The building is a nunnery that was constructed in the early 1900's and moved a few hundred kilometres to its present location. It contains many beautiful period details and is indeed a step back in time. Currently, it sits close to Pepper Tree cellar door and Roberts Restaurant, at the end of a gorgeous flowery lane.
The friendliness on arrival could definitely have been improved. The building, due to its age, comes with a few minor inconveniences (like lack of electrical outlets and wifi that actually works). We were rudely awoken by a loud drinking party on the shared verandah, but it was the middle of the afternoon and not late at night. We were just tired from our long drive and after a rest.
On the plus side, breakfast is ample and tasty, the free canapés and drink at cocktail hour were much appreciated, and for the most part the peace and beauty of the setting are worth it for a few days of tranquility. The Hunter location is also very good. Try Roberts Restaurant, Oishi Restaurant, and Hungerford Hill winery.
PS- I hear one of the nuns still resides in room 8 and doesn't care much for visitors.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking