Bracken Ridge Villas is a relaxing country estate set on a working vineyard in the heart of the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. The natural beauty of the Brokenback mountain range peeps over the vines. Relax on your private verandah or sit down by the dam and watch the abundant wildlife.
A destination for all seasons Bracken Ridge Villas are set on a 25 acre estate of expansive lawns and Semillon and Shiraz vineyards. Private gardens surround each two-story loft style villa. Each well appointed self-contained villa comes complete with a fully fitted kitchen and clean quality bed and bath linen are supplied for your vacationing comfort. There are intimate villas which also feature a romantic spa bath for two. Relax and enjoy the cozy log fire in winter and air conditioning in summer.
The Bonavista -
This villa has a romantic loft bedroom upstairs with a Queen bed and a private twin bedroom on the ground floor. Complete with a spa bath for the weekend Getaway.
The Kingston -
This villa has two private Queen bed bedrooms: one on the ground floor and one upstairs. There is an additional single bed upstairs and a sofa bed on the ground floor in this villa. This villa can sleep 5 on furnished beds and 6-7 with the sofa bed.
The Chetwynd -
This villa with its spiral staircase to the Queen bed loft and vineyard views is the most romantic. It has a large spa bath for two and everything you need to enjoy a get away. It also has a private Queen bedroom on the main floor. This villa can sleep 4 people.
The Athabascan -
The main floor Queen bed bedroom allows easy access for wheelchairs and limited mobility. There are two private bedrooms upstairs. Bedroom 2 has a Queen and single bed. Bedroom 3 has a Queen bed and single bed. This villa can sleep 8 on furnished beds.
The Stables -
1 Queen Bedroom on ground floor with easy access for limited mobility and wheelchairs. The upstairs loft has 3 single beds on the open landing, Bedroom 2 has a King sized bed which can be converted to 2 king singles, and Bedroom 3 is fitted with a Queen and an additional single bed. This villa can sleep 10 on furnished beds and 12 with trundles.
Coming for a concert? Did you know that Rover Coaches will pick your group up (and drop you back to your holiday home) directly from this location? Pretty cool! Cost approx. $20-$25 per person return. You simply need to secure the correct route via the Rover Coaches website and contact them directly to arrange the location pick up.
The Important Stuff
How We Price: The booking price is based on a minimum number of guests. Any guests above this number are chargeable on a per person/per night rate. The system will automatically calculate the correct rate when you enter the required number of guests. Reductions in guest numbers are non-refundable.
Please note: This is a rural property which runs on tank water. Whilst the water is filtered for cooking and bathing, some guests may prefer to bring bottled water for drinking purposes.
Security Deposit: This property requires a $1000 refundable security deposit due no later than 5 days prior to arrival. The value of the bond will be added to the total at the time of booking.
Arrival Details: Access to the property is made easy for you. We will send you an access code just before 2pm on your arrival day via SMS and you will use this code for the duration of your stay.
Linen: 1 set of full bed linens and 1 bath towel per person are supplied. Guests may wish to bring extra towels depending on the length of their stay. Pool/Lake/Beach towels are BYO
Guest Amenities: We are Eco-Friendly - to help reduce wastage, we supply a single bottle of 3in1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash in all showers. In addition, guests are advised to bring their own personal preferred bathroom products/amenities.
Fires and Firewood: Internal wood fireplaces and outdoor fire pits only operate after the NSW Easter School Holidays up to before the NSW September School Holidays in line with NSW state fire restrictions. Please note: we will normally supply enough firewood, kindling & fire-starters for between 1-2 nights of your stay. For guests wishing to have additional fires, we suggest BYO Firewood, Kindling, and Starters which can be easily purchased from the local service stations.
No Party Policy: All reservations operate under a Strict No-Party & Non-Excessive Noise Policy as prescribed in the NSW Short-Term Letting Legislation and Local Council Laws. This property is in a Residential Area. Failure to comply can put the security bond into jeopardy and may lead to police-assisted eviction and/or extra charges being levied. We hate to have to note this but the reality is that so far this year we have had to evict 3 groups for overstacking/bad/anti-social behavior.
Extra Guests / Visitors: The number of people nominated on your booking is the maximum number of people that are allowed to be on the property at any one time, including visitors. Visitors may be requested and if approved must be approved in writing with Weekenda staff. Simply put, if Mum and Dad want to come over for a BBQ then we are likely to approve. If 10 extra people want to stop by we are unlikely to approve, which could put your booking at risk. We will always try to be reasonable with reasonable people within property constraints and House Rules.
Cameras and Noise Monitoring: Please note that it is highly likely that we have installed a Wi-Fi Security Camera at the Front Entrance (and sometimes rear of the property) We are progressively rolling these out through every property in 2022/2023
Guest Registration / ID Check : Weekenda requires every guest to complete and sign an electronic guest registration prior to arrival which will ask for photo ID i.e. a copy of your Drivers Licence or Passport. The primary booker will also be required to complete a list with the guests names and actual mobile numbers. In the event we are unable to reach the primary booker, it is very important we can get a hold of other guests. These documents will be deleted after your departure. Access Codes are only released to Registered and Verified Guests.
Insurance: As always, but ever so more due to recent times, we strongly encourage any holidaymakers to obtain a very inexpensive 3rd Party Domestic Travel Insurance Policy to cover you for all manners of matters which may restrict travel. This is particularly helpful for things like Hunter Valley Concert cancellations, Covid or Medical and Other Emergencies for which we don't provide refunds, and anything which falls under our standard Terms & Conditions irrespective of the reason. We suggest reviewing policies with 'Cover-More' or 'Travel Insurance Direct' or 'Insureandgo'
This property is managed by Weekenda, a licensed real estate. Weekenda staff are available 7 days a week to assist from your initial enquiry through to your departure and everything in between.
We look forward to having you stay with us.
STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-6536