Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published August 6th 2014
Sometimes all you need is a room with a view
In the school holidays, we were after an easy overnight escape which wouldn't break the bank, and would let the kids roam. The Sebel Kirkton Park seemed to fit the bill, offering wide open spaces, an indoor pool for hours of free entertainment, regardless of the weather, and a buffet breakfast thrown in, something which delights children of all ages.
The room had two double beds, which allowed the four of us to share sleeping quarters. There is also a lounge, where you can relax by the fire or play chess, or a billiard room for more sophisticated fun.
There are also tennis courts if your family is up for a game or make use of the fitness centre, sauna and jacuzzi.
The hotel is set on a massive property, predominately open fields with formal gardens near the buildings. I'd forgotten how pretty the Hunter Valley is, and revelled in the beauty of the sunset from the balcony.
The main centre of Pokolbin is only a few minutes in the car, so it's a very peaceful location but not far from the action.
The hotel feels small and cosy, and not over run with children, yet at the same time, I was never made to feel like my three weren't welcome.
My little treat was the sophisticated toiletries - they were fragrant and luxurious, and we all left for our next destination with broad smiles.
The best holiday, when travelling solo with the kids, is one which is easy and everyone can have a bit of fun. The lay out and location of the Sebel Kirkton Park in the Hunter Valley allows for this, and the price just made it perfect!