Take Me Away: Orchard Keepers

As winter starts to settle in here in the UK I’m wondering why I didn’t get round to booking that winter break.  Well, ok, so I’ve had other things on my mind like keeping up the momentum on a quarterly magazine and app (Heart Home of course), establishing myself as a full-time freelancer (it’s going ok…fingers crossed) and moving house (still at the contracts stage but moving forwards slowly).  So really holidays have been way down the agenda.  Which is a shame because we all need holidays.

And I couldn’t think of a nicer location than Orchards Keepers which is a beautiful four bedroom home and separate Workers Cottage situated an hour outside of Melbourne.  It was originally three separate cottages dating back to the 1890′s & 1950′s and has been lovingly restored to now provide accommodation for ten people surrounded by neighboring vineyards and orchards.

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I love the restful colours, the use of simple materials and the complete absence of clutter.  And yet is still looks welcoming and warm and absolutely the perfect place to recharge the batteries.

And it’s available to rent!

Orchard Keepers

November 15, 2013



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    Ryan Davis

    February 1, 2014

    wow imagine a home with just black and white aha

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    Jack Richardson

    December 26, 2013

    This black and white look always works well! 🙂

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    November 23, 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing, loving the living room so much!

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    Atkinson Page

    November 16, 2013

    Love the white brick walls, the always make places look rustic but modern.

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    November 13, 2013


    I love the burner in the living room too. They’re so much more interesting than a standard fireplace.


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