165 Congewai Road, 2325 Paxton, Australia –
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 19 reviews)
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Dotted with historic country towns and lavishly carpeted with some of the oldest vineyards in Australia, the Hunter Valley is the ideal destination for romantic getaways, family breaks, gourmet food and premium wines. Mandalay Villas is a privately owned retreat, nestled in five acres at the foothills of the Broken Back Mountain Range 15 minutes from the Hunter wineries. By combining the tranquility of the Australian countryside with luxurious self-contained accommodation, our two villas provide a secluded haven where guests can kick back and escape the hustle and bustle of city life with no fear of interruption. Your hosts, Simon and Toni, have lived and travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the USA and carefully integrated their collection of art, books and object d’art into the villas at Mandalay. Guests will not only be able to enjoy these but also a selection of modern amenities, including private swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens, flat screen TVs, reverse cycle air-conditioners, log fires (seasonal), blue tooth sound systems, barbecues, spa baths and an extensive DVD library.
Welcome to Mandalay Villas where Simon & Toni own and operate self-contained villas. Their backgrounds are in advertising and customer service. They relish living in the seclusion of the Congewai Valley on 10 acres of land as it allows them to pursue their passion for horses and horse riding. The views from the property are breathtaking and the night skies something to behold.
HUNTER VALLEY THE BIG PICTURE The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine producing region and one of the most famous, with approximately 2,000 hectares under vines. Situated 160 km north of Sydney it’s hardly surprising that vines for commercial use were being planted as far back as the early 1800s. Wine in barrels could be barged by river to the open ocean for onward transportation to coastal colonies like Sydney Cove. This made the Hunter River vitally important to many industries in the area as it provided deep water access all the way to the township of Singleton and beyond. The vineyards of Pokolbin, Mount View and Allandale, with their rich volcanic soils tended by entrepreneurial vignerons, are also the focus of a thriving and growing tourism industry, Household names like Lindeman, Wyndham and Tyrrell all find sanctuary in the Hunter. A varied selected range of wines can only be purchased from certain wineries, although the most familiar – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz and Verdelho – are to be found in nearly all. The best vintages for both red and white include 1979, ’83, ’96 and ’99.
Languages spoken: French, English
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Property surroundings –
Audrey Wilkinson Winery8.8 miles
Brokenwood Wines10.1 miles
Hunter Valley Gardens10.2 miles
Tyrrell's Wines10.2 miles
Hope Estate Winery10.8 miles
Keith Tulloch Wine13 miles
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto19.3 miles
Restaurants and markets
Daniel's Restaurant3.7 miles
Woolies Supermarket6.2 miles
Cessnock Market6.2 miles
Broken Back Mountain Range Mountain2.5 miles
Newcastle Airport33.3 miles
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- Lower bathroom sink
- Higher level toilet
- Toilet with grab rails
- Wheelchair accessible
- Adult only
- Air conditioning
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
Sit back and relax
- BBQ facilities
Pool and wellness
- Swimming pool
- Fence around pool
- Sun umbrellas
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Pool cover
- Pool/beach towels
- Heated pool
- Pool with view
- Outdoor pool (all year)
- Outdoor pool
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Massage (Additional charge)
Pets are not allowed.
- Horse riding (Additional charge)
- Hiking Off-site
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Packed lunches
- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secured parking
- Bikes available (free)
Entertainment and family services
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
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14:00 - 21:00
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09:30 - 10:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Please inform Mandalay Villas in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.