|Club Singleton||2 mins|
|Singleton Hospital||2 mins|
|Singleton Diggers||3 mins|
|Maitland||30 Minutes South East|
|Muswellbrook||30 Minutes North|
|Scone||50 Minutes North|
|Newcastle||60 Minutes South East|
Cnr George & Hunter Streets
Singleton NSW, 2330 [Map]
Singleton is situted 2.5 hours North West of Sydney on the New England Highway via the F3 (now the M1) Freeway then onto the Hunter Expressway which brings you directly into Singleton. It only takes an hour drive from Newcastle and only half an hour from Maitland.
Singleton is in the heart of the Hunter Valley. It is the northern gateway to Wine Country and the vineyards of Pokolbin, Rothbury and Mt View areas. Country Motor Inn Singleton is located at the corner of George Street (ie. on the New England Highway) and Hunter Street, adjacent to beautiful Burdekin Park. We are next to KFC!!
To Stay With Us
|Friendly and always helpful|
|Close to Hospital|
Accommodation Singleton - Country Motor Inn Singleton
|The land, upon which Singleton was built, was first discovered by an expedition party led by John Howe. The party travelled across the Bulga Mountains from Windsor in 1820. Because their arrival was close to St. Patrick’s Day, the area was named St. Patrick’s Plain. A Cairn has been erected off the New England Highway at Range Road, Whittingham to commemorate the arrival of the party.|
Benjamin Singleton, a member of the expedition, was given a grant of land and subsequently settled his family in the area. His son was reputed to have been the first white child to be born in the district. Over the years, more settlers arrived and the village grew until, in 1835, the town of Singleton was founded.
A Post Office was opened in 1841 and in the same year the Courthouse at Burdekin Park was built by Benjamin Singleton. The latter is now occupied by the Singleton Historical Museum where two of the original gaol cells have been kept intact. By 1862, George Street, now part of the New England Highway, was the main thoroughfare and commercial centre. In 1863 the railway to Singleton was opened, resulting in the gradual transfer of the commercial centre to John Street, being closer to the rail head.
Country Motor Inn is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country, Singleton.