I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published September 10th 2013
The Victorian countryside: rolling green hills, endless blue skies, and days filled with wondrous contentment. And that is exactly what you will find when you take a weekend getaway to the lovely town of Mansfield.
Now picture yourself in a secluded sandstone house on 120 acres of breathtaking views across the broken river valley, which you can view from the comfortable seats on the balcony or while you're relaxing beside the pool. Ovata Cottages, located just ten minutes from the Mansfield Township, offers just that.
Ovata accommodates up to six people, two rooms with a queen size bed and one room with two singles. For the romantic couple, the upstairs loft provides a sweet haven to rest and relax together. Beside the cosy wood fire there are TV and DVD facilities to enjoy whilst snuggled down in the comfortable couches provided.
Stop by Mansfield to pick up some supplies from the supermarket and cook up a storm for dinner in the kitchen. In the morning, make the most of the tea and coffee supplied and enjoy your warm drink and breakfast outside on the balcony, watching the birds flying across the endless blue skies in front of you.
The property may be secluded, but you will not run out of things to do. Take your tennis racquet if you're the sporting type and enjoy a hit of tennis with your companions on the courts available. If you're visiting in the warmer months, hours will pass in the pool, either swimming or sunbaking on the deck chairs.
Take a bush walk throughout the property and see how much wildlife you can spot. Kangaroos hopping across the fields, echidnas hiding in the grass and rosellas flying through the sky are the local inhabitants of this property and may just come out to greet you. But in the warmer months, stick to the dirt track and beware of snakes slithering through the grass.
Appreciate the gorgeous gardens that have been well maintained and there for your enjoyment. The beautiful flowers will contribute to the notion that you may have just landed in perfect serenity. Whether you're looking for a couple's retreat, a weekend away with a group of friends or family, Ovata Cottages will be your perfect destination for a relaxing, calming escape from the city. Breathe in the country atmosphere with no worries and no cares.