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Restoration Australia | Woodcot Park

Written by Sibella Court

 

In Southern Gippsland, Victoria, an 1850s gentleman's house, rife with ghost stories and a bloody past, posed a huge challenge when the new owners found the current residents were a herd of cows.

In Tarraville is three-and-a-half hours into Gippsland from Melbourne on one of the loveliest scenic drives - I always looked forward to this travel although it was a long one from Sydney! We would stay at the best B&B (a grouping of cabins, boat sheds & cottages just next door to the Marine Museum) called Rodondo, Port Albert. Run by the very clever Susan who is a collector of very specific sewing machines & the maker of the best breakfasts in the world!
Along the journey there was always time for a quick explore of this beautiful landscape. Look for the Heritage pear orchard signs in Toora where you can fill a brown paper bag for $8 of 60+ varieties and then head into town for the best Austrian strudel, located next door to the junk store, which kept my crew very, very happy. This project gave me the opportunity to meet the fabulous & energetic Jo, Marcus, Byron & Emerald of Woodcot Park built in 1855.
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