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Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

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Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackwattle is so highly rated in the Hunter Valley for good reason - it's more like staying with relatives in a wonderful private cottage surrounded by fields and kangaroos. Perfectly laid out, clean and functional, lots of amenities, and owners who respond immediately to anything you need. Great location for heading out during the day to explore the Hunter Valley....

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Thank you Len for taking the time to post a lovely review of Blackwattle both on TripAdvisor and in our guest book. It was a pleasure having you stay and we hope to see you next time you visit down under! Warm regards Margaret

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Blackwattle Luxury Retreats and it definitely wont be our last. Not only is the surroundings beautiful but they have thought of the small details which made the stay really special. I couldn't recommend here enough. Thanks

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Thank you Callum for taking the time to write a review and recommendation of Blackwattle. We're really pleased you enjoyed your second stay. It makes for a nice getaway too when the landscape is so green and lush. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards Margaret

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Back in my everyday life I find myself dreaming of this place. We found the location so relaxing, private and beautiful, with views over vines and valleys and mountains. Wild kangaroos and cows were our neighbours. It was a 10 min drive to the hunter valley gardens and lots of wineries. Close to us was a great place for breakfast...

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Thank you Lisa, we appreciate your lovely review of Blackwattle! We aim to provide exactly what you have described so we are thrilled you had such a relaxed and peaceful getaway. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards

Reviewed February 9, 2017

We were back for our second stay, stayed in the Sunset Retreat this time and it was beautiful. Just relaxing and looking at the stunning views, the peace and quiet it just what we needed. This place is pure luxury and we will make it an annual trip.

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Thank you so much Linda for your lovely review of Blackwattle. We're pleased you enjoyed our Sunset Retreat as much as your last stay in the Vineyard Retreat. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We had to call or text our arrival time after 2pm and Margaret came out to meet us to give us our key to the cabin which was 50m down the hill. Another 50m down the hill is a second larger cabin. It was 38 degrees when we arrived and I was surprised and disappointed to find the air conditioning...

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Thank you for your review of Blackwattle Luxury Retreats. Our aim is to provide our guests with a positive, memorable and wonderful getaway at Blackwattle so we are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay. Your feedback is important to us so I will take the time to address your concerns. Blackwattle is a privately owned rural property with a boutique...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 4, 2017

The vineyard retreat was absolutely perfect. It was a very relaxing and a spacious place. The views of the vines and kangaroos were fantastic. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely revisit on next trip to HV.

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Thank you Romina for your lovely comments. We're pleased you had a relaxing stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the beautiful Vineyard Retreat; the accommodation was extremely comfortable and intimate. Margaret was very lovely and thoughtful in our digital communications and in-person. She provided me with much advice regarding getting around the Hunter despite the bushfires near Kurri Kurri, and she was happy to share her other knowledge of the area. The whole...

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Thank you Michael for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was my pleasure to help where I could and we were all relieved when the bushfires subsided. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Vineyard Retreat and Blackwattle lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards Margaret

Sydney
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Would love to come back in the cooler months sometime. The place was clean and tidy. There definitely was attention to detail. It is quiet and we came just in time to catch the sunset and it was so beautiful!

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Thank you Stephanie for taking the time to post a review. Winter is definitely a lovely time in the Hunter Valley and you will be able to sip your wine by the fire. Look forward to seeing you then! KInd regards Margaret

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed December 11, 2016

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with the most perfect view of the sun setting over vineyards and the Brokenback Mountains. We felt utterly relaxed and at home. The two bedroom cottage was luxurious, spacious and beautifully appointed. We stayed with another couple, and appreciated having the two separate bathrooms and feeling of space and privacy, but large...

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely review of Blackwattle. You've covered the whole experience beautifully and we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you at Blackwattle and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards Margaret

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 26, 2016

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...

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Thank you Mia for taking the time to write such a great review of Blackwattle. You described it perfectly and we're thrilled you had a fantastic time. We look forward to seeing you again soon....and for longer than 2 nights!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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. Eco friendly bathroom products, handmade soaps and a bottle of Hunter Valley premium wine are all included. Blackwattle is an adults only venue and 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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“There are only 2 choices of cottages, we did the Sunset Retreat and loved it”
tennispro13, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Both cottages are very private with stunning views. The two bedroom is perfect for a getaway with another couple.”
Luckleberryfinn, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“For Day on the Green concerts book Rover Coaches Route 11A”
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DavidP827, Dec 13, 2015 | Read review
“While it doesn't have wifi the stereo has airplay so you can use you iPhone to play the music you like.”
WilciSelf, Nov 13, 2015 | Read review
“Each cottage is perfectly appointed and positioned on the property. The one bedroom cottage does have a deep, luxurious bath to soak in, whereas the 2 bedroom cottages have spacious ensuites without baths.”
WAWSydney, Nov 18, 2014 | Read review
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