1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Hunter
  4. Hunter Valley
  5. #131898

'Tara-Lee': A Step Back in Time...

House, Hunter Valley

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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Min 1 night stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


'Tara-Lee' is a perfect location for your get-away to the Hunter Valley Wine Region. Five minutes to concert venues, gardens, wineries. This magnificent historical property (circa 1910) boasts traditional elegance and original features alongside the convenience of contemporary living. This superior home is centrally located in Cessnock and only a five-minute walk from the town centre. The property is ideal for 2 to 8 guests, for a single night through to a long stay.

'Tara-Lee' sleeps up to 8 people in the following configuration: 2 queen sized beds, 1 double bed, 1 king single bed, 1 sofa bed. There is also a single fold-away bed in the main bedroom and a fold-away cot.

Relax and cool off in the magnificent pool and enjoy the views to the mountains out on the back verandah and BBQ area.

'Tara-Lee' boasts its original timber flooring, high timber ceilings, open fire-place in the formal dining room, stained glass and patterned glass windows, french doors to the side and rear verandas, original wood-fuel kitchen stove and oven, modern kitchen appliances including gas cooktop, ducted air conditioning throughout, gas heating and a fully-equiped kitchen.

There is lock-up garage parking for 3-4 cars. The home is spacious and well-equipped with superior kitchen appliances and TV, blu-ray, surround sound system. You will certainly enjoy your stay in the Hunter in this outstanding home.


Complementary bottle of local wine and chocolates waiting for you on arrival

Arrival/departure times are negotiable. Check in is generally from 2:00pm on your date of arrival and Check out is generally by 11:00am on your nominated departure date. Anytime check-in and departures will be offered where possible at no extra charge

Pet friendly, fully-fenced and secure yard, two kennels available, bowls for water and food supplied

Private, secluded yard

Large swimming pool with water fountains

Lock up garage for 3-4 cars

51" TV with Blu-Ray, DVD AND CD player, surround sound

Selection of DVDs, books and games (including children's books, DVDs, toys and games)

Ceiling fans

Ducted air-conditioning

Gas fire in Family Room

Laundry facilities

One large, Federation bathroom

Ensuite in main bedroom

Three large bedrooms (bed 1 - 1 queen; bed 2 - 1 queen; bed 3 - 1 double and 1 king single. In addition: Portable cot, sofa bed and foldaway bed all with linen supplied).

Your linen and towels are supplied


Fully-equiped modern kitchen with gas cooktop

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Milo and milk are supplied

BBQ facilities

Croquet Lawn and Croquet Set

Solar Power


1) Standard Weekend: arrive on Friday and depart on Sunday - $980

2) Long Weekends: weekend plus 1 night $1,180, plus 2 nights $1,280, plus 3 nights $1,380, plus 4 nights $1,480

3) Two Night Mid-Week: $680

4) Three Night Mid-Week: $780

5) Four Night Mid-Week: $880

6) Five Night Mid-Week: $980

7) Single Weeknights (Sunday through to Thursday): $520 per night

8) Single Weekend Night (Friday or Saturday) or Public Holiday* nights: $620 per night

9) Week (7 nights): $1,580

10) 8 or more nights: rate based on $220 per night

* minimum 2 night stay for public holidays.

A deposit of $300 is payable within 72 hours to secure your booking. The balance of the accommodation fee is payable 7 days prior to your arrival or 30 days prior if paying through Stayz On-Line. Please refer to the booking terms and conditions you will receive upon booking. Payment may be made using Stayz on-line (credit cards accepted) or by direct deposit/transfer. All fees and charges are included in the tariff if payment is made by direct deposit. Please nominate your preferred payment method at the time of booking.

A 10% discount applies for repeat bookings where payment is made by direct deposit.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Clothes dryer Cot Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games room Heating Indoor pool Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Pets allowed Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
'Tara-Lee': A Step Back in Time... is rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 by 35.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tara-Lee is just beautiful. I would recommend anyone to stay there. Close to the shops and not to far to drive to the winery
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved the property Thank you so much. We really enjoyed the convenience of the location and the lovely property with our small dogs and toddler.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Elegant Property Lovely little cottage in the best part of town. Everything is in this house for your stay, so it's just sit back and enjoy. Wish we could of had a swim in the pool but the weather was a little cold for it. Thanks for everything!!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic house Excellent house for a small group to live. It's so close to the town Centre which is convenient. Really recommend.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Hunter Valley Escape! We absolutely loved our stay at Tara-Lee. The property is immaculate, well-equipt and gorgeously decorated. There is a beautifully clean pool, large deck and a great selection of DVDs to keep you occupied when you're not out exploring nearby wineries. Our small dog enjoyed the enclosed yard and we loved that every detail was taken care of. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again!
Date published: 2016-08-03
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Prices listed based on 7 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.