• “Great House! Great Wine! Great Time!”


  • “Love the peace and ambience of this hideaway.”

    Alex & Tim

  • “The hills are rolling away from this sun drenched balcony.”

     Kirkland & Lancar Families

  • “Great rural location with plenty of space and no one else around!”


  • “Cosy, tranquil, ideal country getaway. Beautiful Verdelho too!”


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The Guest Book

” Had an awesome time, came here nine years ago. It’s like stepping back in time. Love, Love, Love the peace and ambience of this hideaway. And to top it off Bruce Springsteen was amazing and the balloon ride’s been ticked off the bucket list. Thanks Victoria”

Alex & Tim


“Great House! Great Wine! Great Time!”



” Thank you for the use of your lovely house. I had stayed here about 15 years ago and remembered it fondly. It was the perfect spot to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. The kids loved the grounds and the adults sat back and ate and drank. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves too much. Thank you!”

Casey Hart


” Thank you Victoria for sharing your tranquil piece of paradise with us, on my birthday. Love the spa! The weather is perfect”.

Julia & Ian


“We had a lovely stay, the house is cosy and comfortable. Thank you”.

Mr. & Mrs. Zamorano


“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elysium, it was a treat having the swimming pool and the spa. Enjoyed the views from the verandah and the stroll through the vineyard. Thank you Victoria”.

Sharie, Chris & Joshua


“We were meant to head back to reality this morning, but arranged to stay another couple of days. Our wee scabby dog “Molly” came here as fat as a fool, and will be leaving looking slim, trim and terrific. Due to her numerous daily aqua aerobic sessions in the pool”.

The Irwins


“Thanks heaps for our wonderful stay here at this peaceful cottage. The pool and spa would have to be the highlight of our holiday”.



“Thank you for allowing us to stay here for a couple of days. The spa was very warm and the pool was good on the warm and hot days. It was awesome”.



” Thanks again to you Victoria, for the welcome and wine tasting. Beautiful country side in the valley and the sounds of the birds and other wildlife. All our best wishes from Jack & Anne Phillips”.

Jack & Anne Phillips

“Thank you for such beautiful serenity, we have never felt more relaxed and at home as we did here! Thanks again and hopefully on our next visit to NSW we will have the pleasure of staying in this wonderful cottage”.

Crystal & Amy

” We would like to thank you for great hospitality shown. We felt very welcome and will return with family”.

Rebecca & Keith


“A thank you for stretching vines, touching each others finger tips, for people pouring wine after wine, meant for sampling sips. A little bit of land where a cottage sits surrounded by trees, enough beds, chairs and couches for 11 of our family. This blessed fire defending us from the cold outside. Kangaroos, cockatoos and enough time for peace of mind.

A warm host, who eased us back in. Back in to the sweet smelling Australiana that in our hearts always wins. Trees and wind shushing then waving goodbye. My mother just reached 60, and is the reason for this trip. Listened and looked high and low and noticed life’s little tiny bits. The hills are rolling away from this sun drenched balcony. Soon we will be taking photos, taking memories”.

The Devine, Kirkland & Lancar Families


” A very homely, historic and comfortable house which was ideal for the occasion of our hens weekend and also Julie’s birthday. Loved the pool in the 30C+ heat especially after the bike riding wine tour; a lovely, leisurely Sunday”.

Julie and Sally


“Cosy, tranquil, ideal country getaway. Beautiful Verdelho too. Thank you for your generous hospitality Victoria! We’ve loved our Hunter Escape!”

Lachlan and 7 friends for interstate reunion


“Our stay at Elysium was very lovely and Victoria was so approachable! Perfect Hunter Valley weather and picturesque backyard with a group of kangaroos spotted a few times during the day! Cosy, homey and warm, it was the perfect getaway weekend with my closest and dearest, and we will not hesitate to recommend this self-sufficient cottage to others to enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stayed one night 13/6/15 to 14/6/15.”



“Hi Victoria, we had an absolutely lovely time at Elysium and thanks again for all of your help and recommendations in the lead up to our stay. We would love to reorder some wine from you in the future! We all loved the Elysium Verdelho”.

Jess and family, September 2015


“Victoria was a great host and provided us with a lot of information about the local area and things to do. She also provided us wine from the Vineyard and allowed a later checkout which was great! We travelled down from Manly for a work retreat and the house was perfect for what we needed. The log fire and heaters were great in the evenings as it started to cool down. We enjoyed several meals on the Veranda and found everything we needed in the kitchen to cook for a group of 14. The heated spa was perfect to enjoy a glass of wine whilst looking out over the vineyards. Great rural location with plenty of space and no one else around! We would definitely come back :)”.

Samantha and 13 Colleagues’ work retreat at Elysium, July 2016