We wanted a place a million miles from the hassles of life in the city and we found it in this wonderful original rustic homestead on a farm in Gippsland Lakes in rural Victoria. It was self-contained which was no problem as there are couple of major supermarkets in nearby Lakes Entrance (we brought our food anyway) and some lovely little restaurants in the Village of Metung about 20 minutes away. The views across the lake from the farm were breathtaking, especially in the early am when the water was glassy and teaming with wildlife (especially Swans and Pelicans). There is also a jetty available for fishing or I assume to tie up a boat? I have never slept so well (must have been the sea air!). We brought our bikes with us to utilise the tracks which have been created throughout the bush in the area after they lifted the old railway tracks. We started our ride near Bairnsdale about a 25-30 minute drive from the farm, although there are probably places closer where you can join the track. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing couple of days on a farm!