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The Hill of Content

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Fiona and Howard Cook
The Hill of Content, 33 Rhyll-Newhaven Road, Rhyll, Phillip Island, Victoria

Tel: + 61 (0)3-5956-0100
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)3-5956-0110

Beneath the shade of giant cypress trees and diminutive wattle bushes, the lawn unfolds in trim propriety. Glimpses of bay and white-crested surf are had through leaf and branch; you might even catch sight of Kylie enjoying a lazy day on French Island.....

.... Stroll past rhubarb, pepper and lemongrass, around the water feature and up the stairs onto the decking of the main house. As magpies dive beneath your feet, dogs laze in the sun and free-range chickens ‘chuck out’ golden eggs, it’s not hard to discern why this particular hill is so content. Homely from the outside, the last word in contemporary chic within, each suite – and its private courtyard - has its own flavour. ‘Havana’ is a perennial winter favourite with rich chilli reds and spicy warmth; ‘Number 4’ by contrast has marine blue lines and is the coolest choice in summer. Up in the ‘Loft’, two cosy and exquisite dens are very popular with honeymooners. State-of-the art kitchens redefine self-catering and there’s nothing better than unpacking your breakfast hamper or picking at a superb dinner ‘grazing’ plate. Bathrooms are sheer class with painted glass panes, spa baths and a plethora of towels, robes and slippers. Gas-wood fires, Egyptian wool duvets, plasma screens, dark and white leather furnishings complete the indulgence. Fiona's husband, Howard, has done an expert job on the interior design of the cottages, by the way, which are a testament to his skill as a cabinet-maker.

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Rooms: 5 suites all with en-suite spa bath.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Breakfast provisions included. Lunch and dinner 'grazing' plates: $140 - $180 per couple.
Directions: 5 minutes from Cowes. 2 hours to Phillip Island from Melbourne.

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