The Peppertree (5*) is a gracious Edwardian-Villa built in 1901 is surrounded by 10 acres of farmland, vineyard, olive grove and beautiful gardens, nestled quietly amid the world famous Marlborough wine region. It is the ideal base from which to tour the region or a treasured retreat where time stands still. The timeless feel of this beautiful hotel accommodation flows through into each of the five spacious guests suites, each individually decorated and complete with fireplace, verandah or balcony. The guests will enjoy the heritage feel along with the modern conveniences and above all the personal touches we are able to offer.
On your arrival at the Peppertree, enjoy a ‘Welcome’ drink with appetizers along with Peppertree’s own olive oil on the wisteria clad verandah as the sun sets. Of course, be sure to sample ‘The Peppertree Chardonnay’, grown in the boutique vineyard just meters from the homestead and made by owner, Werner. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to a passionate winemaker. For those who fancy a stroll, you can even enjoy a short tour with Werner to his beloved vineyard to learn more about our organic winegrowing practices. With a glass of wine in hand, you might well think you are in paradise! Your day starts with a delicious breakfast in the elegant dining room (or verandah). Stroll through the native trees, hear the birdsong, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, a game of petanque or croquet.
The charm of yesteryear is evoked as you enter this large, gracious room with king size bed and antique furniture. A grand kauri fireplace commands attention as does the genuine 'turn of the century' light fitting, original wallpaper and matching frieze. The room is spacious and airy, attracting all day sun through large windows and double doors. The doors open out on to a verandah and garden, and offer an alternative entrance. In the ensuite bathroom with shower the eye is drawn to the free standing bath opposite a magnificent wooden fireplace with antique tile surrounds. It is tastefully furnished in keeping with the theme of the homestead.
Nestled under the dormer roof, up a short flight of stairs, is a charmingly romantic suite of rooms ideal for a honeymoon couple seeking quietness, privacy and seclusion. The highlight of the room is the magnificent white queen size bed, prettily draped in white muslin and bedecked with cushions and pillows. A balcony overlooks the courtyard and attractive garden and the eye is drawn over the trees to the majestic mountains in the distance. The large adjoining ensuite is light and spacious with tiled walls, and incorporates a spa/bath, shower and a delightful little picture window depicting The Peppertree design, after which the villa was named.
Aptly named for its aspect that allows the guests to enjoy the sun setting in the west, this pretty room has French doors leading to a private garden. Here, the songs of bellbirds, fantails and other New Zealand native birds greet the guests in the morning. Climbing roses, pretty hedges, shrubs and blossom trees surround this sanctuary where the guest may choose to take breakfast alfresco. The garden allows private access to the suite. An attractive ensuite adjoins the Sunset room, providing a shower and special non slip tiles under foot.
If the guests need a delightful place to relax then they will enjoy the peace on offer in the Garden Suite. This generously proportioned and tastefully decorated room includes a beautifully New Zealand crafted solid wood stand-alone wardrobe complete with full length mirror. The guest is drawn to the imposing French doors leading on to a private verandah and garden with a calming water feature, inviting the guest to enjoy the evening sunshine. There are twin or king size bed options and attractive New Zealand prints adorn the walls.
Newly created in keeping with the Edwardian style, tastefully furnished and mirroring the charm of Venice. This spacious room is most comfortable and has access to a verandah and garden where ferns, bamboo and native shrubs provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful water feature. It’s the perfect spot to unwind at the end of an active day and it also offers an alternative entrance. There are twin or king size bed options. The attractive ensuite bathroom with shower is on the same level and is generously proportioned.
With Marlborough’s extensive range of restaurants, there is always somewhere different to dine, but guests are also welcome to enjoy the cuisine of The Peppertree (by prior arrangement) in the candlelit dining room or can provide a platter for TWO. The guests can enjoy the evening in one of the garden’s lovely spots; enjoy local produce, homemade chutney and relish, walnuts and olives grown on the property and a glass of wine. Guests are also always welcome to relax in the lounge with espresso coffee, a fine complimentary port or sherry complete with a good book and some classical music playing in the background.
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