Australian country house gets boutique hotel conversion

Australia: Campbell Point House on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula has opened as a hotel.

Formerly a private family home which doubled as a wedding venue, the property has now opened as a boutique hotel, opening eight luxurious suites.

Owners Meg and Aaron Blackhall drew on luxury properties in the French Loire Valley for inspiration, but have updated the hotel with modern amenities including an infinity pool, tennis court, day spa and private jetty onto Lake Connewarre.

“If you can’t get to Lake Como or the South of France, but are in need a night or two away, staying at Campbell Point House will make you feel like you have been transported to Europe without the lengthy journey,” said Meg Blackhall.

A restaurant is available for guests, with head chef Tobin Kent using locally sourced ingredients for the seasonally-led menu. Much of the organic produce used is grown on the grounds of the hotel.

The hotel is close to numerous wineries, including Curlewis Golf Club, Scotchmans Hill Winery, One Day Estate, Jack Rabbit and Terindah Estate, and is an hour from Melbourne by car.

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