Wake up to the sound of kookaburras and the magical sight of the mist covered Paterson River as the morning sun glitters in the dewdrops that blanket the lush green fields of Mt Rivers. This is not the stuff of dreams but the everyday reality that awaits you.
With 3.5 kilometres of exclusive frontage to one of New South Wales’s most beautiful waterways this idyllic and quintessentially Australian paradise offers over 200 acres of private sprawling countryside that is yours alone to explore.
Perfect for all the family there is kayaking, bush walking, bathing in the abundant swimming holes and dams and, for golfers, a 400m driving range. Perhaps you’d like to take a picnic atop one of the many hills overlooking the adjacent farms and river flats or roast marshmallows over a pre-prepared campfire as you gaze up at the cosmos like you’ve never seen it before.
For the little ones there is a tree house, chook shed where they can collect freshly laid eggs every morning, goats and ponies to pat. For the romantics the homestead boasts two open fireplaces, an outdoor bathtub, infinity edge swimming pool and breathtaking views of the river and its surrounds.
At twilight the kangaroos and echidna surface for a forage and frolic in plain sight of the house and fish jump as dragonflies dance on the river in a symphony of movement and colour. If you fancy yourself a 'piscator', a catch of the day is almost guaranteed with every cast at this hour.
For bird watchers: Rosellas, Lorikeets, Galahs and Black Cockatoos fill the air with song whilst black swans, pelicans, ducks and kingfishers grace the river stills and hawks, kites and majestic wedge-tailed eagles soar watchfully above.
Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins are ripe for the picking in the grove during the winter months, with wild pomegranate and peaches awaiting discovery elsewhere on the property by the discerning gatherer. Farm eggs, milk and wine from a local vineyard will form part of your welcome hamper with lamb from the local butcher and damper prepared onsite available as an extra treat for you and your guests should you so desire by special request.
At Mt Rivers an experience like no other beckons and, with six bedrooms four bathrooms and accommodation for up to seventeen guests 15 adults and 2 children, promises to deliver you and your loved ones the adventure of a lifetime.
All guests will be personally greeted on arrival by the estate managers and shown this beautiful property.
Private catering is also available at the property exclusively through Hunter Concierge.
Other facilities that this fabulous property has are;
- An spa outdoor bath
- Recycle air conditioning throughout
- Two open fireplaces
- Two full size fridges
- Large open country style kitchen complete with all “city-slicker” mod cons
- Internal laundry with industrial washer and dryer
- Three 500 litre hot water heaters
- Infinity pool
- Sonos multi-room sound system
- Two living rooms
- Full size pool/snooker table
- 65” LCD smart TVs with DVD/Blu-ray player due to location no free-to-air is available
- DVD library
- Board games
- 12 seater dining table
- Two outdoor lounge settings
- Alfresco dining tables and seating for 14 people
- Poolside deckchairs
- Beefeater stainless steel BBQ
- Fire pit overlooking the river
- Four kayaks
- Croquet set
- Cricket set
- Pets welcome, including horses
- Pony rides and riding lessons available upon request at a cost to the guest
Maximum 15 adults and 2 children or 12 adults and 2 children in individual beds
Bedroom One - 1 King bed with ensuite 2
Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed 2
Bedroom Three - Double bunk bed with single bed above suitable for a child only under 12 additional single trundle bed available upon request 3
Bedroom Four - Double bunk bed with single bed above suitable for a child only under 12 additional single trundle bed available upon request 3
Bedroom Five Mezzanine - 1 x King Bed or 2 King Singles plus 2 single beds 4
Bedroom Six Love Shack - 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed with ensuite 3
Bedding configurations cannot be changed less than 14 days prior to arrival date
Linen for the trundle beds is not supplied unless requested.
Occupancy is based on 2 or more guests per bedroom - single occupancy will attract a $60 linen fee
Weekend - minimum 2 nights for up to 8 guests adults or children $1800 per night Thu-Fri or Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun
Midweek - minimum 2 nights for up to 8 guests adults or children $1350 per night Mon-Thu
Extra adults are charged at $125 per person per night
Children aged 2-12 are charged at $100 per child per night
Infants under 2 are free.
Pets are charged at $30 each per stay.
Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available on long stays of 3 nights and over.
One night stays are available midweek and will attract a surcharge.
Weekend one night stays may be available and 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.
A security deposit/bond of $2,000 is required for The Lodge at Mount Rivers, processed as a credit card pre-authorisation on a card you provide to us during the registration process. A pre-authorisation is a temporary hold on a security deposit, making these funds unavailable to the cardholder until the charge is cleared. These funds will be held approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival, so please ensure the funds are available at this time. Depending on your bank your security deposit/bond is held for between 3 to 31 business days international cards may take up to 31 working days. You will not see the amount returned as a refund, the amount will release back to your available funds.