THE LONGHOUSE

Accommodation in a Vineyard

THE LONGHOUSE

 

Contemporary Hunter Valley Accommodation

The Longhouse
The longhouse kitchen
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FEATURES

Two queen bedrooms

Cool polished tallowood floors and timber details, a subtle colour palette and stylish decor, create a modern Australian theme. The fully equipped kitchens in each of the three units are a feature, offering a huge formed insitu concrete island bench, induction cooktop, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher as well as a washing machine and dryer.

Each unit is larger than 4 combined average hotel rooms.

Fully Air-conditioned
Multi room view slow combustion fireplace
Flat screen TV, foxtel and DVD player.
Huge opening walls and sliding doors for each living space
Non – smoking rooms
Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Complete cooking aids for each kitchen
Separate BBQ for each unit.

Sorry -no pets

Longhouse
Internal view
ACTIVITIES
  • wine tasting
  • restaurants
  • hot air ballooning
  • horse riding
  • walks
  • concerts
  • relaxing
deck
ENVIRONMENT

The Longhouse project was initiated by Newcastle architecture students Jo and Dean, who decided to put their gap year to good use and transform their textbook studies into a real life project. With little opportunity during their uni days to actually create anything the duo were keen to get their hands dirty and put their knowledge to the test.

From is beginning in 2009, the Longhouse would take more than two years to complete and involve the services, assistance and backing of many.

To purchase the vineyard the group sourced funding from their families. More than 40 Hunter based and national businesses provided over $300,000 worth of support. Expert architects oversaw the design, and students from around the world volunteered their time, working alongside experienced builders and engineers.

And the result? A resounding success given the stamp of approval by esteemed Australian architects like Peter Stutchbury.

The building takes its design inspiration from Australian rural architecture, and materials used within the project include timber cladding from a 130-year-old West Australian woolshed, and corrugated iron.

It sits in design harmony with modern materials like concrete, and plywood, while also including environmentally responsible design principles like solar collection and water harvesting.

With so much air flow there’s little need for air con even on those hot vineyard days, an important feature with an environmentally responsive design solution being an integral part of the overall design.

Longhouse entrance
bedroom

What we love…

The Longhouse at Pokolbin offers the perfect weekend or midweek getaway for couples accommodation and small groups. Set among gently sloping chardonnay vines on a 25-hectare vineyard – and with views to Barrington Tops and the Brokenback mountain range, guests can snuggle up to the cosy fire with a glass of wine in winter or walk through the vineyard and watch the resident kangaroos hop by.


Tell me more

Built by architecture students using timber from a 130-year-old woolshed in Western Australia, these three two-bedroom units open onto a long communal deck. Lounge areas look out over the vineyard creating the ultimate in indoor/outdoor lifestyle.


Get the Facts

Where is it? Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

What? Contemporary house

Styles of Accommodation? 3 x two bedroom self contained villas (adjoining)

Who?  One or two couples or a small family, or the three villas can be rented for larger communal gatherings.

Accessible? Wheelchair access

How much?

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Sounding Good?  Read on…

Built using the latest design principles with a large focus on recycled materials, the architecture of The Longhouse has resulted in a building that minimises its environmental footprint while maximising its practical use and enjoyment by guests.

The Longhouse has 3 two bedroom suites, designed to suit two couples in each. The Longhouse open onto a long communal deck. Accessed by a heavy corrugated-iron sliding door, the units have an industrial feel with polished concrete benches and utilities such as fridges and dishwashers cleverly hidden behind a wall of pine cupboards. Bathrooms are sleek and black and the bedding is snowy white. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors mean the view is central, whatever the weather

Address: 385 Palmers Lane Pokolbin, NSW

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The Longhouse

FEATURES
  • Two queen bedrooms
  • Cool polished tallowood floors and timber details, a subtle colour palette and stylish decor, create a modern Australian theme.
  • The fully equipped kitchens in each of the three units are a feature, offering a huge formed concrete island bench, induction cooktop, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher as well as a washing machine and dryer.
  • Each unit is larger than 4 combined average hotel rooms.
  • Fully Air-conditioned
  • Multi room view
  • slow combustion fireplace
  • Flat screen TV, foxtel and DVD player.
  • Huge opening walls and sliding doors for each living space
  • No smoking rooms
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
  • Complete cooking aids for each kitchen
  • Separate BBQ for each unit.
ACTIVITIES
  • wine tasting
  • restaurants
  • hot air ballooning
  • horse riding
  • walks
  • concerts
  • vineyard tours
  • relaxing
ENVIRONMENT

The Longhouse project was initiated by Newcastle architecture students Jo and Dean, who decided to put their gap year to good use and transform their textbook studies into a real life project. With little opportunity during their uni days to actually create anything the duo were keen to get their hands dirty and put their knowledge to the test.

From is beginning in 2009, the Longhouse would take more than two years to complete and involve the services, assistance and backing of many.

To purchase the vineyard the group sourced funding from their families. More than 40 Hunter based and national businesses provided over $300,000 worth of support. Expert architects oversaw the design, and students from around the world volunteered their time, working alongside experienced builders and engineers.

And the result? A resounding success given the stamp of approval by esteemed Australian architects like Peter Stutchbury.

The building takes its design inspiration from Australian rural architecture, and materials used within the project include timber cladding from a 130-year-old West Australian woolshed, and corrugated iron.

It sits in design harmony with modern materials like concrete, and plywood, while also including environmentally responsible design principles like solar collection and water harvesting.

 With so much air flow there’s little need for air con even on those hot vineyard days, an important feature with an environmentally responsive design solution being an integral part of the overall design.