Make your way along Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road and you’ll find a luxurious country estate that feels a million miles from anywhere – and yet is less than four hours from Melbourne.
Tucked away in the rolling hills between the seaside towns of Port Fairy and Portland, Longmeadow Estate is the ideal location for a getaway with family and friends. This spectacular 10-acre property boasts a sprawling home that sleeps up to 14 people, set among immaculately manicured lawns and gardens.
Great for couples, families, big groups, and furry friends.
The home displays warm natural colours throughout, French doors and Tuscan sandstone floors. Formal and informal living spaces as well as 3 open fires. Galley kitchen with marble bench-tops, ducted gas heating plus electric slab heating, ample rainwater plus beautifully landscaped gardens including fruit trees and vegetable beds.
Upon arrival at Longmeadow Estate, the sweeping driveway will take you around the perimeter of the property, providing an uninterrupted view of the house and gardens. A wrap-around verandah leads into a spacious, well-appointed home with Tuscan sandstone floors, French doors and warm natural tones throughout.
Seven comfortable bedrooms are accompanied by formal and informal living and dining areas, a well-equipped galley kitchen with marble benchtops and butlers’ pantry, a light-filled reading room, 3.5 bathrooms and a laundry.
Pour a glass of wine and head outside to stroll around the landscaped gardens featuring rose-covered archways, historic farm buildings, fruit trees and vegetable beds. In summer, sit out on the patio or deck and enjoy a cheese platter as the sun goes down. In winter, curl up with a book in the reading room or in front of one of the three open fireplaces.
Amenities & Services
A chic country estate
Your own private beach
Amenities and services
Apartment amenities include a broadband internet access, satellite, hardwood floor, fireplace and more. You’ll be impressed with oversized windows and fantastic terraces. Services for short and long stays.
About the area
This charming seaside town dates back to the 1830s, when it became the site of Victoria’s first permanent European settlement. Now, there are more than 200 Heritage Trust buildings dotted around Portland, making it a must-visit for history buffs. It’s also a haven for nature lovers, with an abundance of walks, coastal parks, scenic vistas, and seal- and whale-watching on offer.
Things to do:
• Try your hand at scoring the catch of the day on one of Portland’s many fishing charters.
• Lace up your hiking boots and head out on the Great South West Walk to check out the views from the Cape Nelson Lighthouse.
Keen to sample the local food and wine scene while you’re there? Longmeadow owners Sophie and Katie share some of their favourite Portland spots:
• The Bakehouse https://www.facebook.com/bakehouse1.0/– this bakery is everything! Get in early for freshly baked artisan breads and mouth-watering pastries.
• Lido Larder https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lido-Larder/782114468554111 – a local favourite with friendly staff and the most delicious food. Our favourite place to visit for a light bite and great coffee.
• Clock by the Bay: https://www.clockbythebay.com.au/ – modern Australian cuisine located in a historic building with views of the bay. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Portland is a 20-minute drive from Longmeadow Estate.
Things to do:
• Play a round at Port Fairy Golf Course https://www.portfairygolf.com.au/, which overlooks the rugged coastline and is ranked the 34th best in Australia
• If you’re visiting in March, check out the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival https://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/ – one of Australia’s largest music festivals
• Book a treatment at Port Fairy Day Spa https://portfairydayspa.com.au/ for a morning or afternoon of pure indulgence