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McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages

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614 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
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McCaffrey's Estate is located on Hermitage Road, Pokolbin and is nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, only 2 hours north of Sydney. Stay in our self-contained cottages amongst the vines, or join us for a wine tasting in our cellar door open Friday - Monday 10.00am-5.00pm. Located within walking distance of wineries, restaurants and just a short drive from Hunter Valley Gardens and championship golf courses. We are the ideal base to stay for major concerts in the region with coach transfers available to pick up and drop off from our property. McCaffrey's Estate offers self-contained accommodation in our Cabernet and Merlot Cottages. Each cottage has two bedrooms, comfortably sleeping four adults, an open plan living room with wood burning fire plus kitchen and dining areas. The bedrooms overlook the vines. Our cottages have their own private patios equipped with BBQ and outdoor dining tables. Guests have access to the outdoor saltwater pool during the summer months and are most welcome to wander amongst the vines. Bicycle hire can be arranged and horse riding is available nearby. We have toys, high chairs & travel cots available along with plenty of space for little legs to run through the grass. Board games, cards and bocce to keep kids of all ages amused. Our friendly dogs, chickens and ducks love meeting our guests and nothing beats fresh eggs in the morning. Award winning venues at a short distance such as 500m Restaurant Botanica, 700m Ironbark Hill Brewhouse/Enzo Weddings/Peter Drayton Wines, 800m Yellow Billy/Piggs Peake Wines & Two Fat Blokes. Enjoy the serenity as you walk or cycle the Around Hermitage Cycleway.
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Free parking
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Fireplace
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Lee M wrote a review July 2022
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We were thrilled with our little cottage at McCaffreys Estate, even before we arrived Danielle was helping us with planning our weekend away, the information we received was helpful as we navigated our plans....the cottage was well appointed, clean and comfortable, wood stacked for the fire and fire pit, even breakfast supplies and a lovely bottle of wine...best decision we made was to head straight over to do a McCaffreys wine tasting...exceptional and set the bar high for the other vineyards we were to visit. Thoroughly recommend staying here as a couple, with friends (like us) or even a family...we will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 10 July 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at McCaffrey's Estate. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed both your stay in our cottage and your wine tasting. As a family business we are so grateful for your reservation and your five star review, thank you. Danielle & Declan
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Glen D wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia23 contributions24 helpful votes
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This was our first stay here in the 2 bedroom self contained cottage. Both Danielle and Declan are amazing hosts. The accommodation was child friendly and allowed us to relax with our 18 month old daughter. Beautiful location with stunning views. In particular overlooking the dam and vineyards from the back deck often with Kangaroos in full sight. Our daughter loved the chickens, ducks and pool. This place is a hidden gem! Wines are also amazing and we will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great restaurants and wineries close by. Just need to pre book in advance if traveling on weekends.
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 3 May 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review! We enjoyed welcoming you to the vineyard and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Danielle
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Belinda H wrote a review Apr 2022
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We recently took my in-laws from the UK for a three night stay at the beautiful McCaffrey's Estate. We had the most wonderful stay with my in-laws absolutely raving about it! The cottages are a home away from home – hosts Danielle and Declan have thought of everything – fresh produce in the cottage, a gorgeous bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, and the fire stacked and ready to go. Our 6 and 4 year old enjoyed the pool, toasting marshmallows over the outside fire pit, and running amongst the vines. And our afternoon spent wine tasting in their cellar door was such an experience. Some of the best tasting wines in the Hunter and incredible stories from the host, Declan. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay – we'll definitely be returning for more!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 24 Apr 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here at McCaffrey's Estate. We are so happy to hear that you not only enjoyed your stay but that you would like to return again. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime! It was so lovely to welcome your family to Cabernet Cottage and I am so happy your felt like it was a home away from home. Our best wishes to you and we look forward to seeing you in the Hunter Valley again soon. Danielle & Declan
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LizzH97 wrote a review Mar 2022
An amazing experience with a very friendly host. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a weekend away. Cottage is in a beautifully maintained winery with wine tasting at your door. The breakfast basket in very convenient and the chickens and pool are great if you are taking children.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 3 Mar 2022
Thank you so much Liz for your 5 star review, it was so lovely to welcome you back to McCaffrey's Estate. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Our best wishes Danielle & Declan McCaffrey
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Cathy V wrote a review Feb 2022
Ryde116 contributions10 helpful votes
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Fantastic experience staying in a beautiful two bedroom cottage amongst the vines. Extremely comfortable and so relaxing. Kangaroos seen daily and can wander around the vineyard when it isn’t pouring with rain but the land is lovely and green
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Come to relax and enjoy
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 28 Feb 2022
It was fantastic to welcome you to our vineyard estate and thank you for your five star review, we really appreciate it! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your weekend with us and yes we have had a lot of rain of late, not so great for the vines at this time of year but everything is looking lush and green that's for sure! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Danielle
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Alyssa S wrote a review Jan 2022
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This was our second stay at McCaffrey’s cottages and won’t be our last. The cottages are the perfect home away from home, peaceful and idyllic location amongst the vineyards. Everything you need is at your fingertips including a pool for the hot days and fireplace for the cool days. Likewise, the breakfast hamper, kitchen etc has all the comfort of home for a relaxed stay. Danielle is the most gorgeous, friendly host who goes above and beyond. Highly recommend this location and accomodation- beautiful wineries and restaurants close by or a short drive. We also love that a stay here is supporting a hard working, young family build their dream!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 12 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us here in the Hunter Valley. It is always a pleasure to welcome your family to our vineyard and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Our very best wishes Danielle McCaffrey
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Gemma D wrote a review Nov 2021
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Couldn’t recommend our stay with Danielle and Declan more! We were treated like family from the minute we arrived and they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home. We had a ball! It was so special to be able to have a wine tasting where we lodged and we found it so personal and lovely to have a chat with the owners themselves as we sat down to enjoy the delicious wines they had to offer. We felt so relaxed and the accomodation itself was gorgeous too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back as soon as we can. Thanks Danielle and Declan for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 29 Nov 2021
Gemma the pleasure was all ours! It was lovely to welcome yourself and your friends to our vineyard and we do hope to see you again on your next Hunter Valley adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, it is greatly appreciated. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Best regards Danielle McCaffrey
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DavidFD7586CR wrote a review July 2021
Byron Bay, Australia395 contributions174 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights in the Cabernet Cottage at Mccaffreys in Pokolbin.Very comfortable and well appointed cottage.Centrally located on Hermitage Road with good eating places nearby.We particularly liked Yellow Billy for a relaxing lunch.The cottage is set amongst the vines and it is easy to see kangaroos up close and personal.Danielle was a very attentive host.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 July 2021
Thank you David for taking the time to review your stay. It was such a pleasure to welcome you back to our vineyard and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky to have such wonderful local restaurants here on Hermitage Road, and we agree that Yellow Billy is a wonderful spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch. Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Danielle & Declan McCaffrey
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Emily C wrote a review June 2021
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We had a great time! The cottage was very clean and so cosy with the fire going at night. Bonus points for the cupboard of toys for the kids! We loved tasting the wines and strolling through the vines. Lots of great food options nearby, or perfectly set up to BYO. You can feed the goats next door for a gold coin too, which is super fun for the kiddies. Danielle and Declan are incredibly friendly and helpful. No downsides to our visit!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 14 June 2021
Emily thanks so much for your 5 star review, it was wonderful to host your family and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Danielle
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Michelle Q wrote a review Apr 2021
Wollongong, Australia13 contributions
A beautiful boutique winery, we love supporting these smaller businesses. A great story about taking the risk to do something they are passionate about. Declan was a fantastic host, had us relaxed and laughing. The wines were lovely, would highly recommend a visit and would certainly go back. Thanks for a great experience Declan.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Danielle McCaffrey, Owner at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Responded 17 Apr 2021
Thank you so much, we loved welcoming you to McCaffrey's Estate and hope to see you again soon! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience and are very grateful for your 5 stars. Enjoy your wine. Danielle & Declan
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USD 200 - USD 249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (5.4 km), Mistletoe Winery (1.5 km), and Constable Estate Vineyards (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include EXP. restaurant, The Gates Restaurant, and Yellow Billy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at McCaffrey's Estate Self Contained Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.