Warm, welcoming, and friendly hosts, Pip and Brett Gorman understand what guests are looking for in Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
“We’ve always wanted a Bed and Breakfast,” Brett says.
Pip and 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.
They were attracted by the high ornate ceilings, fireplaces, wooden floorboards, and character of the building.
“Guests enjoy the peace and quiet,” Pip says. “They come as guests and leave as friends”.
Pip and Brett are discovering the activities that Nundle and nearby Hanging Rock have to offer, and will happily organise gold panning, metal detecting, bowling, golf, or art classes.
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 will 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.