Hillcrest is a 14 y.o. farm house (accomm up to 12 guests privately) with all the character, views and tranquillity you would expect of rural living - but with all modern conveniences. Located in the Yarra Valley Winery district. Dog & Horse friendly.
Hillcrest is offered for weekend accomm (2 night minimum stays). The property is not to be used as a party venue for inviting external friends - controlled celebrations are to be enjoyed by the guests sleeping over for their special w/end away.
You have private use of the entire house & land. The 10 acres are fenced off into separate paddocks with walkways - ideal if you bring your horse to stay with you. Complete with round ring, lunging lead & lunging crop supplied - or simply enjoy your horse free range grazing in your back yard - 3 acres specifically designed, fenced & gated for dogs also. The house is situated on the crest of a hill with full wrap-around deck, complete with 10-12 seater Spa, 5-burner BBQ, 270 degree views, Al Fresco living/dining (under cover and/or under the stars), outdoor & indoor dining tables (10 seaters), lounge & bar stools/table - all designed to sit back and take in the glorious views & sunsets!!
You have private use of the entire house & 10 acres of land. You are in a very quiet rural setting for peace & tranquility. Properties such as this one, are ideal for small groups wanting to get away to celebrate your special occasion - but not designed to use as a party venue to invite all your outside friends to. We still respect our neighbours peace during the stays. You are only 1 hour from Melb CBD and & 5 minutes drive to Yarra Glen - situated right in the heart of the Yarra Valley winery district.
Interaction with guests
Even though you have private use, the owner/property manager will be living on a distant part of the land to carry out farm maintenance over the weekends. So any questions are only a phone call away (mobile) and we can assist you quickly during your stay - no problem at all. A personal check-in is what we aim for, unless other commitments make this impossible to do. We are very flexible to attend to your needs to ensure your stay is as wonderful as possible.
Other things to note
This property includes many free of charge offerings to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible:
* Welcome snack on arrival.
* Free range eggs (laid fresh from the farmlet's own chickens).
* Endless range of teas & coffee. Milk in fridge to get you started.
* Tomato & bbq sauce to get you started.
* Pantry of cooking "staples" - to use whilst your cooking in case you forgot to pack them!
* All bedding linen & pillows supplied & beds fully made up.
* Towel & face washer provided for all guest numbers.
* Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Body Moisturiser & Hand Wash provided for both bathrooms.
Be respectful, and treat kindly, the house, land and animals.
Smoking is allowed but ONLY done outside.
Dogs & horses are allowed.
The property has a spa ... you cannot enter the spa if you have applied a fake tan within 24 hours of staying as it will leach out into the spa. All guests must shower & loofer (no soap) before entering spa.
This property holds up to 12 guests. It is designed & very suitable for groups who sleep here to celebrate their own special occasion or celebration. But the celebration is for the guests - it is not to invite all your outside friends to a party at the venue. We allow a handful of additional special friends to join you. If this is what you are after, please tell me so we can agree on the booking ahead of time. Thank you.