Property Watch: Pokolbin estate listed for sale with $5.5 million price guide

TRANQUILITY: This Hunter Valley Estate is being marketed through an expressions of interest campaign and is expected to sell in the new year for over $5 million.
TRANQUILITY: This Hunter Valley Estate is being marketed through an expressions of interest campaign and is expected to sell in the new year for over $5 million.

A “spectacular” 25-acre property right in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country with a guide of $5.5 million is being marketed as “the most talked-about listing to come to market this year”

Cain Beckett of Jurds Real Estate is marketing the property at 138 Gillards Road, Pokolbin.

It features a luxurious homestead with breathtaking mountain views and also has a pool, tennis court, cellar door, restaurant, winery, additional cottage and a boutique vineyard.

“It’s an exceptionally large luxury home and it’s the prime location in the Hunter Valley,” Mr Beckett said.

“If you’re going to live in wine country, that’s where you want to be. It’s got everything.”

The property hit the market two weeks ago and has already caught the eye of plenty of prospective buyers.

“The interest is strong and is almost exclusively coming out of Sydney,” he said.

“But you do find there is a Newcastle market because it’s reasonably accessible and offers a pretty good lifestyle.”

The property is being marketed through an expressions of interest campaign.

AERO STANDS TALL

GWH Build’s newest multi-story residential development AERO on 770 Hunter Street has been completed and settlements are being taken and residents moving in.

It is located at 770 Hunter Street and is currently the tallest building in Newcastle at 14 storeys high.

It features 45 architecturally designed apartments with commercial space at street level.

Residents will also benefit from the communal rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of the region.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: GWH Build have completed construction of the city's tallest building AERO, which has a rooftop terrace. Picture: Jon Reid, Sharperstill

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: GWH Build have completed construction of the city's tallest building AERO, which has a rooftop terrace. Picture: Jon Reid, Sharperstill

HISTORIC WARATAH

Built circa 1870, it is believed to be one of the original homes of Waratah.

The home at 45 Platt Street is being marketed by Robert Crawford, of Robert Crawford Real Estate, and retains many of its original features, including convict brickwork.

Its first open home will be held today at 11am and it has been listed with a price range of $620,000 to $670,000.

ORIGINAL CHARM: This residence was built in the late 1800s and was one of the first homes of Waratah. It still features convict brickwork.

ORIGINAL CHARM: This residence was built in the late 1800s and was one of the first homes of Waratah. It still features convict brickwork.

GIFT FOR HMRI

First National Newcastle City were in the gift-giving spirit as the festive season approached, donating $20,000 to the lifesaving medical research organisation Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) this month. 

The money was raised during the agency’s Spring Fling Auction Campaign and Principal George Rafty was honoured to present the final cheque.

“As a local small business, we are extremely pleased that we can give back to such an important organisation,” he said.

“I have personal reasons for supporting the organisation, with parents on both side of my family having succumbed to cancer and stroke in recent times.

“It is devastating to watch loved ones fight against a disease that researchers may one day be able to cure”.

RARE RELEASE

Three near-level, north-facing and generous-sized lots with golf frontage in The Vintage are being marketed through Vintage Realty as part of a limited land release in the Hunter Valley golf estate.

The lots range in size from 771 square metres to 827 square metres and from $375,000 to $399,000 in price.

TREND CONTINUES

A development site at 57 Bulls Garden Road that was marketed with a guide of $2 million through Street Property Group’s Andrew Walker has sold for an undisclosed sum.

It has development application approval for seven blocks of land with houses and continues a trend for the road which has experienced plenty of market activity this year.

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