The Church House Gourmet Retreat

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    • Country retreat in South Gippsland featuring 4 elegant suites
    • Set atop a 20-acre rolling field surrounded by amazing scenery
    • Open lounge dining area, with pre-dinner drink & canapes
    • Gourmet meals or light supper available each evening (optional)
    • Unique architecture, eclectic furnishings & impressive decór 
    • Only a 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne CBD


Set atop a 20-acre rolling field in South Gippsland, and overlooking Wilsons Promontory National Park, The Church House Gourmet Retreat offers a luxury country getaway, perfect for special celebrations, weddings, honeymoons, and for couples just looking to relax and reconnect with nature.

Boasting a picturesque location, The Church House features stunning views and a refreshing sense of the countryside. You can enjoy these views from the covered East verandah in the mornings as you indulge in baked pastries, bread, cereal, muesli and preserved fruits, followed by a cooked breakfast serving eggs from the property's own chickens and their own delicious hand-made sausages.

In the evening you can join other guests in the shared lounge for pre-dinner drinks and canapes, before enjoying a gourmet dinner at the communal table with delectable dishes paired with exquisite wine. Or if you prefer, you can choose to dine privately at a secluded table for two. Meals can be varied to suit individual needs and will be arranged with your host upon booking.

You are welcome to explore the beautiful gardens around the property or take a tour of the kitchen garden, orchard or the vineyard. Further afield you can discover the history of South Gippsland’s Prom area, or enjoy nature walks through the beautiful temperate rainforest of Terra Bulga. End the day relaxing with an evening glass of wine while watching the sunset, or perhaps while taking a soak in the outdoor hot tub.

This unique refurbished church was featured on Grand Designs Australia and boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed timber beams, mixed with eclectic furnishings and impressive décor that create relaxing and luxurious ambience for its guests. Along with the communal lounge, dining area and separate living room with a large TV, there are four private guest suites at the Church House. 

Chinoiserie Suite

Situated on the mezzanine floor, the Chinoiserie Suite boasts eclectic furnishing and a private balcony that features beautiful panoramic views towards the south and Wilsons Promontory. The room is fitted with a king size bed (or twin on request) dressed in the finest Italian custom-made linens, and an ensuite bathroom with overhead shower and deep soaking tub.

Venetian Suite

Situated on the ground floor, the Venetian Suite features an array of mainly European pieces and gorgeous double French doors that give access to the outdoor patio garden and shared hot tub. This suite has a queen size bed dressed in fine linen, an ensuite bathroom and a light-filled seating area off the bedroom.

Turquoise Suite

The Turquoise Suite, located on the ground floor, also features European pieces and a light-filled seating area off the bedroom, with double French doors that open to the outdoor garden patio and shared hot tub. The Turquoise suite is fitted with an ensuite bathroom and a king size bed (or twin on request) dressed in the finest Italian linens.

The Study (Wheelchair Friendly)

This ground floor room is offered exclusively for guests requiring wheelchair access, or as an extra room when booking the entire house. It has an ensuite bathroom, a very comfortable sofa bed, an antique bookcase and desk. This room does not have its own outdoor area but it does have access to the garden, shared living areas and all other facilities.

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Accommodation Information

Type: Houses & Villas
Confirmation: On Request
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1-2
Max. Guests: 8
Child Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Yes - Conditions apply
Beds: 2 King (or Twin on request), 1 Queen, 1 Single (Sofabed)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: AUD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 50% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, PayPal
Balance Due: 30 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Television Internet Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub Tea & Coffee Facilities


Breakfast Minibar

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