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Bluebush Estate

196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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Bluebush Estate is located in the renowned Lovedale region of Australia's Hunter Valley Wine Country, just 2 hours from Sydney and only 10 minutes from the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens and concert venues of Hope Estate, Bimbadgen & Roche Estate . At Bluebush Estate you will enjoy luxury accommodation amid our sweeping lawns, classic gardens, majestic trees and picturesque vineyards. Bluebush Estate is the tonic you need to unwind, relax and invigorate the mind and body. On our peaceful property, you can enjoy a getaway from the pressures of the city, or make us your base for your wine tour weekend getaway.
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Free parking
Pool
Special diet menus
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Wine / champagne
Billiards
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Gavin S wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at Bluebush Estate a few times previously, all in different accommodation, and this time we stayed in The Shed. Again, we loved it! The setting, location, accommodation and hosts were just amazing, and we will most definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Emanpee wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia2813 contributions915 helpful votes
While we had a most enjoyable stay, and hosts are friendly and helpful, the 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage accommodation is very tired and in need of a refit and restyle. Beds are comfortable and rooms spacious with ok hanging facilities. Reasonably clean but not spotless. Kitchen facilities adequate. Surrounding gardens and views from back balcony are what you expect in the Hunter Valley region. Easy access from Hunter Expressway, 2 hours from Sydney and 15 minutes drive to Cessnock and many wineries, restaurants and attractions. At price point, more luxury and modern facilities expected.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Tracey B wrote a review Aug 2020
Ryde, Australia55 contributions20 helpful votes
We just spent a relaxing weekend at BluebushEstate .. we stayed in the main house with each of the 5 couples having their own bedroom / en-suite which was perfect.. plenty of living areas to choose from.. open fire was perfect for cool nights..kitchen facilities were outstanding, Bbq was also a welcome addition.. Beds were very comfortable, booking process was efficient.. Linda even helped organising catering for us which was delicious! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tissie63 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kellyville, Australia195 contributions78 helpful votes
We decided to have a family weekend, we chose the lodge and the cottage for 14, we had plenty of room, the cottage was only used for sleeping. It has a pool and tennis court. In the cottage we had a pool table as well, tv, air conditioning in some rooms. Great destination for a large family. Would certainly recommend to anyone, 4 homes on site, make a call and u will b well looked after.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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SydneySkiNZ wrote a review June 2019
Sydney7 contributions11 helpful votes
We were 2 families away for a weekend stayed in the chalet it was awesome. Beautiful location, everything you could need in the kitchen, comfy beds, very clean have zero complaints throughly enjoyed our stay. The chalet is big with heaps of room for our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. The kids had a blast riding bikes down the little grass hill, watching kangaroos.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HazeyLovedale, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 3 July 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post your review - great to hear you had an enjoyable time. Sounds like the children really enjoyed the open space and fresh country air. So pleased you found the Chalet comfortable and roomy for your group. Hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers Linda & Steve
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T9697QVjenniferp wrote a review June 2019
Port Stephens, Australia42 contributions7 helpful votes
A revisit to this tranquil acommodation never disappoints. Hosts, Linda and Steve are always most welcoming and friendly. We stay in the main accommodation building and each of the bedrooms has an en-suite. The cosy log fire in the lounge area was very welcome on a cold winter's night! An excellent continental breakfast is included. My husband and I highly recommend Blue Bush Estate.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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Response from LindaBluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 3 July 2019
Definitely need that cosy log fire on these chilly winter evenings we've been having. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it's always a pleasure to see you and a big thank you for taking the time to post your review. Cheers Linda & Steve
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david t wrote a review Dec 2018
sydney2 contributions1 helpful vote
Bluebush Estate is a fabulous venue for family get togethers. My family have been to Bluebush twice. For my sister's 80th birthday, siblings, children grandchildren, great grandchildren and a close family friend spent two wonderful days. There were 23 of us and the venue fitted us comfortably. The younger members of the family were housed in one area whilst the older family members were in another. The facilities are fantastic and the cooking areas wonderful everything is at hand. The children really enjoyed their stay, swimming, playing tennis and running around in the spacious surrounds. There are lots of nearby wineries to visit and lovely cafes. We chose to cook all our meals in the excellent, spacious kitchen. there was plenty of space for all of us to eat main meals together. We enjoyed our visit so much that we booked Bluebush for our annual Christmas (siblings and our friend only) weekend instead of going to my sister's place in Forster. Again we had a fabulous, restful weekend. We have booked for Christmas 2019 and it cannot come soon enough. Linda and Steve are wonderful hosts - nothing is too much trouble. Bluebush Estate is a wonderful place to stay whether there are few or many in your party.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: all rooms were similar and very well appointed
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Response from Linda B, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Your descriptive review is so appreciated David and very much appreciated. Steve and I look forward to welcoming you again at the end of 2019. All the very best for the New Year too. Cheers Linda & Steve
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DebbieLittlehampton wrote a review Oct 2018
Mortain, France48 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights on our way to Brisbane. Hosts were incredibly welcoming and made our stay very enjoyable. Beds were extremely comfy and breakfast was more than adequate. Can’t rate this place high enough. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda B, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Hope you had a wonderful festive season and our best wishes for 2019. Apologies I completely missed your wonderful review - thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to comment and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. See you soon !
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Sandii15 wrote a review Aug 2018
Corrimal, Australia26 contributions3 helpful votes
Great accommodation, clean, tidy, functional, well presented, great inclusions like a rug to snuggle under on lounge in front of the fire. We had 2 of the houses for our group of 16. The main large house is modern country, with an ensuite and tv in each bedroom - and a huge kitchen/dining. Great outdoor area to look out over the vineyards and access to the billiard room behind reception. We also had the Cottage with 3 bedrooms/2 bathrms, no tv in bedrooms, great fire - fitted out beautifully with a historical feel to match the age of the house - yet still had all the features you need. The Tennis court is a great feature too. Fantastic sunset. Could see animals, kangaroos, rabbits, birds...
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Numerous different houses, the large one is also a B&B sometimes, depends of size of group.
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Response from Linda B, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 12 Sept 2018
Thank you for your descriptive review of Bluebush and your accommodation, we really appreciate our guests taking the time to post their views and experiences. Certainly hope you will consider returning in the near future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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clintrac85 wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia9 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed in the chalet when I took he hunter for a family wedding Perfect! Rooms each had their own bathroom which was so good when away with a group Beautiful location with relaxing views and was a bonus to have the pool room Friendly hosts Linda and Steve thank you
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great location to many vineyards and close to wedding reception, easy to fond
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Response from Linda B, Owner at Bluebush Estate
Responded 12 Sept 2018
So pleased to know you were comfortable in the Chalet accommodation and enjoyed the views over the valley - it is relaxing, I agree. Hope you will return in the future and we thank you too for taking the time to post your review, thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$231 - AU$644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockLovedale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebush Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebush Estate?
Nearby attractions include Sutton Estate - Hunter Valley (6.4 km), Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (6.4 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluebush Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bluebush Estate?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bluebush Estate?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluebush Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebush Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muse Restaurant, Circa 1876 Restaurant, and Lillino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluebush Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bluebush Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Bluebush Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bluebush Estate offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluebush Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (15.5 km).