Willow Tree Estate was purchased by the current owners in 2016 and has undergone major renovations both inside and out. Willow Tree has been transformed from a modest B&B into a spectacular fully self-contained estate. The overall look and feel were very important to the new owners. They wanted to make guests feel like they were walking into a home, not just another house. The interior décor of the property has been changed significantly from top to bottom. The entire property was project managed, designed and decorated by a leading Sydney Interior Decorator/Designer. 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.
Willow Tree Estate is set on just under seven elevated acres at the end of a quiet country lane in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. The property boasts twelve generous well-appointed bedrooms with eleven bathrooms. It prides itself on some of the most magnificent views in the Valley over the surrounding vineyards out to the Brokenback & Barrington Ranges. Willow Tree Estate also has a quaint Summerhouse, which is hidden away 50 metres from the main guest accommodation to ensure utmost privacy.
At Willow Tree, we have a large dam at the front of the property and has an extra piece of paradise with its own little beach. Willow Tree also has a swimming pool with oversized deck, bocce court and free Wi-Fi. There are three TV’s at the property. One in the family/dining room, one in the games room (both with Foxtel) and another in the bean bag cinema room with a selection of DVD’s.
Whatever configuration you choose, you will have full exclusive use of the property’s amenities. The accommodation consists of six spacious bedrooms on the first floor each having a luxurious king bed plus a king single complete with their own oversized en-suite. Two of the bedrooms have spa baths. All of these bedrooms open to their own private balconies hosting spectacular views. All of the king beds on the first floor can be split to accommodate two king singles if required.
The ground floor has two charming bedrooms with a huge bathroom. One room has a queen bed and the other has a king bed which can also be split and a king single. The Pool Suite is an oversized bedroom/family suite which is accessed through the bean bag cinema room and has a bathroom. It consists of a king bed which can be split into two king single beds and a day bed which converts to an oversized queen bed. The West Wing has two large bedrooms with their own en-suites. One bedroom has a king bed which can be split and the other a queen and a single bed. There is also a separate sitting room with a queen sofa bed. There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom in the West Wing and the games room.
The property has reverse cycle air-conditioning units and ceiling fans in every bedroom. There is also reverse cycle air-conditioning and fans in the lounge/dining room, games room and the bean bag cinema room. The kitchen also has reverse cycle air-conditioning.
The games room has a pool table, board games and Play Station 4.
The formal lounge room has a large gas fireplace. The dining room has two large custom made dining tables and can seat more than thirty people.
The oversized semi-commercial kitchen in the property has one large commercial gas oven with stovetop as well as another built-in gas stove. We also supply a microwave, dishwasher, two Nespresso pod coffee machines and two toasters. We have a large Zip instantaneous boiling water unit for your tea and coffee.
Willow Tree has a large combined fridge/freezer in the commercial kitchen as well as a single free-standing fridge and freezer. The games room has a glass fronted drinks fridge. The laundry is situated off the games room and has washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
All of the bedrooms on the 1st floor, the Pool Suite and the West Wing terrace have their own bar fridge complete with tea and coffee making facilities.
For your convenience, we have lots of bakeware, designer Jamie Oliver pots and saucepans, a selection of crockery and trays (china and plastic) and enough glassware and cutlery for up to 45 guests.
The large outdoor entertainment area consists of 4 large dining tables seating 32 people in total. The deck is covered by a waterproof shade sail. There are two barbecues, one flat top and one hooded.
The swimming pool is surrounded by a large deck complete with outdoor designer beanbags and sun lounges.
The Summer House (or Honeymoon Suite) stands alone and is located peacefully away from the main house. It can be both a private escape from the main house as well as being a cosy romantic space. It has a king bed which can be split into two king singles if required and a queen sofa bed.
The Summer House has its own lounge room with TV, a large ensuite with a spa bath, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a kitchen. The kitchen in the Summer House has a microwave oven, Nespresso pod machine and a small fridge for your convenience. Tea, coffee pods and sugar as well as cutlery, crockery and glassware are provided for four people.
We provide hairdryers in all bathrooms plus toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We provide a small selection of Nespresso Pods (about two pods per person) plus tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. We also provide cling wrap, foil and baking paper.
There is an outdoor 4 seater dining table and chairs.
If you have booked the 8 bedroom configuration you have the 6 bedrooms on the first floor and the 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. The 10 bedroom configuration includes the Pool Suite and Summer House and the 12 bedroom configuration also includes the west wing two bedrooms and sitting room.
CONCIERGE SERVICE & PRIVATE WINE TASTINGS
We offer our guests at Willow Tree a complimentary Concierge Service to assist in arranging wine tours, transport, catering including personal chefs, cocktail parties, drop off catering and lots of activities.
Go to www.hunterconcierge.com.au or ring Luke or David on 0422 019 923.
BEDROOMS – BEDDING AND LINEN
All bedrooms have luxurious commercial quality Sealy beds and mattresses. All of the king beds can be split into two king singles if required. All beds are made with crisp cotton commercially laundered linen. We have a firm and a soft pillow selection for each bed as well as quality doonas and blankets.
We provide one bath towel per person (extra if your stay is over 3 nights).
All bathrooms have bath mats, hand towels and face washers. Pool towels are supplied.
Bedding configurations must be confirmed 14 days before your stay.
The bedding configurations can be as follows.
First Floor Bedrooms:
VIOLET – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with ensuite (3)
WILGA – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with spa ensuite (3)
PRAIRIE – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with ensuite (3)
FLUTE – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with ensuite (3)
SAGE – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with ensuite (3)
GRAYLEAF – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed with spa ensuite (3)
Ground Floor Bedrooms:
DAPHNE – King Bed or two king singles plus additional king single bed (3)
CASCADE – Queen Bed (2)
An oversized bathroom with bath and shower services these two (2) bedrooms
POOL SUITE – 1 King Bed (or 2 king singles) plus Queen Day bed (4)
A bathroom with shower off the bean bag cinema room services the Pool Suite.
West Wing Terrace:
PARK – Queen Bed plus additional single bed with en-suite (3)
MEADOW – King Bed or two king singles with en-suite (2) disabled access
SITTING ROOM – Queen size sofa bed – upon request (2)
1 King Bed (or 2 king singles) plus quality queen sofa-bed with spa en-suite (4)
There is two (2) hotel quality fold out beds available for use upon request.