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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Searching for time out with serenity and pure luxury? Look no further… Somewhere Unique is definitely the place to stay.

We spent our stayed in the “Lowanna” retreat nestled in the beautiful Wollombi Hills. The scenery and the wildlife were amazing, not to mention the absolute tranquillity.

The retreat most definitely exceeded our expectations as the fixtures and fittings of each room were carefully designed with exceptional taste. On arrival we were surprised to be welcomed with a personal note, mood music, chocolates and wine , falling instantly in love with the cleanliness, quality inclusions and attention to detail throughout. The bathroom, spa, shower and bedroom were divine and we could have spent our whole stay in there.

Nothing is skimped or spared and we give a huge shout out to the generous breakfast provisions and the yummy optional BBQ / meal options (note: the Sticky Date is to die for!)

An absolutely gorgeous location which we will surely re visit in the near future.
It is a treat to check in and out without attending a desk / reception or even human interaction.. After all, it is an escape away from everything. Thank you so much for making this happen.

We would have loved to meet the dogs though.. Hopefully next time :)

Thank you guys for a most memorable experience.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank chikacowie
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Murray G, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you so much, chikacowie, for your generous review!

We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful getaway - your experience is exactly what we try so hard to create for every guest.

You have also raised a good point, in that although there is much to do and see in and around the Wollombi Valley, many guest choose to just enjoy the tranquillity and luxury of our retreats and do very little else.


Thanks again for your fantastic review. We are most grateful and we'd love to sere you back here!


Kind regards


Murray & David

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

You know how it is when you see somewhere on line, drool over the pics and lap up the advertising hype only to arrive there and feel well - underwhelmed? Well, I promise you that this most definitely won’t be your experience at Somewhere Unique! Every compliment, every hyperbole is well and truly deserved.
This was our fifth visit to Somewhere Unique and it definitely won’t be our last!
Thank you David and Murray.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Csaunders14
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Murray G, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

We were certainly overwhelmed - by your generous review! Thank you Csaunders14!

And thank you so much for choosing 'Somewhere Unique' FIVE times! We are aware that the accommodation market is very competitive and so to return to us so many times is a fantastic endorsement, which we really appreciate.

We are now excitedly looking forward to your SIXTH visit (as we hope you are!)

Kind regards

Murray & David

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The setting on the hillside is beautiful and very private. ‘Lowanna’ contained everything we could want or need from a seriously comfy bed to enough delicious provisions in the breakfast hamper, bbq packs, and soups to send us rolling home at the end of our stay. Whilst we did not meet our hosts Murray and David, as they take care to respect their guests privacy, the conversations we had with them were warm, helpful and welcoming, and all their other communications were clear and helpful.
‘Somewhere Unique’ just outside Wollombi is the perfect place for a couple to stay whilst they enjoy all the attractions of the Hunter Valley.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Murray G, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you 424sally!

We appreciate you choosing to stay at 'Somewhere Unique' and for your kind words. Our belief is that luxury, privacy and good food and wine provide for a romantic and refreshing getaway, which is what we aim to create. We are so pleased that you and your partner enjoyed your stay and that were able to make it peaceful, comfortable and memorable for you.

We would, of course, love to welcome you both back.

Thanks again

Murray & David

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

From the moment you arrive the oohs & ahhs don’t stop. Allawah was beyond our wildest dreams. Tucked away in a secluded private oasis.
The villa is couples PERFECT, the ensuite is 10stars... (I want to steal this design.)The soaker tub is indulgence to the extreme... and indulgence to the extreme pretty well sums up “Somewhere Unique” the BBQ pack along with the breakfast hamper, wines, chocolates, fondue ....the list goes on.
You certainly won’t need to bring anything else with you Everything is provided...
(except beer () my husband loves his beer)
so much to see & do in the local region & beyond.... there is so much I could say... however I honestly believe the best way to understand how unbelievably amazing this wonderful accommodation is, is to simply book your next getaway with “Somewhere Unique” you truly will not be disappointed...
It was worth our 8 hour drive to get there & we’re already telling all of our family & friends to put “Somewhere Unique “ on their bucket list.
Love love loved it
Brett & Jackii Rayner

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Murray G, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Wow! We are blown away by your review, Brett and Jaquii - thank you so much.

We are, of course, thrilled that you chose to stay at 'Somewhere Unique' to celebrate your 10th anniversary. We are even more thrilled that your getaway exceeded your expectations!

It is so important that milestone celebrations are memorable and beautiful, so we are pleased that this was the case for you both. Our goal is to provide tranquillity, beauty, serenity, luxury, gourmet food and wine, and all our guests need to bring is their own romance!

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Might we see you both for your 11th?

Kind regards
David & Murray

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This was my second visit to Somewhere Unique, having visited a few years ago and always talked about going back.
Sometimes when you revisit a place that has so many special memories attached to it, the second experience can be underwhelming due to high expectations. This is definitely not the case with Somewhere Unique.
It was wonderful to visit at a different time of year and as I have no doubt that this will be my last visit, I will plan to visit at a different time of year again next time.
The Wollombi Valley is beautiful and this is a truly special place positioned right in the middle of it. It is truly peaceful, private, comfortable, relaxing, romantic and of course, luxurious!
Murray and David are wonderful hosts and the unfaltering quality of their service can't be ignored. You can't fault anything and everything has been thought of.
See you again soon!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Catherine M
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Murray G, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi Catherine M. Thank you for your wonderful review!

Yes, the seasons provide an ever-changing backdrop to 'Somewhere Unique', but the hospitality and luxury remain constant. Thank you for choosing to return, and we are pleased that you truly enjoyed your second stay. We are now looking forward to your third (and fourth etc).

Kind regards

Murray & David

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