September 10, 2015

For many of us who are living and working in the city, the thought of a country getaway is something to brighten our day. And a country retreat offers more than just holiday away from the everyday – there are significant health benefits to a rural holiday.

The benefits of spending time in the countryside are well known. With its natural green space and open areas, simply spending time in country locations is enough to cause a significant reduction of stress. The peace and quiet will also give you time to catch up on much-needed sleep, giving you a revitalised zest for life.

Mount Mitchell is located in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Victoria, less than two hours’ drive from Melbourne and only 58 km from Ballarat. With world-renowned wineries neighbouring the property and within a short drive, why not plan a romantic getaway or country retreat with a group of friends to explore the region at your own pace?

Dalwhinnie Wines is situated on the rolling hills of nearby Moonambel, with spectacular views of the vineyards from their expansive deck and tasting room.

Visit Redbank Winery for a fantastic ploughman’s lunch at the rustic cellar door and Flying Pig Deli offers a range of delicious share plates to whet the appetite and allow you to sample the character-filled red wine blends available.

And for a methode traditionnelle-crafted sparkling wine you need to add Taltarni Vineyards to your list.

Mount Mitchell is home to two exceptional accommodation options where you can settle in and relax as well as using them as the perfect base from which to visit local wineries, take long walks throughout the spectacular countryside, or just curl up with a book.

Abode accommodation is in the heart of the wine district. Walking distance from both Taltarni and Dalwhinnie Wines and overlooking the magnificent Moonambel Valley and the Pyrenees Ranges, Abode is a stunning Australian getaway.

In such a wonderful location, laughter and relaxation come easily. Call us at Mount Mitchell to make a booking for a Pyrenees country retreat to remember.