THE PLACE Harts Farm, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
GOOD FOR …Country markets, food and wine, romance.
WHY WE LOVE IT Vistas of rolling vines and olive groves, French linen, freestanding bath looking out over gum trees and fluffy towels makes Harts Farm the ideal weekend getaway. A former dairy property, Hart’s Farm is now a boutique olive grove and cidery with purpose-built B&B attached. There’s a luxurious queen size bed, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, walk in shower (in addition to bathtub), and organic toiletries. Breakfast may include poached pears or avocado with local goats’ cheese, along with house-made muesli and freshly ground coffee.
DON’T MISS Follow the Wine Food Farmgate Trail (winefoodfarmgate.com.au) for foodie gems, artisan producers and the chance to buy direct from organic growers.
MAKE IT HAPPEN An easy 80 minute drive from Melbourne CBD; 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport. From $350 a night (min two-night stay). See hartsfarm.com.au