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Hunter River Retreat - Ironbark Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property


Leave the city behind and unwind on the deck of your own cottage, perhaps sipping a glass of fine Hunter Valley wine and do nothing but soak up the serenity and breathtaking views that surround you at picturesque Hunter River Retreat. If your looking for pure Australiana accommodation in the lower Hunter Valley with iron roof, cedar cottages, wildlife and seclusion from other cottages, this is the place for you. Situated 10 minutes from Maitland in the lower Hunter Valley, this rustic rural retreat offers private accommodation and has boutique wineries close by and the main Hunter Valley Wineries 25 minutes away.

Ironbark Lodge is the former main residence and sleeps up to 10 people. It is a split level open plan cabin and has an enormous front deck with gas BBQ & Outdoor Setting for parties and entertaining. On the upper level deck is a Jacuzzi Hot Tub which overlooks the swimming pool and amazing views over the Hunter Valley. It accesses wonderful bush walks and is a short stroll to the swimming pool and tennis court. The Gourmets kitchen has a luxurious black granite top and cedar doors with oversized gas oven and stove along with dishwasher and kitchen equipment. Included are a wood fire and air conditioning.

Ironbark Lodge is $1300 per weekend ( 2 nights) and $450 weeknights.

Minimum 2 night stay midweek.

Minimum 2 night stay on weekends .(Weekends classified as either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday).

Minimum 3 night stay on long weekends

FOR LARGER GROUPS 2- 30 people

Can also be booked to accommodate larger groups, as part of Hunter River Retreat.

Other cottages, are Cedar Cottage (6 people) , Rockhouse (6 people ) , Bluegum Cottage (6 people) and Olive Cottage (2 people) .

We will also require the following information:

Residential address.

Contact number during your stay, if different from enquiry.

Names of people who will be staying at The Retreat.

More Details

Ted & Barbara Wozniak
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, polish
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Cessnock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Following information required prior to stay: -Contact mobile number during stay -Address of person making booking -Names of all guests staying
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - tub , shower
    Separate Toilet - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Other - 1 double , Daybed in lounge area alcove
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Hunter River Retreat - Ironbark Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful house for 2 families.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely weekend spent with our friends and adult children. Everyone had enough space and we had a relaxing weekend. Everything you need is in the house, including a fire and spa on the veranda. Next time we will spend more time sitting on the veranda in the afternoon enjoying the view and serenity. We will also explore the upper Hunter valley. Looking forward to coming again, Linda

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:


The Hunter Valley wine region is only a 20 min drive away. A scenic drive through the Australian countryside will take to you to some of the best known wineries in Australia. There you can sample the flagship Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz, which captures the spirit of the Hunter Valley in a bottle.

Maitland is also only a 10 minute drive ,with its full range of shopping, business and civic functions as well as education, cultural and recreational services.

Built on the banks of the Hunter River, which brought life and trade to the early city, Maitland is one of the oldest heritage rich regional centres in Australia.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.