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Sascha's Retreat The Hunter Valley Farm

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This recently lovingly restored Mine Managers Cottage now enjoys all the modern conveniences.

The character rich home is a perfect escape for family and friends, wedding and reunions. Its also pet friendly.

It has a private 6 hole range golf course, damns for yabbies and perch- no to mention the majestic Clydesdale horses that will pop their head over the fence to say hello.

The pool and entertainment area are perfect for a sunset drink which your enjoy the Un-interrupted views of the Broken Back Range.

Set just 2 kms away from the Vintage Golf Course & Bimbadgen Winery on Macdonalds Road and a mere 6 minute drive to Hope Estate- the heart of the Concerts & Award winning restuarants in the Hunter Valley.

What our Guests say:-" What a beautiful home, thank you fro sharing it with us. A unique property with so many things to do, the natural Billabong, is something special "

Concerts - Transportation- Getting to and From Sascha's Retreat- when large concerts are on!

If you speak directly with Rover Coaches they will do a pick up and drop off door to door. Unfortunately they only run on the major concerts- but it is well with giving them a call, well before the concert to lock in your seats.

The majority of concerts are held at Bimbadgen Estate ( 20 min walk away) or a 4-5 minute : Hope Estate which is a 10 min drive and Roche Estate- which is also a 10 minute drive.

The coast of the coach fares is approx $ 20 per person - when I last checked,

Re Weddings ceromonies, cocktail parties and special events.

The guidleines are:-

1 Only 8 people can stay overnight in the cottage- ( we are not a campsite for caravans, trailers or individual tents-as this requires additional council approval)

2. There is a refundable cash deposit of $2k- assuming no breakages , damages or issues- full conditions explained seprartely

3. Cars are only allowed on driveway and not throughout the property

4. There is an additional venue hire cost of $2-5k - dependent upon size of event

5. There is an additional rubbish removal fee $ 80

6. For example 80 guests, there will need to be 2 x portaloos hired ( $500)

7. Naturally, we dont have kitchen ware, glasses or cutlery to support additional guests- these will need to be organized by yourself

8 The external aspects of the property are covered by video surveillance.

9. There is an agreed time to when celebrations and music will finish- ( non-staying guests will vacate the property)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Other Activities:

Main Concerts & Vintage Golf


Pokolbin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Sascha's Retreat The Hunter Valley Farm
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Property is huge if you want to go for a walk, loads if Kangaroos, a symphony of birdlife, especially in the mornings and the views are spectacular. Ill definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Great weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great weekend away here at the retreat, the place is definitely value for money. It was very close to all the wineries we wanted to go to and it was awesome coming back to relax at the house. The place is nice and secluded, so you can enjoy the backyard at the pool or fireplace. The hosts were also so helpful and friendly, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Best weekend I've had in a very long time. Plenty of wood for the fire. Heaps of space. Couldn't think of a better place to stay.

A really big thank you for the late check-out.

Already booked to stay again in November. Cant wait!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Good short break.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights (only 2 full days) & didn't leave the property. It was too cool for swimming but pool area was very nice. Our dogs LOVED the space. All they did was run and play and were completely safe (our small dog could fit under fence wires and gates but didn't venture off the actual property). House was comfy and quirky. Beds comfy too. Bathroom with big windows was great. Golf course was hard to find but fun to hit balls around. Lots of mown grass for games. A few more flyscreens would help keep the mozzies away at night though.

A lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Friends weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sascha's retreat, beautiful scenery, we also lucked out with gorgeous weather to enjoy a lovely pool. A great place to relax and enjoy so me peace and quiet. Very clean, all amenities functioning and convenient. Great location within 10 min drive from main Hunter valley stretch of shops, wineries etc.. Would definitely come back again

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A beautiful property

  • 3 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at Sascha's Retreat in March17. Things we loved about the property: The pool - great space, shame about the rain! The grounds - beautiful land, kangaroos bouncing through, open spaces that the dogs loved. Pet Friendly - thanks for accepting our dogs with our booking.

Things to be aware of when booking: Rustic - the accommodation is definitely rustic and that's absolutely OK as long as you know it. Floors - at some places in the cottage (main bathroom particularly) the floors are very creaky and tiles are loose, it's an uneven surface. Unsealed Road - You do need to drive on an unsealed road to access the property. Outdoor Day Bed - the cushions for this are exposed to the weather and were wet & dirty, so we didn't use it.

We had a great time and Sascha's retreat is well located. Thanks for kitting out the kitchen with tea, oil, salt and pepper - things we'd totally forgotten. We also forgot milk, so a bit of UHT milk would have been great for our morning tea.

The highlight is definitely the land/outdoor space. We were able to go for great morning walks around the property and had a close encounter with a joey that was a highlight for an overseas visitor we had travelling with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: hi AC, Thank you for the feedback. You are correct that part of old north road is a dirt road , fully serviced and graded by cessnock council. We are approximately 800m from the sealed section - if you access via Wine country drive. It is a longer run if you access from broke and musslebrook direction. Whilst one bathroom is brand new we are scheduled to renew the tiles on the floor in the master ensuite in July of this year. I am so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay and you find the unique aspects of Sascha's Retereat so enjoyable. best stephen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ��Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

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