Ready for a whirlwind of family fun and adventure? The Ranch is your playground. Spread across a scenic 200-acre expanse in the Mornington Peninsula, this outdoor sanctuary offers you an escape like no other. At The Ranch, it is all about FUN and ADVENTURE for the entire family. Whether you're seeking a thrilling horse ride, an unforgettable camping trip, a weekend of non-stop adventure, or just a day filled with exciting activities, their dedicated team is here to ensure your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service. In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store opened to serve a variety of needs of the local community. Built in a prime location on Hastings-Flinders Road, between Balnarring and Shoreham, it was a central point where locals could stock up on household items as well post mail, make phone calls at the phone booth, do banking and fill the petrol tank – a one-stop shop with friendly, familiar faces.
From amazing views to farm-gates, general stores, cellar doors and exhilarating country roads – these things are synonymous with the Peninsula. This tour gives you a chance to enjoy the ride, taste some things along the way, and stretch your legs all within a few hours.
Immersed in a picturesque rural landscape and positioned close to the beautiful Somers Promenade beach, your rural paradise awaits on this 40-acre property with elegant farmhouse and substantial rural lifestyle facilities.
A place of perfect peace and harmony set on 51 acres of rolling green pastures atop the Mornington Peninsula’s Arthurs Seat, this pastoral paradise with an architect-designed seven-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with swimming pool and grand-slam tennis court brings resort-style luxury to the country.
Mastering a striking synergy between rural serenity and contemporary comfort, the quintessential country escape awaits in this five-bedroom home with tennis court on 10 acres, backdropped by rolling green hills and Western Port views beyond the treetops.
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.
When we tell you that Blane Paton from Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring is the epitome of your Peninsula farmer, it’s the truth. If seeking advice on what to look out for in this neck of the woods we value his opinion and experience greatly. If your thoughts move you to covet a beautiful rural property or beach house on the Peninsula, then speaking to Paton Estate Agents first could be your best move. After 50 summers, Paton Estate Agents have seen many changes from the time when orchards, dairy & sheep farms were numerous.
In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well-preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once a central hub of community life.
Simply put The Gorgelicious Store has been one of Red Hills most consistent performers since it opened in July, 2014. We’ve been popping in ever since and it’s never been anything but delicious - not even once.
In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once such a central hub of community life. The charming rustic building, with gable bays & verandah, & a tree-shaded deck with outdoor fireplace, provides the kind of setting that somehow seems to infuse itself with the tastes on offer. Serving contemporary breakfast, lunch and snacks, the store is a popular meeting spot for many that also includes a produce store, selling a range of locally harvested jams, relishes and sauces.
The Cellar and Pantry is an institution and it’s a great place to cure a hangover, or show out of town friends a genuinely classic hinterland food experience. Either way you will leave satisfied.