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“Gorgeous setting and peaceful place”

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Abernethy Guest House
Sydney, Australia
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“Gorgeous setting and peaceful place”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Bit disappointed — because when I saw their website and photo gallery I thought of it as a fancy guest house and went there with somewhat high expectations.

As mentioned in their website, I would recommend this place only if you're a group of some sort where you know everyone else and you're perfectly happy to share the showers and toilets between 14 guest rooms on the first floor. The rooms were rather small, I thought. There's no taps or sinks in the rooms. No staff on-site, so no change of towels, bathmats and so on. There's no central heating, only a small portable heater in each of the rooms.

My apologies for sounding terribly negative - but thought you'll appreciate knowing beforehand and not be surprised, as I was.

It is a secluded spot, nice for walks and so on. Closest shops are in Cessnock, about 25min round trip.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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AbernethyHouse, Manager at Abernethy Guest House, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
This reviewer came to look at our premises, but did not stay. Please look at our review,s on our website for guests comments that have actually stayed at Abernethy Guest House. AGH is a group only, self cater accommodation. We are unique in that all guests will all stay in a grand heritage house, all under one roof on two acres of grounds. We are surrounded by state and national forest. Our cost include, sole occupancy, linen, cleaning fee, beds made up, wood for our fire place in winter, pool in summer months, We are very competitive with other accommodation places in the Hunter. We many repeat booking from guests who have enjoyed their stay with us!
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Abernethy Guest House

Property: Abernethy Guest House
Address: 20 Ferguson St, Abernethy, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Abernethy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Abernethy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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 

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