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Lindenderry at Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula boutique hotel and 5* winery

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Lindenderry at Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula boutique hotel and 5* winery

“The poet Robert Frost will be forever immortalised for that zinger about the road not taken. And while Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula—all bayside towns, lush orchards and theatrically rugged bushland—is beloved by throngs of foodies and sun-loving tourists, its once-familiar Lindenderry hotel now feels as fresh and undiscovered as Frost’s path less travelled.”

Recognised as one of Australia’s best – and most romantic – regional hotels by Luxury Travel Magazine, Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill embodies the very best of Red Hill and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Our 40 elegantly designed and spacious guest rooms are as much an escape as the region itself, with quality furnishings and fittings complementing our celebrated service and relaxed, informal style – just as you would expect of a classic country house hotel surrounded by such spectacular vistas and sensory adventures.
From our Courtyard and Vineyard Wings to our Garden Wing and Balcony Suites, you will be spoilt for space and choice. After a day exploring farmgate trails or visiting cellar doors; hiking coastal tracks or playing golf; or splashing about along the stretches of pristine seashore, your room at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill is a warm and tranquil retreat to unwind and contemplate the finer things in life.

“Partnering with leading Australian design firm Hecker Guthrie on the multi-million dollar refurbishment, boutique hotel group Lancemore re-launched the ambitious, new-look property in January 2018, featuring 5 Star Halliday Winery, Lindenderry Wines, and a restaurant that will undo all outdated perceptions of regional hotel dining. A once-sweet, homely space the 40-room boutique hotel – set on 34 stunning hectares of gardens and vineyards – feels like a cool, unstuffy take on the traditional English estate.”

Located in the very heart of Red Hill and only an hour from Melbourne, Lindenderry is strategically positioned to soak up the best of Mornington Peninsula: pure-sand beaches, soul-enriching nature, artisan produce and mere minutes from the region’s boutique wineries. Except now, guests are just as likely to never leave the property.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room restaurant does regional character right: hand-selected, locally-sourced ingredients worked into delicious assemblages that will leave an enduring expression of the Mornington Peninsula and Red Hill gourmet region.

It is here that we celebrate our passion for hospitality and where our guests revel in each other’s company. Deliciously fresh, seasonal produce makes its way from paddock to plate in a classic European style before it is paired with our very own award winning Lindenderry Wines from the vineyard, or a classic vintage from our extensive wine list that celebrates the best in Australian and international vintners.

The recently refurbished restaurant, by awarded design studio Hecker Guthrie, features floor to ceiling windows that invite the outside in, reeded glass and curved-back chairs. A perfect place to enjoy long languid lunches and cozy dinners by the fire.

Opening hours:

Cellar Door open on Saturday and Sunday between 11.00am to 5.00pm

Lunch available from Friday to Sunday between 12.00pm to 3.00pm.

Dinner available from Wednesday to Saturday between 6.00pm to 11.00pm.

Book below now, or call us on +61 3 5989 2933 or email for more information.



“Paul Witherington, formerly of London’s Soho House and Port Phillip Estate, is executive chef across all dining at the hotel, accompanied by a leading team of hospitality professionals offering warm and informed service (Montalto, Point Leo Estate). The hotel restaurant does regional character right: hand-selected, locally-sourced ingredients worked into rustic assemblages. It’s an elegant approach to hearty farmhouse fare. The new interior palette is plucked straight from nature: shades of moss green and taupe meet mix-and-match hues of wood, reeded glass and curved-back chairs. A perfect place to enjoy long languid lunches and cozy dinners by the fire.”

A Euro-Australian extension of the landscape, award-winning studio Hecker Guthrie have elevated the insides of all 40 rooms and four communal gathering spaces to woo the most discerning of travellers. Abundant in natural materials to capture the true essence of place and considered interiors that ooze chic, countryside charm.


There are handsome couches in dark, buttery leather sitting atop generously-sized wood floorboards, low brassy reading lamps, lashings of blonde timber, and fireplaces and side-tables cast from marble. As well as artworks you won’t feel guilty about ditching that gallery trip to see. Even the established gardens—a sanctum ideal for long walks picnics, croquet and all-weekend reading—feature a sculpture by acclaimed Melbourne-born artist Michael Cartwright.

At the helm of Lindenderry’s interior revolution, Julian Clark, CEO of the family-owned, Melbourne-based Lancemore Group.

“We have been in Red Hill for almost 20 years now and have come to understand the sensibility of the people who love this region. The reincarnation of Lindenderry is for them,” he says. “Hecker Guthrie have delivered a contemporary fusion of European country hotel design features with a distinctly Australian touch, that we hope will become something special in the Australian hotel landscape.”

Interior designer Hamish Guthrie, co-director of Hecker Guthrie, agrees building on the property’s sense of character was integral—wherever possible, amplifying generous views and using hues that emulate nature. “We used a base palette in both a light and dark scheme, taking reference from the client’s extensive art and furniture collection, allowing every space to have its own identity, but also creating a cohesive aesthetic from one room to the next. We wanted it to feel like a gorgeous home-away-from-home, but imbued with a real sense of the Peninsula.”

Underpinned by a generous spirit and service intuitive to guests needs, Lindenderry offers bespoke luxury at its best. In every suite, minibars are stocked with Dom Perignon and artisanal products plucked from local makers. If a neighbouring winery feels too far from bed, Lindenderry prides itself on some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir’s in the region, awarded a 5 Star Halliday Winery rating —or you can meander to the adjoining restaurant.

Balcony Suite

Our signature rooms on the first floor are incredibly spacious and offer sweeping garden views. Features include an ensuite with shower and relaxing bath & open fireplace.

Garden Room

As the name suggests, a wing of spacious ground-floor rooms devoted entirely to our magnificent gardens and boasting lakeside views. All rooms feature access to our garden terrace.

Linden Room

Situated nearest to our working estate vineyard on our first and ground floors, the expansive Vineyard Wing rooms feature a welcoming sofa, king size bed & ensuite with shower.

Terrace Room

Our Terrace rooms are perfect to unwind with outdoor access and views overlooking the sunken garden. All rooms feature King size bed and shower ensuite.

Courtyard Room

Perfect for guests who are keen to explore the delights of Red Hill and surrounds, our Courtyard Wing offers country house comfort with a queen size bed and ensuite.


About Lindenderry at Red Hill and The Lancemore Group

Lindenderry at Red Hill was founded by Australian, family-owned boutique hotel group Lancemore. Backed by four years decades in the hospitality industry, the company is now helmed by CEO Julian Clark. In partnership with Hecker Guthrie, he has led the vast country property into a new era, as a world-class, Mornington Peninsula escape designed for blissful weekenders, reinvigorating long stays and corporate conferences. The stand-alone restaurant has been specifically designed to allow for flexibility: different rooms cater to the needs of conference and leisure guests, allowing both to feel as though they’re in a world of their own.

Lindenderry’s extensive renovation comes hot on the heels of another rejuvenated Lancemore property, the Larmont Sydney, which is just around the corner from the iconic King’s Cross Coca-Cola sign. Its sleek, super minimalist interiors— created by interior design studio Hassel—feel a world away from the warm, homely intimacy of Lindenderry, but they have the same respect for enduring materials, understated and beautiful-crafted designer furnishings, and natural Australian light.

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Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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