Each year, my girlfriends and I enjoy a weekend away. We live in different parts of Australia so it's our opportunity to spend a few days together - just us - and it's always so much fun! We choose a different destination each year, and a few months ago, we ventured down to Melbourne where our friend recently moved to. We spent a couple of days in Melbourne hitting up the bars, restaurants and shops, then made our way to Wensleydale in the surf coast hinterland of Victoria to stay at a stunning Airbnb we've had our eye on for a while - The Wensley.
Set high on the rolling hills of 80 acres The Wensley is a bespoke timber, architectural house and shed built from recycled Oregon and Ironbark. It's a haven of peace and serenity in a secluded but central pocket of the Surf Coast Hinterland called Wensleydale - offering guests the chance to chill out and stay put or explore The Great Ocean Road and surrounding countryside with complete privacy. It's perfect for groups of friends as well as families. It's a split level cabin with two main bedrooms downstairs, and a large open planned, loft style bedroom with more beds. The Wensley sleeps 10 people, has 2.5 stunning bathrooms, a cosy fireplace (no television here but they do have wifi), an open planned living, entertaining and dining area with a gourmet chefs kitchen, state of the art appliances, and a big butlers pantry stocked with all the necessities. There are books, boardgames and so many other cute amenities.
We stayed for three days and have never felt more relaxed. We drove along the Great Ocean Road, stopped into Avalon to have a pub lunch and explored The Apostles. We spent most of our time in the kitchen and on the couch playing cards, watching Netflix, drinking wine, and napping. It was truly an incredible stay and is so perfect for families as it's very kid friendly. So if you're looking for the ultimate surf coast hinterland getaway without having to jump on a long haul flight, The Wensley is a must!