Description

Cicada Country House and Hunter Moon Country House

Cicada and Hunter Moon are two luxury houses which are situated in an idyllic setting at the foothills of the Broke Fordwich mountains and between some of the best vineyards in the Hunter. Perfect spot for group or family gatherings or bridal parties. You can rent 1 or both houses. The houses are about 80 meters apart and screened for you privacy. Set on 25 private acres only minutes to great restaurants and wedding venues such as Margans, Nightingales and the town of Broke. Sit on our decks and take in the views of vineyards and the kangaroos. Or stroll down and fish or paddle in the Wollombi Creek meandering around the bottom of the property. We can take 8 - 26 people depending on your needs. Both houses have everything a small or large group could hope for. Sit by the roaring fire or relax in the Spa on those cold starry nights. Chill out in central air conditioning on a hot day and take in the view down to the brook and out to the vineyards.

Cicada has four beautifully dressed bedrooms with a romantic feel and all beds have been chosen for their comfort. The house has all the mod cons that will make your stay comfortable with a large flat screen LCD TV, DVD, X-Box 360 Kinetic and Ipod dock music system . The house has 4 bedrooms and a library alcove and has a total of 9 single sleeping arrangements or 5 couples. So bring all your favourite music and chill. You can cook up a storm in our country kitchens or have a private chef cook for you and relax on our large table that sits 12 people at Cicada .

Cicada has the following configurations:
Bedroom 1: 1 King bed or split king singles plus a pull out sofa bed and single bed which can be arrange to be put in the room , therefore up fo 4 can sleep here
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed, Pull out King Bed, which sleeps up to 4
Bedroom 3: 2 long singles or a King Bed for 2
Bedroom 4: Queen bed for 2
library Alcove: Hotel quality Queen sofa bed 2
Total: 14

For a relaxing easy meal at Cicada, cook up on a 6 burner barbeque with wok and then unwind in our outdoor spa with massage jets and LED lights for that fun evening after all day at play.

Cicada Country House was built to offer luxury comfort and take in the surrounding landscapes. The house has a large open plan layout with a generous open fireplace and large table setting arrangement to take in the views of the Mountains, vineyards and fields. Cicada Country House has four bedrooms and a library alcove.

We have regular visits from Kangaroos and Wombats that live by the creek. You can fish for Carp or Bass. Or observe the bountiful birdlife that love to visit our home.

Features include for Cicada:
* Wi Fi
* Outdoor spa for 6
* Four bedrooms
* Two bathrooms, one ensuite and one with separate toilet
* Large Open Fireplace with wood provided and setup for arrival
* Fully ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
* Outdoor entertainment area with seating for 12
* Large dining table for 12 people
* 6 Burner BBQ with wok
* Outdoor spa with LED light show, massage jets and small waterfall. Ozone water purification system
* Large Flat LCD TV, DVD, CD ,IPOD dock stereo
* Additional High Def PlasmaTV,DVD and X-Box in one bedroom
* Austar (full package) satellite TV
* Selection of DVDs and CD music library
* Mobile reception, wi fi broadband internet connection
* Books, Magazines and games for all ages
* Bush Petonque/Boules
* Freshly laundered towels and linen supplied
* Gourmet kitchen with gas top stove and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
* Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
* Plunger Coffee, tea and sugar and basic condiments
* Bathroom amenities, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel
* Hairdryers
* Fully equipped laundry, dryer, washing machine, iron
* Large selection of cooking pots and pans including a wok
* Large selection of crockery, glassware and serving platters
* Non-smoking
* Conference Facilities
* Rural outlook
* Double Carport
* 5 minutes to General Store


Hunter Moon is a brand new country house with 5 bedrooms and all rooms can be configured to king singles or king beds. It has a total of 14 single sleeping arrangements or 6 couples. In addition to the 5 bedrooms there is a living room area that can be closed off with brand new, very comfortable fold out double ottoman bed.. All bedrooms have dressing tables with special hollywood light make up areas. Perfect for the bridal party getting ready for that big day. Each room has brand new specially made very comfortable beds that can be configured into single or couple arrangements. All beds are dressed with microplush quilts and pillows and NZ lambswool blankets. All in either long singles or king Beds. Relax by the fireplace in the media room which has the latest smart 3 D LED 55 inch TV, Wi fi and Austar (Fox Tel) DVD,X-Box and IPOD Music docking system. There are wooden tables that can be configured to any groups needs, either indoors or outdoors and takes up to 24people.

Hunter Moon: (all brand new bedding)
Bedroom 1: 4 long singles or a King bed for 2 and 2 singles
Bedroom 2: 3 long singles or a King bed for 2 and 1 single
Bedroom 3: 2 long singles or a King bed for 2
Bedroom 4: 2 long singles or a king bed for 2
Bedroom 5: 2 long singles or a king bed for 2
Living room that can be closed off at night ; Fold out double ottoman with a gel foam mattress (very comfy) which can sleep 2.
total: 15

Relax in our 10-12 person spa with has a special ozone sanitiser with its own aromatherapy center. Perfect place to chill and look at the moon and the stars. Unwind from your city stresses.

Hunter Moon has a large covered deck with an outdoor BBQ kitchen which make easy dining with your group a fun way to enjoy each others company .

Hunter Moon Country House is a recently built house that offers top luxury and furnishings. The house has a large open plan kitchen with a dining area that seats up to large groups and a living/media room with all the latest mod cons and a large wood burning heater. It has views across the dam to the mountains and vineyards.

Hunter Moon has 5 bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms

Features for Hunter Moon
*Wi Fi
*All very new equipment, custom made beds, sofas and much much more.
*Outdoor spa for 12 people including a heat and cool down pump with perimeter lights and waterfall and the latest in ozone sanitization.
* Wood burner fireplace wood provided and setup for arrival
* Fully ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
* In addition, All bedrooms have overhead fans
* Outdoor entertainment area with seating for up to 26. (can be configured easily to suit any crowd)
* Large dining table up to 24.(can be configured easily to suit andy crow)
* Outdoor bbq kitchen
* Large Flat LED SMART PASSIVE 3D TV, DVD, CD ,IPOD dock stereo
* Additional LED TV ,DVD and X-Box
* Austar satellite TV
* Selection of DVDs and CD music library
* Mobile reception, wi fi broadband internet connection
* Books, Magazines and games for all ages
* Bush Petonque/Boules
* Freshly laundered towels and linen supplied
* Gourmet kitchen with gas top stove and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
* Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
* Expresso Pod Machine, tea and sugar and basic condiments
* Bathroom amenities,All natural artisan Lavender Products: Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel
* Hairdryers
* Fully equipped laundry, dryer, washing machine, iron
* Large selection of cooking pots and pans including a wok
* Large selection of crockery, glassware and serving platters
* Non-smoking
* Conference Facilities
* Rural outlook
* 5 minutes to General Store

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GROUP ORGANISERS MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!

*SPECIAL GROUP PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES:
LUXURY ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS
WELCOME CHEESE PLATTER AND CHOCOLATES
FULL DAY PRIVATE WINE TOUR
5 STAR IN HOUSE CHEF DINING FOR 1 NIGHT 3 COURSES (subject to availability)
YOGA BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR
GIFT FOR EACH PERSON
WELCOME BASKET WITH WINE, OIL, COFFEE AND ARTISAN SOAPS
VALUED AT $550 PER PERSON OUR PRICE $420 PER PERSON*
BOTH HOUSES HAVE OUTDOOR HOT SPAS AND FIREPLACES.

OR
$200 PER PERSON FOR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION ONLY AND INCLUDES A WELCOME BASKET. PRICE IS FOR 2 NIGHTS.

OR
$265 PER PERSON FOR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, FULL DAY PRIVATE WINE TOUR (BASED ON 10 LUNCH NOT INCLUDED) AND A WELCOME BASKET. PRICE IS FOR 2 NIGHTS.

Yoga can be organised separately at $20 per head (min of 10) by a fully qualified instructor or $30 per head for 2 sessions.


WEEKEND RATES (2 nights) (Fri-Sun)
* The nightly weekend rate for Cicada is $800 per night for 8 guests (2 night minimum) - and Hunter Moon is $1000 per night for 10 guests.
* Both houses booked together $3600 for 18 guests..
* Extra adult guests are charged at $95 per person per night (maximum 26 people in two houses)
* Children are charge $60 per child (2years to 13 years).
* Infants under 2 are free.
* A third night stay is available at $95 per person per night (minimum of 2 guests staying on and excluding public holidays).
* Public Holidays are a 3 or 4 night minimum stay and are charged at the weekend rate

MID WEEK RATES - (2 nights) (Mon-Thurs)
* The nightly midweek rate for Cicada is up to 6 guests is $450 (Minimum two nights - see one night rates below) and for Hunter Moon for up to 8 guests is $600 per night..
*Both houses booked together require a minimum of $2100 and this is for 14 people
* Extra adult guests are charged at $75 per person per night
* Children are charged $40 per child (2years to 13 years).
* Infants under 2 are free.

WEEKLY RATES AND LONGER STAYS
* Discounts are available on stays of 5 nights and over, please contact us for a quote.

OTHER CHARGES
* A deposit of 50% of the total rate is required by credit card to secure the booking. A $300 holding deposit can hold the property for 14 days if you need to collect payment from other guests.
* The outstanding balance is due 14 days before your arrival date.
* A $500 security deposit is taken on 14 days before your arrival and is fully refundable if the house and their contents do not suffer damage or loss or require excess cleaning.
* Weekend Public Holiday bookings must be for a minimum of 6 or more guests and are 3 night stays only.
* Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stays

Where we are

Less than two hours from Sydney and 90 minutes from Newcastle the Broke Fordwich area is in the southwest corner of the mid Hunter Valley. Sitting between Pokolbin and Wollombi, Broke played a critical role in the development and history of NSW.

Next door to boutique vineyards and near the olive farms of Broke , 15-20 minutes to the heart or Pokolbin for the best wine tasting and restaurants in NSW and for the golf enthusiasts, two of the best and most challenging golf courses in Australia (the Vintage and Cypress Lakes). Near great Wedding Venues.

Broke Village stands at the base of the Brokenback and Hunter Ranges on the Wollombi Brook. The massive Yellow Rock escarpment stands guard above. The Ranges shelter Broke Fordwich from much of the rainfall that surrounding districts receive. The area has a sandy loam with river flat alluvial soil, volcanic soil and pockets of red basalt giving wine producers a variety of soil types known as terra rossa.

Today Broke Fordwich is still making history. In 1994 it was the first area formally recognised as a separate viticulture. Whilst 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 the Australian industry.

Today, more than a quarter of the Hunters wine grape production now comes from the area and Broke Fordwich wines are winning more than their fair share of national and international awards.

Importantly, Broke Fordwich retains its integrity as a rural community remaining free of large scale development yet offering first class B&B and self catering accommodation, restaurants and activities. Visitors to the area are surprised by the amount of wildlife they see.

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Cicada Country House is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic family getaway Our family had an amazing break at Cicada country house. What a spectacular place for a short break in the hunter. No detail left unattended. So much space for our extended family. A must to visit!
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning, amazing houses We went to the Hunter with 18 women and every single person was in love with these houses. As the organiser I was very proud and very happy that the accommodation was spectacular. We go to the hunter every year with a large group of people and we will defiantly stay in these houses again.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cicada Country House What a fabulous weekend away in this gorgeous and welcoming retreat. The sigh of contentment you make as you lean on the balcony railing looking across the garden into the distant paddocks is always an indication you're feeling at home, peaceful and relaxed. CCH is the most beautiful pace to stay. Highly recommended for a girls weekend in the Hunter but perfect for families, wedding parties and couples. Just divine! We will definitely be back.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be better! I booked both Hunter Moon and Cicada for a long weekend with 23 of my friends to celebrate my 39 and 3/4 birthday :). From my initial contact with Collette she was accommodating, full of recommendations and absolutely lovely. The properties are absolutely beautiful with lots of room for a large group. We felt instantly relaxed upon arrival. We hired a chef on the Saturday night (recommended by Collette) and it was brilliant - perfect after a day of wine tasting. We all LOVED our stay - I will definitely be back.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond amazing! We had the most fabulous weekend at Cicada/Hunter Moon for my 40th birthday. Both houses were immaculately fitted out and every last detail was considered - firewood ready to go, pods for the coffee machine, and local products (lavender bath products, wine and olive oil) for us to use. Colette was friendly, helpful and recommended an excellent chef for our dinner function. The spa just topped it off - perfect!!!
Date published: 2014-07-20

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Airconditioning
Austar with full package
Barbeque
Board Games
Clothes dryer
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD and Book Library
DVD player
Daily Kangaroos
Dishwasher
Eco-Friendly
Fishing
Free WiFi
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
Heaters
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Open Fireplace
Parking
Pay Television
Stereo
Towels Supplied
Video Games
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access
X-Box with Kinect
close to cellar doors and resutarants
ipod docking station
private walks

Prices

Pricing below based on 6 guests per house. Infants under 2 free & children over 13 are charged as adults 25% off bookings 5 nights stays and over.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 15 Nov 2014 for 15% off.

Special offer!

Book 2 days midweek and receive the 3rd night free! (not operational in School holidays or public holidays).

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)
* $500 $1600 $4100 2 $95 $60

Exceptions*

The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $800 p/n
  • $800 p/n
  • $800 p/n
  • $800 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $500 p/s public Wine Tour $65 p/p
private Wine Tour $75 p/p
Private Chef $75 p/p

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 23 beds and can sleep a maximum 26 people.

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