Healesville House – Healesville

Under an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Healesville is a oasis right in the centre of the Yarra Valley food and wine district. With award-winning wineries, boutique stores, art galleries and alfresco cafes, it’s a favourite among foodies, wine and art lovers alike. Healesville Sanctuary is not far away, home to cuddly koalas, fuzzy kangaroos and the elusive platypus.

Within walking distance from in the bustling centre are the two properties of Healesville House. In the east end lies Magnolia house, a beautifully restored 100-year-old luxury accommodation which sits under the shade of a fresh green magnolia tree.

Bright and airy, the property was renovated in 2007 to accentuate its historic beauty. The expansive verandah is the perfect place to enjoy a delectable platter of local cheese, paired with a wine from one of the nearby cellar doors.

The two bedrooms boast queen size beds, walk-in wardrobes and ensuites, while the state-of-the-art kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to whip up a hearty meal. During the cooler months, snuggle up by the gas log fire, or take a soak in the deep bathtub. The enclosed courtyard offers privacy and serenity, ideal for enjoying your french breakfast hamper, included in the total romance package.

Fig Tree House is just a short stroll from Four Pillars Gin distillery, with a charming front yard and beautifully styled interiors. With a large breakfast bar, plush lounges and a spare room ideal for extra guests or to play games in, there’s ample space to kick back and relax.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the enclosed wrap-around verandah, the perfect way to start your day. The master bedroom also boasts its own private courtyard, shaded under the lemon tree laden with fruit.