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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in my everyday life I find myself dreaming of this place. We found the location so relaxing, private and beautiful, with views over vines and valleys and mountains. Wild kangaroos and cows were our neighbours. It was a 10 min drive to the hunter valley gardens and lots of wineries. Close to us was a great place for breakfast...

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Thank you Lisa, we appreciate your lovely review of Blackwattle! We aim to provide exactly what you have described so we are thrilled you had such a relaxed and peaceful getaway. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were back for our second stay, stayed in the Sunset Retreat this time and it was beautiful. Just relaxing and looking at the stunning views, the peace and quiet it just what we needed. This place is pure luxury and we will make it an annual trip.

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much Linda for your lovely review of Blackwattle. We're pleased you enjoyed our Sunset Retreat as much as your last stay in the Vineyard Retreat. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had to call or text our arrival time after 2pm and Margaret came out to meet us to give us our key to the cabin which was 50m down the hill. Another 50m down the hill is a second larger cabin. It was 38 degrees when we arrived and I was surprised and disappointed to find the air conditioning...

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Thank you for your review of Blackwattle Luxury Retreats. Our aim is to provide our guests with a positive, memorable and wonderful getaway at Blackwattle so we are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay. Your feedback is important to us so I will take the time to address your concerns. Blackwattle is a privately owned rural property with a boutique...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The vineyard retreat was absolutely perfect. It was a very relaxing and a spacious place. The views of the vines and kangaroos were fantastic. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely revisit on next trip to HV.

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Thank you Romina for your lovely comments. We're pleased you had a relaxing stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the beautiful Vineyard Retreat; the accommodation was extremely comfortable and intimate. Margaret was very lovely and thoughtful in our digital communications and in-person. She provided me with much advice regarding getting around the Hunter despite the bushfires near Kurri Kurri, and she was happy to share her other knowledge of the area. The whole...

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Thank you Michael for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was my pleasure to help where I could and we were all relieved when the bushfires subsided. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Vineyard Retreat and Blackwattle lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards Margaret

Sydney
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Would love to come back in the cooler months sometime. The place was clean and tidy. There definitely was attention to detail. It is quiet and we came just in time to catch the sunset and it was so beautiful!

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Thank you Stephanie for taking the time to post a review. Winter is definitely a lovely time in the Hunter Valley and you will be able to sip your wine by the fire. Look forward to seeing you then! KInd regards Margaret

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with the most perfect view of the sun setting over vineyards and the Brokenback Mountains. We felt utterly relaxed and at home. The two bedroom cottage was luxurious, spacious and beautifully appointed. We stayed with another couple, and appreciated having the two separate bathrooms and feeling of space and privacy, but large...

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review of Blackwattle. You've covered the whole experience beautifully and we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you at Blackwattle and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards Margaret

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Far enough away from the crowds but still close enough to visit the wineries & restaurants I can highly recommend this retreat for couples or two couples staying together. Surrounded by vineyards with a beautiful outlook that includes a mob of kangaroos this is a perfect place to unwind & enjoy everything the Hunter Valley has to offer. We stayed...

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Thank you Mia for taking the time to write such a great review of Blackwattle. You described it perfectly and we're thrilled you had a fantastic time. We look forward to seeing you again soon....and for longer than 2 nights!

Scotland
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We spent a weekend in early April in the two bedroom retreat. There is nothing pretentious about the retreat as you drive up to it and it looks quite small from the outside. Once inside it’s 2-3 times bigger than you imagine and it’s a really charming and spotlessly clean holiday home. It’s well presented and furnished with all the...

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review of Blackwattle. We're glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility and of course, our resident kangaroos. We take pride in our retreats and we're very pleased you found Blackwattle such a delightful place to stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards

Hooke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Everything about this was perfect - the rooms, the location, the hostess. We used this as a base for touring the Hunter Valley vineyards and it was a beautiful retreat to come back to at the end of the day.

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Margaret W, Owner at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you Geoff for taking the time to review Blackwattle. It's wonderful that you enjoyed your stay in our Sunset Retreat and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Margaret

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SET ON 28 ACRES AND A BOUTIQUE VINEYARD IN THE HEART OF HUNTER VALLEY WINE COUNTRY NSW AUSTRALIA, BLACKWATTLE OFFERS TWO EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER RETREATS. THE SUNSET RETREAT: The perfect place for a romantic escape for 2! Nestled in it's own private garden, the one bedroom Sunset Retreat is fully self contained and has a separate king size bedroom, deep soak bath and combustion wood fire. The large deck is the perfect place to sit and take in the sunsets and stunning views of the Brokenback Mountain Range. THE VINEYARD RETREAT: Beautifully designed to accommodate one or two couples, the two bedroom open plan Vineyard Retreat overlooks the Blackwattle vineyard and park like grounds. There is plenty of room on the large deck to chill out and watch the kangaroos or sip on a wine and take in the fabulous mountain views. Both Retreats are beautifully appointed and have king size beds with crisp quality linen. The kitchens have full cooking facilities, complimentary specialty teas, plunger coffee and condiments. Eco friendly bathroom products, handmade soaps and a bottle of Hunter Valley premium wine are all included. Blackwattle is an adults only venue and is located only 5 to 10 minutes from restaurants, cellar doors and all concert venues. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

Address: 169 Talga Rd | Hunter Valley, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Lovedale
Price Range: $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Blackwattle Luxury Retreats Greater Newcastle/Lovedale, Australia
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“Both cottages are very private with stunning views. The two bedroom is perfect for a getaway with another couple.”
 of 5 bubbles Luckleberryfinn, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Each cottage is perfectly appointed and positioned on the property. The one bedroom cottage does have a deep, luxurious bath to soak in, whereas the 2 bedroom cottages have spacious ensuites without baths.”
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“The 2 bedroom cabin was perfect”
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