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“The Cottage, homely getaway”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Lovedale, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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HenareSyd...
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Cottage, homely getaway”
Reviewed November 9, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just arrived home from a beautiful weekend getaway with my friends to the Hunter Valley Region to see Neil Diamond at Roche Estate. The Cottage was spotless, had quality linen, very homely and had everything you could ask for to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. We had a wonderful stay and will come again. Thank you so much.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2015
So glad to hear you had a wonderful stay, Karen. Hope to have you stay with us again soon.
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BDDono
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hunter Valley getaway!”
Reviewed November 9, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage. The decor was very updated and the inside was very clean. Plenty of space for 2 couples. The house has big windows that look out onto their large property. I woke up and saw a kangaroo right outside! The owner was very responsive to emails and also gave us great recommendations for a few activities around Hunter Valley. We rented bikes and biked from the house to Polkolbin and it was so much fun! The house is in a great location, far enough away that you feel like you've gotten a real escape, but a quick drive to wineries and delicious restaurants! A must stay!

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Nov 9, 2015
Thanks for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again soon!
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Smurfykk
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Peace and nature”
Reviewed October 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Amazing location, 5 min drive to wineries but off the road enough to hear only nature. A pleasure to stay in. Owner was easy to deal with. Very clean house with towels and linen provided. Everything you need for a great weekend away

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Ray T
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A touch of paradise”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The cottage was lovely, spacious, and in an oh-so-wonderfully quiet setting. It came well equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed the wood burning stove on cool evenings, as well as the comfortable sofas in which to relax as we chatted, read, wrote letters, etc.

The fact there are no street lights or house lights around made for wonderfully dark nights, with the stars and moon easily visible.

Across the road, there's a wonderful wetland which felt like a bit of sacred space.

A word of advice: When you turn on to Londons Road, pay no attention to the sign that says "No Through Road". Equally, pay no attention to the fact the house numbers suddenly jump out of order as you round the first major corner. Continue, for about 1.6 km, and you'll find yourself suddenly at the right place. Turn in, drive up the driveway, park, walk in, and enjoy.

And if you want to have a bit of fun? Contact Grapemobile and arrange for Glen to pick you up in his van. He'll take you to his winery, outfit you with bicycles and a map, and you can cycle across the fields from winery to winery, sampling the wares and enjoying chats with the staff. Any wines you buy will be delivered to Grapemobile, and at the end of the day, Glen will return you and your wine to your residence. All good fun, safe, and very worthwhile.

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Liked best: Peace, quiet, and quality of facility
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chakra120
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A peaceful bushland retreat”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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A lovely little cottage in the middle of the bush, but still convenient to all of the Hunter Valley sights. We spent an enjoyable weekend here with friends as it ideal for couples. The kitchen is tiny so not really set up for cooking family meals, but fine for us as we mostly ate out.

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Liked best: Peaceful location
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Traveling group: Friends
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Friends getaway
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