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Central Springs Studio - Eco Retreat and Farmstay
Central Springs Studio - Eco Retreat and Farmstay

Entire home/flat

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1 bedroom

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Sited on an 1860's farmstead, The Studio offers a comfortable and restorative retreat located close to wineries, hiking trails, spa country of Daylesford (20min) and the country town of Kyneton (15min). The Studio is an eco retreat made with reclaimed materials, furnished in vintage powered by solar and uses only rainwater and a composting toilet. The Studio is nestled amongst established gardens with expansive views over paddocks and dams. Magical sunsets, birdlife and our friendly animals.

The space

The Studio has served as an artist's studio, sheerer's cottage and long ago, a sheep shed. Built from reclaimed and restored materials, this space is comfortable, well appointed and restful. Everything you see (other than bedding and mattresses) is vintage or recycled and lovingly restored.
The studio is a two room cottage with the kitchen and bathroom seperate from the living area, bedroom and dining area.
Reverse cycle heating and cooling will keep you cozy and block out blinds keep out the morning sun for a well deserved sleep in.
The views can be enjoyed from many angles and the sunrises and sunsets are magic!

Guest access

Guests are welcome to wander through the gardens, paddocks and surrounds.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to help with suggestions, bookings and whatever you need.

WiFi is free and available.

Other things to note

Winters in Drummond are chilly so bring a warm jacket for when you go outside.
The toilet is a waterless, inside, composting toilet. It works just like a 'normal loo' and has no odour, it is fully automatic but keep the lid closed.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 82 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM

- The kitchen is simple with a small oven/2 burner unit, microwave, kettle, fridge and pantry. Everything is there to make a lovely, simple meal.

- We are a working farm so please wear shoes at all times.

- The Studio is an eco-retreat which means that you are on solar power, shower in rainwater and are surrounded by vintage and recycled goods.

- There is a modern shower and a waterless, composting toilet in the bathroom. The toilet works just as a 'normal toilet', has no odour but sits a little higher than a standard toilet, to ensure an efficient composting process, keep the lid closed when not in use or it will smell.

- We encourage you to mingle with the animals which include friendly chooks, cows and sheep. If you're lucky we might have baby chicks or a lamb or two!

- We welcome well behaved pets but our fences are not dog proof and there are kangaroos in the field.

- You will be surrounded by the sounds of nature which include parrots, kangaroos and a kookaburra or two.

- We do have a rooster but he is housed on the property away from The Studio.

- We live onsite in a seperate farmhouse. We are available if you need anything or a recommendation for dinner.

- We respect your privacy and will leave you to relax and enjoy your own space unless you request assistance or need advice, however we do need to let the chickens out in the morning and lock them up in the evening which is near the studio, typically this only takes a few minutes and we will advise you of the times prior to arrival, we come down normally around 9am and 5pm but this does vary during the year.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Horses, Cows, Chickens, Dog

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Kristine User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful, scenic and peaceful location. The studio had everything you would need plus more. The gardens are such a credit to this couple. Alison has so much knowledge on her worldly plants and herbs. Alison and Heath shared the history of their property with so much love and enthusiasm. Both were very welcoming and such a lovely and down to earth couple. Us city slickers felt very comfortable mingling with them. They were extremely respectful of our privacy, but we were happy to encourage chat and enjoy their stories and love of their beautiful harmony. The animals were very friendly. Total respect was given to us with the chooks in their pen and keeping Frosty (the husky) on the lead. We were more than happy for them to be roaming free - although Frosty had to be kept on a lead while the chooks were loose. Then Frosty enjoyed tearing around the grass sniffing all the nice smells after the chooks. There are 2 beautiful rescue horses, lovely sheep with a new addition. We found the biggest entertainment was the cows. They were so playful and had a really good sense of humour. My husband and I arrived home this afternoon and we are about to rebook within next couple of months.

James User Profile
August 2017
Everything! Everything was good - the studio, the garden, the chickens and horses - Alison and her partner have created a really special place. I will be back.

Philippa User Profile
August 2017
Great spot. Very relaxing. Wonderful hosts.

April User Profile
July 2017
15/10 perfect for a break from busy life. Close to Kyneton and beautiful surrounds. Felt very welcome and relaxed. Awesome little cottage, and really admired the sustainability of the whole farm. Definitely sparked inspiration.

Hannah User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at the studio was nothing short of wonderful. Heath and Alison provided much more than we expected: detailed recommendations, a beautiful welcoming atmosphere and the location and facilities are second to none. Thank you for the memories! We would give this studio 6 stars if we had the option. -Hannah & Ash

Dimitri User Profile
July 2017
Great little cottage in the country! Well stocked and well equipped, this is the perfect place to stay at when you're after some peace and quiet. The split system heater and electric blankets meant the outside chill remained nothing more than a distant memory and the sound system was great for when things got a bit too peaceful and quiet. Kitchen was ample and had everything we needed to cook basic meals, and the bathroom was more than adequate. Thanks for having us!

Mel User Profile
July 2017
Alison and Heath were friendly and welcoming. Check in was a breeze and everything we needed was carefully thought out and provided. Studio is warm and cozy, information on surrounding towns (both provided anecdotally and in books in the studio) was spot on.

Drummond, AustraliaJoined in May 2013
Alison User ProfileAlison is a superhost.

I'm a landscape architect designing play spaces for parks in Melbourne's inner north. It's a busy gig so I love (and need) to get away from time to time.

I travel with my partner and we will often arrive on a touring motorcycle - big but very quiet. We enjoy travel 'off the beaten path' to places that inspire with quiet natural beauty.

We live on a quirky 1890's farmstead and have a goal of making it a self-sufficient permaculture farm. We share our space with a gaggle of chickens, two cows, four sheep and a lovely Husky dog named Frost. Everything on the farm is made from recycled, reclaimed, found or crafted objects that have been lovingly collected over the years.

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