This turned out to be a highlight of our time away. We thought that this place looked good from the website but it turned out to be even better than expected. The hosts were very welcoming on our arrival, but left us a a discreet distance during our stay, so that we felt completely private. Plenty of information was available in our cottage and we really appreciated the insider's tips about which restaurants and cellar doors to try during our stay (we loved Leaves and Fishes just down the road).
As others have said the viewsover the valley were amazing and we were lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunset from our deck. We would most definitely recommend this place to anyone - and hope that one day we will have time to go back ourselves. And nearly forgot the kangaroos which were absolutely delightful and provided endless entertainment -all from our own cottage!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blackwattle Luxury Retreats Greater Newcastle/Lovedale