Attractions

A holiday retreat to Englewood Ridge offers more than just luxurious accommodation, scenic views and a laid back, country atmosphere. Enjoy everything the Hunter Valley has to offer, with attractions from wine tasting tours to scenic flights – or perhaps even a round of golf. Whatever your passion or hobby, it’s all within easy reach while staying at Englewood Ridge.

Wines

Hunter Valley wine makers have been perfecting their art since the early 1800s, and the local region is famous throughout the world for its unique, first class produce. Our Englewood Ridge house accommodation is located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country and offers an ideal opening and atmosphere to base your next wine tasting tour or holiday.

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Breweries

As well as vineyards, the Hunter Valley is also home to several family oriented breweries, such as Potter’s Brewery in Cessnock and the relatively new Blue Tongue brewery in Pokolbin, whose superb ales have been released to critical acclaim the world over.

Scenic Flights

Scenic flights leave Rutherford, Cessnock and Pokolbin and offer a truly breath taking opportunity to take in the rolling hills and pristine, uniquely Australian bush land environment in all its glory. For those seeking a bit of adventure, the option exists to take a biplane, helicopter, or a Hot Air Balloon. And for the real thrill seeker, Action Aerobatics even offer acrobatic flights!

Assorted Beers in a Flight Ready for Tasting
Scenic Flights - Golf Pick

Sports

The Hunter Valley offers numerous country sporting opportunities. The region hosts several outstanding golf and country clubs, as well as numerous other outdoor activities such as mountain biking tours and hiking.

Galleries

It’s not surprising that the inspirational and naturally beautiful accommodation Hunter Valley is home to some of the best photographers and artists worldwide, including internationally celebrated landscape photographer, Ken Duncan.

Visit the  Hunter Valley Wine Country website for a detailed list of wineries.

Sports - Outdoor
Galleries - Art lovers viewing local gallery art exhibit.

Experience Lovedale Hunter Valley

Lovedale Hunter Valley is fabulous for wine lovers. There are wonderful places to eat where cuisine complements excellent local wines, boutique wineries and many other attractions located nearby in tranquil surroundings. For those attracted to golf there are nearby golf courses of different levels.

During the 3rd weekend in May, the area hosts the iconic Lovedale Long Lunch – a festival of wine, food, music and art at Lovedale wineries.

Whether you are looking for a quiet spot for two or a place to relax with a group of friends think of Lovedale as your own private vineyard and enjoy a delicious voyage of discovery.

Lovedale Restaurants & Cafés

  • St Clements Estate Restaurant – across Talga Road and down a few hundred meters from Englewood Ridge
  • Wandin Valley Estate Cafe – next door to Englewood Ridge on Talga Road
  • Leaves and Fishes – Lovedale Road
  • Amandas on the Edge Restaurant – Wine Country Drive
  • Red Salt Restauarant @ Crowne Plaza
  • Majors Lane Restaurant – Majors Lane
  • Emersons @ Adina – Lovedale Road
  • Tatler Tapas – Lovedale Road
  • The Deck Café @ Gartelmann Wines – Lovedale Road
  • Sabor Tea Room – Wilderness Road
  • You can also organize onsite delivery of catered meals
lovedale cafes and restaurants

Lovedale Wineries & Vineyards

  • Allandale Winery – Lovedale Road
  • Capercaillie Winery – Lovedale Road
  • Wandin Valley Estate Winery – Wilderness Road
  • Saltire – Wilderness Road
  • Gartelmann Wines – Lovedale Road
  • Tatler Wines – Lovedale Road
  • Domaine de Binet – Lovedale Road
  • Emma’s Cottage Vineyard – Wilderness Road
  • Sandalyn Wilderness Estate – Wilderness Road
  • Adina Cellar Door – Lovedale Road

Hunter Valley Golf Courses

  • Crowne Plaza Golf Course
  • Cypress Lakes Golf Course
  • The Vintage Golf Course
  • Cessnock Golf Club
  • The Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Other Activities and Attractions

  • Ogishi Craft Centre
  • Adina Olive Centre & Olive Mill
  • Emma’s Cottage Gallery
  • Wine Country Ballooning
  • Balloon Safaris
  • Hunter Valley Horse Riding Adventures
  • Hunter Valley Cycling
  • Hunter Valley Trikes
  • Slattery Helicopter Charter”

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Testimonials

  • Mike the owner went out of his way to be hopeful and kind - and the dogs loved it! Great location and lovely fire - highly recommended for a weekend in the Hunter …

    Elaine, August, 2020

  • Amazing stay! Mike was an absolute pleasure to deal with leading up to our stay, very helpful and accommodating. Our group of 10 had an amazing stay in this beautiful home in the heart of the Hunter. Will definitely look at returning!

    Claire, July, 2020

  • Absolutely fantastic hosts and locations. Close to everything and super comfy Mike was instantly contactable and made sure our stay was enjoyable. The home is well stocked, new dish clothes supplied and spotlessly cleaned. Would love to stay again

    Dave, July, 2020

  • A magical country getaway A beautifully kept, well-loved and welcoming holiday home. Perfectly located for long walks, bike-riding and wine-tasting. Generous and hospitable hosts. Accommodated two families of four and our two dogs very comfortably. We will definitely be back!!

    Susan, July, 2020

  • Great stay! Great space for kids to run and play and good location to explore the region. Thanks Mike!

    Susannah, July, 2020