SEASONS

Kate Donnelly has been working full-time as a photographer since 2002. You might know her better through lovethepen.com.au or through her recently published book SEASONS that takes you through a decade of her personal experiences and reflections on the Mornington Peninsula.

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.

Paton Estate Agents

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.

A touch of Finesse at Tanglewood

In the heart of rural Merricks, surrounded by towering Eucalypts and dappled light; a sumptuous space lies hidden amongst the vines of Tanglewood Estate. It was here 40 strangers met for a feast unlike any other. The inaugural 'Small Batch' Speakeasy event saw Husband and Wife team Brad and Roong Holtz, of Finesse Catering Group, partner with Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Main Ridge Olive Oil, Commonfolk Coffee and Tanglewood Wines to exhibit of some of the best the Pen has to offer.

Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring

Blane Paton and his family understand the land, and have been a part of the Mornington Peninsula landscape since his parents moved to Merricks over 60 years ago. Their farm was focused on dairy cattle, but horses have always been an important part of their lives. “In the early days we rode horses to herd the cattle,” says Blane. “We never used motorbikes. In the 1980s I bought a Clydesdale horse and then we started showing the breed.”

The ultimate country escape

The ultimate Australian farmhouse on over 14 stunning acres of pastoral land abutting Merricks Creek, your bucolic dream with a luxury 5-bedroom homestead, lagoon pool and separate deluxe home office complex awaits. Comprising six paddocks, a large dam, an ornamental lake, natural springs, 7-bay machinery shed, horse arena, three loose boxes, cattle yards, chicken pen and home orchard, the property is suited to any number of horticultural or agricultural pursuits – currently home to several cows, horses, chooks and ‘Shane’ the pig.