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Capers Guesthouse

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Jane Young
2859 Wollombi Road, Wollombi, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-4998-3211
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)2-4998-3458

I felt incredibly at home sitting on the wide, vine-shaded verandah at Capers guesthouse. With its old honey-coloured sandstone, big stone fireplaces, English country style and stunning views onto green, rolling pastures and forest, it wouldn’t be far out of place in the Cotswolds.....

.... It’s hard to believe that the house was built only just before the turn of the millennium, but despite this there’s an awful lot of history in these walls. Examine them closely and you’ll see engraved on the surfaces names and chisel-marks of the ex-convicts who originally constructed a Sydney hospital with them some 150 years back. Now relocated to the Hunter Valley, the walls are witness to nothing but luxury and good times. Each room has air-conditioning, heating, its own sunny terrace and three have French windows that open onto the gardens. Both the guesthouse and in its lovely neighbouring cottage are full of antique furnishings, liberty print fabrics and chairs, old Chinese rugs and roaring fires. They are great places to snuggle and warm your toes during cold, wintry months and the cool stone floors are perfect for baking bush summer days. Jane used to be a caterer in Sydney and she serves delightful, candlelit suppers on silver at the elegant dining table. With great wineries, pleasant drives, lovely bushwalks and even the coast just under an hour away, this is a great base from which to linger in and around the valley.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Meals Can Be Provided    Good Hiking or Walking    Self-catering Option    Wine-makers    Gourmet Cuisine Available    
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Rooms: 7: 3 kings (2 with en-s showers, 1 with en-s spa bath, open fire and TV) and 3 queens, (2 with en-s spa bath, 1 with shower), all have French doors that open either onto the garden or to the veranda; self-catering cottage has 3 double bedrooms and 2 singles, 1 shared shower and 1 en-s spa bath.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Dinner, 2 courses $50 pp, 3 courses $60 pp. Hamper breakfast is inlcuded in cottage for $450 pp.
Directions: From Sydney take Pacific Highway heading north to Wahroonga and join freeway heading north to Newcastle. Take Wollombi/Calga exit onto Rte 33. Approx 55 mins to Wollombi. In town turn R for Cessnock & Capers is 400m along this road on the R.

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