The Buckland Studio Retreat

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.

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