About Paru Madhavan
My husband Loki and I are the proud owners of Fernweh Cottage. We are avid travellers and wanderlusters and have been lucky enough to travel and experience 35 countries so far! We are also keen foodies and enjoy a good glass of wine (or several).
Why Paru Madhavan chose Pokolbin
It is our love of travel, food and wine that we have incorporated into our Cottage in the Hunter Valley - from our various travel trinkets and photos to the vines of Cabernet and Traminer on the estate. We would love to share our experiences and hopefully even a little of our wanderlust spirit with you during your stay.
What makes this House unique
Come stay on a working vineyard!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Hunter Valley escape
Well appointed house with everything you need. We had a relaxing weekend with many hours spent around the fire or watching the kangaroos in the vines.
Loved every minute
Our group had an absolutely fantastic time at Fernweh Cottage.
The pictures do not do it justice as when we walked in we found the property to be much bigger and spacious then what we anticipated. The upstairs bedrooms are massive and the fact that both have en-suites is brilliant.
The property was presented beautifully and the fire place set up ready to light as soon as we walked in. One member of the group made a comment while sitting by the fire place after only a few hours that it felt like "we had been living there for ages" as the house has such a homely feel.
Communication with the host was top notch and our request for one of the king beds to be separated to two singles was done before our arrival with no drama at all.
The outlook of the property is pretty special over the dam and vines with the mountain ridge in the backdrop. Some of the best wineries in the hunter are only just a 5-10 minute drive away.
I will definitely be recommending this property to friends and will not hesitate to stay here on the next trip to the hunter
A beautiful home in your own private vineyard
We loved our weekend in your beautiful roomy home with stunning views of the Brokenback Mountains. Walking through the vine rows at sunset, admiring the valley and the wild kangaroos, was magical. Ducks on the dam and a long luncheon on the deck made it a perfect weekend for our family. We will be back next year!
Thank you for your review, Elizabeth! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to host you again next year.
Great location, setting and house. Great stay.
The house is in a great spot amongst the vines and across the dam. The house has a great layout with plenty of room for 8 adults to lounge and dine and a great covered patio. Everything was clean and all in good order. Beds and bathrooms spot on. Paru kept us informed all the way and was a pleasure to deal with. Two of our group have been to several houses before in the area and this was the best yet. Great stay.
Hunter Valley getaway
Fernweh Cottage is a delightful country getaway in the heart of the gorgeous Hunter Valley. The house is spacious, modern, comfortable and has everything you need for a family holiday or group getaway. We were a group of 8 and loved our stay. Even though the weather was stifling, the air-conditioning provided a lovely respite. When the weather cooled in the evening, we thoroughly enjoyed the views of the surrounding vineyards from the outdoor deck. If you're visiting in winter, the fireplace will make your stay even cosier.
Fernweh is a at least a 10 to 15-minute drive to the nearest supermarket and service station, so be prepared to drive or come prepared with supplies. We highly recommend getting out of the house and visiting the local wineries that are only a few minutes up the road. You're certainly spoilt for choice in this beautiful part of NSW.
We hope to return again soon!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Fernweh Cottage, Haylie! And we agree - we are pretty spoilt with such a great choice of local wineries. Hope you'll come and stay again soon.
Amazing location on a large property.
House was large, clean and very accomodating for us. The views of the mountains, dam and vineyards were beautiful.
Everyone had a great time and we look forward to returning!
Thank you for your review Ben and we look forward to hosting you and your guests again!