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Victorian Wine Country – Woodman Estate


  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV
  • Turndown service
  • Bathrobes
  • DVD library
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis court
  • Billiards
  • Day spa
  • Free parking

Overview – Woodman Estate

Distinctive for its rural grandeur and traditional English gardens, Woodman Estate is also renowned for gracious rural hospitality. 

Set upon a 50-acre patchwork of cultivated meadows, manicured box hedges and sweeping lawns, the landmark Woodman Estate is a favourite with both visitors to the Mornington Peninsula, as well as local residents. The heritage manor house and its outlying buildings are elegant, with period features such as ornate cornices, elaborate chandeliers and timber wall panelling. Accommodation is in rooms and suites within the main lodge, as well as in secluded chalets located right at the edge of the peaceful private lake.

Guest chambers boast generous beds, overstuffed armchairs and large sash windows with sweeping views of their picturesque surroundings. When you aren’t stretched out in your pretty guestroom, there are plenty of comfortable lounge areas scattered throughout the property, from cosy parlours warmed by open wood fires to shaded patios by the water. The onsite Spa Retreat offers a decadent range of relaxing treatments from facials to massages, while there is a smorgasbord of dining options that showcase the Mornington Peninsula’s excellent produce and acclaimed wines.

Enjoy a hearty country breakfast at Woodmans, on the restaurant’s scenic lakefront terrace or have your morning meal delivered to your suite. This establishment features seasonal ingredients and regional wines on its menu along with five-star service. Traditional high tea is held on Sunday afternoons in the bright atrium, brasserie and formal dining room, with mouth-watering sweets and savouries delivered on a classic three-tiered stand.  Sip fine beverages and sample signature items such as homemade scones, with everything delicately plated on fine china and set on starched white linen tablecloths.

For recreation, Woodman Estate has an array of complimentary facilities including a tennis court, billiards table and rowboat. There are also golf courses in the vicinity, as well as places where guests can go fly-fishing or sailing. If you are self-driving, why not follow the many food and wine trails that thread the Mornington Peninsula? The region’s famous thermal springs are a mere 35 minutes’ away, where you can soak away any muscular aches and pains.

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Woodman Estate

Rooms – Woodman Estate

Choose from options nestled within the main lodge or set a short walk away for maximum privacy. All suites feature plush bathrobes, daily housekeeping and a nightly turndown service. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, access to a complimentary DVD library, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a selection of books, magazines and board games.

Woodman Estate

Garden Room
Situated on the first floor of the Manor House and main lodge, this guest room looks upon its landscaped namesake. The ensuite bathroom comes with a walk-in shower or shower-over-bath. Capacity: 2 persons

Spa Suite
There are three of these opulent suites located on the first floor in the Manor House and main lodge. No two are the same in decoration, but all have a king-sized four-poster bed and overlook the lake. Ensuite bathrooms have twin vanity basins and a large spa bath. One unit can also be configured to sleep three guests. Capacity: 2 persons

Lakeside Chalet
Set at the edge of the Estate’s five-acre lake, the Lakeside Chalet is the ultimate in private luxury. The separate bedroom boasts a magnificent four-poster king-sized bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning and remote controlled curtains, while there are two comfortable seating areas – one indoor, and the other on a timber outdoor deck. The ensuite bathroom contains twin basins and a two-person spa bath. Capacity: 2 persons plus two additional guests with additional bedding at extra cost

Woodman Estate
Woodman Estate

Facilities – Woodman Estate

  • Garden Rooms, Spa Suites and Lakeside Chalets
  • Woodmans Restaurant
  • Spa Retreat
  • Billiards room
  • Tennis court
  • Rowboat
  • DVD library
Woodman Estate

Activities (at extra cost)  – Woodman Estate

  • Golf
  • Fly fishing
  • Sailing
  • Wine tour
  • Peninsula Hot Springs visit
Woodman Estate
Woodman Estate

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Getting There

The Mornington Peninsula is an easy 1 hour’s drive from Melbourne, along the excellent Peninsula Link freeway. Woodman Estate is located in Moorooduc, a small rural settlement on the hinterland.

Combine With

For more gourmet experiences, drive up about 100km up north to the Yarra Valley, another region famous for its food and wine. Historic Chateau Yering once hosted the cream of Victorian society, and today, offers opulent accommodation for the discerning gourmand.

  • A grand country estate set in the picturesque Mornington Peninsula hinterland
  • Elegant guest chambers and luxurious lakeside chalets
  • Formal landscaped gardens, pretty pastures and a five-acre private lake
  • Fine dining at Woodmans Restaurant
  • Classic high tea every Sunday
  • Tennis and billiards
  • Cosy seating areas with open wood fireplaces
  • Proximity to Mornington Peninsula wineries and food trails
  • Opportunities for golf, horseback riding and sailing
  • Close to the idyllic Peninsula Hot Springs

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