Contemporary, country-style luxury awaits at Evanslea, where five-star self-contained accommodation overlooks enchanting gardens with river frontage.
Mudgee’s verdant green rolling hills, glassy Cudgegong River and remnants of 19th-century history are just a handful of reasons why travellers flock to the Mudgee region and the surrounds. And Evanslea Luxury Boutique Accommodation, perched just 300 metres from the river, draws on all three.
This pet-friendly five-star property is a peaceful paradise, tucked away just a couple of blocks from Mudgee’s town centre. Within a short walk to town, you’ll reach the beating heart of the town where quaint cafes, celebrated restaurants and independently-run boutique shops await. Though, with the peacefulness and privacy felt at Evanslea, you’d never guess it.
The main building known as Evanslea House, dates back to the 1860s and is steeped in history. While the old-world charm is still palpable – noticeably the traditional-style pillars that beautifully frame the front door – the property’s modern interiors make for a refreshing blend of old and new.
The house sleeps eight, with four bedrooms and plenty of common spaces to relax as a group. Fringing the building is a large outdoor patio that adjoins Evanslea’s big blue swimming pool; a favourite spot to cool off and unwind in the summer months. A big kitchen overlooks the pristine gardens on the ground floor, giving groups the option to enjoy a night in.
Facilities are above and beyond an ordinary self-contained property. On top of the typical five-star amenities (think a queen bed topped with crisp linen, blissful air conditioning and irresistibly fluffy white towels), guests can enjoy the comforts of a wood fire (in winter), onsite parking and a BBQ.
For those looking for another pet-friendly group option, Evanslea’s sister property, Flora Cottage, sits off-site along Market Street in the centre of Mudgee. This circa 1950s contemporary cottage comes with street parking for two cars and is fitted with three spacious bedrooms and a picturesque, private outdoor space.
Peppered across the beautifully manicured 4.5-acre property lies four one-bedroom cottages, aptly named after their unique characteristics. At Willow Cottage, the outdoor decking, decorative pond and enchanting, age-old willow tree creates a scene of tranquillity, perfect for evening tipples on the generously sized outdoor decking. Orchard Cottage, as the name suggests, is swathed in trees bursting with blooms during the warmer months of the year. For a room with a view, the property’s Loft Cottage is prime for capturing the region’s spectacular sunsets. And for creature comforts and cosiness, the Gardener’s Cottage feels like a home away from home.
Each self-contained cottage exudes contemporary country style with no lack of attention to detail; the elegant decor with modern touches creates a beautiful finish. Cottage facilities are similar to those of Evanslea House. Guests can expect a well-equipped kitchenette and a BBQ for those cosy evenings with a bottle of Mudgee wine. As well as having access to the main swimming pool, each cottage is fitted with a romantic spa bath.
It won’t take you long to see why a vast number of Evanlsea guests return time and time again. Looking around, you might feel amazed at the property's serenity – the immaculate, green gardens washing away that stress you were holding onto in your shoulders, or that to-do list that’s been brimming in the back of your mind.
On first look, there’s no doubt Evanslea is a five-star accommodation. But it’s the outstanding service and eye for detail that transforms this picturesque property from just a beautiful stay to somewhere you’ll fondly remember – and most likely return to.
To make your trip extra special, you can book your stay as part of a package to include luxury additions, including a freshly prepared cheese platter and a bottle of local wine to wash it down with. Certain packages also include a breakfast hamper stocked with local produce, ready for breakfast beneath the bird songs in the morning.
Of course, you can’t go to the Mudgee region without stopping by one (or several) wineries. To take the pressure off your planning, Evanslea can help with booking wine tours, lunches, dinners and organising other treats like a relaxing in-room massage. Sample the region’s award-winning bottles, take in mesmerising views of the surrounding hills and reset your senses throughout your stay.
Owners, Stacey and Phil Stoddart have lived in Mudgee for over 20 years and bought the property almost seven years ago. Stacey said, “Evanslea is one of those properties that you fall in love with straight away. So when we first looked at it, we knew we would love to be a part of its history”. It seems the timeless beauty of Evanslea has captured everyone’s hearts.
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