McCormacks Lane, Buckland Valley, Vic
phone: 0419 133 318
Attention to detail sets Buckland Studio Retreat apart from many other weekend-away offerings.
There's the choice of three types of pillow, L'Occitane personal products, fluffy heated towels, an espresso machine in each of the five self-contained studios, and a selection of good magazines.
Plus there's the guests-only "breakfast cafe", just a short walk through a pasture to a funky farm shed.
Here, anyone familiar with what the Germans call frühstück will savour the buffet of fresh fruit, local bread, cheeses, spreads, home-made muesli, eggs, bacon and all the trimmings, plus the morning papers and an endless flow of coffee.
All this just 12 kilometres from Bright, and perfectly sited to capture a dramatic sweep of the Buckland Valley from your architect-designed studio's doorstep.
Cost: from $300 a night, including breakfast (two night minimum stay). Packages available.
Distance: 330km (4 hours' drive) north-east of Melbourne.
- Good Weekend