Description

Hollybush cottage offers Families a welcoming escape in a popular country environment full of native wildlife where pets are welcome. The cottage is only 5 mins drive from Woodend Village.

The cost of the cottage is $250 per night for up to 4 people then it is an extra $40 per adult or $35 per child (under 12 years) per night.

The cottage has 2 double bedrooms and 1 children's bunk room that sleeps 4. A colourful KIDS ONLY playroom adjoins the children's room upstairs. All the necessary kitchen utensils for 8 guests as well as linen and tea and coffee making facilities are provided.

Several living areas and a wood fire make the cottage ideal for large groups with a separate bathroom and toilet. A plasma TV and WII console, board and WII games are great to keep the little and big kids amused. The docking station allows you to play your favourite music with your ipod / ipad or iphone.

A generous fenced in area with a large verandah, sand pit, climbing frame & basketball net as well as BBQ facilities are at the rear of the cottage. The Cottage and Homestead are fenced off within approx 1 acre to contain all but the most determined of pets.

All Guests (and pets) are welcome to roam around the entire fenced in area and Guests are also welcome to explore the entire property even when the other house is occupied. We ask you to please make yourselves at home.

Guests are welcome to collect the eggs from the chook shed that sits behind the cottage when the hens are laying and the rooster Pierre is natures own alarm clock . Guests are also welcome to help themselves to the herbs and vegetables when available in the garden beds that also sits behind the cottage.

If Hollybush Cottage is not available for your requested dates please contact me directly as I manage other properties in the Macedon Ranges and I might be able to help you.

For those that feel energetic the roads around the cottage are fantastic for walking or riding. Two Trailglide bikes are available for hire, one 20 inch man & one 18 inch women's bikes available for $10 a day.

We are proud to say that Hollybush Cottage has been judged a finalist in the Excellence in Accommodation Category of the Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards 2007.

Winery Tours & Golf Weekends

Winery Tours can be arranged with the Victorian Winery Tours. The tour is a full day of visiting the wineries of the Macedon Ranges with lunch in one of the wineries. The tour guide picks you up and drops you off at Hollybush Cottage at a cost of $125 per person.

The beautiful Trentham golf course is one of the many wonderful courses in the region, it offers guests staying at Hollybush Cottage any day of the week a huge reduction in green fees, 18 holes for $12 and 9 holes for $10.

Horse Riding

Horse owners are welcome to bring their horse and put it on adjistment next door for $10 a night while staying in hollybush Cottage, just bring your own hard feed.

The owner Jennifer is an EFA judge and riding instructor and is happy to give lessons at $45 an hour in her dressage arena. Beginners are welcome with their own horse however 7 years is a minimum age for children.

If having riding lessons is not your thing then riding through the rain forrest up on Mount Macedon might be an attractive alternative.

Hollybush Cottage is rated 4.0625 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed We booked Hollybush cottage knowing it was pet friendly but did not expect to have to do a sweep of the yard to pick up dog droppings before the grandchildren could play outside. It was also disappointing to see that the grass around the cottage had not been cut in recent times and there were some maintenance issues that required attention. These matters were raised with the owner only to be told that I was mistaken about the animal droppings as it was horse poo. As an ex farmer I appreciate properties that are pet friendly and provide facilities to allow people to take there pets away with them, however these properties need to ensure any mess made is cleaned up. On the upside the location is terrific and the surrounding area very pretty. If the above matters were addressed the property would be worth the price charged.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely country retreat for the family We took our 10 yo daughter for a stay at Hollybush cottage so she could experience aspects of country life not found in Melbourne. Highlights for her included daily visits with the chickens and petting and feeding the horses. She also helped to collect wood from around the property for the wood fire. A pony ride for our daughter organised with the proprietor was a special treat. As for us parents, Woodend is in the heart of many lovely places to explore, including Woodend itself and the wonderful native themed playground it hides behind the shopping centre. During our three day stay we also explored Hanging Rock, Daylesford and Maldon. Hollybrook Cottage had all the comforts of home to return to after exploring the countryside. A neat and very spacious place to stay. Overall a great experience and wonderful proprietors.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Property was in a quiet location
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, comfortable and relaxing for the whole family including our dog. Everything we needed was close by.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful area abundant with wildlife and peace and quiet. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed and spacious. Open fire was very cozy. Our almost 4 year old daughter loved the attic kids room and spent lots of time up there with plenty to play with. We will have to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the deck and BBQ area. We especially loved all the local horses quite happy for a pat at anytime! Hopefully there will be some chooks next time so we can collect eggs too.
Date published: 2012-07-29

Features

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Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

2 Adult Hybrid Mountain Bikes for use
Baby change mat & bounce seat
Barbeque
CD/i-Pod/USB Music System
Child Bed Rail
Childrens high chair
Coffee Machine
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD player
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
Heaters
High chair
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Parking
Pets allowed
Plasma TV & XBOX & WII Console & games
Porta Cot / pram
Stereo
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine

Prices

Prices to the tariffs are subject to change for special events, particularly for concerts at Hanging Rock that can be announced after bookings have already been arranged.

Special offer!

Winery Tours can be arranged with the Victorian Winery Tours. The cost is $125 for a full day of touring with lunch in one of the wineries. Picking you up and dropping you off at Hollybush Cottage.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $250 $500 $1500 2 $40 $35
* $250 $500 $1850 2 $50 $45
* $250 $500 $1500 2 $40 $35
* $300 $600 $2100 2 $0 $0
* $250 $500 $1500 2 $40 $35

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 4 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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