A two-level studio cottage in a gorgeous, cool climate garden: perfect for two seeking a private getaway. Beautifully refurbished late in 2019, with a new kitchen and repainted throughout. It's self-contained and includes a queen bedroom opening to a private deck with barbecue overlooking our Open Gardens Victoria-listed garden. Downstairs is a sitting room, opening to a garden terrace, and a separate kitchen and bathroom. Beechworth, Australia's finest Victorian-era town, is 4km away.
Self-contained studio accommodation in a gorgeous, large, cool-climate garden, just four kilometres from Beechworth.
The cottage is completely self-contained for guests and comprises a sunny bedroom upstairs with comfy queen-size bed. An open deck overlooking the garden adjoins the bedroom area. Downstairs is the lounge with a comfortable sofa, television and dining table. A brand new kitchen adjoins the downstairs lounge room containing a fridge/freezer, microwave, stovetop with pots and pans, toaster, kettle and kitchen sink. A personal gas barbecue awaits your use on the open, upstairs deck.
Beyond the kitchen there is a gleaming, new bathroom comprising toilet, shower and vanity.
Air-conditioning is available in the bedroom area upstairs while the downstairs area remains cool even on the hottest days. There are heaters for our cool autumn, winter and spring nights.
We are happy to assist with anything you need to make you comfortable while staying with us.
Beechworth has a varied selection of excellent dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many of our guests enjoy lunch at one of our local wineries and drinks and supper on the deck or in the cottage in the evenings.
Our clear night skies are extraordinary. If you're here on a clear night, you'll see twinkling stars and the great swathe of the Milky Way. There are koalas and chocolate swamp wallabies in the adjoining bush, wombats on the verge, echidnas on the hill and a profusion of bird life, large and small. The sunsets are invariably delicious.
Our garden has been featured with Open Gardens Victoria and opened for the occasional bus tour group. We're privileged to share stewardship of the garden and home with previous owners - a lot of love and care has gone into this piece of paradise.. Enjoy its seasonality and ask us any questions about our unusual plants.
We love living here and we know you'll love visiting. We live in the house alongside and are available for information, advice or conversation. At the same time we respect your private space and keep entirely out of your way as you desire.
This is an old gold-mining area called Three Mile. The creek was mined in the 19th century and a lot of gold was found here. It's now a beautiful haven for wallabies and other mammals and the varied bird life is amazing. It is a very peaceful place.
You can enjoy mountain biking right from the front door with great rides all across the region. Serious bikers enjoy the circuit to Everton, Bright and back via the Stanley Back Road, which is black diamond rated. The less energetic can stick to the numerous rail trails in the region which are gentle and easy, particularly if you're heading downhill only. Bike pickup is commercially available to get you and your bike back to Beechworth after a day's cycling!
In late spring there are a number of orchards with pick-your-own cherries and in summer blueberries, raspberries and gooseberries. In late summer it's time for apples and pears, chestnuts, walnuts and almonds. Local produce is featured on the menu of the many good restaurants and pubs.
The area is a photographer's delight. Beechworth's Victorian streetscape is deservedly famous and the surrounding landscape's rumpled hills, small-scale farming and vineyard-clad slopes are bucolic. Not far away is a gravel road up to Stanley with spectacular views from the Murmungee Lookout. The Murmungee basin is an idyllic pastoral landscape and in winter, the line of snow-capped mountains from Mt Buffalo to Mt Buller provide a magnificent backdrop.
Beechworth is Australia's smallest wine region with "an enviable reputation for high quality individual wines, that, while seldom exhibited in the show circuit, are recognised as being equal to the best examples found anywhere in Australia and the world." http://www.beechworthvineyards.com.au/ Some local wineries are open for tastings throughout the year and two Beechworth retailers offer cellar door sales for those wineries without this facility.
Many people make the journey to Beechworth from Melbourne and beyond to experience Michael Ryan and Jeanette Henderson's two-hat Provenance restaurant. This is currently at number 30 in the 100 top restaurants in the country. http://www.theprovenance.com.au/
Excellent dining is also available at the Empire Hotel, where owners Andrew Madden and Scott Daintry offer quality foods and wine but at the bar and in the dining room. https://www.empirehotelbeechworth.com.au/
Beechworth, VIC, Australia