In a region famous for producing some of the finest thoroughbred racehorses in the country, Strathearn Park Lodge is ideally positioned on 300 golden acres overlooking this magnificent valley of horse studs, dairies and farmland. Beautifully appointed, this luxury guesthouse epitomises fine living, featuring three deluxe queen size suites. With warm honey tones of recycled timbers, spa baths with country vistas and nice broad ledges for an ice bucket or cheese platter, and special touches to delight and enchant such as a decanter of port, a jar of home made biscuits, and a fireplace and supplies for candlelight romance, guests are sure to experience pure relaxation from the moment they arrive. With private enclosed verandahs and gardens off each suite, absolute privacy is assured. Comfortable couches are cosy in the firelight, and there's TV/DVD/CD and free Wifi. A communal living area and dining room is available to all guests, and room service is provided. A heated indoor pool is candlelit in the evenings, and the mediterranean style gardens are filled with colour and perfume, with lavender, roses and plenty of established trees throughout.
Take a food and wine tour - visit Pukura Estate Olive Farm, Cruishanks Wines and Two Rivers Wines. Hunter Belle Cheese have a splendid cafe and produce their own cheese, fudge, gelato and butter. Spend the day at the historic town of Murrurundi which has a number of quality cafes and interesting galleries, particularly Haydon Hall and Michael Reid Gallery. The nearby Barrington Tops National Park is one of the most diverse environments in Australia. From western grasslands to subtropical and sub alpine forests, you can visit the breathtaking Thunderbolts Lookout, The Firs, and Polblue Swamp. Or you might like to tour the thoroughbred studs in the region, or the local trout farm or goldfield town of Nundle. There's so much to see and do, and the local produce is spectacular.