We stayed in the one bedroom cottageon Friday 24 and Saturday 25 Feb - leaving on the Sunday. We arrived with my husband having a bit of a melt down, since our nav man took us everywhere but the cottages. With the old fashioned map we wouldn't have had a problem! The cottage is simple but wonderful. Very private with great views. We had both magnificent sunsets and sunrises. The bed was incredibly comfortable with great sheets. Everything screamed quality. On the Friday we had a great lunch at Bistro Molines so just cooked ourselves a simple meal on the barbecue. The next day we met up with a friend and had a leisurely lunch at Leaves and Fishes, Just a five/ten minute drive away. We went to a couple of wineries, but our main purpose was simply to relax. We lit the candles, played the Beethoven cd, took long baths and smiled a lot. Over the years we've stayed at many places in the Hunter and I think this is now my favourite since it delievered everything I wanted and more. I love its eco credentials. Go stay if you want class, serenity but still very close to great restaurants and wineries.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful contemporary accommodation in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, NSW, Australia. Blackwattle offers two exclusive retreats: The Couple's Retreat: Private and perfect for two, set amongst native trees and an olive grove with large deck and stunning mountain views. The Vineyard Retreat: Beautifully designed to accommodate two couples or a small group of four. Overlooking the vineyard with a large deck to relax and take in the glorious views. Both Retreats have king size beds with luxurious linen. L'Occitane toiletries, handmade soaps and a complimentary bottle of wine are all included, plus all the little extras such as iPod dock/USB connection, quality BBQ, CDs, DVDS, magazines... Location is just 10 minutes from the main Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Centre. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blackwattle Luxury Retreats Greater Newcastle/Lovedale