This year we decided to take our first short stay break in Victoria which is a favourite destination of ours. Having explored the Yarra Valley, Melbourne City, Ballarat, Bendigo, Daylesford and the Great Ocean Road over the past couple of years we were interested in somewhere within easy access to Melbourne given our visit was only 4 days duration.
What surprised us was that Mount Dandenong isn’t as well represented as the other places we have visited and it was by accident we chose it, looking for accommodation in close proximity to the famed Edna Walling Gardens. What a surprise it was to wend our way up the mountain, passing through a number of beautiful villages along the way to Adeline Bed & Breakfast. The gardens took a backseat this visit as we spent our time exploring the villages and hamlets up and down the mountain. Surprisingly we weren’t even seduced by the sights, sounds and attractions of Melbourne which traditionally forms part of any of our trips to Victoria.
What made our visit complete was the welcoming hospitality of Denis and Eileen McDonnell, owners of Adeline Bed & Breakfast. From the minute we entered the driveway we knew we were in for something special; the gardens are beautiful and the house inviting. Eileen had the heating on, fresh flowers on display and a breakfast basket to make our mouths water. The interior of the house is both comfortable and familiar but at the same time every detail has been thought through: handmade chocolates; quality towels & linen; books, magazines, games & music; information on attractions, places of interest and events; and of course a well-stocked wood stack and expertly stacked fire ready for use. Further Denis and Eileen’s knowledge of local places of interest and quality cafes and restaurants was priceless. Adeline B&B and Mount Dandenong is definitely on our list of places to return to.
I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes to set their own pace, enjoys beautiful surroundings, interesting places to visit and experience, and quality creature comforts. Well done Denis and Eileen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adeline Bed and Breakfast is a charming 1920s cottage accommodation within walking distance of Mount Dandenong Village shops, restaurants and cafes, just one hours drive east of Melbourne The accommodation has two spacious apartment style suites, each with its own private entrance, perfect for a couples romantic getaway. Book some time away in this luxury accommodation and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this spacious and private cottage with tranquil garden views from the lead light windows Snuggle up in front of the cozy open fire in the cooler months, luxuriate in the double spa and enjoy the sumptuous breakfast basket provided with locally sourced produce ... more less
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