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Artisans On The Hill
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Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I just spent a weekend here with friends. From the moment we arrived Peter & Christine we like friend s we had known for years. Peter took my friend and I into his workshop where we learned the finer points to wood turning. Our wives spent the morning shopping in Wingham and then did a precious metal clay workshop and made some very unique pieces of jewellery. The rooms were great with very comfy beds, the meals were great and we even had a great night out together with Peter & Christine on Saturday night. There are some really great pieces in their Gallery which are for sale and would make perfect gifts for those hard to buy for. The whole experience would be great for anyone hoping to expand their craft skill or learn new ones. We will certainly be back for more workshops. Thanks so much Peter & Christine for your hospitality and friendship.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Colin C
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I spent a lovely weekend with Peter and Christine, including very much enjoying lunch, dinner and breakfast with them. From the moment we arrived they both made us feel welcome, from offering a cappuccino to showing us our spacious, spotlessly-clean room and the great gallery of locally-crafted items.
We stayed in the Huon Room, which has a particularly comfortable King-size bed and a very spacious private bathroom. There is also a comfortable chair plus lots of storage and hanging space in the room. While this is the premium room, the other rooms also looked very good.
I took the opportunity to have Peter enhance my basic woodturning knowledge with a personally-tailored refresher course, which was terrific. We started with how to establish the optimal shape and then the fine sharpening of chisels for the lathe, then progressed to correct tool-holding and through to turning and polishing a bowl. Thanks to Peter's expert tuition (with a constant eye on safety as well as handy tips) I was able to create a significantly better finish to the timber than I had ever previously achieved. If you're interested in wood turning, regardless of your skill level, I highly recommend a session at Artisans.
The property has panoramic views of the countryside and is an easy three-hour drive from the start of the expressway at Wahroonga (with no dirt roads).
Whether you're interested in the range of craft courses available, or simply a pleasant stay in a peaceful country retreat, I'd genuinely recommend "Artisans on the Hill".

Room Tip: We liked the Huon Room (which has its own bathroom while the others share a bathroom), but all of the rooms are nice.
  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zvirb
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Reviewed October 25, 2014

Peter and Christine are incredibly welcoming and hospitable. Peter went out of his way to show us the artisan workshop and art pieces which was fascinating, and the home cooked meals were delicious around the family table. It was a beautiful setting to relax after a hectic day. Baron, our dog, loved exploring, and we even saw a koala as an added bonus.

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank JuAndKat
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took advantage of a Groupon deal on our trip throughout the North Coast of New South Wales. We were also very curious about Artisans on the Hill and their business model. From our perspective, it worked very well for us. The added bonus of being a short distance from Taree in the green hinterland was actually better than I even thought it could be. Artisans on the Hill is located near the town of Tinonee and overlooks Taree from the cafe. This complex is the home of hosts Christine and Peter, with adjoining private accommodation of three suites. One is self contained with ensuite, while the other two access a shared bathroom. There is also a common area providing access to a kitchenette with fridge, tea and coffee etc. A spacious workshop area is located behind the accommodation buildings and that’s where the passion is unleashed in a huge range of classes taught by Christine and Peter and other guest artisans. Peter and Christine are very welcoming and friendly and we felt ‘at home’ very quickly, which is just as well as the couple also invite you to share their living space (common area) which is a cafe by day and their living room at night. While this certainly is a little unusual, it actually works very well and on one particular night we met a number of artisans, elating after one of the workshops, who all had very interesting stories. The rooms don’t have their own TV’s, but the main living area has a flat screen for your viewing pleasure. While on technology, they have an awesome Wi Fi connection - best we’ve found on our North Coast holiday so far - never let us down once.
We stayed in the Huon suite and it was well presented spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The suite even has a vibrating bed which was initially quite novel.

My travelling companion even took up the option of taking some instruction in working with Precious Metal Clay.

Staying here, you could very easily get used to chilling out and doing your own thing or just do nothing but relax. We stayed two nights, but that is not enough if you want to explore the area called the Manning River Valley.

Others reviewers have positively commented on the cafe and if you wish, you can even have an evening meal with your hosts for a modest surcharge. Otherwise you will need to head towards Taree for dinner. That’s about a twelve minute drive, so the convenience of ‘dining in’ may really suit. We weren’t sure about how it would play out Staying at Artisans, but very glad we did on so many levels. Go on Artisans website to see what you could do while you’re there. A great ‘de-stress’ destination.

If you’re in the area and not staying at Artisans, visit the cafe and Gallery. There are some very good pieces representing the work of local artisans.

Room Tip: Huon suite if you want your own bathroom facilities.
  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Orsome_Worlds
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our accommodation was very nice - we stayed in the myrtle room. We had a conjoining bathroom with the people next door, I liked that we had 2 sinks and also 2 separate rooms for the toilet and shower. The owners are very friendly and helpful when it came to what to see and do as we had done little planning. You can definitely still enjoy yourself if you're not an arty type like myself. Also there is free wifi so that is always a bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ashryanSydney
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