Originally an old miner's cottage, Schatzi's on Shalimah is a fully renovated two bedroom cottage. It is set up as a quiet couple's weekender however the second bedroom can be made available at a small extra cost for a small group seeking a Hunter getaway.
**Please note that booking for 2 people implies that only 1 bedroom will be required, you need to book for 3 people and therefore pay a small additional nightly charge for access to the 2nd bedroom.
The large yard is fully enclosed with lovely lawns and shading trees for both pets and owners to while away their time when not busy sampling the wares of the many nearby wineries. A newly installed deck offers additional living space and a lovely spot to relax with a beverage of choice. The backyard has fencing ranging from 150-180cm high. We have made it as dog-proof as possible but if your dog is a determined digger or jumper this may not necessarily hold them.
The cottage has all the mod cons including luxuriously appointed bathroom with heating and spa bath and includes a European laundry. The kitchen is well fitted out and includes fridge, microwave, electric oven, gas cooktop and even an espresso machine! Coffee plunger, other electrical items and a variety of quality pots, pans and utensils sets you up for a stay of any length.
In the evening the lounge is a cosy space with reverse cycle air con, large LCD TV, DVD player and CD player. Open the blinds and the 4m sliding doors open up a whole new space and vista with a large deck barbeque and dining setting complete with swing seats for a quirky taste of the Caribbean.
Both rentable bedrooms (there's a 3rd bedroom which is not accessible to guests) have queen beds, wardrobes/storage space and reverse-cycle air con as well as pedestal fans for simple air-flow.
A lovely park is just a minute's walk away with Vincent Street (the hub of the town) within 5 minutes walk. Here you can enjoy breakfast or just a coffee at one of the many dog friendly cafes. A range of pubs and restaurants, also in walking distance, have a fabulous array of food with some venues also offering music on weekends. East Cessnock Bowling Club is literally at the end of the street but with surprisingly little impact on guests at Schatzi's. Walks around the area are peaceful and pretty, even though in town we have fields very close by where Kangaroos can often be seen, especially in the warmer months.
Our neighbours have been there long before we bought our lovely cottage and they are lovely, friendly and helpful but will be respectful of your space and privacy.