"The Homestead"

  • Fully self-contained with large living area
  • Private fenced garden
  • Private verandah
  • 20 meter outdoor swimming pool
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
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"The Stables" – Villa 1
A cozy country loft villa for 6 – 10 people.
Villa 3
A weekend getaway for friends – 2 Queen bedrooms.
Villas 2 & 4
Complete for a small family or two couples.
Villa 5
A private country villa for a small group of 6 – 8 people


The original cedar wood Homestead is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the country hospitality of the Hunter Valley. This executive styled 3 bedroom house has 2 bathrooms and features an old-fashioned deep claw-footed tub. The Homestead can be the central residence for a large gathering of friends and family or the head of a corporate team building session.

A large teak wood dining table seats 6 – 10 and large living and entertaining area with its two large leather lounges are cozy for meetings around the log burning fire. The 42” flat screen Television, Reverse cycle A/C, iPod dock and board game selection offer a five star leisure setting. Exclusive use of the 20 meter outdoor pool and 1 acre fenced private garden complete your Home in the Hunter.

Settle in and enjoy the main house on the private vineyard and dream that you are the vignierons of this estate.The Homestead at Bracken Ridge estate is the original home of the couple who decided to make this piece of the Hunter valley their dream life. It is made from Cypress pine boards to deter the omnipresent white ants of country Australia; they don’t like the taste. The style is classic old world with brass tap fittings and wooden block power outlets. The old fashioned telephone is in fact not the original, but a replica from Jakarta, Indonesia and unfortunately doesn’t work though it sure looks good! The wide veranda offers shade from the strong sunlight and protection from the rain. We welcome you to sit in the wine barrel chairs and look out over the vineyard with a refreshing drink as the sun goes down on another blissful country afternoon. The call of the birds as they settle in for the night, the starting chorus of the frogs from the dams, and the rising moon give way to the dark of night. The sparse electric lighting gives way to a multitude of stars unseen in the city – a sight that will surely take your breath away.

Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1 has a Queen sized bed and ensuite main bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a Queen sized bed and French doors to the verandah. Bedroom 3 has two single beds and room for a Trundle. There is also an alcove that has a Queen sized sofa bed with a memory-foam mattress. This villa can sleep 8 on furnished beds and 9-10 with Trundles. A second full bathroom is located in the back foyer near the washing machine. This villa comes fully equipped with a stocked kitchen, large outdoor BBQ and outdoor dining area. The wrap around verandah provides lots of outdoor entertaining area as does the attached covered double carport.

Max Adults: 6-8
Max Children: or 2-4