Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans is a secluded retreat on a rural property of over 40 hectares on the edge of the Watagan Mountains, 1.5 hours north from Sydney & 15 minutes from Cessnock allowing you to get away from technology & unwind, listen to the wind in the trees, and observe the local bird and wildlife.

The only tweeting you will hear will be from the local birds, including lyrebirds, king parrots, black cockatoos and many other species. We have two large wedgetail eagle nests up the mountain and you can often see them soaring in the updrafts they are a sight to behold! Watch out as the wombat (wallabies and kangaroos) come down to graze in the surrounding paddocks most days. At night, wombats come out to feed and the local possum population occasionally hold a noisy gathering in the bush!

Amenities include air-conditioning, a compact kitchen and living area with comfortable couches and antique furniture. A potbelly woodburning stove adds to the ambiance in the cooler months. The living room also offers a large screen TV and DVD player, radio and CD player. The bedroom has comfortable bedding and luxury linen, including electric blankets. The bathroom has shower, all linen, and heated towel rail.

Lyrebird Studio is not a "Pet Friendly" property.

Due to our location mobile phone reception is patchy. If you live for texting, phone calls & internet, this is not the place for you! Lyrebird Studio is meant to be a break from communication, spend some peaceful time together, and generally switch off!

Lyrebird Studio is self catering with a convection microwave & outdoor BBQ

Features

  • Central to Vineyards
  • Great weekend away
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wine Tasting

Activities

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • 4 Wheel Driving
  • Bush Walking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Concerts

Market

  • Attending a wedding
  • Golfing Groups
  • Attending a concert
  • Wine Tasting
  • Romantic Weekend Away
  • Girls weekend away
  • Escape to the Country

Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning Living Area
  • Cooking Facilities - Limited
  • CD Player/Stereo
  • DVD player
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Linen Supplied
  • Microwave
  • Fireplace Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Non-Smoking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Plunger
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Ground Floor/Single Level
2017 Tariffs Change year: 2018
Christmas Holidays Peak 01/01/2017 - 06/01/2017
22/12/2017 - 31/12/2017
  • 2 nights from $400
  • 5 nights from $1,000
  • 7 nights from $1,400
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Normal 08/02/2017 - 14/02/2017
15/02/2017 - 16/02/2017
20/02/2017 - 16/03/2017
20/03/2017 - 23/03/2017
27/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
30/03/2017 - 12/04/2017
18/04/2017 - 25/04/2017
26/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
30/06/2017 - 16/07/2017
03/10/2017 - 19/10/2017
23/10/2017 - 02/11/2017
06/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
04/12/2017 - 10/12/2017
11/12/2017 - 21/12/2017
  • 2 nights from $400
  • 5 nights from $766
  • 7 nights from $1,032
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Premium Concert Weekend 17/02/2017 - 19/02/2017
20/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017
  • 2 nights from $600
  • 5 nights from $1,200
  • 7 nights from $1,548
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Regular Concert Weekend 17/03/2017 - 19/03/2017
24/03/2017 - 26/03/2017
19/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
03/11/2017 - 05/11/2017
  • 2 nights from $500
  • 5 nights from $1,000
  • 7 nights from $1,290
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Long Weekend 13/04/2017 - 17/04/2017
09/06/2017 - 12/06/2017
29/09/2017 - 02/10/2017
  • 2 nights from $500
  • 5 nights from $800
  • 7 nights from $1,032
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Winter 01/05/2017 - 18/05/2017
22/05/2017 - 08/06/2017
13/06/2017 - 29/06/2017
17/07/2017 - 28/09/2017
  • 2 nights from $320
  • 5 nights from $640
  • 7 nights from $826
  • Minimum Nights Stay: 2
  • Possible Arrival Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Possible Departure Days:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Would you stay in this property again: 93%
Cleanliness on arrival: 9.7/10
Did the property meet expectations: 9.3/10
Rate the property value for money: 9.1/10
How did you rate the Booking Process: 8.8/10
Weekenda Consultants Knowledge of this Property: 8.6/10
Recommend Weekenda: 0%

GUEST COMMENTS

Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Paul Ware (B) on
We would love to return for another 3 days!!!

We would love to return for another 3 days!!! Thank You Peter for taking the time to let us know when there was wildlife around the cottage.Stayed 31/10/2016 to 03/11/2016

Average Rating: 4.2

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by William Butler (B) Paying by DD 19/9 on
lovely setup, very quiet and a great getaway

lovely setup, very quiet and a great getaway.Stayed 01/10/2016 to 05/10/2016

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Stavroula Troubetas (B) on
we had an amazing stay

we had an amazing stay, Peter and Di were fantastic hosts and we loved the Lyrebird Studio!Stayed 24/09/2016 to 28/09/2016

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Anthony Browell on
A carefully and warmly set up little cottage

A carefully and warmly set up little cottage, with everything you need, and a pair of very generous hosts in Peter & DiStayed 09/07/2016 to 11/07/2016

Average Rating: 4.3

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Renae Titchmarsh (B) on
Thank you for the wonderful time

Thank you for the wonderful time, we wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you for making us feel at home and for providing everything we could've needed!Stayed 01/07/2016 to 03/07/2016

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Debra Sedevic (S) on
very cozy and comfortable

very cozy and comfortable everything you needed. Di was very helpful and informative about the local area.Stayed 03/06/2016 to 05/06/2016

Average Rating: 4.7

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Caitlin Burgess (A) on
We had a great time!

We had a great time!

 

 

Stayed 30/10/2015 to 01/11/2015

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Steven Atkinson on
enjoyed our stay

enjoyed our stayStayed 26/10/2015 to 29/10/2015

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Stephanie Dalton (S) on
We loved staying at Lyrebird studio!

We loved staying at Lyrebird studio! Pete and Di were so welcoming and friendly. The studio is the perfect place to relax, warm up during the chilly winter months, and explore the surrounding countryside and wineries.
I must have missed the information on the deals! Next time.

 

Stayed 10/07/2015 to 12/07/2015

Average Rating: 4.5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Michael Finch on
Thank-you for a lovely, comfortable, friendly, and enjoyable stay at Lyrebird Studio.

Thank-you for a lovely, comfortable, friendly, and enjoyable stay at Lyrebird Studio. We are pleased to have stayed at your property and we would recommend it to others.

 

Stayed 07/04/2015 to 09/04/2015

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Michael Peet (S) on
Peaceful, quiet and thoroughly comfortable

Peaceful, quiet and thoroughly comfortable

 

 

Stayed 13/06/2015 to 16/06/2015

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Leanne Fuller on
Peaceful and serene treasure in the bush.

Peaceful and serene treasure in the bush.Stayed 28/05/2015 to 30/05/2015

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Melissa Messenger on
Very peaceful and lovely friendly owners

Very peaceful and lovely friendly ownersStayed 10/04/2015 to 12/04/2015

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Lea Slade on
Peaceful & relaxing... great hosts

Peaceful & relaxing... great hostsStayed 14/11/2014 to 16/11/2014

Average Rating: 3.7

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Fiona Hoare on
The accommodation was more lovely than we expected

The accommodation was more lovely than we expected, the hostess equally wonderful; friendly and very accommodating. Beautiful artwork for sale as a bonus to enjoy.Stayed 10/10/2014 to 12/10/2014

Average Rating: 4.7

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Deborah Sadler on
What a beautiful place to stay!

What a beautiful place to stay! It exceeded all my expectations and I would come back again any day.Stayed 23/09/2014 to 25/09/2014

Average Rating: 4.5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Wendy Irik on
I highly recommend this property.

I highly recommend this property.We had everything we needed with assistance to hand if required.Will definitely come back!
it was brilliant. Stayed 21/09/2014 to 23/09/2014

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Kirsty Basman on
Relaxing stay, great hosts and perfect for the pooch

Relaxing stay, great hosts and perfect for the poochStayed 20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014

Average Rating: 4.5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Vanessa Mee on
Amazing place loved how dog friendly it is.

Amazing place loved how dog friendly it is.Stayed 08/08/2014 to 10/08/2014

Average Rating: 4

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Kim Clasby on
Perfect getaway!!

The Lyrebird Studio was perfect for a relaxing escape from civilisation. It is well equipped, absolutely gorgeous with a Potbelly fire. Di and Peters artworks which are hanging in the studio are beautiful. I saw endless Wildlife which is what I went for, and fantastic to be able to take my Dogs. Perfect Getaway!!Stayed 21/07/2014 to 24/07/2014

Average Rating: 4.2

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Ron McCulloch on
Wish we could've stayed longer!

Ideal little cottage in the bush, wish we could've stayed longer!Stayed 11/07/2014 to 12/07/2014

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Donna Dillon on
Such a fantastic cottage!

Such a fantastic cottage! Fabulous settings & Peter & Gil were wonderful hosts!Stayed 04/07/2014 to 06/07/2014

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Shane Roddom on
Has everything that you would need

Has everything that you would need, very we'll thought out, will be telling people about this place. Well done Weekenda!Stayed 23/05/2014 to 25/05/2014

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Andrew Town on
A lovely, tranquil get away from the city. Wonderful hosts, we'll be back.

A lovely, tranquil get away from the city. Wonderful hosts, we'll be back.
Stayed 10/01/2014 to 11/01/2014

Average Rating: 3.5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Kate Drury on
Exceeded expectations!

Exceeded expectations!Stayed 02/01/2014 to 05/01/2014

Average Rating: 5

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Casey-Ann Wainer on
More than expected

More than expected, the space and the hosts were nurturing and tranquil.Stayed 30/09/2013 to 01/10/2013

Average Rating: 4.8

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Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans Reviewed by Eduardo Carbonell (S) on
Utopical stay, worth doing it again and again!

Utopical stay, worth doing it again and again! Just needed more days to stay for longer. Stayed 12/07/2013 to 14/07/2013

Average Rating: 5

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