Elfin Hill

Elfin Hill

250 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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5.0
#1 of 1 special B&B in Pokolbin
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Beautiful elevated property in the heart of the grape growing district of Pokolbin with fabulous views of the surrounding vineyards and the Brokenback mountain range.Quietly tucked away yet so close to all the very best that the wine region has to offer including only minutes to 4 world class golf courses.Recently refurbished and upgraded hotel style rooms are very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay easy and enjoyable with large glass french doors opening out onto your private veranda and perfectly framing the stunning vista. The separate loft/villa cottage provides a luxurious space with full amenities.The views from here are also fantastic with doors that open out onto the garden and courtyard area.Our small table grape vineyard and our neighbours extra large Chardonnay & Shiraz vineyard and farm animals complete the picture. The salt water swimming pool along side the BBQ area and the guest pavilion provides a refreshing end to a day out amongst the many cellar doors, restaurants, cafes, gardens etc during the summer months. The pavilion is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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Chanthear E wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Could not speak highly enough of Elfin Hill and it’s 5 star customer service and facilities. First impression was, how is this place not a 5 star resort?

Room was so clean with modern decor and the most comfortable mattresses and pillows. Hubby and I and our two little ones had such a restful nights sleep.

Tony and Madeleine made you feel like you’ve known them all your life. We were made to feel at home and nothing was ever too much, not even our two loud kids. Madeleine even went out of her way to pick up our dinner from a local restaurant as hubby and I had a few to drink and couldn’t drive. That is good old country friendliness but also just Madeleine’s big heart and beautiful personality.

Elfin Hill also serves THE best hot country breakfast at a small cost but their complimentary (due to booking directly at the hotel) continental breakfast was also divine! All the jams and marmalade are homemade and delicious. Oh and those crossaints, oh my!

Do yourself a favour and don’t look anywhere else. This is the place to be. You will not regret it. We can’t wait to go back. Our daughter Georgia already misses Lola (their gorgeous dog).
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marie B, Manager at Elfin Hill
Responded 5 Jun 2020
Chantheare & Andy It was our pleasure and delighted we had the opportunity to meet you both & your gorgeous girls, maybe on the next visit (Covid behind us) I can give them both a big cuddle. Elfin Hill is all about relaxing & making yourself at home, soaking up the ambiance, tranquil setting or sitting on the deck watching the sun set over the mountains. Lola will be so excited to see Georgia's beautiful little face again. Take Care & Kind Regards Madeleine & Tony
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YTRex wrote a review Jun 2022
Asia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for 2 nights stay in a Studio cottage for three persons. Cottage is beautifully set with a balcony that opens into the greeneries. There is a loft with a large double bed and a single bed on the lower floor. Room is clean, comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen.

It is set in a good location for drivers, as it is a short drive to both Cessnock and Pokolbin towns and to various cellar doors.

We encountered an unexpected storm and blackout on our second night. The host was quick to reassure the guests and to ensure our safety and well being, walking in the strong wind and rain with blankets to keep us warm and parceling out battery operated candles, and checking in on us periodically. Luckily, the storm blew over quickly and lights were restored soon after.

Definitely a memorable stay, for the beautiful cottage, views and great hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Erin and Dave wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at Elfin Hill. Madeleine was great and was so flexible with us as we had to reschedule due to numerous events. She really cared for us over the stay and made the experience delightful. It was so nice to wake up to a fresh and healthy breakfast and we really enjoyed the views.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Misspie wrote a review Jan 2020
Fort-de-France, Martinique
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group of 7 couples booked Elfin Hill for our yearly get together. This wonderful, friendly accommodation provided everything we needed plus more. Every couple had their own private studio with ensuite bathroom. Lots of natural light and spectacular views. Just a very short distance from our rooms a huge guest lounge area and chefs kitchen was a bonus for us all to get together, prepare aperitif and evening meals. Breakfast provided each morning was a large selection of all things delicious including fresh fruit, burcher, croissants, homemade jams. The lounge is a very relaxed area that also has outdoor seating on a big verandah capturing the same views. Swimming pool was just what we needed. Totally recommend this boutique accommodation in a really good quiet location.Staff attentive and helpful with local information.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve H wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Edwina and Damien are the most wonderful hosts of Elfin Hill, which is the perfect location for exploring the Hunter Valley at any time of the year. The views across the valley are simply stunning and the large, well-appointed guest rooms spotlessly clean. Edwina's personal touches make Elfin Hill feel like a home from home and if you choose to order a amazing cheese platter - with a bottle of the local wine, of course, or one of of Damien's fabulous pizzas, you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended - we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book now to avoid disappointment!
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Wikimemi wrote a review Aug 2020
Bulahdelah, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms named after your favourite wine overlook stunning views of mountains and valleys.
Your host takes great pleasure in showing the facilities and is a wealth of knowledge about the local area.
We can’t wait to return 10 outta 10
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Cabernet is slightly bigger than the room our friends stayed in
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MasamiB wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
How can I praise this amazing place!
We’ve stayed here a few times, the service and warm welcome we get each time is just beyond the word I can describe!

Tranquil property, cozy & clean room, beautiful owner and the cutest kitties you can meet, everything is what we look for when we visit Hunter Valley.

The owners are so lovely and friendly, we enjoy their warm kind service, (especially they were so lovely to our kids) we appreciate that they go above and beyond to make sure our stay is always perfect. Thank you!

Such an amazing place! We’ve found the hidden gem! Now we don’t want to stay anywhere else but Elfin Hill!

We can not wait to go back again!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Blackmore, Owner at Elfin Hill
Responded 26 Feb 2023
We look forward to having you here at Elfin Hill again soon. The children are delightful and not a problem. So good to hear that you always enjoy the accommodation, surrounds and what we have to offer. Thanks for staying. There is an upcoming event that you may be intersted in The Hunter Valley Air show, it promises to be quite spectacular.!.
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Mairs wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the accommodation, we stayed in the cottage and it beautiful country feel. Very clean and tidy. The Ed’s were comfortable and had plenty of pillows to choose from.

Must comment on the very tasteful breakfast and was prepared and served up on time that we chose. It served up beautiful.

Beautiful manicured grounds with plenty of scenic views out of your window and plenty of outside space to stroll around. Just beautiful

The manager was fantastic and went above and beyond to make our stay a great success. Anything you needed Madeline would make sure it happened as was the staff who also made our stay wonderful.

Thank you very much. We will definitely be staying again.
Marianne
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rochie65 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mooloolaba, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place for a group of friends or family travelling together. It has a number ? x 7 of individual rooms and a cottage, along with a swimming pool and common area. Easy access , all on one level and has atleast one bathroom with disabled access. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and location is great.Breakfast was included, cereal, fruit, toast, and each room has a nice outlook. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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lovelyladylou wrote a review Jul 2020
Langwarrin, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here this weekend as a getaway for my partners birthday, the staff was very helpful and kind, assisting me organising a couple of surprises for our room. Studio room is big and spacious, lovely view of field/trees from veranda. Bathroom/shower is slightly old school and small, but clean none the less and well looked after. Breakfasts are good sizes and tasty. Accomodation is on lovely peaceful grounds, and you are well looked after. We will happily stay here again next time we visit, thank you Elfin Hill :)
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn R asked a question Sept 2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia14 contributions13 helpful votes
Are cooking facilities available?
Answer from Eric H
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
The Owners encouraged us to use the kitchen facilities in the amenities building but we did not do much cooking, more heating up and serving . This facility is used for breakfasts and is extensive with oven, hotplates, fridge, freezer and dish washer. After a day around the wineries we were inclined to a simple meal with a good bottle of wine looking out over the landscape taking advantage of this property. Large dining table, lounge, heater and TV also provided.
traveller1234562015 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom127 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms, all named after wines have various bed configurations. Tea/ coffee, fresh milk, wine and chocolates on arrival. Pool available."
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Steve H wrote a tip Apr 2024
8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book now to avoid disappointment!"
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Frank V wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hunter Valley was a surprise to us. So much to see if you're into wines. At least 4 or 5 days would be ideal."
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Les J wrote a tip Jun 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book your acommodation, Uber or Taxi, Restaurants or any activities in advance to allow more options"
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Evason H wrote a tip May 2023
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"BYO breakfast"
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PRICE RANGE
₹12,360 - ₹15,534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elfin Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Elfin Hill?
Nearby attractions include Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (7.1 km), Saddlers Creek Wines (2.5 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elfin Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elfin Hill?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elfin Hill?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elfin Hill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elfin Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, The Gates Restaurant, and The Italian Cottage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elfin Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Elfin Hill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (9.0 km).
Is Elfin Hill accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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