Sean, August 2023
From the moment you drive in to this spectacular estate you are made to feel welcome and valued. After a short walk around the dam we were shown to our seats on the verandah by a friendly and entertaining host who walked us through some of the Hunter Valley's best wines. From history to wine tasting techniques there was nothing off limits as our taste buds were guided through this sometimes hilarious experience! I'd strongly recommend leaving an hour for this tasting to get the full experience. The cheese pairings were spot on as well, and our lack of wine knowledge was met with humour and compassion. We can't wait to visit again 🥂.
Michelle, June 2023
Host Danielle was wonderful, cabin was clean, cozy, location perfect.My friend and I loved our stay at McCaffrey's Estate which was perfect for our long weekend getaway. The cabin was what we imagined, had everything, clean, cute and so cozy especially with the fireplace on cold nights. They also have their own winery to visit and taste. The host Danielle was so lovely, welcoming which made us feel so at home with a lovely bottle of wine, bacon, eggs and bread for breakfast the next morning. The position of McCaffrey's was in a perfect location, still close to all shops, wineries, attractions etc., but still had that beautiful quiet nature country feeling. If you are looking for that quiet relaxing atmosphere, I would recommend McCaffrey's.
Kelley, April 2023
Relaxing - didn’t disappointBeautiful clean little cottage with everything you could require. Lovely deck to enjoy the vineyard views while relaxing with our meal and drinks. The breakfast hamper was generous and appreciated. Nice hot shower too!
Michelle, April 2023
Danielle and Declan’s private cottages are beautiful getaways and central to the wineries. They were both extremely welcoming whilst allowing privacy. The cottages contain everything you need for a dream break away. The scenery is beautiful and cottage is really cosy. We will 100% be returning and recommending to friends. There onsite cellar door had one of the best wines we tried in the hunter! Thank you again for an amazing stay.
Lauren, March 2023
Lovely cellar door + great place to stay. Took part in the wine tasting on our first day in Hunter Valley. Had booked into one of the cottages too, so was great to have our first tipple so close to home after the drive up. Tasting room was very cute, we tried a variety of wines and (despite having multiple favourites amongst the group!), top of the list for me was the Verdelho. Loved the afternoon tasting and it was great meeting and chatting to Danielle later on too - super chilled Cellar Door experience and an amazing place to stay. Will be back!
Cynthia, February 2023
We booked here because we had a wedding to attend. I have to say that I think this is by far the best accommodation I have visited in the Hunter so far. Both the cottage and the service was exemplary. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Leem, July 2022
Magical Weekend in the Hunter.We were thrilled with our little cottage at McCaffrey's Estate, even before we arrived Danielle was helping us with planning our weekend away, the information we received was helpful as we navigated our plans....the cottage was well appointed, clean and comfortable, wood stacked for the fire and fire pit, even breakfast supplies and a lovely bottle of wine...best decision we made was to head straight over to do a McCaffrey's wine tasting...exceptional and set the bar high for the other vineyards we were to visit.Thoroughly recommend staying here as a couple, with friends (like us) or even a family...we will be back!
TV, May 2022
We visited McCaffrey's Estate last weekend. What an exceptional cellar door experience!!!!!!! We were greeted by the most welcoming of hosts, the warm family feel of the cellar door far exceed any others we had been to over the weekend. Throughout our tasting the information provided not only of their own wines but also the region was excellent we left very well informed. The best cellar door experience by far and the wines AMAZING. We will be back.
Glen, April 2022
This was our first stay here in the 2 bedroom self contained cottage. Both Danielle and Declan are amazing hosts. The accommodation was child friendly and allowed us to relax with our 18 month old daughter. Beautiful location with stunning views. In particular overlooking the dam and vineyards from the back deck often with Kangaroos in full sight. Our daughter loved the chickens, ducks and pool. This place is a hidden gem! Wines are also amazing and we will certainly be back
Jade, May 2021
Location, location, location!!! The cottage was not only located in a perfect position to be close to everything - it was super close to the wedding that we were attending at Ironbark Hill. The pillows were super comfy. The owners, Danielle and Declan were extremely welcoming - Danielle even called a day before to explain how to get there and say hi! #customerservice The breakfast provided was just a cherry on top! It was beautiful being able to have breakfast, looking out into the rows and rows of vines! Thank you McCaffrey’s!
Thuy Huong, February 2021
It was a nice weekend with the family. The staff were welcoming sharing big box of toys with our child. They came to greet us even though we arrived when it was dark. The breakfast hamper was lovely and enjoyable as was walking down to feed the ducks and chooks behind the property. Thank you for a lovely stay!
Will, January 2021
Im hesitant to give a good review. We want to keep this place a secret for just us! Such a great stay. The place is amazing and we loved it. It is so homely and cosy. The grounds are fantastic for a walk. The pool is awesome. Our kids loved it. Danielle was polite, efficient and a super host. The little touches of bacon, fresh farm eggs, bread and milk and cereal selection were so generous and unexpected. The location is also a major major plus. Right amoungst the action of Hermitage rd. Many vinyards within walking distance. You wont be disappointed.