3 August 2017

Suitcase. Historical Charm At Chateau Yering

Undoubtedly, my favourite part of my time spent living in Europe was the abundant historical significance. Every town, every building, every culture had an incredible story to share. In Australia, that history is harder to find. But when you do stumble across it, boy is it wonderful.

I discovered a treasure trove of history whilst in the Yarra Valley when we were lucky enough to stay at Chateau Yering as part of our roadtrip weekend with BMW. With a history dating back to 1837 (which is seriously old by Aussie standards), this homestead-style property oozes historic charm.

Complete with an intricate floorplan of interconnecting rooms, wandering through the building was like an adventure. From the drawing room to the library, each room had its own label on the door which reminded me so much of Cluedo!

With stacked bookshelves, bountiful fireplaces, soaring ceilings and wide, long hallways, everything at Chateau Yering speaks of historic grandeur.

We stepped outside to find the gardens just as charming. Stone archways alluded to generations passed, whilst the flowers, hedges and trees painted a picture of a traditional English garden.

After our explorations, we nestled happily into one of the Yarra Suites. Our room featured quite possibly the softest, pillow-like bed I have ever slept on, a separate lounge area, wraparound balcony and luxurious bathroom complete with giant tub.

The sunsets in the Yarra Valley are particularly spectacular, setting in blazing hues of pinks and oranges, over the rolling hills. We were treated to a breath-taking view.

We dined at Eleonore’s that evening (more on that coming soon) and fell into a deep slumber, aided by a luxurious midnight bubble bath, complete with in-room bath caviar – nice touch!

Breakfast in the sunlit Sweetwater CafĂ© is a total treat. Thanks to its floor to ceiling windows it has a conservatory-style feel (again, so Cluedo!). Choose from the cold buffet including fruit and museli, then order something hot straight from the kitchen – the best way to do a buffet breakfast I say! I can highly recommend the fluffy omelette. It was eggscellent.

With plenty of books, board games and even a croquet set for guests’ use, I guarantee you’ll have a wonderful time here whatever the season or the weather. Book your own stay and visit Chateau Yering yourself for a little taste of English history in country Victoria. Jolly good!

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Photos by Krissie.