Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Allnutt - Photographer

HUNTER VALLEY GARDEN tickets can be arranged with your accommodation

Upcoming Events in the Vineyards

Saturday 8th October 2016 - Roche Estate

Saturday 15th October 2016 - Hope Estate

Saturday 29th October 2016 - Tyrrells Vineyard
This is Australia's premier outdoor jazz event with fine entertainment, great food and wines in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day out with the family, from 11:00 am till 6:00 pm

Saturday 5th November 2016 - Bimbadgen Winery
You Am I, Something for Kate, Spiderbaid, Jebediah & The Meanies

Saturday 19th November 2016 - Bimbadgen Winery

Coal d’Vine Cottage – Family & Pet Friendly Accommodation in Cessnock

The 3 bedroom self-contained cottage sleeps up to 10 people and is only a 5 minute drive from the wineries at Lovedale and Pokolbin.

Features of the property include:

• Air conditioning and heating in living area and main bedroom
• Gas heater in living area
• Ceiling fans x5
• TV & DVD in the lounge room with DVD and CD library
• Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry
• Bathroom has shower and separate spa bath
• Toilet is separate to bathroom
• Main bedroom has a queen bed
• Second bedroom has 2 holiday bunks (2 single beds on top and 2 double beds below)
• Third bedroom has 1 single bed and 1 single trundle bed. There are also 2 single foam mattresses that can be used in the lounge area.
• Lounge room has futon
• BBQ and outdoor entertaining area on back patio
• Backyard for children and pets to play

Coal d’Vine Cottage is a great place to holiday, and is a great base for your Hunter region holiday.

Price includes up to four guests. Extra guests are $20 per night for adults and $10 per night for children.

Payment options include:

• Stayz Online Payment System with Credit Card
• EFT or Direct Deposit

We require a 50% deposit to secure your booking, with the final amount due seven days prior to arrival. Previous guests receive a 15% Lifetime Discount of RRP on future stays at any of our five properties.

David & Hilary, owner/managers, invite you and your family to relax and enjoy your holiday at Coal d’Vine Cottage.

Cessnock is now the gateway to the Hunter Valley wineries, and Coal d’Vine Cottage is only a five minute drive from Pokolbin & Lovedale Wineries. It has the charm of a country town with all the facilities you need to enjoy your holiday.

Both Pokolbin & Lovedale wineries are a popular wedding destination, and Coal d’Vine Cottage is some of the closest accommodation you’ll find that can suit large groups of guests.

Cessnock is located in the Hunter Valley region which brings with it lots of opportunities to explore the area. There are a lot of speciality stores and producers including wineries, beer brewers, cheesemakers, chocolatiers, sweet makers, olive producers, galleries and tea houses as well as public gardens, picnic areas and tours.

While staying with us here at Coal d’Vine Cottage, there are a couple of things we really recommend visiting.

The Hunter Valley Gardens span 25 acres and ten feature gardens. Enjoy exploring the fragrant rose garden, take a rest above the 10 metre high waterfall in the Sunken Garden, check out the views at the lookout, and let the kids (young and old) enjoy the fairy tale characters in the Storybook Garden. With 8 kilometres of walking paths, there is plenty to see and explore.

The gardens host some great events throughout the year, including Snow Time in July where you can experience an icy wonderland of a giant skating rink, a 25 metre ice toboggan and the opportunity to build a snow man in the Snow Play Zone; Christmas Lights with millions of lights on display lighting up the gardens; and school holiday activities for children.

The Hunter Valley Zoo is a great day out for all of the family, and is just 6 kilometres from Coal d’Vine Cottage. With lots of animals to find, interactive walk through area and the option to feed kangaroos, touch a reptile, cuddle a koala and pat a wombat, everyone will love the zoo. Take along a BBQ or picnic, and enjoy a full day out at the Hunter Valley Zoo.

If you’re looking forward to a round of golf while on holidays, there are a number of great courses in the area including Stonebridge, Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and The Vintage.

For those a little more adventurous, or looking for a romantic date while on holidays, we recommend booking a hot air balloon flight over the Hunter Valley. There are a number of companies that take flights over the vineyards early in the morning, and it’s a great way to check out the area from another view.

The Hunter Valley Wine Festival runs over two months – May & June – and features more than 70 events. This is a great way to spend a day during these months; you can attend wine making master classes, vineyard tours, wine tastings, join a wine and food trail, cooking classes and more. There are also a range of Chef’s Plates events which let you check out some of the best restaurants in the area at set prices. Other events that happen during the festival include the Lovedale Long Lunch (great when visiting with a large group).

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stomp in a bucket of grapes? The Cessnock Stomp happens in April every year; it’s a free event for all the family (you can take part in the stomping but there is limited places) and you can help us celebrate our local wineries and food producers.

In October 2016, Jazz in the Vines celebrates its last event and it’s something you can’t miss. Book now to see greats like James Morrison, Leo Sayer, Mental as Anything and more.

Pokolbin is the home over 10 concerts each year including Day on the Green featuring popular artists you’ll know from growing up. Concerts are held at Hope Estate, Bimbadgen, Tempus Two and Hunter Valley Gardens. At less than a 10 minute drive from your accommodation this is a great way to enjoy a day with your partner, family or friends – order a picnic hamper and wine, and sing and dance to your favourite tunes. There is a local shuttle bus that can pick you up and drop you off at designated points meaning you don’t need to worry about driving.

If you are looking for something different while on holidays to the area, in early October Opera in the Vineyard returns. It’s a great way to celebrate some of our local food and wine while enjoying some of the top Opera performers.

Throughout the year, the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre hosts some great shows and performances. Once you’ve booked with us here at Coal d’Vine Cottage, make sure you check out what performances are on during your holidays.

Cessnock has the benefit of being close to a number of Hunter Valley towns, and there are a few we really recommend checking out.

Wollombi Valley is a great day out, and is a great way to get off the highway on your way to Coal d’Vine Cottage. When driving from Sydney, take Route 33 Tourist Drive via Calga/Peats Ridge from the Sydney Expressway. This will take you through the township of Bucketty and then following the old 1840’s convict built route to historic Wollombi Village. Continue on Wollombi Road, through state forest, to Cessnock.

If it’s wineries you are after, a day trip to the Broke Fordwich region is sure to help. The region is home to over 10 cellar doors and a large number of restaurants and dining options. The area also produces some of the best fruit in the Hunter region, so make sure you visit some of the many farm gates selling fresh produce.

Just over an hour away you’ll find the towns of Nelson Bay, Salamander Bay and Shoal Bay where you can discover over 20 beaches, swim, snorkel, dive, whale watch and more. You can also bush walk in Tomaree National Park, and enjoy the local restaurants and cafes.

It is only expected that when in the Hunter Valley you’ll have plenty of options to get out and discover the produce and wines grown and made in the area.

There’s a couple of towns we really recommend visiting, both for their wines and their historic sites:

• Broke – wineries known for their Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Sangivese, Barbera and Dolcetto.
• Lovedale
• Maitland – fruit wines made from local produce, Steam Fest and Groovin the Moo
• Morpeth – Visit the historic shop fronts, wharves and hitching posts as well as Morpeth Wine Sellers and Moonshine Distillery
• Paterson – historic town of the Barrington Tops. Visit Tocal Homestead, Barrington Tops National Park or a self-guided walk of the mid 19th century sites
• Pokolbin – home to some of our most well-known wine labels and gourmet food
• Singleton – Royal Australia Infantry Corps Museum, Yengo, Mt Royal and Wollemi National Parks, self-guided walk through the historic precinct
• Wollombi – national parks with walking trails, lookouts and Aboriginal rock carvings including Devils Rock, Flat Rock Lookout and Finchley Trig.

Cessnock is a great base for your Hunter Valley holiday. Close to wineries and with gourmet foods, historic sites and walking trails galore, you’ll enjoy being close to everything at Coal d’Vine Cottage.

Book your Cessnock holiday now.

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• Condo 105 @ Horizons Golf Resort, Salamander Bay NSW (
• Manilla Cottage, Manilla NSW (


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable Enjoyed our short stay, close to what we needed. Yes there is traffic noise but nothing ear plugs can't fix.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stay! We loved our Cessnock stay. Dave went above and beyond to look after us and the house was a great size. Great location as well, close to local shops, near wineries and a 40min drive to major shopping centres if you so desire. We just wanted a weekend of relaxation and that's what we got.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home comfort away from home This is the second time in 12 months that my family and I, with friends, have stayed at this property. Conveniently located near Cessnock shopping centre and a short scenic drive to all the vineyards. Great home base with home comforts.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Location Had a great weekend to celebrate a wedding in the valley, the house is older but has modern cons to make the stay enjoyable, if you want five star look at others, if you want clean comfortable accomodation at a reasonable price this is it!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great location We loved our stay great location the only think is that the shower need new washer to stop dripping
Date published: 2016-03-27
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking

Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Events allowed, Eco-Friendly, Children welcome, Long-term renters welcome
Outdoor grill, Deck/Patio, Lawn/Garden
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Parking, Cot, Books, Living room, Television
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dining, Dishes and utensils, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board, Washing machine
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Heating, Ceiling fan


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 $80 per week per adult and $40 per week per kid/pet. BYO Bed Linen or $17 to $24 per bed.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 09 Sep 2016 for 15% off.

Special offer!

STAY 3 PAY 2 or $560 per week (up to four guests) - Special Offer is only valid for stays from 23 July to 30 Aug 2016 ONLY! Conditions Apply - Special is for up to four guests. Additional adults is $17 per adult per night. Additional kids is $8.50 per kid per night.

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.
* $105 $290 $700 2 $20 $10
* $110 $320 $735 2 $20 $10
* $125 $340 $820 2 $20 $10
* $135 $440 $1020 3 $20 $10
* $125 $520 $1080 2 $20 $10
* $135 $360 $875 2 $20 $10
* $125 $340 $820 2 $20 $10
* $125 $520 $1080 2 $20 $10
* $135 $440 $1020 3 $20 $10
* $125 $340 $820 2 $20 $10
* $110 $320 $735 2 $20 $10
* $135 $440 $1020 3 $20 $10
* $110 $320 $735 2 $20 $10
* $125 $350 $820 2 $20 $10
* $105 $290 $700 2 $20 $10
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.