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“Idyllic Luxury Accommodation”
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Pool and terrace area of Villa 1.
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Pool and terrace area of Villa 1.
The main driveway up to Mandalay Villas
The main driveway where our friendly Buddha is ready to greet every guest.
Sunset over the Brokenback Mountain range
The spa bath of Villa No.1 looking out to the bush
Shower and toilet cubicles divided by the bathroom's vanity unit.
The fully fitted kitchen, with fridge, microwave, cooker, coffee machine and  eating utensils.
Entrance looking toward the living area of Villa 1.
View from terrace into living area and bedroom of Villa 1.
One of the villas lit by a full moon and the pool lights.
Stunning landscapes and views across to the mountain range.
A mother and child having their breakfast beside one of the villas.
Bicycles are provided at Mandalay Villas.
Guests enjoying a tipple by the fire pit.
Dawn sun washes over the main house.
A couple of bottles of what makes the Hunter Valley particularly appealing to guests.
Separate accessible bathroom.
Entrance hall to Villa 2.
Shower to the left and loo to the right in Villa 2
Double spa bath in Villa 2.
Main living area in Villa 1 with views out to the pool.
Dining area of Villa 2 with views out to the pool, and garden beyond.
Fully-equipped kitchen in Villa 2.
Comfy queen size bed in sleeping area of Villa 2.
Living area in Villa 2 with view out to pool.
Pool and terrace area of Villa 2.
Trail riding in the Congewai Valley.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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“Idyllic Luxury Accommodation”
Reviewed 12 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We decided to base ourselves here for a romantic stay in the Hunter Valley and ended up staying a week!
Not only is this a brand new luxury accommodation, it is also ideally situated for the wine tasting route and Hunter Valley concerts, both of which we ended up doing on the advice of the owners Toni and Simon.
On arrival we were allocated Villa 2 which is a newly constructed, detached private villa, purpose built for romantic luxury weekends away. Simon and Toni have thought of just about everything to make your stay a five star experience.
From the bubbles on ice, to the personal welcome card, to the breakfast hamper and our own personal plunge pool, everything was perfection.
The villa is actually built in an open plan style and is very spacious. Our villa was accessible and as such had a second bathroom with assisted facilities, which we did not need to use. I understood that Villa 1 is identical but does not have the accessible bathroom. I did not actually get to see inside Villa 1 as it was occupied by honeymooners whilst we were there.
We were amazed at the quality of the furniture and fittings, from a Barcelona chair, to artwork, to Temujin warrior ornaments; these are all top notch.
On one occasion Simon suggested a BBQ and we joined them for a great evening.
Simon also organized tickets for a local bus to take us to the Simply Red concert at Bimbadgen Winery, and picked us up at the bus stop afterwards. What a fantastic evening. I think it was the best concert I have ever been to.
Thank you Toni and Simon for all the thought you have put into setting up your villas. We had a fantastic stay, made all the more memorable by meeting you. If we get the chance to return we will definitely come back.

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Liked best: Seclusion, privacy, quiet, location and convivial hosts
Liked least: Doona was too heavy for us. We just needed a sheet.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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14 Mar 2016
Thank you Ken and Angela, it was a pleasure having you to stay here at Mandalay Villas. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and look forward to having you to stay in the future. Best regards Toni & Simon
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