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Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Far enough away from the crowds but still close enough to visit the wineries & restaurants I can highly recommend this retreat for couples or two couples staying together. Surrounded by vineyards with a beautiful outlook that includes a mob of kangaroos this is a perfect place to unwind & enjoy everything the Hunter Valley has to offer. We stayed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We spent a weekend in early April in the two bedroom retreat. There is nothing pretentious about the retreat as you drive up to it and it looks quite small from the outside. Once inside it’s 2-3 times bigger than you imagine and it’s a really charming and spotlessly clean holiday home. It’s well presented and furnished with all the... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review of Blackwattle. We're glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility and of course, our resident kangaroos. We take pride in our retreats and we're very pleased you found Blackwattle such a delightful place to stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards More 

Hooke, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Everything about this was perfect - the rooms, the location, the hostess. We used this as a base for touring the Hunter Valley vineyards and it was a beautiful retreat to come back to at the end of the day.

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you Geoff for taking the time to review Blackwattle. It's wonderful that you enjoyed your stay in our Sunset Retreat and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Margaret More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Given the tripadvisor reviews, we couldn't believe our luck when we were able to secure this place on a weekend when Cold Chisel were in town (and yes, we were going). From the get-go the communication was friendly and informative. We arrived on a very hot day (38 degrees) and we were welcomed by Margaret with the news that she... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Well, what a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an informative and positive review of Blackwattle. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay and of course enjoyed the Cold Chisel concert! Our aim is to provide a peaceful and relaxing home away from home for our guests and we're so very... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This was our second stay, but our first in the vineyard (two bedroom) retreat. Once again just fabulous. We could not fault anything and had a fabulous time. This time we came in Summer and the weather was just perfect, we made use of outdoor deck and those beautiful views. Graham also recommended Lilinos for a casual pizza and a... More 

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Sydney
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We have stayed several times at Blackwattle retreat and it never disappoints us. This was the first time we stayed in the Sunset Cottage and it was just wonderful. The cottages are always spotlessly clean with everything you need for a perfect weekend away. The bed was extremely comfortable and lounge area very adequate. If I have one suggestion it... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay again at Blackwattle and in particular, deciding to try out our Sunset Retreat. Thank you also for your comments regarding the lounge. The Retreat is meant to be cosy, just for 2, however, we do intend to replace the lounge with a slightly... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days at Blackwattle in mid September and found it to be an extremely cozy , well designed and thoughtfully fitted out retreat. We stayed at the sunset retreat cottage and it lived up to its name with some absolutely gorgeous sunsets over the ranges. There is also good privacy as the main house and... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Blackwattle on TripAdvisor. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay complete with the sunsets and kangaroos, both of which Blackwattle is renowned for. We're sorry the lighting in the bedroom wasn't bright enough for reading however most guests prefer the soft lighting in the bedroom. We will take your suggestion on board... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I had the pleasure of staying at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats in the beautiful Lovedale region of the Hunter Valley. Situated just a few minutes off the Hunter Expressway, this luxury cabin accommodation was just what we hoped for. With stunning views over vineyards and mountain ranges from our private deck, our two bedroom cabin featured a modern... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of Blackwattle! We are really pleased you had such a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future! Kind regards More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had an amazing stay! My Fiance (as of Friday) proposed during our stay at Blackwattle. Felt right at home staying here with the amazing views and loved getting to watch the wildlife that freely roam on the property.

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you Angelique for taking the time to write a review and congratulations again on your engagement. We're very glad you enjoyed our Vineyard Retreat and left with happy memories of Blackwattle. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future! Warm regards Margaret More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Little bit late on this review. We had an incredible 4 nights at Blackwattle. I have never experienced such a well run retreat. Incredible from start to finish. The definitive choice for accomodation in the HV. I have many points to go onto, but my partner-Gaynor-has already done a review a few below this one. I reiterate everything she has... More 

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We're so pleased you and Gaynor had a lovely time. We do our best to make sure our guests have an outstanding stay and leave with everlasting memories of Blackwattle. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SET ON 28 ACRES AND A BOUTIQUE VINEYARD IN THE HEART OF HUNTER VALLEY WINE COUNTRY NSW AUSTRALIA, BLACKWATTLE OFFERS TWO EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER RETREATS. THE SUNSET RETREAT: The perfect place for a romantic escape for 2! Nestled in it's own private garden, the one bedroom Sunset Retreat is fully self contained and has a separate king size bedroom, deep soak bath and combustion wood fire. The large deck is the perfect place to sit and take in the sunsets and stunning views of the Brokenback Mountain Range. THE VINEYARD RETREAT: Beautifully designed to accommodate one or two couples, the two bedroom open plan Vineyard Retreat overlooks the Blackwattle vineyard and park like grounds. There is plenty of room on the large deck to chill out and watch the kangaroos or sip on a wine and take in the fabulous mountain views. Both Retreats are beautifully appointed and have king size beds with crisp quality linen. The kitchens have full cooking facilities, complimentary specialty teas, plunger coffee and condiments. L'Occitane and eco friendly toiletries, handmade soaps and a bottle of Hunter Valley wine are all included . Blackwattle is located only 5 to 10 minutes from restaurants, cellar doors and all concert venues. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

Address: 169 Talga Rd | Hunter Valley, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Lovedale
Price Range: $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Blackwattle Luxury Retreats Greater Newcastle/Lovedale
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