Garden Cottage - view from the tableGarden Cottage - in autumn
Garden Cottage - a calm, woodland retreat
Garden Cottage - a calm, woodland retreat

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 17%


The space

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.

Guest access

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

53 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful cottage in a tranquil garden setting. Very easy to be there and relax. Jenny and Steve are wonderful hosts - great communication and made us feel right at home. We will be back!

Jo User Profile
April 2017
Very pretty home base with full privacy and in a fantastic location. Even the parsley provided was such a personal delightful touch.

Dean User Profile
April 2017
Our stay at Jenny's garden cottage was a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable break. The lush garden setting and beautiful bush surroundings were exactly the escape we needed from a busy city lifestyle. We loved the location and the scenic drives that branch off in every direction. The cottage had everything we needed and the bed was super comfy. Highly recommend staying here and hope to be back again shortly.
Jenny User Profile
Response from Jenny:
Thank you for coming to stay Dean. We really enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the not too distant future.
April 2017

David User Profile
March 2017
An amazing place,very quiet and relaxing, everything you need for a weekend away.Thanks Jenny.
Jenny User Profile
Response from Jenny:
Thanks David and pleased that you had a relaxing time.
March 2017

Alice User Profile
January 2017
We had a great stay here in Stanley! The cottage was quiet, very comfy and perfectly equipped with everything you'd need to enjoy a relaxing stay and to explore the area. Loved the garden :)
Jenny User Profile
Response from Jenny:
Many thanks Alice, delighted that you and Gus had a good break.
January 2017

Susan User Profile
January 2017
A beautiful cosy 'Cordwood Masonry' get-a-way, a hidden delight ! Everything you could need ! Comfortable bed. Beautiful surrounds and cooler than down on the plains in summer.
Jenny User Profile
Response from Jenny:
Thank you very much for your generous thoughts Susan. I am so glad that you found the cottage and its environment cool and comfortable.
January 2017

Chris User Profile
January 2017
The Garden Cottage is a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful part of Victoria. The cottage and surrounding gardens are like something out of a storybook. Even when it was very hot the cottage stayed nice and cool and the lap pool was a great bonus. Steve and Jenny are great hosts and made us feel very welcome. Thanks for a wonderful five days and we will definitely be back again.
Jenny User Profile
Response from Jenny:
Many thanks Chris- so pleased that you and Amanda had a relaxing break.
January 2017

Victoria, Australia · Joined in March 2012
Jenny User Profile

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.

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