Set against the chalky-cliffs of Mount View in the picturesque Hunter Valley, this huge multi-level country lodge offers spectacular views, an in-ground pool and is only 2 hours to Sydney and 1 hour to Newcastle.
A long winding driveway – lined with established Olive trees – leads you past a large lake, through the fields of grazing land to the top of the property where the home sits very proudly overlooking the neighbouring vineyards and surrounding countryside. The entrance to the home is through a covered court which leads to an outdoor living space, in-ground pool and summer house or conservatory which offer views that rival the hills of Tuscany. Inside, large lofty living spaces with open wood-burning fire, second combustion fire, raked cathedral ceilings and cedar windows and French doors adjoin an open plan country kitchen with 900mm stainless steel cooker. A guest suite on the same level offers generous space, an ensuite and external access.
Upstairs, three good size bedrooms (the main with ensuite, walk-in-robe and Wisteria covered balcony) are separated by a main bathroom and landing. All rooms have exceptional views in different directions and on the bottom storey, a fifth bedroom, cellar door, billiard room, teenage retreat or home cinema provides flexibility and again offers breathtaking views over the valley. There is also a quintessential underground cellar – perfect for Wine Country. The home is kept comfortable all year round by reverse-cycle air conditioning and drinking water is plentiful from huge underground concrete tank.
A recently constructed oversized double garage with workshop space provides ample housing for cars. The property is well-fenced for stock and well-watered by a large lake and additional PID allocation from the Hunter River. A mix of mostly open grazing country with pockets of natural bushland and walking trails provides a perfect mix for an idyllic tree change or perfect weekend home.
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