A tranquil and naturally beautiful setting
Haven Red Hill is surrounded by rolling hills, pristine natural bush and is located across the road from vineyards and strawberry fields. It’s the perfect place to escape, relax or use as a base to explore the Mornington Peninsula.
Back in 2009, we decided to make a ‘tree change’ to Red Hill and create a new life together with our blended family away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We started looking for a rural retreat that we could get to easily after school on Fridays – somewhere beautiful in the Mornington Peninsula hinterland that we could get to know intimately in the years ahead. And that’s how we found our farm, our haven.
At first, we spent our time exploring, planting trees and embarked on a steep learning curve in running the small working farm. Then, we started developing our garden, created a French inspired potager, planted an orchard with 20 fruit trees and built the sunken outdoor fire pit to sit around at the end of our working days. The garden was a labour of love and continues to bring us immense pleasure.
The 11-acre property was originally part of a 250-acre sheep farm and the quintessential Australian shearing shed sits next to the farm house. The footprint of the harvest garden is the former sheep yard and the cattle race still stands near the entrance to the property.
For the first six years, we ran a chicken broiler business here and the food silos and old sheds stand in the bottom paddocks paying homage to its former life.
Living here is a dream come true and we wanted others to be able to enjoy our property, sample the good things a sophisticated, country life has to offer. We started building our new home in 2014 then created Haven Red Hill from the original farmhouse.
Our extended family includes Romney and Suffolk sheep grazing the paddocks, two Hy-Line chickens for fresh eggs, a flock of wild ducks that snaffle bugs and there’s a plethora of bird life to keep us in touch with nature.
We closed for much of 2020 and some of 2021 due to coronavirus and have taken advantage of the time in isolation to nurture our garden, upgrade our patio area and have built a new heated swimming pool for guests to enjoy from September until the end of April.
Come stay with us. We’d love to see you.
Dave and Kerry