This cottage on Mount Pleasant Road is one that I’ve walked past multiple times. The Victorian Heritage Database has listed it as having regional significance, saying:
The picturesque stone cottage ‘Mount Pleasant’ in Highton was most probably erected for emigrant Cornish farmer Phillip Hoskin after 1854 on agricultural land south of the Geelong township. The cottage of random coursed rubble stone from the Barrabool Hills has a slate roof and simple cusp brackets timber verandah and is representative of the early masonry traditions in the district.
Hoskin was associated with the early development of Belmont and, Highton and the property was established before closer survey and settlement was undertaken in the district.
The database did list it at 235 Mount Pleasant Road, however it is actually located at 217.