Turn left off Allyn River road just two minutes out of East Gresford into another world. Wind down the windows and take in the country air as you drive past neighbouring cows and horses towards Millpond Vue; a luxury homestead hidden 1 kilometre from the road, high on the banks of the Allyn River.
Millpond Vue is 30 minutes from Maitland and 45 minutes from Newcastle airport. Take a country drive to Pokolbin’s vineyards or head into Newcastle for a day at the beach. If staying close-by is more your style there is Boutique Vineyard Camyr Allyn Wines, Patterson Gallery, The CBC café and The Hotel Beatty to choose from.
Millpond Vue was designed by a family of master craftsmen and provides around 800m2 of luxury living over three levels. Timber and glass is the feature throughout with a large wooden spiral staircase in the centre of the house that leads up to the master bedroom. The high ceilings and glass filter the country light into the homestead.
The master bedroom has an ensuite, lots of cupboard space and a light-filled spot to set up a computer or read a book. The other bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes.
There are two large living areas where glass doors open to an expansive wrap-around verandah that looks over the countryside, through to the mountains and the base of the Barrington Tops.
The house is family friendly with lots of space. Play billiards in the games room or enjoy a beverage on the verandah. Relax in front of the fireplace or in one of the two luxurious claw foot bath tubs.
A well-equipped kitchen has all you need for entertaining. Choose to eat at one of the three locations: dine alfresco at the Tuscan Terrace with a 10 seater table, the verandah with 6 seats or the indoor Dining Room with an 8 seater dining table.
In the morning put the bread-maker on and take a walk around the back of the house and down to the river. On the way, help yourself to our orange, grapefruit and mandarin trees. If you’re lucky you might see a platypus or a school of fish. You can go for a swim, a fish or a row in the river.
In the evening, after a round of tennis or a country drive, treat your guests to a home-cooked pizza from the pizza oven on the Tuscan-style terrace. This is the time of day when you’ll see kangaroos and rabbits.
Millpond Vue has all the privacy and peace that country life offers, with the all the luxury of a five star retreat.