Why Choose Blackwattle Luxury Retreats?

Finding the right accommodation for your Hunter Valley getaway can be a daunting experience. We’ve tried to make it a little easier for you by providing a quick checklist of what to expect at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats.


Blackwattle is in the picturesque area of Lovedale, well known in the Hunter Valley wine district for boutique accommodation, gorgeous views of the Valley and the famous Lovedale Long Lunch. It is just 5 to 15 minutes to all the main cellar doors, vineyards, numerous quality restaurants and cafes and galleries.  There are also two restaurants on our road (Talga Road) and four more within 5 minutes.


Just two cottages on 28 beautiful acres of park like space with a boutique vineyard. Each retreat is designed to integrate with the surrounding natural landscape and to maximise the stunning views across the valley to the Brokenback Ranges. Both are discreetly positioned far away from each other to maximise privacy.


We always aim for high standards in everything we do; from the service you receive before and during your stay, to a personal welcome when possible, and  your accommodation maintained to a 5 star standard at all times. We love our work and we hope it shows.

What Our Guests Say

“I just love this place! It is so quiet, with fabulous views of the vines, mountains and of course, the kangaroos! The breakfast hamper is fabulous and the beds are so comfortable that it is hard to get out of them! One of the other things I really appreciate is the absolute cleanliness of the cottage. I don’t want to stay anywhere else when I visit the Hunter Valley.”
Ilab, Sydney, Trip Advisor
“This place is amazing!  Absolutely everything has been thought of by the hosts to ensure you have fantastic stay here. We loved all the little touches like the provisions basket and wine on arrival. We both came away totally relaxed and not wanting to leave the accommodation.”
Travelshell76, Perth, Trip Advisor
“When we arrived, we walked in and the first word that came to mind was WOW! Such a beautiful and romantic environment with every little special touch to the highest standard. We wanted a relaxing and peaceful place to unwind and we got that and so much more. Can’t wait to come back. What an amazing place….”
Grant, Sydney, Guest Book
“So much thought has gone into the cottages with fabulous views from every window while still maintaining privacy. Every possible comfort has been thought of from the cds, magazines, through to the kitchen & heavenly bed. Highly recommend the gourmet breakfast package. A BBQ & glass of wine watching the sunset from the deck at the end of the day was my idea of heaven.”
LindaM, Trip Advisor
“Totally agree with all reviews.  The cottage completely exceeded our expectations – there is just everything anyone could ever need when staying. We could not fault anything – location, quality, the breakfast provisions, decor and it is obvious to see there has been a lot of effort put into making sure their guests have just the best time. Can’t wait to go back again.”
Just-Do-It-22, Sydney, Trip Advisor
“The cottage and scenery were just perfect – comparable with great accommodation in Italy and France. The attention to detail in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom was outstanding. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in the Hunter in the future. Thank you – ”                                                    
Judy, Sydney, Guest Book
“It’s very rare that you walk away from a weekend away with nothing but praise. Everything was thought of… We loved being at Blackwattle so much we ended up staying in at night and cooking. The views – just lovely, the frog pond – my favourite – the kangaroos – just fascinating to watch. I have been raving about Blackwattle since returning and hope one day in the future to return.”
Jane G, Sydney, Trip Advisor
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The Sunset Retreat


Designed just for two! The Sunset Retreat is cosy, stylish and perfect for spending time together or celebrating a special event. Share a glass of red in front of the wood fire, relax in the double bath with candles, handmade soaps and salts or watch the sunset behind the ranges from your deck....

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The Vineyard Retreat


Spacious and upmarket, the Vineyard Retreat is perfect for sharing good times with friends or someone special. With two king size bedrooms, ensuites and fabulous entertaining deck, this totally private cottage is perfect for those seeking the highest quality Hunter Valley accommodation....

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