Whispering Brook country house commands spectacular views of the estate's 25 acres of vineyards, olive groves and charming cottage gardens. Whispering Brook is a beautiful and spacious country house with 5 bedrooms, an open plan sleeping area and 3.5 bathrooms - sleeping 10-19 guests. Crisp white linen is supplied and the bathrooms are accoutred with hand made olive oil guest soaps.
Stroll to the Whispering Brook cellar door and winery (open Friday to Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm). Enjoy a complimentary winery, vineyard and olive grove tour during your stay. Sample the best of artisan wines and olive oils and relax with a cheese and antipasto platter on the cellar door verandah or book your own in-house chef for a special dining experience at the guest house.
The house features an open plan, fully equipped recycled timber kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances including a large stainless steel gas and electric oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator and microwave oven. Large indoor and outdoor entertaining areas with BBQ are perfect for entertaining.
An open fireplace and wood heater, air-conditioning and heating, audio and visual entertainment equipment, washing machine, table tennis and games room provide a leisurely retreat.
Relax sipping Artisan wine whilst gazing out across estate vineyards & olive groves from the privacy of your own boutique country house.
Unwind with a walk through the cottage gardens complete with fresh herbs to complement that special dish should you feel in the mood for cooking. We also feature an in-house chef. Alternatively, choose from a superb selection of restaurants and a range of activities in the famous Hunter Valley. Either way, a memorable escape is assured.
A short stroll from the house is the Whispering Brook cellar door. Guests are offered a complimentary tutored tour of the estates vineyards, olive groves and winery followed by a tasting at the cellar door. Relax on the verandah of the cellar door with a a gourmet antipasto and cheese platter for a casual luncheon overlooking the estate's vineyards and olive groves.
Should you feel in the mood to explore, we can assist you book a winery tour of the area or some of the many activities available such as hot air balloon rides, beauty therapy and massage, swimming, tennis, golf and in-house chef to serve a special meal or just drop of specially prepared meals to you to enjoy at leisure.
Whispering Brook is surrounded by the picturesque and natural beauty of Yengo National Park, Brokenback range and the meandering Wollombi Brook in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
-5 bedrooms plus open plan sleeping area
-3 full bathrooms and separate third toilet
-Recycled timber kitchen with modern stainless steel
appliances including a large gas and electric
oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator
-Open fireplace and slow combustion fire
-Reverse cycle air-conditioning and cooling fans throughout
-Spectacular outdoor entertainment area and table with BBQ
-Flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, CD and iPOD docking station
-Books, Magazines and games for all ages
-Crisp white linen supplied
-Plunger Coffee, tea and sugar and condiments
-Bathroom linen including hand made olive oil soaps
-Fully equipped laundry
-Selection of cooking pots and pans
-Large selection of crockery, glassware and serving
WEEKEND RATES: (2 nights, Fri-Sun)
The nightly weekend rate for up to 10 guests is $1100 per night for a 2 night minimum stay. Additional fees are charged for early check-in and late check-out.
~Extra adult guests are charged at $95 per adult per night. ~Children (2-13 yrs) are charged at $65 per child per night.
~Infants under 2 years are free.
MID WEEK RATES: (2 nights, Mon-Thurs)
The nightly mid week rate for up to 8 guests is from $650-$850 per night for a 2 night minimum stay depending upon guest numbers.
~Extra adult guests are charged at $95 per adult per night.
~Children (2-13 yrs) are charged at $65 per child per night.
~Infants under 2 years are free.
WEEKLY RATES AND LONGER STAYS:
Please ask us for a customised quotation.
Discounts are available for five plus night stays for up to 8 guests at $550 a night.
Over 8 guests ~ please add an additional cost of $65 per adult or $50 per child per night.
A special discounted rate for seven plus nights is available for 8+ guests.
Weekend and Public Holiday bookings must be for a minimum of 14 or more guests or the equivalent tariff and are 3 night stays only.
Easter is a 4 night stay.
Christmas and New Year bookings are usually a minimum of 3-4 nights depending on which day they fall on.
A refundable bond from $500 is payable upon booking depending upon the size of the group, which will be quoted at time of enquiry.
Boutique wine & olive tasting at our cellar door
Experience our boutique wines, delicious olive products and antipasto and cheese platters at our beautiful Australian themed cellar door, with its wide sweeping verandah's and beautiful mountain views. Enjoy a glass of wine with a cheese platter on the comfortable leather lounges in the cellar door in front of the slow combustion heater or on the verandah.
Ask about our boutique vineyard tours and private wine tastings and our wine flights.
From the Whispering Brook guest book, what some of our guests had to say about their stay.
"My family and I have stayed at Whispering Brook on several occasions. Its serene location and proximity to exclusive label vineyards always makes for a relaxing stay. It is hard to find home-style accommodation for large families and gatherings in the Hunter. Whispering Brook made us feel cosy and comfortable, like staying in our own home. The cellar door is rustic yet elegant and we will consider using it of our next family gathering. All and all a rare find" Geoff Westwood
"We had a wonderful stay - thank you so much" Katie
"What a delight! Comfortable, relaxed, cool and a very relaxing weekend."
"Great place, quiet location, warm log fire, not to mention the port. We'll be back."
"A lovely stay in your country house - loved the rose garden."
"Roses at the door, comfortable beds, a lovely view to wake up to."
"Wonderful weekend. Great fire and great facilities."