We stayed at Cottages on Mount View at the beginning of March and had a truly relaxing time! We had booked in at a place slightly further south originally, but due to the torrential rain, it was inaccessible, so we therefore looked at alternative places to stay. This looked very secluded and the reviews were good, so I went ahead and booked. I had planned to propose to my girlfriend at the original hotel, so was panicking when they told me that it couldn't be reached, however I called up and spoke with John (Owner of Cottages on Mt View) to inform him of my predicament and he was very helpful in arranging everything and giving me suggestions that would make the occasion a special one. The Cottage itself was so secluded and included 2 bedrooms, fully functioning kitchen, BBQ on the terrace and our own private hot tub! I think 3 out of the 4 retreats have a hot tub and this is something I would definitely recommend. When we arrived John had turned it on and it was ready to go and simple to use...and it was such fun to spend the day wine tasting around the local wineries and then being able to enjoy your purchases in the hot tub underneath the stars-truly memorable! We used the BBQ on the first night and went into Cessnock to buy steak from the butchers and necessities from Aldi-about 20 mins drive away. On the second night we organised a restaurant transfer to take us to a restaurant called Robert's (about 20 mins away-and with excellent food) this allowed us to have a few drinks and only cost $50 for 2 return.
The tranquility of the retreat itself is perfect and you awaken daily to hear the birds chirping. A breakfast hamper is also included, so you can cook bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms on the BBQ each morning which is fun too. The owners live on site, so it's comforting to know they are only a few minutes walk away if you do need anything, otherwise once you meet them on arrival, they will leave you alone to relax in one of the beautiful cottages. All in all a fantastic stay! For those that want some affordable luxury combined with peace and quiet for a couple of nights, this is the ideal place. We will certainly return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 120 bushland acres with abundant birdlife and wildlife, minutes to many cellar doors, restaurants, concert venues and Hunter Valley favourites including Hunter Olive Centre, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, Smelly Cheese Shop, Blue Tongue Brewery and Hunter Valley Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cottages On Mount View Greater Newcastle, Australia