The SpaceLovely renovated home with high pressed metal ceilings and fans. Lead-light windows overlook the gardens and characterful quiet street. Located almost in the centre of town. Its only a short walk, passing some lovely old buildings, to almost everything you may need. And a walk, and maybe dinner, alongside the river is not to be missed. Guest AccessGuests have the run of the house including the kitchen and lounge room and deck overlooking the garden. The guest bedroom opens into a living room with a TV, dining table/desk and a day bed, and this opens into a sunny deck (in the mornings) and the garden.
The guest bathroom also adjoins the living room, and so there is quite a lot of privacy in the back end of the house. Interaction with GuestsI will enjoy a chat when our paths cross, and can point you in helpful directions for getting around and seeing both country and city highlights.
I can give you directions to a local secret true country coffee experience, and point you in the direction of my favourites. Yes, there is good coffee in Maitland. And good cheese and wine nearby too. And a couple of very good restaurants. The NeighborhoodA river runs through it (Maitland) and alongside are cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and shops, all close by and easy to walk to. There are numerous antique and op shops to browse in and some interesting old churches nearby. Church bells chime on the hour in a way reminiscent of Europe.
Maitland’s renowned leading edge art gallery is three blocks away and the newly refurbished Reading cinema is a short 3-minute walk away, and tickets are only $10! There is also a K Mart and Woollies within a five- minute walk.
There are interesting organised, or not, walking tours taking in Maitland’s many heritage buildings. It’s a short drive or bike ride to Walcha waterworks and (ride on) miniature train and picnic area, and Maitland Goal is an interesting famous local attraction.
The picturesque historical port town of Morpeth with its rare 1898 timber truss road bridge, wonderful fresh bread bakery, and retained street awnings, is only a scenic seven-minute drive away.
Visits to Newcastle, Barrington Tops, and Port Stevens are all easy day trips. The Hunter Valley wineries are close by and attending concerts in the vineyards of Pokolbin is easy from Maitland with plentiful coach pickups and turnarounds.
Wander two to three blocks in any direction and you will run into horses, cows, goats, chickens, and maybe llamas. You are in a city, but in the country. The air is fresh. There are many old stately homes and estates around Maitland and views to the hills of the Hunter Valley and beyond.
In five minutes you cam find yourself meandering through picturesque countryside on an almost deserted country roads lined with cows, horses, sheep, farmsteads and old barns. Getting AroundIts an easy and interesting walk to the main railway station, cafes, pubs and restaurants and shops of all kinds, the regional art gallery, cinema and churches.
Parking is right outside, on a quiet street, and free.
Its twenty minutes by train to Newcastle university and 30 or less to Newcastle. Other Things to NoteI now have Wifi!
Children stay free.
The historic main railway station is two blocks away.
Maitland's award winning (for its architecture) art gallery is also a short walk away.
The river and main shopping street with cafes and restaurants is even closer.
The cinema is around the corner.
Parking is always available right outside on the street. Street parking is not monitored, but i have visitors permits anyway for your peace of mind.
Maitland is like a small vibrant city surrounded by countryside. Its very peaceful.
Note also; sorry there is no microwave.