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Hunter River Retreat Rockhouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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.

We have a swimming pool, and fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.

Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving .

Rockhouse is a unique private fully self-contained cottage. It was built from rocks collected from the proeprty. It has a private Jacuzzi spa .

It has two loft bedrooms separated by the internal staircase, and 6 ft walls. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a queen and a set of bunk beds (2 singles). Splendid views of the valley .

Rockhouse is $600 for 2 people for the weekend ( 2 nights) .

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 Ironbark Lodge (10 people) , Bluegum Cottage (6 people ) , Cedar Cottage (6 people) and Olive Cottage (2 people) .

More Details

Ted & Barbara Wozniak
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


Rosebrook 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: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • 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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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Hunter River Retreat Rockhouse
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cosy retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the rockhouse. A beautiful spot to spend a peaceful weekend. There are, however, a few things the listing doesn't mention. While there are two bedrooms, they are not fully enclosed. Rather they are part of a loft area, and instead of walls and a door there is a small partition (roughly 6ft high) and a curtain. So if you're going with another couple, make sure you know them well!

The other thing I should mention is that it isn't so much a fireplace as a wood heater. It's great at warming the house but it's positioned in a way that you can't really sit around it or in front of it.

But despite this, we did enjoy our stay and would recommend it to others. The kitchen is well stocked and the deck is perfect for a lazy game of scrabble in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hugh, Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the tips, we have now updated the description of the bedrooms to make it more clear for future guests. Hopefully the outdoor rock fireplace made up for the the indoor wood heater :). Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Barbara
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Fantastic little place!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and a fantastic stay. Hot tub was a fantastic added bonus. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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