Life as a blogger is pretty sweet for the most part. Sometimes brands send you presents, sometimes you get to attend exciting events, and other times – like this weekend – you get to go to awesome places and stay the night.
The divine destination I got to stay at this weekend just gone is called Currawong Cottage and it’s nestled in the picturesque Mornington Peninsula; about an hour out of Melbourne. It belongs to blogger Eva Burgess from Build House Home and it’s a lovingly restored 1950’s fibro – packed to the rafters with vintage charm.
My partner Gavin and I packed up the car and road tripped it down to the Mornington on Saturday afternoon and we were blessed with buckets of sunshine. The beautiful thing about The Mornington is that it’s just as pretty in the winter as it is when the weather warms up. I had my fingers crossed we’d be able to use the fire inside the cottage and luckily my wishes were granted!
What I love about Currawong Cottage is the homely design moments. It’s part Scandi, part country-Australian and part vintage flashback in places. It all works together marvellously and makes for a really comfortable stay.
Sometimes I find hotels can be so cold and sterile, despite the best of intentions on the designer’s part. Here though, it feels like you’re staying at a friends place, with lovely little mementos scattered about the place to add to the lived-in look and feel.
As you can see above, we took some time out in the dining nook by the cottage’s best vantage spot; a gorgeous window that looks out onto the grounds. A glass of red and white wine each and some hours spent reading and mag-flipping was just what I needed after a few intense weeks working on getting TLC Interiors Shop established.
The sun pours into one side of the home in the afternoon and it is truly divine to laze about it in. It was so nice, actually, to leave laptops at home, put the phones down for a while and just chill out – not thinking about the blog or the shop or the interior styling biz and all the other things that fly around in my mind during the week.
Currawong Cottage features three large bedrooms. Two have queen beds and the other has two singles. I love a getaway for two, don’t get me wrong, but we were saying when we were there how good it would be to come with a small group of people and make it a friends or family-focussed getaway. There’s certainly plenty of room for everyone.
Each of the rooms features a subdued colour palette which further adds to the relaxed charm of the place, but each has its own unique finishing touches to make it one-of-a-kind.
Side note: I’m so obsessed with the yellow pendant lights over the bedside and need them for my home ASAP. I’ll have to ask Eva where she got them from because they are truly stellar!
Coming into summer I’d definitely recommend you spend some time outdoors. The grounds are massive (as you can see above), so pack some walking shoes or boots and explore the greenery. There are rolling hills for miles and it felt so good to be amongst all that nature for a little while.
About a five minute walk up the road is popular pub The Pig and Whistle. We went there for dinner. The menu is traditional pub grub like pies and steaks, bangers and mash, plus kids meals and a fairly extensive beer and wine list.
I recommend staying in for lunch at the cottage (we did a cheese and wine spread) because it is so nice to sit out in the sun here. We hit the pub about 6pm and got back before it got dark, for some time in front of the fire with a few more glasses of wine. It was pure bliss.
If you’d like to find out more about Currawong Cottage, you can visit the website by clicking here.
>>> Have you been to The Mornington? I’d love to know some of your fave destinations in the comments below, as I’m dying to go back there and see some more sights!