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4.7 out of 5

"We stayed in the gatehouse, an old cottage in the middle of the vineyard. Despite it being a busy weekend in the Hunter, we definitely felt alone at T ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Pokolbin awaits you at The Carriages. You'll be 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Hope Estate and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Roche Estate. Highlights at this family-friendly B&B include 2 spa tubs, free continental breakfast, and in-room kitchenettes.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 10 rooms, and you can enjoy balconies, iPod docks, and DVD players. Minibars provide refreshments, and dining in is an option with amenities like kitchenettes and room service. Nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Additionally, espresso makers, in-room childcare, and free bottled water are available.

At the bed & breakfast's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and pool loungers as well as access to horse riding/rentals. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and a meeting room. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Pokolbin B&B include Hunter Valley Gardens and Bimbadgen Estate.

Verandah Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$216* Per night/room 23 Jan. - 24 Jan.

Verandah Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Gable Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Carriages ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Carriages

Everyone (27) Couples (50) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2019

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17 Jul. 2019 by Nerina

Thank you

5 out of 5
The property is perfectly positioned to explore the whole area. Lovely setting and fine attention to detail from the owners. We wanted something that didn't feel like a hotel room. The gables ticked this box.

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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19 Jun. 2019 by Nerina

Thank you so much. We are glad you had a great stay. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
The hosts were amazing from the moment we arrived until we left. Their suggestiins of places to go in the area were all fabulous. The breakfast basket was amazing and we will def recommend to anyone visiting thecarea.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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6 Feb. 2019 by Nerina

Thank you so much for this lovely review.

5 out of 5
A fabulous place to stay which is very quiet and still close to all the local wineries and great restaurants. The breakfast basket is a lovely touch and enjoy in a wonderful setting. Highly recommended!!

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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6 Feb. 2019 by Nerina

Wonderful that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the great review.

5 out of 5
I needed a relaxing place to stay to unwind in a short period of time. The Carriages were exactly what I needed! A tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle, the suite my best friend and I stayed in was private, clean, and oh so quaint. We relaxed, took a dip in the salt water pool, and were able to eat a nice dinner only minutes away. The staff and owners were absolutely lovely! We awoke to an overflowing basket of breakfast goodies outside our door--even down to a freshly squeezed orange juice! There was never a moment we did not love our stay! My friend and I plan to return with not only our families, but friends as well. A definite small business worth supporting. Very highly recommended!

Posted by , from Sydney, au on 28 Dec. 2018

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6 Feb. 2019 by Nerina

Thank you. We love hearing that our guests loved their stay and would return. please come back soon.

3 out of 5
Great staff. Great location Breakfast brought to the room. But same breakfast every day - boooring The n there are the mozzies. Even with all the doors closed I got eaten alive every night.

Posted by , from Aua on 21 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

Charming and peaceful vineyard stay

Pros: The old-style country hospitality, and limited number of people on the property.
Cons: The presence of an outdoor firepit for the warmer months.
Location: Plenty of fantastic restaurants nearby! Make sure you book ahead.
We stayed in the gatehouse, an old cottage in the middle of the vineyard. Despite it being a busy weekend in the Hunter, we definitely felt alone at The Carriages. The property offers the perfect mix of privacy and proximity to some of the best the Valley has to offer. The wines grown on the property are excellent, the comforts are numerous and the sights are endless. Being set back a couple of kilometres from the main highway, you get peace and quiet in abundance, surrounded by nature. Lovely place to stay.

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
Very quaint, lovely hosts, clean room, and great breakfasts. Would definitely return!

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful settings, clean rooms and the owners are very friendly. Absolutely love their wines. Continental breakfast served to your door each morning is lovely. Fireplace in the room is a great bonus. Central to everything the hunter valley has to offer. Loved it.

Posted by , from Port Macquarie on 6 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Luxurious & Relaxing

Peaceful, quiet, picturesque, relaxing. Close to all the Hunter Valley has to offer. Ideal for concerts at the local wineries.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2018

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Property Features

The Carriages offers its guests 2 spa tubs, an outdoor tennis court, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Along with a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this bed & breakfast measures 431 square feet (40 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Carriages. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Free self parking is available. This Colonial Pokolbin bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • 431 sq ft of conference space
  • 40 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (64 km / 39.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Carriages offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations at this 4-star bed & breakfast have kitchenettes with cookware/dishes/utensils and espresso makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include minibars and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve extra bedding in specific room types. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Carriages Country House
  • Carriages Country House B&B
  • Carriages Country House B&B Pokolbin
  • Carriages Country House Pokolbin
  • Carriages Boutique Hotel Pokolbin
  • Carriages Boutique Hotel
  • Carriages Boutique Pokolbin
  • Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
  • Carriages B&B Pokolbin
  • Carriages Pokolbin
  • The Carriages Country House
  • The Carriages Pokolbin
  • The Carriages Bed & breakfast
  • The Carriages Bed & breakfast Pokolbin
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.