On the banks of Lake Connewarre on the Bellarine Peninsula, a sprawling and elegant new hotel has arrived. Campbell Point House is set on a 16-hectare private estate, complete with grass tennis court, infinity pool, day spa, greenhouse, private jetty, lake house and helipad.
Rooms start at a staggering $1250 for two, but the price includes an eight-course degustation dinner (executed by Tobin Kent, former head chef at now-closed Inverleigh fine diner Gladioli) and an a-la-carte breakfast, a bottle of champagne and a cheese platter.
The 150-square-metre mansion was originally the family home of Aaron Parkhill, nephew of Westfield co-founder Frank Lowy. Its design was inspired by the châteaux (castles or manor houses) of the Loire Valley in central France. It cost approximately $10 million to build, and had been operating as a wedding venue until it opened to the public earlier this month.
The residence accommodates up to 30 people in eight decadent suites. The estate is only open to booked guests, so if you can fork out the cash, you’ll have the expansive gardens all to yourself.
The decadent property would not be complete without a massive provincial-inspired lounge, cigar lounge, conservatory and billiards room for guests’ leisure.
Campbell Point House is located at Matthews Road, Leopold.