MID-WEEK SPECIAL Monday to Wednesday Nights $60 per adult per night - Min 2 adults - Max 6 adults...normally $85 per adult per night. Min 2 night stay. Children 0-4 years - no charge. Children 5+ years $45 per child per night. Check in - 2 pm Check out - 10 am Perfect time for a quick getaway!!! Tara Cottage is a lovely private wooden cottage nestled in the grounds of a magnificent 100 acre working olive grove "River Flats Estate". Tara offers the perfect blend of modern accommodation with the charm of a country retreat. Tara sleeps up to 6 people with its 2 queen bedrooms and a third twin single bedroom plus a bathroom and separate toilet. (Tara can stretch to sleep an extra 2 guests on a double sofa bed in lounge/living area) Tara Cottage has an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen and a verandah to the rear which looks out over the river flats and native bushland. It also has a large wooden deck to the side with tables and chair and BBQ to allow it guests to sit and enjoy their meals whilst looking over the beautiful olive groves. With a slow combustion fire, R/C air-conditioning, BBQ area and large open and enclosed deck areas plus a modern and fully equipped kitchen, every detail has been taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your stay. The rates include exclusive use of Tara Cottage and facilities as well as bed linen, towels, crockery and utensils. We also provide all you would need for a hearty country breakfast including bacon, fresh farm eggs, bread, orange juice, tea and coffee are also provided along with all condiments. We also throw in a wonderful bottle of our own River Flats Olive Oil with our compliments Carynia Homestead which is a few minutes stroll through the olive grove is also situated on River Flats Estate. Carynia Homestead can sleep 6-8 guests so if you have a large party of up to 12-16 people we have the perfect solution for you. If you book both cottages you then we have access to a large floodlight undercover central area on the property with BBQ and Pizza Oven plus tables and chairs so all your family and friends can sit under the stars and enjoy a touch of Tuscany in the Hunter Valley.
The village of Broke stands at the base of the Brokenback and Hunter Ranges on the Wollombi Brook.
Importantly, Broke Fordwich retains its integrity as a rural community remaining free of large scale development yet offering first class B&B and self catering accommodation, restaurants and activities.
Visitors to the area are surprised by the amount of wildlife they see. It's rare to visit the area without seeing kangaroos, wombats and a huge range of birds.
Taste the delicious treats for the gourmet and innovative cook. River Flats Estate and our retail outlet Pickled and Pitted have a superb range of olives, oils, cheeses, preserves and other specialty items all prepared locally and with seasonal produce.
Visit our local vineyards in the area. They include Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard, Hope Estate, Broke Fordwich Wine Co Pty Ltd, Beyond Broke, Broke Estate, Poole's Rock, Mt Broke, Catherine Vale, Bacchus Estate, Krinklewood, Tinonee, Elysium, Elsmore and Nightingale Wines.
But there is more to do in the Hunter than wine tasting, we have fantastic restaurants, you can play Golf, spend a day at a health spa, visit a chocolate or cheese factory. We can also arrange wine tours.
Travelling From Sydney Via Wollombi - Very Scenic
Join the F3 freeway at Wahroonga but take the exit for Peats Ridge (route 33 next exit after Mt White). Follow the signs for Wollombi. Travel along the old Pacific Highway for approx 15 kilometres and then turn left to Wollombi and Singleton. The road follows the Old Convict Trail from Bucketty and winds through the valley, past Murrays Run and Laguna before arriving at Wollombi. Continue straight ahead at the Wollombi Tavern - there is a short section of dirt road just outside Wollombi but improves shortly afterwards. Once you reach Paynes Crossing Bridge, continue along the Wollombi road for a further 12 Kms and you will see River Flats Estate Olive Grove on the left hand side. First Gate is Carynia and the second gate is Tara
Travelling From Sydney Via F3 Freeway
Join the F3 Freeway at Wahroonga and take the Vineyards/Cessnock exit. Follow the signs to Cessnock along Route 82. At the end of Cessnock main street follow Vineyard signs along Allandale Road towards Branxton. After 7 kilometres turn left into Broke Road. 3.7 kilometres along Broke Road turn left into McDonalds Road and then immediately right to stay on Broke Road. Follow Broke Road past Harrigan's Irish Pub, Tyrrell's Vineyard and Mallees Restaurant to Hermitage Road, continue straight for 15 kilometres until you reach the end of Broke Road. You are now in Broke. Turn left and travel 5 klms and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carynia.
Travelling From Western Sydney, Via Putty Road
Follow the Putty Road to Milbrodale then turn right onto Milbrodale Road towards Broke. Travel approximately 13kms along Milbrodale Road until you reach Broke at the end of Milbrodale Road. Turn Right and continue 6klm on the Wollombi Road and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carinya.
Travelling From Newcastle or North Coast
From Newcastle or the North Coast, take your preferred route to Cessnock, then follow the above directions.
Travelling From New England Highway
From the New England Highway, turn off at Singleton and follow the main street (John St) south. Watch for the left turn to Broke and Wollombi about five minutes south of Singleton. Once you reach the village of Broke travel 5 klms and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carinya.
* A deposit of 50% of the total rate is required by to secure the booking. Deposits are not refundable.
* The outstanding balance is due 14 days before your arrival date.
* A security deposit is required before your arrival and is fully refundable if the house and their contents do not suffer damage or loss or require excess cleaning.
* Weekend Public Holiday bookings must be for a minimum of 6 or more guests and are 3 night stays only.
* Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at full weekend rate.
* Pet Clean $45