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 4.75 out of 5 by 16.
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: 2013-12-20
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: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had the most amazing 2 day stay! We drove thru Cessnock when it was 38Deg, but found up on the ridge the most cooling breeze on our arrival. The layout is a wonderful testament to Eco design. It was just so peaceful and yet capture the night lights of Cessnock in the distance. Accommodation was very spacious and the food supplies for our stay were more than we expected. We did love the chocolate brownies, but made sure we ate plenty of fruit!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay. Cushy and comfortable. Modern decor. Excellent food goodies. Really close to good wineries which are less touristic. Jan and John make things super easy. Would definitely return.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you J&J,Your place is absolutely wonderful, and the View is just fantastic! We loved that the kangaroos hung out around the house,We had a great time, We will be back!!Thank you for making our stay so easy!See you next time,Leigh & Justin , Sally & Chris.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my. This place is like a piece of heaven in the Hunter Valley. The owners have thought of everything! From the moment we walked in to the moment we left (four days later), it was just divine. The bbq on the decking with the amazing views, waking up every morning to a similarly amazing view, the oh-so comfy bed and pillows, and the amazing fresh produce provided for breakfast. Honestly the only thing that could possibly make this place better: bath robes! Other than that, hard to fault. Will not only definitely be back, but I'm already looking forward to it.The owners are a delight to deal with too. Highly recommend :)
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my husband and i loved this little 2 night getway! Being a architect he loved the design and comfort of the place. The generous provisions for breakfast was amazing and yes those brownies were great. It made it feel like a real treat and home away from home.We would definately recommend this if you want to relax, soak in the view, and have some wine and cheese while reading a book, and also visit the beautiful wineries. We Would definately come back.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When I opened the door and saw the view through the floor to ceiling windows I was in heaven! Great provisions - loved the smoked salmon, fresh chocolate chip cookies and I think chocolate mud cake. A wonderfully relaxing place to stay. Will be back.
Date published: 2014-01-23

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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