What are your perfect writing conditions? Secluded and away from the world, surrounded by books, self contained where all your needs are met, close to takeaway coffee and surrounded by nature.
Find space to focus on your project in the Dandenong Ranges. A mid-week sojourn, or a weekend away from the demands of life could be exactly what you need to ponder the complexities of character development, complete another chapter of your grand opus, refresh your mind for new inspiration, or even get that first draft finished.
These writer’s havens will provide the perfect environment to get those keys tapping or that pen scribing.
Escape, recharge & be inspired here:
The Gallery Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary, romantic retreat nestled in 1 ½ acres of old Hills gardens in Olinda. Once a well-known art gallery, The Gallery has been recently transformed into a spacious, boutique self-contained cottage for two, stylishly fitted and furnished with warm interiors and clean design. It’s the perfect getaway for writerly types.
The Gallery B&B in Olinda offers:
Where: 112 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
Tel: 0407 522 860
Woolrich Cottage was built in the 1920s for Ted Woolrich who started the former nursery next door that is now the incredible Cloudehill Gardens. The cottage’s Art Deco features have been retained and restored to create this elegant accommodation. Fine furniture complements the period architectural features such as the Art Deco leadlight windows.
Follow the tradition of several writers who have stayed at Woolrich Retreat.
…while at the same time, making use of free, fast internet access.
Where: 20 Woolrich Rd, Olinda
Tel: 03 9751 0154
The Artist on Everest is a treehouse like no other, the ultimate mountain experience enhanced with all the luxury comforts you could ask for. A sophisticated and contemporary 2 bedroom home, with an attention to detail second to none. A house that will inspire and excite writers young and old.
Tel: 1300 48 84 48
An opportunity to experience the country home of Cherrie Miriklis-Pavlou owner of one of Australia’s leading, and sought after, event and retail florists Flowers Vasette in Fitzroy. Beechmont’s gardens are used to provide seasonal flowers and foliage for the business and to inspire the florists. Beechmont Garden Retreat is a place to take time – to talk, to dream, to enjoy the birds, smell the flowers and explore the nooks and crannies of this amazing garden.
Tel: 1300 48 84 48
Need a little reading inspiration - Daisy Boots Book Shop in Sassafras is close at hand. And libraries are scattered throughout the region (Lilydale, Yarra Junction, Montrose, Mooroolbark) when the urge to research strikes again.