Beautiful place which is why we’ve stayed twice now. Wonderful lounge and deck for relaxing day and night, we love the fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Well appointed kitchen with more than we need. Nice and private but a short distance to wineries.
We’d recommend to friends and family, and likely to be back for a third visit.

Helen Avatar

Great place to relax and unwind

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Sandra Avatar

Excellent location for visiting the Hunter Region and great for weekend gateway.

Ivan Avatar

Such a beautiful little place in a beautiful area! Place was super clean and really nice interior! Has everything you need and is super close to all wineries and vineyards. Communication with the owner was super easy… would definitely recommend and will be staying here again!

Olivia Avatar

The beautiful cabin had all the amenities that you need. The special touches just added to the luxurious feel of the place. The bed was so comfortable and the views are unbelievably magnificent. There is a fireplace outside to enjoy whilst watching the sunsets. An added touch was all the kangaroos and joeys that sat around every morning near the cabin. Highly recommend staying there.

Carolyn Avatar

This is the perfect place to rest and relax. The retreat has everything you need and more. Beautiful location and great accommodation.

Judith Avatar

The best place for a relaxing weekend! Beautiful cottage with everything you need and an amazing view from the porch (including kangaroos)! An additional plus is that it is very close to nice restaurants and wineries.

Minou Avatar

Beautiful place! We’ll be back.

Danielle Avatar

Amazing place. Hidden gem 15min from everything. Super clean and cosy place I highly recommend this place for a romantic gateway.

Jeremy Avatar

Amazing stay. Beautiful views, kangaroos at the doorstep, very clean, comfortable bed, perfect location. 100% would recommend.

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Emily Godden

10/10 would recommend.
Also recommend the Pizzeria across the road!

Henok Avatar

Stunning views and beautiful property. Very clean and comfortable inside. Checkin was an absolute breeze and communication was great. We arrived in the midst of some crazy storms but the property was so cosy and comfy to relax in. Highly recommend. Many thanks to Sarah for letting us stay in your beautiful place!

Isabel Avatar

What more could you want in a retreat? We had a beautiful relaxing stay for our 10th anniversary. We hope to visit again at some point.

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Michael Fisher

The perfect venue for a romantic weekend away.

Blake Avatar

100% would recommend to anyone had an amazing stay.

Despite being accused of leaving the house in a total mess with an unwarranted amount demanded we still loved our stay here.

Wilson Avatar

Sunset retreat was great. Basically access to your own estate, all amenities included, king bed was great and views were pretty special. Kangaroos at your doorstep as well.
Definitely recommend.

Ben Avatar

We were a group of 4 and had a very comfortable stay at Sarah's house. The house was very clean and had a really spacious living area. It is a very large property and feels very private and quiet. The The firepit was a great spot to watch a stunning sunset and the Spa was an added bonus. The Hunter is such a big place we should have stayed longer! We will be back.

Richard Avatar

We loved our stay in the Sunset Retreat at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats. It’s a great location with lovely views and plenty of peace and quiet.

Sarah Avatar

What a lovely place! Beautiful, comfortable, clean, it has everything you need to relax and enjoy hunter. Have nothing negative to say, highly recommended!

Amanda Avatar

We had a wonderful stay at Sarah’s place. So beautiful, the views were amazing and the cabin was so secluded. Just what we wanted for a relaxing romantic weekend away.

Clare Avatar

Beautiful cottage in a quiet setting with a lovely view. Kangaroos, ducks, frog in the spa! The fire pit is amazing. The veranda was the perfect place to relax. Well set up and very private.

Myvanwy Avatar

This place is absolutely beautiful. Stayed here for a romantic weekend away for my birthday and it was perfect. It's the perfect size for two people, clean and styled so lovely and has a stunning view of the mountains. We loved starting the morning sitting on the deck with a coffee and admiring the view. Will definitely book this again, would love to come back in winter to use the fire pit. Thanks Sarah!

Jeni Avatar

Wow wow wow. We arrived to a beautiful hamper and kangaroos roaming the gorgeous property. We were 2 couples with a toddler and newborn. This place was phenomenal for all of us. My toddler didnt even care for her toys, as she enjoyed roaming the property which was extremely safe and clean. Sarah added lovely touches, and we truly felt like we were in a retreat. The beds felt like a floating cloud, the hot tub was perfect, and the firepit was the most amazing one we have ever seen. Even cracked open some of the wines they provided and they were SO GOOD!!! We didnt know we could ever find an accommodation that made having kids so easy. Thank you so much Sarah, for this opportunity to stay at this beautiful retreat. Cant wait to come back for more of this serenity

Ruby Avatar

We had a great stay!
The house was very well presented and great location! Sarah kept great communication with us, and provided us with all the info we would need!

We loved the added features of the fire place, fire pit and spa. We will definitely return!
Thanks guys!

Amanda Avatar

BlackWattle Vineyard Retreat on 20 plus acres in the beautiful Hunter Valley was supplied with the all necessary items to facilitate four adults having a very comfortable couple of days / nights. The property layout of two bedrooms, each with an ensuite and very comfortable beds. The common area of lounge dining and kitchen provided ample space for being together. Additionally the front verandah open to the elements provided expansive vineyard views. Being May and a bit cool we took the opportunity to enjoy the combustion fire. A grounds staff member delivered more timber just in case we needed more on the second day - really appreciative of the thoughtfulness. Besides brekky items being supplied it was possible to draw on wine supplies (3 white or 3 red) for a nominal cost which was to be later charged to a credit card after departure - most convenient. A couple of hamper boxes were able to be ordered and they were in place in the fridge on our arrival. Overall planning the stay was effortless as processes were straightforward. Prior to the stay Sarah Liebenberg, General Manager of Blackwattle Luxury Retreats was respectful and responsive to questions posed. Return stays are planned into the future.

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Rosemary Chester

We stayed here in April and had an amazing time. When we arrived, the property was filled with gorgeous kangaroos and the unit itself was wonderfully decorated. Great amenities and condiments were provided for our convenience. Sarah was beyond helpful, providing a great recommendation for wine tours. She also provided firewood as we requested due to cold weather snap. Couldn't recommend them more.

Natasha Mitchell Avatar
Natasha Mitchell

Accommodation was amazing. Sarah was a great host too.

Samuel Avatar

great place to stay would highly recommend

Luke Avatar

We stayed in the vineyard retreat, and the photos on the website do not do it justice! It was clean, had everything you can wish for, and the view from the deck was amazing. We'll definitely be back!

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Luke Ashby