Testimonials

What Our Guests Say

Nice location to unwind. Beautiful view and it is refreshing to see kangaroos feeding in the morning

Alison, June, 2021

Mike's place is lovely - spacious and accommodating for a large family group and dogs, and with everything you would want for a weekend away. Beautifully situated - it feels out of the hustle and bustle, and yet is very close to it all. Mike was very kind and very helpful with getting everything organised. We would love to come back and stay again.

Donna, April 2021

We had a wonderful Easter at the house, spending time with friends and fur-friends. Thankfully the weather was still warm enough for the kids to brave the pool, and the adults under duress! Plenty of room for everyone or time out if needed and close to all the best of the Hunter region if you can be bothered leaving the house to explore

Michael, March, 2021

A nice place to visit the wineries and enjoy the hunter

Amelia, January, 2021

The property is very clean, tidy, spacious and beautiful.It’s a beautiful big house with a beautiful view. There are so many comfortable bed options. Our group of 7 had more than enough room. The linen, beds and pillows were all great quality and extremely comfortable. We loved the two living rooms, massive kitchen with absolutely everything you could think of, the three bathrooms and outdoor area. Often when we go away, there is not enough cutlery and crockery for all of us. It was a very pleasant surprise for us that there was more than enough of everything you could need in a kitchen. The huge dining table was also big enough for all of us to sit at together. The fire place and wood pile were also very well received. We truly had the loveliest time there. We have already started to plan our next adventure to Englewood. The owner, Mike was warm, friendly, helpful and very informative of what to do in the area.

Lynn Jan, 2021

Beautiful property, homely house, pool, view, walking distance to Wandin winery, and Mike the host was extremely helpful and has great communication skills. Highly recommended.

Hugh, December, 2020

Hi Mike, thank you for letting us use your home, we had a really great time. Fantastic setting, beautiful views and so peaceful. The house was certainly big enough for us all and everyone remarked at how well equipped the kitchen was. The pool was a real winner in that awful heatwave so was used a lot. Very refreshing. The house was so close to everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again so thank you once again.

Pam, December, 2020

Truly Excellent

Kane, November, 2020

Great place located in the hunter valley. Close to wineries, golf courses and the view is amazing from the back deck. Mike 's communication was great and provided all the info needed to have a great time away.

Gavin, November, 2020

We had the most relaxing time. Mike was amazing to communicate with. The house was well centered to the vineyards - especially being able to walk to Wandin Estate!! The dog loved the space to just run and the boys loved riding down the hill and swimming in the pool. Whole heartedly recommend this property to anyone considering a stay in the Hunter.

Sally, October, 2020

The house was fantastic for families and groups. We were a family (3 generations) of 6 plus dog but it is also perfect for larger groups as there are two large sitting areas and two dining areas, plus two sofa beds if required. Having 3 bathrooms is definitely a plus. Very nicely furnished with great artwork. The pool was great as it was 33 degrees when we arrived! Having 25 acres to roam plus kangaroos in the morning and at dusk pretty hard to beat! I had a few questions about the area and the house and Mike went out of his way to respond very quickly, plus contacting others to provide info I requested. Lovedale is the perfect location. The house was perfect for our dinners, because in the Hunter many restaurants aren’t open every night for dinner. Lunches we enjoyed included the ploughman’s platter at Wandin with a great Rose and Blanc de Blanc (right next door), The Deck Cafe at Gartelmann Wines, Muse Kitchen at Keith Tulloch Wines and Leaves & Fishes in Lovedale Road. The Binorrie Dairy is a wonderful shop for cheese, olive oil, caramelised vinegar, charcuterie and wooden trays. Tatler is a lovely family run winery with most of their wines named after family, friends and even a dog. We also love Lake’s Folly. And Hanging Tree has great atmosphere and is quite quirky and picturesque. Our grandsons enjoyed the giant chess set there (although you can’t play at the moment because of Covid). We really recommend a stay at Englewood Ridge when in the Hunter.

Barbara, October, 2020

Hi Mike, We are having the most lovely time! Did a wine tasting at Wandin - perfect walking distance!! We had a fire last night and it was perfect. BBQ tonight!! Thanks again

Sarah, September, 2020

We’ve just enjoyed another fabulous weekend at Englewood Ridge. Lovely house with all amenities enabling wonderful family breakfast cookups and drinks round the fire after a day exploring the region. Excellent location with everything nearby! Mike and Louise have provided every comfort and we look forward to our next visit.

Marilyn, August, 2020

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

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

Relaxing place to stay in the beautiful Hunter. The fire place and view were lovely. The kangaroos in the backyard and bird life were amazing. Nothing not to like. The owners have thought of everything.

KG, July, 2020

Absolutely fantastic hosts and locations. Close to everything and super comfy.

Sharon, July, 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

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

Loved this place! Has everything you need and plenty of room for everyone! Our girls weekend was awesome

Serena, March, 2020

Relaxing. Perfectly placed to get around the region easily. Stunning views from the deck.

David, January, 2020

This well appointed house had everything we needed and the swimming pool was a big hit with everyone in the group! We enjoyed wandering the 25 acres…The sunsets were wonderful to watch while sitting on the deck overlooking the Dividing Range!

Jillian, January, 2020

Thanks for your hospitality. You do have a beautiful piece of the Hunter. Now it's time to head back to the reality of work…

David, January, 2020

We had the pleasure of staying at Mike and Louise's place and we are really glad we did. It was a lovely escape with our children and dogs who all enjoyed everything the property had to offer. They even went above and beyond by supplying a lovely smelling pine tree for our Christmas celebrations, fantastic hosts nothing was a problem. We’ll be back!

Vanessa, December, 2019

Had a great time at Lovedale. Pool was a great extra feature, plenty of beds and space…Great communication with the owners…We will be back!

Penny, December, 2019

Our stay at Englewood was brilliant. We wanted for nothing as the house was so well equipped. Close enough to the winerys but not right in the middle of it, so peaceful. The pool was excellent for a cool down after a hot Hunter day. Mike was so helpful and contact was always open and easy.

Lisa, November, 2019

Great place to retreat from the city. I held a small work function there and I had absolutely no complaints from all colleagues. The place was very clean with the outside area a particular delight.

Alexander, November, 2019

I just gave it a 10 out of 10 on stayz. The place was a big hit with my work mates. Very clean and the outside area was a hit!

Alex, November, 2019

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the house. I have never stayed somewhere with kitchen so well appointed! 9.5 out of 10

Jacqui, November, 2019

"We loved our stay at Mike's place. It was plenty big enough for 8 people and had everything we needed. The view over the trees was beautiful and the swimming pool was a definite bonus. I hope we can stay again."

Thalia P., October, 2019

"Englewood Ridge 5/5. Fantastic accommodation for a group of friends or a large family. Everything you need is there, don’t need to bring a thing, (except your food). Very comfortable for a group to stay. Plenty of bathrooms, very comfy beds and plenty of room to entertain inside or outside. Very peaceful, quiet and relaxing, with beautiful views and kangaroos in the back paddock. Would be perfect for winter, with a cosy fireplace in the relaxing lounge / dinning area or in summer with air conditioning and pool. Our group of 10 had a extremely enjoyable and very comfortable three days at Englewood Ridge and we would definitely stay there again."

Ruth A., October, 2019

"Had a lovely time celebrating my 30th Birthday with some friends at Englewood Ridge. House was perfect with lots of space, and the location was fabulous - close to so many vineyards! We also enjoyed the serenity in the morning looking out the back deck with some kangaroos visiting too! Would definitely recommend staying here :)"

Melissa C., October, 2019

'Mike is a fantastic host. Took the time to send through some details on local events that were on, explained things about the house before we arrived & was available if we needed any assistance. The house is a good size for groups with plenty of room for socialising. Best of all the property is within meters of one of the local wedding venues which was very convenient. Recommended!’

Aron T., October, 2019

"We are a group of ten school teachers who chose Englewood Ridge for our annual getaway.  It was a great choice! The home is large and spacious but still cosy and comfortable. It is in a fantastic position, close to many wonderful  cafes and restaurants. We particularly liked the Deck Cafe. Mike was a very attentive and kind host- giving us many wonderful suggestions and advice. The home was well equipped, clean and beautifully decorated. We would highly recommend Englewood Ridge for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend away from Sydney."

Raelene N., August, 2019

Mike is a fantastic host. Took the time to send through some details on local events that were on, explained things about the house before we arrived & was available if we needed any assistance. The house is a good size for groups with plenty of room for socialising. Best of all the property is within meters of one of the local wedding venues which was very convenient. Recommended!

Aron, October, 2019

The photos don't do it justice, this house exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 7 women (and 2 daschunds) and the house was just perfect for us. Spotlessly clean, super cosy (we lit the fire every night) and the kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of everything to see us through the weekend. Great location in the heart of Lovedale. Would highly recommend!

Viginia, June, 2019

Beautiful views and plenty of room for the extended family. We enjoyed watching the kangaroos and other animals.

Deborah, June, 2019

Great location, great property for a getaway or family holiday. We enjoyed our celebration here.

Emily, February, 2019

A beautiful space that is tremendously well appointed. With 4 adults and 4 children we had more space than we needed for a weekend of RnR and separation from the noisy children!  The saltwater pool, which is shaded by a tree for most of the morning, is a boon in summer, and the effective air conditioning made bearable the 46 degree heat of our stay. Mike is an amazing host who could not have helped us more, we will certainly be returning.

Selena, February, 2019

This was a fabulous location! We enjoyed watching all the kangaroos grazing and a dip in the pool.

John, February, 2019

This well appointed house and property was just what our group needed for some R & R!

Joel, February, 2019

Good place for big groups. Perfect location to explore the Hunter region. Andres

Andres

We absolutely loved Mike’s place. It was perfect for our weekend away in the Hunter Valley, situated a short drive from some amazing vineyards. Mike was also a great host, providing plenty of information prior to our trip. Thomas

Thomas

Mike was excellent and prepared! We had the best stay and the property is STUNNING!  Definitely recommend!   Sam

Sam

Great location. Mike was extremely helpful and made our stay carefree. Definitely will go again! Lauren

Lauren

Exceptional! We will be back Niamh

Niamh

Fantastic place, I would definitely recommend it to others. · The house was very comfortable and really well equipped. We had a great time here as a family of 6 plus dog! Robert L

Robert L

We had a great stay at Englewood Ridge, it was quiet, very well equipped and large enough to cater for our extended family. The location provides easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and the Hunter Valley Gardens which we enjoyed. Thanks James M

James M

We booked as a family group ranging in age from 2 years to over 70 - house worked brilliantly with children able to have naps in bedroom wing while other guests still able to socialise without worrying about waking them. Fabulous views over Hunter Valley. Regular visits from kangaroos. House is very well equipped and you will not find a more hospitable or thoughtful host. Well done Mike & Louise. We will definitely be back. Had the most wonderful time. Thank you again Jill B

Jill B

The house offered great comfort during both cooler and hot days. The pool was great to cool down and the deck was great for the adults who thoroughly enjoyed the view with kangaroos at our doorstep. And even our pets had a great time with plenty of room to run and a fenced area to keep them close by. The kitchen is great with every utensil you can think of. The two seating/TV rooms came handy for when adults and kids needed their own space and the air conditioning in these was an absolute must in the high 30s temperature days! Mike is a thoughtful host that certainly made sure we were looked after. Carolina

Carolina

We were impressed with everything about Englewood Ridge. The house and surrounds were immaculate resulting in a very relaxing and enjoyable getaway. A big thank you to both Mike and Louise for opening their home to us. Mike went above and beyond to ensure our stay would be a great one. I would highly recommend Englewood Ridge to everyone I know and I hope that one day we can have the opportunity to do it again. Sandra

Sandra

Wonderful. The home is exactly as described by the website. We had a lovely family Christmas here. Great location. The house is huge, comfortable, restful and clean, and allowed us to cook at home throughout our stay in either the fantastic kitchen or bbq, or both. The pool was as lovely bonus given it was 45 degrees for most of our stay. Oh, and the air conditioner worked a treat, so much so we nicknamed the house the fridge! Thanks Mike. We'll be back in Winter. My Mum and Aunt will be in contact soon too!

Trish, December, 2018

This is a spacious, well furnished and fitted house with lots of thoughtful extras. We booked from the UK and it was perfect for us and our grandchildren. We had a lovely pool and 25 acres of natural bush to explore, full of birds and kangaroos., Although very quiet and peaceful we had easy access to supermarkets, wineries and the cheese and chocolate shops - we will worry about the calories when we get home. Thank you Mike and Louise and we very much hope to visit again.

Patricia, December, 2018

Everything was neat and well prepared by the owner. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay.

Stefanie

The place was fantastic with many wild kangaroo. I do recommend this house for 7-8 people.

Lin

The location was amazing, as were you the hosts!

Grace

Great location! Mike was extremely helpful and made our stay carefree. Definitely will go again!

Lauren

We absolutely loved Mike’s place. It was perfect for our weekend away in the Hunter Valley, situated a short drive from some amazing vineyards. Mike was also a great host, providing plenty of information prior to our trip.

Thomas W.

Mike was excellent and prepared! We had the best stay and the property is STUNNING! Definitely recommend!

Sam R.

Our experience was fantastic. Mike was always available, and helpful with any questions. 10/10 would stay again

Grace, October, 2018

Englewood Ridge has become a wonderful ‘home away from home’ for our family. We have stayed annually for almost 10 years and hope to continue to do so for the next 10 years! Mike and Louise have considered every comfort for their guests – the fitout is generous, spacious and wonderfully comfortable.  We’ve enjoyed family time around the fire, wonderful breakfast ‘cookups’,  long walks on their 25 acres, swims in the pool and  of course fabulous wine tasting visiting the surrounding wineries. Englewood Ridge is the perfect place for a weekend in the Hunter!  We know -  because we’ve enjoyed a ‘perfect weekend in the Hunter’ at Englewood Ridge on many, many occasions.

Marilyn and Paul Rickard

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Englewood Ridge. The location was perfect and the house was spotless. We were a group of 7 women and 2 daschunds and we were all very comfortable. We loved the fire and amazingly stocked kitchen. All in all a great place to stay!

Family, June, 2018

Hi Michael, just to let you know we’ve left Englewood Ridge. The place is fantastic - we’ll be back! We’ll see you in summer as the pool looked very tempting!

Steve

Your house was just perfect for our stay, so cosy and amazingly well stocked. The fire was an added bonus and the two little daschunds were very happy running around outside. We had the best time and will definitely return 🙂

Virginia

Thanks very much for renting us your lovely home, Mike. Everything went well with the house and the Wedding at Wandin. It’s a great house and was perfect for our family group. Quite a luxurious and comfortable homestead.

Steve B.

Thank you so much for letting us stay @ englewood ridge. We had a fantastic wedding @ wandin. Your place was just perfect for the family.

Maryanne S.

For our regular visits to the Hunter Valley, Englewood Ridge is our first choice of accommodation. The house sits along the ridge commanding magnificent views over the valley and the Brokenback Mountains. The house is beautifully appointed with every conceivable convenience for year round comfort. The pool is a welcome retreat in the summer and the log fire and reverse cycle air conditioning keep you cosy in the winter. The house is situated close to Lovedale and Pokolbin wineries and is surrounded by 20 acres of undulating paddocks that are home to a plethora of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. I can highly recommend Englewood Ridge for your next Hunter Valley holiday.

Priscilla Ward

Just left the property now, just wanted to say a big thankyou for the awesome stay at your house was amazing beyond expectations! Would definitely recommend this house for future for myself aswell as friends and family! Once again thank you ?

Melissa Costantino

Your place is fantastic! Our guests were so excited to see the kangaroos at dawn and dusk… Will definitely be back!

Nam

We have stayed at Englewood Ridge several times for weekends with a group of friends. It’s a perfect setting for this as the house accommodates up to 4 couples in separate bedrooms which are very comfortable – and 3 bathrooms. There is loads of living space with a well-appointed kitchen which all look over the magnificent countryside of the Hunter Valley. The swimming pool is a bonus in the warmer months and in cooler times, there are many places to go for interesting walks. It’s only a short drive to vineyards, restaurants, golf courses or whatever you want so we would recommend this house gladly to others.

Colin and Jackie Morris

Sadly we are back at home tonight… but would much prefer to be staying at Englewood. Our family absolutely love your property. It suits all of our family needs to a “t”!

Jeanette Simpson

The weather was fabulous and we made good use of the pool. We enjoyed the kangaroos down below the house in the backyard.

Elizabeth Irwin

Stayed here with about 8 other friends for the long weekend to go to groovin the moo. The house was absolutely amazing, we all fit with heaps of room. the communal areas like outside and the kitchen were extremely spacious and we could even see kangaroos through the window while we were eating breakfast. Mike is so lovely and helpful, hopefully he'll have us back next year because we're missing it already!

Jasmine, April, 2016