We stayed at The Buckland in July for our first wedding anniversary. After doing heaps of research for a nice boutique property in country Victoria we found this awesome place. They have received many good reviews from newspaper travel sections and they lived up to every accolade they have received.
Only 3 hours from Melbourne and situated in a beautiful part of the Victorian alpine region, The Buckland is absolutely perfect for couples (it is a couples only retreat) who are looking for a luxury boutique hideaway with nothing but great scenery and views and peace and quiet. The studios are just so fantastic, no expense spared. They are spacious, cosy, nicely designed and furnished/decorated with only the best and have absolutely everything you could ever want in a place like this even down to your own espresso coffee machine and kitchen facilities. The only thing we missed was a spa bath, but hey it is the country after all and they use their own rainwater tanks for their water supply so you can understand why they don't have baths. The bathroom is awesome though with double shower and very large.
The best part of the studio in my opinion is having your own wood fire (slow burining combustion style) with heaps of good dry fire wood and kindling/fire lighters. This keeps the place nice and warm and cosy, but if you don't want to use the fire, there is of course a reverse cycle Daikin airconditioner (only the best of course!) which would also be good in summer time.
All studios have a great view over the Buckland valley and it is just magic sitting by the fire watching the world go by. The breakfast is great too with a separate cafe built down hill - continental breakfast items and cooked food available as well - a great way to start the day.
All in all, a most enjoyable weekend - we could not recommend The Buckland more highly. The owners are great too, very helpful and friendly with guest service and satisfaction a high priority for them. Thanks guys, we'll be back when we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Buckland - Studio Retreat offers luxury accommodation for couples nestled in the picturesque Buckland Valley, close to Bright, Victoria. Contemporary architecture combined with stylish interior and fabulous views of Mt. Buffalo invite you to relax and unwind. Enjoy the privacy of your own chalet, wake up to the soothing sounds of the bush, indulge in a delicious breakfast at The Buckland Cafe and then explore the many delights the Alpine High Country has on offer! ... more less
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- The Buckland - Studio Retreat Bright, Australia - Victoria