Testimonials from 2023

A beautiful country home! Tranquil!


October 2023

We stayed at Duninald house for my daughter’s wedding and used it as the place for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready.

Absolutely stunning location and views. Beautifully appointed house tastefully decorated and provided everything we needed. Gorgeous verandah to sit and watch the cows. Could not have been happier with our stay. Thank you.


September 2023

Julia’s place was the absolutely perfect place to stay for our wedding weekend. We got married at Tocal Homestead, which is 5 minutes away.

From the moment we walked in, we felt at home. The home is so inviting. I stayed with 4 bridesmaids and it was the perfect setting to get ready together. Great lighting and roomy for the hair and makeup artist. We wished we could have stayed forever.

I will never forget the cups of tea sitting on the deck watching the cows go by. Thank you Julia


August 2023

Wonderful weekend. Everything was perfect.

June 2023

Wonderfully restored old house.

Situated on a working property Old Duninald is well appointed and very comfortable with a sunny verandah. The host welcoming and respectful of our privacy.


May 2023

Old Duninald House is absolutely gorgeous. I stayed here with my bridesmaids and mother before my wedding at Tocal Homestead. The place is so peaceful, making for a relaxed vibe and the perfect location to get ready.

We got some beautiful photos! Julia was an amazing host, had great communication, was super friendly and showed me around the beautiful property. Thank you Julia!


April 2023

What a paradise! Gorgeous home located in your own private botanic garden with abundant bird life. Multiple spaces indoors and outdoors to relax and absorb the tranquil atmosphere. Comfortable beds with luxury linen.

Thoughtful basket of goodies provided for breakfast and snacking. Fully stocked kitchen and bathroom.


January 2023

Old Duninald has the most amazing grounds to walk around and take in nature. It’s not a place to just sleep in. It’s a place that you want to just stay and relax in for the whole time you’re visiting the area. Real country living.

Julia and her family are lovely. So hospitable. The house had all the essential amenities and an additional breakfast basket with beautiful local produce (lovely honey from the old duninald grounds).

I would recommend this accommodation over and over again. It’s very much a labour of love. Thank you, Julia.


October 2023

I stayed at the beautiful Duninald house with my bridesmaids and mum the night before and morning of my wedding at Tocal Homestead.

The amazing hospitality and picturesque accomodation truly set the scene for a stress free and beautiful wedding experience. We can’t wait to return for weekends with the family or around our anniversary for little country escapes. The lighting and space was perfect for my hair and makeup artists when getting ready and the wrap around deck made for perfect photos.

Would highly recommend to any bride to be getting married in the area.


September 2023

The property is exactly as described!! We stayed with our elderly parents and an interstate family member. On our first night we had extended family over for a casual dinner. There was plenty of room, seating and amenities in the kitchen. We had an absolute ball.

The house is surrounded by spectacular gardens worth a walk around!! The beds and bathrooms are very comfortable, everything you need onsite, just bring you and your food/beverages. Our second night was at a wedding at Tocal, just a hop skip and jump from this gorgeous property.

We loved every second and hope to return! Huge thanks Julia!


May 2023

We loved our stay at Old Duninald for the weekend of our wedding. The house was spacious and well equipped and very clean. The gardens were stunning and we found a lot of beautiful spots for photos pre-wedding.

Definitely recommend staying at Old Duninald.


April 2023

Very Highly Recommended! The absolute best Air BnB experience we’ve ever had. Beautiful heritage house and surroundings! Perfect welcoming hosts.

Well done, we absolutely loved our stay.


March 2023

What a beautiful home. It was the perfect setting for our family wedding preparations. We all enjoyed sitting out on the back veranda and watching the kids run after the chickens. Adventures down to discover the possum living in the hut be the billabong was also a highlight. We appreciate all the thoughtful nibbles and for the flexibility – wonderful hosts!!


New Years Eve 2023

Old Duninald was the perfect space for our bridal party to get ready for our wedding, which was also in close range.

Julia was very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed to feel at home. 🙂


October 2023

Great property in perfect location for wedding at Tocal Homestead. Old Duninald is a beautiful old homestead, tastefully renovated and decorated with all the comforts of home.

Communication with Julia was easy and obliging with a lovely unexpected welcome pack upon arrival very appreciated. Perfect, highly recommended.


September 2023

It was a great stay. Make sure if you are going to a wedding or event that you need transport to, you organise it prior to the trip as no Ubers or taxis would come out that far.

August 2023

Most amazing place to stay for our wedding weekend. Both a private peaceful sanctuary but also great space to host family for brunch. Truly special building to in local history.


July 2023

Beautifully restored old homestead on a beautiful property. Location was perfect for our needs.

Julia was lovely to deal with. Only lacking small house keeping detail of cobwebs/spiders and dishwasher un-emptied. Overall a great stay.


April 2023

Old Duninald House is stunning. I stayed here with my bridesmaids before my wedding at Tocal Homestead and it was absolutely ideal.

A gorgeous house, comfy beds and a perfect location for getting ready. Beautiful photos were taken!

Julia was also such a great host. Just the right amount of communication and always prompt. Thank you Julia!


April 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Old Duninald. The house is beautiful & very comfortable, with lots of room for the family to relax.

The grounds are amazing and we really enjoyed our time exploring and also meeting the resident possums. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely return.


February 2023

Lovely Place


January 2023

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Old Duninald

1525 Paterson Rd, Paterson NSW 2421