About Us

At the heart of the historic inland river port town of Morpeth, you'll find the River Haus. Curated with old and new treasures, this pretty two bedroom cottage is set behind a white picket fence a stone's throw from the mighty Hunter River and overlooking the historic St James Anglican Church.

Stroll to Morpeth's heritage-listed main street, picnic on the river bank and dine at the lauded Boydell's Cellar Door and Restaurant (40m from the back gate). A luxe sojourn in the lower Hunter awaits.

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The Space

This charming two bedroom cottage is the creation of travel writer Sheriden and husband (self taught builder, painter, tiler and jack of all trades) Tom.

Take a soak in the freestanding bath, gather round the wood fire in cooler weather with a glass of wine in hand or enjoy a G&T on the front verandah at sunset. We're a short five minute drive from the new Maitland Hospital in nearby Metford.

Both (identical) guest rooms offer classic queen size iron beds, AH Beard plush mattresses and fine linen. A third room offers a dedicated work space with desk, office chair and fast wifi. A cute laundry with separate toilet and washing machine is available for those on the road and longer stays.

In the stylish bathroom with herringbone tile floors enjoy Grown Alchemist amenities.

The River Haus features gorgeous old treasures including ship's rope, vintage kitchen scales, Bentwood chair, steamship trunk coffee table and weather beaten boat oars. New treasures include Smart TV, JBL sound bar, wifi, ducted heating and cooling, blackout blinds (including a nifty automatic blind for the back doors), Nectre woodfire, Bosch dishwasher and Bosch gas oven.

The Place

Morpeth is Australia’s second oldest river port with its old school pubs, local artisans, sandstone buildings, cafes, the historic Arnott Bakehouse and a rare timber truss road bridge which spans the Hunter River. You can take a carriage ride pulled by Clydesdales, shop at farm gates and taste award-winning small batch wines at Boydell’s housed in a restored 1850s slab timber building. Morpeth has a country charm and a welcoming smile!

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