Guest Book

Kell - from our Guest Book

"Thank you so much making this such a wonderful and peaceful place to be . So much consideration in the smallest of details to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy. So lovely and inspiring."

Rachael - from our Guest Book

"Thank you for the inspiring beauty and heart of this lovely place you have created."

Kris & Evan - from our Guest Book

"Thank you so much we had a fantastic mini honey moon. So quiet, so peaceful, could not have asked for more. You are both so lucky to be able to live here. See you next year."

Dean - from our Guest Book

"I had the best day of my life. I like rainforest, it was fun"

Kathleen - from our Guest Book

"Inspiring, peaceful home, I love what you have protected here. Will return as often as I can."

Andrea & Ainslie - Our Guest Book

"What a wonderful way to spend a few days away. Beautiful spot here at Old Brush, we will be back!!!"


"Magical from the moment we arrived .. The cabin came straight out of a fairytale and had all the mod cons needed for a bush escape!"


"Spent one night in the studio hut and it was even better than we'd hoped, the pics look nice but when you get there its even better. It was cold and rained, perfect! If you want a cosy and rustic getaway then you wont do any better than this. Gail so lovely and she even had the fire lit for our arrival. Sunday morning the weather had cleared up and we went for a great bushwalk, well signposted and Gail had given us a map too. We cant wait to go back, it is indeed a beautiful sanctuary and so close to Sydney - just gorgeous. "


"Old Mother Hubbard meets Heath Robinson. This place was a fantastic find. The accommodation comprises a small hut with a wrap around porch and an almost en suite bathroom. The hut is nicely furnished and immaculately clean. Had we been more organised we should have arrived earlier to have given us time to fire up the barbecue and sip beer as we watched the night creep in across the pond. The noise of the cicadas was quite deafening when we first arrived but as they quietened down we drifted off to sleep to the magical songs from the frogs/toads. The next morning we followed the bush trail marked out by the owners - quite a hard up hill walk but totally worth it. A lyrebird dashed out of the bushes in front of us and we saw yellow robins, a fantail bird, red brow finch, kookaburra and heard bell birds. Would I go back, definitely."


"The property has a real rustic feel with all of the basics for a comfortable stay (including insect repellant). Complete privacy and freedom to explore the beautiful State forests. The wildlife is very tame including kangaroos, king parrots, Wonga pigeons, Satin Bower birds and a rare sighting of a small possum (this is all from the front verandah). The nearby attractions include Wallis Garden Nursery specialising in water plants and not far from the huge selection of Hunter Valley wineries and olive groves."


"We had the most wonderful time here! Beautiful place in the nature, fairy-tale hut with all necessary equipment, kangaroos, birds, outdoor fireplace where we cooked absolutely everything during our stay, friendly people who own the place. They can be absolutely proud of "Old Brush". We will definitely come again."

Amazing Weekend
Jen and Soren

We had an amazing weekend,love this place. See you soon.

Jen and Soren July 2016

The Wildlife Were Addictive
Catherine and Mel from our guest book

Robert and Gail,
Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful space!
The wildlife were addictive and we could have sat and watched them all day. The space was cosy and the ffireplace perfect.
We'll definitely be back!
Catherine and Mel
July 2016

The Studio Cabin
Jenna and Sam for our guest book

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved The Studio Cabin.
We will definitely be back
Aug 2016

Quirky and Cute
John and Katie from our guest book

It was so truly romantic,peaceful and gorgeous, not to mention quirky and cute.
We absolutely loved it and will be coming back soon.
we really didn't want to leave and return to normal life xxx
September 2016

Amazing and relaxing
R & M September 2017

Thanks again for another amazing and relaxing stay at The Back Cabin. There is simply no other place that helps you unwind like The Old Brush. R & M September 2017

Heaven in rainforest
Dhanik. HomeAway March 2018

I am short of words than can do justice describing our amazing experience of staying here. Staying in the woods, disconnected from the world, living in the present and the list goes on and on. Beautiful forest bushwalk tracks. I would visit here again.
Gail and Bob were amazing hosts and have done a fantastic job with the property.
Thank you !