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“Quiet, clean and comfortable - a no-fuss family getaway”

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Hunter Hideaway Cottages
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Quiet, clean and comfortable - a no-fuss family getaway”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

I had stayed at these cottages before with a friend, so knew exactly what to expect. This is not luxury accommodation, but it is clean, comfortable and homey - just what you need when travelling with a few kids! This time my family stayed in Chardonnay Cottage (2 adults, 3 kids) and had a lovely quiet holiday. The cottage was clean, the surrounding bush was lovely, and the quiet was welcome. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, the bedding was fresh and warm (although we could have used an extra blanket on the night it got down to 2 degrees!) and the heating worked brilliantly. All in all, we had few problems and lots of fun - we bushwalked, barbecued, built campfires, built cubby houses in the scrub and most importantly, slept late every day. The kids loved it and the grownups relaxed!
I have read other reviews saying that the place is shabby and unsatisfactory, and I do not agree. Perhaps if you have unrealistic expectations of a budget getaway, you would be disappointed...yes, the furniture is well-worn and you won't find a coffee machine in the kitchen, you may have to jiggle the switch on the BBQ a bit to get it going, but so what? If you are looking for a relaxing few days away from it all in comfy surroundings, this is perfect.
Picture yourself in a scarf and beanie, roasting marshmallows over your own campfire outside....or sitting with a glass of wine next to the federation-style fireplace inside....you don't need 5-star luxury to enjoy that.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

So close to Hunter Valley Wineries which makes it excellent value. We stayed in `Semillon’. Plenty of room for a family with 3 children (we stayed as a couple) with all cooking facilities for low budget eating plus everything else we needed. We saw kangaroos, birds and 1 rabbits. Children would love to see them. Excellent website and info by email/phone. Would definitely stay there again.
Stayed April 2012. Clinton from Sydney.] Value 4, Location 5, Sleep5, Rooms 4, Cleanliness 5, Service not tested.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Really clean, extremely quiet and utterly private. Lovely wildlife on your doorstep (kangaroos, rabbits, and a wonderful assortment of birds) and a great location to explore nearby wineries. Paul was a really helpful host and we would certainly stay again. Belinda from Bilgola, Sydney

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We had a pleasant stay and found the owner operator helpful and not intrusive. It's an ideal stay for those who want a no fuss quiet venue suitable for children and pets. For the hunter valley it is good value and we will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We needed a base for a family wedding and all the associated family event over the January Long Weekend. We found the Hunter Hideaway Cottages not far from the main venue and at a reasonable price. What we didn't realise was how beautiful and peacful the place was going to be. I could have quite easily stayed at the cottage and ditch all the wedding hoopla. Although there are a few cottages on the farm we didn't see another person the whole time we were there, but we did see plenty of Kangaroos. The cottage had everything we needed, room for everyone, air-con, self catering facilities and right in the mddle of all the vinyards. Fantastic!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

about 10 mins drive from the centre of the wineries. very quite place with great privacy. space between cottages are huge. surrounded by wild kangaroos, quite clean condition. My parents loved it, we had great time there, I would stay there again. Thank you Paul.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Definitely good value for money. We've stayed here 4 years in a row and we love it! It has ALWAYS been clean and tidy. If you're after something quiet which is away from everything, this is the place! There's not much to do at the actual cottage but that's why we love it.
Always plenty of kangaroos and rabbits at sunset especially when you drive in. Close to all the wineries and Hunter Valley Gardens.
Mel from Sydney

Room Tip: Our fave cottage has become the Semillon but we also like the Chardonnay!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hunter Hideaway Cottages
Address: 234 Tuckers Lane | North Rothbury, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
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Ranked #5 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Rothbury
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hunter Hideaway Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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