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Hume’s Hovell Fine B&B

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Peter and Suzanne Hume
333 Dalwood Rd, Alstonville, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-6629-5371
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)2-6629-5471

I left Peter and Suzanne with perhaps the world’s finest jar of macadamia nut chocolate spread stashed in my luggage. This chocolate spread is the culmination of their departure from Sydney 30 years ago.....

.... After various careers they ended up going completely nuts (sorry), planting 3000 macadamia trees on their farm. They have a small processing factory on the property and I wandered down with Peter after breakfast as the birds competed to impress me with their song. The farmstead is a large bungalow set around a swimming pool, with two enormous guest suites at either end. These have high ceilings, huge beds, TV, videos, hi-fi, sofas, magazines, and the Plantation suite has a spa in a separate room that looks out over the camellias. There’s also a floodlit tennis court. Breakfast included orange juice squeezed from oranges picked that very morning, eggs from their own hens and kumquat jam from their own trees. I ate on the terrace outside my room but you can choose the pavilion by the pool, which has wooden blinds on all sides. The Humes will often do dinners here and a charcoal brazier keeps you warm if necessary. And rest assured, it’s a pun not a hovel. The property is named after two explorers who explored Australia in the early 19th-century, Messrs Hume (an ancestor of Peter’s) and Hovell. 45 minutes to Byron Bay.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Working Farm    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    
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Rooms: 2: 1 king with en-suite shower; 1 king/twin, en-suite dbl spa and en-suite shower room.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Dinner $35 - $60 p.p. depending on what you have (BYO). Complimentary pre-dinner drinks and savouries.
Directions: Follow signs to Alstonville off Pacific Hwy. In Alstonville, go straight through roundabout, then first left towards Wardell. After 5.5km turn right into Dalwood Rd. House is 3km on the left (sign at gates).

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