Jenkins Street Guesthouse
Location: 85 Jenkins Street, Nundle, NSW
Located in an architect-converted 1938 Bank of New South Wales building, half way between Sydney and Brisbane in the peaceful, rural town of Nundle, the guest house has the handsome, restrained elegance of the Art Deco period, softened with luxurious attention to detail in bed linen, Australian toiletries, and thoughtful gestures such as books to share, and jugs of rainwater and glass tumblers.
Jenkins Street Guest House has a place in the hearts of guests from when it operated as a restaurant and accommodation for 12 years, before being used as a private home for a decade. Many guests are planning to return, and relive special memories of family gatherings now that it has reopened.
Accommodation includes six bedrooms with queen-size beds, three with ensuite bathrooms, and three with shared bathroom facilities. One of the ensuite bathrooms features original 1930s bathroom tiles and fittings, while new bathrooms have contemporary limestone and polished concrete tiles.
Warm, welcoming, and friendly hosts, Pip and Brett Gorman understand what guests are looking for in Bed and Breakfast accommodation. English-born Pip, and Australian Brett had visited Nundle and enjoyed staying at The DAG Sheep Station. When they were back in Sydney they learned that Jenkins Street Guest House was for sale and made it their home within four months, swapping Sydney traffic for trees.
Brett trained as a pastry cook, working in German cake shops on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and has memories of making specialty pretzels, gingerbread houses, and chocolate Easter eggs. Moving into hotel management took Brett to The Carrington at Katoomba in The Blue Mountains, and resorts at the Perisher ski fields in the Snowy Mountains. He also worked in the NSW Police for 26 years.
Pip’s experience working in hospitality at a resort in the south of France and in sales in Australia, has given her insight into understanding what guests want from a short break. She conjures the ideal country breakfast, describing her favourite poached egg on brioche, with prosciutto, asparagus and parmesan, or banana bread with ricotta, berry coulis, and maple syrup.
The B&B and weekend café focus on fresh ingredients and homemade cooking. The enticing baking smells wafting from the kitchen, formerly the bank vault with 600mm-thick concrete walls, will lure you out of bed to enjoy breakfast in the modern interpretation of a conservatory, or off the street to settle in at Jenkins Street Guest House’s comfortable dining chairs and tables.
How to find us
Where: 85 Jenkins Street, Nundle, NSW.
Phone: (02) 5701 2110
Weekend cafe operates 8.30am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. Bookings recommended.
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Architect-converted 1938 Bank of New South Wales building
Luxurious attention to detail in bed linen, Australian toiletries, and thoughtful gestures
Accommodation includes six bedrooms with queen-size beds, three with ensuite bathrooms, and three with shared bathroom facilities.
Weekend café focusing on fresh ingredients and homemade cooking