This is not a joke. If you’re a lover of a little taste of opulence that blends smoothly with outstanding comfort, then from the moment you arrive at The Convent, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, you will know that you have chosen well.
The lengthy tree lined driveway opens to reveal a faultless entry to a luxurious escape that you will be reluctant to leave.
Once home to the Brigidine order of nuns, The Convent’s historical heritage has not been disturbed by rambling additions. Rather, its distinctive character has been moldered to accommodate seventeen elegant guest rooms with French doors opening onto wide verandahs that reveal peaceful views of the surrounding estate.
Extraordinary lengths have been taken to attain perfection. The lavish décor has been hand-sourced, historical features such as pressed metal paneling, stain glass windows and doorways, are evident throughout. There is an elegant range of soft furnishings, that draw you to their comfort.
This is a unique retreat by anyone’s standards. The in-house restaurant, Eighty Eight, has its own timeless charm.
A private dining area is luxurious and offers intimate comfort and elegance.
Flanked by well tended gardens, a leisurely stroll is great time-out. For the more energetic, a swimming pool, bicycles and a hedged tennis court ensure activity is in easy reach.
And let’s not forget that you are superbly located to explore and indulge in the region’s wineries and restaurants one of each being found at your fingertips – the Pepper Tree Winery and the highly acclaimed restaurant, Circa 1876 housed in this historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate, is a short walk down the driveway.
Just a stone’s throw away are endless outdoor experiences – hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, golf, bushwalking, horse riding and a variety of tours. This is an exceptional retreat that’s sure to surpass every expectation. Go and indulge – immerse yourself. You’ll be so glad you did.
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