Winmark Wines, formerly Pooles Rock, in picturesque Broke, located in the Hunter Valley, has recently been completely renovated and refurbished. The estate comprises 130 acres with 28 acres under premium chardonnay vines.
Our guests enjoy this unique winery accommodation, that features the monumental sculpture, ‘Biosis’, by renowned sculptor David Ball, a stunning perennial and rose garden by leading landscape designer Paul Bangay (OAM), a sandstone fire pit by the dam, two private tennis courts and pools, and is home to the legendary rock ‘Pooles Rock’, named after the convict Richard Poole, who slept in the rock’s hollow.
Winmark Private Residence Hunter Valley accommodation is at the heart of this impressive estate. Every aspect of this grand house is designed to provide luxury and comfort, for an indulgent weekend getaway or executive rental.
Owner Karin Adcock’s love of interiors and travel is represented into every corner of the estate. Asian antiquities sit beside Aboriginal artwork along with indigineous African artefacts. Every item, from the aromatherapy toiletries and luxury towels to the Wedgewood crockery and plush lounges, chairs and beds, have been selected to welcome guests in comfort and welcome.
The ‘Africa Room’, with its tribal drums and skins and vineyard memorabilia, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors to showcase the panoramic views of the vineyard and distant mountains, and can be opened up in summer or comfortably enjoyed, in the depths of winter thanks to our insulative glass windows that keep the warmth in, but still allow amazing views of the surrounds.
The intricate stonework in the indoor and outdoor fireplaces is aesthetically beautiful and truly adds to the ambience of the room. The outdoor alfresco area is enclosed by wisteria that entwine the pergola and a view of the vines, gardens, private pool and private tennis court in this stunning hunter valley accommodation.
An open-plan living space incorporates two generous lounge areas, a dining room and executive kitchen. Unlike many other hunter valley accommodation estates, Winmark Wines offers four bedrooms, all with en-suites plus a powder room and can sleep eight.
Due to the nature of the property and open dams, children under the age of 8 are not recommended at the winery accommodation.
Excellent stay in TOP CLASS accommodation and surroundings. Fantastic location with peaceful surroundings. Spacious and private. Great for entertaining around the pool and BBQ area, not to mention the fully equipped kitchen. Great bedrooms all with en-suites and comfortable mattresses. Cozy fireplace for curling up with a good book and a glass of wine (or two!)
Betina Nissen, Winmark Private Residence, Aug 2019, Booking.com
I was lucky to be part of the inaugural Tennis Retreat at Winmark Wines. We had a fantastic group of 8 ladies who were all heaps of fun. The house where we stayed was very comfortable with lovely homely touches and our own room with a double/queen bed each. The main house where we had meals and drinks was luxurious and the catering by Karin and Sharon and by the external caterer, Melissa was spectacular. The two tennis courts are in perfect condition and very well appointed - a true pleasure to play on. We had an outing to a local winery and soap making place and drank lots of the lovely local wines at the house. Many thanks for a fantastic 3 days! Kate Saunders
Winmark Tennis Retreat, Feb 2018
Winmark Residence - a 5-star luxurious Hamilton style retreat. Set on incredible grounds, it has sprawling vineyards, an immaculate pool, fantastic outdoor entertaining area and a pond. Inside, the house is beautifully styled and contains everything needed to cater for a large group. Great surprise 60th gift - everything we could have asked for a luxurious weekend away with friends. We can’t wait to go back Davo and Kaye
Davo & Kaye
Winmark was a pretty and elegant venue for our team kick off with magnificent views across the estate and winery - dinner on the terrace is one of my fondest memories
Traveller210895, July 2018, TripAdvisor
Communication was fantastic and Michelle was very helpful. The house was well laid out with plenty of space for us all.
Kristina, 2018 - Booking.com
Such a welcoming experience. We went away for my birthday weekend and it was a weekend we will never forget. Also loved the little birthday message you guys left for me! Cherry on top!
Mag, November 2018 - Booking.com
Villa Vino is the newest addition to Winmark Wines estate, and is perfect for those seeking the blissful tranquillity, privacy and intimacy of tiny space living. The divinely designed ‘villa’ is framed by windows allowing the views to be fully embraced. Sip Winmark Chardonnay in the cosy outdoor area with firepit whilst soaking in the views across the vineyard, and the setting sun on the mountains. A shared pool is available close by for cooling down on those warm days.
Spend the night under the pitched roofline, with a stunningly appointed open room with queen bed and sitting for two. An outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, BBQ and fridge allows you to cook a romantic candlelit dinner, with the stars the only distraction.
An ensuite bathroom pod is attached to Villa Vino, with quality towels and Appelles toiletries keeping you gloriously indulged. A coffee pod machine and tea and toast making facilities will see you sipping coffee whilst the kangaroos nibble on nearby grass. With the Broke Fordwich wine trail literally at your doorstep, this is a getaway that provides the perfect combination of privacy and adventure.
Great tiny little house beside the vineyard. The Art Gallery and the Sculptures are great additions and the scenery is just magnificent. The sunrise and the sunsets were magical moments for us. Thanks also for the veggies we got from the garden and the pool is nice on a hot summer's day. Will definitely be coming back!
Phoebe, Villa Vino, Feb 2021, Airbnb
Secluded Rock View is perched above Pooles Rock and provides a spacious country home that is perfect for families and groups of gathering friends. There is an emphasis on space, comfort and function and on communing with the bush setting, whilst being surrounded by kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras and other native fauna.
Rock View accommodation is positioned near the vegetable patch. Guests are encouraged to fossick and enjoy eating the fresh vegetables from the gardens.
Rock View has five bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. The adjoining living areas with an open fireplace and kitchen are perfect for a winter night in, whilst the outdoor alfresco area with its 10-seater dining table is very popular in the warmer months. Guests can cook their own homemade pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven while enjoying the warmth of the firepit.
Rock View now also offers a private pool for guests to cool down during the warmer weather. Families are welcome!
Magnificent. It felt like we were at home with all the beautiful soft furnishings and comfortable furniture.ff
Karen Crinnion, Rock View, June 2019, Booking.com
Rock Cottage (now Rock View) is pretty new with a nice kitchen, open fire, air con, comfy beds and non stop hot water (great for groups!) Access to tennis and great views. Great location!
David Coats, Rock View, Aug 2019
Amazing property, great people, wonderful location. The location, property and presentation exceeded all our expectations. The host was professional and the property first class in every aspect. We will be back!! It was perfect in every way!!
Michael Baker, Rock View, Aug 2019
We loved it and would come back again. It was perfect for our group which included 2 small children. So clean! And such a comfortable, lovely property. Great views of the vines!
Helen Clews, Rock View, Sept 2019
It was excellent I would give it a 10/10 That it was nice and close to the wedding that we were attending and that our host Michelle keep me inform about what was happening in the area and keep us up to date. The house we stayed in was so comfortable and the basket of goodies was yum and the host was so hospitable and make sure that our stay was comfortable and the toiletries for the shower had a nice smell and made your hair feel good and the body wash and most of all we like the complimentary wine it was an excellent taste.
Rachel Moore, Rock View, Oct 2019, Booking.com
Fantastic location, accommodation & service 10/10
Simon Bishop, Rock View, Nov 2019, Booking.com
Relaxing, luxurious and homey! The facilities were excellent and the views were wonderful. Also, communication with Michelle was really easy and she prepared extra features for my mother because it was her birthday celebration. "Mum was ecstatic when she saw the roses, and said thank you very much!" 10/10
Alyssa Preval, Rock View, Nov 2019, Booking.com
We had a wonderful time this weekend. Thanks again for going out of your way to accommodate us. We really are very grateful for the relaxing time together with the family.
Emma Davidson, Rock View, Oct 2019
Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend away. It was simply superb.
Amy Soloman, Mio Monte, July 2019
“Winmark Wines is the best place to stay in the Hunter Valley. My family and I cannot wait to come back, thank you”
Josephine North, Rock View
We wanted to say thanks for making our stay at Rock Cottage (now Rock View) so wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The house was gorgeous. Our family had a great time gathering to celebrate the wedding. We especially appreciated the beautiful yellow roses. Thanks for going the extra mile and being so thoughtful.
Wendy, Rock View, June 2019
Gorgeous Country Getaway. Rock Cottage (now Rock View) is a fantastic property close to Broke. It is spacious and very well equipped. We would love to stay there again.
Darralyne Stevenson, Rock View, June 2019
Great place to stay, clean and tidy. Also a great location.
Mary Joliffe, Rock View, April 2019, - Airbnb
Rock Cottage (now Rock View) is basic and comfortable and a hideaway of privacy in the middle of the vineyard overlooking Pooles Rock.
Charlotte Riddle, Rock View, Nov 2018, - Trip Advisor
We loved our stay at Rock Cottage (now Rock View), everything was perfect, and just as described. Stylish cute cottage with a great outdoor area. Very suitable for 8 adults with plenty of space to move around set on the most amazing vineyard, just breathtaking. Communication was quick and to the point. We will definitely be back!
Sarah Hawkins, Rock View, Feb 2019, Airbnb
The place is extraordinary. Karin is a wonderful host with great attention to detail. Rock Cottage (now Rock View) is located in a peaceful setting with great views all around. The communication was clear, had no trouble in finding the place. Surprised with the welcome note on the board, complementary snacks and spotless cleanliness. It has got everything you need for a comfortable stay and much more. Has a beautiful BBQ area with dining facilities. The rooms are aesthetically decorated with comfy beds. All aircons worked fine. If you are looking to stay in or around Hunter Valley, Karin's place is a must try. We all loved it and want to thank the host once again for making our stay so much enjoyable.
Zahid, Rock View, 2018, Airbnb - Airbnb
The Rock Cottage (now Rock View) beds were very comfortable, inside and outside of house was clean, easy to drive to and find location, great communication with host and were happy to help in any way. We loved our trip and would definitely stay again. Thank you.
Sally-Jane, Rock View, December 2018, Airbnb - Airbnb
What a great stay my family had at Karin's place over Easter 2018. The house is quite large, reasonably modern and well laid out, with many nice touches and conveniences (like matches in the drawer to light some candles, etc). It was a hot weekend, so the aircon got good use, particularly as we had our 5 month old grandson with us. The location in a vineyard is beautiful and a great place to wander around. There is a nice screen enclosed verandah area with a BBQ. The house is only a few minutes from Broke, for petrol and food necessities. 15 minutes and you are in the centre of Pokolbin for the major wineries, shops and restaurant (of course there are other wineries and restaurants much closer!).
Carl, Rock View, April 2018 - Airbnb
The location of Rock Cottage (now Rock View) is out of this world! Beautifully presented property and picturesque surroundings. Will certainly find any excuse to come back and stay again!
Matt July, Rock View, July 2018
"Winmark Residence is a five-star luxurious Hamilton-style retreat. Set on incredible grounds, it has sprawling vineyards, an immaculate pool, fantastic outdoor entertaining area and a pond. Inside, the house is beautifully styled and contains everything needed to cater for a large group. It was a great surprise 60th gift, everything we could have asked for in a luxurious weekend away with friends. We can’t wait to go back!"
Mio Monte is a large, sophisticated home that showcases modern Australian architecture with a Tuscan twist. Mio Monte is Italian for ‘My Mountain’ and looks across the vine-filled valley to Mt Broke.
The open-plan dining and living areas are framed by full-length windows and sliding doors that open onto a long verandah with views of a private tennis court and the vineyard. A stone fireplace, library and sitting room plus a barbecue area and a pool offers plenty opportunity for a relaxing getaway. Mio Monte offers seven bedrooms and three bathrooms and provides ample space for guests to unwind and enjoy themselves. Accommodating 14 guests.
Mio Monte has been a favourite Hunter Valley accommodation destination for many guests over the years.
Due to the nature of the property, children under the age of 8 are not recommended.
Breath-taking views of the vineyards with a warm familiar feel! The Property is beautiful and spacious with a private tennis court. The most amazing thing admit it is the fact that it's located in the vineyards. Perfect for sundown pictures and sipping on wine while enjoying the view from the terrace! The BBQ was great to as it was big enough to cook for a group of 13 without dirtying the whole kitchen !
Henri Masson, Mio Monte, Oct 2019, Booking.com
Beautiful place perfect for a family or big group, Sparkling Clean, Outstanding Hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses & amazing amenities!
Natalie S, Mio Monte, Oct 2019, Airbnb
This property is stylish and spacious and perfect for a group of adults as all bedrooms are doubles which was a big plus for us. Michelle was responsive and flexible. Awesome amenities and close to many beautiful, boutique vineyards. Would highly recommend.
Natalie Ferris, Mio Monte, Oct 2019, Airbnb
As 8 adults and 5 kids we were up in the Hunter to celebrate a 70th. This house is absolutely stunning, spacious, stylish and wonderful facilities. The kitchen was incredibly well appointed, a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, stunning artwork, comfy beds and the highlight, the fireplace in the lounge/ dining area. The tennis court, kangaroos hopping by and playground were enjoyed by the kids (just read description about non fenced dams). There’s no shortage of options in the Hunter, but if you want something lovely that’s suits 3 generations then this is worth seeking out!
Kylie Fowke, Mio Monte, Sept 2019, Airbnb
Thanks for organising, all our guests had a great time at the stay, Thanks Ramen
Ramen Wong, Mio Monte, Oct 2019
Wow what can I say, this property was truely breathtaking! Michelle was very easy to contact and talk to. Absolutely great stay and very comfortable for 14 guests.
Emily Cook, Mio Monte, Oct 2019, Homeaway
Stunning place to stay for a large number of people. A stunning location for a large amount of people. Beautifully presented, extremely well equipped and they have thought about every little detail. Spacious enough for everyone. We are heading back next winter for another great family weekend away. Making pizza's in the oven was a fun activity which everyone came together for. Michelle was extremely prompt with answers to questions. A wonderful weekend.
Carolyn Ward, Mio Monte, June 2019, Homeaway
Lovely weekend retreat We enjoyed the art work, the views & the tennis court. The large dining table is a real plus for the meal times as a group.
I Lim, Mio Monte, Sept 2019, Homeaway
Winmark Wines has designed a range of personalised pamper packages. Hampers capitalise on our gourmand-centred location to bring you fine wines and delectable treats ranging from refined barbeques and breakfasts to elaborate chocolate-soaked deserts. Indulgent experiences on offer include wine tours and private helicopter flights finished with gourmet picnics on the estate. Also, experienced massage therapists are standing by to unknot the stress of what you left behind.
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