Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes Delgany Castle is a grand historic property, commissioned by Harold Armytage in the 1920s as a personal residence, and which today has an array of award-winning luxury homes set within its eight acres of well-tended gardens. There are various beachside retreats to choose from, including three or four bedroom apartments and town houses with full kitchen, dining room, modern lounge and outdoor entertaining areas – all reflecting the majesty of the main castle, dextrously designed to blend the old with the new, and all within minutes of The Cutting, with its famous beach boxes, and the Portsea Hotel. The estate also boasts a fully equipped gym, swimming pool and day spa, where guests can treat themselves to a facial, a workout with a personal trainer or a yoga class on the beach. Portsea Golf Club is right next-door, not to mention the pristine bays, ocean beaches and green hinterlands scattering the rest of the Mornington Peninsular.

Details // Delgany Ave, Portsea, Vic. From $450 per night., (03) 5984 4000.

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