For an insight into the Western District’s wealth in the 1800s, head to Purrumbete Homestead, built in 1842 for the pioneering Manifold family (they lent their name to Camperdown’s main street). Art Nouveau interiors radiate grace and charm, while outside the sweeping gardens are perfect for picnics and a stroll around the lake. There are three sumptuous guest rooms, all individually appointed for an indulgent retreat. It is worth pre-arranging to dine in the Grand Dining Room, with the opportunity to select wines from the extensive cellar.
3551 Princes Hwy; (03) 5594 7374