A luxurious B&B set on an acre of beautiful established gardens.
As we arrive at the front door of Birches B&B we wander past two shiny new vintage-inspired bikes with cute wicker baskets that immediately conjure images of cycling Mudgee’s meandering country roads between wineries on a warm summer day, baskets loaded with local spoils.
It’s a cute touch, and very telling of the warmth and hospitality we’d find inside.
We’re met by our welcoming hosts, David and Pam, who from the outset are nothing short of delightful. They lead us into the bed and breakfast’s common area, a sun-drenched sunken lounge with an open fireplace and enormous windows overlooking the azure pool and verdant established gardens beyond.
Having recently made their tree change to beautiful Mudgee, the pair explains sweetly how they found each other later in life after the loss of their respective previous partners and were so enamoured with one another they hated parting ways each day to spend long hours at work.
With a vision to work together, they purchased a sprawling home on a large block in a charming pocket of Mudgee and set about converting the house into a three-room bed and breakfast. And it’s clear they’ve poured as much love and attention into the project as they have one another.
Simply put, Birches is beautiful.
Each room is uniquely styled with wooden floorboards, modern furniture and plantation shutters framing beautiful garden views through ample windows.
The rooms are huge – indeed probably this could be a four-room bed and breakfast but David and Pam’s focus was firmly on maximising the comfort of their guests. Each room has a large, resort-style ensuite bathroom, two with bathtubs and the other with an enormous double-headed shower.
Romance is evidently important at Birches.
To that effect, this is a couples or singles only establishment that cannot cater for children. David and Pam explain this is to maintain the serenity and understated luxury of the place, half of which is of course their home.
It’s hard to argue with that once you’ve settled into a quiet corner of the garden with a good book, undisturbed for several hours.
Birches would be fabulous for small groups, however, accommodating up to six across its three rooms.
Outside, guests are free to wander amongst the beautiful established garden and its big, leafy mature trees (including birches, of course). The house is set on an acre of landscaped gardens and the pool area overlooks a sprawling, immaculately maintained lawn.
This is a lovely, leafy part of Mudgee just to the north of town. It’s an easy walk or cycle to Mudgee’s cafes, restaurants and wine bars, or the wineries and cellar doors slightly further afield.
Your bicycles await.