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McCarthy's View Hunter Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

"Upon arrival we were blown away with how nice it was. Lots of space and a perfect deck for entertaining. So close to the wine region also. We would have loved to stay longer!"

It doesn't get much better than this!

Nearest cellar door- 90 seconds drive.

2 breweries AND a golf course- 2 minutes drive in either direction.

Concert venues- 5-6 minutes drive

Great value, comfortable accommodation- Right here!

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the every day in the gorgeous Hunter valley wine country is McCarthy's View. Placed perfectly between Pokolbin and Lovedale, McCarthy's View Hunter Valley is a comfortable and affordable getaway for families and groups of up to 8 seeking a base for their weekend getaway or extended stay.

This spacious country cottage is surrounded by natural beauty and magnificent views. Secluded, yet still close to the action of wine country, McCarthy's View is surprisingly spacious both inside and out. From the nearby dam you can hear the sounds of fish jumping and the water birds calling. To the horizon you can see the Brokenback Range. Inside, relax with a glass of the Hunter's best while catching up on the big game or cup day on the big screen TV with Foxtel.

Just a short drive from a plethora of fine cellar doors, restaurants, golf courses and the zoo McCarthy's view is sure to be popular with a broad range of visitors to the Hunter Valley.

We invite you to come and soak up the country air, indulge in the exquisite offerings of wine country and enjoy our country hospitality.


~ 3 Bedrooms: Queen + single. Queen + single. Single + single trundle.

~ 2.5 bathrooms. (Sorry, no bath.)

~ A range of toiletries and hair dryer is also available.

~ Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with slider door access on to the rear veranda.

~ Sprawling timber deck with outdoor setting and BBQ to take in the fresh air and views on warm summer nights.

~ Large screen TV with Austar access. (Sports and drama and lifestyle packages available.)

~ Mini hi-fi system

~ Wi-fi internet access.

~ Original Xbox with a range of games.

~ Undercover parking

~ Country kitchen fully equipped with electric cook top, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

~ Reverse cycle, split system air conditioning.

~ All linen and towels are provided.

~ Basic kitchen condiments.

~ 1 minute drive time to Hunter Valley Zoo.

~ 1.5 minutes to the nearest cellar door!

~ 2 minutes drive to Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club, Crowne Plaza

~ Transfers to and from concert events pick up nearby.

~ Easy access to Werakata National Park for mountain biking and bush walking.

We are happy to offer late check-out* where possible and free of charge! Enquire on booking.

*Subject to availability. The minimum booking is for two nights.


HUNTER VALLEY ZOO is open 9.00am - 4.00pm Thurs - Tues. Closed Wednesdays.

We are OPEN EVERYDAY during the school holidays.

Closed Christmas Day

ERNEST HILL WINES is a must do when visiting the Hunter is the cellar door is just 90 seconds drive from McCarthy's View. One of our personal favourites...tell them Getaway Hunter sent you!

LOVEDALE LONG LUNCH is a progressive style lunch held across several venues on the third weekend in May every year. Food, wine and entertainment all combine to make this one of the most popular events in wine country!

HUNTER VALLEY RUNNING FESTIVAL Races on offer include the Winery Marathon, Half Marathon, Coal & Allied 10.3km Vineyard Run, 5.2km Winery Wander and Pacific Smiles Dental 2k Kids Marathon. Held on the third weekend of July each year.

ALLSPOKES FESTIVAL is a cycling festival held in wine country each May. Catering to all cycling enthusiasts.


Just 2 hours from the Sydney CBD, 1 hour from Newcastle air port and 3 minutes from Pokolbin, Lovedale and the Cessnock CBD, McCarthy's View is perfectly placed for that weekend getaway or annual holiday.

ARE WE THERE YET? (Times and distances are approximate only.)

Hunter Valley Zoo ~ 1.3klm 1 minute

Ernest Hill ~ 1.5klm 1 minute

Lovedale ~ 2.8klm 2 minutes

Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club ~ 2.9klm 3 minutes

Tourist Information ~ 2.9klm 3 minutes

Cessnock Airport ~ 2.9klm 3 minutes

Blaxlands Inn ~ 6klm 5 minutes

Hope Estate ~ 6 klm 5 minutes

Cessnock CBD ~ 6klm 6 minutes

McGuigan's Wines ~ 7.5klm 6 minutes

Emerson's Restaurant ~ 8klm 7 minutes

Bimbadgen Estate ~ 10klm 8 minutes

Leave the keys at home and enjoy a guided tour to taste great semillons, gutsy reds, cheese, chocolate and olives, Perhaps you would just like a restaurant or concert transfer? We can connect you to our preferred tour companies and have your activities organised in no time.

Go in style and charter a helicopter tour of the Valley. You can be collected directly from McCarthy's View and whisked away on a scenic flight, tour and lunch, restaurant transfer or brewery tour.

Grab a group of friends and have yourself a memorable balloon flight with the guys from BALLOON ALOFT. MID-WEEK DISCOUNTS available to guests who are taking a mid-week flight. Contact us now to find out more.

CONCERT TRANSFERS can be met at the nearest pick up point just 1 klm away.

A copy of our booking and cancellation policy can be requested via email. A deposit indicates that you have read and agreed to these terms.

In respect of local wildlife and livestock, we do not allow pets of any kind on the property.

Keep up with everything that is happening, specials and concert announcements by liking the Getaway Hunter Facebook page!

For your added security, McCarthy's View is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nulkaba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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McCarthy's View Hunter Valley
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience here, with 9 girls we all had enough space to move around with all of our things, excellent location with great facilities.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

McCarthys View is in a lovely, quiet location. Not far to Potters Brewery and Wineries. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room to move with a good size lounge. Large deck and room for cars.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nice place.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property recently. I must say I agree totally to previous review in that, a poorly fitted and equipped kitchen. There is no dish sponges nor Glad wrap. There is no instruction on how to use the coffee machine. I agree again with previous review, $200-$300 investment on kitchen utensil and supplies would be good.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. It is valuable to us and without it we are unable to improve McCarthy's View to exceed your expectations on your next visit. I am sorry that it did not meet your expectations and we are now taking your suggestions and looking at the improvements we can make. KB
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great property

  • 4 of 5

Great property. Considering the price it was a very poorly fitted kitchen re: cooking utensils, pots, pans, oven mitts. Toaster's 1 didn't work and the other burnt bread at the lowest setting. $200-300 investment will set it right and give value for price of lodging

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! I was not aware of the issues as far as the toaster goes and I will certainly look at having this replaced so that future guests do not experience the same problem. We will also review the kitchen offerings and make sure that this aspect exceeds your expectations on your next visit. Once again, many thanks for bringing this to our attention. It is most helpful.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

pleasantly quite

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here last weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The house is in a quite area with a large block and the National Park across the road. We were a party of 5 so there was ample room for us all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I liked the touch of supplying breakfast for us pancakes & raisin toast.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Tanya, Thank you for your review. McCarthy's View continues to surprise her guests with her space, location to the vineyards and views. Look out for some further improvements into the future. We do sincerely hope you will take advantage of your return guest discount and visit us again. Regards, KB and The Team
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Our visit to the Hunter Valley and McCarthy's View was a last minute decision and one I am VERY glad

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the Hunter Valley and McCarthy's View was a last minute decision and one I am VERY glad that we made. Knowing that the valley would be heavily booked due to concerts, weddings and other events we anticipated that we would take what we could get in regards to accommodation and had no expectations.McCarthy's View was a perfect fit for our budget and was a pleasant surprise when we arrived just on dusk.Lighting had been thoughtfully left on for us, music was playing and there was even a chilled bottle of wine to help us settle in!The beds were comfortable with crisp, clean linen and it was great to wake the next morning with breakfast supplies of bacon, eggs, bread, milk and juice to kick off our day.There is an amazing amount of room to stretch your legs on the property as well as a massive deck to enjoy a BBQ. Which we did!Thanks to Getaway Hunter for helping to organise some activities last minute. your advice was spot on!We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Wineries, zoo, ballon flights


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 5 guests. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Booking fee: $35 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Concert transfers: $25 per person
    BBQ breakfast pack: $35 per stay
    Add Sunday to W.E.: $262 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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