With our first human baby on the way, it was crucial we took a few weeks rest before our peak season over summer 2013-2014. Both Rodrigo and I grew up in the country and have a love for the outdoors so we thought we would go bush!
Our Roka Pet Potography family includes 3 large dogs who we wanted to include and after much research came across Countrywide Cottages as the best option for us. Located only 1.5 hours from Melbourne we were there by lunchtime and had the rest of the day to enjoy and relax.
This place has everything you need and more! Catering for not only human comfort but also four legged comfort! I loved the large fenced yards at the back of the cabins and how spaced out each cabin was to give you the feeling you were all alone in the middle of a forest. The cabins are right next to a National Forest where you can take the dogs for a walk through windy tracks surrounded by ferny foliage which the dogs loved!. Great oportunity for us too to take our pet photography from Melbourne to the wild.
As any labrador owner would know, the large dam was the highlight for Barney.
All three boys enjoyed a paddle each evening to cool off and unwind before bed.
Each cabin has a little campfire you can light and we all sat around in the evening enjoying the peace and quiet.
Torquay and its stunning coast is only 30min drive and we all went for a walk along the beach and some lunch one morning.
It was such a relaxing and healing holiday and we all came home rested and revived. It was such a gift to be able to go away and recharge for the busy year ahead!