About this listing
Garden Cottage is within our cool climate, woodland garden and so offers visitors a private and secluded stay in a stunning garden setting. The cottage is very well appointed and allows you to indulge in rest, reading or more active pursuits like tennis at the adjacent court or walking in and around the bushland of Stanley - or perhaps down to the Stanley Pub for a meal, just a five minute walk. We've recently put in a pool which sits overlooking our arboretum and chestnut orchard.
Garden Cottage is self-contained and located within our established woodland garden in the small rural township of Stanley, north east Victoria. This is quite simply a glorious spot - calm, quiet and yet just 10 minutes from historic Beechworth. One guest said it was 'head clearing' space which can't be bad! The cottage has a queen-sized bed and lovely crisp, cotton sheets.
Set in an established woodland garden containing many rare and interesting plants, many people enjoy a wander in the grounds or further out into the chestnut orchard/woodland.
We find that many people want to stay simply to wind down, watch the birdlife, go for long walks, read or maybe even write that novel (and we do have writers who come to stay for lengthy periods).
Beechworth offers extensive shopping - as well as all the basics - and the selection of food and places to eat is impressive. This region is one of the most highly respected by gourmet travellers and day trips out into the wineries and beyond are always inspiring.
Day trips can also include travelling up into the Alps, walking in the mountains and really experiencing just what this diverse and very beautiful north eastern landscape has to offer.
We endeavour to be as environmentally responsible as we can and recently we were delighted to be short-listed in the Tourism Awards Eco-Friedly category - not bad for a little country cottage.
You have all of the technology you can possibly need, new TV/DVD, a great kitchen and even a washing machine for the longer stays. And, apparently, one of the most comfortable sofas around...please feel free to contact us if we can help at all.
In addition, as from December 2014, we welcome you to use our new swimming pool - yes, we are excited too!!
As an accredited cycle friendly business and as cyclists, we can offer extensive local knowledge, suggestions and information for your cycling holiday.
We can also offer drop off and pick up with bikes for a fee.
Please note that as of June 2016 we have had to increase our rate, regrettably as we hope to provide good value but increasing costs have forced our hand.
We now charge $200 for a one night weekly stay and $220 for a one night weekend stay; 2 plus night rate is $170/night which drops to $160/night at 6 nights and again to $150/night at 10 nights.
EASTER rate is $200/night, min. 3 night stay.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR is $200, min. stay 4 nights.
Please feel free to ask for further information.
Thank you - do come and see us.
Guests are welcome to wander in the garden and walk further out into the chestnut orchard and establishing woodland.
Obviously too guests are most welcome to use the new swimming pool (as from December 2014...!).
Interaction with guests
We are both happy to offer local knowledge of the region should you require that.
Pls note that we do have a small surcharge for a one night stay - $180/night mid week and $200/night over a weekend.
If you do have a child under 2 yrs., pls bring all requirements as the cottage is not equipped for children.
Finally, we do ask that check out time is 10am unless discussed and a later time agreed - thank you.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
After many years overseas, we've been here 26 years now sustained by ongoing environmental work and interests both within the property and beyond - and also, of course, by the beautiful environment of Stanley and the north east!
So, what's important to me... my family, my dogs, friends, the garden, our trees and and all in this wonderful bit of the world.