Alex: Being completely and utterly transported to the south of France is a lusting dream that many no doubt wish to turn to reality, but for those that live in Victoria, your dream could come…somewhat true much sooner than you think.
While it’s not the South of France it comes close… Introducing Campbell Point House. A timeless estate that sits in extreme seclusion in the Bellarine Peninsula.
As you enter the private gates, you drive through a forest like atmosphere that then opens out into a serene vista but your eyes are instantly drawn to the French inspired multi million dollar château. The boutique hotel is not open to the general public (a booking is essential to get past the pearly white gates) so a relaxing escape from your…whatever it might be is assured!
I had the privilege of staying in one of The Cottages. These 3-bedroom stand-alone suites aren’t located in the mansion however they offer a more private experience, and the interior is decorated gorgeously with crisp whites and neutral tones enveloping the room.
On arrival we had time to peruse the grounds with a glass of bubbles and a cheese platter waiting for us back in the main hall.
For guests, dinner generally begins at 6pm. The culinary journey at Campbell Point House is an included addition in the price of your stay so there’s no need to bring your wallet and thankfully it’s only a quick walk back to your room! The dining hall is just past the open plan kitchen which is a masterpiece in itself that you could stare out for hours.
Head Chef, Tobin Kent, previously at Gladioli in Port Fairy prepares a degustation that tantalises the taste-buds and evokes a serious sense of delight as you indulge in each bite. The majority of the ingredients in each dish are some of the best found on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Breakfast is very European with cold meats, cheese and eggs your way which is served daily in the Conservatory.
Campbell Point House is the epitome of luxury and is the perfect way to escape for the weekend. It’s less then an hour and a half from Melbourne’s CBD yet it feels like your in a completely different country with picture perfect surroundings, leafy gardens and of course the gorgeous château.
It’s a destination that needs to be added to your list sooner rather than later!
Until next time…