Pepper Tree Ridge

Historic colonial farm house.

Pepper Tree Ridge was built in the 1860s by the son of Alexander Berkeley Campbell, one of the pioneers of Stonequarry (Picton).

The name comes from the now century old pepper trees which grow around the homestead.

Set upon a ridge, the original house is Colonial/Victorian with double brick walls made from local materials. Originally the homestead was called Inverary, an extensive dairying property on the historic Razorback Mountain.

The verandahs, lofty rooms, and beautiful cedar panelled ceiling in the hallway are replicated in the sympathetic addition of an extra wing which makes extensive use of cedar joinery.

Meet your hosts.

Your hosts Barry and Lucille McConville have travelled extensively seeking B&B accommodation in many different settings.

Their aim is to provide you with a unique homestay combined with the best of traditional B&B practices. Self-contained accommodation is also available.

Dinner in the formal dining room with fireside comfort, silver service and romantic oil banquet lamps is but one of their special touches. Again, breakfast is a meal for you to remember with a menu of traditional fare, continental, or special treats to tempt any palate.

Arrangements can be made to pick up guests arriving at Picton railway station.

We can assist with local tour details and events and restaurant bookings.

Wedding Ceremonies and Corporate Retreats.

Pepper Tree Ridge has hosted many memorable wedding ceremonies in its extensive grounds. Guests can be seated under the spreading branches of the century old Peppercorn tree or be accommodated in the gazebo or marquee. The exclusive honeymoon suite is ideal for couples with the homestead being available for family members.

Short term corporate retreats and workshops can be arranged . Packages involving meals, accommodation and workshop space are available in relaxed and ameniable surroundings.

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Formal dining room Fireside lounge Self-contained suite Wedding ceremonies

Local Attractions.

Razorback Mountain, once soaked with the sweat of labouring men, bullocks and horses and plagued by bushrangers, now sleeps serenely as host to the ever increasing number of visitors to the Wollondilly area.

Bush walking, hot iar ballooning, skydiving, visits to the rail heritage museum, nature reserves and a dingo farm are now more in keeping with the times. The town centres of Picton and Camden are a short drive away.

At Pepper Tree Ridge you will find room to move and your own space to wind down.

Take some time to explore the historic property, with its original fresh water well, windmill, and trails through 27 acres of farmland studded with native kurrajong, wattle, and paperbark trees.

At dawn or dusk you can see wallabies, foxes and rabbits, and there is always abundant native bird life.

"Your home is obviously the result of a lot of hard work and a clearly evident love of decoration that marries good style with the kind of friendliness that makes us feel as though we had all known each other for ages" - Ken McManus, General Manager, Sydney Specialists Tourism Marketing.

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Secluded retreatWide verandahsSelf-contained suitePanoramic views

Last updated 27/10/09

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