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Originally it was Gold Fever that brought waves of visitors to the tranquil, sub-alpine valleys of Wandiligong Valley in northeast Victoria, but today it’s the alluring charm of towns like Bright and all they have to offer couples seeking serenity and romantic abandonment. Consisting of three charming two-bedroom homes (Abby’s, Bonnie’s and Knox Farm Cottages), Abby’s Cottages invite you to pass an absolutely intolerable weekend in the total privacy of nine acres of secluded chestnut grove. There’s fresh trout to be caught in alpine streams, picnics to be had and local wines to be sampled. In each cottage, French doors open out from alfresco-style kitchens into outdoor dining spaces with views of the surrounding mountains – and, for avid skiers, you’re smack in the middle of a tri-ski area, with Mt Hotham, Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek all within cooee. In these idyllic alpine surrounds, Abby’s Cottages truly are a golden find.

Details // School Rd, Wandiligong, Vic. From $160 per night. www.abbyscottages.com.au, 0417 367 494.

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