Three rivers – the Paterson, the Allyn and the Williams have their source in the Barrington’s and flow through the valley to the Hunter. Highclere means Bright Water in old English. With 800m frontage to the Paterson the name chose itself!
An easy 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney (mid way between Maitland and Dungog). The Paterson Valley is convenient to both Hunter Valley Wine Country and the World Heritage Barrington Tops.
The Original House (1903) has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each with independent access to the bullnose verandah. Three queen bedrooms and one with twin beds. One queen bedroom has a Claw Foot Bath ensuite.
The Living Pavilion has a fifth bedroom and the third bathroom. The living areas include two sitting rooms and dining room which connect through French doors to two huge hard wood deck terraces for outdoor dining.
Highclere offers a choice: to let the Living Pavilion with one bedroom, perfect for a couple, or both pavilions for groups of up to 10.
Two-night minimum on weekends, three-night minimum over public holidays.
Children under 12 by prior arrangement
Originally settled over 170 years ago and set on 50 acres, the homestead is perfectly located for a weekend of relaxation. Its nearest neighbours are a kilometre away. This is the perfect place for a long weekend or week-long stay.
Fresh cream and white façades, colonial features, and wrap-around porches or huge decks for views of the rural backdrop.
Inside is all country chic – reflecting the owners’ Australian and English heritage. Modern amenities with an eclectic mix with restored furniture and vintage collectibles.
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