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Wombat Hills Cottages
$210 to $275 per night for a couple


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Hosts: Helen and Norm Hookey
Address: 55 Locheil Road, Mansfield VIC 3722
Postal Address: PO Box 95 Mansfield VIC 3724
Tel: (+613 or 03) 5776 9507
Mobile: 0149 882 001

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Email: info@wombathills.com.au

Property Setting: Located north east of Mansfield in a rural setting in the Alpine foothills.
Hours/KMs from Melbourne: 2.5 hours / 210km Melway map 622 C10, VicRoads 48 E9
Nearest main town: Mansfield (17km)

"It's easy to lose track of time as you laze in the hammocks on your verandah watching the light change over the valleys below. Add cool summer evenings, cosy winter fires, bathing in pure rainwater, crisp mountain air, smog-free skies and silent dark nights without street lights or passing traffic, and you really should head to Wombat Hills for the rest of your life."

Property Description:
The property comprises eight hectares of ridge country along the Old Tolmie Road. The horizon opposite is crowned by blue mountain ranges - snow capped in winter - from Mt Buller in the east to the Strathbogies in the west. The pastoral hills and valleys roll out across the foreground, green and lush through most of the calendar. When the sun sets in all its blazing glory the 180-degree panorama lights up and there's no better spot to be than in the gazebo on the ornamental lake, with a glass in hand.

Above the lake extensive, robust country gardens create hideaways for the tennis court, the owners' residence, and each of the guest cottages, as well as providing a veritable wildlife corridor. The garden combines native plants and exotics in a bountiful harmony of colour and density. Not surprisingly, birds are prolific, including resident bower birds, and native kangaroos, echidnas and wombats are not uncommon.

The guest cottages have all been crafted with stone quarried on the property. The most recent, Snowgum and Fern studio cottages, have been designed for two people. A split-level floor and a low stonewall, separates the sleeping area from the living area. Timber lined cathedral ceilings, slate floors and a stone fireplace furnish the rustic mountain character but there's also a statement of elegance in the details such as the Persian rugs. From the fireside you can see Mt Buller in the distance. The ensuites have the luxury of a double spa with their own different outlook.

Even more tucked away in its own garden surrounds is Rose cottage, built as the owners' first weekend residence. This substantial stone cottage has three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, to suit up to three couples or a family. It has all the facilities of a home, while retaining the ambience of a mountain cottage. The decor and furnishings have introduced a French farmhouse style.

Special Features:
For guests who would like assistance in the culinary department, Wombat Hills has a variety of options. Not only can guests pre-order one of the gourmet breakfast hampers, they can also order savoury platters year round. In addition, a range of tempting barbecue hampers, based on modern Australian style menus, is available Nov-May. During the cooler months, Jun-Oct, meals can be delivered to your cottage ready for you to heat and serve. And fresh herbs are available from the garden. Accompany the meal with your choice of fine local wines, premium lagers and ales from the mini-bar.
By arrangement the gazebo on the lake is available as a setting for dinner.

Recreational Facilities:
Tennis court. Petanque.
Fishing - the lake is stocked with trout and redfin.

Accommodation Details

Number of Units: 3
Maximum number of Guests: 10 (2, 2 & 6)
Bathroom Facilities: Ensuite (Fern, Snowgum), Two bathrooms (Rose)
Suitable for Children: By arrangement
Disabled access: No
Smoking restrictions: No smoking inside
Guest Pets Allowed: No
Resident Pets: No
Check In/Out: In 2pm / Out 11am

Description of Rooms/Units:

All cottages have open fires and additional heating and air-conditioning. The lounge is furnished with a sofa, television, DVD and CD player. The open plan kitchens are equipped with gas stove, electric frypan, microwave oven and fridge. Each cottage also has its own gas barbecue and outdoor dining area.

Both Fern & Snowgum Cottages have plenty of romantic atmosphere plus a luxurious pillow-top queen size bed and an ensuite with double spa.

Rose Cottage has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bathroom features a corner spa and a separate shower. The large lounge has a wood fire set into a stone hearth surrounded by sofas and armchairs. A flat screen television is mounted on the wall with DVD player below. The open plan living space includes a dining area and a fully equipped family size kitchen. Doors from the living area open to the long stone verandah and a private courtyard garden. There is the convenience of large carport.

Laundry facilities are available at the reception/guest information office.
Studio cottage interior


Breakfast: Optional breakfast hampers offer basics such as cereal and juice, and one of three gourmet alternatives based on eggs and bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms, croissants and compote, or pancakes.
Dining Options: For dining in your cottage see the options above (under Special Features), or bring your own provisions. For dining out Mansfield is a 15-minute drive and offers a good selection.
Guest BBQ Facilities: Yes


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.


Fern or Snowgum Cottage
Weekends: $235-$250 per night for a couple*
Midweek Escape (Mon-Thu): $210-$235 per night for a couple for two or more nights

Rose Cottage (Sleeps 6)
Weekends: $250-$275 per night for a couple*
Midweek Escape (Mon-Thu): $235-250 per night for a couple for two or more nights
Extra adult $40 each per night, children $25 each per night

Optional extras: gourmet breakfast provisions and meal options according to choice.

Minimum Stay: *Two nights on weekends
Deposit: 50% required to secure booking
Cancellation Terms: More than 14 days notice - deposit can be refunded less 15%, or transferred to a new date
14 days notice or less - refunds less 15% are only available if the vacancy is re-filled
Credit Cards Accepted: All major cards & Eftpos

Studio cottage interior Visiting echidna
Fern Cottage Lake
Inquisitive Joey Rose Cottage lounge
Rose Cottage lounge Rose Cottage kitchen and meals
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