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“Great Place to Re-connect with Your Busy Family”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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BERNA P
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place to Re-connect with Your Busy Family”
Reviewed 14 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Silky Oak Cottage is located in the quieter end of the Valley but walking distance to some lovely wineries and eateries (though walking at night would be a challenge as there is little light). The property is inviting from the driveway and does not disappoint when you enter. It has been decorated with a great deal of thought. Beds and bedding were great - we slept like logs. Kitchen had everything that you need (except a dishwasher - but that's not a deal breaker). I cannot stop raving about how clean this place is - their housekeepers must be OCD it that good. We were a family of 5 adults (parents and older kids and partner) and we spent quality time walking the grounds, playing board games, drinking, talking all without the background noise that we live with in Sydney. Loved it.

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Liked best: The peaceful setting, the quaint styling of the cottage
Liked least: no dishwasher and a pool or spa would have been nice in the heat
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for your great review Bernadette and we're so glad you and your family enjoyed a relaxing escape weekend at Silky Oak Cottage. You're welcome again, any time.
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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SydneyBir...
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“All good.....apart from”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Silky Oak is a very relaxing place to stay set in a lovely area of the Hunter, secluded and set back off the road. Horses in the next paddock for the kids to feed is an added bonus. The house has all of the mod cons you need and is great for summer or winter.
The only downside was coming out in the morning to find my new car covered in sap from the large tree in the parking area. A run through the car wash failed to dislodge the sap.
Just a warning to beware of where you park, apart from that everything else was fine.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Feb 2016
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed Silky Oak but so sorry to hear about your car. We've not had a similar comment before but do appreciate you letting us know of your experience. We hope to welcome you again.
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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Meredith4...
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely quaint cottage”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I stayed at Silky Oak Cottage, Pokolbin for a weekend with my husband and 4 good friends. We were celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. It was a delightful place to stay. The cottage was very comfortable and very nicely furnished and well stocked! The beds were very comfortable. It was in a beautiful location, very quiet and country, surrounded by paddocks and horses. Although it was very secluded and quiet, it was close to all the local attractions! I would totally recommend it to others and would be very happy return for a visit!

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Liked best: Lovely quiet location and verandah's surrounding the house
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Feb 2016
Hi Meredtih and thank you for your review. Glad you had a great celebratory weekend at Silky Oak. You're welcome again any time!
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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lauradono...
Randwick, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed with a group of 7 friends at Silky Oak and could not fault one thing. Amazing house and location, close to the wineries and on beautiful grounds.
BBQ area was perfect and big enough for everyone to sit in comfortably. Really enjoyed our time here and will definitely be back!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sydney
Reviewed 18 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Management Response
18 Jan 2014
Hi Matt. Thanks for your lovely comments. Silky Oak is a lovely little cottage and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay there. We hope to welcome you again soon Matt.
The team @ Stays in the Vines
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