Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 

Georges Boutique B&B and Culinary Retreat.  

Home Stay Accommodation in Arthurs Seat, Hinterland Mornington Peninsula

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Arthurs Seat, Victoria


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Just over an hour from Melbourne, George's is located at Arthur's Seat on the idyllic Mornington Peninsula. Here you'll be a stones throw from award-winning wineries, quality local produce, world class golf courses, Marine activities, Art galleries, walking tracks and natural spa treatments.

The base for your stay is an architecturally designed masterpiece, the views from the balcony alone make the stay worthwhile.

George's isn't just another B&B. George's hosts an exclusive cooking retreat. The retreat runs periodically throughout the year, catering from beginner to budding chef extraordinaire. We run intimate group settings, 8 per group, so you will always have access to our master chef instructor.

Each retreat will have its own theme, perhaps with a Tuscan or Moroccan based feel selecting the finest produce from local markets. When you're not cooking up a storm maybe a spa treatment or round of golf might interest you. Whatever your taste our themes are sure to satisfy!

Inside, local art lines the walls among boutique style modern furnishing and your sanctuary away from it all is completed by king size beds with crisp white linen and a thoughtful collection of pillow fillings. No detail has been left unattended.

The invitation is yours - indulgence awaits.

Who as a food lover has not been tempted by the famous live-in cooking schools of Italy and the south of France? Well now be tempted by George's.

George's has been conceived to create a unique Australian version of the live-in cooking schools so popular internationally. In recognizing Australia's maturing culinary appreciation and skill as well as the magnificent offerings of local produce George's provides insightful and fun cooking experiences to intimate groups over three days. George's is about kick starting the beginners life long food and wine appreciation journey and adding depth to the knowledge and experience of those who are already on it.

When establishing George's only one location in all of Australia was considered perfect. At the top Arthur's Seat over looking Port Phillip Bay and in the middle of the prestigious Mornington Peninsula wine region George's is just over an hours drive from the Melbourne GPO. Surrounded by Art galleries, walking tracks, bird watching sites, natural mineral spas, world renowned golf courses, a host of marine activities and loads of magnificent fresh produce George's simply works.

When not hosting cooking schools George's provides luxurious boutique B&B accommodation for the many visitors to this iconic travel destination. Architecturally designed suites, immaculately prepared breakfasts, local art lined walls (Gerard Doherty), spectacular bay views and proximity to the many local attractions and activities make George's the accommodation venue of choice.

George's is located atop the renowned Arthur's Seat and overlooks magnificent Port Phillip Bay. With the city of Melbourne visible in the distance the view from your room is breathtaking by day and dazzling by night.

The upper level suites are individually air conditioned with doors opening to a private balcony. They feature contemporary furnishings and lighting, a lavish king side bed (suites can be set to accommodate two singles) which are complimented by stunning ottomans and original contemporary art by Gerard Doherty (pieces may be purchased). Each suite has a high quality LCD flat screen TV, DVD and high speed Internet connectivity.

You'll simply marvel at the sumptuously appointed bathrooms featuring the latest in European fittings and a spacious dual head shower for the romantically inclined.

On the lower level you will have access to Café George (breakfast café) with accompanying bar and lounge. A contemporary fire sits beneath a large screen TV where you can relax with a glass of wine and your favourite movie or perhaps you might like to rise early and experience the fresh Mornington Peninsula air from the lower terrace. A state of the art commercial kitchen set up to host George's cooking schools is also available for your use should you wish to prepare yourself lunch or dinner from the wide range of local produce available from surrounding growers.

Features at a glance:
• Spectacular Bay views
• Lavish king sized beds
• Original contemporary artworks
• Stunningly appointed bathrooms
• Dual shower heads
• Molton brown bathroom supplies
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• Finest quality soft furnishings
• Contemporary fires
• Modem connection
• Telephone and alarm
• Flat LCD TV with CD's and DVD's
• Mini bar and tea/coffee facilities
• Bath robes and slippers
• Laundry service
• Concierge service (hosts Stan and Marg)
• Complimentary parking
• Daily turn down service
• Access to Café George (Breakfast café) and lounge/bar/terrace
• Picnic hampers on request
• Massage therapies and natural healing by appointment

COOKING SCHOOLS: Pamper your inner foodie!

No longer is it necessary to travel to France or Italy for the gourmet experience of your life. Modelled on the live-in participatory cooking schools made so famous in Europe, George's gourmet retreats have been designed to complement Australia's maturing palate.

Each gourmet retreat will offer a different theme and every participant will gain a valuable insight into cooking skills, techniques and ingredients in a relaxed and entertaining manner.

The gourmet retreats run over three days and two fun filled nights. As well as introducing one of Australia's most exciting new chefs, Duncan White-Robinson, the retreats bring together the iconic features of the Mornington Peninsula. Such features include;

• local producer tours including the famous Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and Red Hill Cheese
• wine matching by Mornington Peninsula's leading sommeliers at the evening dinners
• wine tasting tour
• a private outdoor naturally heated mineral spa at the Peninsula Hot Springs
• marine activities (perhaps a swim with the dolphins or a champagne sail)

Whether you are a beginner to the culinary appreciation journey or a food and wine connoisseur George's gourmet retreats are sure to amaze you.

• 2 nights lavish accommodation at George's Boutique Bed & Breakfast
• All meals from Wednesday dinner through to Friday lunch
• All beverages consumed whilst at George's
• All cooking equipment including knives and aprons
• Hands on cooking lessons with Duncan White-Robinson
• Personal sommelier at each dinner
• Local producer and winery tour
• 45 minute private mineral spa at Peninsula Hot Springs
• A marine activity (weather permitting)
• Transfers to and from activities
• Gift pack

Guests:Each suite accommodates two adults. (3 suites)

Disabled access:Yes


Hours:Check in from 2:30pm
Check out by 11:00am

Price Guide:Tariffs are per night per suite (suites can be set as a double or two singles) and include breakfast served in the suite or at Cafe George.

$275.00 Monday-Thursday
$335.00 Friday & Sunday
$375.00 Saturday & Public Holidays

PEAK: $375.00

Payment:Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Booking Policy:• Deposit: 50% of total accommodation charge is to be paid immediately by credit card to secure booking.
• If booking is 14 days or less to the arrival date full payment is required.