Sara Hilder and Matthew Kerr bought Abercorn, an old Mudgee winery, in 2014. They created a stylish, luxury country house, reimagining and rebuilding the former cellar door, and opened it as short stay accommodation in 2018.

Sara is an Airbnb superhost and the house is a guest favourite, reflecting their committment to providing outstanding hospitality to their guests. They love that people come to celebrate a significant birthday, prepare for a wedding, return year after year.

The house’s architectural design delivers airy, light-filled interiors and its fine workmanship emphasises things handmade. The new artisan-built stone wall of local and regional stone is a work of art. It is surrounded by expansive views of the farm, vineyards and hills beyond.

Abercorn is in the heart of Mudgee wine country, only seven minutes from Mudgee.

You won’t want to leave.


Brooke, Stayz, February 2024

Stunning property so close to town. Well equipped, clean and fabulous communication. This home has a lovely feel and is so easy to enjoy with friends. I would strongly recommend and hopefully one day soon we can return.


Louise, Airbnb, December 2023

It is such a lovely place – delightful from the moment we arrived with expansive views, lovely outdoor spaces and peaceful, comfortable and flexible indoors which was great for everyone to have their own space. Such a beautiful house – I can’t wait to book for longer next time!


Robyn, Airbnb, October 2023

Abercorn is a perfect place for a family or group to stay, within the wine country of Mudgee. A beautiful home with amazing windows to view the surrounds in all directions. It fitted our purpose as a group of friends for time together. We felt very comfortable and special when we walked through the door. Sara and her family were most informative and helpful and we would highly recommend Abercorn to others.