Who doesn’t dream of a lifestyle of relaxation, recreation and refinement? In a competitive housing market residential golf and lifestyle estates have taken on a new allure for home buyers.
Traditionally the domain of golf-loving retirees, these picturesque golf and lifestyle estates are also very popular with a much wider demographic that include young families and couples looking for an alternative to city dwelling, the opportunity to up-size their homes and improve their lifestyle.
Located in Rothbury (Pokolbin) in the Hunter Valley, The Vintage is an example of this vision to create a residential lifestyle community with its own rare blend of village character, natural beauty, urban convenience and resort-style luxury. All this is wrapped within the green oasis, that is the 18-hole Greg Norman designed championship golf course which is ranked amongst the best in Australia.
Surrounded by vineyards and restaurants, with easy access to major roads, schools, supermarkets and shopping centres and all that the Hunter Valley wine region has to offer, The Vintage provides an incomparable lifestyle that combines the charm and atmosphere of the countryside with all the convenience and amenities of urban life.
For many, it’s also a place where they can relax and enjoy life and nature in a safe and secure environment for their family, while living in a community of like-minded people.
Since its opening in 2003, people from all over the country are discovering The Vintage advantages and as each stage of the residential community is released to the market, lots are being snapped up by those keen to live the good life.
Extensively landscaped with dedicated parklands and reserves and enjoying vistas of golf, vineyards and mountain ranges, both golfers and non-golfers alike can embrace an exclusive and relaxed lifestyle within a friendly community of varied ages.
From the main entry to the manicured parklands, it is easy to understand why The Vintage won gold in the 2015 Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards for Landscape and Public Art, as well as the many other awards spanning the 14 years since it was developed.
Smart, elegant homes grace manicured streetscapes where life takes on a more measured pace, yet is still conveniently located to the Hunter Expressway and an easy 30-minute drive to Newcastle suburbs and just 90 minutes using the M1 to Sydney.
But, the benefits of living at The Vintage go far beyond the world-class 18-hole golf course.
Blending spectacularly into the Hunter Valley landscape, the Clubhouse at The Vintage is the focal point of the community. With superb facilities, function rooms, pro shop, Vintage Café and Legends Grill restaurant, the award winning Clubhouse provides a haven for people to relax in private or with friends over coffee, a beer or a glass of wine while overlooking the stunning views of the golf course.
Residents also get to enjoy the awarded Château Élan Destination Spa and Salon which is located in the resort as well as recreation facilities which include a 25m heated swimming pool and spa, day/night tennis courts and a health and fitness centre to complement the 7km of bicycle and walking trails.
Opportunities to live among the famous Hunter Valley wineries in a residential golf community and just minutes to a major city are hard to come by. But, when you purchase at The Vintage you are not simply buying into another housing estate. Instead, you are buying into a piece of the Hunter Valley and all the style, freedom, community spirit and affordable luxury that comes with it.