Hunter Valley Stays is proud to present Mindaribba Estate, a seventy-acre property set on the banks of the Paterson River in the picturesque Hunter Valley. Mindaribba - A Hunter (Aboriginal meaning) is a spectacular and gracious 1800’s house and cottage combining regional heritage with modern architecture to create a stunning stay experience. Located minutes from the villages of Lorn and Morpeth, 15 minutes to Maitland and less than half an hour to the vineyards, restaurants, wedding and concert venues of Wine Tocal and Wine Country. Mindaribba Estate is only one hour’s drive from the city and beaches of Newcastle and only two hours to Sydney. A tree-lined driveway welcomes you to a magical setting with magnificent park-like grounds, clipped hedgerows, beautiful old trees, breathtaking rural views and of course, the Paterson River.
Mindaribba Estate is centred around a stunning in-ground pool and comprises of a heritage Mindaribba House, a contemporary kitchen, dining and living wing as well as the conversion of the property’s original dairy into a charming garden stay for two guests called Ribba Cottage. Combined, the house and cottage create the perfect Estate stay for up to 10 guests seeking a private and luxurious holiday, family and friends’ reunion, wedding guests or, a small conference destination at this iconic, Hunter property.
Mindaribba House features four very generously sized bedrooms featuring ornate high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, original timber floorboards, beautiful, polished cedar joinery, chandeliers, and decorative fireplaces. With 2.5 shared bathrooms, the stunning main bathroom features a granite natural stone bathtub – perfect for a relaxing soak.
Although the detail, charm and character speak to the property’s’ grand pastural history, Mindribba Estate has all the benefits of air-conditioning, Wi-Fi connectivity and entertainment for all your guests needs, as well as a beautiful interior games room with traditional billiard table, board games and books to provide hours of fun and relaxation for all.
The dramatic and contemporary main living wing has vaulted cathedral ceilings and an ultra-modern kitchen with an incredible timber slab island bench. Gather friends and family around this epic bench for drinks, canapes and good times or sit at the Danish inspired dining table for a hearty breakfast or a gourmet dinner with locally sourced wines, baked goods and produce. This generous space has a sitting area with large picture windows to take in the rural views or, snuggle on the deeply comfortable lounge to watch a movie, read or tell stories over wine and cheese. The tall stone fireplace adds warmth to the room all year round. Six sets of French doors allow this space to flow on to shaded lush green lawn, garden, and gazebo on one side and to a leafy veranda, covered alfresco dining, BBQ and day beds surrounding the pool terrace on the other.
Stroll across the lawn and down the little lane to Ribba Cottage, the Estates’ one bedroom, shower bathroom with self-contained cottage with kitchen, casual sitting room and huge outdoor stone bathtub on the riverbank.
Mindaribba Estate will impress you and all your guests, and we welcome you have a truly unique experience at this restful and iconic property.
Please Note: Mindaribba Estate has been lovingly prepared for guest accommodation only and is not a venue, therefore the owners and Hunter Valley Stays do not permit functions or gathering at the property beyond the 10 guests registered and booked to stay on-site.
The Paterson River accessible from this property is for agricultural purposes only and for guests’ safety, no water sports or swimming is permitted from the banks for the river at any point.
Being a working, agricultural property, we wanted guests to know that on occasion, to expect the seasonal life of the farm to occur and they may see the Farm Manager on his tractor or tending to the livestock.
Please note this property is NOT pet friendly.
Please note property site inspections are not offered at this property.
Please note, Mindaribba has exterior security cameras to monitor the exterior of the home only for the protection of the property. Security cameras are commonplace at many of our rural properties. Footage is private and remains the property of the owner, and will only be used for insurance liability reasons, to monitor occupancy and other policies noted in our Terms & Conditions. They, in no way, are there to infringe upon the expectation of privacy of guests in these exterior areas. To disable or obscure the cameras is prohibited and may result in loss of security deposit or eviction.
Maximum 10 guests or 10 guests in individual beds
Bedroom One - 1 x King Bed or 2 King Singles (2)
Bedroom Two - 1 x King Bed or 2 King Singles (2)
Bedroom Three - 1 x King Bed or 2 King Singles (2)
Bedroom Four -1 x King Bed or 2 King Singles (2)
Bedroom One - 1 King Bed or 2 King Singles (2)
Weekend - (Thu-Fri or Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun) minimum 2 nights for up to 10 guests (adults or children) $1,500 per night
Midweek - (Mon - Thu) minimum 2 nights for up to 10 guests (adults or children) $1,125 per night
Infants under 2 are free.
Please note that a $40 booking fee is applicable for all bookings made.
A security deposit/bond of $1000 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.
Please contact us for a customised quote for longer stays of 3 nights and over.
A 1-night stay may be accepted at discretion of Management within 14 days of the prospective arrival date. A surcharge is applicable on the 1-night stay, this will be calculated by our staff and quoted to you before the booking is confirmed.
Weekend Public Holiday, Easter, Christmas, and New Year periods require a minimum 3 night stay full weekend rate.
Concert and special event weekends in the Hunter Valley will have a set minimum night requirement to stay and may attract a surcharge.
This Private Home is proudly Property Managed by Hunter Valley Stays on the Owner’s behalf.