Paul and Kylie from The Block
are heading away from Bondi for the weekend and are keen to show us one of their favourite spots to hang.
Peppers Manor House was built in the late 1800s for pioneer Charles Throsby. It was extended in 1926 and its charm has been retained. The 43-room manor is the epitome of country estate elegance. It has sweeping views of the southern highlands, which are beautiful year-round.
There are five accommodation types. Four Elms cottages amongst the trees have views across Mt Broughton golf course. Each has a king room with ensuite. There are also queen rooms with ensuites and interconnecting lounge. They can combine to form a two-bedroom cottage, ideal for families. They have wide verandahs and you can drive right up to the entrance.
Main house rooms are individually decorated and are upstairs from the great hall in the original homestead.
Garden wing rooms are decorated in classical country style and built around an atrium with lush gardens.
The two garden wing suites are spacious rooms with lounge/dining room, spa bath and shower, while the Elizabeth Broughton suite is upstairs in the main house and has wonderful views across the golf course and estate. It has two sunrooms, one bedroom, lounge room with formal dining area, bathroom with shower and spa bath.
All rooms have television, mini bar and are non-smoking. Guest services include concierge, laundry, valet, car rental, limousine service, room service, courier service, ironing and babysitting.
Full country breakfast is served in Katers and is an absolute treat. Lunch can be arranged on request. Devonshire tea in a private dining room with a fireplace is special. Most people visit a café in one of the surrounding towns.
Dinner at Katers features simple and hearty food, with an interesting combination of flavours. They use lots of fresh, local produce and offer warm, elegant surroundings.
Peppers has an outdoor heated pool, complimentary mountain bikes, two tennis courts, volley ball, badminton and guests can enjoy a gentle game of croquet or boules in the garden. Beauty treatments and massages are available year round after a round of golf at Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club.
After enjoying a relaxing time at Peppers, Kylie and Paul from The Block decided to try one of the local activities the "Pedal, Picnic, Plunge" experience.
The tour begins at 9:30am at Fitzroy Falls with the adrenalin rush of the Cannonball Run mountainbike ride down a twisting fire trail into Kangaroo Valley. After a lunch of gourmet sandwiches, the guides set up ropes for an afternoon of abseiling on the cliffs overlooking the beauty of Lake Yarrunga.
The geography of the region is a mix of mountainous escarpment and rainforest valleys close to surf beaches, the Shoalhaven River and Jervis Bay which means Mild to Wild offers some of Australia’s finest adventures – on land, water and in the air.
Their tours range from the Pedal & Plunge mountainbiking and abseiling tour to moonlight canoeing trips up the Shoalhaven Gorge, sea-kayaking with dolphins on Jervis Bay and rockclimbing and abseiling on Nowra’s famous crags.
Mild to Wild’s motto is “adventures for everyone” and their commitment is to provide safe, exciting and memorable adventures, no matter your age, level of fitness or fearfulness.
Owners Ross Muller and Jack Oakford believe in the challenge by choice approach – professional, friendly guides never push anyone into an experience they are not ready for.
A Mild to Wild adventure is a great day’s entertainment.
For more information on our guest presenters, Kylie & Paul, check out The Block!