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Belltrees Cottages

Come and enjoy the Belltrees experience; understand the early pioneering history and absorb the culture of the Australian country.
Belltrees Road, Belltrees NSW, Australia
Rates from $200
  
  

Belltrees Cottages Details 

Overview

Welcome to Belltrees, home of the White family since 1831 and one of Australia’s most famous rural properties. It is approximately 9000 ha (22,000 acres) in size and located along the Hunter River, upstream of Lake Glenbawn in the rich and fertile Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales , Australia.
At the heart of the Belltrees property and the centre piece to the valley, stands proud, the main Belltrees Homestead (1908), in company with other fine buildings of the past; St James Chapel (1887), original colonial homestead (1836) (now museum), Trading Store (1837)(now office), Shearing Shed (©1880), Primary School, Country House and a selection of Cottages located along the Hunter River.
Guests have been visiting Belltrees from all around the world since early days but formally since 1988. Couples, families and even small conference groups wanting to escape the city life come to Belltrees to enjoy a leisurely farm stay break and to soak up the early pioneering history and rural atmosphere that is unique to Belltrees.
Explore the famous Upper Hunter wineries or watch fast and furious Polo matches at nearby Polo Clubs; tour a World renowned Thoroughbred Horse Stud, shop in local towns and villages around the Upper Hunter or wonder thru the magnificent Barrington Tops National Park; all within an easy drive of Belltrees.
Come and enjoy the Belltrees experience; understand the early pioneering history and absorb the culture of the Australian country.
The White family invite you to experience the rugged, colonial elegance of an Australian, country lifestyle on a working rural property.
Come and stay in your own self contained cottage, situated on the banks of the Hunter River, so you can be totally independent yet close enough to the day to day workings of the property.
For that special occasion or get together with friends, reserve the entire Country House exclusively. Take advantage of the quiet countryside setting with your own swimming pool, tennis court and games cupboard. All rooms have ensuite facilities and ceiling fans and there are the air conditioned sitting and lounge rooms with large screen TV / entertainment equipment for your enjoyment.
The Country House also makes an ideal conference retreat for Team Training or workshop. The location is exceptionally quiet and the exclusivity makes for maximum productivity and minimum disturbance.
The Country House
Welcome to the relaxed atmosphere of the Guest House, home to Peter and Serena White and their three children.
Belltrees Country House was opened in 1988 by Peter White and his sister Camilla. Originally known as Belltrees Farm, a colonial Georgian-style residence, it was home to Michael and Judy White and their seven children for thirty years.
Open fireplaces are lit in the living rooms in winter, and the cool, shady verandahs provide a pleasant place to sit and watch the sunset in the summer months
For that special occasion or get together with friends, reserve the entire Country House exclusively. Take advantage of the quiet countryside setting with your own swimming pool, tennis court and games cupboard. All rooms have ensuite facilities and ceiling fans. The sitting and lounge rooms are air conditioned as well as having a plasma screen TV / surround sound entertainment equipment. The large cedar dining table sits comfortably 14 so meals together are special occasions with family and friends. The bar services both the TV room and outdoor verandah spaces with ease.
Dine in or enjoy the local cuisine at the Linga Longa Inn at Gundy (15 minutes drive)
No pets are permitted on the property.
White Cottage
In 1822 Newcastle ceased to be a penal settlement for convicts, thus allowing the Colonial Secretary to open up land in the Hunter Valley for free settlers.
In 1832 when the surveyor Robert Dixon was commissioned to map the Mount Royal Range (Barrington Tops), the superintendent's cottage on Belltrees, "The White Cottage", built by Hamilton Collins Sempill, was recorded as a landmark.
This original convict-built sand stock cottage has two ensuite flats, sitting room with open fire place, kitchen and laundry and extra bedroom.
The White Cottage is situated on the banks of the Hunter River and is the ideal place for an intimate and private country escape, or just a great place to spend time with friends and family. Meals can be ordered from the Country House.
The Munro Cottage
The Munro Cottage is named after Mr. Bob Munro, a Belltrees employee who lived in the cottage with his family from the 1940s to the 1970s. Recently restored for use by Belltrees guests, Munro Cottage is the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy rural life.
The cottage has four bedrooms, a kitchen, a fireplace and can accommodate up to eight guests. Food hampers can be delivered or you can bring your own.
Mitchell Cottage
The Mitchell cottage was named after a wonderful family who lived and worked on Belltrees.
The cottage has been lovingly restored by Serena White to draw the outside countryside into the house. It is fresh, open and airy with views down the Hunter River and up to Mt Woolooma.
Mountain Retreat
The Mountain Retreat is a two bedroom, self contained, romantic hideaway 5,000 feet above sea level overlooking the Hunter Valley from Mt. Woolooma.
Panoramas surround you everywhere, and below, the Belltrees property unfolds, dotted with grazing stock.
The lounge room which reaches to the cliff's edge is sealed with floor-to-ceiling glass walls to maximize the spectacular views.
Thick pile carpet covers the floor and the sunken seating area around the open fire place.
Solar power, diesel generator, gas heating and fully equipped kitchen all play a part in making your experience a memorable one.
Access is by 4WD vehicle only and if weather permits.. The 45 minute journey takes you through steep terrain inhabited by wallabies, kangaroos, wedge-tailed eagles and tiger cats (Eastern Quail). As the sun sets the world below becomes your own, to share with your partner, totally undisturbed.

Rooms

Belltrees Cottages has 16 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.

Inclusions

Open Fireplaces
Winter, And The Cool, Shady Provide A Pleasant Place To Sit
Tv Room and Outdoor Verandah Spaces
Diesel Generator
Solar Power
Gas heating
Linen & Towel Provided

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am

Rates

The Property Standard Rate is $200
Checking In & Out
$200 / per night
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Getting There and Distances

Belltrees Cottages is 310 Kms from Sydney
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