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Over the next month doing spring clean, ensuring that kitchen is fully equipped, hanging new blinds, getting carpets cleaned and painting doors (November to December 2014)



CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR - November 2015 to 26th January 2016

GENERAL ENTRY (2015/2016):
- Adult = $25.25 (save $2.75)
- Child (4-15) = $15.50 (save $1.50)

- Night Adult (includes local/senior) = $24.50 (save $2.50)
- Night Child (4-15) = $20.00 (save $2.00)
- Day / Night Adult = $44.00 (save $4.00)
- Day / Night Child = $28.50 (save $3.50)



$20 per adult per night for Guest 5 - 10
$10 per child per night for Guest 5 - 10

Payment Options:
* Direct Deposit or EFT via NAB
* CREDIT CARD (VISA and Mastercard) via PayPal Invoice via email
* CREDIT CARD - Stayz Online Payment System
* POST CHEQUE - bank, personal or money order from post office
* 50% Deposit to Secure Booking then 50% Final Instalment 7 days prior to staying
* Previous Guests have 15% LIFETIME DISCOUNT OFF RRP on FUTURE STAYS at any of our properties


Owner / Manager/s: David & Hilary Harris
Check out our other properties at:

Cessnock,NSW (gateway to The Hunter Valley) - Coal d' Vine Cottage - www.stayz.com.au/16898
Talbingo, NSW (North-West Gateway to Snowy Mountains) - Pether Cottage - www.stayz.com.au/9179
Salamander Bay, NSW (Port Stephens / Nelson Bay) - Condo 105 @ Horizons Golf Resort - www.stayz.com.au/65646
Manilla, NSW (45 km from Tamworth) - Manilla Cottage - www.stayz.com.au/140684


Three (3) bedroom cottage (sleeps up to 10 persons) which is self contained and only a 5 minute drive from the Pokolbin and Lovedale Wineries turn-offs. Air-conditioning and heating in living area plus main bedroom with TV and DVD in the lounge room. Self contained with full equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Main bedroom has a Queen bed, 2nd bedroom has 2 Holiday Bunks (2 Single beds up top & 2 Double beds below) and 3rd bedroom has 1 Single bed and 1 Single trundle bed. We have 2 Single foam mattresses that can be used in living area. Bathroom has shower and separate spa bath. Toilet is separate from bathroom. BBQ and outdoor entertaining on back patio with closed in back yard for kids to play and pets.


CESSNOCK was an historical coal mining town. But now that the coal mines have closed in Cessnock and moved to the Upper Hunter, it has made the transition to the Gateway to the Hunter Valley Wineries. Why not stay in budget accommodation in Cessnock with all the facilities of a country town. Splurge in the vineyards. Pokolbin & Lovedale Wineries are only a 5 minute drive from Coal d' View.





Wine tasting & sales, beer brewing, food, cheese, chocolate, sweets, olives, galleries, speciality shops, tea house, herb gardens, picnics, tours


Spanning over 25 acres, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature gardens. Explore each garden one-by-one and enjoy an exciting journey through the thousands of flowers, trees, and shrubs with discovery at every turn. Bask in a lavish array of colour and scent found in the Rose Garden with hundreds and thousands of roses on display, rest above the 10 metre high waterfall, of the Sunken Garden and take in the superb views from the lookout; or step back in time with all our favourite fairytale characters in the Storybook Garden. Along the eight kilometres of walking paths are more than six thousand trees, one million ground covers and six hundred thousand shrubs. A floral display featuring a variety of plants and statuary, all of a standard that you won?t see elsewhere in Australia. Hunter Valley Gardens is also wheelchair friendly and allows access to all areas. You can find out more here about wheelchairs availability at Garden Entry.


Welcome To Hunter Valley Zoo. Are you looking for a fun and family friendly day out in the beautiful Hunter Valley? Look No Further! Located just out of Cessnock, an hour away from the Central Coast and 45 minutes from Newcastle. Feed your family...Bring your esky and cook up a storm on our free BBQ facilities and relax in the picnic grounds. Feed our animals...Kids patting the Alligator. Wander through our interactive walk through yards, feed our kangaroos, take your own photos cuddled up to a koala, pat a wombat, touch a reptile or watch our cheeky monkeys being fed twice daily. Koala. Catch up with some Aussie natives with our Tassie Devils, Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingoes, Emus, wombats, quolls and flying foxes, Birds and Reptiles. Or view our exotic species including American Alligators and 5 species of monkey...Crocodile - Be sure not to miss our daily feeding times! (subject to changes due to weather). Our friendly keepers are on-hand to answer all your questions, and show you some of the animals up close in hands-on encounters!


Pokolbin is home to a lot of SPECIAL EVENTS in the 2014 / 2015 Season, including:

- Jimmy Barnes - 08/11/14
- Rolling Stones - 15/11/14
- John Legend - 06/12/14
- Paul Simon & Sting - 14/02/15
- Roxette - 28/02/15
- The Eagles - 07/03/15
- Billy Idol - 28/03/15
- Rod Stewart - 05/04/15
- The Black Keys - 11/04/15
- John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John - 18/04/15


The area is blessed with quality golf courses, including: Stonebridge, Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and The Vintage.


Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock is blessed with numerous facilities to accommodate weddings and functions. Coal d' Vine Cottage is only 5 - 0 minutes from these facilities in the vineyards at Pokolbin and Lovedale.


Hot air ballooning is an aerial adventure you must experience at least once in your lifetime, its a romantic adventure where you escape, relax and enjoy the excitement of the oldest and greatest form of flight. Hunter Valley is blessed with 4+ hot air ballooning companies that take flights over the vineyards first thing in the morning.


WOLLOMBI VALLEY: gateway to Hunter Valley and offers many attractions to those who take the Route 33 tourist drive via Calga /Peats Ridge turn off on the Sydney Expressway. The drive winds through Bucketty then follows the original convict built route of the 1840s to historic Wollombi Village. The work and promotion of the convict and aboriginal heritage of the Wollombi district certainly contributed to the award going to Wollombi. The services to tourism and the welcome to visitors to the Wollombi Valley are the keys to Wollombi's success. The Valley has many unique attractions and facilities to the delight of overseas tourists and Australian city dwellers alike. Visitors can relax and enjoy the hospitality of the Village in the fine restaurants or enjoy an ale with the locals in the tavern, visit the local boutique wineries, bush walk or horse ride through in the picturesque valleys around Wollombi. These are just a few of the many attractions of the district.


BROKE FORDWICH REGION: Nestled on the edge of the Yengo National Park, and just two hours from Sydney and one hour from Newcastle, the Broke Fordwich area is in the centre of the Hunter Valley. In 1994 the Broke Fordwich area was the first region formally recognised as a separate viticultural sub-region of the Hunter Valley. While historically, it is one of the oldest wine growing areas in Australia, it is only in the last 30 years that Broke Fordwich has started to become an important player in Australian wine making. The sub-region produces some of the best quality fruit in the Hunter. Today the area boasts over 70


PORT STEPHENS / NELSON BAY: Best beaches in Port Stephens. Port Stephens is known for its wonderful beaches. There are 26 golden sandy beaches, some sheltered bay beaches (Little Beach) that are perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. Ocean beaches are sublime, great for surfing and beach walks. Don't miss One Mile Beach, Box Beach and Fingal Spit if you're an experienced surfer. With 26 golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many beautiful inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic beach getaway. Freshly-caught seafood, local wineries and waterside, alfresco dining are available at cafes and restaurants at Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens. Port Stephens is home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins; you'll find plenty of tours departing from Nelson Bay that offer dolphin-watch cruises or even kayak trips. Whale-watching is also popular during the annual migration north in June and July, and south from September to November. See them on a whale-watching cruise or from a headland in Tomaree National Park. You'll enjoy year-round water sports at Port Stephens - diving and snorkelling, swimming and surfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing & fishing charters and ferry rides. Other things to do include quad-biking, 4WD and sand-boarding at Stockton Sand Dunes and horse-riding through the bush or surf, from Anna Bay, Williamtown and Salt Ash. Other attractions include: Fighter World Inc, Oakvale Farm (animals), Shark and Ray Centre, Murray's Brewery and Port Stephens Winery, David Grahams Golf Complex, Toboggan Hill Park, Medowie Macadamias, Super Strike Salamander, Nelson Bay Cinemas, Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse Cottage, Salamander Shopping centre, horse riding, markets and festivals (Blue Water Country Music Festival on June long weekend).




Some of the finest wines in the world are created in the Hunter Valley and its towns, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery. Cessnock provides easy access to the Hunter Valley, which is the oldest wine-growing region in Australia. The town has a number of fine restaurants, guest houses and galleries. The Convict Trail is a conservation project that is restoring the convict-built Great North Road. This is one of Australia's national historic treasures. Don?t miss touring the vineyards in the Lower Hunter, the historic Marthaville Arts and Crafts Centre and the historic hamlet of Wollombi. Be sure to also visit Pokolbin and Lovedale.


Broke provides a relaxed vineyard experience. The area is free of large-scale developments, and part of its appeal is that visitors encounter winemakers who are proud of their products and passionate about hand-crafted wines.Broke provides a relaxed vineyard experience. Known as the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley, the Broke-Fordwich area was declared a viticultural sub-region in 1994. Rustic and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Yellow Rock escarpment, the village of Broke has become the hub of an emerging wine-growing area. The warm climate and fertile soils produce soft and distinctive wines such as semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and verdelho as well as Italian varieties such as sangiovese, barbera and dolcetto. Enjoy your own leisurely tour of the vineyards on two wheels - don't forget to book ahead to enjoy great country dining at one of Broke's restaurants or cafes. there are plenty of things to do around Broke. Get into the saddle and set off on a horse-riding adventure or pack a picnic to go for a bush walk along the scenic walking trails through Yengo National Park. Country drives are relaxing here so head off to nearby Wollombi, Lovedale or Maitland.


As a major Hunter Valley wine-producing area, Lovedale dates back to the early 1800s when local wheat and general produce farmers turned to grape growing. Lovedale is an interesting community of boutique wineries, quality guest houses and B&B accommodation, good restaurants and some fun activities, such as ballooning and horse-riding. Home of the Lovedale Long Lunch on the 2nd weekend in May every year. Only a couple of hours from Sydney, Lovedale is a pleasant base for touring the local wineries, where you can buy direct from the cellar door. Be sure to visit historic St Paul?s Rothbury cemetery in Wilderness Road and see where the famous wine making families have been laid to rest. Nearby, be sure to visit Pokolbin and Cessnock.


Set on the Hunter River and surrounded by fertile plains Maitland is abundant with great food and wine experiences. Maitland is at the heart of a thriving central business district offering quality accommodation, entertainment and dining.
The city is surrounded by pretty countryside, so enjoy strolling along the river walk precinct to admire the Hunter River, dine by the riverbank at a cafe or head to a stylish heritage pub. Don't miss the Maitland Regional Art Gallery or National Trust-listed Grossmann House to gain an insight into Maitland?s cultural heritage. Close by are many fine cellar doors where you can sample local boutique wine, including fruit wines made from fresh local produce. Of the major towns of the Hunter Valley, Maitland retains many historic buildings that date back to the earliest years of colonial Australia. Nearby towns that are worth visiting include Pokolbin and Cessnock.


Morpeth is a historic river port crowded with character on a tree-lined stretch of the Hunter River, upstream from the Newcastle Hunter Valley region. Morpeth?s days as a river port were effectively over by about 1890, but the town?s comparative isolation meant that its historic shop fronts, wharves and even the hitching posts along the main street have survived intact. Today, Morpeth is National Trust-classified and no longer a backwater but a wide-awake town crammed with cafes, craft shops and an annual events calendar. This is a living museum of Australia?s past, a history lesson that?s easy to digest. Be sure to visit Morpeth Wine Cellars and Moonshine Distillery for local wine and cheese tastings and browse Morpeth Trading Post to see beautiful ceramics, glass ware and china and old bush tools.


On foot is the best way to explore the mid 19th century historic sites of Paterson such as Paterson Courthouse and St Ann's Presbyterian Church. Use a local "walking" map to go wandering along the town's main streets. Paterson is one of the historic towns of the Barrington Tops area, 18 km north of Maitland. This small, picturesque village has a mountain backdrop by the Paterson River. Once a busy river port, Paterson today offers a relaxing break with cosy B&Bs, old country pubs and plenty of perfect picnic spots. Don't miss a visit to Tocal Homestead, an impressive Regency mansion set amongst fig trees and overlooking the river. From Paterson, you can set out on other adventures in the area such as to Barrington Tops National Park or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.


Some of the finest wines in the world are created here, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery. Set amongst vineyards and with Brokenback Range as its backdrop, Pokolbin is the village centre of the Hunter Valley wine region. The pretty country roads around Pokolbin are home to some of Australia's most well-known wine labels, making it a veritable wine-lover's paradise. The area has grown into one of the most desirable short break destinations from Sydney and Australia's most popular wine tourism region. Accommodation in the Hunter Valley is varied and sophisticated. Stay in a cosy B&B, luxury guest house or spa retreat before heading out to meet local winemakers, see how wine is made, and sampling the local drop at free cellar door tastings. You can travel at a leisurely pace by bike or in a horse-drawn carriage.Shopping, hot-air balloon rides and championship golf courses offer plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Nearby towns such as Cessnock, Lovedale and Maitland are well worth a visit.


Singleton is a sophisticated country town, in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Situated on the Hunter River its surrounded by pastures, vineyards and national parks. Singleton is an historic Hunter Valley town where you'll find a relaxing mix of country hospitality, nature-based activities plus great food and wine. Pick up a Heritage Walk brochure from the visitor information centre and stroll through the town?s historic precinct. A tour of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum is fascinating, with its historic collection of infantry equipment, weaponry and memorabilia dating back more than a century. You'll enjoy camping, boating and fishing at beautiful Lake St Clair; there are excellent bush walking and nature trails in Yengo, Mt Royal and Wollemi national parks, World Heritage-listed areas that are not far from Singleton. Of course, wine touring is popular with most visitors and you'll find plenty of cellar doors at historic Broke and along Hermitage Road in Pokolbin.


Nature abounds in and around Wollombi, in the Hunter Valley region. Nearby are national parks with great bush walking trails and lookouts and ancient Aboriginal rock carvings. Wollombi has always been an important centre for travellers along the Great North Road. Today it retains its fine architectural heritage bolstered by cafes, wineries and comfortable guest houses. Nearby are national parks with great bush walking trails and lookouts and ancient Aboriginal rock carvings. Be sure to admire the well-preserved Aboriginal rock engravings in various locations ? Devils Rock, Flat Rock Lookout and near Finchley Trig. You can also go bush walking to see native birds and animals in the Watagans and Yengo National Parks near Wollombi. Nearby, Cessnock, Lovedale and Maitland are worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good location for a break. Excellent rental house with secure yard. Perfect for a long weekend/ break and bringing your dogs with you as the oversized back yard is fully enclosed. Others complained of traffic noise and yes...you can hear the odd car/ truck going along the main road outside...but for us the house was sufficiently set back with curtains drawn it was inaudible after 5 minutes...just background noise....much like all the birds in the trees out the back. Three bedrooms are serviced by fans (Air con in the front bedroom suggested it was working to cool down the room but failed miserably)....the lounge room aircon however was exceptional and aided by fans managed to cool the entire house (it was 30-40 degrees every day we stayed). Tip...bring mossy spray for the toilet as the sneaky buggers get in over the top of the mesh windows...not a big deal but give a hasty spray in the morning for a bite free experience. Location wise the house is perfect on the main drag running towards the vinyards and a 1k walk/ drive back into Cesnock for McDonalds/ Opporto/ excellent Indian and award winning chinese. Directly opposite the house is a little general store for bits and bobs. All in all...great spot...very comfortable for the 5 of us and at a push could fit 3/4 more using the lounge as a bedroom plus the upper beds on bunkbeds. Note...we stayed Jan 2016 but this is not an option on the drop down menu
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cosy and homely The cottage is in an excellent location for our visit. It was very roomy for a family of four, with plenty of space. It was very clean and comfortable. The only issue with the cottage, sleeping in the front rooms, the traffic is very loud from 4am onwards.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has everything you need! Great central location, nice backyard/bbq area for kids, spacious house, clean and tidy, fully furnished with everything you could possibly want. This was our second stay. As a big family (with five, soon to be six children) a huge plus for us is the room with the two double bunks. You can sleep a lot of people here. Great value here!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Family Home We liked the house and the location was very central to the shops and winery. I highly recommend this place - we enjoyed it.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Large spacious property Loved the fact that the heater was turned on for our arrival. Didn't like fact no blinds or curtains on kitchen window and felt exposed also in main bedroom as its close to road and easy to see into. Found it extremely noisy as it is so close to busy road. Thought truck was coming in the room at one point, extremely hard to sleep past 6am
Date published: 2015-07-14
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Tariffs quoted below are for up to 4 guests. Guests 5 - 10 are an additional charge. $20 pp pn (adults) or $10 pp pn (kids/pets). Maximum of $100 per week per adult and $50 per week per kid/pet. BYO Bed Linen or $15 to $20 per bed.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 21 Feb 2016 for 15% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $120
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $125 $500 $895 2 $20 $10
* $125 $460 $920 3 $20 $10
* $110 $300 $680 2 $20 $10
* $115 $320 $720 2 $20 $10
* $110 $300 $680 2 $20 $10
* $115 $350 $760 2 $20 $10
* $100 $290 $595 2 $20 $10
* $110 $300 $680 2 $20 $10
* $115 $320 $720 2 $20 $10
* $125 $460 $920 3 $20 $10
* $125 $500 $895 2 $20 $10
* $125 $340 $850 2 $20 $10
* $115 $320 $720 2 $20 $10
* $125 $500 $895 2 $20 $10


The following dates have a special rate or exception applied. Please note any discounts applicable to these dates will still apply.

  • $250 p/n
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  • $250 p/n
  • $250 p/n
  • $250 p/n
  • $250 p/n
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Linen Hire x2 $24 p/s
Linen Hire x1 $17 p/s
Extra Towels $4 p/s
1 Night Only - Clean $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.