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442 Talga Rd Hunter Valley, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Rothbury
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These rustic cedar cottages all with outdoor heated spas sunken into the deck have maximized the privacy and seclusion of the 52 acre property in the Hunter Valley. The cottages all have Oregon beams & rafters, Cathedral ceilings and wooden floorboards. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cook top, dishwasher, breadmaker with provisions to bake your own bread and even a pod coffee machine. A breakfast hamper is supplied of locally smoked bacon, farm fresh eggs, tomatoes, milk, juice, bread, butter and a selection of cereals. The cottage has coffee, tea and a choice of herbal teas too.Sit back in the lounge watching the flames dance in the wood fire combustion heater while listening to your choice of music from the Bluetooth speaker system. All the decks have the gas barbecue and covered sitting area. Sit back with a glass of Hunter's best wine in the bubbling hot water of your private spa, the best place to star gaze or kangaroo spot. Lovedale, home to the famous Lovedale Long Lunch is filled with excellent restaurants and wineries. The bedrooms all have reverse cycle air-conditioners and all linen and towels are supplied.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
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Amanda W wrote a review Feb 2022
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Sorry this accommodation was extremely disappointing The cottage was absolutely filthy Starting with the entryway sliding door That was disgusting not a good first impression Filthy oven Filthy toilet brushes And dirty old bathroom mats Filthy BBQ Turned the food black Ceiling fan in bedroom ripped and falling apart and full of dust These are just to name a few This is such a lovely setting but the accommodation not worthy of it
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Ray S wrote a review Nov 2021
Old Bar, Australia5 contributions
We cannot recommend this place enough. Dominic and Jane made it easy to check in and all Covid procedures followed and great directions. The Cottage has everything you would need to cook meals and a yummy breakfast supplied. Highlight for us was the Jacuzzi which was sensational at night under the stars. Overall was a comfortable place to relax 🙂
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Nick V wrote a review Aug 2021
Cessnock, Australia6 contributions
My wife and i took a 2 night getaway before lockdown. We live in the hunter valley and wanted to support local businesses. I have heard how beautiful these cabins are set in the natural surroundings. The cabins are spacious and very comfortable. The facilities are great, everything you need. The complimentary port was a nice touch. The sunken spar in the deck was very relaxing and tranquil. It was a perfect getaway from everything happening in the world. Dom and Jane thank you for sharing your beautiful property.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Guy wrote a review Feb 2021
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The location is amazing and the hosts are fantastic. Stumbled across this accomodation by luck and was happy with the outcome. The rustic wooden cabin blends well into the surrounds, with a spa overlooking the dense vegetation. Lots of wildlife to sit and watch while sipping some wine. The cabin was completely private and allowed us the opportunity to relax in peace. Inside the cabin mostly clean and tidy. The furniture was a little dated but certainly not a show stopper. The breakfast was good with all the requirements you needed to start your day. A nice sized bed, hot water and comfortable interior made the stay enjoyable. Close to the wineries but far enough for plenty of quiet time. Would recommend to others and would go back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NikBrad wrote a review May 2019
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Recently stayed at Manzanilla Ridge for our honeymoon and loved the peaceful quiet location and the homely cabin. Everything we needed was there to have a quiet relaxing time together. The added surprise of a bread maker for a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast was a definite hit. Loved chilling in the spa looking at the stars and how the cabin location felt so far away yet so close to everything we wanted to do. Dominic was great at making sure everything was ready to go when we arrived including the fire ready to go for the night. We would definitely love to stay there again and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing and private getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Valerie wrote a review Nov 2018
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions4 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Manzanilla Ridge! The owners were super helpful and accommodating. We asked to check in early and they got the cabin ready for us at the requested time. They helped us organise a wine tour and spa day and arranged our pick up with the tour provider. The property is amazing, it feels like you are in a remote bush where you can’t see or hear anything but nature, when in reality all the wineries and sights of the Hunter are very close by! There are native birds, kangaroos, lizards and possums as well as a million stars! The cabin is very comfortable and homely and the spa on the veranda makes it a dream. The fireplace was great to have on a colder night and created the most cosy atmosphere! The complimentary port was delicious and everything is provided for a hearty breakfast. We definitely want to come back with friends and family and highly recommend! If you want a private retreat in the middle of the Hunter, stay here!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Maedhra wrote a review Nov 2018
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
We booked a spa cottage as the last leg of a hectic holiday. We wanted quiet, peaceful and with a spa large enough to fit both myself and my rather tall partner. What we got was all of that and more. The cottage was lovely, full of warm timber and everything we needed. It was surrounded by nature and the outdoor spa was well kept and had a great view of the stars at night. With the nearest cottage just barely peeping through the trees, our privacy was secure. It was only a short drive from the cottage to a wide range of wineries and eateries as well as really easy access to Cessnock proper. Dominic was welcoming and easy going. I think we'll add Manzanilla Ridge to our itinerary from now on!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John H wrote a review Nov 2018
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Stayed recently after a business conference and just wanted a quiet getaway. Manzanilla Ridge met this requirement and then some! Only a few km's away from many different activities, we didn't have to leave the cottage after a quick shopping run. The BBQ and Heated Spa were welcome activities during the evenings, and during the very hot day, the Air Con was also very welcome. Friendly staff, quiet area and great little touches like a coffee machine and a fresh bread maker made this the perfect end to a holiday. Definitely will be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in the last cabin, and could not see or hear any others
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sharynryan wrote a review Jul 2018
Maitland, Australia6 contributions
We have been going to Manzanilla Ridge frequently since they opened their doors. It is a quiet and peaceful place in a beautiful and tranquil setting. We always look forward to our trips away there and hate leaving every time. The outdoor spa is lovely to sit in and look at the stars at night. Being self contained you can choose whether you stay in or visit the many beautiful restaurants / wineries that are nearby. Dominic and Jane are the perfect hosts and always ensure that your stay is memorable and hassle free. Over our years going there they have become more like friends to us.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Caro_Tash wrote a review Jul 2018
Sydney10 contributions10 helpful votes
This place is a perfect getaway! Surrounded by natural Australian beauty, these cottages give you the feeling that you are nowhere near the city! Each cottage is self contained- personal jacuzzi which is hot enough for a night soak under the stars in mid-winter! Incredible country hospitality offered through a friendly welcome and generous supplies to keep you going. Close to many wineries and restaurants... that’s if you want to leave this cosy abode! Thank you for having us!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$283 - US$440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockRothbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manzanilla Ridge
Which popular attractions are close to Manzanilla Ridge?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (4.8 km), Hunter Valley Gardens (7.5 km), and Constable Estate Vineyards (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manzanilla Ridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Manzanilla Ridge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manzanilla Ridge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Manzanilla Ridge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manzanilla Ridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muse Restaurant, RidgeView, and Circa 1876 Restaurant.