Having already explored the gardens of this amazing property, part of the Werribee Park precinct, this time we opted for lunch and a tour of the historic mansion.
Lunch at Joseph’s was fantastic, with all of our group ordering something equally delicious. Even the Brussels Sprouts side dish. Seriously.
After lunch, we took a self-guided tour of the mansion, once a home to a wealthy wool farming family.
Sweeping staircases, elaborately tiled floors...
Even the windows overlooking the rear courtyard were frosted and etched, so as not to catch a glimpse of the staff at work.
The rooftop terrace offers views of the grounds and beyond.
The attached buildings were a Catholic seminary for young men entering priesthood, before becoming abandoned for nearly 30 years. Rescued from dereliction, they are now the luxury Lancemore Mansion Hotel.