Peace, tranquillity and a charming three-bedroom country cottage with pool all to yourself. And only five minutes from some of the best boutique wineries in Australia. Yet your self-contained, fully-equipped cottage feels like a million miles from all this activity and action. Relax on one of the wrap around verandahs with the paper or a good book, sipping on a cup of coffee or tea (or a glass of something a little stronger) while listening to the bellbirds calling across the valley or the cows providing some clues to the 's history.
Or spend the day sampling award winning wines knowing your retreat in the hillsprovides the perfect place to review (or continue) the day's work. Something tasty on the barbeque with your favourite music piped to the outside deck and a glass of something delicious in your hand, it does not get much better than this!
Constructed of wood with an iron roof, the cottage exudes farmhouse appeal and you'll feel the tension slipping away as you search for that perfect spot to relax with a strong hot cuppa or a glass of your favourite. Wood-lined internal walls, lap-sash windows, high ceilings and decorative fireplaces enhance its old world charm.
The lounge-room is equipped with TV, DVD/VCR player and stereo system (with speakers out to the back verandah), the kitchen has a microwave and a dishwasher to make life that little bit easier and there is even a washing machine just in case you run out of clean clothes.
Cute as a button, yet comfortable and fully-equipped, the farmhouse is nestled in a beautiful little rural valley with views over grazing cattle to vine-covered slopes and distant hills. Surrounded on all sides by covered verandahs you choose which weather conditions or views you most want to savour.
With swimming pool and fireplaces, Dairy Farm Cottage has something for everyone all year round. Wander up the hill to savour the magnificent sunsets on the expansive decks or grassed area by the pool. The outdoor table and chairs by the olive trees is perfect for summer evening drinks or breakfast in the winter sun. Lunch on the back deck for magnificent views in any season.
Three spacious bedrooms comfortably sleep up to six adults. Two bedrooms have queen-size wrought iron beds while the other has two extra-long single ensembles that can be joined to form a king-size bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes, cooling fans, alarm clock/radios and access or views to one of the verandahs.
The open fire in the lounge room can be stoked up until all are toasty or flip on the air-conditioner and bedroom heaters if this is too much trouble.
Where we are and local attractions
Dairy Farm Cottage is located in the hills above Mt View just over 10 kilometres (10 minutes) from Cessnock in the southern part of the Hunter Valley wine region.
All the wonderful facilities the Hunter Valley has to offer, over a hundred cellar door wineries, internationally acclaimed golf courses, sensational restaurants and cafes, horse riding, 4WD trips, ballooning etc., are at your fingertips.