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Sambar Park

Sambar Park
from $275 per night for a couple


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Contact: Jan Ash and Brett Shelley
Owners: Mike & Monica Wilkins
Address: 325 Howqua River Road, Howqua VIC
Tel: (+613 or 03) 5777 3340

Property Setting: The 80 acre property nestles in the heart of the Howqua Valley, surrounded by majestic High Country scenery both rural and forested.
Hours/KMs from Melbourne: 2.5 hours / 210km (Melway map X928 B2, VicRoads 63 D5)
Nearest main town: Mansfield

Sambar Park is quite possibly the finest property in the Howqua Valley. Cradled by mountains, the truly park-like grounds merge with pasture, the river and adjoining forest in an awesome tableau.

The sprawling stone house is just as exceptional as its setting. The house can comfortably accommodate twelve people, but is also attractively priced for as few as two. The region offers a host of popular outdoor activities to suit everyone, while the house offers outstanding luxury and atmosphere.

Choose Sambar Park for an absolutely unforgettable High Country getaway!
AAA Tourism ￿T-Qual￿ Certification

Property Description:
Sitting on a ridge with sweeping views, the house takes full advantage of the magnificent position. The architect design marries striking contemporary qualities with the intrinsic rustic character of stone and wood.
The main living area has a sweeping curved wall that is replicated in one of the ground floor bedrooms, although in the living area the roof soars up to a height of almost two storeys on one side. This ceiling features massive recycled woolstore beams. A huge open fireplace is the focus of a semi circular, sunken sitting area on the cosy side of the room. The large dining table is located opposite, in the vaulted space, providing a dramatic setting to host a group dinner. A second lounge area is furnished with rich, dark leather sofas.
For casual outdoor entertaining, in warmer weather, there is a substantial terrace adjacent to the kitchen. It's fully covered, has table and chairs for ten, a built-in gas barbecue and outdoor fireplace.
There are three very generous bedrooms and a fourth smaller bedroom. In addition to the two bathrooms, there is a separate spa room with a six person spa.

Special Features:
The 80 acres supports sheep and cattle grazing and a tree nursery of around 2000 specimens. Plenty of wildlife can be seen at different times, including kangaroos, wombats, deer and abundant birds. The river is suitable for fishing, rafting, canoeing and swimming (with an excellent swimming hole on the property).

The property's rear boundary abuts State Forest and Alpine National Park offering excellent opportunities for hiking and 4WD forays.

Accommodation Details

Number of Rooms: 4 bedrooms
Maximum number of Guests: 12
Bathroom Facilities: Two bathrooms. 3 Toilets.
Suitable for Children: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Smoking restrictions: No smoking inside
Guest Pets Allowed: No
Check In/Out: In 2pm / Out 10am

Description of Rooms/Units:

Upstairs comprises the spacious master bedroom with queen size bed. The room has a dressing area and walk in robe and direct (ensuite) access to a full size bathroom with bath and separate shower. There are windows with views on two sides plus a sliding door to the large covered balcony.

Also upstairs is another bedroom with a bunk bed and access to the balcony.

Over 30 squares of ground floor space includes two large bedrooms (each with a queen size bed plus a king single with a trundle bed), a bathroom, a laundry and extra toilet and a separate spa room overlooking the terrace.

The living area is a massive space encompassing two lounge areas, a dining area that seats 10 to 12 and an open plan kitchen. The lounge is equipped with a 72cm widescreen television, DVD player and sound system. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, cooktop and conventional oven, icemaker fridge, walk in pantry and breakfast bar.

Undercover parking is provided for two cars. All linen and towels are included.
Sunken lounge with open fireplace
Dining area


Breakfast: Bring your own provisions to self cater.
Dining Options: Most guests choose to self cater, however, there are 2 hotels and a restaurant in Jamieson (10km), or plentiful choices in Mansfield (27km)
Guest BBQ Facilities: Yes


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Weekends* (Fri & Sat): one couple $375 per night. Extra adults $75 per night. Extra child $55 per night
Midweek* (Sun-Thu): one couple $275 per night. Extra adults $65 per night. Extra child $45 per night
Note - Weekend tariffs apply to all public holiday eves, public holidays and Victorian school holidays.

Weekly Rates (for up to 12 guests):
$2550 outside holiday period
$2850 during school holidays
$3150 incorporating a public holiday
$3400 between Dec 23 and 9 Jan
$2950 between 10 Jan and 1 Feb
$3400 for 4 nights over Easter
$3800 for 5 nights over Easter
$2750 for 4 nights over Melbourne Cup weekend
$2950 for 5 nights over Melbourne Cup weekend

Minimum Stay: *Two nights on weekends or midweek. Four nights at Easter. Weekly during Christmas to mid January.
Deposit: 50% to secure booking. Balance and bond of $1000 payable 30 days prior.
Cancellation Terms: Initial deposit and balance (once paid) are non refundable, unless the property is relet to another party at comparable value, in which case refunds will be given.
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex (a surcharge of 1.32% applies to card payments)

Stone crafted house
Upstairs balcony outside main bedroom Master bedroom
Lounge Lounge and Dining
Spa room Outlook
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