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Palmers Lane Estate

212 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#1 of 6 lodges in Pokolbin
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Palmers Lane Estate is your "home away from home" in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. Ideally located within minutes to the best of what the Hunter Valley has to offer including world-renowned wineries, restaurants, and activities such as hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, and wine tours. We have your accommodation sorted with privately situated, individual lodges, featuring 1 to 6 bedroom configurations. Whether you're a couple looking for a relaxing mid-week stay or thinking of having a large gathering over a weekend, we can accommodate your needs! Set on 50 acres of natural bushland, with views to the Brokenback Mountain Range, there is plenty of room to walk, ride and explore. Take a swim in the pool or have a game of tennis or just relax on the veranda, enjoying the peace and quiet and picturesque surroundings. Don't forget to bring the camera to capture some up-close shots of our locals, the wild Eastern Grey kangaroos!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Safe
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
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Carla J wrote a review Oct 2022
England, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would highly recommend staying in the lodges at Palmers Lane Estate in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley! A friendly greeting goes a long way to make you feel welcome and host, Guy, was just the man for that and to top it all he gave us a beautiful complimentary cheese board and bottle of wine😊 The lodges are set in a spacious tranquil landscape with kangaroos quietly grazing. Our lodge was immaculately presented with a mixture of home comforts, comfy bed, hot shower and a wood burner in the lounge should you want for an authentic lodge experience. Amongst other things we enjoyed relaxing on the veranda just soaking up the calmness and felt blessed to watch the kangaroos in such close proximity. There was also an open air pool on site and a communal seating area encompassing a camp fire. Nearby there were plenty of lovely places to eat, vineyards and wines to sample.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jennie K wrote a review Nov 2020
Dee Why, Australia12 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two 4 bedroom cabins for 12 adults and 5 children all 4 and under. The Cabins were beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen was very well equipped, good sized fridge with freezer, microwave with oven function, hob and loads of serving plates, dishes. All the cutlery, cheese knives and serving tools you could ever need. Also a dishwasher. Amazing array of glasses for drinking your winery purchases. Enough seating inside for everyone with dining table and lounges. There was a fire, TV and aircon in the living area. Beds were super comfy and all had ceiling fans, mossie nets on the windows. Bathrooms were clean and modern with soap, shampoo hairdryer etc. outside had more seating and benches for us all and a good BBQ.

The cabins were well spaced out so we didn’t have to worry about disturbing other guests and other guests did not disturb us. Perfect for large groups. The swimming pool was well used by our party. There were sun loungers and an under cover seating area. There were toilets at the pool area too. Also a tennis court available for use. We woke up to kangaroos around us which was lovely.
The owners couldn’t have done more for us.
The winery next door was friendly and accommodating (Horners) the wine in the cabins is from this winery, An excellent weekend had by all and we will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Guy Fens, Owner at Palmers Lane Estate
Responded 12 June 2021
Hi Jennie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and all the features of the property. Since your review, we've added further features. We'd love to have you back again to try out the new fire pit. Thanks, Guy
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Karen Hughes wrote a review Feb 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a lodge for my adult family of 6 and have had the most fantastic weekend. The lodge was perfect, immaculate with all mod cons that we needed with great location managers who were really happy to help us enjoy our stay. The owners also had so much knowledge of the area which included excellent info of cellar doors and the wine tasting experience. We were greeted by kangaroos every morning and even enjoyed a hot air balloon display.
Lodge was perfect based at a beautiful location, so much space between the lodges you can enjoy your privacy snd not have to worry about upsetting the neighbours!
just booked again for October and we can’t wait!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guy Fens, Owner at Palmers Lane Estate
Responded 12 June 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Since your review, we've added further features. We look forward to hosting you again in October and hopefully the weather allows you to try out our newly installed outdoor firepit. Thanks, Guy
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PhilthetravellerXI wrote a review Mar 2023
Avoca Beach, Australia882 contributions429 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just spent some time at the beautiful Palmers Lane Estate in the Pokolbin area of the Hunter Valley. We had stayed here previously when it was known as Pokolbin Cabins – a collection of timber cabins well-spaced in a superb rustic setting and surrounded by trees, dams, and birdlife with the occasional kangaroo grazing in the adjacent fields. The complex has had a change of ownership and now has more upmarket cabins with renovated fully equipped kitchens and new bathrooms. The facilities were excellent with a widescreen TV, WiFi access, parking right at the door of the lodge, BBQ, a great selection of bedrooms – our cabin was booked with 4 rooms as we stayed with some family members and children. There is a very nice swimming pool in the complex with sunlounges and a separate BBQ area – great on a very hot day. The cabins are well spaced so that you are not aware of other guests and the sites are very quiet and peaceful. All linen and towels are supplied, you only have to bring you own personal gear and what foodstuffs you wish to self-cater. There was a welcoming cheese platter and bottle of wine which were most enjoyable, the management do all they can to make you feel welcome. The beds were very comfortable and we all had great sleeps. The complex is only a few minutes drive from the heart of the Pokolbin area, the major vineyards and restaurants, and all the attractions for which the Hunter Valley is well known. For families it is fantastic – you can enjoy communal time, play games, watch movies or just read a book and sit and chat. A truly magic place for a few days respite and relax, we will certainly return, can’t wait.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lisaxi wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights in the newly refurbished cabins where the hosts Guy and Sandra were great offering personal service and good communication. The cabins are very clean and private and have been beautifully refurbished. They have a well equiped new kitchen and brand new furniture and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a cheese platter. The property is picturesque and has lots of kangaroos. The cabins are within walking distance to several wineries which was very handy. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guy Fens, Owner at Palmers Lane Estate
Responded 12 June 2021
Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the cheese and local wildlife. Since your review, we've added further features. We'd love to have you back again to try out the new fire pit. Thanks, Guy
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Bunchie71 wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle, Australia146 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Homely and comfortable lodges, spaced out across the well maintained property providing privacy and tranquility. Situated in a convenient location a short drive from wineries, Roche Estate, Harringtons, Hope Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. A perfect location to base ourselves for our daughter’s 21st birthday.

Guy greeted our nephew on arrival and ‘couldn’t be friendlier’. A complimentary timber cheese board and knives as a take home gift was a really surprising touch. Thank you so much! Complimentary Hunter Belle cheese, fruit and crackers were amazing! As was the free ASH red wine.

Everything has been thought out for you. From the coffee machine to the exceptionally stocked kitchen, toiletries, sun cream and mozzie spray. The outdoor BBQ and the inside stovetop and convection microwave came in handy for breakfasts and for a homemade pizza dinner after wine tasting all day.

Plenty of space for parking, kangaroos and wallabies hopping by and ample manicured lawns to play games or just relax.

We didn’t use the fire, with well stocked woodpile, but could just imagine curling up on the leather lounges, sipping on a red.

Thanks for making our stay and daughter’s birthday with family so special. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Luke Chlebowicz wrote a review July 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I live in Sydney and my parents live in East Maitland. I dont see them often and i needed to take them away and myself from the density of the suburbs and spend some time within the trees and natural energy. This place just made sense, and it did not dissapoint, the staff were informative and caring, they made me feel safe and comfortable. The 2 bedroom villa was perfect apart from the shower fogging the glass, no biggie, other minor thing was that the wifi internet kept cutting in and out. (If i had to work a lot more that would have bothered me) but seriously the wood interior is so nice, love the design, you can feel the quality in everything from the kitchen to the lounge, to the beds and the pillows and quilts, its not wishy washy crap this is the good stuff, so if you want the premium feels, then come here. There are also no distractions from neighbours too cause the other villas are far away. Its peaceful, and the wood fire is also super cool and warm. Beautiful getaway, ill be back, probably by myself, just to chill and hang out in nature. Loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Room Tip: Great place to relac and unwind and do nothing. Good wine, good energy and awesome comfort!
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Natalya wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our January visit to Palmers Lane Estate was our second time holidaying in the cabins.
We returned this time with extended family and stayed in a 4 bedroom cabin that was more than sufficient size wise for us all. The accommodation is beautifully appointed and has rustic charm.
Each bedroom had a fan with air-con in the combined living space that kept the place cool. We love the super comfy beds.
The kitchen has everything you need for a wine country escape and is so neatly presented. They have a BBQ and outdoor seating as well as a convection oven/microwave and stove to make home cooked meals. The big fridge/freezer is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed the welcome platter!
We love being able to walk around the estate, nature watch with birds and kangaroos always visible. We even had loads of space for cricket and bike riding.
The owners really care about their guests and do everything they can to help you enjoy your stay.
And hats off to their cleaning (our cabin was spotless) and grounds team who keep the place looking like it does.
We will be back again mid year for another weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 12 June 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and all the features of the property. Since your review, we've added further features. We'd love to have you back again to try out the new outdoor fire pit in the winter months. Thanks, Guy
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Samantha R wrote a review May 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic place for groups of family and/or friends. Our cabin was spotless and was completely stocked with everything you could need in the kitchen. The beds were very comfy and a log fire place was perfect. Each cabin is very private and far enough away from others. The location is very central to all that the Hunter Valley offers. Our host Guy could not be more hospitable and we had a lovely cheese platter and wine on arrival to start family 80th birthday celebrations. We would absolutely recommend a stay here for any size groups and we will come back again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 12 June 2021
Hi Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We're glad you had a great family birthday weekend and would happily have you back for another stay. Thanks, Guy
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Jennie K wrote a review Nov 2021
Dee Why, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely love this place. Cabins are so spaced out there is no disturbance by other guests or us disturbing others. Such a good place for large groups of friends or extended family get togethers. We were 3 couples (friends) and 1 baby and a toddler. So much space to run around. Kids loved the pool. The new fire pit area looked lovely but didn’t get to try it out, the cabin is so well equipped and all the little welcome touches are appreciated. Will be looking to book again with our extended friendship group.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lisa S wrote a tip Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful pool so don't forget your swimmers! Fully stocked tea/coffee/milk. BBQ on the deck. Comfy beds, big bathroom. "
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Dries de mey wrote a tip Oct 2023
Laakdal, Belgium2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to book timely since these locations are soon fully booked"
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kiri t wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kangaroos are all around the cabins- best time to see them is early evening or early morning."
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Nighat A wrote a tip July 2023
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the evening , there are no outdoor lights , and the entire property is in pitch darkness- should have some solar lights at night ."
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Luke Chlebowicz wrote a tip July 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great place to relac and unwind and do nothing. Good wine, good energy and awesome comfort!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$328 - AU$443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pokolbin Cabins
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmers Lane Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Palmers Lane Estate?
Nearby attractions include Sutton Estate - Hunter Valley (2.5 km), Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (6.3 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palmers Lane Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Palmers Lane Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Palmers Lane Estate?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Palmers Lane Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palmers Lane Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, EXP. restaurant, and Yellow Billy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palmers Lane Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Palmers Lane Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (14.5 km).