When Pos Sampieri sent us the images of her beautiful new labour of love, Orchard Keepers, in Victoria’s Red Hill, our heart skipped a beat. Within minutes we were scanning our diaries furiously to find a date that we could book an escape to this idyllic country retreat an hour out of Melbourne. We had to get in quick before we shared it with you (so sorry – but we couldn’t help ourselves) as we know you’re going to love it as much as we do.

Set within established gardens and overlooking surrounding vineyards and orchards, the 4 bedroom guesthouse and separate Workers Cottage sit beneath a giant Sequoia tree. After leaving the corporate world behind her, Pos set herself the task of restoring what was once 3 separate cottages that hark back sometime between the 1890′s and the 1950′s, and committed herself whole heartedly to the entire process.

Working closely with Sue Carroll from Montreaux & Trove in Melbourne, Pos has created a sophisticated and elegant country retreat that she quite rightly refers to as ‘country chic’. Mixing antique pieces with lashings of white paint, layers of linen, concrete surfaces, pale timbers and a collection of ceramics, Orchard Keepers is the definitive of country chic in our opinion.

If you’re looking for the ultimate country getaway – whether it’s with family or a group of friends – you can’t go wrong here with Orchard Keepers….but its our little secret right?

Book here quickly if you want to see for yourselves!

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PHOTOGRAPHY Sharyn Cairns

 

 

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3 Responses to Orchard Keepers | Country Chic

  1. Véronique says:

    Absolutely gorgeous ! It seems so quiet to live here, love it so much !

  2. Amanda says:

    Lovely! I grew up in Red Hill, and I love the name Orchard Keepers. The apple (and cherry) orchards have been disappearing, sadly. Great that you’ve lovingly restored some of the old buildings….wondering whereabouts you are.

  3. alexandra says:

    How beautiful! I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the orchard keepers cottage (as it was known then) two years ago when it was owned by the gorgeous Lucy Hill. She had just restored the cottage and was building and planting that divine potager garden. I am so pleased to see someone who obviously loves the place has taken over the role of “loving caretaker” to such a special place!

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