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“Ballaview, beautiful and tranquil”
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Lovedale, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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daniellin...
Lake Macquarie, Australia
1 review
“Ballaview, beautiful and tranquil”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

We had an awesome time, the house was beautiful, well appointed, and we really enjoyed the cosy open fire inside and the awesome fire pit area down the back

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 22, 2018
Thank you Daniel for your lovely review of Ballaview. So delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the warmth of the fires during your weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. With thanks from the Team at Hunter Valley Stays.
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horses120...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Love love it!”
Reviewed February 4, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We stayed here for a girls weekend and everyone absolutely loved it!
Beautiful country setting with horses in the back paddock - Beds were comfy - good showers!
The owners even left a little welcome gift of fruit, fresh eggs and a bottle of champagne...
couldn’t ask for more!

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Management Response
Feb 7, 2018
Thanks for your glowing review - we were thrilled that everybody loved their stay and the goodies too. Come back and stay with us again very soon. The Team at Hunter Valley Stays.
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tyal023
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Cosy and comfortable”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The house is cosy, comfortable and well laid out for a group of guests. The fireplace was a big hit for those cold nights and the house has everything anyone could need for a holiday stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2017
Tyal, Thanks for being our guest at "cosy" Ballaview and we would love to welcome you and your group back again very soon, Hunter Valley Stays
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GemmaandL...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful home stunning service”
Reviewed April 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Immaculate house, so comfortable and special. The power went out in the area, and Hunter Valley Stays came out to bring us water to tie us over for a few hours - so impressed! We love this house and would definitely come again. Wonderful home away from home, loved it.

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Management Response
Apr 26, 2017
Such a pleasure to host you Gemma and thanks for your wonderful review. We can't wait to welcome you back to Ballaview.
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David P
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
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“Spacious, well-appointed and quiet”
Reviewed March 23, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We booked Ballaview originally for a group of 8 but then picked up another couple who were able to be accommodated in a sofa bed upstairs.

The accommodation is spacious and well appointed. The kitchen has pretty much everything you could need - the fridge has excellent capacity, appropriate for 10 people - and there is a barbecue outside on the deck (two burners were out when we were there but we were able to survive and Hunter Valley Stayz promised to get right onto it). The whole group can sit either inside or outside on the deck for meals.

The property is right at the end of Talga Road, and is very private. We made the normal noise that a group of 10 would make but I don't think it would have carried to the neighbours, as they are some distance away.

As noted in some other reviews, there are a couple of dogs who seem to visit at breakfast time each day. We'd prefer that they hadn't as they had been for a swim and didn't smell the best, and they were a bit too assertive looking for food, but I guess if people feed them, they will keep coming back.

We really enjoyed the place and everyone had a great weekend. Tips for future visitors - if you are doing a Day on the Green, the Rover buses are excellent value at $20 return pp. This one is on Route 11 - book it first, and then ask Rover nicely and they will probably pick you up at Ballaview (just tell them that it is at the end of Talga Road). The bus has to turn around there anyway, and we found Rover very friendly and accommodating to our request.

Despite the fun we had, we would recommend this place for 8 people, not 10. The couple on the sofa bed found it quite uncomfortable (they put the mattress on the floor for the second night) and also there is no privacy. Excellent place for 8 guests, if you have the extra 2 you should warn them in advance, although it would probably be fine for kids.

In addition there is one bathroom and one en-suite. The couple with the en-suite really need to be prepared to share if you have a full house of 8 or 10. We did and it was no problem.

Highly recommended, and Hunter Valley Stayz are always very professional and responsive.

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Management Response
Apr 15, 2016
Thank you David for taking the time to response with your review from your recent stay at Ballaview which we really appreciate. We are so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the outdoor spaces, kitchen step up and privacy Ballaview offers along with the convenience of having a concert bus right at the door. And as you rightly say, its a great house to stay for groups. The neighbours dogs are super inquisitive and do love to visit new guests at Ballaview despite our requests that they keep their puppy paws on their side of the fence, especially after a splash! We appreciate the tips you have shared with future guests and thank you for your complements to the Hunter Valley Stays team as we do love hosting guest and making their experience memorable in the Hunter Valley. Looking forward to welcoming you and your guests back to stay with us very soon. Thank you, Hunter Valley Stays
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Feb 15, 2016
Hi Laura B

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Ballaview. Yes the view is amazing !
We hope to see you back in the Hunter again very soon.

Hunter Valley Stays
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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