Offering relaxed country living with spectacular rural-bay views and sweeping gardens, the Guesthouse is situated on 2 acres high on the hill within walking distance to the The Gurdies Winery. Only 90 mins from the CBD Melbourne and 25 mins from iconic Phillip Island it is central to many attractions and events with much to see and experience on the South Gippsland Coast. Enjoy a round of golf at Lang Lang or tour the festivals while enjoying delicious regional produce, markets, cafés and more.
Looking for a relaxing weekend, where you can walk among beautiful gardens listening to the sound of the birds or sit and read a book or perhaps partake in nature walks or scenic drives.
Springtime becomes a unique place, our garden transforms and comes alive, all the flowers are blooming and there is colour everywhere, great time to visit! Have tried to capture this in our photos, feel free to browse.
Stay at our self cater/self contained ground floor Guesthouse, with stunning views of Western Port Bay, rural farming and 2 dorper sheep grazing in fenced off back yard - fascinating to watch... Great place to relax and unwind, in a peaceful and tranquil environment.
The Guesthouse is attached to the main residence with it's own private entry and key, it sleeps 2-4 guests. Bedroom 1 contains 4 piece Queen bedroom suite, Bedroom 2 contains desk with another Queen size bed. There is an open plan area with a leather lounge suite (2 seat sofa and 2 armchairs), TV, dining table with chairs and self cater/self contained -- fully equipped kitchen.
An added feature is our Espresso Coffee Machine and Milk Frother -- we also supply strength 5, 6 & 11 Expressi coffee capsules, you are most welcome to bring your own should you wish to make different strength coffee.
We know our Guests travel along way to reach us, and our token of appreciation for choosing the Guesthouse on the Hill, we supply complimentary bottled water, biscuits and milk for coffee and tea upon arrival.
Driving time from the Guesthouse
2 mins The Gurdies Winery:
215 St Helier’s Road, The Gurdies, Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm, in Summer 10am-6pm. Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Tempranilo, Riesling, Chardonnay, Verdelho White Port. Features: Panoramic view of Western Port Bay, functions, extensive garden with public BBQ.
The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve: 2 mins to Bass Hwy Car-park
Represents some of the largest remaining areas of native vegetation on the eastern shore of Western Port. The reserve covers an area of about 260 hectares and provides good bush-walking and sightseeing opportunities. For visitors who wish to go for a gentle stroll or stretch their legs, there is a seven-minute walk from the Bass Highway car park. There are numerous other walking tracks of varying distances throughout the reserve and they are well signposted.
Grantville Pier: 5 mins
Walk along Grantville Pier, sit and watch the sunset or the tide come in or, fish along the pier, there is also a BBQ and picnic table area and walk paths along the beach.
Grantville Market: 5 mins
A variety Market with over 100 stalls of second hand collectables, antiques, food, clothes, something for everyone! ... Grantville Community Market is held the fourth Sunday of every month, except December when the Christmas Market is on the third Sunday, from 8am to 2pm.
Grantville - Maru Koala & Animal Park: 7-10 mins
1650 Bass Highway, Grantville. Visit the indoor nursery and animal display. Get a professional photo taken with a koala or one of the other animals, including dingoes, possums and wombats.
Annual Pirate Festival :
Enjoy a great day out at Maru Koala and Animal Park at the annual Grantville Pirate Festival. Everyone will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with guest characters. Dress in theme and win a pirate medal in the dress-up competitions for all ages. Also experience Pirate games and roving entertainers, jumping castles, face painting, pirate mini-golf and the animal park all for the price of one entry fee. Heaps more activities to partake and enjoy. For up to date info refer website!
Lang Lang Golf Course for Golf Lovers: 10-12 mins
90 Golf Club Road, Lang Lang, Vic 3984, Hours: 7:30am-8pm. 18 hole Golf Course, surrounded by scenic forest landscapes and native wildlife, the course is built on a sand belt, which allows for optimal natural drainage so the course is playable all year round.
Caldermeade Farm & Café: 10 mins
4385 South Gippsland Highway, Caldermeade 3984. Nestled behind century old hawthorn hedges is the friendly family café providing indoor and outdoor dining. A great day out for families, friends and seniors. Open daily: Summer 9am-5pm, Winter 10am-4pm).
EAT IN/NEARBY TAKEAWAYS:
The Grantville Pantry Restaurant/Café: 5 mins
Shop 7, 1509 Bass Hwy, Grantville Vic 3984. Open till 4:00 pm serving all day breakfast and other meals, cakes, coffees, etc. very good value. Recommended!
Ray’s Pizza & Pasta: 5 mins
5/1524 Bass Hwy, Grantville Vic 3984, Hours: 3:00-8:30pm
We often buy takeaway and have never been disappointed, Recommended!
Mcdonalds & Fuel: 10 mins
Cnr Soldiers Rd and Bass Hwy, Bass Vic 3991
NEARBY SUPER MARKETS
Woolworths Koo Wee Rup: 20 mins
29/25 Station Street, Koo Wee Rup Vic 3981 - Open 7am-10pm
- Could shop here before you reach the Guesthouse
IGA Plus Liquor Lang Lang: 10 mins
30-32 Westernport Road, Lang Lang Vic 3984 – Open 8am-8pm
IGA San Remo Plus Liquor: 15-20 mins
135 Marine Parade, San Remo – Open 8am-8pm
If you are visiting Phillip Island, it's a great place to grocery shop if you have not brought food to the Guesthouse. Info as follows:
Coles Supermarket Cowes (closes 10:00 p.m.)
Cnr Church St & Thompson Ave, Cowes Vic 3922
Woolworhs Supermarket Cowes (closes 11:00 p.m.)
117/133 Thompson Ave, Cowes Vic 3922
PHILLIP ISLAND: 25 mins from the Guesthouse
A Maze ‘N’ Things, 1805 Phillip Island Road, Cowes. Visit the bizarre, intriguing and stimulating world of optical illusions, mazes, mind games, puzzles and the delights of discovery.
Grumpy’s Crazy Golf, 152 Thompson Avenue, Cows. The Mini Golf at Grumpy’s is all under cover.
Heritage Centre Museum, Thompson Avenue, Cowes. View a display on the history and wildlife of Phillip Island.
National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Veterans Drive, off Phillip Island Tourist Road, Newhaven. A chance for all the family to see genuine memorabilia and obtain non-political information on the Vietnam War era. The museum also has a café.
Penguin Parade, Summerland Beach, Summerland. The Visitor Centre opens at 10am and the Penguins arrive at sunset. There is a lot to see before the penguins arrive particularly in the education centre.
The Nobbies Centre, Point Grant (3km past the Penguin Parade). Interactive marine education centre with children’s play area, internet and games room, café and gift shop.
Phillip Island Tenpin-Bowling & Entertainment Centre, 91 Settlement Road, Cowes. Lanes (incl. bumpers for kids). Laser zone, pool tables, table tennis and internet access.
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, 930 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven. T: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Ticket entry incl. viewing of chocolate village, waterfall and sculptures.
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Visitor Centre, Back Beach Road, Smiths Beach. See the display of Phillip Island’s motor racing history. Walk through the water gardens and enjoy the view of the Grand Prix Circuit.
Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm, 36 Rhyll Newhaven Road, Rhyll. Undercover BBQ area, indoor rainforest, lake and indoor fishing.
Phillip Island Leisure Centre, 10-12 Church Street, Cowes. Gym, body pump, body combat, sauna, squash, indoor stadium, spa and skate park, Centre is managed by the YMCA.
Scenic Flights – Phillip Island Helicopters, 1340 RMB Phillip Island Tourist Road, Newhaven.
LOCH VILLAGE: approx. 12 mins
Loch Village, is a thriving craft community with cosy cafes, charming curios, antique stores and galleries. The village is set back from the highway among colourful cottage gardens that spill out cheekily onto the street.
One major annual event held is the Loch Village Food & Wine Festival – on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday weekend in June.
SAN REMO: 15-20 mins
San Remo’s commercial centre stretches along Marine Parade which runs parallel to Phillip Island Road and the bridge across to the island. Cafes, bakeries, 2 hotels, restaurants and gift shops line this tourist precinct. Across the road from the shops at the western end of Marine Parade is a park with BBQ and picnic areas that stretch down to a sandy beach.
WONTHAGGI: approx. 35 mins
State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, Garden Street, Wonthaggi. Adventure underground. Open daily from 10am-4.30pm. Free entry to all above ground facilities: Visitor centre, museum & theatrette, historic buildings, heritage walking trail, steam locomotive, Café dining area, BBQ & sheltered picnic area. Underground tours run daily at 11:30am & 2.00pm, additional tours run during holiday periods. Contact the State Coal Mine for tour prices and times.
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Bass Coast Shire, Victoria, Austrália