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 cottage is a safe and fun place for children where parents can have a relaxing break.
The cost of the cottage is $250 per night for up to 4 people then it is an extra $50 per person 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 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 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.
Rated 5 out of
Geoff n Chrissy
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Stayed with 6 in the house; my wife and I, plus 3 kids (5, 3 & 0.5) and Nanna. Plenty of room in the house, and having a open-plan 2 storey was a novelty for the kids. Thoroughly recommend the property.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 4 out of
Caters well for young children and dogs
We stayed at Hollybush Cottage for 2 nights with 3 adults, 2 children (2yrs and 3yrs) and 4 dogs. We found the cottage perfectly suited to our needs. The cottage is well set up for young children with stair gates, a porta cot, bunk bed and a single bed. For the adults there are two bedrooms with double beds. The cottage has plenty of space in the common areas. For the dogs there is a secure yard (although it might not be so secure if your dog can jump a 1.2 metre fence. There's also a smaller dog enclosure with kennel that is more secure but somewhat separate from the house and family. The location of the property is semi-rural on the outskirts of Woodend providing easy access into Woodend but also only 15 or 20 minutes from Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon. The owner has horses, chickens and a single sheep so if you're looking for the full farmstay experience then this probably isn't what you're looking for. We found the owner excellent to deal with and highly responsive to our communications and needs.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 3 out of
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
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
Property was in a quiet location
Date published: 2013-06-12
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