We recently took a short break with friends and travelled to Smoko, a tiny township set just outside of Bright in regional Victoria. The property was aptly named The House at Smoko, and to be honest, it was nothing short of idyllic.
The creation of ‘Smoko’ has seen corrugated iron, local stone and natural timber combine to create the most glorious organic structure. Originally inspired by the historical tobacco drying kilns and cattlemen’s huts that pepper the landscape, the current owners have transformed the property and created a truly indulgent dwelling. The two acres of gardens that surround the house keep the children in mind with old school swings, an inground trampoline and wood shed to explore. While the remaining sixteen acres of grazing land continue down to the stunning Ovens River and beyond.
Our days were spent exploring the area by bicycle, a spot of trout fishing was enjoyed and the winding roads through the Great Alpine Valley were fabulous. The little township of Bright, only a short drive away, offered plenty of options for hot coffee and tasty treats, absolute heaven!
If you’re after a glorious getaway, no matter what the season, the House at Smoko ticks all the boxes. Get yourself there, pronto!