Shah Family, August 2019
From the cozy fireplace to the quaint bedrooms, staying in this cottage has been a magical pleasure. We enjoyed strolls around the surrounding forest where we caught glimpses of kangaroos, and loved playing music and singing alongside the fireplace through the useful music system. We’ve made many memories in this beautiful cottage and were able to get some well-needed family time. Our stay has been enjoyable and we will surely recommend this scenic place to friends and family. Cannot wait to come back
Girls Weekend, June 2019
We can't wait to return! Thank you for such a wonderful stay - we truly had the best time. The wine and the breakfast provisions were so unexpected and kind. Hope we weren't too loud! Thank you!
Darren, January 2019
We just stayed at the Estate in the Cabernet Cottage and it was fantastic! It is like home away from home and we were greeted with fresh veggies from the garden, eggs from the chooks and bacon as well as cereals, bread and milk 😃 Danielle was a great host and the cottage itself was clean and fresh. There were some toys and games for kids which is a great idea. The location is also great as it is situated near all the local vineyards, Hunter Valley Gardens (with the Christmas lights) The pool was fantastic in the hot weather and perfect to cool off. We had some friendly kangaroos pay a visit while we were there as well. I would highly recommend a stay here to anyone wanting a great break away. Oh and I almost forgot the complimentary bottle of wine was very nice as well 👍 10/10 Danielle
Charlotte, January 2019
Beautiful cottage with plenty of space and delightful touches. Bottle of wine, bacon, bread and milk really set you up well for a relaxing stay. Loved using the pool, outside bbq and the views were stunning- right in the vineyard with 2 kangaroos outside the window for company! Just perfect for us 4 adults.
Simon, December 2018
The Merlot cottage at McCafferies Estate is a perfect base in the middle of wine country in the Hunter Valley . Comfortable beds , large space perfect for 2 couples, great pool overlooking the vineyard and the finishing touches of complimentary bottle of their own wine. Would love to stay again !
Josko, October 2018
What a beautiful spot for a long weekend getaway. Quaint and cosy little cottage literally in the vines. Danielle was awesome: quick communication, check in was easy, really nice touch to have a brekky hamper and a bottle of their own wine on arrival! Cottage was perfect for our requirements, simple but very cosy and well maintained. Nice fire to warm ourselves in the evenings. Our 2 young boys had a ball wandering around the expansive property, checking out the chooks, roos and playing with the resident dogs. We loved the warm sunrise on front porch with the papers and a cuppa and stunning sunsets over the vines on the back verandah with a glass of wine. Great location amongst some great wineries and breweries just a short stroll. Quiet, simple, cosy and a great vibe. Will be back!!
David, Julie & Abby Romagnolo, July 2018
Thank you Danielle, we had a wonderful stay. Hunter Valley was all we had hoped it would be and we will be back! The cottage was perfect and we appreciated the little things to make our stay even better like breakfast, the wine, the fireplace. All the best for the opening of your Cellar Door.
Cassie, Will, Ollie & Ruby, May 2018
We had such a wonderful time during our stay. We loved afternoon walks between the vines and watching the sunset in such a beautiful cottage. We can't wait to come back. Thanks to Danielle, what a lovely family you have.
'The Three Mountain Sisters', Robyn, Barb & Kelly, April 2018
We had a lovely relaxing stay. It was just what we all needed, to feel like we had a break away. Thanks for the delicious bottle of wine that we had sitting outside admiring the skys and listening to the sounds of nature.
Beatrice, January 2018
We were made to feel very welcome. The location is excellent, close to restaurants and a range of vineyards.
Britteny, November 2017
Absolutely beautiful location, beautiful cottage and beautiful service. Loved every second in my 'home away from home'. Wine was amazing and hospitality and everything was lovely. Would definitely recommend and come back again.
Lisa, June 2017
This was a lovely little cottage. Peaceful and cosy. Danielle was a very friendly and helpful host as well
Jasper, November 2016
Absolutely sublime spot in amongst the vines, super clean, great brekkie hamper that lasted us both mornings - and the pool was a great extra!
Cathy, August 2016
I have stayed here on a few occasions in Cabernet cottage and last week in the Merlot cottage. It is such a special place, we had the fire going in the evening after a day of wine, chocolate and cheese tasting. The hosts gave us some great tips on where to go on our tasting trip and we covered quite a few with the highlights being Scarborough winery (complementary cheese plate) and Sandlyn estate with their gorgeous balsamic and oils. Something for everyone and such a great place to stay. I can't wait until I'm able to go back again, soon I hope. Thank you to Declan and Danielle for the supplies you left for breakfasts and the very nice bottle of your Semillon, I'm now a convert
Nessy, July 2016
We recently stayed in the Merlot Cabin, McCaffrey's Estate as two mothers/friends taking our small group of kids up to experience the Hunter Valley Gardens Winter Festival, during these current winter school holidays. From our initial welcome to our reluctant exit from McCaffrey's Estate, I really cannot fault a single thing about our lovely Merlot Cabin during our stay. As a major "germaphobe", my initial observation was how beautiful the spotlessly clean slate floor smelt and looked, and how every surface was impeccably clean. From the convenient location, the extremely generous hamper extras unexpectedly left for us in the fridge for breakfast, complimentary bottle of wine, ground coffee for my coffee obsession, amazing electric blankets, stacked wood for our indoor open fireplace, personalised lighting of said fire as we were unable to do it ourselves (#@!!) ... all the creature comforts you require ... fantastic! ... Thanks so much Danielle and Declan, we will definitely be back 🙂
Lydia, December 2015
From the moment my booking was confirmed Danielle was fantastic with emails and tips to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We arrived late at night and she was there to welcome us. The Cabernet Cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed . The breakfast supplies were more than ample with bacon, eggs, bread, milk, cereals, spreads, tea and coffee. The bottle of wine was a welcome surprise. Amazing views! We even watched fireworks from a nearby concert. The beds were so comfortable and the softest bath towels too. Such a peaceful place to relax and wander the vineyards and in close proximity to wineries, restaurants, cafes and the local sights.
Karen, December 2015
Beautiful peaceful location with vineyards behind. Large cottage with plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen. Complimentary bottle of wine, breakfast provisions including bacon and eggs, loaf of bread, fresh milk, cereals all provided. Well furnished and very comfortable. Area outside to sit and eat and admire the surroundings. We were invited to wander round the vineyard and even took the family dog (Very lovely) with us! A home away from home.
Jennie, November 2015
Loved the additional touches of breakfast in our room and a bottle of the local wine. Also the location was so perfect. we could cycle to 5 or 6 vineyards plus a brewery and lots of lovely restaurants. The bus for Hope Estate concerts picks you up from right outside the hotel so its a perfect spot for any trip to the Hunter Valley. Would definitely come back.
Georgia, October 2015
Danielle The owner was so kind and such a wonderful help. Providing information about the area, things to do, tours etc before we even got there so that we could plan our trip. She was so welcoming upon arrival. The land was so beautiful to walk around. We even received a lovely homely touch of a breakfast hamper to keep us going for the day. I have never met a kinder owner of a property before! Such wonderful customer service. I will be back for sure 🙂 🙂