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Orchard Farm Cottage

Orchard Farm Cottage
$180 per night for a couple


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Hosts: Ann Eldred and Ken Hall
Address: 640 Goughs Bay Road, Mansfield VIC 3722
Tel: (+613 or 03) 5777 3631
Mobile: 0419 950 724
Email: halleldred1@bigpond.com

Property Setting: The 52-acre farm on the Delatite River, is part of the rural environment south of Mansfield and close to Goughs Bay on Lake Eildon.
Hours/KMs from Melbourne: 2.5 hours / 200km (Melway map X922 B11, VicRoads 63 C4)
Nearest main town: Mansfield (15 mins)

Orchard Farm Cottage is a rural High Country hideaway that offers seclusion and privacy, perfectly suited to one couple, a small family or even two couples. Escape the clamour of city hustle and bustle to experience the peaceful atmosphere of a private riverside farm. Plan to make the most of your time away, doing nothing much but relaxing or, if you enjoy being more active, take your pick from skiing in winter, bush walking, horse riding, fishing and generally enjoying a host of outdoor pursuits for which the area is well known.

Property Description:
The cottage is set in an old orchard that is part of a 52-acre working farm on the banks of the Delatite River. In fact, the cottage is only 80 metres from the waters edge; close enough to take a fold up chair, in the warmer months of the year, and park yourself under the shade of a tree for a lazy afternoon. In winter there's always the comfy couch by the fire, perhaps after a day in the snow at Mt Buller (Mt Buller gates are 40 mins drive).

The pretty, cream painted, timber cottage is quite a modern construction but with a timeless country character. In traditional country life as here, the front verandah is the primary outdoor sitting post, although the shady front lawn offers further possibilities.

The interior layout is straightforward and practical. There is one main room with lounge and dining area, with an open kitchen off to one side. There is a bathroom complete with bath, a separate toilet, and there are two bedrooms that open onto the living area. Polished floors with rugs and a light mellow colour scheme create an inviting, comfortable space, which is decorated with a lovely personal touch. Features include a modern dining table for six, a Coonara wood heater and a beautiful quality upholstered lounge suite.

Special Features:
The property offers a number of activities for the young and the young at heart. In spring there may be lambs to hand feed, and throughout the year there are the sheep and the free range chooks to feed, eggs to collect, and goats (Lynos & Wilson) to play with. Plus the large vegetable garden offers a summer bounty of tomatoes and strawberries ripe for the picking.

If you fancy swimming in the river waterhole there are tyres, lilos, river towels and sun lounges.

Accommodation Details

Number of Rooms: 2 bedrooms
Maximum number of Guests: 5
Bathroom Facilities: One bathroom, separate toilet
Suitable for Children: Yes
Disabled access: No
Smoking restrictions: No smoking inside
Guest Pets Allowed: No
Resident Pets: Two dogs and various farm animals i.e. goats, chickens, sheep, cattle
Check In/Out: In 2pm / Out 11am or other times by arrangement

Description of Rooms/Units:

The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a country style queen size bed and one with a tri bunk (double bed bottom, single bed on top). Warm doonas, electric blankets and all bed linen and towels are provided. There is a bath and shower in the bathroom.

The living area is equipped with a wood heater, air-conditioning, television, DVD and CD player. A selection of movies and CDs is provided.

The kitchen is appointed with a large fridge, oven, hotplates and microwave. The kitchen is stocked with a range of condiments and basics. The dining table seats up to six comfortably. On the verandah is a gas barbecue.
Main bedroom
Living room


Breakfast: Breakfast ingredients provided include, an assortment of cereals, bread, delicious homemade jams, tea, coffee, bacon and the farm's own free range eggs.
Dining Options: Mansfield with its excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants is only 15 mins by car. There are wineries close by and a General Store (5 mins away). Or stay in and self cater.
Guest BBQ Facilities: Yes


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Tariff: (includes breakfast provisions)
$180 per night for a couple
Extra adults - $25 each per night.
Children (aged 4 to 13) - $15 each per night.
Children under 4 - no charge. Cot and linen hire $10 per stay
Special Midweek Offer: Stay 3 nights and enjoy a 4th night free (excluding Easter and Christmas)
Minimum Stay: Single night bookings are available however a $20 surcharge applies
Deposit: One night's tariff
Cancellation Terms: Less than 7 days notice - the deposit may be retained at the discretion of the owner
Credit Cards Accepted: No credit card facilities. Cheque or cash only.

Living room Kitchen
Family friendly Farm setting
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