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Peppers Guest House

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The Hunter Valley offers you a choice of coast and country, wilderness and wineries and a glimpse of genuine country life in its historic towns.

Less than two hours drive from Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport, The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's oldest and most well known wine regions. Over 100 wineries are spread across sweeping vine-lined hills where generations of family winemakers are still onsite and inviting you to try their white and red varieties while telling their tales.

The region is also renowned for its exquisite regional produce, such as cheeses, olive oil and olives as well as over 60 restaurants with acclaimed chefs adding their own unique but distinctly Australian style.

For those seeking an active pursuit you can walk or ride your way through a handful of wineries creating your own Hunter Valley wine experience or try your hand at a swing of golf at one of the Hunter Valley's world class golf courses.

The Hunter Valley is also building its reputation as home to some of Australia's most spectacular events. 'The Lovedale Long Lunch' and 'Semillon and Seafood' celebrates the region's world class wine and food while a smooth melody of food, wine and music culminate for the 'Jazz in the Vines' and 'Opera in the Vineyards'.

Another aspect of the Hunter Valley unknown to many visitors and within close proximity of the wine growing region is the Barrington Top National Park featuring pristine rainforests with kilometres of hiking trails offering peace, quiet and superb scenery including native animals and birds.

Cessnock is the southern gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region while the town of Pokolbin, about six kilometres west of Cessnock.

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Nestled in the heart of New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine country, Peppers Guest House embodies the spirit of the Hunter and is one of the region's best loved retreats perfect for a weekend getaway or short break.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and overlooking vineyards with an intimate relaxed atmosphere, the comfort and elegance of our accommodation and Restaurant Sanctuary's (formerly Chez Pok) long standing reputation for exceptional fine food and wine, combined sees guests return to our retreat year after year.

Peppers Guest House is ideally located two hours north of Sydney and first opened its doors in 1984 as the very first Peppers Retreat. The concept of a contemporary style guesthouse offering relaxation in luxury surrounds with fine wine and gourmet dining was an instant success and remain the defining elements at the core of our Peppers Retreats today.

Offering a variety of accommodation styles, our retreat features 48 deluxe accommodation rooms and suites, each tastefully furnished in Peppers' distinctive boutique style. There is also one exclusive self-contained four bedroom cottage.

Simply slip into the indulgent world of our stunning retreat, sip delicious local Hunter wines on the terrace or head to the retreat's own endota spa for a touch of invigorating pampering or even try a signature Vinotherapie treatment. At sunset head to our award-winning Restaurant Sanctuary and indulge your tastebuds with exquisite food, whilst enjoying a glass of crisp Semillon or famous Hunter Shiraz overlooking the beauty of a sunset over the vines. You even might be lucky enough to enjoy a visit from the local kangaroos.

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's great wine producing regions with over 100 wineries and Peppers Guest House is ideally located to explore a wide variety of these picturesque properties. Offsite you can also enjoy activities including hot air ballooning, golf, bushwalks, horse riding, 4WD tours and cheese tasting at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.