If you are 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 esteemed Italian chef, Armando Percuoco offers a tranquillity that few others can match. Set in bush surroundings with 2.5 acres of lush gardens, designed by Michael Cook on over 230 acres, bordered by the Wollombi brook, the property is home to native flora as well as a few mediterranean imports. The farm produces olives, mainly for use in Armando’s restaurant Buon Ricordo and has thousands of trees in two large groves.

Guests are encouraged to pick from the wide variety of edible plants and herbs, as well as the dozens of varieties of fruit and vegetables, growing near the guest villa. Wildlife is in abundance with a family of kangaroos visiting daily at dawn and dusk. They can usually be spotted amongst the olive groves. Wombats, platypus (although these are shy creatures), turtles, geckos, frogs, ducks, various local birds and fantastic coloured butterflies. The property is also home to a small herd of cattle. Valleyfield presents a diverse range of Australian sculptures throughout the manicured gardens and we invite our guests to explore, taking advantage of the countless photo opportunities.

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Historic Wollombi settlement has cafes, craft shops, gallery, aboriginal site, and the famous Wollombi Tavern where you can try the legendary Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice. Keep an eye on our News and we’ll let you know about Market Days and other special happenings in Wollombi.


Wollombi’s local museum contains an interesting collection from the rich colonial past of the Cessnock and Wollombi districts.The judges bench houses a growing photographic collection of the life and time of the area. Souvenirs and family history literature are on sale. The museum is in Wollombi village, and there is a shaded picnic table in the grounds. Phone: (02) 4998 3375


This delightful cafe/restaurant is one of meeting places in the Village. With its communal tables out front, quaint in-door seating and a giant outdoor chess-set in the back garden, Bruno,your host offers a fantastic breakfast which runs late, classic Italian lunch or gourmet dinner. Open Thursday to Monday 8am to 5pm for Breakfast and Lunch, and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Phone: (02) 4998 3403