Holmwood is an older property which has been completely renovated by Jill, creating a homely cottage feel outside and newly appointed to high standards within. Decor is lively and very comfortable. You do indeed feel as though you are a guest in the house. You can spread yourself out onto the garden, the verandahs, the lounge room, and the morning room which has indoor and outdoor dining areas.
My friend and I, both country born, did just that- even taking photos of ourselves in pyjamas on the front verandah early one morning.
Home made marmalade is always a hit with me, and there was a big bottle of it waiting by the toaster at breakfast. Our every dietetic need was met and each query garnered such good advice that we actually did everything we were told.
The one problem was that we couldn't find time in our itinerary to stay longer. Many thanks to Jill and Judy for their warm hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a cottage garden in a quiet tree lined street, Holmwood Guesthouse is the perfect place to pause and explore the natural attractions of Phillip Island, offering a choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self-contained Spa Cottages, less than two hours drive from Melbourne.Holmwood Guesthouse is a stylish boutique retreat with three elegantly appointed rooms and two luxurious self-contained Spa Cottages, all just a five minute stroll from the Cowes main swimming beach, cafes and shops and just a fifteen minute drive to the Penguin Parade, Moto Grand Prix Circuit, spectacular coastal walks and wineries. All accommodation options have ensuite bathrooms, television, heating/cooling, complimentary wi-fi and the Spa Cottages also have private courtyard gardens, verandahs, barbeques and wood fires in winter. Depending on the season, breakfast (included in the Guesthouse rooms tariff, or as an extra for our Spa Cottage guests) is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sun deck. We are licensed, so drinks and local wines are available and for group bookings a special dinner menu can be arranged for a private dining experience. The menu is prepared fresh daily according to availability of produce and guests' preferences.Holmwood Guesthouse is suitable for couples, small families and groups up to 10-14. For travellers on a self paced, round-Australia driving holiday, Holmwood is an ideal place to stay a while, unwind, be pampered or left alone, catch up with the washing and take time to truly experience the unique attractions of Phillip Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holmwood Guesthouse Phillip Island/Cowes