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The perfect Hunter Valley accommodation for a private couples retreat, The Boathouse accommodation continues the Leaves & Fishes aim of providing a unique alternative in Lovedale, Hunter Valley. One of the Hunter Valley’s most distinct accommodation options, the villas are a relaxed, secluded, indulgent retreat from day-to-day life. Our four stylish, private boathouses are perfect for couples enjoying a weekend away in wine country.

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Truly enjoy your visit to the Hunter Valley with your own deck overlooking the pond. With a king size bed, quality linen, marble tiling, double showers and stone baths the boathouse accommodation also include air conditioning, small mini bar, Nespresso machine with our favourite Stitch Coffee pods and opulent timber furnishings, enabling you to experience the best of country life without any sacrificing.

Our boutique Hunter Valley accommodation caters for just four couples at a time ensuring you can enjoy the environment in peace and privacy.

Our ideal is for non-intrusive service, on the day of check-in you will receive your individual access code to enter your boathouse, filled with everything you need to enjoy your stay with us. Come experience everything the Hunter Valley has to offer or relax on your own. It’s up to you!

Leaves & Fishes is situated in the heart of Lovedale, Hunter Valley. Just east of Pokolbin, Lovedale features numerous boutique wineries and restaurants that are largely family-run and offer a true point of difference. Activities are abound in the heart of the hunter with hot-air ballooning, cooking classes, wine tours and cheese and olive tastings available within minutes from our unique accommodation.

Eat, drink and experience the best of the Hunter Valley. Easily reached via the M1 and M15 (Hunter Valley Expressway), Leaves & Fishes is only one and half hours from Sydney, and 1 to 15 minutes from most of the Hunter Valley’s most popular restaurants and wineries. Book your stay today!

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Are The Boathouses family friendly?
The Boathouses are adults-only. Each boathouse accommodates a maximum of two adults with one king bed and an open plan bathroom, bed and living format.

Is there a minimum stay?
A minimum two night stay is in place for the boathouses Friday to Sunday. One night stays are available on a Wednesday and Thursday evening. All availability and rates can be found online.

How many boathouses are there?
There are four boathouses total at Leaves & Fishes, accommodating a maximum of 8 guests at any time.

When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is 3pm, and check-out is 10am. You will be provided with your access PIN just prior to the time of check-in via the mobile provided on your booking.

Can we dine at The Restaurant at Leaves & Fishes on the night of our stay?
The Restaurant is open 11am through to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Takeaway is also available during this time. For great local ideas for dining outside of our on-site option visit lovedalehuntervalley.com.au or winecountry.com.au

Are early check-in/late check-outs available?
As we offer only four boathouses and are a small team our availability for earlier check-in or late check-out is based on our bookings before and after your chosen dates. We recommend if an earlier check-in time or later check-out time is a requirement to book your chosen room the night before or after to ensure availability.

I have a gift voucher, can I use this for accommodation?
Absolutely! Please include your voucher code in the box marked “Gift Voucher Code” during the booking process. To prevent an automatic payment of your deposit the promotional code VOUCHER can also be used. Our team will then validate your voucher and process any remaining balance manually for you. Please note a valid credit card is still required to secure all bookings.

What are the different room types?
We have two different room types, three with a stone bath and one with a double shower.

Are your rooms accessible?
Our double shower room is fully accessible with ramp entry, close parking and bathroom supports. Please let us know in your booking if any further assistance is required and we will do our absolute best to accommodate.

Is there parking?
Each boathouse has a single parking spot directly beside it. More parking is also available adjacent to the boathouses.

Are the boathouses serviced? 
Once checked in, the boathouses are not serviced during your stay. Each boathouse is supplied with linens, toiletries and supplies for the length of your stay however if you need any top ups at all during your stay please feel free to contact us. For stays longer than 3 nights an appropriate day and time to provide an included service will be organised with you on the day of check-in.

What is the best time of year to experience the lotus?
The lotus typically bloom from November through to March. The water lilies, closer to the edge and underneath each boathouse deck usually flower from September to May.


Have a question ahead of your stay? You can reach our family-run team on stay@leavesandfishes.com.au