HOME AND AWAY
MUDGEE, in the NSWcentral west, is a food lover’s paradise, with vineyards and providores at every turn. But finding decent accommodation in this gourmet escape three hours from Sydney can be a chore. The chic new Trelawney Farm provides a tranquil getaway amid 10ha of countryside 4km from the heart of town and is ideal for extended families or groups of friends. Accommodation is in two properties and caters for up to 12 people. The Coach House, an original colonial dwelling built in 1890, will induce decorator’s envy with its eclectic furnishings. There are three bedrooms (one with antique iron double bed, a second with twin beds, the third a cute-as-a-button kids’ retreat), plus a separate library with floor-to-ceiling shelves housing a collection of mid-20th-century cloth-bound books. Barn End Cottage offers two spacious bedrooms, large living space with separate dining area, clawfoot bath and open fire, in a beautifully refurbished farmhouse. Both have excellent kitchens, perfect for putting some of that great Mudgee produce to good use. From $2740 for two nights, based on 10 adults staying (minimum two nights). Two trundle beds are available for an extra $100 a night. More: trelawneyfarm.com.