Description

The lodges are one or two bedroom, split level with open plan living. They float above the sloping landscape, positioned to take full advantage of the view and sun and to offer complete privacy for our guests.

Living/dining/kitchen spaces with panoramic views and polished concrete floors open to a timber deck with BBQ and deck chairs. Luxurious living complete with wood fired heater, library, flat screen TV, DVDs and CDs.

Queen sized bedrooms offer the best in bed linen and reverse cycle air-conditioning for your comfort. Spacious ensuite bathrooms feature double showers and select toiletries.

The contemporary-style kitchen features stainless steel appliances and everything you need to self-cater. It comes well equipped with fine crockery, cooking utensils and the essential basics - coffee, tea, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs, as well as home made sweet treats to snack on.

Quality local produce is provided to start the day well - home made muesli, juice, fresh fruit, local farm eggs, bacon, pastries and home made jams. Finish your relaxing day with a BBQ on the deck

Eco-Design

The lodges are designed to incorporate the best practice of eco design, with no sacrifice to comfort and luxury - the secret is in the efficient use of energy and resources.

The property was selected for its spectacular views to the northeast, with the contours of the land forming a natural amphitheatre to the view. It was used for many years for market gardens due to its rich soil and natural spring before being abandoned and overrun with noxious weeds.

Extensive rehabilitation and advance planting of the site was therefore necessary to prepare it for the Mount View Lodges. Trees and shrubs, such as spotted gum and peppercorn, were chosen for their suitability to the area, their ability to attract birdlife and for fire resistance. The plantings were placed around the perimeter of the site and between the buildings to maximise privacy.

The buildings are sited along the contours of the slope with views over the valley below. A large spanning steel floor structure generates minimum disturbance to the landscape. Mt Bimbadeen to the west shields the property from the harsh afternoon sun.

The living areas feature extensive north-facing glass to capture the sun and the view. Their polished concrete floors absorb the heat of the sun, keeping it cool in summer and radiating warmth back into the room in winter.

Natural ventilation has been maximised in the design through the use of louvres, and \\'stack\\' ventilation achieved by employing smaller openings to the south (in the timber-clad bedroom areas) and through the central skylight.

Photovoltaic cells on the roof transmit power to the electricity grid, to offset power used in the lodges. Hot water is supplied by solar panels.

The monopitched roof collects rainwater into two tanks. A wet composting sewerage system deals with waste, which is dispersed within the site more than 40 metres from the watercourse on the property to prevent contamination Materials used for the construction of the lodges have been selected based on conservation of energy. This is either in their original manufacture or by their potential to be recycled.

Timbers are radiata pine where concealed, and recycled or new growth spotted gum. Internal walls are generally lined with laminated plywood which is fixed to easily permit reuse. The ceilings are miniorb Colorbond steel sheet which is also easily removed. All natural paints are used in the lodges.

The bedrooms are carpeted in wool. Bathroom tiling consists of reconstituted stone and glass mosaic tiles.

Location

Mount View Lodges are located at the southern end of the Pokolbin vineyard district in the Hunter Valley, within easy driving distance of Sydney and Newcastle. Located near Cessnock, they can be reached from Sydney via the F3 or on the scenic \\"back way\\" through Central Mangrove and Wollombi.

Once you tear yourself away from the comfort of your lodge, there is no shortage of things to do in the area.

The six Mount View vineyards are close by, and the Pokolbin vineyards and restaurants are just a short drive away. There are also several top class golf courses in the area.

If you\\'re in the mood for a walk, the Pokolbin branch of the Great North Walk passes just above us. Walk to Pokolbin in one direction or to Paxton Pub in the other.

The Watagan State Forest is a short drive to the south, with spectacular lookouts, walks, drives and picnic areas. Historic Wollombi village, with its sandstone buildings and beautiful surrounding countryside is a popular spot located nearby to the South. Cessnock township with all services available is only five minutes away.

Our address: 839 Mount View Road, Cnr Mount View Rd & Bimbadeen Rd, Mount View

Take Wollombi Road, turning into Kendall Street at Bellbird. Kendall St becomes Bimbadeen Rd when it reaches open countryside. The first intersection is with Mt View Rd - we are down on the right. The entrance is about 50 metres along Mt View Rd.

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Mount View Lodges is rated 4.7368 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Piece and quiet with a fantastic view!!!! Stayed here for two nights for my birthday. What a fantastic place, very cosy in front of the fire enjoying the beautiful view. Every thing you need for a stress free time away.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxing weekend Such a cosy, modern place with a fantastic view! Stayed the weekend with my partner for our anniversary, we just wanted to stay somewhere cosy and relaxing and this place was just right. The provisions were extremely generous (and yummy). Loved snacking on the brownies, cheese and crackers in front of the fire place. I think the best part of our stay was when we woke up in the morning to the beautiful view. Such a lovely experience to have breakfast whilst watching the bright, sunny, green view. Will definitely come back again when we feel like having another quiet, relaxing getaway.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning location and excellent accomodation This beautiful retreat offers luxury accommodation on a hilltop overlooking a stunning landscape below. The kitchen was stocked with everything one could need, including provisions for breakfast and dinner, as well as additional snacks such as brownies and cookies! The location was perfect, with all vineyards close by. We are already planning our next stay.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property Beautiful place we had a lovely few days rest after are Daughter's Wedding they catered for all are needs great breakfast and goodies
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding - My partner and I arranged a last minute getaway and we couldnt have chosen a better place. From the lovely booking experience with Jan, the welcome note on arrival, the amazing food supplied (the brownies were worth the trip alone), the beautiful clean and modern house and the amazing view, everything was perfect. We came back refreshed (and a little fatter) and cannot wait to return to Mount View Lodges again. Thanks!
Date published: 2013-09-16

Features

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Airconditioning

Airconditioning
Barbeque
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Eco-Friendly
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Stereo
deck
panoramic views

Prices

Pricing is for two adults in one bedroom fully self contained lodge including wireless internet access, generous breakfast provisions, homemade brownies & biscuits.Email us for rates in two bedroom lodge.Two night minimum stay.

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)
* $200 $580 $1300 2 $0 $0

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 2 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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