this place was perfect.

Thanks for a great weekend.

The Newly Weds, Orricks

Adamstown Heights, NSW, 10th – 12th March 2018

We had an amazing stay at Old Duninald. It is such a beautiful house, made more amazing but the gorgeous surrounds & excellent host. We are looking forward to coming back & enjoying another relaxing weekend.

The Guther & Marchants

Canberra, ACT, 24 – 25 January 2018

We feel so  lucky to have found such a beautiful place to stay while in the Hunter for our dear friends wedding.  I’m sure we would have had a great weekend sharing time as friends but Old Duninald and Chris & Julia made it simply perfect.

The house is elegant & well equipped, the surrounds  so peaceful  & we thoroughly enjoyed the space whether it was evening drinks outside, coffee down at the billabong or games in the sunroom.

Julia & Chris were at hand if we needed them, but left us to enjoy the space undisturbed. As mentioned we felt so lucky to have stayed here & would highly recommend.

The Vine Crew

Sydney, NSW, 5th – 7th January 2018

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Old Duninald

1525 Paterson Rd, Paterson NSW 2421