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 Banga (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 al fresco area is enclosed by wisteria that entwine the pergola and a view of the vines, gardens, pool and 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 ensuites, 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.
Secluded Rock Cottage is perched above Pooles Rock and provides a spacious bungalow that is perfect for couples, 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 Cottage accommodation is positioned next to the vegetable patch. Guests are encouraged to fossick and enjoy eating the fresh vegetables from the gardens.
Rock Cottage has five bedrooms with three bathrooms and sleeps 10. The adjoining living with an open fireplace and kitchen are perfect for a winter night in, whilst the outdoor alfresco area boasts a barbeque and 10-seater dining table that are extremel;y popular in warmer months. Families are welcome!
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, two barbecue areas, seven bedrooms and three bathrooms provide ample space for guests to relax and unwind.
Mio Monte has been a favourite Hunter Valley accommodation destination for newly married couples for many years. The entire home is now available, with one or two wings on offer and room for up to 14 guests.
Due to the nature of the property, children under the age of 8 are not recommended.
“Winmark Wines is the best place to stay in the Hunter Valley. My family and I cannot wait to come back, thank you”
We wanted to say thanks for making our stay at Rock Cottage 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, June 2019
Gorgeous Country Getaway. Rock Cottage is a fantastic property close to Broke. It is spacious and very well equipped. We would love to stay there again.
Darralyne Stevenson, June 2019
Great place to stay, clean and tidy. Also a great location.
Mary Joliffe, April 2019, - Airbnb
Rock Cottage is basic and comfortable and a hideaway of privacy in the middle of the vineyard overlooking Pooles Rock.
Charlotte Riddle, Nov 2018, - Trip Advisor
We loved our stay at Rock Cottage, 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, Feb 2019, Airbnb
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
The place is extraordinary. Karin is a wonderful host with great attention to detail. Rock Cottage 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, 2018, Airbnb - Airbnb
The Rock Cottage 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, 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, April 2018 - Airbnb
The location of Rock Cottage is out of this world! Beautifully presented property and picturesque surroundings. Will certainly find any excuse to come back and stay again!
Matt 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!"
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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