The whole area and its surrounding properties were all mainly apple and cherriy orchards in the old days. A lot of these have been converted to vineyards, many of which are very close by. In particular, Willow Creek Vineyard with its fine Salix restaurant is nearly within walking distance.
Balnarring Beach and Merricks Beach are the best kept secrets on the Mornington Peninsula and are only six km away, just five minutes by car. They are totally unspoilt and never get very busy.
The Cottage is very private and well-appointed, consisting of two lounge rooms, four bedrooms (all with queen size double beds), two bathrooms and three toilets. Linen is supplied at no extra charge. The well-equipped kitchen offers all conveniences and also has a large breakfast table setting.
Three bedrooms and the main lounge have large windows and doors opening to the spacious verandah, where you can enjoy the pretty views across the green valley and the beautiful trees and flowers in the large cottage garden. This is an ideal place for a gathering around the BBQ, watching the horses in the paddock and the cattle on the other side of the hill, across the creek, into the far distance.
The birdlife is exceptional here, with kookaburras, cockatoos, finches, honeyeaters, lorikeets and others regularly coming to visit. Last year, three wedge-tailed eagles were spotted circling overhead for 30 minutes, keeping an eye on the rabbit population.
Reliable, effective air-conditioning and an enclosed wood heater (firewood supplied) guarantee you warmth in winter and cool summers inside. The large sliding doors allow the evening sea breeze to cool you down on a hot night.
A coffee machine will suit the caffeine addict. For entertainment we offer two flat screen TVs, a Bose iPod docking station, DENON amplifiera, a blue ray DVD player, and AM/FM radio.
The Cottage offers a comfortable getaway in beautiful surroundings, away from busy city life.