Monkey Place Country House is surrounded by award winning cellar doors, minutes from great restaurants and all the Hunter Valley has to offer.

Monkey Place Country House is a huge, fully self contained sandstone house, nestled on 6 private acres, with a huge wrap around verandah facing out onto the native gardens teeming with birdlife. The surrounds also include large rose and lavender gardens, which fill the air with perfume. Monkey Place is situated next to the Wollombi brook and surrounded by the brokenback mountain ranges and the wonderful vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

The house was built from reclaimed materials. The stone came from varied sources including an old railway hut in Singleton, the footings from the old lyric theatre and even old curb and guttering from original streets. The big pieces of timber came from the old Dunnolly Bridge in Singleton and the huge piece outside the front door was taken from an old Sydney wharf. The internal cedar doors and leadlight windows have had former lives which combine to give the house a rustic charm.
Monkey Place is a unique house that will make you relax. Its the perfect Hunter Valley accommodation for celebrating a special occasion or just to get a group together under the one roof. The house is wrapped by a wide verandah overlooking the extensive gardens. There is also a sprawling pool deck area, complete with a separate outdoor spa. We have airconditioning and ceiling fans for the hotter months and a woodfire for when it gets cooler.

Monkey Place has 4 huge bedrooms with queen size beds, plus 2 wooden king single double bunk beds, and a comfortable queen sofa bed sleeping a total of 12-14 very comfortably. It has two bathrooms and a separate toilet.

All our beds are made up with fresh crisp white linen,with big white fluffy towels and there are plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Enjoy the complimentary chocolate and our local hand made organic soap. Just make sure you eat the right one! Put your feet up, relax and let Monkey Place look after you.

Monkey Place is crafted from stone and massive bridge timbers with lovely old coloured glass, warm wool curtains and Australian Red Cedar doors. Walk in, sense the space and marvel at the beauty. Monkey Place is sensational. Cosy earth colours and natural materials inside, wraparound verandahs outside for viewing the birds, trees, mountain ranges and the spectacular Yellow Rock.
There are 4 bedrooms with beautiful queen sized wrought iron beds made up with white cotton linen, pillows, woolly blankets and quilts. The separate sitting room has 2 KING single double bunk beds, a sofabed and a cot, it is a great space for children. Each bedroom has carpet, wool curtains, old wooden furniture and fluffy white cotton bath towels.


WEEKEND RATES (2 nights) (Thu-Fri or Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)The nightly weekend rate for up to 8 guests is $920 per night (2 night minimum). Extra guests are charged at $95 per person per night. Children under 13 years are charged at $60 per child per night. Infants under 2 are free.

MIDWEEK BOOKINGS and LONGER STAYS - Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available on midweek stays and longer stays of 4 nights and over.

NOTES - One night stays are available midweek. Weekend one night stays may be available but will attract a surcharge. ?
Weekend Public Holiday bookings must a minimum 3 night stay at full weekend rate. ?
Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at full weekend rate.
Concert weekends must be a minimum of 8 guests.

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Monkey Place Country House is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic. Beautiful house.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a great experience, the property & house were amazing.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We would like to commend Stays in the Vines for presentation of a beautiful home in Monkey Place Country House. As a group of 14 women celebrating an impending wedding, we had a wonderful time and each guest commented on the luxurious and beautifully presented home. Our expactations from the images on the Stays in the Vines website were more than exceeded. Whilst we were a large group, everyone was more than comfortable in the house and the rustic and welcoming feel of the house really made us feel relaxed and miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life and household chores. We would also like to thank Ben and David for their hospitality and assistance, from a welcoming smile to lighting the fire and resolving a small plumbing issue. Nothing was too much issue for them and the complimentary cheese and biscuits for the occurrence of a minor 'bathroom issue' beyond their control, was a lovely and thoughtful gesture. We were really made to feel welcome and valued as guests. The gourmet soups provided by Monkey Place Catering were delightful and a lovely way to start the weekend. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to stay at Monkey Place Country House and your kind and welcome hospitality right from the moment enquiries were made for booking to the moment we closed the door on our weekend away. I am sure that at some point in the future, we will all be back to visit Monkey Place Country House.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our experience at the Country House could not have been better. It was perfect for our large group and we're already talking about a return trip. We've stayed at various places around the Hunter and this was by far the best.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a great weekend, were lucky enough to be the first booking to enjoy the brand new kitchen which was fabulous! Perfect house for a group of 9 celebrating a friends 30th.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a wonderful weekend.The house was amazing and just what 7 mums needed for a weekend away.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is our third time staying at Monkey House and it's gotten better and better each time we've stayed. We noticed the new fire place and living room area - a BEAUTIFUL upgrade! The shampoo/condition/body wash was new and many of us have decided to buy some of their products online. We have no complaints related to this property - great weekend all in all. We will be sure to spread the good word to other friends and family members. Thank you for the fabulous time!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The overall experience was fantastic. The Monkey Place Country House exceeded all our expectations. It was perfect. The catering was delicious & the service from Jenni and Rebecca was exceptional. We will definitely be staying again!
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Clothes dryer
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
DVD library
DVD player
Extra fridge
Free Broadband internet
Free WiFi
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
High chair
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pay Television
Spa Bath
Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wood Heater


Weekend rate for up to 8 guests is $920 per night (2 night minimum) Extra adult guests - $95 pp pn. Children- $60 pn (2 to13 years). Infants under 2 free. Weekend Public Holiday, Easter, Christmas, New Year bookings (3 nights only) & Concert Weekends must be for a minimum of 8 or more guests

Last minute deal!

Stay before 09 May 2014 for 10% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $690 $1840 $5520 1 $95 $60


The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

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Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Booking Fee $17 p/s Late checkout 3pm $75 p/s
Early checkin 12pm $75 p/s
Wine tours from $100 p/p
Transfers from $25 p/p
Concert transfers $35 p/p
In-house dining $88 p/p
BBQ drop off from $25 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 people.

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