About this listing
Our farm cottage offers amazing rural views from a comfortable fully self contained 3 bedroom cottage. Enjoy local wineries and historic gold mining towns. Snowfields are 1 hr & 40 mins away and we are located 3 1/2 hrs drive north east of Melbourne.
Come and stay at Glenloth Springs Cottage in Staghorn Flat, the gateway to North-East Victoria's high country and the renowned gourmet food and wine region. Our cottage is situated in prime position surrounded by lakes, rivers, snow country, national parks, old country towns, the list is endless.
Glenloth Springs Cottage is on a picturesque 300 acre beef and sheep farm located in the stunning Kiewa Valley only 15 minutes from Wodonga and 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Ideally suited to families or couples wanting a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, it has everything you need to enjoy a home away from home. The cottage has a fully appointed kitchen, spacious lounge with table tennis and linen and towels are provided. Offering complete privacy in a tranquil, scenic setting there are three private bedrooms all with soft, comfortable bedding suitable for up to five guests.
The cottage has one bathroom (with deep bath tub), and shower. Bring your bikes and explore the rail trails in Bright, Beechworth or Lake Hume, or sit and unwind on the veranda and indulge in wine and nibblies. The beautiful Kiewa river courses its way through the township of nearby Kiewa (7 minutes drive). The Murray river, Milawa gourmet region and Rutherglen areas and the Alpine areas of Bright, Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek are all day trips away.
Nearby Yackandandah (15 minutes drive) is an old gold mining town and has quirky gift shops to browse in or relax at a café.
Whatever you like doing, Glenloth Springs Cottage is in the centre of it all, so come and enjoy some good old fashioned country hospitality.
Guests are welcome to go for a walk on the farm and go down to the creek. When the chooks are laying guests can collect eggs for themselves and there is a big old tyre swing that can be used too. The pool area is the host's personal space and not available to guests.
Interaction with guests
I enjoy and welcome interaction with our guests if they come over to our house, otherwise we totally respect their space and leave them to enjoy their surroundings and peace and quiet. We are usually around most of the time and may duck out from time to time.
Kiewa/Tangambalanga is our closest town (7 minutes away) and has a butcher, two general stores and a pub, it is a very sleepy town with a very relaxed feel about it.
There is no public transport to Glenloth Springs Cottage. There are 2 undercover car spaces available at the cottage for guests to use. From Melbourne airport there are flights to Albury and then it's a 30 minute drive here and I can pick you up for a nominal fee. Previous guests have relied on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps to find us and got lost due to roads not matching up so here are my directions to help if you're driving up from Melbourne.
Travel on Hume Freeway and exit left at Wodonga Albury B400/C319 where it says 'Tallangatta this exit'. Tallangatta B400 straight ahead at traffic lights turn right at roundabout go under Highway overpass and continue to roundabout where you see McDonalds sign, turn left C531 Mt Beauty. Continue straight for 2 kms, then turn right at C531 Yackandandah Mt Beauty and continue 4 kms. Turn right at C527 Yackandandah Alpine resorts, continue straight for 6 kms then turn left at C533 Tangambalanga. Continue 2 kms then turn left at T-intersection C533 Tangambalanga. Continue 200 metres Glenloth Springs Cottage is first on the left. Please call if you need further help with directions.
Other things to note
My wish is that guests feel like they are truly welcome and as comfortable as they are at home.
In the pantry I have made up a first aid kit that includes items such as a hot water bottle, deep heat, strepsils, bandaids etc.... so that you have access to all those little things that you have at home and you don't have to race out to the shops. There is also a porta cot that is available for use.
As we are a family I expect guests to respect and consider that and keep noise outside down after midnight. We don't allow pets as we are a working farm and guests are welcome to smoke outside but not inside the cottage.
I am very family orientated, my family comes first in everything and I basically just love people. I enjoy meeting people and hearing their stories and where they have come from and the journeys they are on. I can learn so much from people and that's why when I have time I love reading autobiographies and biographies, it opens up my world that bit more. I love living on the land and getting my hands dirty and I love cooking, bike-riding and renovating old furniture. In the last 5 years we have travelled to Thailand as a family and stayed on 'out of the way' Islands and it is my favourite place in the whole world. I love my country and I am very proud of it so for me hosting guests whether they are from Melbourne or Malaysia means that I can share our beautiful place with them and they can have the country experience without the huge price tag attached. My life motto I think would have to be "Don't take life too seriously as no-one gets out alive" .