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About The Convent Hunter Valley

Escape to the famous Wine Country and enjoy luxury boutique hotel accommodation at The Convent Hunter Valley. Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney CBD, The Convent is nestled within one of Australia’s premiere wine regions - Polkobin.

Our unique location offers expansive acreage views of the glamorous boutique hotel -  The Convent, Pepper Tree Winery and Circa 1876. All venues are located on the estate and  surrounded by rich, produce filled kitchen gardens, creating a  tranquil culinary treat pleasing to lovers of both food and wine.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a weekend with the girls or your mates, or a fun-filled family holiday, our intimate and boutique Hunter Valley hotel offers something for everyone. Unwind and enjoy renowned local wines at Pepper Tree Winery and share the passion for organic produce and farm to fork dining at our hatted restaurant at Circa 1876.

Explore the Hunter Valleys with the whole family and sample the region’s many attractions. With an onsite function room, a spectacular backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere, The Convent is the ideal venue for weddings, corporate events and celebrations.

Our friendly, knowledgeable front office team are experts on the region, and strive to ensure each guest has an unforgettable experience in the Hunter region.

Book your stay now or purchase a gift voucher package and treat a loved one to a well-deserved Hunter Valley luxury boutique escape.

Our History

The Convent was once home to the Brigidine order of nuns in Coonamble, about 600 kilometers from the Hunter Valley. After careful reconstruction this unique retreat now nestles in the magnificent landscaped gardens of the acclaimed Pepper Tree complex just over 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

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Set amongst beautiful gardens and vineyards in classic Australian wine country, The Convent Hunter Valley is picture perfect. Lavish décor has been hand-sourced and the dining options would rival any found around the globe. The retreat is just a short stroll from the renowned Circa 1876 Restaurant or alternatively dine in Restaurant Eighty Eight located in the Convent.

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