Luxurious Accommodation

Hunter Valley's
Most Idylic Retreat

Welcome to Valleyfield Escape

If you’re looking for accommodation in the Hunter Valley region, look no further than Valleyfield Escape. Nestled in the valley just outside the small village of Wollombi and surrounded by the Watagan ranges.

The home of Italian chef Armando Percuoco and his wife Gemma, since their retirement from their iconic restaurant Buon Ricordo, offers a tranquillity that few others can match. Set in 230 acres of bush surroundings, bordered by Wollombi brook, ValleyField boasts 2.5 acres of lush gardens, designed by renowned landscaper designer, Michael Cook. The property is home to native flora as well as a few mediterranean imports. One of our great loves is the production of olives. With thousands of trees across two large groves, we make our own olive oil and other olive products. Guests are encouraged to pick from the wide variety of edible plants and herbs, as well as the varieties of fruit and vegetables, growing near the guest villa. Wildlife is in abundance, with a family of kangaroos visiting the groves daily at dawn and dusk. Wombats, platypus (although these are shy creatures), turtles, geckos, frogs, ducks, various local birds and fantastic coloured butterflies all call ValleyField home. On top of the diverse flora and fauna, Valleyfield also presents a wide range of sculptures by Australian artists throughout the manicured gardens. We invite our guests to explore and take advantage of the countless photo opportunities.

Relaxation & Luxury
Call us on 02 4998 8232

OR MOBILE ON 0488 436 001


Historic Wollombi settlement has cafes, craft shops, a gallery, aboriginal sites, and the famous Wollombi Tavern where you can try the legendary Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice.

Convict Trail

We encourage you to take some time and enjoy a day out on the Convict Trail between Bucketty and Wollombi. You can choose between a driving tour or walking tour. The Convict Trail Project has produced a series of E-brochures to make your trip more enjoyable.

Wollombi Trails

Wollombi Trails is developing a number of walks , leisurely through the village highlighting key historical points of interests , and more energic trip in the Watagans. Maps and signages are underdevelopment and will be released shortly.

Twine Collective

A beautifully curated Homewares, Fashion and Lifestyle store right in the heart of the Wollombi Village. Kellie is passionate about supporting a wide variety of locally and internationally sourced finds which are created sustainably or following Ethical Trade Practices. The building has a lot of history, untold stories and is the old surviving building in Wollombi dating back to 1842. Opening hours are Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm or by appointment with Kellie on 0414 665 189.

Panino Restaurant

This delightful cafe/restaurant is one of many meeting places in the Village. Bruno, your host, offers a fantastic breakfast, classic Italian lunch or gourmet dinner with an elegant ambience . The venue opens out on to the beautiful Grays Inn Garden and boasts a giant outdoor chess set. Open Thursday to Monday for Breakfast and Lunch, and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Noyce Bros Wines

Noyce Bros Wines is a boutique wine producer with a cellar door in the Wollombi village. Through the unique combination of soil and climate, their vineyards produce quite distinctive Hunter style wines, particularly their semillon, verdelho, chardonnay and shiraz.

Undercliff Winery

Undercliff Winery was built in 1993 to produce 1500 cases of premium hand made Hunter Valley wines per annum and also to function as a gallery. It is nestled in a tranquil valley only 1.5 kilometres from Wollombi Village. Undercliff was settled as a farm in 1846 and still retains the original timber slab sheds and homestead.

Stonehurst Vineyard

Stonehurst has been owned by only two families since the 1820’s - On land renowned for its horticultural produce, Stonehurst features vines of Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chambourcin and Muscat to produce stand-out organic wines.

Grape Experience

Grape Experience prides itself on offering friendly and personal wine tours and are happy to provide your other transport needs, please call Melissa 0414 457 956


Valleyfield Escape

Newspaper Article

A terrific article Susan K did on Valleyfield Escape in the Australian today – it reads so invitingly! It could be somewhere deep in Italy

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