Testimonials

Rachael, May 2021


The location & grounds are beautiful and serene. Danielle & Declan are lovely, exactly the sort of people that should be running a business like this. We felt like we were staying in a cottage on a friend's property. The cottage is very spacious, lots of wood for the log fire, clean, comfy beds and bacon, eggs, milk, cereal & bread left for breakfast. Their wine tasting was also better than any of the ones on our tour.

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.

Scott, February 2020


Absolutely outstanding. Danielle goes over and above to make you feel welcome. The cottage was perfect and has all the amenities you need. With a view of the vineyards. You can sit back relax and enjoy a glass or two whilst watching the roos in the back vineyards while the sun slowly sets.

Tracey, July 2020


A great location for a romantic getaway. Experiencing the sun setting over the vines with a glass of McCaffrey's Estate sparkling wine was magical. Merlot Cottage was cosy and it was great snuggling up together in front of the log fire. The hospitality shown by Danielle and Declan was first class.

Meg, July 2020


McCaffrey’s Estate is a must stay in the Hunter. If travelling with kids, this place is the place to be! Our kids loved the wide open spaces, chickens and ducks, veggie patch and riding their bikes through the stunning vineyards. Danielle is an incredible host and has thought of everything! All the little extras such as fresh farm eggs, bread, milk and bacon and cereals on arrival so you don’t have to think about breakfast! The cottage has everything you need and we loved sitting by the fire of an evening having a glass or two of McCaffreys finest! It was hands down the best place in the Hunter we have stayed at with kids. Happy kids equal happy parents so it was a win win for all! Can’t wait to go back and stay again at McCaffreys Estate!

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

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

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.

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.

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 🙂

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

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.

 

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 🙂 🙂