Bella Vita might only be a 15-minute drive from the hub of Victoria’s spa country, but this quiet rural hamlet will make you feel like you’re worlds away. Screened away by the Wombat State Forest, this idyllic country retreat is perfect for friends and families wanting to enjoy each other’s company in a serene space.
Follow the long drive to arrive at your sojourn, perched on a grassy knoll and framed by garden stones. The exterior of this house is carefree, but step through the doors and you will be met by sleek, artfully adorned interiors that offer the best of both comfort and style. One of the great things about this home’s design is the way it welcomes in the peaceful countryside, so that you’re connected to nature even while cosy indoors.
In winter you can hangout in the dry-stone sauna or sink into a spa bath, and then rug up in front of the open fire set up into the wall. In warmer weather enjoy an outdoor shower under the starry night sky – a blissful way to unwind. Make the most of the spacious alfresco dining area and host a relaxed BBQ or get creative with the outdoor pizza oven. Watching vibrant sunsets over the rolling acreage and surrounding forest, glass of wine in hand, is a sublime way to spend afternoons.
We’d understand if you just wanted to relish this quiet respite and all its wonderful amenities, but if you feel like venturing out you’re well placed to do so. A short drive will land you in Daylesford where there is loads to see and do. You can dine on the region’s gourmet produce plated-up at an array of top-notch restaurants and cafes, or simply gather up some treats to take home. There are antique stores, artisan wares and galleries aplenty for you to poke your nose into. And of course, there is the wealth of mineral springs waiting to be bathed in.
Whether you hole up at this rural haven or explore the attractions just beyond its doors, one thing is for sure – you will leave on cloud nine.
1 hour 30 minutes' drive or 115km from Melbourne.
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