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“Wonderfull Country Cottages”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bellbrae Harvest

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Bellbrae Harvest
Ranked #2 of 2 Bellbrae B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Wonderfull Country Cottages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had a 4 night stay at the end of April. Late Autumn and it hadn't rained for months but the scenery and bush views were magnificent. As usual I contacted the owners direct for the booking rather than use the third party web sites that add unnecessary expense to the booking cost.

Of note is the 'self service' method of check in and departing. We loved this and but really loved the owners style of totally leaving us alone to enjoy the isolation, but only being a stones throw away if needed. We went out to dinner one night and on our return there had been a power black out. Owner Deb thoughtfully sent a text explaining exactly where torches, candles ect were.

As per other reviews the cottage is spacious and decorated with modern bright furniture. It is light and airy with great views. You can see across to the pond watching ducks swim while under the shower. It is definitely a quiet, serene and romantic place.

Highlight of the stay was the restaurant on the site. We choose the ' Chefs Table' menu. where we had 4 courses of Off Menu dishes prepared by the chef using his freshest and local ingredients. What made this special was the element of surprise with each serving. The chef explained what each dish was and how he had decided to assemble the ingredients.

The cottages are ' off the beaten track' a bit and if walking downstairs to get a latte is important to you then you will need a short drive into Torquay. However everything else this venue offers will more than compensate.

Note - the cottages are not really set up for cooking a full meal (although this would be possible on the BBQ each cottage has). But there is great food on offer at nearby Torquay. Pizza place on foreshore is great, and local pub has good value bistro meals.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

In the middle of nowhere it would be just the two of you in harness with the unspoilt natural environment. You wake up in the morning with the calm and pleasant view of a small lake, few kangaroos hanging around (there's plenty more in the bush if you want). The accommodation is a lavish two levelled smartly designed unit full of every comfort you may need and plenty of entertainment (mags, books, dvds, table games). A special mention to be made for the best bathroom/toilet I've never been in, once you're in you don't want to go out anymore.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We love this restaurant situated in the middle of nowhere behind Bellbrae. Each time we have visited we have been entranced with the blending of flavours, the innovative and enthusiastic approach to food and the enthusiasm of the chef who takes delight in explaining his dishes and how they are created.

This restaurant is first class and we would recommend getting off the beaten track ( at least for city dwellers) and experiencing this gorgeous place.

  • Stayed February 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

A nice hidden gem that we were fortunate enough to discover. Tucked away in a quiet and serene location are individual cottages that are beautifully designed. A lot of thoughts have gone into providing the guests with all the amenities that they need and the beautiful surrounding make it a perfect romantic escape. The owners are lovely people who made us feel very welcomed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and is looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bellbrae Harvest
Address: 45 Portreath Rd, Bellbrae, Victoria 3228, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Bellbrae
Amenities:
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bellbrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bellbrae Harvest 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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