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The Cove Village

Own your home and land
Pet friendly gated community
No exit fees

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Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures ....

The Cove is Newcastle's premier over 55's resort, located at Fullerton Cove, the gateway to beautiful Port Stephens between the Hunter River and Stockton Beach.
The Cove's unique attraction is Community Title, meaning you own your own home and land, and don't pay any exit fees.
The Cove offers numerous resort style facilities, including full size tennis court and bowling green, indoor heated pool and spa, bar lounge and dining areas, lounge, billiards room and library, craft room, theatrette, gym, men's shed and more!
The architecturally designed homes are spacious and offer 9ft ceilings, ducted air conditioning, full gourmet kitchens with stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. All homes offer master bedrooms with ensuites and garages. The Cove is located just 15 minutes north of Newcastle, surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna between the coastline and Hunter River.
Turn off Nelson Bay Road into Fullerton Cove Road at the roundabout just north of Newcastle Golf Course.

  • I feel that I am in paradise every day, Fun, friends and good times every day

  • Recommend The Cove for single ladies, it is the best thing I have done moving here, the people are great and so helpful, the houses are really lovely, built beautifully, very comfortable, the facilities are great, fabulous fabulous fabulous, I really recommend the Cove for everybody

  • Love living here, lovely homes, a wonderful Community, lot's of activities and new friends to make. Close to the airport, Port Stephens, Nelsons Bay and Raymond Terrace, a short ferry ride across to Newcastle eateries and attractions from nearby Stockton. Beautiful beaches. Great for singles and couples.

  • We downsized two and a half years ago and moved into the cove, we love living here, we call it easy living, as we have a caravan and go away a lot during the year, we just close up the house and go off on an adventure, knowing that everything is secure and safe. Love the village feel, have made lots of new friends. Our facilities are the best, bowls, tennis, darts, pool table, library, large club house with a bar and commercial kitchen, plus all of the exercise classes that you need, there is something on every day, plus lunches out with the ladies.

  • I totally recommend The Cove for anyone wishing to downsize and meet new people. We have been here nearly 3 years and it is the best move we have ever made. You are never alone, but also have a beautifully built home where you can be alone if you want

    Marg L
  • "We had been wanting to move out of our Wahroonga property to a retirement option, but struggled to find anything with our requirement of 3 bedrooms, double garage, motorhome storage & garden, then we found The Cove & we were sold! We love the environment, the neighbours are friendly, there is as much social activity or privacy as you need & we have found the added bonus of being close to Stockton - 10 minutes to a great beach, and a 5 minute ferry to Newcastle. We are regular users of the pool & gym & have joined the Zumba class. A wonderful home to come home to".

    Bill and Pamela
  • “Very welcoming, warm and extremely friendly folk. Really happy we chose here for our new address. The discovery of & move to The Cove for life long Sydney-siders has been a decision well made. The helpfulness, cooperation & friendliness made the transition seamless. All the available facilities & amenities at The Cove make for a wonderful holiday atmosphere. Our home is spacious, well built, extremely livable & comfortable. Visiting family in Sydney & Canberra is easily accessible. After 9 months here, we couldn't be happier”

    Vlasta & Pete
  • “We moved from Sydney to to The Cove in February 2015. I did my homework online as we decided we wanted a lifestyle change. We loved the idea that we would own our own home and land. The facilities at The Cove are second to none. You have people here that are like minded, and a very friendly atmosphere. We feel the decision to move here at the cove was the best one we have made.”

    Lynne & Warren
  • "Ken & I have lived now at The cove for nearly two years. We very much enjoy our lifestyle and the closeness to Newcastle for shopping and outings. We love the tranquility and a quiet atmosphere. The access to the pool is great and we have renewed our hobby of playing Mahjong and also find the social activities a lot of fun."

    Ken & Judith
  • “We moved to The Cove for the lifestyle and to be near Stockton beach, as we love fishing. We also enjoy photography and there is always lots of wildlife and sunsets to capture. The people here are very friendly and we love the fact we can be as social or private as we like.”

    Margaret & Garry
  • “We moved to The Cove after living in Sydney for 39 years. We love the lifestyle and strong community. Everyone was so welcoming and we have made wonderful new friendships. We enjoy bowls, playing pool and watching the football on the big screen in the theatrette. We especially enjoy Saturday afternoon drinks with friends and neighbours. The pet friendly factor and amazing Clubhouse were the main attractions, but we have discovered so much more living here. Best move we ever made!”

    Alan & Sue
  • "We have been at The Cove Village for about 2 and half years, it's great place to live. There are lots of things to do and great people to do it with, we feel safe and secure. There are so many activities available. You can do as much as you like or as little, but remember - if you don't use it you will lose it! Mind, body and soul. There is a Mens Shed, craft room or you can relax in the club house and attend trivia nights, games nights and also social get togethers. We enjoy Aqua Aerobics, Zumba, Heartmoves, Bowls & Tennis".

  • I love living at the Cove, you can go for a walk on flat ground, call into the gym on your way home then take a dip in the pool if you get to hot. The grandchildren are welcome for sleep overs in the school holidays or any other time. The residents are very friendly & it is up to you if you join in the activities or not there is no pressure."

  • “I love that The Cove is handy to my work, is a secure community and is so low maintenance, especially after downsizing from an acreage at nearby Medowie. All services and facilities are a stone’s throw away, we are 10 minutes from Mayfield and close to Stockton Beach where we go 4WD and fishing”.

  • “After living in Sydney for over 34 years we decided to downsize and move to The Cove to be near family. We love the lifestyle and convenience of living in the Newcastle area where everything is so accessible. It’s like being on holidays every day!”

    Julie & Alan
  • “We downsized due to health problems and loved the idea of Torrens/Community Title. We love the generous size of the dwellings and the facilities, recreation room, tennis & bowls. We love the friendship among the residents, as well as the support and community feeling. We all enjoy social events together both inside and outside The Cove”

    Carol & Tony
  • “We love the lifestyle at The Cove, everyone is so friendly and we feel like we belong to a great community of people who care about each other”

  • “We had been talking about selling our home and considering The Cove for some time. We are glad we made the move, and love the lifestyle and other residents. It is like one big family. I enjoy the quietness and also enjoy using the wonderful facilities.”

  • “We moved to The Cove to live with other over 55’s, as well as enjoy activities. We love the peace and quiet here.”

  • “We made the move to The Cove for company and activities. I love being able to go and talk to anyone, anytime and all the other residents feel the same way.”