Accommodation in Heathcote – Warm hospitality paired with outstanding wines
Posted: Aug 02, 2014
Heathcote is slowly becoming one of the best-known secrets for wine lovers in and around Melbourne - and for people who simply appreciate the good things in life. Besides Heathcote’s stunning landscapes, unique cultural events and farmers markets, you will find around 100 winemakers in the region. Their enthusiasm for making fine wine is only rivaled by their passion for great hospitality. So, whether you are planning to visit Heathcote for a relaxing weekend, or join us for a memorable wine tasting, here are some great insider tips on where to find wonderful hosts and comfortable accommodation in Heathcote.
Accommodation in Heathcote ranges from simple guest cottages, to convenient motels to luxurious bed & breakfasts, but they all have one thing in common – They make you feel at home and ready to indulge in what the region has to offer.
As the Heathcote Wine Hub represents most of the wineries in the area, we know the wine makers and we know a lot about their products from first-hand experience. That’s why we have put together a list of some of the great accommodation in Heathcote, including information you need for your booking and links to the individual sites.
And of course, we’ll update you on anything that’s new. Are you ready?
The latest new edition in a diverse and lovely range of Heathcote Accommodation are the Cranford Cottages. Owners Cally and Steve Cranford opened their doors last October to invite couples to "Luxury accommodations and heavenly Heathcote wines". Nestled at the foot of Mount Ida and a short drive from a number of fabulous small Heathcote wineries, they offer 2 bedroom units, each with its own large sunny deck and everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable short stay in Heathcote.
Greg and Natala Flynn of Flynn’s Wines have recently taken over the reins of the local motel and renamed it the Heathcote Retreat Motel. They refurbished this 10-room hotel and a self-contained 3-bedroom house with great care and attention to detail, and judging from the feedback of their guests, they have done a great job! For further details visit www.heathcoteretreatmotel.com.au.
The lovingly renovated 100-year old Edwardian cottage that blends the charm of both the old and the new world, has changed owners as well. Set in the heart of Heathcote, it has a lovely view of the McIvor ranges and is only a few minutes walk into town.
Hut on the Hill is one of the most unique places you will find in Heathcote. Exclusively private, with a breathtaking view from each bed to the McHarg ranges, spacious rooms with cathedral ceiling, its own private, solar heated pool and only 15 minutes drive from many excellent wineries and restaurants, this property leaves nothing to be desired.Not far away is Heathcote Views, a new B&B that offers ‘Luxury in the Heart of the Goldfields" (see heathcotewinehub.com.au for more information).
Domain Asmara, - Asmara comes from Indonesia and means "Love and Passion" – is a small family run wine producer and B&B owner in the Heathcote region. Besides their 5- star-rated wines, owners Andreas and Henni and their son Benjamin also run a bistro that offers regionally inspired food, as well as cozy, comfortable B&B accommodation.
Historic Heathcote House, which has been charmingly restored in French farmhouse style is located on the main street of town and offers a choice of traditional bed & breakfast accommodation or if you prefer self-contained units. The two-storey cottage is the prefect getaway for a romantic weekend and offers it all – from antique furniture to a claw foot bath, and old-fashioned veranda and an admirable view.
They all have their own personality and charm. The choice is yours!
Celina Brown is in the profession of wine business.Presently, she is writing about Heathcote Wine Hub