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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a cosy romantic midweek getaway on a cold and miserable day. We checked 'wotif' and selected the region, the date and the bed and breakfast filter. We chose Bluebush Estate because it advertised a romantic midweek getaway - with a fireplace. And it had a 4.9/5 rating! We were sure we were on a winner. The... More 

2 Thank Terrigaltraveller
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review - we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We offer our guests a variety of accommodation from Bed & Breakfast to self contained for groups or as you chose, your own private accommodation in a house. I agree the Lodge is a large house for a couple however does have... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We sent three nights at this lovely Estate during the unbelievable storm that hit the Hunter in late April. It could have been a disastrous break, but the professionalism and warmth of Linda and Steve, turned it in to quite an adventure. There would not be many hosts who could cope with no power, no phones,no running water, flooded roads,... More 

2 Thank morewindOZ
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Well it certainly was an experience and one neither Steve or I will forget ! It was such a pleasure to meet such warm, understanding and caring people such as yourselves during a very disruptive time and we certainly hope you will return in the near future to experience us in 'full glory' @ Bluebush Estate. Thank you for your... More 

Cheviot, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We stayed 2 nights with 4 generations of our family. So spacious, so clean, so comfortable. Brilliant outdoor seating area at front door to watch the setting sun, the kangaroos, the fountain in the pond and the magicial scenery. In a great location to travel around The Hunter. Thank you for organising our beautiful picnic dinner, so beautifully presented, so... More 

Thank Sue H
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on your stay with us at Bluebush Estate. Its wonderful to receive such glowing comments about your experience and our local caterers. There is still some reconstruction of damage to be completed however we can definitely say 'it's business as usual'. We certainly hope we will be welcoming you back... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We stayed mid week for two nights and we really enjoyed our stay. The owners and staff are very friendly and professional and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in the cottage and there was so much room for just the two of us. Beautiful gas fire to enjoy and comfy queen bed. Some of the furniture is a... More 

1 Thank Wendy C
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Wendy thank you for your comments posted on Tripadvisor and appreciate you acknowledging our continuous work in progress. Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us - it may have been for longer if you had stayed last week due to the flooding! Look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Cheers Linda, Steve and staff More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2015

My 8 year old granddaughter was reminiscing today about the 'great fun' weekend we had in December at Bluebush Estate, with the beautiful star filled skies. We had assembled a huge gathering of family and friends, from babies to grandparents, for my son's 40th birthday. All necessities were provided and the accommodation was fantastic. We walked, talked, ate, swam, played... More 

1 Thank Sharon C
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear you had such a fantastic time with the family - precious memories for not only the children but everyone. We loved your Terminator expression and of course would be extremely happy to welcome you back to Bluebush. Thank you for posting your review, much appreciated. Cheers Linda, Steve and staff More 

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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We stayed just 1 night at Bluebush but loved it! Beautifully decorated, very clean and so serene. We had room 3 which is opposite the dining room and does not have a view but it wasn't busy when we stayed so noise was not an issue. We loved the room for its decor and comfy bed. There's a romantic old... More 

1 Thank Jenny B
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Hi Jenny B appreciate you posting your review on Tripadvisor and of course so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We feel we have the perfect 'treasure' here, as you beautifully expressed, to offer our guests whether staying one or more nights. Certainly hope you will return in the not too distant future - maybe stay in a different... More 

Sydney, Australia
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245 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Lovely large rooms beautifully furnished with room 6 having amazing views across the vineyards and the valley. Having been purpose built the B & B is not the owners home but large comfortable lounge, dining and undercover BBQ areas are all for the use of guests in the 6 rooms. Also includes a pool, tennis court, table tennis and billiard... More 

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to post your review - we love to hear from our guests and of course appreciate any feedback. We certainly hope you will be back to stay with us again in the near future and will keep availability for you in Room 6 :) Cheers and thank you Linda, Steve and staff... More 

Tea Gardens
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148 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

we had previously stayed at the Estate but in the House with two other parties, but this time we decided to stay in the B&B as our stay was only one night. We still enjoyed all that was on offer along with the friendliness of all at the property, but there were two little "problems". One - the rooms are... More 

2 Thank MyallTeaGardens
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Hi Tea Gardens thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and of course your friends too. It seems from what you were explaining your neighbours in Room 3 would have disturbed anyone in an adjoining room. What a shame you didn't mention it to me as it would have been... More 

Port Vila
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Linda and her husband have created an amazing place to stay while in the Hunter Valley. We were a group of 10 who fitted very nicely into the Country Cottage. We could not have asked for more. We wanted a weekend of wine, food, fun and comraderie. This was the perfect venue. Also we did not want to cook dinners... More 

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Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you so much for your wonderful review! Its so rewarding to know our guests have enjoyed their time @ Bluebush Estate and of course in Lovedale - the heart of the Hunter Valley. We are very fortunate to be able to offer our guests such a wonderful menu selection from a well known local restaurant, so... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the country house with 3 other couples and had a magnificent time cooking ,visiting vineyards ,playing tennis and reading by the pool. A beautiful place set in the vineyards run by the delightful Steve and Linda

Thank Richard K
Bluebush, Owner at Bluebush Estate, responded to this review

Hi Richard K and thank you for your fantastic review - always appreciate our guests taking the time to post their comments on Tripadvisor. We agree and believe the recipe we have here at Bluebush eg. a good book, pool and a game of tennis is the perfect remedy to relax and unwind. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bluebush Estate is located in the renowned Lovedale region of Australia's Hunter Valley Wine Country, just 2 hours from Sydney and only 10 minutes from the beautiful Tempus Two winery & Hope Estate. At Bluebush Estate you will enjoy luxury accommodation amid our sweeping lawns, classic gardens, majestic trees and picturesque vineyards. Bluebush Estate is the tonic you need to unwind, relax and invigorate the mind and body. On our peaceful property, you can enjoy a getaway from the pressures of the city, or make us your base for your wine tour weekend getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluebush Estate

Address: 196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Lovedale
Price Range: €83 - €380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bluebush Estate 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room with its own ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles 200julier, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had bedroom #2 which had a large bedroom, dressing room and large bathroom with bath and separate shower.”
 of 5 bubbles hazelg712, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The 'barn' accommodation was excellent with space to spare.”
 of 5 bubbles Mafidor, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have views of vineyard.”
 of 5 bubbles 148vickih, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Back bedroom in The Lodge was most comfortable although birds tap on the window in the mornings. It may worry some people but we were fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 126rhondac, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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