Suburb profile: Aberglasslyn

Green Belt: Once many paddocks, development of Aberglasslyn means residents can soak up the green surrounds.
Green Belt: Once many paddocks, development of Aberglasslyn means residents can soak up the green surrounds.

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

Originally known as “The Country Estate” because it was surrounded by paddocks and bushland, Aberglasslyn is located near the Hunter River and is a rapidly expanding suburb of Mailtand.

In recent time it has been developed into numerous subdivisions but still has bushland as a nature reserve.

Historic Aberglasslyn House, built circa 1840, has important links to Australia’s colonial past and is regarded one of the great houses of the Hunter Valley.

The large, square, two-storey sandstone Greek revival style villa was largely derelict by 1977 when new owners began urgent conservation work.

Features of the 17-room, heritage-listed home include a stone flagged entrance hall, an impressive winding stone staircase with wrought iron railings, marble fireplaces and some 18-foot ceilings.

LIFESTYLE

Aberglasslyn offers affordable modern housing for families looking for a suburb with plenty of green space to enjoy.

Residents can enjoy its beautiful surrounds yet stay connected to good schools, shopping and easy access into Maitland CBD.

It offers a great a community minded living choice for owner occupiers and a consistently solid return for investors.

FROM THE EXPERTS

- Presented by Rhonda Nyquist, PRDnationwide Hunter Valley

Aberglasslyn is a thriving community with schools, shops, homemaker centres, retirement villages and the popular Bradford Hotel.

It is a property market that continues to grow with a wide range of demographics of low maintenance duplex and villas to prestige semi rural executive homes.

Being just 40 minutes to Newcastle and 10 minutes from Maitland Train Station and a regular bus service, Aberglasslyn has easy commute options.

Yesteryear: Historic Aberglasslyn House is considered to be one of the finest examples of  social, economic and architectural history in Australia.

Yesteryear: Historic Aberglasslyn House is considered to be one of the finest examples of social, economic and architectural history in Australia.