WELCOME TO PORT WELSHPOOL -VICTORIAS SECRET
A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN
Port Welshpool is a lovely drive of about 90 minutes from Cranbourne once you hit the Sth Gippsland Highway and is in an undiscovered "peaceful paradise" just a short drive from beautiful and unspoilt Wilsons Prom.
We own our lovely "home away from home" (well the bank does) and instead of tenanting it we decided to share our little paradise with likeminded people who will enjoy this lovely area as much as we do. "The Port" is a very historic part of Victoria and has an all weather/ all tide boat ramp (1 minute from the house) with great fishing from the jetty or the wharf and also very safe swimming and paddling from the lovely sandy beach.
The Port is also the entrance to the Prom either by boat or by a short drive so you can explore at will or just relax and there are also MANY other beautiful attractions in the area.There is a great General Store which has all your needs, as well as a must for the delicious fresh takeway foods on offer and there is also a great "local" with great people and atmosphere.
Fishing is hugely popular in the area. Wilsons Promontory National Park and the islands of Corner Inlet can be reached by launch or sailboat from the port. There is a launching ramp and boats can be hired locally. Hog deer, an endangered species in their native Asia, have been introduced into a State game reserve on Snake Island, in order to bolster their numbers.
The Port Welshpool Museum, open daily, features marine displays and an unusual assortment of maritime curios. The house, built in 1881, was one of the first substantial dwellings to be constructed at Port Welshpool. The builder, J. Avery, had to walk 21 miles from Port Albert every Monday, and returned by foot each weekend. It is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in the shire of South Gippsland. On the lawn is the fishing boat, the Janet Isles, which was used by the house's owners, the Smith family, for several generations.
Barry Beach, a few kilometres west, is a supply base for the oil rigs of Bass Strait. Steel platforms are constructed here and towed into the strait, where piles are driven through the hollow legs and a deck is welded on. An observation area, overlooking the terminal, has been organised.
The area was reputedly named after jack-of-all-trades, John Baragwanath, who owned land at the mouth of the Agnes River. Skilled at ironwork, photography, and surveying, he manufactured his own camera and telescope and assisted the locals in the guises of an informal doctor, a legal counsellor, and a bush dentist - always carrying a set of forceps with which to yank out troublesome teeth.
Harold Lasseter - the man who made and prompted numerous expeditions to central Australia by claiming that a mother lode of gold, known as Lasseter's Reef, was there to be mined - lived in the area for his last thirty years. He died returning from one of his own trips in about 1931
The township of Welshpool, a few kilometres to the north, relies upon the dairy and wool industries. 9 km north-west of Welshpool you can visit one of the highest waterfalls in Victoria at the Agnes Falls Reserve, where the river plunges 60 m over the gorge. The damming of the river above the falls ensures the water supply Welshpool and other local towns. Walking tracks, picnic and barbecue facilities are available. To get there, head west along the highway and turn off at Slades Hill Road, near the school. The route is signposted. Return via Toora for maximum scenic value.
The house has beautiful wooden cathedral ceilings with delightful character. A reverse cycle airconditioner for summer and winter comfort and great heating for those cosy winter nights and there is also a wood heater -(usually wood is available but not guaranteed dependent on others usage)
Two good size bedrooms one with a comfy double bed (including an LCD TV in the main bedroom) and the other with a double bed with a single bunk above so comfortably sleeps at least 5 but can sleep more.
There is a large lounge / open living plan with kitchen with absolutely everything you will need along with microwave and lots of bench space and walk in pantry. Along 2 full sides of the house is a delightful covered verandah that gets lots of sun and shade ( not to mention the peaceful outlook lovely to view the native birds) -a lovely area to have breakie or have a drink or BBQ in the eve- there is a 4 burner gas BBQ we put on the verandah.
There is a Sanyo 32" LCD TV with crystal clear reception (including all the digital channels) and Blu Ray DVD player with some DVDs in the cabinet and an easy to join video shop 20 minutes away in Yarram.
We have Monopoly, Scrabble and cards to play which we often do!! If you have a boat there is lots of room on the large easily accessible corner block with the hotel and store just 2 or so minutes walk away.
Beautiful to suit a budget
Note: All you will need is your own Linen and towels etc and due to the budget rates in a lovely holiday home you are asked to PLEASE clean on departure for the next "relaxees"...as we know those that book will... as we trust people appreciate the price we offer to make it affordable for all to stay..ta heaps!
NOTE** We generally do not ask for a deposit as we trust those that book but...we do have a cancellation fee of up to half of the tariff if cancelled within 48 hours of your stay (depending on circumstances)-Thanks
- 32" LCD TV in lounge
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- LCD TV in Main Bedroom
- Open Fireplace
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 5 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 people.
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