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“Secluded Hideaway”
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Cedars Mount View
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
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“Secluded Hideaway”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had two nights away in July with a special friend. Stayed at the Edge villa and it exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were high. Right from start when making the booking, dealing with Bree, the manager was a delight. Nothing was too much trouble, and her responses were timely and thorough. On arrival the place was warmed with the beautiful wall mounted gas fire, the lights were dimmed, the bubbles & choc coated strawberries I had especially ordered where waiting near the spa, and even the ice cream which was standard but I had asked for was noted and waiting in the freezer. The ambience and the first impressions exceeded every expectation. This then set the scene for the rest of the weekend. I couldn't have been happier. I would certainly recommended this for a very special weekend away. Forget the vineyards and just here, enjoy the oversized spa, the under floor heating in the bathroom, the fox channels, the balcony overlooking the creek, the sound of the frogs at night, and highten your senses and relax.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Ordinarily I enjoy to write reviews as it both helps me to find the type of accommodation and dining that I prefer and it also helps others when reviews are honest reflect a persons views.
Cedars was so wonderful that I would really like to keep it secret and untouched for myself. Three days in the "Ridge" at Cedars with my wife celebrating her 71st birthday was a most memorable experience and one that we will experience again next year. We have never felt so relaxed in such a peaceful place.The accommodation was superb, the kitchen was fully stocked. In fact there was nothing that we needed to improve our stay. The only times we left the property was to dine in one of the great restaurants in the valley. Our last day came so quickly and we did not want to leave.
This is one of the best ,if not the best place (other than our own home)that we have stayed in either in Australia or elsewhere.
Keep up the great work Bree.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jen8888, General Manager at Cedars Mount View, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for you wonderful review. Nothing makes us happier as a small family business than to read comments such as yours. We look forward to having you back again in the future!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have just returned from 2 wonderful nights in the Edge villa at Cedars Mount View. When we arrived the fire was on and soft music was playing, the wine was waiting in the wine cooler and there was a welcoming ( delicious) cupcake for us in the kitchen. It was a lovely introduction to a beautiful location.

If you are looking for a quiet and romantic location where you and your loved one can get away from it all - this is the place! Cedars is very secluded, a good 10 minute drive up a winding ( but perfectly good) road from the main road. There are a couple of wineries and restaurants about 5 minutes drive away but my advice would be to eat out for lunch and plan to stay in for dinner.

The finish, fittings and design of the Edge are outstanding, with everything of the highest quality. Rugs so deep you could get lost in them, a well fitted out kitchen with Scanpan knives, lovely linens, thick towels and bathrobes.

The Edge villa has it's own separate entrance from the road and has a peaceful outlook across a babbling creek towards bush and a green field. The windows are thoughfully placed to feature the views fron almost every room and the full width back deck is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine ( faces north) . The deck has two comfortable chairs and a low coffee table, one thing we thought was missing here was a small dining setting on the deck - it would have been nice to eat our breakfast out there.

Inside the main living area , at one end is a large comfortable leather lounge ( my husband appreciated the high back, so many "designer" lounges look great but are NOT comfortable) , a huge 3D Tv, with attached blu-ray and Foxtel box. This system is wired into an excellent speaker system. At the other end of the room is a HUGE hydotherapy spa which sits on an elevated position so you can enjoy the bush views from the spa. There is also a second TV placed so that you can watch from the spa. Immediately behind the bath, mounted inside the wall cavity is a wine cooler. This contains complimentary soft drinks and water and a bottle of wine. There is also a third Tv set in the bedroom. They provide an interesting selection of Blu rays ( some 3D - eg The Hobbit and Life of Pi )

Mounted into the wall next to the lounge is a large, gas flame effect heater and there is air-conditioning here and in the bedroom. The bathroom is spacious and has underfoor heating which we apprecited on a cool July morning. A large 2 person shower area with a handheld shower head and a second, illuminated rain shower head. The loo has a fine view too!

The whole villa features attractive mood lighting ( most with dimmers) , we particularly loved the feature stair lighting ( the switch for this was tucked behind the curtains near the spa)

The kitchen is well appointed with oven, microwave, small dishwasher and a wide selection of implements, bowls etc. The only thing we missed was some egg rings for our BBQ eggs. The BBQ is out the front in the carport, has excellent non-slip grills but would be improved with a light immediately over the BBQ - it was a bit hard to tell if the sausages were cooked on a dark evening.

We had ordered BBQ pack and Nibbles platter which were both so generous that they fed us for dinner on our two nights. The breakfast supplies are very generous too - your choice of bread, muesli, oats, pancake mix, baked beans, jams & honey, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, onions, and a wide selection of Twinings teas and plunger coffee.

There are very few cons to the Edge villa - as mentioned above a dining setting on the deck and better lighting over the BBQ would be nice. The design of the villa is overwhelmingly excellent and I only had one fault to find with it - the bedside "benches" are too small and are a bit too far from the bed to reach things easily.

However, those were very minor points in an overwhelmingly positive experience - we loved the Edge villa and hope to return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked The Gums cottage for 3 nights. It's the only 2 bedroom cottage they had. The cottage was set out really well. Bedrooms were on opposite side of the cottage so you felt you weren't on top of each other if you were sharing with another couple. The cottage itself is spectacular. There are 4 cottages on the property but they are so spread out from one another you never notice any of the others. It's about a 10 minute drive from the main winery area but I quite liked that. They also supply you with breakfast provisions which is a nice touch. It was one of the best times I've had up in the Hunter Valley & would definitely stay at Cedars next time I'm up there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed there with my boyfriend for 2 nights over the weekend and we both wished we could have stayed longer. We are so happy with Cedars, and would chose to stay there again in a heart beat. The whole set up was so romantic and very private. The view from the balcony is amazing. Lots of little things made it all that extra special - e.g. The heating was already turned on for us when we arrived, music on when we arrived, little chocolates and complimentary champagne, a nice selection of food and drinks in the room for breakfast, plenty of DVDs to chose from plus foxtel, the soaps and washes in the bathroom, etc.
Jenny at reception was also very helpful. :) :) the ONLY thing that wasn't 110% was that some kitchen utensils were missing that we needed.. but we managed anyway :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

WOW WOW WOW this place is truley for romantic couples it has everything you could need and is a 5 star accommadation. we try and stay at a different and unique place each year for a long weekend anth this place is right up there with the best it is ultra private and has first class inclusions we will be back

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maitland, Australia
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed in the terrace for 2 nights. Perfect place for asking the question. Romantic and absolutely private. You don't have to meet the owners if you don't want, but they are great if you do. Well worth the price. Antipasto platter was amazing!

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Property: Cedars Mount View
Address: 60 Mitchells Rd | off Mount View Road, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Mount View
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Mount View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cedars Mount View 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Hunter Valley accommodation for couples in split level open plan one bedroom spa villas or a two bedroom/2 bathroom spa cottage. Cedars Mount View offers the rare luxury of absolute privacy and quiet combined with modern, elegant interiors and all the modern conveniences including two person spas, gas flame log fire, flat screen satellite TVs, DVDs and IPOD docks.These secluded villas are fully self contained to dine in or on the deck and full breakfast provisions are supplied for your stay - espresso machine. Personal itineraries, indulgence packages and restaurant transfers are available on request. Indulgence packages include Helicopter pickups from your door for lunch or events, to in-house massage by prior arrangement.The villas are thoughtfully scattered over 100 acres (40 hectares) with a meandering Cedar Creek running through the property. There are parklike vistas, easy walking trails and abundant wildlife.Mount View boutique wineries nearby and chefs hatted Bistro Molines. Twenty minutes scenic drive to the centre of Pokolbin. ... more   less 
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