Home-Style luxury, eco-friendly accommodation in a peaceful location.
Includes natural fibre bed linen, feather doonas/pillows, fluffy towels and complimentary organic bathroom products. Fully equipped kitchen with complimentary teas/coffee/drinking chocolate/organic milk and accoutrements. Fresh herbs.
Bush walks, cycling trails, scenic drives, gourmet food and wine - let us help you make the most of your stay.
Easy walk to Stanley Pub. Short scenic drive to historic Beechworth.
50 square metres of comfortable, home-style luxury. Generous space for up to 3 guests.
Our guests consistently comment that our Cottage is a 'home away from home' providing everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Only eco-friendly cleaning products are used in our cottage with no artificial fragrances or perfumes. 100% natural fibre bedroom and bathroom linen. Fresh, home-grown produce provided in pots and around the Cottage for our guests to use during their stay.
Large, open plan living/bedroom, comprising a queen bed and one single bed, mirrored wardrobe and dresser, lounge, fully equipped kitchen, dining table and chairs.
Separate laundry with washing machine and deep laundry trough, separate toilet and separate bathroom with double walk-in shower.
Far infrared sauna "The Detox Box" comfortably seats 2.
There is a TV and DVD player with plenty of DVDs to choose from, including television series. Books, magazines and games for those lazy days/nights when you just want to stay home.
For stargazers or city dwellers - on mid-winter, moonless nights the stars provide a breathtaking display. Please ask us for banana lounges so you can rug up outside and marvel at our starry nights - you may be lucky enough to glimpse shooting stars or meteors. Pure wool "throws" and extra pillows are provided in the Cottage.
Scandinavian wood-fired heater for cosy winter nights. Our guests love the soft glow and relaxing atmosphere provided by the wood heater on cool nights. To ensure your comfort, we will keep your wood supply topped up and re-set the heater daily during your stay.
Large covered verandah with armchair, dining seating and volcanic rock gas BBQ (ashtray provided for smokers).
Minimum night bookings may apply to some public holiday periods.
We will advise guests of access details by email prior to arrival.
Guests are very welcome to walk around our property for extended views to Mt. Stanley Tower or to view the sunrise or moonrise. Our property faces north and east, and extended views to south and west are possible from the top of our hill.
Interaction with guests
The Cottage is private and secure. Guests are welcomed on arrival and left to enjoy their time together. Our house is just 20m. away, so we are on hand if needed.
Other things to note
Please don't feed our geese or any of the native birds/animals that share our property.
Please let us know if anything is broken so it can be replaced for the next guests.
For best results when using the (front loading) washing machine, don't overload the machine, it's better to do a couple of washes than putting too much in the machine at one time (instruction manual next to washing machine). There are a few different types of laundry washes, liquid and powder - all are eco-friendly.
There are two clothes racks located next to the washing machine or you are welcome to use our clothesline (Hills Hoist).
Please note check-out is no later than 10am on the day of your departure. If you require a later check-out please let us know beforehand - we will help if we can. We respectfully request guests to please depart on time to allow cleaning/preparation for our next guests. Thank you.
Sorry, pets are not permitted.
Please don't feed our geese or any native birds/animals visiting our property.
Definitely no smoking in the Cottage please - the verandah is very comfortable and well protected from the weather.
No food or drink to be taken into the Sauna please - this is for your safety and comfort.
Please use the oven bags provided when using the oven and place any fats/oils in the ceramic bowl next to the microwave. Please don't pour fats or oils down the sink.
We ask guests to please leave the Cottage clean and tidy, and to wash and return to their place, all crockery, utensils, pots, pans etc., used during your stay, or leave to drain in the dish rack provided.
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.
Rob and I bought our property in Stanley in 1991 and have lovingly regenerated and revegetated it on an ongoing basis from a disused apple orchard to a haven for native birds and animals.
No harsh chemicals or pesticides have been used on our property for over 25 years. The Cottage is eco-friendly (inside and out) and only natural cleaning and laundry products are used.
We love harvesting our vegie patch, picking fresh fruit, cooking/preserving using our own produce, waking to the melodious sound of native birds, watching our beautiful geese and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Life Motto? - live simply, enjoy fully, relax completely.
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