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The Buckland - Luxury Retreat

The Buckland - Luxury Retreat
from $300 per night for a couple


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Hosts: Sabine Helsper & Eddie Dufrenne
Address: McCormack's Lane, Buckland Valley
Postal Address: PO Box 533 Bright VIC 3741
Tel: (+613 or 03) 5756 2383
Mobile: 0419133 318

Property Setting: Located on 40 acres of rolling pasture, adjoining 60 acres of private bush, positioned in a rural valley on the edge of Mt Buffalo National Park.
Hours/KMs from Melbourne: 3.5 hours / 330km (Melway Map 622 F9, VicRoads 49 G5)
Nearest main town: Bright (10 mins)

The Buckland - Luxury Retreat, offers indulgent accommodation tucked away in the picturesque Buckland Valley amidst a veritable feast of Victoria's treasured Alpine destinations including Bright, Mt Hotham and Mt Buffalo. Each separate studio is a beautifully built, contemporary retreat for two.

Feasting on generous, country style breakfasts is yet another facet to "The Buckland" experience with the breakfast lounge within walking distance of the studios.

Luxury accommodation, good food, great setting￿ The Buckland is the place to go when you fancy a Feel Good Getaway.

Property Description:
There are four studios (chalets) set well apart from one another to ensure complete privacy. Each one commands views over the valley's sweeping pasture, vineyards, chestnut groves and as far as Mt Buffalo.

The modern Australian architecture is as cutting edge as it looks and more. Glenrowan granite, corrugated iron, timber and rusted steel are signature elements in the unique integrated design. The emphasis on uncompromising luxury is admirably matched with eco-friendly, energy efficient measures. Using green energy, grey water recycling, heat exchange pumps for hot water, double glazing and total wrap-around insulation, the retreats are environmentally sustainable without making concessions to the creature comforts of guests.

The appreciation of nature and natural materials is also expressed in the colours and textures of the interior design, supported by stylish custom-built furniture, such as the Queensland walnut timber bed and the cord and leather lounge setting. The funky ensuite has a vaulted ceiling and a full glass wall with a perfectly private bushland view - except, perhaps, for peeping wombats!

Each retreat is fully self-contained with a kitchen area for those who choose to be self sufficient.

Special Features:
The Buckland breakfast lounge offers a sumptuous modern Australian breakfast buffet and cooked breakfast. The lounge doubles as a central guest lounge offering deep leather couches, a book and DVD library and WiFi internet access.

Function / Conference Facilities:
The Buckland Cafe can be used for private functions and weddings. The Cafe features both indoor and outdoor dining areas and a lounge area.

Recreational Facilities:
A private walking track leads through the 60 acres of lush bush on the property.

Accommodation Details

Number of Units: 5
Maximum number of Guests: 10 (i.e. 2 per studio)
Bathroom Facilities: Ensuite
Suitable for Children: No
Disabled access: No
Smoking restrictions: No smoking inside
Guest Pets Allowed: Please enquire
Check In/Out: In 3pm / Out 11am

Description of Rooms/Units:

Each studio/chalet has an open living area with glass doors to the main deck. The living area flows through to the bedroom through an open entrance. Beds are king size with a goose down doona and individual reading lamps.

The ensuite features a double rainwater shower, heated towel rack and luxury L'Occitane hair and body products. Cotton robes and slippers are also supplied.

The compact kitchen is equipped with 2 burner ceramic cook top, drawer dishwasher, stainless steel fridge, microwave and espresso coffee machine & fresh coffee beans plus a mini bar. Each studio has an indoor dining area and two private decks with electric barbecue and outdoor furniture.

The studios also have mood lighting throughout, LCD television, DVD and CD players with iPod docks, slow combustion wood heater and reverse cycle air conditioner.
Studio living area
At night


Breakfast: A full country style breakfast is included in the tariff.
Dining Options: By special arrangement, guests of The Buckland are able to enjoy a delicious five-course southern Italian inspired degustation menu at the exclusive Villa Gusto nearby. Also, Bright township has many fine eateries, including the widely acclaimed Simone's.
Guest BBQ Facilities: Yes


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Tariff: (includes breakfast)
Midweek (Sun to Thu): from $300 per couple per night
Weekend (Fri & Sat): from $325 per couple per night
Seasonal packages and specials available outside peak periods.
Minimum Stay: Two nights. Three nights on long weekends, over Easter, Melbourne Cup and during the Christmas/New Year season.
Deposit: 50% on booking
Cancellation Terms: More than 14 days notice - deposit refunded less a $50 administration fee. Less than 14 days notice - deposit will be forfeited unless the vacancy is refilled.
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard

Bedroom Ensuite
The view from the deck Open plan kitchen
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