1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Hunter
  4. Wollombi
  5. #7436

Watagan Retreat

Cottage, Wollombi

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom


Set in a secluded part of Laguna, this self-contained cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the boutique Wollombi wineries or the huge range of Hunter Valley vineyards and restaurants. Less than two hours from Sydney on the scenic route to the Hunter, you'll feel a world away from home!

The accommodation...

The cottage has four bedrooms - the main has a King size bed, wood burning stove and doors opening onto the verandah. A second downstairs bedroom contains a queen sized bed and looks out over the garden. There are two upstairs bedrooms, one containing a double bed, with beautiful views from the attic balcony of the surrounding forest, and a single bedroom with views out over the garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with all cooking amenities supplied including a microwave and breadmaker. The living area has a DVD and TV (a selection of movies is supplied) and a wood burning stove to keep the warmth in on those cold winter evenings. We have also included a selection of games and books to settle down with on those rainy days.

The garden is bordered by fruit trees, with an outlook over the surrounding hills. Choose from a woodburning or gas BBQ... enjoy lunch on the verandah! The cottage is visited by a wide variety of wildlife, such as kangaroos, wombats and possums, and a huge variety of birdlife.

Wollombi itself is an historic village on the convict trail between Sydney and Cessnock and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Wollombi area has a number of award winning wineries including Undercliff Winery, Stonehurst and Millbrook. The cottage has brochures on local attractions, and we can recommend tour operators that will pick you up and return you to Watagan Retreat.

What our previous guests say....

What a fantastic retreat to get away from the world. Fab weather, luscious greenery, fab wines and food. Great peek-a-boo bathroom and good bushwalks and barbeques. A warm home for family and children. We enjoyed ourselves and we hope to be back someday! - the Daniel "clan" April 2005


The property is lovely. Very homely and comfortable. Laguna and Wollombi locals are friendly and warm. We'll be back soon. Jede - April 2005


Absolutely wonderful! So very relaxing and tranquil. Love the nice opulent touches and the gorgeous linen, great selection of magazines and books. We'll be back....


This is such a lovely place! Its the little touches that make the difference and make me want to come back! Thankyou for making the perfect place for my hen's weekend. I have loved it here! - Kate, March 2004


Secluded hideaway - Perfect. Loved the mist in the valley. Great rustic charm. Saw possum, wombat and wallaby! Awesome.


Thanks Oliver & Amanda - this place is so relaxing & a bit of an adventure for some true city slickers! Was a joy to see so much wildlife & enjoy the peace and quiet. - Suzanne, June 2004


Peace and quiet. Just us and the birds! A delightful place - many thanks. - Geoff November 2004


Not happy about having to leave! We'll be back. Fantastic. - Dan - November 2004


Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful position, well equipped house. Everything is done so well, will definitely be back, Thanks. Magnificent firefly show in the evenings!! - John - November 2004


This was a wonderful place to celebrate a girly weekend. Peaceful and wonderfully kept. Thankyou. - Christine & her Hens, February 2005



Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Washing machine

Air conditioning DVD player Fireplace Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Stereo Washing machine
Watagan Retreat is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfectly Isolated This was a really great place isolated in the hills. We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights away from the city. The road to the property is quite stunning during the day. Comfort-wise, the place isn't perfect but we didn't need anything fancy. We will be back!
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Really Nice We were very pleased with the property. It is a beautiful setting with lots of nature. The house is very interesting and accommodating. I wish it were mine. The proximity to the Watagan's is a real plus.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Third stay at Watagan Retreat First of all, the below 1 star review is hilarious. My tiny Nissan Pulsar got up the track with no issue and the house is in excellent condition with a great kitchen and lounge and indoor or outdoor dining. this was our third stay here for a friend's 40th and we had a great time again.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disgusting This cottage was filthy and had not been kept up for years by the looks of it. It is 4wheel drive access only which we were not told about so there was damage done to two of the cars that we had. Beds were broken, the place was unkempt and I will be taking this further with proper authorities.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we stayed for 3 fabulous days in this beautifull cottage wich has absolutely everything you would need for a comfortable stay, fab king size bed,awsome house made of timber, great cd player,absolute peace and wildlife, never ending beautiful country surrounds you,we will definitely be back and would highly recommend a stay here as you will love it,we didnt want for anything,thanx oliver
Date published: 2012-01-02
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