Highclere Farm – Fishers Hill

451 Fishers Hill Road, Fishers Hill NSW 2421

Four-Star Self-Contained Accommodation in the stunning Paterson Valley

Highclere Farm is an ideal homestead sitting on a rolling 50 acres with its very own long Paterson River frontage. It offers boutique style accommodation for up to 10 across two connected pavilions - the Living Pavilion and a Bedroom Pavilion.

Highclere Farm may be booked flexibily as 5, 4 or 3 Bedroom alternatives. The homestead is ultimate accommodation with style for family, friends or those seeking the seclusion of a country retreat close to the Maitland and Newcastle area.

Two and a half hours from Sydney, 30 mins from Maitland and 1 hour to the Hunter Valley, Pokolbin Wine Country or the World Heritage Barrington Tops.

Country Chic Guesthouse

Find out more about our exciting and indulgent packages and special offers that can be tailored to suit your event or needs, including:

  • Whole Homestead bookings - for weddings or special family and friends getaways
  • Corporate Retreats - contact us for special corporate, daily, weekly or whole house rates
  • Celebration Packages - honeymoon or wedding anniversary - or just to spoil yourself
  • Private Dining and Catering Packages
  • Event Transfers - for weddings and concerts, off-site restaurant bookings, or for airport, rail or bus pick-up and return

The Homestead is uniquely styled with contemporary amenities alongside an eclectic mix of restored furniture and vintage collectibles.

The Living Pavilion

This pavilion features an open-plan living area that flows between the dining room with seating for 10 and two distinct sitting rooms, one featuring a deco-style fireplace.

Featuring: Gas Fire Place | Plasma screen TV | DVD | Bose Player | Board games | Books & magazines | DVDs | Ceiling Fan & Radiator | BBQ | Ample car parking.

The gourmet kitchen is equipped with Smeg and Ilve appliances that make your self-catered choice easy. The laundry offers Miele appliances.

Featuring: Microwave oven | Gas cook top stove with electric oven | Dishwasher | Cooking utensils & condiments | Toaster | Electric kettle | Washing machine and dryer.

This pavilion has one queen bedroom with views over the captivating valley and a separate bright white bathroom. Featuring: Pillow top mattress | Down pillows | Duvets and blankets | Radiator heaters & fans | Plush towels and toiletries.

The Bedroom Pavilion

This uniquely-styled 4 bedroom pavilion boasts 3 queen bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, each with separate door access to the veranda or inter-connecting internal doors. There is a separate bathroom accessible from the veranda or an internal door from a vestibule room. One queen bedroom has an open ensuite with a claw-foot bath.

Featuring: Pillow top mattress | Down pillows | Duvets and blankets | Radiator heaters & fans | Plush towels and toiletries.

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History

Say hello to history at Highclere - the very heart of the Paterson River Valley. Highclere means 'Bright Water' in old English, reflecting the connection with this ancient river.

This valley is where Dorothea MacKeller formed her impressions for 'I love a Sunburnt Country', Captain Thunderbolt the highwayman wandered and Henry Lindeman established his first Vineyard.

The history of the river valleys of the Paterson, Allyn and Williams, flowing from the Barringtons to join with the Hunter River, reach back to the first European settlers and long before that the Wonnarua and Worimi people. In 1801 Colonel William Paterson and his party surveyed the district beside the three rivers. They travelled up the Paterson River as far as Mt Breckin which overlooks Highclere Farm and our stretch of this river. This area is about abundance - its red cedar, dairies, oranges, tobacco and wine all shipped from Paterson to Morpeth River Port. In the local dialect 'Tocal means 'plenty'.

In January 1812 Governor Lachlan Macquarie permitted five convict men to take up small farms on the Paterson River. After the first free land grant in the area in 1821, Edward and Mary Kealy began their colonial experience as free Irish emigrant servants in 1822 near Paterson village. Showing tenacity and ingenuity, in 1830, they took up what was to become 'Summer Hill’ - 1,400 acres on the Paterson River. Highclere is the northern most part of Summer Hill and that inspiring story.

Testimonials

Sam McDonagh, Air BnB General Manager - Australia New Zealand
" What an amazing place! Highclere Farm is serenity personified - felt like we were in a wonderland. Edward and Leehave really got it right here - the mix of old and new and high-end all the way. The kids didn't want to leave. Would love to go back. "
Laci Horner, Houzz Sales Manager - Australia New Zealand
" I booked a reservation at Highclere Farm for our first ever company retreat in Australia. We work for the world's largest home design and remodeling site, so as a group we have very high expectations for good design. I can say without a doubt Highclere farm far surpassed our wildest expectations. There were 6 of us in tow, and it couldn't have been more comfortable accommodations. Edward and Lee sent me a massive breakdown of everything about the property, what to expect, things to do, etc. The service was impeccable. I'm a snob for great hotels and am always hesitant with Airbnbs, and this definitely eliminated those hesitations! Highclere Farm is truly a special place. From the incredible stars, to the kangaroo passing through, it's something I won't be forgetting anytime soon. In fact, we were just there last weekend and all I want to do this weekend is book my next stay. I know it sounds over the top, but I have 5 other colleagues that would say the same thing. You're not going to find another Airbnb of this caliber. I would say just book it, but don't because then I can't! "
Sarah Halling
" Highclere Farm took me back to a quote I once read in Voyeur, Virgin in flight magazine... They asked the nations' top taste makers, business brains and entrepreneurs to reveal their idea of ultimate luxury. Penny Rafferty, Executive office of Luxury Lodges quotes: 'The freedom to experience things rare and genuine. Clean air, water and a pristine natural environment, shared with loved ones - along with great food and wine, music and laughter.' From beginning to end, Edward and Lee made us feel at home. We can't say more than we would go back in a heart beat for any occasion to re-experience Highclere Farm all over again! "
Stay at Highclere Farm in the beautiful and secluded Paterson Valley
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