Whole house
2153 ft²
Pet friendly
Swimming pool

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Featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, ‘Tara-Lee’ is located in Cessnock. The property is 30 miles from Newcastle, and complimentary private parking is offered.

The vacation home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with pool views.

Grill facilities are provided and guests can also relax in the garden, beside the outdoor swimming pool, or on the sun terrace.

Maitland is 17 miles from the vacation home, while Morisset is 20 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 37 miles from ‘Tara-Lee’.

‘Tara-Lee’ has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 31, 2018

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Karen and John

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Karen and John
'Tara-Lee' is a beautiful, historic home and walking through its front door is truly a unique step back in time experience. Built in 1910, it is a magnificent example of Australian Federation architecture. Beautifully restored, it boasts traditional elegance and original features alongside contemporary living conveniences. It is the perfect location for your Hunter Valley get-away. It is close to concert venues, wineries and the Hunter Valley Gardens. This superior property is conveniently located on Convent Hill and within very close walking distance to the Cessnock town centre. 'Tara-Lee' is ideal for 1 to 9 guests for short or long stays. Enjoy its private and quiet garden, BBQ, verandas and in-ground salt water pool while outside and enjoy its fireplace, large, well-equipped kitchen, smart TV with surround sound and beautiful decor while inside. The property is fully fenced and pet-friendly. Guests receive a complimentary bottle of local wine and chocolates on arrival. We know you will enjoy your stay at this stunning home.
We have been hosting since 2013. We absolutely adore this property and have a keen interest in its history (some of which you can read about in the 'Tara-Lee' Information Book), its restoration and upkeep. We love hosting guests, as do the wonderful staff and personnel who help keep the property brilliantly clean, maintained and presented. We welcome you to 'Tara-Lee' and know that you will have a relaxing, peaceful and memorable time staying at this beautiful property.
'Tara-Lee' is located in a quiet and well presented neighborhood on Convent Hill in the centre of Cessnock. Bridges Park is located close by with its amazing play equipment and walking tracks around the hill and into the main street of Cessnock. The area boasts some of Australia's finest wineries with over 180 in the district. There are many unique activities nearby such as flying in a jet fighter or aerobatics flight, ballooning, shopping, enjoying unique desserts at the dessert bar and incredible dining experiences at the many restaurants and cafes. You'll love Cessnock and the Hunter Valley!
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Brokenwood Wines
    5.4 miles
  • Hope Estate Winery
    5.4 miles
  • Hunter Valley Gardens
    5.7 miles
  • Audrey Wilkinson Winery
    5.8 miles
  • Tyrrell's Wines
    6.6 miles
  • Keith Tulloch Wine
    9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant 221
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Lots
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Newcastle Airport
    27.6 miles
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Amenities of ‘Tara-Lee’
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Wired internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Walk-in closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Laundry
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
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2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Until 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
2+ years
Extra bed by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 crib and 1 extra bed available on request.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by Booking.com

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

License number: PID-STRA-5797

FAQs about ‘Tara-Lee’

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at ‘Tara-Lee’ on this page.

  • ‘Tara-Lee’ offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Swimming pool
    • Cooking class
    • Horseback riding

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at ‘Tara-Lee’ on this page.

  • Check-in at ‘Tara-Lee’ is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • ‘Tara-Lee’ is 1,300 feet from the center of Cessnock.

  • ‘Tara-Lee’ can accommodate this group size:

    • 9 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at ‘Tara-Lee’ may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • ‘Tara-Lee’ has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at ‘Tara-Lee’ on this page.

  • Yes, ‘Tara-Lee’ is popular with guests booking family stays.