If it’s country charm with a side of luxury you’re after, look no further than Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands.
With perfectly manicured gardens greeting you upon arrival, it is immediately clear that attention to even the tiniest detail is a strong suit of the Peppers crew. The sprawling estate is befitting of its location – the spectacular Southern Highlands – and it is hard not to delight in the unashamedly old world charm it exudes.
Originally built in 1926, Peppers Manor House has recently undergone extensive renovations which have seen all 43 guest rooms refurbished, developments to the reception, lounge and car park areas completed, and the addition of a new indoor/outdoor events space. The $3.5 million project provides the property with some welcome modern upgrades, while losing none of its all-important heritage feel.
In particular, the guest rooms have maintained their indulgent 1920s-inspired aesthetic, but some subtle 21st Century touches have seen the rooms suitably transformed for a more contemporary visitor.
That’s not to say Peppers has opted for style over substance, however, especially when it comes to many of the key features of the manor. The award-winning Katers Restaurant is a definite highlight, and you can expect to try local Artisan produce, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from the onsite kitchen garden, and a smorgasbord of inspiring dishes. Peppers Manor House also offers spa treatments at the New Look Affinity centre, exclusive access to the championship course at Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club, or the option to take up tennis, croquet, badminton, boules or billiards, should you feel so inclined.
The pure decadence of Peppers Manor House might hark back to a time of sophisticated grandeur, but make no mistake, Peppers has well and truly established the manor as a place to enjoy well into the future.