Pitalpa Views - is a stunning rural retreat in the heart of the Hunter Valley's wine region that is ten minutes drive from everywhere: including the Pokolbin vineyards, golf, restaurants, ballooning, the Hope Estate concert venue, markets and more...
Pitalpa is a modern and luxurious 4 bedroom home, set on 4.5 picturesque acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region only 2 minutes from the heritage town of Branxton. The house sleeps up to 8 adults, but our rates are based on 4 adults. 4 adults - $500; 5 adults - $550; 6 adults $650; 8 adults $750.
The bedding configuration is very flexible with 1 x Super King, 1 x Queen, 2 x King Singles and 2 x Singles that can be zipped to form a King bed if required.
We are child friendly and have a lovely cot and highchair.
We are also pet friendly. Part of the back deck is fully enclosed and the acre around the house is also enclosed.
You'll enjoy the peace and beauty of the rural views, but be within walking distance of a township with everything you need including a supermarket, chemist, hotel, bottle shop, takeaway - even a cheap and cheerful 9 hole golf course.
The house is meticulously appointed with a beautiful gourmet gas kitchen, Nespresso machine, log fireplace, huge covered entertaining deck, gas Beefeater BBQ, media room with Foxtel and best of all 180 degree north facing view of the sweeping rural acres, the Royal Ranges and Barrington Tops National Park. The sunrises and sunsets are divine.
If you want to take a walk in the paddocks, gumboots are supplied for our guests.
For the gourmet enthusiast, the kitchen has every appliance you could ever need, including a gas cooktop, oven, dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker/crock pot, food processor, rice cooker, mix master, cake tins, pizza trays and more.
The bedrooms are large all appointed with Sheridan doona covers, linen and towels.
The Master suite has a super king sized bed, ensuite with double basin, rain shower and walk in robe. It also has its own private balcony with northerly views.
The queen sized room are generous. One has lovely views and the other is better for those who like to sleep late.
The 'kids room' as it is affectionately known, has two king single beds plus a great country themed toy box with tractors, a farmhouse, a cabbage patch doll, teddy bears, toy farm animals and more...
We have a full 3G mobile coverage. But choose not to have wifi.
Pitalpa is an easy 130 minute drive from Sydney's CBD via that M1 and the new M15 Hunter Valley Expressway. Take the Branxton exit on the Hunter Valley Express Way and you are less than 2 minutes from Pitalpa.
From the minute you step inside the house, you will be mesmerised by the north facing views of the Royal Ranges and Barrington Tops. Make sure that you arrive in time for sunset so that you can relax on the expansive deck with your favourite glass of wine. Alternatively, soak in the view from the bath tub...
If you prefer to head out to dinner, the local pub - the Federal Hotel in Branxton is a wonderful historic hotel with private dining rooms, generous gourmet meals, a pizza bar and importantly, a courtesy bus - if you don't feel like walking or driving the very short distance home.
After dinner, you can retire to watch a movie or your favourite sporting match in Pitalpa's media room fitted with a 65cm HDTV, Foxtel, electric leather recliners and an extensive DVD library.
If you decide to get up early to watch the sunrise, you will be well rewarded. Rug up on the deck with a pot of tea or a Nespresso and you can be guaranteed to be joined by our neighbours - who include kangaroos, kookaburras, horses, cows and the odd duck or pelican on the dam.
After breakfast you can head out for a stroll in Pitalpa's paddocks. We have gumboots in various sizes so that enjoy the rural landscape in style and safety.
Once the sun hits the yard arm, you can head out to the vineyards or weekend markets. Vineyards including Hungerford Hill, De Bortoli, Peterson's Champagne House, Balloons Aloft and Bimbadgen Estate are 10 minute's drive along Wine Country Drive.
Central Pokolbin, the Hunter Valley Gardens, Hope Estate, Roche Estate and the other concert venues are all less than 15 minutes from Pitalpa. Taxi services are always available.
If you prefer a round of golf - the local Branxton course is challenging and cheerful. But for something more refined, Crowne Plaza and Cypress Lakes are less than 15 minutes' drive away.
We hope that you love Pitalpa as much as we do.
Reverse cycle hot and cold air conditioning;
Fireplace log burner;
Media room with 65cm HD TV, Foxtel, DVD library and leather recliners;
Bathroom with bath and views and separate rain water shower and hairdryer
Master en suite with double vanity, shower, toilet and hairdryer.
Open plan living and dining room - seats 8.
Huge deck, with timber setting for seat 8.
Timber cot and high chair
1 x Super King bed Master suite with expansive views, deck, WIR, work desk and dressing table;
1 x Queen bedroom - with built in robe and mirror;
2 x King single beds with built in robe and mirror.
2 x extra long Single beds that can be zipped into a King Bed.
Washing machine, dryer, clothes line in door and outdoor, iron and ironing board.