My boyfriend and I have just returned to civilisation after an unforgettable weekend at Mystwood. We stayed for 3 nights in the couples accommodation Thursday-Sunday, with our 21st & 25th birthdays on the Saturday.
This mini getaway was the perfect escape - from the booking process right through to our departure, Col was the perfect host. I actually realised the day before leaving that I'd made a terrible mistake and booked the wrong dates (!!!), and Col went out of his way to rearrange the bookings and accommodate us last-minute so as not to ruin our stay, which was so very much appreciated.
We arrived after a gorgeous drive surrounded by greenery to a clean, beautiful little cottage with everything we could possibly need. The bed was divine - huge & comfortable - and we immediately donned the fluffy, white bathrobes provided that we barely took off for our whole stay. The kitchen was well-equipped with thoughtful supplies (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, porridge, milk, butter, 12 eggs, bacon, apricot jam, coffee, teas, delicious freshly-baked sourdough bread), there was plentiful kindling, logs, newspaper & fire-starters for the fireplace, which we tended to with care. A comfortable couch, sound system (which we made good use of!) and nicely sized TV - for which we helped ourselves to Col's extensive DVD collection.
The jacuzzi was a definite winner - very easy to use and just sublime to slip into every night, sipping on champagne and eating strawberries whilst looking up at a blanket of stars and feeling like the only people in the world. The property itself is lovely - so green and lush, with the sweetest birdcalls greeting you in the morning, cheering up your day and keeping you company softly during the night. We went for multiple walks enjoying the land, often tailed by the adorable Stella (the resident dog, a loveable 'Groodle') and said hi to some horses in the paddock.
On our birthday, Col was also kind enough to arrange a BBQ dinner for us both and set everything up at a lovely picnic area by the dam - Stella joined us on the walk and the three of us dined at sunset, listening to the birds.
All in all our trip definitely came to an end too quickly and we cannot recommend the place enough. It was the perfect escape... a place of tranquility and peace, fresh air and relaxation.. We will miss Mystwood!!
Love Leïla and Daniel
- Also Known As:
- Mystwood Wollombi, Greater Newcastle