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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Lovedale, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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David P
Sydney, Australia
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“Spacious, well-appointed and quiet”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We booked Ballaview originally for a group of 8 but then picked up another couple who were able to be accommodated in a sofa bed upstairs.

The accommodation is spacious and well appointed. The kitchen has pretty much everything you could need - the fridge has excellent capacity, appropriate for 10 people - and there is a barbecue outside on the deck (two burners were out when we were there but we were able to survive and Hunter Valley Stayz promised to get right onto it). The whole group can sit either inside or outside on the deck for meals.

The property is right at the end of Talga Road, and is very private. We made the normal noise that a group of 10 would make but I don't think it would have carried to the neighbours, as they are some distance away.

As noted in some other reviews, there are a couple of dogs who seem to visit at breakfast time each day. We'd prefer that they hadn't as they had been for a swim and didn't smell the best, and they were a bit too assertive looking for food, but I guess if people feed them, they will keep coming back.

We really enjoyed the place and everyone had a great weekend. Tips for future visitors - if you are doing a Day on the Green, the Rover buses are excellent value at $20 return pp. This one is on Route 11 - book it first, and then ask Rover nicely and they will probably pick you up at Ballaview (just tell them that it is at the end of Talga Road). The bus has to turn around there anyway, and we found Rover very friendly and accommodating to our request.

Despite the fun we had, we would recommend this place for 8 people, not 10. The couple on the sofa bed found it quite uncomfortable (they put the mattress on the floor for the second night) and also there is no privacy. Excellent place for 8 guests, if you have the extra 2 you should warn them in advance, although it would probably be fine for kids.

In addition there is one bathroom and one en-suite. The couple with the en-suite really need to be prepared to share if you have a full house of 8 or 10. We did and it was no problem.

Highly recommended, and Hunter Valley Stayz are always very professional and responsive.

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Management Response
15 Apr 2016
Thank you David for taking the time to response with your review from your recent stay at Ballaview which we really appreciate. We are so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the outdoor spaces, kitchen step up and privacy Ballaview offers along with the convenience of having a concert bus right at the door. And as you rightly say, its a great house to stay for groups. The neighbours dogs are super inquisitive and do love to visit new guests at Ballaview despite our requests that they keep their puppy paws on their side of the fence, especially after a splash! We appreciate the tips you have shared with future guests and thank you for your complements to the Hunter Valley Stays team as we do love hosting guest and making their experience memorable in the Hunter Valley. Looking forward to welcoming you and your guests back to stay with us very soon. Thank you, Hunter Valley Stays
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Management Response
16 Feb 2016
Hi Laura B

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Ballaview. Yes the view is amazing !
We hope to see you back in the Hunter again very soon.

Hunter Valley Stays
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Management Response
24 Sep 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballaview soon, for another "Wonderful and serene experience".
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