WHAT TO DO
The Wensley is situated in a secluded pocket of The Surf Coast Hinterland called Wensleydale. There is lots to do both on the property and surrounding countryside.
Slow down. Sit and eat and drink by the fire. Go for a walk to one of our dams, collect some firewood or jump the back fence into the state forest and walk on the old dirt bike riding tracks.
Have an outdoor shower or bath - take a lantern from above the entry cubby holes to light your way. Check the pigeon holes near the stairs for books, Boule, Klopp and other board games you can play.
Or simply read a book and sleep. This house is so quiet and you will sleep like a log!
Please click here to see our local recommendations for where to eat & drink, and here for what to see & do (walk, swim & horseride etc). If you're interested in local gourmet supplies we've put a list together for you here.
We also offer a selection of additional services to take your stay to the next level of luxury. These need to be organised in advance.
Please see our private dining page for available options
Relax, repair and revive with a 60, 90, or 120 minute massage in the comfort of The Wensley. Remedial Massage Therapist Lisa Wright has vast experience working with people from all walks of life, from the elderly to newborn babies, pregnant women and athletes. Depending on the client, Lisa varies and adjusts her style to ensure an individual’s needs are fulfilled. Lower back pain, tight stressed shoulders, insomnia, or just a lovely relaxation to induce good vibes and euphoria. Each treatment is designed especially for your specific needs.
Lisa believes if you work the body it’s important to support the body - with massage facilitating myofacial release and deeper techniques to help performance and repair.
60min, 90min & 2hr massages available and can be claimed on Private Health Insurance
We do have a loft bedroom in the shed separate to the family residence where nanny's or babysitters can stay. If you'd like to bring your own Nanny please reach out about this.
If you'd like to arrange a babysitter there are qualified Nannies available from Geelong Nannies - please email or call Kym here and ask for The Wensley nannies availability and your booking dates. Fees and rates are available here. In a nutshell you pay a one off booking fee of $52 and then an hourly rate which varies according to days of the week.
If you're staying 5 days or more we recommend some additional housekeeping, someone to do a little tidy, clean, linen change and reset while you're out walking or lunching one day. This comes at an additional cost but if you'd like this please email Fran for more details.
The Wensley is available for Creative Retreat stays. Creatives or artists may enjoy a short stay in exchange for a ‘creative credit’, such as an artwork, photography or a service of creativity.
To apply for the Creative Retreat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org