Willow Tree Estate “Hampton’s in the Hunter” is an elegant, luxurious estate on seven stunning acres at the end of a quiet country lane boasting some of the most magnificent panoramic views in the Valley over the surrounding vineyards out to the Brokenback & Barrington Ranges.
Willow Tree has been transformed from a modest B&B into a spectacular fully self-contained estate. Given that Willow Tree is the largest self-contained house in the Hunter Valley, the overall look and feel was very important to the owners. “We wanted to make guests feel like they were walking into not just another house but a home.”
Private balconies from each of the first floor bedrooms open onto sweeping views of the estate and surrounding vineyards, olive grove and swimming pool. It offers grand comfort with sumptuous soft furnishings, elegant décor and a laid-back atmosphere.
A place so delightfully decadent, you will never want to leave.
This magnificent property has everything a large group of family or friends could wish for with a stunning open plan living and dining area with seating up to 36. An oversized commercial kitchen suitable for large groups or event catering with a servery opening onto the large outdoor entertaining deck. A stunning formal sitting room for some peace and quiet with a gas fireplace, a huge selection of books and a working piano for the music lovers.
Willow Tree also boasts a quirky cinema room overflowing with your favourite DVD’s and filled with luxurious designer bean bags.
The games room has a pool table, a large assortment of board games and puzzles and a Playstation for the little ones. Outdoors you will find the large sparkling swimming pool, a bocce court, two BBQ’s, an enormous entertaining deck under a waterproof sail which overlooks the magnificent gardens, vineyards and the dam which has its own private beach complete with sun lounges.
Picturesque gardens and a rotunda add to the beauty of this stunning property which is perfect for small intimate weddings for up to 40 guests or marquee style weddings up to 150 guests on request.
Willow Tree Estate is surrounded by boutique wineries, breweries and hatted restaurants. Whatever your choice of an outdoor experience might be, hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, golf at a Greg Norman designed golf course, a bush-walk or horse riding, Willow Tree Estate in the Hunter Valley is your perfect escape.
Just 1.5 hours’ drive from the start of the M1 and 40 minutes from Newcastle, Willow Tree Estate is positioned within the Golden Triangle of Pokolbin’s wine region and is a highly sought after destination for weddings, TV productions, milestone birthday’s, family getaways, conferences, yoga retreats or a heart-warming gathering.
Willow Tree Estate is a short stroll to Matilda Bay Brewhouse & Dining, La Glace Dessert Bar, The Mill Restaurant and the Brokenback BBQ and Tapas Bar.
A two minute car trip down the hill will take you to Keith Tulloch Wine which has the on-site Muse Kitchen Restaurant, a cellar door and the famous artisan chocolate shop Cocoa Nib. Across the road is Scarborough on Hermitage Tasting Room. This is a bright, modern space and is one of the Hunter Valley’s most exciting venues and offers a unique and exceptional tasting experience.
A two minute car trip in the opposite direction will take you to Peter Drayton’s Ironbark Hill Brewhouse and cellar door which is famous for it’s boutique beers straight out of the microbrewery. Also situated on the grounds is “Changing Spaces”, a fantastic eclectic home wares store and espresso bar.