WINNER OF GIO BEST SMALL BUSINESS OF 2011 NATIONAL AWARD
An oasis in the middle of the countryside, Segenhoe Inn is a multi award winning property, circa 1837 and is one of the few remaining colonial properties in Australia. The imposing nature of the building makes it a prominent and well known historic icon in the area, the richest horse country in the world with around 88 horse studs of international status.
The main sandstone 2 storey building is of typical Georgian architecture with walls “2 feet thick”.
This is a magnificent colonial 10 bedroom homestead which is currently being used as a Luxury Boutique Hotel and Bed and Breakfast with 9 rooms to let. However, because of owner illness it is being offered for sale as a family home with the opportunity for continuing business being offered to future tenants if they so desire. If this is the case the opportunity to buy furniture and furnishings room by room is available. The bedrooms are all luxuriously and individually decorated and the property is well suited to romantics and groups of friends or family who wish to make the Inn theirs for a night or weekend in the case of a continuing business. Segenhoe has a reputation for being the very best place to stay in the region.
Segenhoe Inn has a 24 hour restaurant licence, the only one in the area, and the dining room is currently run as an intimate white linen/silver service restaurant for in house guests and the public alike. It is currently configured to include a formal parlour off the dining room with another large and comfortable guest living room which acts as a home theatre. The Inn also has the original bar from which “the best coffee in the district”, alcoholic beverages and meals are served, in summer on the front covered verandah, in winter in the bar itself. The original clean and dry cellar allows for massive storage.
A large 3 car plus garage has been refurbished in such a way that it serves as both car storage and function centre when required, weddings, seminars etc. Attached to the function centre is a large laundry, gymnasium and cool room. A brick and weatherboard outbuilding with adjoining skillion roof serves as workshed and miscellaneous storage.
Described by the Sun Herald as “a very special place” Segenhoe Inn has original fire places, original fuel stove in working order, recycled A/C, ceiling fans in every room and manicured gardens where weddings and garden parties are staged. The property is set on 2 acres and the paddocks at the back of the Inn can be used by horses and other animals and are sub divisible according to the Council. The adjoining paddocks are fenced into three individual areas and have been used for adjistment. These areas could also be leased, or subdivided for commercial purposes. The Koi Pond sits by “the old miners shack” another favourite spot for Aussie weddings.
Segenhoe Inn, part of the original Segenhoe Estate established in 1824, is in close proximity to vineyards, horse studs, golf and tennis courts, Glenbawn Dam, other historic properties and magnificent scenic drives which transport explorers off into some of the most beautiful country and best kept secrets in the State. The Inn sits in the middle of the Heritage Trail carved out in the footsteps of our exploring forebears by the legendary R.M. Williams. The Trail provides for safe adventuring on foot, horseback or mountain bike and runs from Victoria to Cairns. A well kept secret, the Trail can take between 18 months to 2 years to complete but has been designed so that it can be covered in sections so modern day explorers can return again and again and take up where they left off.
The property is situated on the New England Highway about 3.5 hours north West of Sydney and 2 hours from Newcastle. Scone and Muswellbrook sit 10 minutes either side of Aberdeen and ensure good shopping and social amenities. There are 2 excellent schools in Aberdeen, primary and high school and a grammar school in Scone. Hospitals are close by in both Scone and Muswellbrook and work abounds.
For those who long for the graciousness and gentleness of a bygone era, white linen and silver service dining, luxurious accommodation and the finest hospitality in the midst of the surrounding serenity of award winning gardens, then you will find no better than what is offered at Segenhoe Inn. However fortunately the Inn has not had major commercial restructuring done and therefore easily serves as a magnificent family home, could be reconfigured for another business, remain as it is today with and enviable award winning reputation, the finest accommodation and eatery in the area with a very promising future, or it could serve as a large family home housing more than one family if applicable. The opportunities are endless
Historians, gardeners and those looking for a country business just 1.5million as a walk in, walk out continuing business.