Brand new built cottage situated on a rural property with beautiful valley and sunset views (picnic set provided to viewing). Surrounded by abundant wildlife (see photos). Vineyards and numerous golf courses in short distance, local wine tours operators and helicopter transfers available . Shared non-heated swimming pool located at the front of host's house next door. Local 'watering hole' across the road, but not in viewing distance. Lot's more...
“We had a fantastic stay and the place was amazing. Great location and right on the doorstep of the most scenic part of the valley. Incredible value - a genuine hidden gem. Importantly it was just like the images - right down to the Kangaroos. I also recommend a couple off the wood at the Paxton hotel - a short stroll from the front door.”
Great location with easy access only 5 mins to town of Cessnock, you may even spot a kangaroo. A short drive to Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Zoo and only 7 mins to Cedar Creek and Wollombi Tavern only 15 minutes scenic drive down the road. We are also on the Bus Route for pickups to Concerts with Rover Coaches and Limousine and Wine Tour pickup's welcome as there is plenty of room for turn around. The Lodge has a garage and games room and offers a beautiful deck to BBQ relax and unwind.
“I’ve stayed in many Airbnb’s and Sandra’s place was definitely one of the top ones I’ve ever stayed at. The place was exactly like the pictures and it was so immaculately cleaned before we arrived. Everything we possibly needed was there and the whole place was so beautifully arranged with attention to every detail. The instructions were very clear that we didn’t have to bother Sandra at all. Sandra was so responsive from day one till after we checked out. Initially we were a little worried that the place was a bit far from town or that it might be a bit difficult to find. But it was so clearly marked that it took us seconds to spot it and it was not far from the shops neither. We liked it to be out of town as it was very quiet and we felt like we had the entire open reserve in the back all to ourselves. Sandra also prepared many board games, table tennis table and dart board so we could keep ourselves entertained after dinner till late. We would definitely stay there again the next time we are in the area. Thank you Sandra :)”
A winding gravel drive takes you up to the beautiful western red cedar cottage which is nestled amongst the trees overlooking treed paddocks and the Brokenback Range. Peacocks, Parrots and Redfaced Finches are fed on the spacious deck. Vineyards and Music Festivals are only 15 minutes away. Bus can be booked to stop at gate on Eventnights. Cottage sleeps 2 in main bedroom but also has a sofabed. In the kitchen are all the makings of an English breakfast with complimentary farm fresh eggs.
“Carole’s spread was a trifle tricky to find (about 10 minutes south of Cessnock on the road to Wollambi. But there was a sign I saw on the way back after I realized I’d gone too far. A short dirt drive barred by a gate which at first appeared to be (unwelcomingly) locked, but turned out to be just closed with a chain. A short steep rutted dirt road up to the cottage was well marked, with parking outside the shallow steps up to the front door. The 1-bdrm cottage - to my relief - proved to be a pleasant surprise: simply but nicely furnished, with an island separating the living area from the well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable queen size bed in the bedroom, an adequate (if a bit utilitarian) bathroom/laundry. But the best thing for me was the balcony and the wide view it afforded over the extensive spread, including the farmyard and a ramshackle collection of tin-roofed sheds and stables which provide optional shelter to the property’s considerable free-ranging menagerie: horses and ponies, a sizeable white billy goat, several retired greyhounds, and flocks of geese, ducks, guinea fowl, and chickens - all of them inclined to express their existence toward sunset with a raucous chorus of honking, quacking, squawking, and puck-pucking. Plus a plethora of undomesticated birds attracted by the several feeders Carole fills daily at the end of the balcony: during my two days I saw several kinds of multicoloured parrots, various doves, and a flock of small red-faced finches. Fortunately the chorus dies down after dark, to be replaced by the chirrups of insects and the croaking of frogs. Although there are a couple of supermarkets in nearby Cessnock, Carole provided a generous breakfast including juice, cereals, milk, fruit, bacon and eggs (duck and chicken!). No coffee maker, but plenty of instant coffees and teas with a quick kettle. One note: the cottage is close enough to hear the traffic passing on Wollombi road. It’s not heavy, even during rush hours; but pretty continual - even through the night by truckers. That said, I loved staying there.”