About this listing
Located only a bus ride away from the concerts and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley this original farmhouse built in the late 1800's is centrally located 20 mins from the city of Newcastle, 40 mins from the beautiful beaches of Port Stephens , 10 mins from both Morpeth and Raymond Terrace and Williamtown airport is a cab fare away. Day trips to the Mountains of the Barrington Tops and Cycling along the country lanes is very popular. Uber operates in our area.
The main bedroom overlooks the front garden and "home" paddock. The lounge which has a sofa bed, overlooks the pool, show jumping and dressage arenas. The second bedroom has its own sitting room and access to the outside patio and BBQ area.
Guests are invited to use the pool, BBQ and wood fired pizza oven. Bring your own special toppings and the main kitchen is available to prepare the food.
Interaction with guests
With all the activities available in the area we can help guests choose where and what to see. The train to Newcastle is only 5 minutes away and Uber operates in our area.
Although Millers Forest is now largely used for grazing, historically it was the first major timber cutting area in the colony. Morpeth was the major port for the export of logs to Europe. Later it became a major milk producing area with as many as 45 dairies located between Millers forest and Morpeth.
The Hunter River, which flows down to Newcastle, is less than a kilometre away. Between here and Morpeth, one of the largest Rowing Regattas is held on the river.
Naturally each river town (Morpeth, Hinton, Largs, Patterson, Raymond Terrace) has a pub located either on or near the river.
Buses operate along the main road between Raymond Terrace and East Maitland. They service the nearby Williamtown Airport. Train services are available regularly from Thornton Train Station which is a 10 minute drive/Uber.
Other things to note
Cycling is very popular in the area due to the quiet roads and extensive village cafes nearby.
If you have been walking around the farm please remove shoes on the veranda before entering your rooms.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Partly retired managing director of a small consulting company operating in the Australian Mining industry.We live in the country just north of the city of Newcastle Australia on a small property and enjoy small restaurants, old movie theatres and music.
My wife and I met in Europe many years ago while I was studying. We now travel, mostly to ski but this year to attend a wedding in Portugal in July. We are reasonably fit and enjoy walking and visiting beautiful cities and country areas. We tend to travel cheaply and try to be as flexible as possible in case we hear of something that we shouldn't miss. Our extended families live all over the world.