OR Peppers Convent


The graceful OR Peppers Convent is scenically situated in the middle of the Hunter Valley. The celebrated wine-growing region is recognised as the oldest in Australia. Relish the magical atmosphere and the view out over rolling hills, green forests and lush gardens.


Good news: The Hunter Valley is situated at merely two hours’ driving distance northwest of Sydney. The vibrating metropolis and the serene Hunter are a wonderful combination and the Pepper Guest House the natural hotel choice. read more »


The buildings radiate a rustic flair with limestone walls and arched, dark timber ceilings. OR Peppers Convent is a country residence par excellence! Likewise, the rooms leave nothing to be desired. Polished floor boards compete with antique furniture for flair.


Flower arrangements and a fresh fruit basket are thoughtful details welcoming the guest. Everything is designed to inspire a feeling of having found a new home. Soft cushion and blankets as well as the crackling fireplace enhance the cosy ambience.


Other points the OR Peppers Convent has in favour are its friendly but unobtrusive service and the award-winning gourmet restaurant.


The OR Peppers Convent’ restaurant is a must-dine! The tongue-tantalising delicacies include scrumptious seafood, fresh mangos and warm, crispy treats from the oven. Of course, the delicacies are best accompanied by a regional wine… perfect!


The Hunter Valley is all about a little indulgence! Explore the valley and sample the delicious local wine at the many wineries that line the road. If possible, try to visit the Peppers Cottage and the Hunter Valley from January to February during the harvest season.


Experience the mashing process first hand. Sneak a few sugary grapes from the baskets and sample the new wine. However, even if you arrive outside the season, the Hunter Valley is a charming place to visit all year round. You will be thrilled! « show less


The colonial style of the OR Peppers Convent’s 47 guest rooms are romantic nostalgia. No matter whether you choose a Classic Room, the Vintage Room or the exclusive Heritage Suites, all of the units read more » feature graceful French frame and panel doors opening onto a veranda.


The view is stunning! Let your eyes rest on rolling hills and vineyards, forests and the valley. Spread between several buildings and storeys, the comfortable guest rooms are all equipped with a hairdryer, soft bathrobes, telephone, high-speed internet, TV and a mini bar. The elegant bathrooms feature a separate shower.


The comfortable Classic Rooms are located at ground level, the larger Vintage Rooms on the first floor and the stunning Heritage Suites, sporting a separate lounge and king-size beds, in the surrounding buildings.


Only recently, all room were renovated, including the reception, conference area and the famous restaurant Chez Pok. Of course, the enchanting wellness area with its two new pools, a sauna and tennis courts has to be mentioned. The OR Peppers Convent is bliss for body, mind and soul!


INTOSOL recommends a minimum stay of two nights in the Hunter Valley. Indulge in the wonderful setting and sample the delicious local wines. Fine style and serene tranquillity! « show less


Your idea of a holiday is a romantic ambience and a quiet setting combined with elegant grace? The OR Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley is a perfect choice!


Rolling hills, green forests and crystal-clear read more » lakes – everything your heart desires! Explore the lush countryside or enjoy a leisurely walk amidst the vineyards. Even the beach is not far away. Kingscliff Beach is serenely beautiful and offers warm, soft sand for a beach snooze.


Sample the local produce! Almost all of the Hunter’s wineries offer wine tasting. Wherever your preferences lie – a fruity white or dry red – you are sure to hit upon the one or other delicious surprise.


Moreover, many of the wineries run small gourmet restaurants, the perfect option come lunchtime. Doubtlessly, gourmets and wine connoisseurs will be thrilled by the Hunter Valley!


A wonderful option to explore the village and the rolling vineyards is an extended bicycle tour. Bikes are rented everywhere. However, carrying a map of the Hunter is advisable. The twisting and winding roads tend to confuse the wine-tasting explorer.


The Hunter is at its best during the harvest season in January and February. Should you time your visit with this season, keep in mind to make your reservations for the OR Peppers Convent in time. The celebrated house is quickly booked out.


With Sydney situated only two hours’ driving time away, a day trip into the city is another interesting option. Having explored the bustling metropolis, it is a wonderful feeling to return to the quiet and peaceful Hunter Valley.


Those with time to spare will discover that the region offers countless other fascinating excursion options. The region sports mountains and forests as well as sand beaches – everything only a short drive away.


No matter which activities or sights spark your interest, the OR Peppers Convent and the Hunter Valley are a stylish base camp. And then, of course, another nip of the local wine always keeps the spirits up high! « show less