Whether you are looking for a luxurious country home for your family holiday, large group of friends, wedding destination or a corporate vine stay experience, Degen Estate and the accompanying Hillcrest House will delight you and your guests.
Degen is located high above the surrounding vineyards with sweeping views across the Brokenback Range, the 54 acre estate of Degen Wines is privately set in the beating heart of the Hunter Valley wine country.
Degen Estate features designer interiors throughout the large open-plan house, with five bedrooms as well as two self-contained cottages, each with two bedrooms. The Estate offers 9 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms comfortably accommodating up to 20 guests.
The main house directly overlooks the vineyard of Degen Wines and is set amongst manicured lawns, an established fruit orchard and native trees. Perfect for entertaining, enjoy the wide paved verandahs, BBQ area and travertine pool terrace which leads to the stunning swimming pool. On the western side, the inviting Summer House with its deep lounges and its’ own private deck is perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets. The living room features comfortable leather lounges and is perfect for relaxing with a book or watching your favourite film on the widescreen TV. The fully equipped contemporary galley-style kitchen has European appliances, stone bench tops and everything you would need to cater for your large group. The huge custom-made dining table dominates the room and brings everyone together making every meal a special occasion.
The accompanying self-contained cottages each have two bedrooms and feature luxury bedding, a modern bathroom, kitchen and open living space spilling out to an open verandah with BBQ and private views of the vineyards.
Hillcrest House is located just across the laneway from Degen Estate in easy walking distance. Set in an elevated location in the heart of Pokolbin's Wine Country, this picturesque property sits on 14 charming acres and enjoys delightful views of the Brokenback and Watagan ranges. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and accommodation for up to 7 guests, relax and enjoy this property in all seasons.
Tastefully decorated with wooden parquetry flooring throughout, a roaring combustion fire, elegant dining room and modern kitchen, you'll feel right at home when you stretch out on the generous lounge with a magazine or laze the afternoon away with a delicious cheese platter over a good catch up with friends.
For the warmer months, Hillcrest House has a sparkling in-ground pool with views of the rolling hills beyond, a generous covered outdoor entertaining area. Pick some fresh herbs from the vegetable garden and cook up a bbq for you and your friends or simply enjoy sipping glass of fine Hunter wine whilst watching the Hunter sunsets. To ensure your comfort the property features three rooms that are fully air-conditioned and fans are installed throughout. Hillcrest House also has a fully fenced yard for your four-legged friends (Call us regarding pet friendly details)!
You will only be moments to surrounding vineyards and concert venues such as Bimbadgen Estate and Hope Estate, The Vintage Golf Resort and within five minutes of the Hunter Expressway.
Your first wine tasting of course is just a short walk away at the charming cellar door of Degen Wines.
Both properties together make for the ultimate group getaway pair!
NOTE: Please be aware below accommodation features are a list of combined features of both properties.
Please note that this property IS pet friendly.
ACCOMMODATION - DEGEN ESTATE AND HILLCREST HOUSE
Degen Estate and Hillcrest House can accommodate up to 27 guests or 25 guests in individual beds.
HOUSE plus TWO COTTAGES - 18-20 guests sharing or in separate beds
Bedroom One - King bed or two king singles
Bedroom Two - King bed or two king singles
Bedroom Three - King bed or two king singles
Bedroom Four - King bed or two king singles
Bedroom Five - King bed or two king singles
Cottage 1- Bedroom One - King bed or two king singles
Cottage 1- Bedroom Two - King bed or two king singles
Cottage 2- Bedroom One - King bed or two king singles
Cottage 2- Bedroom Two - King bed or two king singles
Degen Estate has two foldaway beds available for the main house only to take accommodation numbers to 20 if required.
HILLCREST HOUSE - up to 7 guests or 5 in separate beds
Bedroom One - 1 x King Bed or 2 x King Single Beds (2)
Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed with en-suite (2)
Bedroom Three - 1 Queen Bed (2)
Bedroom Four - 1 x Single Bed (1)
Weekend - minimum 2 nights, for up to 24 guests is $3320 per night (Use of Degen Estate and Hillcrest House - 13 Bedrooms) (Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat, or Sat-Sun)
Midweek - minimum 2 nights, for up to 24 guests is $2515 per night (Use of Degen Estate and Hillcrest House - 13 Bedrooms) (Mon-Tues-Wed)
Additional adults above the minimum of 24 are charged at $90 per person per night.
Additional children above the minimum of 24 are charged at $60 per child per night.
Infants under 2 years free of charge.
Pets are accepted at Hillcrest House only and are charged at $30 each per stay.
A security deposit/bond of $2800.00 is required for your stay and is payable as a credit card pre- authorisation. This will be processed approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival, so please ensure the funds are available at this time.
CATERING and IN HOUSE CHEFS
All in-house chefs and caterers to Degen Estate are exclusively provided and managed by our partners Hunter Concierge on-site.
Weekend Public Holiday bookings must be 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 25 guests, and a concert surcharge may apply.
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.