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12 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 40
Pokolbin, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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Matcon1
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3 reviews
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“A charming B&B - romantic and private with helpful hosts and excellent access to the Hunter Valley wineries.”
Reviewed July 5, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

What a fantastic place to stay for a romantic getaway! Raylee and Trish are not only attentive to every detail, they are also extremely knowledgable about the area and happy to help in any way they can. The rooms were just beautiful and there was a general sense of privacy and quiet while also allowing opportunity to be in a charming B&B environment. Breakfast was lovely & the grounds and house are meticulously maintained. We will definitely be back!

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göteborg
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8 reviews
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“Relaxing stay”
Reviewed June 11, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

We stayed here for a couple of days between Christmas and New Year 2011 to escape from city holiday crazyness and had a wonderful relaxing stay. We booked the Summerhouse Spa Suite and loved waking up finding our cottage surrounded by kangoroos. Some even at a couple of meters from the window. A wonderful place to spend evenings enjoying the landscape whilst sipping on a hunter wine. Location is perfect if you have a car and search for a relaxing spot in the Hunter valley but still closeby the main cellar doors. Maybe the only downside was that breakfast was very basic. Service was otherwhise very good and we received some advice on good places to visit by the owner's mother. I would really recommend this place to anyone and can't wait to go back.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Mark C
Pokolbin, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Return Short Stay in Paradise”
Reviewed June 11, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

I rarely write repeat reviews but this time I was compelled too for a few reasons !
Things have changed at Willow Tree Estate, for the better !
I thought the place was perfect before, but since my last visit Raylee has been busy with some building work and improvements, gone are the cluttered frontsteps and landings and have been replaced with a huge staircase leading majestically down to the front lawn, and above these new steps the old bay windows have been removed in the two rooms and replaced with 'juliet' balconies that face the lawn and the mountains beyond, a truely beautiful view is to be had from both these rooms now !
Also Willow Tree seems less cluttered now and somehow crisper, it shows the obvious signs of love !
What hasn't changed of course is the way Raylee makes you feel welcome and looked after, she is a consumate host and very capable and does an amazing job running the place almost single handed, incredible !
Due to changed circumstances I probably won't get a chance to stay at Willow Tree again, but if things change, I would rush back there tomorrow, the place is filled with my happy memories !

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Solo
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sydney
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230 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“great people, convenient location, comfortable!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Raylee who is I believe is the manager of this estate is incredibly helpful and kind, she is full of top tips for restaurants and cafes and wineries which is necessary if you only have a short time away and you want to cram in as much of the sights worth while seeing!

The Willow Tree Estate is very comfortable and conveniently located close by all the must see places in the Hunter region. We chose to stay in the deluxe Monet Room, which has a huge comfortable king size bed, a reverse cycle airconditioner which was handy as it was quite cold in May when we were there, it also boasts amazing views of the mountain ranges and has a large triangle spa bath which was very nice as well. The continental breakfast is basic with toast, muffins, (the breads are soft and fresh) juice, cereals and fruit, but is all you need after a day of indulgence in the vineyards! The highlight for us was Mistletoe Lane is a little bit set back from the maddening crowds so you get to see the gorgeous western grey kangaroos every evening at dusk around the front gates of the estate, this was a real treat!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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235Amanda...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely peace & quiet!”
Reviewed May 14, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Willow Tree Estate - we found it very well located, very close to a heap of wineries and restaurants. Raylee was great with recommendations too. The room was lovely, bed very comfortable! - everything we needed really! We went in a very quiet time so had the place to ourselves - the open fire was a big plus! Very cosy despite being such a grand large estate! Would definitely come back!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Melanie N
Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful weekend for our small wedding”
Reviewed May 9, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We had both our ceremony and reception at Willow Tree Estate. All our guests stayed overnight and had a wonderful time. It was peaceful and comfortable. Raylee was very helpful with all aspects of organising and supplying us with our little requests over the whole weekend. Everyone raved about how organised and beautiful willow tree was. The continental breakfast was yumy and there was so much variety, the hot breakfast was awesome the day after!!!!
We will definetely have to come back for one of our anniversaries. Thank you so much we couldn't of asked for more.

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sydney
2 reviews
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“We keep coming back”
Reviewed May 2, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We are looking to our 3rd annual girls get together and returning to our perfect accommodations at willow tree.
We stayed in the Chianti Room our first visit and the terrace our last visit. We will be staying in the terrace again this year.
Raylee and Trish are always a great help with recommendations with where to go and general advice for the region. They are so accommodating, nothing is too much trouble for them, they go out of their way to ensure your stay is perfect.
The rooms are large and clean the grounds beautifully kept, and the views absolutely picture perfect..
We look forward to the delicious breakfasts but sometimes struggle with all the choices available.
I have no question in recommending Willow Tree to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay in the hunter.

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