Log Box

A meandering, tree-lined road in Red Hill – deep in the Mornington Peninsula’s lush hinterland – leads to Log Box. It should be a hot contender for your next weekender.

The private property is just off the roadside, but the fact you have to get out of the car to open the gate dials up the ruralness, even though some of the best eating and drinking in the Victorian region is only a couple of minutes’ drive away (read: Tedesca Osteria and Many Little).

The rustic-presenting cabin occupies what was once a milking shed, alongside a towering gum tree. Owner Chloe Burgess has tastefully renovated it into somewhere you can really unplug – all earthy tones and beautiful artwork (which is for sale).

Despite the distressed concrete floors and raw cypress beams, rust-coloured banquettes add cosiness, while the wood fire will warm the open-plan space before you’ve even had a chance to feel the cold. There’s also a kitchenette and a barbeque, suited for simple meals, and you can get locally sourced produce delivered to the cabin via Brutzy Box.

At the end of the day, be enveloped by the cushy king-sized bed, made up with buttery linen. Then, in the morning, watch the sunrise without moving a muscle – through a huge picture window – before heading out onto the private deck with your morning coffee (to hopefully see a mob of kangaroos making the green expanse their own).

Updated: July 22nd, 2022

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