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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Given the tripadvisor reviews, we couldn't believe our luck when we were able to secure this place on a weekend when Cold Chisel were in town (and yes, we were going). From the get-go the communication was friendly and informative. We arrived on a very hot day (38 degrees) and we were welcomed by Margaret with the news that she...

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

Well, what a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an informative and positive review of Blackwattle. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay and of course enjoyed the Cold Chisel concert! Our aim is to provide a peaceful and relaxing home away from home for our guests and we're so very...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This was our second stay, but our first in the vineyard (two bedroom) retreat. Once again just fabulous. We could not fault anything and had a fabulous time. This time we came in Summer and the weather was just perfect, we made use of outdoor deck and those beautiful views. Graham also recommended Lilinos for a casual pizza and a...

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Sydney
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have stayed several times at Blackwattle retreat and it never disappoints us. This was the first time we stayed in the Sunset Cottage and it was just wonderful. The cottages are always spotlessly clean with everything you need for a perfect weekend away. The bed was extremely comfortable and lounge area very adequate. If I have one suggestion it...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay again at Blackwattle and in particular, deciding to try out our Sunset Retreat. Thank you also for your comments regarding the lounge. The Retreat is meant to be cosy, just for 2, however, we do intend to replace the lounge with a slightly...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days at Blackwattle in mid September and found it to be an extremely cozy , well designed and thoughtfully fitted out retreat. We stayed at the sunset retreat cottage and it lived up to its name with some absolutely gorgeous sunsets over the ranges. There is also good privacy as the main house and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Blackwattle on TripAdvisor. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay complete with the sunsets and kangaroos, both of which Blackwattle is renowned for. We're sorry the lighting in the bedroom wasn't bright enough for reading however most guests prefer the soft lighting in the bedroom. We will take your suggestion on board...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

A friend and I had the pleasure of staying at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats in the beautiful Lovedale region of the Hunter Valley. Situated just a few minutes off the Hunter Expressway, this luxury cabin accommodation was just what we hoped for. With stunning views over vineyards and mountain ranges from our private deck, our two bedroom cabin featured a modern...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of Blackwattle! We are really pleased you had such a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future! Kind regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Had an amazing stay! My Fiance (as of Friday) proposed during our stay at Blackwattle. Felt right at home staying here with the amazing views and loved getting to watch the wildlife that freely roam on the property.

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

Thank you Angelique for taking the time to write a review and congratulations again on your engagement. We're very glad you enjoyed our Vineyard Retreat and left with happy memories of Blackwattle. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future! Warm regards Margaret

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Little bit late on this review. We had an incredible 4 nights at Blackwattle. I have never experienced such a well run retreat. Incredible from start to finish. The definitive choice for accomodation in the HV. I have many points to go onto, but my partner-Gaynor-has already done a review a few below this one. I reiterate everything she has...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We're so pleased you and Gaynor had a lovely time. We do our best to make sure our guests have an outstanding stay and leave with everlasting memories of Blackwattle. Hope to see you again in the future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend at Blackwattle to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and it was absolutely perfect! The couples retreat is private, and has a beautiful view over the surrounding farmland - We didn't see anyone else the whole time we were there, even though it is only a short drive from the main house...

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

Thank you Christie for sharing your stay at Blackwattle. We're really pleased you had a relaxing time in the Couples Retreat and enjoyed the company of our resident kangaroos. Your photos are fabulous and really show off our beautiful sunsets here at Blackwattle. Thanks again for your thoughtful review and we look forward to seeing you again in the near...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed at Blackwattle for 4 nights and absolutely LOVED everything about it. On entrance to the vineyard I felt the stress ebb away, having flown in from Singapore where we live, the hustle and bustle of the city is sometimes too much and one NEEDS a retreat just like Black Wattle. The accommodation was the most neatest, cleanest I...

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

Thank you Gaynor for such a wonderful review. We are very pleased you had an amazing stay and yes, we are fortunate that the kangaroos are prolific on our property however they do try our patience at times especially when they eat our grapes! We choose not to have WiFi here for the reason you mentioned. It is nice to...

Old Bar, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I stayed at Blackwattle the night before my wedding and I was so happy with our experience. The 2 bedroom retreat was spacious and allowed plenty of room for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready. The outlook is spectacular and perfect for pre wedding photographs. The location is great and only a short drive to Pokolbin and a variety...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Blackwattle. We are very pleased you had a wonderful stay and we do agree that the views here are spectacular, particularly for wedding photos! We thrive on keeping our cottages pristine and our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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  • 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: $214 (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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 of 5 bubbles DavidP827, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“While it doesn't have wifi the stereo has airplay so you can use you iPhone to play the music you like.”
 of 5 bubbles WilciSelf, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles WAWSydney, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The 2 bedroom cabin was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles janeg879, 3 Jul 2012 | Read review
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