Vickie and Ed met during a chance encounter hiking Mt Rinjani on the island of Lombok, some 20 years ago. Vickie (from the UK) and Ed (from the Netherlands) chose to settle in Australia.
With a spirit for adventure and both with a passion for hospitality, the couple made a move to Australia. After a ‘scout’ around, they settled on Mansfield, in Victoria’s High Country – and then embarked on creating the vision of A View to a Hill.
The idyllic setting of Mansfield (Barwite to be specific) ticked all their boxes – year-round tourism drawcards, breathtaking scenery and wonderful local food and produce. After building Stone Creek Cottage in 2005, then establishing gardens and beautiful landscaping, the couple set their sights on a new challenge, beginning the final stage of the grand project in 2018.
Ed had worked on many architectural designed buildings in Mansfield and Mt Buller, fell in love with many of the design elements. Being a tradesman, he appreciated the attention to detail and craftsmanship, and combined many of these elements – with the difference being the incredible views over the Barwite Valley.