Blackwattle Luxury Retreats
Locality: Lovedale, HUNTER VALLEY
Type of Property: Two self-contained retreats
Bedrooms: One and two bedroom retreats
Bathrooms: One ensuite per couple in each retreat
Maximum Persons: Two in Couple's Retreat, four in Vineyard two bedroom retreat.
Children: Not suitable for children
Rates (per couple per night)
Price Range: from $200 to $350
Weekend : $350 in Couple's Retreat
$260 in Vineyard Retreat. (two bedrooms)
Midweek: $300 in Couple's Retreat
$180 in Vineyard retreat (two bedrooms)
Special Conditions: Minimum two night stay
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
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"Amazing place, amazing scenery, with every little detail though of. "(A and A, London, UK)
"The cottage and scenery were just perfect- comparable with great accommodation in Italy or France". (J and C, Sydney)
"Congratulations on the superb accommodation you offer - there was absolutely nothing we wanted for. The serenity, the scenery, all added to our Hunter Valley experience". (B and P South Yarra, Vic)
"What a fantastic place! We loved everything about the set-up, especially the green eco-friendly nature of the place". (M and B, California)
Located in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Blackwattle Luxury Retreats offer both luxurious, romantic couples-only accommodation, as well as beautiful accommodation for small groups of four.
The retreats are contemporary, with modern Australian styling reflecting the rural ambience. The one bedroom has been designed to suit couples seeking a romantic special place to enjoy time away together, while the two bedroom focuses on fun and sharing times with friends or family.
Blackwattle Luxury Retreats is located in the heart of Hunter Wine County with a wide selection of world famous cellar doors, restaurants and cafes just minutes away.
Features in each retreat include:
- LCD TV, DVD/CD player, and iPod dock
- A selection of DVD movies, CDs, books and magazines
- Combustion real wood fireplaces
- Full Kitchens
- Large decks with stunning views of mountains, rolling hills and vineyards.
- Gas BBQs (quality Weber)
- Luxury ensuites with designer fittings
- Large two-person bath in Couple's Retreat
- Spacious walk-in showers
- Reverse cycle air-conditioning
- Ceiling fans
Hunter Valley Wine Country is one of Australia's most important quality wine growing regions, plus there are also a number of other activities to discover and enjoy. From beautiful art galleries, gardens, bicycle tours, horse riding & hot air ballooning, there are a myriad of things to do. Blackwattle is situated in beautiful Lovedale, home of the famous Lovedale long Lunch and cafes, restaurants and gourmet food shops are just a few minutes away. Even a helicopter ride from the front of your retreat!
98% use of energy efficient lighting, using compact fluorescent and LED lighting.
100% green power.
Solar evacuated tubes installed to heat water.
Natural gas used for boosting of hot water supply when required (no-one will go without a hot shower!)
Photo voltaic cells provide approx. 60-70% of all energy needs and feed back into the main grid when not required.
Air conditioning using inverter technology.
Smart flush toilets
Highest water saving rating for all taps and shower heads.
Composting of green waste using Aerobin treatment system
Recycling facilities for paper waste and bottles.
Disposal of toxic products such as paint, cartridges, light bulbs using appropriate collection facilities.
Envirocycle waste management septic system
Passive solar principles incorporated into the design of retreats.
Louvre windows allow cross flow ventilation of cooling north east breezes in summer.
Fully insulated walls, ceiling and floors.
Use of environmentally sustainable building materials where possible including Australian plantation pine and bamboo flooring.
Internal paint is Dulux EnvirO2
No rainforest hardwood used in construction - including the decks.
Building materials were chosen according to their sustainability and impact on the environment to the best of our ability and knowledge.
Use of 100% recycled paper, office paper (post consumer waste when possible)
Use of recycled printer cartridges, rechargeable batteries
Marketing material uses recycled paper and vegetable ink dyes.
All marketing brochures printed on FSC certified paper.
L'Occitane toiletry products chosen with certified genuine organic products using refillable bottles from bulk recyclable containers where possible.
L’Occitane is already heavily involved in the production of Shea Butter under the EFT label – Ecocert’s ethical and sustainable certification. More info please see http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Content/About/brand-Faq.aspx
All cleaning products used in the retreats are as environmentally friendly as possible using recyclable containers.
Byron Bay Rainforest Alliance Certified Plunger coffee
Hosts: Amanda and Scott
Address: 169 Talga Road, Lovedale, NSW 2320
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