Foodie find in small-town Vic

AN HOUR north of Melbourne, the small town of Kyneton has a remarkable selection of eateries that wouldn’t look out of place in the big city. In recent years its once-neglected former main street, Piper Street, has been colonised by top chefs and other foodies undertaking a tree change. As a result, the street’s historic bluestone shopfronts now house several good restaurants, cafés and food shops.

It’s all good news for occupants of B&B on Piper, a restored cottage situated just a few doors down from the start of the restaurant strip. This pleasantly old-fashioned place contains two compact sitting rooms with neatly restored features, including smooth floorboards and decorative plasterwork. There’s a well-equipped kitchen, and the bathroom features a large stand-alone tub illuminated by a skylight. The bedroom is a roomy space at the front of the house. On sunny days, it’s pleasant to sit in the front garden or on the rear deck.