A Mudgee country retreat where relaxation, history and a touch of adventure meet.
Address: 499 Lue Road, Mudgee NSW 2850
Phone: 0458 947 656

Tom’s Cottage

Nestled in the extensive gardens of the historic and heritage listed Wilgowrah homestead, Tom’s Cottage is an inviting and whimsical private retreat for two.

Designed with a north-facing sun-soaked deck that’s perfect for curling up with a book or grazing on wine and cheese, you can spend your days taking in the expansive views, exploring the rolling hills of the property or getting out and about in the region.

  • Private garden cottage – just for two
  • Fully equipped kitchen & breakfast bar
  • King size bed
  • Modern ensuite
  • Gas heater & reverse cycle A/C
  • Smart TV & Wi-Fi
  • Large sundeck
  • Fire pit & gas BBQ
  • Milk, coffee and a selection of teas provided

A note from Rick & Steph: “Our very friendly Jack Russel, Birch, may pop over to say hello!

About the building

Tom’s Cottage was first built as a bachelor’s home for Thomas Mills, one of the original owners of Wilgowrah.

Today, it’s been fully renovated and offers guests modern amenities yet retains elements of the bygone era such as the original wood-burning kitchen stove. Featuring a large north-facing deck with country views to Mount Buckaroo, you can lounge in the sun by day and star gaze at night by the fire pit.

‘Tom’s Cottage would be one of the best Airbnb experiences we have had. Rick and Steph were superb hosts and the cottage itself was charming, but with all the modern conveniences, sparkling clean and with a beautiful outlook across the countryside. The extra touches, including the buggy ride to the top of the hill at sunset, made our stay both special and memorable. Can’t recommend this place highly enough and we will certainly be back.’


‘This a fantastic spot just on the outskirts of Mudgee. You feel like it is a true country escape with all the convenience of being minutes from everything. Rick and Steph are really hospitable and they go above and beyond. Also, if you like cycling, there are amazing car-free back road gravel routes just a few Kms from your door. The property is spotless and it is very well designed and landscaped. We watched the sunset, listened to the bees around the cherry blossom, lit a fire and woke up to an amazing view. We loved it!’


‘Beautiful place – stunning views of the fields and stars at night. Loved lounging on the deck reading our books & taking the buggy to sunset hill. Lots of thoughtful touches- the biscotti, milk and eggs were much appreciated! P.s love to Birch the dog.’


‘Tom’s Cottage is one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed at. The cottage is generously sized, with modern features and amenities and amazing views. The location is great, with a short drive to the town centre and wineries. Rick and Steph were wonderful hosts, and the sunset tour in the buggy was a great experience! Would definitely recommend, and can’t wait to be back!


‘Staying at Tom’s Cottage was a dream. It was our wedding anniversary and Rick and Steph made our stay so memorable. The accommodation is amazing and we can’t wait to stay again. The farm is beautiful and the hill sunset tour by Rick and Steph was incredibly special. A truly fantastic destination.’