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Riverflats - Carinya Homestead

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

MID-WEEK SPECIAL Monday to Wednesday Nights $60 per adult per night - Min 4 adults - Max 8 $105 per adult per night. Min 2 night stay. Check in - 2 pm Check out - 10 am

Carinya Homestead is nestled on a magnificent 100 acre working olive grove "River Flats Estate" with over 3500 olive trees. Carinya offers the perfect blend of modern country accommodation with the charm of a country retreat . Carinya Homestead sleeps up to 8 people with its 4 queens size bedrooms and two bathrooms. Carinya has a full sized snooker room and a large open plan lounge, dining and country style kitchen. It also has a great slow combustion wood burning for those cold winter evenings. Carinya is like a home away from home but with magnificent views over the Olive groves and a magnificent dam. With a slow combustion fire, R/C air-conditioning, BBQ area and large open and enclosed deck areas and a modern and fully equipped kitchen, Pool/Billard table and pay TV every detail has been taken care of. So just sit back, relax, enjoy the view and your stay. Given notice we can arrange catering or gourmet platters. The magnificent rustic outdoor entertainment area features a large BBQ and Pizza Oven and is perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Surrounded by fairy lights and beautiful gardens you wont ever want to leave. The Homestead features another 2 properties on the estate, one which is a five minute stroll through the olive grove called Tara Cottage. Tara sleeps 6 guests in 2 queen size bedrooms and a third bedroom with 2 single beds. The second house is called Roviana which is also a five minute stroll past the impressive dam and through the olive grove. Roviana sleeps 10-12 guests, 3 bedrooms with king size beds, one bedroom with 2 double beds plus ensuite and a double sofa bed in the lounge room. So if you have a large party of 25 - 30 people we have the perfect solution for you with all three houses in the one location and within a short stroll of each other. If you take both cottages then the large undercover central area is fantastic with Open Fire, BBQ and tables and chairs so all your family and friends can sit under the stars and enjoy a touch of Tuscany in the Hunter Valley. Carinya supplies all bed linen, towels, crockery and utensils. They also provide everything for a hearty country breakfast including bacon, fresh farm eggs, bread, orange juice, tea and coffee with all condiments.

Local Attractions

The village of Broke stands at the base of the Brokenback and Hunter Ranges on the Wollombi Brook.

Importantly, Broke Fordwich retains its integrity as a rural community remaining free of large scale development yet offering first class B&B and self catering accommodation, restaurants and activities.

Visitors to the area are surprised by the amount of wildlife they see. It's rare to visit the area without seeing kangaroos, wombats and a huge range of birds.

Taste the delicious treats for the gourmet and innovative cook. River Flats Estate and our retail outlet Pickled and Pitted have a superb range of olives, oils, cheeses, preserves and other specialty items all prepared locally and with seasonal produce.

Visit our local vineyards in the area. They include, Beyond Broke, Broke Estate, Poole's Rock, Mt Broke, Catherine Vale, Bacchus Estate, Krinklewood, Elysium and Nightingale Wines

But there is more to do in the Hunter than wine tasting, we have fantastic restaurants, you can play Golf, spend a day at a health spa, visit a chocolate or cheese factory. We can also arrange wine tours.


Travelling From Sydney Via Wollombi - Very Scenic

Join the F3 freeway at Wahroonga but take the exit for Peats Ridge (route 33 next exit after Mt White). Follow the signs for Wollombi. Travel along the old Pacific Highway for approx 15 kilometres and then turn left to Wollombi and Singleton. The road follows the Old Convict Trail from Bucketty and winds through the valley, past Murrays Run and Laguna before arriving at Wollombi. Continue straight ahead at the Wollombi Tavern - there is a short section of dirt road just outside Wollombi but improves shortly afterwards. Once you reach Paynes Crossing Bridge, continue along the Wollombi road for a further 12 Kms and you will see River Flats Estate Olive Grove on the left hand side. First Gate is Carynia and the second gate is Tara

Travelling From Sydney Via F3 Freeway

Join the F3 Freeway at Wahroonga and take the Vineyards/Cessnock exit. Follow the signs to Cessnock along Route 82. At the end of Cessnock main street follow Vineyard signs along Allandale Road towards Branxton. After 7 kilometres turn left into Broke Road. 3.7 kilometres along Broke Road turn left into McDonalds Road and then immediately right to stay on Broke Road. Follow Broke Road past Harrigan's Irish Pub, Tyrrell's Vineyard and Mallees Restaurant to Hermitage Road, continue straight for 15 kilometres until you reach the end of Broke Road. You are now in Broke. Turn left and travel 5 klms and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carynia.

Travelling From Western Sydney, Via Putty Road

Follow the Putty Road to Milbrodale then turn right onto Milbrodale Road towards Broke. Travel approximately 13kms along Milbrodale Road until you reach Broke at the end of Milbrodale Road. Turn Right and continue 6klm on the Wollombi Road and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carynia

Travelling From Newcastle or North Coast

From Newcastle or the North Coast, take your preferred route to Cessnock, then follow the above directions

Travelling From New England Highway

From the New England Highway, turn off at Singleton and follow the main street (John St) south. Watch for the left turn to Broke and Wollombi about five minutes south of Singleton. Once you reach the village of Broke travel 5 klms and you will see River Flats Estate on your right hand side. First Gate is Tara and the second gate is Carinya.


* A deposit of 50% of the total rate is required by to secure the booking. Deposits are not refundable.

* The outstanding balance is due 14 days before your arrival date.

* A security deposit is required before your arrival and is fully refundable if the house and their contents do not suffer damage or loss or require excess cleaning.

* Weekend Public Holiday bookings must be for a minimum of 6 or more guests and are 3 night stays only.

* Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at full weekend rate.

* Other conditions may apply.

More Details

Property Manager
Marian Waite
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018


Broke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist


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Riverflats - Carinya Homestead
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
NSW, Australia

Broke Homestead

  • 2 of 5

Great view perched on the hill overlooking dams and olive groves. We were disappointed in the homestead, found the lounges old and very musty with smelly scatter cushions. The homestead was full of the owners stuff with no room to pack the vacuum cleaner and other stuff away because all the cupboards were full. Even the wardrobe in our room was full of stuff. Lovely big stove in the kitchen, but the oven was filthy, crumbs all over toaster top and also on kitchen bench top, Dirty dishwashing cloth. Dirty windows and screens. We are not fussy people and have stayed extensively in holiday accomodation throughout Australia, some old, some new, but we do expect a clean environment. Still we enjoyed our stay and made use of the great outdoor facilities offered.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyn, Thank you for your feedback we do really appreciate it. We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay in Carinya. We have a couch and cushions already on ordered and awaiting delivery and all other issues you raised will be addressed. Thanks again. Kind regards, Marian & Sara
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Home from home - didn't want to leave..

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot - perfect for family getaway. Hosts were great. Lovely setting. Outdoor area was excellent. Hosts set up the Pizza oven for us on arrival so we could make our own pizzas. We were given access everywhere so could walk around and see the farm animals. So relaxing. Most of all we felt we were visiting a family as friends not "holiday accommodation"

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends caught up for the Easter weekend and stayed at Riverflats. The location was amazing from a view perspective (which was stunning) as well as a geographic perspective, right in the middle of the wineries.

I would highly recommend this place for groups or families wanting to find peace in the country but easy access to amazing boutique wineries.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Absolute Treasure

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible estate and great hosts! An incredibly comfortable home for 8 of us who took advantage of the beautiful views with the sun beaming every morning.

We had trouble lighting the fire and Sara was more than helpful when she set it up for us so we could make our own pizzas. Sara also gave us information on the area (as there's no signal-perfect to get away from city life for a weekend).

Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A perfect stay in the Hunter

  • 5 of 5

Carinya is a wonderful property that I couldn't recommend highly enough if you are looking for a proper country retreat in the Hunter Valley. The property is massive and very well equipped for all types of activities. The owners are incredible and really made us feel like we were at home. So many good things I could say about this place but I will leave it to you to discover them all. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Marian (and everyone else) for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

Best spot for a weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Had the best time at Carinya Homestead! We went there (11 friends in total!) to celebrate a birthday and had an amazing weekend away! House is spacious and offers so much including entertainment, views, space, pool table, pizza oven, dam and some farm animals. Everything you need for a large group to feel comfortable and enjoy the stay. Sara was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Vineyards and Olive Grove


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund