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Master bedroom with  ensuiteGracious and well appointed ensuite
Charming pioneer cottage
Charming pioneer cottage
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Our pioneer cottage is nestled in the Dandenong Ranges. Indulge in a home-cooked morning or afternoon tea by an open fire or in the garden; enjoy a private wing with two beautifully restored bedrooms, dining room and sitting room. Take walks to the forest and popular heritage Patch Post Office cafe. A four minute drive or half hour walk takes you to the historic tourist village, Kallista. A short drive to key tourist destinations: Puffing Billy, wineries, tourist villages,cafes and craft shops.

The space

Guests have use of a very roomy "wing" of this rambling cottage. A dining room and living room in addition to two beautifully decorated bedrooms are yours to enjoy.

The dining room: Beautiful high ceilinged room with a large open fireplace, dining table and upright piano.

Living room: Sunny and light-filled comfortable room with books, board-games, sofa and coffee table. Comfortable daybed allows for a 5th guest. T.V., bar fridge stocked with essentials, microwave, coffee machine and tea making facilities. Free Wi Fi available.

Out in the garden, guests can make use of a Provincial style garden table with plenty of seating; a secret, vine-draped arbour to sit in and read a book or enjoy a quiet cup of tea; and a barbecue.
Whether it's unwinding from a day of sight-seeing and walks through the forest or just relaxing over a cup of tea, the rooms will welcome you and you'll feel like you're in your own country cottage.
There is an information folder provided giving a range of useful facts and tourist tips - including basic information about nearest petrol stations, medical centres etc.

Guest access

Guests may enjoy the stroll down to an orchard, sheep paddock and small creek at the bottom of the valley. In addition, guests may use the garden, courtyard and verandah.

Please note, parking for guests is available both on and off street but not undercover.

Interaction with guests

You will be welcomed with a home-cooked morning or afternoon tea.
Continental breakfast is provided. On request, a cooked breakfast is available at a moderate price. For special occasions meals may be arranged.

We can provide recommendations about events, favourite bush walks, sights, tourist hotspots and hidden gems, cafes, bars and restaurants, all within a short drive.

Private tours and picnics can be arranged.

We can also offer pick up to and from the local train station for $10 each way (max 4 people per trip ).

We are a well travelled couple who have happy memories of the kindness and hospitality offered to us by others. We understand the needs of travellers; we enjoy meeting people and making them feel at home, but we also understand the importance for rest, space and privacy.

Other things to note

Minimum Stay, 2 nights. Listed price is for 3 people. Additional guests are an extra $20 per head per night. One week or more can be offered at a reduced price. Infants - free.

Please note that your family/friends in the second bedroom can only access the bathroom/toilet through the main bedroom.

The nearest train station is a 10 minute drive away, so having your own means of transport is advised. However local bus services are available. (See below for transport details.)

Please make sure you bring warm clothes if visiting in winter and spring as it can get cold outside.

Laundry and ironing facilities available on request.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Indoor fireplace
Extra people $20 AUD / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $120 AUD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

There is a strict no smoking policy in the house; smoking may be permitted outside. Please respect the other members of the household by not playing loud music or indulging in reckless behaviour. Pets are strictly by arrangement.
Another important point: Please bring slippers or indoor footwear. The carpets (bedrooms and sitting room) are new and of a pale colour. As we are semi-rural here and the climate can be rather European, we wish to avoid having mud or dirt on carpets.

You must also acknowledge
Other pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

75 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
November 2017
Delightful, quaint country residence with thoughtful hosts. Very fairly priced with extra treats for guests. Thank you so much.

Sam User Profile
November 2017
Had a wonderful stay. Rob and Libby were. It's very helpful and the bed was really comfy xx

Declan User Profile
November 2017
Rob and Libby could not have made us feel more at home, they are really warm hearted people and keep a lovely home in scenic surrounds. I only wish we'd have stayed longer.

Penny User Profile
November 2017
Rob and Libby are great hosts. We felt welcome and Rob and Libby were very accommodating and thoughtful. The house is charming and cosy. We had a great time.

Dan User Profile
October 2017
Comfortable and cosy. Welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend.

Kim User Profile
October 2017
An absolutely magical stay - the kind of place you wouldn’t be surprised to find fairies playing in the garden. Beautiful hosts!

Michelle User Profile
September 2017
Rob and Libby were there to welcome us with some homemade cookies after our long drive arriving just on dark. A beautiful cottage in a quite bush setting with lots of birds. The house had central heating and extra heating in each room. The beds were very comfortable. My husband and I were with 2 friends and we did need to share our ensuite bathroom with them. We had a microwave, jug and toaster and were provided with cereals, jams, tea and coffee, juices and some lovely sourdough bread. They even washed up for us! Rob also cooked us some fresh eggs from a local farm. Rob and Libby went out of their way to make us all feel comfortable and were available to attend to our needs. There information book was very helpful to connect to their Wi Fi and look up local restaurants and sights.

The Patch, AustraliaJoined in February 2012
Rob And Libby User Profile

We are a married couple who enjoy our close community, the natural beauty and walks that surround us, as well as books and music. We are both involved in the creative arts. We have travelled quite widely. We genuinely enjoy having visitors and take pleasure in not only making people feel at home, but also helping people to make the most of their time in our spectacular Dandenong Ranges.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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