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60 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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#3 of 46 Specialty lodging in Pokolbin
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Set on extensive grounds on a secluded lane, Berenbell Vineyard Retreat offers superior self contained one bedroom Cottages and 2 bedroom Lodges. This superb location enjoys magnificent views of rolling vineyards and the rugged Brokenback range which are simply without compare. Berenbell is the idyllic retreat in which to relax or celebrate that special occasion and explore the Pokolbin wine country. Our location is within minutes drive of 17 Cellar Doors and 10 restaurants. There is a wonderful 10 kilometre cycle / walking track on our door step. Berenbell Vineyard Retreat is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Hall of Fame by TripAdvisor. This is a Certificate of Excellence award which recognises 5 consecutive years of consistently high ratings from travellers. Yours Hosts Ken and Suzie look forward to welcoming you.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Horseback riding
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Patio
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Blackout curtains
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Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Stovetop
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BatesyAustralia wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
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We have been returning to Berenbell for 7 years now. We love it! We have stayed in all 3 cottages and they all have stunning views of the Brokenback Mountains, are peaceful and homely. When we stay we feel like we have our own home away from home in the country. The location is perfect with a couple of restaurants in walking distance or staying in for the evening watching the sunset in front of the cosy fire on a winter’s evening with some locally produced cheese and wine. In warmer weather or on a sunny winter’s day you can sit comfortably outside and enjoy the gorgeous view. We particularly love the morning kangaroos, hot air balloons, orange sunsets over the mountains or the mists. Ken and Susie are wonderful hosts who provide everything you need for a delicious breakfast and ensure the cottages are extremely comfortable. They are there if you need them yet leave their visitors to enjoy this beautiful place. Thank you Susie and Ken for always being so welcoming, kind and thoughtful and having such a fabulous place for a relaxing get away that we want to keep coming back to.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Louise B wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
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The nicest hosts The cutest cottage The most stunning, picturesque vineyard views from your door The quietest nights sleep The best breakfast provisions The loveliest claw foot bath The warmest open fire The most delicious muffins The prettiest garden The most exceptional ambience The magical star lit sky above The sensational sunsets surrounds The magnificent Mistletoe Lane walk at your door The beautiful weather Did I mention the friendliest, sweetest, kindest most awesome hosts? Perfect peace The complete break Thank you for everything Louise
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Berenbell Vineyard Retreat Winterschladen, Owner at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Thank you Louise for your awesome review. You make Berenbell sound like paradise!! Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you back in the not too distant future. Cheers from Ken, Suzie and Ginger
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Lance K wrote a review Jun 2022
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Berenbell Vineyard Retreat is a fantastic place to stay when you’re visiting the Hunter Valley. The 2 bedroom cabin had lots of space to stretch out. The pot belly fireplace warmed the entire cabin. The kitchen is well equipped and came well stocked with our breakfast. The grounds are kept immaculate. It’s an amazingly peaceful place to relax. I’ll be staying there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mel T wrote a review Jun 2022
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Wow… highly recommend Berenbell Vineyard Retreat. It is one of the most beautiful and tranquil places to stay at the Hunter Valley. Located in Pokolbin, it was close to the various wineries and restaurants we chose to visit over our 4 day stay. The retreat accommodated our group of 5 couples perfectly. We each had the privacy of our own cottage, however, we could easily get together in one of the larger cottages or outdoor area for nibbles between wineries, pre-dinner drinks or a meal. Our cottage (and the property) is spacious and has a beautiful outlook. We enjoyed the morning and afternoon vistas as we sat on the verandah with a cuppa or glass of wine, listening to the birds and watching the wildlife. The cottage is very clean and had everything that we needed, including breakfast provisions, a Nespresso machine and cooking facilities. The pot belly fire is perfect for winter and the bed is very comfortable. Thank you Suzie and Ken. We had the best stay and look forward to returning very soon.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Therese S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Berenbell Vineyard retreat was an excellent place to stay for our large group of friends. We were all together but at the same time had our privacy in the beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom cottages. Cottages were fantastic, the wood fire great for the colder wintery nights and our hosts Ken & Suzie made sure each room was equipped with bread, milk, eggs, juice, cereals and muffins. Scenery around Berenbell was magnificent, beautiful sunsets and lovely morning walks. A great place to stay whether you're there for the wineries or just to relax. Thanks, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Linda W wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia23 contributions20 helpful votes
We recently had the pleasure of staying at Berenbell, which was a real highlight of our trip to the Hunter Valley. We have stayed before, (it is becoming our home away from home), only this time we were travelling with four other couples, all of which loved having the privacy of their own cottage to retire to at the end of the day. The property, views, and outlook at Berenbell are amazing, gorgeous, quiet, tranquil, and spacious, you feel instantly relaxed as you arrive and take it all in, and yet, you are only a few minutes’ walk to cellar doors and restaurants. Each cottage is meticulously positioned offering you complete privacy, but close enough to each other so you don’t feel isolated. They are a great size, well-appointed with a generous bathroom, pot belly fireplace, and a comfortable bed making for a sound night’s sleep. The continental breakfast provisions left in your cottage are more than enough for your stay, and enjoying them at your leisure is a bonus if you like to sleep in. To explore the region, or sit and relax outside your cottage watching the kangaroos and birds, (or playing with Ginger, their beautiful friendly dog), will be the hardest decision you will need to make during your stay. The warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, and hospitality shared by owners Ken and Suzie is a real point of differentiation for Berenbell. Having the property owners living on-site is becoming a thing of the past, and being met at your cottage and given the key, (instead of receiving a text message and pin code), feels personal, welcoming and reassuring. Two more well suited, genuine, and lovely hosts in the Hunter Valley you could not hope to find. We can't wait for our next trip back to Berenbell soon, where we definitely plan to linger much longer. 
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Noreen O wrote a review Apr 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you Ken and Susie for the fantastic hospitality-we have enjoyed staying at Berenbell vineyard retreat for so many years and always look forward to our next stay:) your accommodation is so comfortable, clean, quiet and very well looked after. love love this place!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Berenbell Vineyard Retreat Winterschladens, Owner at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Hi Noreen - it was so lovely to see you guys back at Berenbell very recently. Thank you very much for your great review of your stay with us - it is always so appreciated when people take the time to send us such positivity. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Stay safe and well!! Cheers, Ken & Suzie
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Sunshinegal0421 wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our very relaxing stay at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Our wonderful hosts, Ken and Suzie made us feel so special even having a box of chocolates to devour along with a bottle of red. Our cottage was immaculate with everything that we needed and we really appreciated the Nespresso machine. The fridge was stocked with muffins, pastries, fresh eggs, a range of cereal, milk and orange juice, we did not want for anything. Beautiful views across to the Brokenback range, kangaroos and their young and variety of birdlife made our stay so special and relaxing. It was so quiet and peaceful and it was lovely to sit outside our cottage admiring the view and wildlife whilst sipping our coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. Ginger the dog enjoyed a pat and a few throws of whatever stick I could find. We left Berenbell recharged and said to each other, this was the perfect getaway weekend. Huge thanks to Ken and Suzie who truly are wonderful hosts and we will recommend to others as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Berenbell Vineyard Retreat Winterschladens, Owner at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Dear Sharon - what a wonderful way to start our day reading your glowing review of your stay at Berenbell. We really appreciate your feedback from your stay and thank you very much. We love hearing our guests' experiences and your stay epitomises what we wish for all our guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Stay safe and well. All the best, Ken and Suzie
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Maureen M wrote a review Feb 2022
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
With the world in disarray and the weather decidedly unfriendly, an escape to the country was a welcome relief. We chose Berenbell Vineyard Retreat because of its location and the wonderful reviews of Ken and Suzie and their attention to their customers’ needs. After a very pleasant 2 hour drive, we were warmly welcomed by Ken and Suzie and escorted to our gorgeous self-contained Cottage - WOW - the view was breathtaking. What a great place to relax and breath in fresh air and take in all that nature has to offer. Not to mention the Cottages have everything you could wish for. We are already planning our return trip and can only highly recommend Berenbell for a country escape.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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rohancostello wrote a review Dec 2021
Nadi, Fiji2 contributions
I had the best stay at this retreat! I will be returning soon. Suzie and Ken are amazing hosts with a great cottage. If you don’t stay here you are a fool. I visited a few wineries and had a great tasting down the road. I also went on a beautiful walk around.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$189 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Berenbell Vineyard Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (4.6 km), Mistletoe Winery (1.6 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Berenbell Vineyard Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, EXP. restaurant, and The Gates Restaurant.
Is Berenbell Vineyard Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.