Nurrewin is a traditional hardwood pole house, sited in a wilderness sanctuary, on a small elevated plain with beautiful views on surrounding valley and mountains. Owned by french/australian painter/sculptor/musician it is very private and beautifully decorated and furnished. The property has 70 acres to explore, perfect for bushwalking on ancient aboriginal land, bird watching, relaxing or doing yoga on the large decks, making art, or visiting Wollombi 10 min and the Hunter Valley Wineries.
Inside there is a lovely rustic kitchen to prepare delicious meals, opening on a high ceilings sunny sitting room with a wood fire slow combustion. All opening to beautiful high verandahs, and very large decks with dining tables, sitting areas and a fountain. There is another wood fire slow combustion in the dining room and 3 bedrooms, King/Queen/Double. One bathroom inside with flushing toilet and an outside shower and a log drop toilet.
There is also a great wood barbecue area, and in case of total fire ban, a Weber gas barbecue.
TV with DVD, WIFI/Internet, telephone landline and an Optus line is crossing the property, we get good signal in some areas
Access to 70 acres of a wilderness sanctuary on the border of Corrabare State Forest. There is a fire trail road crossing the property and few bushwalks to go to aboriginal caves, ancient rocks, native forests.
There are also 3 dams, to cool down in summer.
There is an artist studio in another building on the property which can be occupied sometimes by the artist, you are welcome to come and have a look and maybe be inspired
Nurrowin is a wilderness sanctuary, on the border of the Corrabare State Forest, an area unique in the world and full of abundant assortment of Australian native animals: wallabies, kangaroos, wombat, goannas, turtles and myriad of birds such as Lyrebirds, King Parrots, Bower birds, Bell birds, Wedge-tailed eagles...etc
Nurrewin is 10 minutes form the historic township of Wollombi and the Lower Hunter Valley wineries and vineyards, the Upper Hunter is about 30 minutes away.
The Mount Yengo which is of great significance for indigenous Australians, is visible from the top of the property, and closeby there are a number of walking tracks and 4WD tracks to explore the depth of the Yengo National Park.
The location of the house is at the end of Narone Creek Road, unsealed dirt road, which is fine for normal solid cars, the last 2 kms is a private track and a wildlife sanctuary, and they are a couple of steep ascent and many wildlife, so we recommend to go slowly and drive carefully. It is a beautiful drive all the way to the house
Interaction with guests
I can always be contacted by phone or messaging.
Sometimes I stay in the artist studio, I can provide information on walks and local history, including local landmarks, and if desired I can accompany you on day walks in the area for small fee.
Other things to note
Summer months can be hot, we don't provide air conditioning, only fans.