Villa Parma at Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat has stood as an iconic landmark in Hepburn Springs for almost 150 years. From grand beginnings as a stately family home, built in 1864, surrounded by gardens and vineyards, Villa Parma has been in transition through time as a guest house, bed and breakfast and even a restaurant. Today, the heritage listed building, is regularly inhabited by families and celebration groups as luxuriously comfortable accommodation, with fine banqueting in the underground cellar.
In 2006, owners Chris Malden and Wayne Cross restored Villa Parma to its original Italian Palazzo inspired state, breathing new life into one of Hepburn Springs' oldest buildings. Utilising the existing architectural template, they created a carefully considered and beautifully crafted amalgamation of untold history, with astonishing contemporary elegance.
Split over two levels, Villa Parma has four substantial bedrooms, all with en-suites and chic heritage Italian-inspired décor. The front door opens onto a grand dining room, with antique wooden table and chairs under an elegant chandelier. Tucked in behind the dining room is a butlers kitchen overlooking the private cobblestone courtyard and garden while forming the heart of the upper floor is a spacious, yet cosy living room with large, deep leather sofas and modern entertainment systems.
The historical details all tell a story; it's easy to imagine the lady of the house gazing out one of the original wooden bedroom windows, or feather quill scratching away correspondence at the old writing desk.
Every week Villa Parma creates new stories and memories; as a much sought after venue for wedding parties, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and groups of friends gathering together for special occasions.Visit Website