There is something special about properties with horses. This is especially so at Howard’s Hill, a lush 30-acre bushland retreat in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula that is home to some very spoiled equine residents. The grounds seem perfectly manicured, an aura of gentleness is ever-present and the stresses of the world melt away as soon as you enter this magical spot.
Then there’s the old barn which will be your home for the next few days or weeks. The space has been artfully renovated to provide clever living spaces upstairs and down. Think eclectic furnishings, a wood fire and a ping pong table in the huge former barn space. The surprises don’t end there. The two downstairs bedrooms have kept their former stable appearance. The half timber doors and corrugated iron half walls will have kids (and kids at heart) fighting over which to take. For a little more privacy, the entire upstairs is a suite-like bedroom/lounge area with a private balcony at one end.
With polished concrete floors, loads of space and serene views, the idea is relaxation and fun. Throw off your shoes, forget about formality and say hello to the horses and to Wally, the farm Groodle. In fact, you can even take your own pooch or horse to share this slice of Peninsula paradise.
75 minutes' drive south-east of Melbourne.
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