Cocknbull Boutique Hotel
Positioned on the banks of the Campaspe River, this converted pub offers a calm spot to sleep, away from the bustle of the town’s landmark wharf.
The building dates back to 1876, when it was known as the Sale Yards Hotel. It was de-licensed in 1969, moseying through different identities as a hostel, corner store and restaurant. It arrived back at its accommodation roots in 2004.
Today, the five self-contained apartments are named after the region’s paddle-steamers. The Emmylou and Adelaide suites are located on the ground floor in what used to be the pub, while upstairs there are two suites where the original pub rooms once stood.
The suites sleep two to four people and are kitted out with full kitchens, modern bathrooms and a smattering of period pieces that reflect the history of the building. All have an espresso machine, and some boast a spa.
Spend some time in the communal courtyard that backs onto the river and walking tracks. Cool off in the (solar-heated) pool, fire up the barbeque, or simply relax on a sun lounger with a good book in hand.