We have stayed here numerous times and found it to be very pleasant and the peacefulness is most welcoming.
The lack of a TV in the room is fantastic as the last thing we wanted to do was to sit and watch the box all day and night. Plenty of places to see around this area and an easy drive into town or organise a bus to pick you up for a great day or weekend of wine tasting. The owners are very friendly and will suggest outings and will organise wine tours and things for you. The main room is very cosy and the fireplace is a welcome in the cooler times of the year. The pool is a great place to cool off in the heat of the day as well.
Overall a great place to stay with a chilled bottle of wine or bubbly and just enjoy the long walks and the serenity of this place.
The rooms are clean and tidy as are the showers and facilities.
There is a balcony that surrounds the guesthouse and a good book with a wine is most enjoyable.
- 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