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145-147 Swan Street

145-147 Swan Street
Morpeth, NSW 2321

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Sold on 15th May 2023

The Bronte Guest House

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One landmark property + business package in the growing heart of the Hunter Valley, two streams of revenue for income diversification, and a limitless lifestyle opportunity that's positioned for capital growth and destined for returns.

Plant your flag in one of the most desirable tourism locations in the Hunter and leap into your future with a profitable, established business in an unparalleled location.


Completely refurbished and extended over the past 5 years, the favoured heritage features of Bronte House have been expertly brought into the present day – maximising its value both as an asset and as a business.

Sitting on a large corner block with a commanding presence on Morpeth's main street, Bronte House offers the below:

• Six luxury rooms with private ensuites and keyless entry
• Two luxury self -contained one bedroom apartments
• Two decks, an entertaining courtyard, and hotel common areas
• A gourmet common kitchen with modern amenities and appliances
• Two detached laundry/storage rooms
• One street-facing room under a secure lease, with potential as an integrated shopfront, meals area, or souvenir store


A vibrant tourism destination famous for its heritage, architecture, and history as a bustling colonial river port, Morpeth is a scenic village along the Hunter River's southern banks.

With renown amongst tourists that rivals that of the Hunter Valley wine region and held in similarly high regard by locals, The Bronte is in prime position for capital growth and a lucrative location for those in the tourism, accommodation, and hospitality industry.

Sitting 2 hours from Sydney in the prized Hunter Valley, Morpeth attracts a staggering number of travellers each year, and its central location between Newcastle and Pokolbin positions The Bronte perfectly for a luxury weekend away.

Your guests can enjoy Australia's oldest wine region one day and Newcastle's pristine beaches and flourishing CBD the next, with a night or two of luxury Morpeth accommodation in between.


The Past: Constructed in 1822 and named after the Duke of Bronte, 145-147 Swan Street was purchased in 2014 and underwent a patient, meticulous process of upgrades.

These upgrades, while challenging at times, achieved the impossible: thoughtfully retaining the historic character and charm while subtly infusing a touch of Victorian and Asian design.

This unique design and guest experience – coupled with fully established processes and procedures for easy remote management – led The Bronte to build up an excellent reputation, with a strong occupancy rate that defied the pandemic and survived lockdown.

The Present: Today, the highly profitable business reaps the rewards of this artisanal touch. With all the hard work done, the acclaim and numbers tell the story best.

• 4.8/5 on Google
• 9.3/10 on
• 9.8/10 "Exceptional" on
• Awarded "Recognition of Excellence 2020" through Hotels Combined
• Voted No. 5 in the Top 10 Hotels in Australia through Star Ratings Australia

The Future: With the current owners leaving behind a legacy to focus on their next chapter, the future of Bronte House is up for grabs.

Take up the reigns of this winning formula and enjoy easy returns, leading capital growth, and a coveted sole trader lifestyle, or expand on the strong foundations to make your own mark in the lucrative industry and thriving tourist destination provided by historic Morpeth.

There are no doubts that The Bronte has a bright future ahead – the only question is whether you'll be the one to reap the rewards.

SMS Bronte to 0428 166 755 for a link to the online property brochure and for the business figures.

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