The largest single grazing property in Pokolbin!
The iconic Hunter Valley trophy property, Rockview, has been owned by 5 generations of the Deasy Family and descendants since the 1860’s. At a time when they had the opportunity to choose the finest land available, the Deasy family have farmed Rockview with cattle, sheep, vineyard and crops over 140 years, ensuring that Rockview is a proven agricultural holding. The property is currently used for cattle grazing. Rockview is centrally located in Pokolbin, which is not only Australia’s premier wine growing location in the Hunter Valley, just 2 hours north of Sydney but also one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations. The F3 freeway extension, now completed, has reduced driving time from Sydney by about 20 minutes and will obviously lead to further investment interest in an area which is one of Australia’s most visited tourist and lifestyle destinations. Pokolbin boasts 3 major golf courses, numerous restaurants, hotels, resorts, vineyards and wineries – all contributing to a 5 star lifestyle for discerning purchasers.
Rockview has excellent long frontage to tar sealed Deasy’s Road and is mostly well grassed, gently undulating grazing land, with smaller areas of native Eucalyptus forest, which provide shade and feed for cattle and additional character to the property. An original weatherboard homestead provides weekend accommodation. Overflowing with charm, the homestead sits adjacent to majestic old fig trees – which add to the allure and atmosphere. Rockview has functioning cattle yards, is well fenced, watered by numerous dams and holds a permanent PID water supply licence from the Hunter River. There is a current development approval from Cessnock City Council for an eight lot (40 hectare) rural subdivision.
The zoning of the property allows integrated tourism such as accommodation/resorts, golf course, restaurants, hotel, vineyard, winery, conferencing etc in addition to grazing and other agricultural activities. While a property of this size is suitable for mixed grazing and agricultural use, including establishment of the largest vineyard in the lower Hunter, it also provides a perfect setting for development of the lower Hunter Valley’s most prestigious residence.
Rockview also offers one consolidated holding with potential carbon offset and biodiversity availability.
The views and ambience from Rockview are superb, park like and enchanting and complete an opportunity that may not be available again for another 140 years. In fact there may never again be an opportunity to acquire a property of its calibre and size in this tightly held location. Rockview will provide a most exclusive estate for the discerning buyer.
Rockview is approximately a 40 minute flight by helicopter or by light plane from Sydney International Airport to Cessnock Airport. Extensive chauffeur and hire car services are available from Cessnock Airport which is about 10 minutes drive from Rockview.