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“Old School Friends Get Away”
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Bluebush Estate
Kellyville, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old School Friends Get Away”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Tranquil, relaxing, spacious, total comfort and thoroughly enjoyable. What a wonderful way to spend two days in the Hunter Valley. Having breakfast on the Sunday morning, and we were visited by maybe 20 kangaroos, two of them coming up onto the tennis court. Can't think of a more pleasant way to spend the morning. Bluebush Estate is on our "must do again" list.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Sharon C
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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi Sharon wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Bluebush - the Hunter Valley is definitely the ideal location to catch up with friends and Lovedale area has so much to offer including kangaroos! Must be the green grass which is definitely lush due to the rain the Valley has been receiving. Look forward to welcoming you again to Bluebush, don't leave it too long :)
Appreciate you taking the time to write your review Sharon - regards Linda, Steve, Debbie and team @ Bluebush
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Many thanks to Blue Bush Estate for allowing us to have a very successful family reunion. The accommodation was perfect as it allowed individual families to spend time together but also come together as a large group in the Lodge. There are very few places if any places that can provided for 40 people and have a private function. We booked the entire estate so this meant that we had the Estate to ourselves. It was brilliant. We provided our own food and used the Lodge to heat and cook. The kids loved it as there is plenty of space to run around along with tennis courts and pool. My mum (87yrs old) was very comfortable staying in the Country House. It was perfect for all ages and we are so grateful to the owners who did all they could to make our time together a success. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Blue Bush Estate for a small or large get together.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi Rhonda - what a lovely detailed review, thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are so happy your family enjoyed sharing their time together at Bluebush, I'm sure you had many special moments and have taken home with you some wonderful memories. We hope to see you again in the coming months - maybe a quiet mid week getaway in our Guesthouse? Best wishes Linda, Steve and team @ Bluebush
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is by far the best place I've stayed in the hunter wine region,,it's only an easy 10min drive to the centre of wine country,,,,it has self contained blocks for communal use but have private ensuits as well as motel style rooms with a general lounge area. the lounge areas are extremely comfortable with an outside table area with BBQ over looking the vines,,,top restaurants all around within a 5minute drive and some will come pick you up, they also have free wifi but is difficult to access from all rooms, you just need to sit near the office or pool room to get a good coverage, the phone reception is bad with Telstra and make internet very slow if at all, that might be a good thing lol. Linda and Steve are very accommodating with requests and lovely people to talk to they are very hands on and are meticulous with detail, even down to biscuits and lollies in the lounge to munch on, stereo CD,s books and games to use while relaxing.the rooms are top class and beds are very comfortable,,,everything is perfect for a great stay......thanks Steve and Linda we will be back next time....ps they even aloud us to check out late after our balloon flight and didn't even batt an eye lid about it. That's service and care.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
What a wonderful detailed review ! Steve and I are extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Bluebush Estate - were you were impressed with the weather we arranged for your balloon flight?!

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and many thanks again for taking the time to write your review.

Cheers from Linda, Steve & Staff @ Bluebush
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Beautiful B&B where there is everything you could wish for without spending a fortune. Furnished to a very high standard. Very friendly staff. The self service breakfast worked well and extra breakfast food could be ordered. We had dinner at Amanda's which was very close and equally a great choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us @ Bluebush and very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Hope you enjoyed your game of golf on Monday - what a beautiful day you had, perfect weather?

Enjoy the remainder of your holiday and hope to see you again at Bluebush in the future.

Cheers Linda, Steve & Staff @ Bluebush
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Aotearoa
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had a great stay here... The room was very clean and of a high quality, friendly helpful staff, good facilities... Only negative was that there were no loungers around the pool, my wife tried to lay on a towel on the grass and was bitten by an ant... But only a minor thing really and one I am sure is easily remedied...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Appreciate you taking the time to post your review 'aotearoa2' its always great to receive feedback from our guests. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Hunter Valley and hope the memory of the ant bite is short lived :) Point taken about the pool lounge chairs - yes, this will definitely be remedied before your next visit. Thank you Linda, Steve and staff @ Bluebush
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Sydney (formerly Redditch, UK)
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40 reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We travelled up to the Hunter Valley for a friends wedding, I had looked at a number of other places to stay (which i'm sure were nice) but this entire estate was booked as part of a group and beyond my control.
When we arrived on the Thursday night, we entered 'The Lodge' where we were stopping and were greeted with the sight of a full size snooker table, a nice lounge area with a good size television and a large kitchen area. The next morning, in the daylight we discovered we had a tennis court, swimming pool and kangaroos bouncing around outside.
I have been trying to think of any problems with the place and the only thing I can think of is, the snooker cues need re-tipping. So, if you're professional, bring your own cue!!!
All in all, Bluebush helped to make my long weekend in the Hunter very enjoyable!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Devon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed when we arrived to realise this isn't currently a working vineyard, but this was probably our fault for not researching properly!

It is in a beautiful and quiet setting with stunning views. Our room and bathroom were enormous and really quite luxurious. Breakfast was also lovely - especially the banana muffins! We ate out on the terrace with some other guests which was really relaxing.

Staff were very attentive and booked us a table at a nearby restaurant for dinner which we really enjoyed.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anna B
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Property: Bluebush Estate
Address: 196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Lovedale
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Lovedale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bluebush Estate 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bluebush Estate is located in the renowned Lovedale region of Australia's Hunter Valley Wine Country, just 2 hours from Sydney and only 10 minutes from the beautiful Tempus Two winery & Hope Estate. At Bluebush Estate you will enjoy luxury accommodation amid our sweeping lawns, classic gardens, majestic trees and picturesque vineyards. Bluebush Estate is the tonic you need to unwind, relax and invigorate the mind and body. On our peaceful property, you can enjoy a getaway from the pressures of the city, or make us your base for your wine tour weekend getaway. ... more   less 
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