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“Stunning retreat in the heart of The Hunter.”
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12 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 40
Pokolbin, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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L G
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Stunning retreat in the heart of The Hunter.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My partner and I stayed at the beautiful Willow Tree Estate over the Anzac long weekend for three nights. The location is a definite winner for this gorgeous estate, where we were surrounded by stunning views of the vineyards, mountains and gardens.
The room was large and immaculately clean and comfortable with its own private balcony.
We were greeted warmly by the owners and Raylee was very helpful with her suggestions and recommendations for restaurants and attractions.
Breakfast was very impressive and delicious with a great choices.
Overall, our stay was very relaxing and peaceful, in a perfect location.

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Traveling group: Couples
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Suefeens
Surfers Paradise, Australia
2 reviews
“Peaceful and relaxing Estate”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We enjoyed two nights at willow tree estate. What a lovely feel the place has. The views and location of the property are some of the best in the valley, kangaroos hoping everywhere and so quiet. The rooms are large and very clean. The breakfast was delicious and great local recommendations. We will definitely be back

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ADL7777
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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“Tired”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Old house with disinterested owner. Tired furniture, old, used interior and boring 'estate'. The owner was more interested in the local gossip than in her guests. The room had dusty furniture, squeaky, well used bed. The price for the privilege to use the room and an average breakfast served without an essential utensil like a fork! is way above the mark. You can find a much better service, room, surroundings and atmosphere for the price. So, shop around. I must add, we did not have much to do with this lady, but the mother ( I think) of the owner was very different and much, much warmer and more interested. Happy, smiling lady, she was a gem in that place.

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Traveling group: Couples
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AMHSydney
Sydney
2 reviews
“Perfect B&B”
Reviewed April 10, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had a fantastic time in the Hunter with Willow Tree Estate as our base. We felt right at home here from the moment we arrived. Raylee (the hostess) was extremely friendly and accommodating and really did make our stay that little bit more special. We stayed in a spa room in the main house- it was lovely. Country style, immaculately clean and very spacious with a stunning outlook over the valley. The continental breakfast every morning was much more than we expected (included boiled eggs, croissants, olives, cheeses, ham etc) and kept our bellies full to soak up all the wine throughout the day.

The location is great- very near to the abundant wineries on Hermitage rd. We even hired bikes for a day and many wineries were accessible by bike from here.

This place earns it's starts for the service offered as much as the room quality. A much more rewarding experience than staying in a sterile "5 star" resort complex. We even extended our stay an additional night.

Thanks Raylee, we'll be back.

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MikeKLSyd...
Sydney
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Escape”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Alex and I stayed a weekend here for our 10th anniversary on March 22. Our weekend was superb, within a few minutes city life was forgotten! Raylee was just wonderful working so hard making our stay perfect and also helping with local advice for tours and vineyard visits and tastings. Superb accommodation with beautiful gardens settings. A perfectly central location with fantastic views over the valley. This was a very special weekend we will never forget, and will be sure to be back as soon as we can. Highly recommended, the Willow Tree Estate is the perfect weekend escape.

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Jahtoy
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Lovely BB in a lovely setting!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This is the first bed and breakfast we have stayed at and we were pleasantly surprised. Willow tree estate is situated on a lovely property with its own small dam and well maintained garden. There is an abundance of small wildlife around including kangaroos and rabbits.

Our spa room was very spacious and the lady who runs the place was always very friendly and helpful. The continental Breakfast was light and provided a wide selection to choose from. The only problem was that it was only available between 0830 - 9am.

Don't come here if you want a modern and fancy hotel like experience but if you want to be relaxed, escape to the country and feel like home then this the place to stay . It's in a great location, close to lots of great restaurants too.

Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Mar 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay, we appreciate the feedback. You have written a very accurate summary of our Estate. Just one clarification, the breakfast is actually on from 8:30am - 9:30am and cleared at 10am. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Regards
Raylee
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suzanne19...
Tamworth, Australia
2 reviews
“family review”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My sister and niece and myself stay at the willow tree estate for three night for CMC RocksThe Hunter. It was absolutely wonderful ,the rooms were immaculate, the surrounding were breath taking and what you see on the web page is what they deliver. Raylee was extremely warm and friendly and made you feel so at home, she has a great knowledge of the area and was very helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending The Willow Tree Estate as wonderful place to stay and we will return for sure

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