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Wild Edge Retreat

260 Craft Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325 Australia
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Wild Edge Retreat is a 'Couples Only' Retreat, positioned within our 100 acre property on a mountain ridge line in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Completed in 2003 and refurbished in 2018, Wild Edge Retreat comprises of four contemporary and luxuriously appointed Pavilions, each with their own private plunge pool, designed to take maximum advantage of the magnificent views, while offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Surrounded on three sides by State Forest, Wild Edge offers guests peace and tranquility with the benefits of modern luxury. Each of our Pavilions has their own private outdoor deck with a king size day bed, Weber BBQ, Private Plunge Pool, a two person spa bath, Nespresso machine, Bose sound system with bluetooth dock and a Dyson hairdryer. Connected by raised timber boardwalks, each of the architecturally designed Private Pool & Spa Pavilions seem to float effortlessly above the trees and landscape below. Here you will instantly lose yourself in a world of romance, relaxation and indulgence. In less than two hours drive from the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD, you will arrive in the quaint 19th Century Village of Wollombi, gateway to the Hunter Valley. A further 10 minute drive along the Narone Creek Valley with picturesque pastureland, you will head up a private mountain road to arrive at the Retreat. As Wild Edge is literally on the edge of the wilderness, there is absolutely no passing traffic, and in order to retain the peaceful tranquillity of the Retreat, and the privacy of Guests, there is also no traffic within the Retreat. Guest Luggage is conveyed from the car park to their Pavilion in an electric golf cart, via the raised timber walkways.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Private pool
Free breakfast
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michaelmclean2018 wrote a review Feb 2024
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We stayed two nights in the Earth Song pavilion for a birthday celebration. Accomodation is perfect. The pool heated perfectly and the view is amazing. Lovely bathroom + the most comfortable bed. No need to leave once you arrive and very sad to leave this little slice of heaven. Thank you Emma and Mick also for the birthday cake and all the special touches. Well done!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aline N wrote a review Feb 2024
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Wild Edge is a truly wonderful and rejuvenating retreat. We had decided to celebrate my husbands 30th birthday differently this year without the extravagant party! We had an amazing couple of days relaxing and enjoying the serene view from our Pavilion as a couple without our three toddlers. This place has everything for your stay. We will most definitely be coming back for my romantic and tranquil 30th Birthday. We wish Emma & Mick all the very best success with their business. We highly recommend booking one of their spa pavilions. 5 star accommodation & service. P.S. we absolutely loved the birthday cake! Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Fawaz E wrote a review Sept 2023
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very bad place steal my money 1 night = 1500$ nothing was comfortable no hot water she charged me extra because i take all the tea with me when i left so she will provide a small stuff for you but its actually not for you .. u cant take it
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Emma and Mick, Owner at Wild Edge Retreat
Responded 23 Sept 2023
The offense you have caused with your horribly inaccurate review has caused great stress for us as the owners. We are neither scammers nor thieves. You paid to stay 2 nights (we do not offer one night bookings) and were then charged a heavily reduced fee for both smoking your Hookah Pipe & cigarettes indoors (which you were specifically asked not to do) and also the excess cleaning required to your Pavilion due to the state you left it in. We are not thieves however you and your partner are clearly not fully house-trained and also illiterate. Do we mention the vomit like substance in the bottom of the recycling bin or perhaps the use of hand dish-washing liquid (not tablets provided) in the dishwasher filling it with bubbles? Maybe the oil and heavily dirt stained bathrobes or the dirt/grime, water flooding and bubbles left all over the bathtub and bathroom? We are unsure what you are referring to as “nothing being comfortable”. Are you referring to our $3000+ king size beds with goose down toppers, the double sized spa bath with glorious views or perhaps the additional king size day bed out by your private pool? Was it the $1000 Nespresso Coffee Machine, the Dyson hairdryer or the professional Weber BBQ with temperature control that impeded your comfort? With regards to your hot water, when you called us advising there was an issue, we immediately attended to discover that the hot water system had been switched off at the outside unit. We switched this unit back on for you and hot water should have been almost instant. When you contacted us an hour later, you advised there was still no hot water. We returned to find you had not only turned the outside main hot water unit off but had unplugged it from the power point and turned off the valve making hot water supply impossible. We can only surmise that you had turned the hot water unit off at the power prior to the original call but we cannot figure out why unless it was to have something to complain about. You were not charged anything extra for the excessive removal of items in your Pavilion which included: 32 tea bags 10 coffee sachets 20 sugar sachets 20 raw sugar sachets 20 sweetener sachets 11 Cereals 11 Spreads 1 box of 50 matches 30 Pepper Sachets 30 Salt Sachets Thank you for not taking the toilet paper, facial tissues, dishwashing tablets, spare rubbish bags, batteries in the remote, light globes and firewood, that we also build into the cost of each stay. You were however charged for the damage you caused to our Entertainment, IT Network & WiFi: all of which required full system re-boots and several hours of extra work after you plugged in foreign devices to our systems. You were provided photos of all the detailed issues along with an itemised invoice (discounted by 50%) of the extra charges. The only reason we provided this discount was because you had provided us with a 5 star google review straight after your stay. You have since removed this review and proceeded to leave us negative reviews on Google, Face Book & Trip Advisor. Unfortunately we can’t take back our discount the way you took back your original positive review. Your choice to leave after only 27 hours was quite clearly based on the fact you had broken the entertainment and internet systems, stunk out the place with your smoking and left the room in such a disgusting state that no one would want to stay in such a condition. In fact it took 4 days to air out and specialist cleaning products to get the smoke smell out of the room and furniture. Your subsequent threatening email of negative reviews by both your wife & yourself as well as any friends you could rope in to conspire with you to leave false & misleading reviews is actually a criminal act in this country. Please note that we have reported your conduct to the local police. We genuinely hope no other owner of a property such as ours has to deal with the aftermath of people like you staying at their properties. Clearly from our other reviews, this is not the usual Guest or stay at Wild Edge Retreat.
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Karen H wrote a review May 2023
Newcastle, Australia162 contributions66 helpful votes
This was our fifth time at Wildedge Retreat and it just keeps getting better and better!! Our favourite pavilion is Earth Song the view is spectacular ❤️The bed is THE most comfortable I’ve ever slept on ( including my own) and that’s saying something. The choice and quality of the food provisions are amazing - you literally couldn’t think of anything else you would need. Emma is so welcoming and makes you feel at home. So thank you for our anniversary bubbles and like Arnold Schwarzenegger says We Will Be Back!! Thank you so much Karen and Mark May 2023 xx
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: All the pavilions are beautiful - but our favourite is Earth Song.
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Rachel P wrote a review Jan 2023
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This place is absolutely incredible. The moment we arrived Mick and Emma were super welcoming and efficient. The villa was amazing with candles lit throughout and aircon on as it was a hot very hot day. The villa was super spacious and impeccably clean. My husband and I both agreed hands down the most well appointed retreat we’ve been to, they’ve thought of everything! We had stunning views over Wollombi valley and felt like we were the only people at the retreat during our stay as it it is all so private. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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naomiandray wrote a review Dec 2022
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The most wonderful anniversary was celebrated at Wild Edge. The most relaxing getaway filled with tranquility and nature. The hosts Emma & Mick went out of their way to make this the most memorable get away. 12/10 is our score for Wild Edge.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Tracey D wrote a review Oct 2022
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My hubby and I came up with our friends from Sydney for 5 nights. The first thing was WOW this place is amazing. Everything about this place is a 10/10. There is nothing I can fault. Emma and Mick are so amazing. Emma always has a smile on her face and there to bring anything to your door when you need. 100% will be back. Thank you so much for making me reset and recharge my mind and body…..
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela O wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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My husband and I went here for a weekend getaway for our wedding anniversary and we weren't disappointed. We felt welcome from the moment we entered the gates to the time we left. Emma our host was awesome, meeting us at the car with a golf cart to transport our luggage, and was only a call away if we needed anything or extra supplies. The breakfast supplies were amazing with a huge selection to choose from including cereals, yoghurts, fruit, bread, eggs, bacon, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes plus a large selection of teas and coffees. Our fire was lit, cabin warm and tealight candles burning throughout the pavillion and deck areas in time for our arrival for a romantic welcome. As it was our anniversary there was a complimentary bottle of bubbles from a local winery on ice with a note from the hosts. If you are looking for a private, romantic and tranquil getaway then wildedge is for you. Thanks Emma and Mick, we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are no restaurants at the premises so take your own food and drink or you can drive to a...
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Scamfinder wrote a review May 2022
Sydney Australia218 contributions79 helpful votes
Ok, I'm rather biased in writing this review but please read on. My name is Rod Courtney and I was the project manager and partner from inception of the business through to 2009. Life sometimes doesn't take you were you think and it certainly didn't for my wife and I, but I would not have changed building this place for the world. Wild Edge Retreat was and remains a very special place in our hearts. Although the previous owners to Mick and Emma were entirely forgettable, all I can say is that I am very proud to know that both of them (Mick and Emma) have not only kept up the very high standards we ourselves did, but improved on them. Until recently my wife and I had not returned to the property. We were actually married in the Earth Song Pavilion in 2008. It's been a great trip down memory lane. If you are after something very special and different, somewhat secluded and want to escape the crazy world we currently find ourselves living in, you won't find better hosts or facilities in this part of the Hunter. Wild Edge is a truly special place, confirmed by the multitide of excellent reviews it continues to receive. Thanks Mick and Emma. You truly are special people. Jennie and I hope you thorough enjoy Wild Edge Retreat.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Claire J wrote a review Mar 2022
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We spent 3 nights at Wild Edge in the Nature's Mist room. Great room, comfy bed and huge spa bath. Superb view of mountains and valley below. Deep plunge pool and beautiful surroundings. Very quiet, wallabies hopping about and had an owl on our deck on the first night. Hosts are very welcoming and accommodating. Highly recommend coming here for some peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Edge Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Edge Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Tourist Drive 33 (4.0 km), Wollombi Endeavour Museum (3.7 km), and Ngurra Bu (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wild Edge Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wild Edge Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panino Restaurant, Myrtle & Stone, and Trading Post Laguna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wild Edge Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a private pool during their stay.
Is Wild Edge Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.