The Lodge is situated 3km south of Scone on the east side of the New England Hwy, set on 300 acres situated in a peaceful setting near Scone at the top of the Hunter Valley, overlooking a magnificent valley of horse studs, dairies and farmland. This Upper Hunter Region provides wineries, art galleries, eateries and world heritage National Parks for your enjoyment.
This simply different B&B comprises three main accommodation rooms, each fully air-conditioned and equipped with their own fireplace, spa, lounge area and concealed courtyard, making each room a private retreat.
The Lodge offers a number of recreational facilities, from outdoor walking tracks, BBQ areas to a fully appointed indoor solar-heated swimming pool.
Meals, other than Breakfast, should be arranged prior to arrival where possible as fresh local produce is used. Local wines are also on offer to complement the meal.
The name Strathearn Park Lodge is derived from history and marks the Celtic settlement history of the region. Scone was originally known as the Parish of Strathearn, and was named after the Palace of Scone in the Scottish valley that marks the ancient crowning place of the kings of Scotland. Today, Scone is the essence of rural life and is known for its famous thoroughbred horse studs and many other horse activities such as rodeos, polo, campdrafts, fine wines and rugged bushland.
THE DREAM COME TRUE
Lyn and Peter welcome you to Strathearn Park Lodge. We designed and built Strathearn Park Lodge in the 90’s as a future retirement plan.
Lyn and I utilised business and Holiday trips looking at private hotels and bed and breakfasts, measuring and photographing different design aspects. Speaking to fellow guests and the facility operators.
Cutting from magazines and pasting with our photos into albums for reference.
It was the little things: spas looking to the outside, spa sides wide enough for a cheese platter and champagne bucket, of course this also made it convenient to get into the spa rather than struggling with those elevated sides often encountered.
The closed off verandahs, for each room, whilst it made the builder shudder, it took away the problem of people walking past your verandah and lack of privacy that most other facilities experience. It also allows you to leave your curtains open to wake up to a fresh country morning.
We come from the hospitality industry, but our aim was always to create a place where people could come and totally relax in the shortest time and that is probably the most common comment we get. The 1km long country driveway, off the main road, arrival at the homestead and the walk into the spacious rooms just creates a feeling of “ Heaven.”
On a balance when people visit on business in the region they say it gives them the room to work and relax and they often get more done here than at the office.
We have had managers operating Strathearn until 2009 but have since that time operated it in our semi-retirement.
All the gardens were designed and created by us and they have matured into pleasant spaces for you to enjoy.
What would we do different? “We should have semi-retired earlier!”
We hope when you stay with us you will appreciate the designed space for peacefulness and tranquility.