‘Cullenbone Cottage’, among the gumtrees

Cullenbone Cottage sits proudly on the grounds of Cullenbone Schoolhouse.

Renee and Anthony originally purchased this Cedarspan cabin to add to their riverfront property back in 2017. Yet, featuring timeless appeal, it blends seamlessly with the 160-year-old former school.

Today, it’s a beautiful Airbnb, owned and operated by Claudine and Alan.

“People love the height of it…
its booked out pretty much 3 months in advance.”

Cullenbone Cottage interior and loft

A Mudgee icon

Cullenbone Schoolhouse is an iconic Mudgee property, built circa 1860, rich in history, and set on the banks of the Cudgegong River. As its name suggests, the property operated as a school until 1963, when it was sold and renovated into a beautiful country residence.

Set on 30 acres, the backdrop is iconic rural Australia, set in the heart of NSW farmland. Just like John Williamson’s song, it is the quintessential home among the gum trees, complete with a sheep or two and a kangaroo.

And so, when Renee and Anthony decided to add to their property, it needed to be done respectfully.

Quintessentially Australia

With its traditional Australian country homestead appeal, a Cedarspan Cathedral cabin was the perfect choice. Not looking a beat out of place, the brand-new addition blended in seamlessly, looking as though it had always been there. And of course, a verandah out the front and an old rocking chair was a given! 

Set high on the banks of the river, the cottage enjoys possibly the best position on the entire property. Originally built to be lived in, Renee and Anthony made the most of the breathtaking views with plenty of windows and a spacious deck overlooking the water. And with high cathedral ceilings, the interior is spacious, bright and airy making for a more than comfortable living space. 

The next page in history 

Renee and Anthony have since sold their Cullenbone property to Claudine and Alan. And the new owners have added a new era to the property’s rich history. Now a highly rated Airbnb, Cullenbone Schoolhouse and Cottage have new roles as farm stay accommodation. 

We love how one of our Cedarspans is now part of the history of this iconic property. Every Greenspan structure is built to last and this solid Cedarspan cabin is no different. So, perhaps in 160 years, another generation will be writing the story of Cullenbone Cottage! 

Pet-friendly farm stay accommodation

Maintaining its timeless charm, today Cullenbone Cottage is a character-filled home away from home.

With one bedroom, a heritage-style modern bathroom, a spacious lounge area, a kitchen, and a loft area for storage, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The sense of space and light is enhanced with white walls and ceilings and a décor palette of muted earthy tones and timber accents.

Even friends of the four-legged variety can enjoy summer days splashing in the river or winters by the fire pit. 

Enjoy Cullenbone Cottage for yourself

Claudine and Alan have generously offered a discount on a Cullenbone Cottage Airbnb stay: use the unique code ‘CEDARSPAN’ for a 10% saving. 

If you’ve been thinking about adding additional space to your property with a cabin, cottage or barn, this could be the perfect excuse to try before you buy! 


Cullenbone Cottage is a Cedarspan Cathedral 30C30, measuring 5.6m x 5.4m, with internal loft storage. The decked verandah to the front elevation spans 5.4m x 1.9m.

It features cedar weatherboard cladding, colonial cedar windows and a Zincalume® roofing upgrade.

All measurements are approximate. 


Among the gumtrees

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