Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Our trip to the Mornington Peninsula......

Last week we packed up the three kidlets and headed south to the Mornington Peninsula.

After a 5 hour drive and arriving very tired (not too mention crying children for the last hour!) we landed in Somers where we had booked a holiday house for 5 nights. We stayed at the Sandy Court Beach House. It was brilliant. You know that feeling when you book accomodation online and you just pray that it is as good as it looks and sounds on the website? Well, Sandy Court didn't disappoint.

A four bedroom house with an open kitchen, dining and lounge area, which then opened up onto a deck and lovely enclosed child friendly back yard. Conveniently, we could set up portacots in each room and close off one end of house during 'sleep' time. Whilst still being able to make noise and relax (if thats possible with small children!) in the living area. It sleeps ten in total, so the perfect house for one or a few families.

The kitchen was very well equipt. Best of all the Nespresso machine tucked away in the corner to save the early morning trips to the Somers General Store for a good hit of caffeine!. The store and beach was less than a 5 minute walk, so it certainly wasn't a chore popping out to grab the papers or sneak a quiet walk along the beach.

You can tell the owners have children themselves and that this house was very much a family haven. There was even a little cabin in the garden decked out purely for the children- tv/dvd/video and cupboards filled with toys and games for all ages.

I was in heaven with two shelves of cook books and magazines to read through.

So, what did we do whilst in Somers???

Well, we caught up with family which was our main reason for the visit.
Lots of play dates and family meals together.
We visited the beach at Shoreham and the cousins taught our 3 year old how to find crabs- a lovely sight to see. My husband and sister in law took all the kids to Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard, where the children had fun meeting and feeding the farm animals.
My husband even organised a wonderful massage and facial for me at Endota Spa at Red Hill. Lucky me!

Next time (perhaps when the children are a tad older) I will hit the shops with my sister in law in the local surrounding towns that I have heard so much about. And, sample a few wineries too!

Below is my collage of our week away......kx

Photos taken by Kylie Pickett

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