Trelawney Farm, Mudgee, NSW. More: trelawneyfarm.com; kathycollins.com.au.
From $250 a night (midweek only); whole house is $2800 for a weekend (up to 10 guests).
Three-and-a-half hours by road from Sydney.
Perfect for extended families or groups of friends.
Take your pick from the well-stocked bookshelves.
Feed the ducks by the Cudgegong River in Lawson Park; en route to Mudgee stop in Rylstone at Cafe 29 Nine 99, a foodie favourite.
Barn End’s bath tub is lovely but tiny (more incentive to hire the whole house).
Stunning home; serene location not too far from town; snug bedding