Technically speaking when one retreats it means they want to move back or withdraw – it’s safe to say many of us today; yearn for a quick break from the hub-bub of busy routines and lifestyles. This section highlights some of the very best retreats on the Mornington Peninsula where you can visit for a few hours or a few days to recharge the body and soul.

Merricks Cottage

If the love of adventure is in your blood then seek out Merricks Cottage for your next holiday on the Mornington Peninsula. This chic, contemporary two-bedroom cottage, will transform your vibe from the moment you enter its gate and gardens. Situated between Red Hill and Merricks Beach you’ll be within walking distance to some of the most iconic experiences in the region.

Butterfly Retreats

Butterfly Retreats in Red Hill is an experience for the whole family. Set on four acres of cleared grassland with mature European trees, fruit trees and an olive grove, there is something special to experience everywhere you wander throughout this picturesque property. Nestled between Lindenderry at Red Hill and Eldridge Estate, the property is flanked by vineyards providing a colourful vista ever changing with the seasons.

Harts Farm

Before visiting the Peninsula you should be aware that you may never want to leave. Just ask Penny and Graeme Hart, for whom a weekend in Red Hill at Lindenberry inspired the decision – or perhaps, realisation – that they wanted to establish a rural Bed and Breakfast of their own in the region.