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Secret Valley Escape

4.5 of 5 Ranch   |   Blackheath Creek Rd | Little Hartley, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014
Leanne C Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Romantic and relaxing, cosy cottage with attention to detail. Everything you could need and more. Beautiful surroundings, we enjoyed breakfast on the veranda with Kangaroos out front and by night a delicious BBQ with the stars. The log fire was delightful and jacuzzi a true highlight. We will return for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The location, the cabins, the atmosphere, the jacuzzi on the porch were absolutely amazing. The whole stay was a delight. We definitely recomand taking the BBQ. In other words this place is really worth coming to.

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Menai, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We visited to celebrate our Pearl Wedding anniversay in June and booked at the last minute. Luckily we were allocated the "Victoria" cottage which was just the right ambience for what we were looking for. Beautifully polished floorboards and a four poster queen bed so comfortable we found a rare lie in a must. (Falling asleep to the orange flicker... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed here for my birthday in April and weren't disappointed! We wanted a break from the city, some quiet, relaxing time, and thats what we got. We stayed in the Artists Cottage which was a little away from the main house/building, with no neighbouring cottages. The cottage is lovely and could cater for 4. There were 2 double bedrooms,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The property is huge, has lots of paths to walk and see native wildlife including wallabies. The cottage we stayed in was the Victoria cabin. Fully polished floor boards throughout, heated airconditioning and a great little fireplace. On the balcony is a spacious jacuzzi with a BBQ. We brought up all the supplies we needed to have a BBQ, cheese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We spent 4 nights to remember in one of the cottages. We especially enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and quiet setting. Maggie was very accomodating with our different requests, which is both unusual and appreciated. Also worth of note were the Jaccuzi and generous & tasty breakfasts. Overall, this was a fantastic place to forget about city stress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Booked this through lastminute in the January peak as the thought of braving a chock a block beach getaway was too much. Turned out to be the perfect alternative with the escape at full capacity we still hardly saw another soul the whole time. The bush walks were relaxing and scenic and its only 10 to 15 minutes to mt... More

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St. John's
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We spent three nights in the Sirius cottage at the end of a three week Australian adventure. It was everything that we had hoped for to enjoy a relaxing few days together. The grounds were beautiful and it was very private and quiet. Of course, the hot tub helped a lot. We also took advantage of the massages in our... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed for two nights in the Sirius cottage and enjoyed ourselves throughly. The cottages are simple comfortable with a touch of luxury. But in reality it's all about the hot tub and the views. There is nothing better than waking up early and enjoying the hot tub, a coffee and the beautiful scenery. The location is stunning, I only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

We have been to secret valley 3 consecutive years and found it to be very relaxing . Had an amazing afternoon in the spa with a glass of wine listening to the owner practicing her bass cello and the next day we wandered around the property looking at the kangaroos and alpacas. In the evening the owners invited us to... More

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Address: Blackheath Creek Rd | Little Hartley, New South Wales 2790, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Secret Valley Escape 4.5*
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A magnificent 200 acre property located in Little Hartley in the Blue Mountains, a short 2 hour drive from Sydney. Secret Valley Escape is an exclusive retreat open only to guests in order to preserve the absolute serenity and magical experience of the Blue Mountains bushland. There are numerous walking trails to explore the the property, from the serene valley to the cool waters, and up to the cliffside for spectacular vantage points to enjoy the sunset.Stay in one of our luxury self contained cottages, lovingly created from handmade mudbricks and 100 year old turpentine wood from the original Sydney Fingerwharf. Our cottages offer absolute privacy, beautiful views over the escarpment and a sense of intimacy with the natural bush. Each cottage is furnished with its own private spa on the open timber deck, and a log fire to warm the winter nights. Our cottages are individually furnished to exacting levels of comfort and luxury to complement the beauty of our natural surroundings.A world where time is still. ... more   less 
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