Heathcote Retreat Motel

Greg and Natala Flynn of Flynn’s Wines took over this 1983-built motel in 2013. They renovated the 10 existing motel rooms, converted the main residence into a three-bedroom house and built four two-bedroom lodges.

Set on the main street, the revamped Heathcote Retreat Motel caters to a variety of group numbers and budgets. The house features a full kitchen, dining and lounge room, two bedrooms with queen-size beds and one with a set of bunks for the kids. The motel rooms are a standard studio plus bathroom arrangement, with basic food-heating devices (microwave, kettle, toaster) on hand.

The two-bedroom lodges were built in 2015. They’re a cosy accommodation option for two couples or a family. There’s a full kitchen, dining table and lounge, and one bathroom (stocked with travel-size L’Occitane products). A small deck at the front and the picnic tables dotted about the property are ideal spots to enjoy your afternoon glass of wine.

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