Attending the Lovedale Long Lunch in 2024? 

On May 18th and 19th, this farm-to-table feast welcomes foodies from all over Australia to celebrate its 30th anniversary by wining and dining in the Hunter Valley countryside. 

Here, the region’s most talented chefs will partner with a selection of local wineries and entertainers for a weekend of indulgent delights! 

But if you’re coming from out of town, you’ll need to sort out somewhere to stay close by. 

Below, we share our favourite local rentals so that you can find the perfect Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation for your family and friends. 

All within minutes of participating venues, these beautiful holiday homes will be the cherry on top of your wonderful weekend.


While there’s a shuttle bus running between the wineries all weekend, you’ll need to organise your own transport to and from the event.

That’s why it’s such a clever idea to book some accommodation near Lovedale in the Hunter Valley. Discover local holiday homes that can cater to all of your family and friends below.

1. Greens on Eight

Sleeps: 12


This gorgeous two-storey holiday house enjoys glorious views of the Eighth Fairway. With five opulent bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, it caters to as many as 12 guests.

Boasting all the features you could want for an unforgettable weekend, this grand villa will make everyone truly excited to be heading home after your lunch. Sit back and relax in your very own theatre, play a friendly game of table tennis or take a dip in the private pool once your food has digested.

Designed for pure relaxation and sophisticated entertaining, the generous living space is adorned with designer furnishings and adjoins a beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen for breakfast the next day.
Outside, the open-plan alfresco area with its multiple outdoor lounges, which are ideal for a sunset charcuterie board or barbeque.

All of this, only 2km from the region’s world-renowned cellar doors.

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2. Jacoru on 3

Sleeps: 10


Designed with a wine touring weekend in mind, Jacoru on 3 offers the ultimate Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation for large groups.

This contemporary five-bedroom, three-bathroom home features an elegant open-plan design, with large windows providing unobstructed vistas of the lush parkland reserve – keep an eye out for kangaroos as you unpack.

And after a day savouring the most scrumptious food in the region, you’ll be ready to head back and gather around the large sandstone fireplace.

Or slide open the magnificent glass doors to sit back and relax in the alfresco BBQ area, complete with a pool table. Overlooking the 3rd tee, this sheltered deck was made for sundowners.

When morning rolls around, keep up the delicious festivities with a fry in the state-of-the-art designer kitchen. Afterwards, don’t forget to enjoy a plunge in the private swimming pool.

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3. Vintage Manor

Sleeps: 10


Vintage Manor is an expansive home that features five bedrooms and five bathrooms set within a standout setting. Think extra-high ceilings, timeless timber furnishings and a wrought iron staircase.

The exceptional interiors, breathtaking parkland panoramas and golf-front location of this holiday rental make it a frontrunner for Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation options.

Gather in the open plan lounge and dining area for a cheese board and champagne in front of the ornate gas fireplace.

Or make yourselves at home in the alfresco BBQ area, sipping on wine as you take in the 180° views of our golf course and waterways.

Want to have some peace and quiet while unwinding after lunch?

Vintage Manor offers a private loft area with a bedroom, bathroom and walk-in robe. Steal away from the group and enjoy a slice of secluded serenity before dinner. Meanwhile, everyone else can cosy up in the opulent media room.

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4. Villa Tallawanta

Sleeps: 8


Villa Tallawanta is a unique home designed to provide unparalleled comfort. With effortlessly chic interiors and stunning views of the 3rd tee of our renowned 18-hole championship golf course, it’s hard to beat this Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation.

Contemporary decor epitomises elegant and easy living, while the split-level layout showcases four sophisticated bedrooms that sleep up to eight guests.

You’ll also find three and a half decadent bathrooms, complete with features like his and hers sinks and a freestanding bath.

Downstairs, the generous gourmet kitchen is accompanied by a butler’s pantry and pass-through window for hosting at home. For a truly tasty getaway, cook up a storm right here for dinner or breakfast the next day.

Craving some peace and quiet after all that feasting? Dip in the private pool, soak in the jacuzzi or relax by the fire with your favourite wine from the Lovedale Long Lunch.

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5. Rust

Sleeps: 8


Rust is far from rusty, having just undergone a remarkable renovation. Designed for deluxe entertaining, this state-of-the-art holiday rental is sure to impress.

Sleeping up to eight guests, the house provides four modern bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large open plan lounge and dining space, and alfresco BBQ area – all looking out onto leafy parkland.

But the real magic awaits in the kitchen.

Showcasing a marble feature wall, custom-built black and oak timber cabinets and under-shelf lighting, the kitchen is any home chef’s dream. Make the most of it with a delicious dinner in on your weekend getaway.

Family and friends can wine and dine at the one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted oak table, before settling in on the designer leather armchairs in front of an open timber fire.

Feel like ending the day with a movie marathon? Make your way to the modern home cinema. Featuring a 85-inch Samsung QLED TV, tiered flooring and leather theatre chairs, this amazing amenity is sure to impress.

This is Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation at its finest.

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6. D’Vine Cottage

Sleeps: 6


Tucked away in the beautiful Fig Trees precinct, D’Vine Cottage is a divine option for Lovedale, Hunter Valley accommodation!

This charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday rental has luxurious furnishings and finishing touches throughout (such as ‘Pure Fiji’ bathroom products). And it’s just as convenient as it is comfortable, with flexible bedding configurations sleeping up to six guests.

The perfect blend of style and practicality, this intimate home away from home features a spacious living area with enough room for the whole group to unwind.

Play some board games in front of a gas fireplace after a long day of wining and dining. Or get cosy in your private home theatre area, which boasts a 65″ Smart TV connected to Foxtel.

Alternatively, a covered outdoor entertainment area awaits beyond the glass sliding doors. With a four-burner gas BBQ and a plush dining area, this is the perfect place to continue the foodie fun. Uncork your Hunter Valley wine of choice and enjoy a dreamy evening in.

The icing on the cake? With a double garage and driveway access, there’ll be enough parking spaces for everyone.

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Ready to experience the Hunter Valley’s most delicious event of the year?

Don’t waste valuable time travelling far and wide each day.

Instead, relish in each venue for as long as you like knowing that your Lovedale Long Lunch accommodation is mere minutes away.

Nestled in the centre of the Hunter Valley, the Vintage Holiday Houses are just a short drive from the festivities in Lovedale. Each of our privately-owned villa offers a unique, luxury stay to groups of various sizes.

Plus, explore a wealth of world-class amenities on your doorstep, including the Greg Norman-designed golf course. With privileged access to all The Vintage Resort facilities, you can delight in the pleasures of your private holiday home whilst enjoying all the benefits of a resort. Before you leave, challenge your nearest and dearest to a game of tennis or work out in the state-of-the-art gymnasium.

It’s all waiting for you this May.

Discover which of our holiday rentals in the Hunter Valley are still available or get in touch with our dedicated team to find out more.