What a fantastic stay we had at Highbank. Our first night was in the Room with a View, a charming self contained first floor cottage, with the most incredible views of the vineyards and surrounding area. Our second night we spent in the Honeysuckle Cottage. Completely independent with its own drive way, the cottage is complete, spacious and caters well for couples or a couple with children. The garden is fantastic, amidst the vineyards. We sipped wine and ate cheese and crackers while watching the most beautiful sunset, all the while both of us on a swing. Very romantic, whichever one you choose. Well worth the visit. The owner, Dennis is a charismatic fellow and attended to our every need and made my wife happy by allowing her to prune some of the beautiful roses growing around the cottages. He has some incredible red wine which has won several awards and is well recognised in some of the best restaurants in Australia. The area has some interesting background and Penola, the nearest town, is only a short drive away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage is a small stone home nestled in its own beautiful vineyard. Close the iron gates at the entrance of the drive and enjoy total seclusion and privacy. The Cottage caters for two or four adults in an open floor plan. The Cottage interior is light and inviting with limestone walls, exposed beams, arched French doors, leadlight windows and a stone fireplace. A cosy loft-bedroom overlooks the vineyard and private driveway as the floor plan is open to up-stairs and down. The spacious two-person spa is private and looks out to its own garden to be enjoyed. 'The Cottage' captures the charm of the historic South East but with the most modern of features. Both have spa baths for two persons, fully equipped kitchen allows for the creation of wonderful gourmet meals, queen size bed, and special views of our vineyards. ... more less