Description

At Blackthorn Hill Retreat pets get preferential treatment and luxury extras at this traditional homestead with modern country decor set on a 25 acre farm stay. Each pet receives a holiday ID tag during their stay, complimentary treats and a fully fenced ½ acre garden around the house where they can run free off leash.

Parents and their fur babies can relax indoors in front of the TV & cozy fire whilst pets get their own mini chaise lounge and can make use of the many items in the Pet Pamper Hamper we provide. For extra larger dogs, owners have the additional option of our Pet Safe professional kennel run so they can explore the Vineyards on our doorstep and go wine tasting in the immediate area.

To maintain a high standard for all future visitors we ensure all pets are C5 vaccinated and treated for ticks and fleas. We also include a guest information book packed with plenty of pet friendly places in the local area, as tried and tested by our loveable kelpie cross farm dog Angus who will give pets a tour of the farm if they wish.


MAIN FEATURES:

- 1 x self-contained house (3 bedrooms) sleeps 6/8
- 270 Vineyard views
- Fully equipped kitchen (all modern inclusions)
- Private pool
- all linen supplied
- 2 showers (1 indoors - 1 outdoors)
- 2 toilets (1 indoors - 1 outdoors)
- 1 bath
- Undercover BBQ area (6 burner gas bbq)
- CD/Radio/iPod/iPhone stereo
- Flat screen TV with HDMI outlet
- DVD/VHS player
- Heating
- Ceiling fans
- Washing machine (restricted use due to rain water only)
- Electric flame effect Fire
- Electric Blankets
- Outdoor Patio heater
- iPad dock with Radio alarm clock



SLEEPING CONFIGURATIONS:

- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 sofa bed
- 1 cot (no hire charge)



HOUSE POLICIES:

- Maximum 8 guests
- No smoking inside the house
- For domestic use only (no functions)
- Dogs must be C5 vaccinated, quiet and well behaved

- Check in time 2.00pm
- Departure time 10.00am



PET FEATURES:

- 4 dogs max (unless authorised with the owners in advance)
- All sizes welcome
- C5 vaccinated only
- must be treated for Ticks, Fleas, & Gut worms
- Allowed indoors if well behaved
- 1/4 acre of Secure fenced garden (900mm lowest point)
- Extra-large Pet Safe kennel run on a paved base (2300mm (w) x 4000mm (L) x 1800mm (H) with shade, water & dog house.
- 'Pet Pamper Hamper' (shampoo, brush, towel, toys, etc)
- Dog/guest information book (packed full of all the best pet friendly things to do in the Hunter Valley as tried and tested by our loveable Kelpie cross farm dog)
- 4 stainless steel dog bowls
- Dog paddling pool
- Dog first aid kit
- Holiday ID tags (just incase they go on a little adventure during their stay)
- 1 small dog chaise lounge inside the house
- 1 extra large dog bed outdoors
- 1 pet dirt trap door mat (wipe paws and carry on)
- 1 pack complimentary "Natures Gift" treats

NOTE: Because full protection after a vaccination may take up to 2 weeks to become fully effective, we don't accept dogs that have had their C5 less than 2 weeks before the dates of intended stay.

GLOWING REVIEWS from non-dog owners too, WOW'ed by our cleanliness and fresh smelling accommodation.

GETTING HERE:

- From Sydney CBD 1hr 50mins hour drive north on the M1 (F3) freeway until you see signs for the NEW 'Hunter Expressway' which flows into the New England Hwy and take the Hermitage Rd exit to the vineyards. We're 2 mins from the exit.
- From Brisbane flying....to Newcastle ~ Virgin Airlines daily.....Car 1+ hours drive.
- From Melbourne flying....to Newcastle ~ Virgin Airlines daily ....Car 1+ hours drive
- From Adelaide flying.....to Newcastle ~ Virgin Airlines daily ....Car 1+ hours
- From Perth flying.... to Sydney ~ Virgin Airlines daily ....Car 2+ hours



LOCATION:

- 10 minutes drive to Hunter Valley Gardens / Harrigans Irish Pub
- Cessnock: 15 minutes by car
- Singleton: 15 minutes by car
- Branxton: 6 minutes by car
- 10 minute drive to Hope Estate
- 10 minute drive to Tempus Two
- 10 minute drive to Greg Normans Golf Course The Vintage
- 2 to 5 minutes drive to wide selection of Wineries / Cellar doors / Cafes & Restaurants
(driving times are approximate due to traffic etc)



ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY:

- Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
- Horse riding
- Hot air ballooning
- Bicycle hire
- Golf courses
- Glass blowing
- Concert venues
- Helicopter rides
- Brewery Tours
- Cooking schools
- Zoo
- Food festivals
- Garden shows
- School holiday activities for children at the Hunter Valley Gardens



CHILD FEATURES:

- High chair
- Cot & basinet (no linen)
- Childs toilet seat
- Socket protectors
- Stop slams
- Lots of Toys
- Colouring pads and pencils
- Games
- Story books

PRICING. WATCH OUT FOR OUR SPECIAL OFFERS TOO.............. below

PRICING:

- MID-WEEK (SUN - THURS) - (min 1 night stay)
- Minimum 6 persons for the House @ $75 per person per night = $450.00
- 7th adult $60pn
- 8th adult $50pn
- extra children (aged over 3-12yrs) $30 pp/pn

- WEEKENDS (FRI/SAT or SAT/SUN) - (min 2 night stay)
- Minimum 6 people for the House @ $115 per person per night = $1380.00
- 7th adult $170 per weekend
- 8th adult $150 per weekend
- extra children (aged over 3-12yrs) $80 per weekend

- PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - (FRI/SAT/SUN) - (min 3 night stay)
- Minimum 6 people for the House @ $95 per person per night = $1710.00
- 7th adult $220 per weekend
- 8th adult $170 per weekend
- extra children (aged over 3-12yrs) $120 per 3nt weekend

- Children (0-3yrs) FREE
- Dogs C5 vaccinated only - FREE

NOTE:
* All bookings must be supported with a c/card
*last minute booking discount does not apply to special offers



PAYMENT OPTIONS:

- Reception: 24/7
- Amex (3.6 % surcharge applies)
- Visa / Mastercard (1.6% surcharge applies)
- Eftpos
- Direct deposit

Write a Review
Blackthorn Hill Retreat is rated 4.9271 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous place, Great people, Dogs had a ball. Had a wonderful time at Blackthorne Hill Retreat, beautiful clean property with everything you could need for a stay away, great people and the farm dog was a charmer. Dogs had more than enough room to run and play and loved curling up inside overnight as well. Would definitely love to stay here again hopefully in the near future :)
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Blackthorn Hill Retreat, our 3 boys loved exploring the 25 acres of land and really enjoyed playing with Angus! Clare and David were lovely hosts, full of wonderful stories and tips, and the house was beautiful, very clean and very welcoming. We are planning our next escape to the Hunter now! xx
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect weekend getaway with friends. We loved Blackthorn Hill Retreat so much that this was our second stay. It is great for a large group and caters for all your needs for the ultimate weekend getaway. The cottage has a wonderful feel to it with everything that you could possibly need. We haven't had the chance to take our beloved doggies there yet however it is fully equipped for all their needs. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT SETTING My family and I enjoyed our stay from the scenery, décor and cleanliness, and the pool was a bonus for the kids.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this accommodation! My husband and I stayed here for two nights with our one year old labrador. We found the property to be clean, modern and extremely comfortable. The owners clearly love all dogs and this was evident by the attention to detail with the extra doggie provisions and the way they treated our puppy during the stay. Their dog Angus was beautiful and played really well with our pup. The property landscape was so beautiful, with gorgeous panoramic views from every angle. The sunsets were glorious. The only point for improvement would be that the double bed we stayed in was a little hard and uncomfortable, however this is really subject to personal preference. My husband and I both agree that we would love to return for another stay, perhaps next time with a few other friends and their pooches.
Date published: 2014-02-23

Features

24 Hours Reception
2nd Outdoor shower and toilet
Cot & Toys upon request
Electric Blankets
Hair dryer
Large Pet & Child Seure Fenced Garden
Pets Allowed Indoors
Very well equiped kitchen
ipad / ipod / iphone dock

Prices

Our price range is from $75pp/pn to $115pp/pn, (minimum 6 persons for the house). Our classification is "Budget". LAST MINUTE BOOKING DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY SPECIAL OFFERS.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 06 Sep 2014 for 20% off.

Special offer!

BOOK 3 MIDWEEK NIGHTS PAY FOR 2 - (sun - thurs only) . $350pn for upto 4 persons using 2 bedrooms within the house. offer valid from 01/06/14 to 31/08/14. Full T&c's apply. C5 vaccinated dogs only. Last minute booking discount doesn't apply to this offer or any other deal.

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)
* $450 $1380 $2680 2 $85 $45
* $450 $1140 $2544 3 $75 $45
* $450 $1380 $2680 2 $85 $45
* $450 $1140 $2544 3 $75 $45
* $450 $1380 $2680 2 $85 $45
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $300 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.

Prices listed based on 6 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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