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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to find this hidden gem in the middle of the beautiful hunter valley! Friendly staff, beautiful nature, close to the best wineries. I recommend this to any group of friends or family who loves an outdoor experience in this beautiful and generous valley.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We have decided to spend a two-night stay for a long weekend holiday with friends and enjoyed the place very much. Great to unwind and to enjoy a peaceful stay in wonderful surroundings. We enjoyed the porch and the barbecue very much. Would come back again and highly recommend it. Thank you Suzy, great host.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived in a little under 2 hours from Sydney and settled in to enjoy a few gin and tonics on the wrap around balcony to soak up the stunning twilight panorama of the mountain range in hues of pink and purple before firing up the proper woodfired bbq out the back. Having finally found a place we can take...

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Thank Chefsodyssey
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We have paid $450 a night for our family to stay in this digusting dump. From the minute you step onto the veranda you know you have made a major mistake. The house smells and is full of old broken junk, there is paint pealing, the carpet is degusting. We had to wash the dishes before we used them and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We hired the Swallows cottage for one night over the long weekend! We were told by the owner that the cottage is of a certain period, and therefore, we did not expect a five star lodging. The Swallows homestead is perfect for a family or a large group. It was 5 of us (3 generations) and we all thoroughly enjoyed...

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Thank renata31
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We decided to have our Christmas lunch at Bistro Molines and stay overnight close by. I was assured that the homestead was rustic and clean by the tourist information office and the owner. The homestead is in a beautiful, peaceful setting and the linen was clean, the only two positive things I can say. The front verandah was dirty and...

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Thank Mary R
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Eight of us went out for a magnificent lunch to Mollines Bistro and had booked the Swallows cottage for an overnight stay. On arrival the setting and surrounding scenery was very beautiful, peaceful with just the bellbirds to break the silence. The cottage on the exterior appeared quite lovely but as soon as we set foot on the verandah we...

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Thank Mary M
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Cannot state strongly enough what a waste of money and time this place is. Extremely dirty and uninviting on all levels. The linen was clean. This accommodation really doesn't deserve a ranking at all, but one if mandatory.

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Thank Janet Y
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed here some time ago and couldn't leave soon enough. A waste of our time and money. Peaceful spot, however, that is where it ends. Took the makings of a candlelight dinner but couldn't bring ourselves to use the dirty, incredibly shabby and ill equipped kitchen. No sharp knives or oven dish of any kind. Lounge area completely uninviting,...

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Thank WatersedgeBoathouse
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Five of us stayed for 3 nights in The Swallows Cottage. It is a charming old farmhouse with the interior and furniture to match! Very clean and cosy, loved sitting in the big old sofas. We jammed on guitars and ukuleles by the log fire till the wee hours, played pool and were woken up to the lovely sound of...

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Address: Lewis Lane, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Mount View
Price Range: $148 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Bellbird And Swallows Mount View, Greater Newcastle
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“Swallows is the biggest cottage on the property with 3 rooms with queen sized beds and a room with 2 single beds. It is very, very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles renata31, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Don't book it”
 of 5 bubbles 28MaryM28, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room at the back of the house is small with a double bed, but has the best view, with a big window overlooking the surrounding country.”
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 of 5 bubbles Danni992013, 28 Nov 2013 | Read review
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