We all love summer in Victoria, but there is something pretty seductive about winter’s excuse to get cosy in front of a fire – red wine in one hand, good book in the other. There’s no shortage of cosy accommodation options in Victoria’s Pyrenees Region that’ll allow you to do just that.
Jump in the car for a road trip to one of our favourite cosy venues with fireplaces – all just a short drive away for an awesome winter getaway.
The Glut Farm is the perfect country getaway, set on one hundred acres in the tranquil setting of Mount Cole state forest, just two hours drive from Melbourne.
The modern farmhouse accommodation has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open plan kitchen and living area with a 7.5 metre high cathedral-style ceiling and a cosey wood fire. The view of Mt Lonarch and Mt Cole from the living area is just stunning. There are two bespoke outdoor woodfire ovens, perfect for cooking homemade pizzas paired with a bottle of local wine.
It’s self-contained but with a hotel service feel, with extra in-house options like private dining.
Enjoy the Victorian Pyrenees Mountain views and Australian farm life while staying at the Mt Mitchell Cottage. This beautifully restored blue stone cottage provides exceptional accommodation at Mt Mitchell Homestead.
Explore the 10 acres of beautiful and productive gardens; walk through the paddocks to explore the property’s lake and winding creeks and engage in some of the farming activities before relaxing by the wood fire in the evening.
Summerfield Cottage is a charming home located in the tiny township of Moonambel, nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees wine region. Imagine snuggling up inside a cosy cottage, next to a roaring fire with a glass of local red in hand. Surrounded by local wineries, this is easy to imagine!
The Tandamuki two-bedroom chalet boasts luxury fittings throughout, and the rustic charm of the place makes it the perfect spot to cosy up to the fireplace with a glass of wine. The deck overlooks the vineyard, bush and orchard surroundings and is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.
Raglan Retreat will have you rested and relaxed in no time. Get away from it all and get close to nature while staying in a modern one bedroom retreat. Only minutes from Beaufort and just two hours from Melbourne.
Whilst indoor the house is heated by a split system, the outdoor firepit will beckon you out into the fresh air whilst taking in the magnificent panoramic views of Mount Cole and listening to the sounds of nature. It is easy to loose track of time as you take in the scenery of this beautiful location.
Bung Bong Hill Cottage is located half way between Avoca and Maryborough on a 50 acre property. Sit out on the deck and listen to the trees whisper in the breeze on those crisp winterdays. At night, immerse yourself in the luxurious spa bath and indulge in a platter of locally sourced delicacies while sipping on one of your favourite regional wines, cosied up in front of the burning wood fire.
Mount Cole Cottages is a luxurious yet rustic experience, designed to help you switch off and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Set at the base of Mount Cole State Forest, it’s the perfect spot to relax by the fireplace, or a starting point to journey out and experience all the best that the Pyrenees has to offer.
Nature surrounds with 130 species of birdlife recorded at nearby Mount Cole State forest. Together with the birds you will be regularly visited by echidnas, wallabies, blue-tongue lizards and the occasional koala! It is the perfect base to enjoy bushwalking.
Escape the ordinary for luxury designer comforts and old-world vintage charm at Rose & Vine. Relax by the wood fire in the living area or retreat to the reading room for a quiet spot to sit and read a book or to unwind. An old-world open plan kitchen and dining area awaits to the rear of the house. Featuring modern dark tones, antique brass finishes, farmhouse style sink, café curtains and timber benchtops that work playfully with delicate scallop tiles, feature wallpaper and the original cast-iron wood stove.
Savour the calm of country life and sit back and relax with a wine by the fire pit in the backyard.