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 (couples-only) 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 (heated all year round), 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.
Quite apart from the opportunity to sample wine or go mountain biking, bush walking or hot air ballooning, the retreat is a short drive from speciality cheese and chocolate factories, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, concert venues and antique stores. And for the less energetic, total relaxation can be found within the retreat on a comfy daybed beside your very own heated swimming pool.
We are constantly in wonderment of the stunning Congewai Valley views, the mesmeric night skies and the abundance of native birds that grace our garden; just a few of the reasons why we're confident you'll relish your time with us.