We stayed here doing a weekend tour of the Hunter Valley, The room was nice, but did not have a TV (didn't really care) or an en-suite bathroom, they did have a common room that was comfortable where we chilled with our pizza and recent purchase of wine! The Owners were very helpful and arranged a wine tour for us from one of the local tour operators (can't remember the name of them) but they did a very comprehensive tour of the Hunter Valley, which was nice not worrying about going over the drink driving limit!
I highly recommend trying Allandale Chardonnay from Allandale Winery, the stuff is beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Group Only and self cater.Set on approx 2 acres of landscaped gardens and designed by the highly regarded Pender Architects in 1927, this majestic building originally built as a hotel has been converted to a charming 14-bedroom guesthouse. Heritage listed and historically significant, it boasts magnificent features of yesteryear including high ornate ceilings, beautiful leadlight windows and 2 return verandahs overlooking the gardens. Beautifully maintained and presented, the guesthouse comprises grand foyer with sweeping staircase, large lounge with wood fire, dining/conference room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with showers and WCs, disabled bathroom plus 2 further WCs. 13 of the guest rooms open onto the verandahs and one is available for disabled guests. The Tuscany inspired central paved courtyard is adorned with grapevines and has an undercover area with BBQ and delightful guest herb garden. The in-ground pool has a cabana with showers, WC. Surrounded by Aberdare State Forest and Werakata National Park, Abernethy House is located in the Hunter Valley wine region with Newcastle and some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches at its doorstep. ... more less