Springfield is one of Hunter Valley Wine Country's iconic holdings. Sprawling some 114 rolling acres with breathtaking views of the Brokenback Range, the meandering homestead is set in serene leafy grounds and immaculately kept. Surrounded by some of the Hunter's most beautiful estates, vineyards and restaurants, it is just an hour to the sandy beaches of Newcastle and two hours to the CBD of Sydney.
Avenues of Chanticleer pear trees, a stunning sandstone entrance and handmade timber gates offer a very warm welcome each and every time you arrive. At the end of the driveway, striking organic shapes contrast against traditional architecture to create a cloistered courtyard filled with blossoms in spring and laden with lemons as the months grow colder.
Inside, beautiful polished timber boards and soaring ceilings are bathed in natural Northern light and jaw-dropping views as far as the Barrington and Brokenback ranges quickly capture your attention. The central living space is flanked on all sides by wide covered and open decks, offering an abundance of entertaining options through the day and a crackling open fire adorned with a beautiful pink Louis XV marble mantel is the place to draw to with a glass of Hunter red as the sunlight fades. The living space flows freely to an equally impressive dining space and the kitchen, complete with large pantry, natural Calacatta marble island and stainless benches is both very practical and fitting for this beautiful home.
An Eastern wing incorporates a generous main bedroom complete with walk-in robe, home office and an ensuite which features its own private garden connecting you to the natural environment even when you're taking a shower. The larger Western wing houses a stunning billiard room, conservatory, library, powder room, laundry and service room in addition to two large bedrooms and the main bathroom. The rooms are generous with walk-in robes, private covered decks and one even has a small loft. The main bathroom is a feature in itself with a cute window above a deep-soak stone bath capturing the established Elm trees outside.
A large in-ground pool connects a separate guest pavilion which is fully self-contained and perfect for extended family or friends who need their own space. Cars, farm machinery and toys are well catered for in the double garage, second double garage and nearby machinery shed. Three earth dams, irrigation allocation from the Hunter Wine Country PID, excellent fencing and post-and-rail cattle yards round out a very rare offering.