Description

The Coach House, Walhalla is just a short trip to Mt Baw Baw ski fields and the rivers and bush walks of Gippsland. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family holiday home located in the beautiful Stringer's Gorge, and will accommodate 8 comfortably. Nestled above Stringer's Creek and shaded by massive Mountain Ash and Blackwood trees, it is private and secluded, yet only a short walk to the town centre. It is Solar Powered and eco friendly. While the house is extremely cosy in Winter, you'll find it refreshingly cool in Summer as it is nestled deep in the cool and shady Stringer's Gorge.

Wake up to the sounds of birds and see wallabies and lyrebirds in the wild. Explore the creeks and rivers, pan for gold, throw in a fishing line or enjoy a swim or a walk, while staying at this charming getaway. Situated in the beautiful Walhalla Valley, The Coach House is just 2 hours east of Melbourne.

The property features a spacious master bedroom with queen sized bed, second bedroom with double bed and third bedroom with a 2 bed bunk featuring cosy wool doonas. All bedrooms are upstairs and lead off the lounge with views across the gorge and down to the Walhalla Goldfields Tourist Railway. (The steam train runs on weekends, Wednesdays and public holidays and is a must for the kids).

The Coach House features a very comfortable lounge and an efficient wood fire ensures a cozy retreat. LPG gas ensures you the luxury of a hot shower, gas cooking and heating. There is a pool table and piano in the downstairs lounge, while upstairs there is a well stocked games cupboard plus plenty of books and puzzles for kids and adults. There is a radio/CD player if you're craving the more modern creature comforts. Otherwise, sit around the piano for a sing-along or crank up the Gramophone and enjoy some 1920's "Ragtime".

There are 2 lounge rooms and 2 dining areas so there's plenty of room to spread out, not to mention plenty of outdoor space and furnishings including a dining setting, lawn chairs, BBQ and a hammock to really get into the swing of things! Watch the steam train as it chugs by just a stone's throw away on its way to Thomson Station.

Downstairs is a well stocked kitchen/dining room with a modern gas fridge, gas oven/cooktop, plenty of bench space and a dining table and chairs for up to 8. The downstairs bathroom features a deep bathtub and seperate shower and there is a seperate toilet and wash-stand off the downstairs lounge room. This second lounge room has a piano and pool table and features views of the historic railway line. Polished timber floors and cosy carpets are another highlight of this rustic retreat. It is a genuine getaway-from-it-all experience.

The downstairs gas heater takes the chill off in Winter, and there is a phone connected for local, emergency and incoming calls only. There is ample parking.

(Please note we run on 12v power, so no hairdryers! There is limited 240 power available to charge phones, cameras and computers).

Directions: Walhalla is located just 2.5 hours East of Melbourne and is an easy and scenic drive through Gippsland. Take the City Link, Monash Freeway (M1) which then becomes the Princes Freeway (M1), then take the Moe Exit. (Just look for the "Golden Arches"). From here, follow the brown "Tourist Drive" signs to Walhalla via Erica and Rawson. (C103, C466, C461). The Walhalla Coach House is the first house you see as you enter Walhalla. To reach it take the first turn right up a dirt track which is ?Happy Go Lucky Road? (also known as Bruntons Bridge Road), and is just after the ?Walhalla? and blue ?Bus Turning? signs. Look for the white ?Coach House? sign. When you reach the cream picket fence you have arrived.

Outdoor activities include bushwalking, fishing, bike riding, 4wheel driving, swimming, panning for gold or just relaxing in the beautiful garden listening to the birds and and watching the steam trains pass by.

Skiing
In Winter, the snow fields of Mt St Gwinear are just half an hour away with excellent snow for tobogganning, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. The slopes are not at all crowded so it is a great place for beginners or small children to get their first taste of the Victorian snowfields. Slopes are patrolled and there is a heated shelter for day trippers. Equipment is available for hire from Erica just 20 minutes away.

For downhill skiers, the South Face Road gives easy access to the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort and all that it has to offer, just an hours drive away. Equipment is available for hire and there are a choice of places to eat and several good ski runs in very scenic surrounds. There is also a toboggan slope and toboggans for hire. Don't forget to take snow chains though or you may be turned back.

Swimming
In Summer, swim in the local swimholes or take a short drive to Coopers Creek where there is excellent swimming for kids. Go kayaking or just muck about in the mini-rapids on the lilo.

Walhalla Goldfields Railway
Visit the Walhalla Goldfields Railway and take a journey into the past. Established in 1991, a group of enthusiastic volunteers have rebuilt the railway line from the Thomson River to Walhalla with further plans to extend it all the way to Erica. This unique narrow gauge train offers a spectacular journey as it winds its way down Stringers Creek Gorge from Walhalla over the historic Thomson River Bridge to Thomson Station.
The Train operates on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, public and school holidays. Return fares $20 per adult, $15 for kids. The train leaves Walhalla at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Gold Mine
Take the Long Tunnel Extended Mine Tour. This was once one of the worlds richest gold mines and today you can venture deep inside the hillside on a guided tour.
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): $49.50.
Adults: $19.50
Concession: $13.50
Mine tours are conducted on weekends and during school and public holidays at midday, 1.30 and and 3 o'clock and Monday to Friday at 1.30pm.
Enquiries: 5165 62 59

Fishing
There is great fishing to be done in the upper reaches of the nearby Thomson River, while enjoying the region's beauty and solitude. Fly fishing for trout will challenge the most ardent angler.

Gold Era Shops and Museum
The Walhalla Heritage and Development League is a group of like minded members who share a love of Walhalla and look after it. The Corner Store and Museum has many and varied souvenirs to remind you of your time in Walhalla and is well worth a look through. The Museum has recently been updated.

If you have a sweet tooth don't miss the 'Olde Walhalla Lolly Shop'. It's a must for the kids. (open Wednesdays and weekends). Or try the coffee and snacks at "Walhalla Coffee", open every day for breakfast and lunch. The Grey Horse Cafe is another great place to sit in the sun and enjoy cake and coffee, open every daily 11am to 2pm.

You can join the Walhalla Heritage and Development League and receive their great newsletters to keep in touch with the goings on in Walhalla even if you live far away.
Adults: $20.00
Pensioners and students: $15.00
Families: $25.00

General Store and Miners Cafe open weekends for all your supplies, including take-away hot and cold food and drink.

Alternatively, just relax on one of the comfy couches or armchairs and read a book or magazine from the extensive collection available. Stretch out on the Persian rugs or laze away in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine. Enjoy a hot shower or a long soak in the "Captain's Bath". When it comes to bedtime, enjoy the comfortable mattresses, luxurious doonas, pillows and hot water bottles, all supplied.

We are kid friendly and have a highchair (Ikea, no tray) and a cot with linen available for use. It does meet Australian safety standards. We also have a stair-gate fitted upstairs.

(Linen is available for hire for $20 per person for up to 8 people).

Please note, stays of one night only on weekends are subject to a surcharge, minimum price $250 for a one-night stay.

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The Coach House is rated 4.7692 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful house nestled in the valley of Walhalla This was our 3rd stay at the Coach House in Walhalla and the property continues to meet our expectations. The wood is chopped for the wood heater upstairs including kindling. The owner has kept the property in wonderful condition. It is clean and cosy. We enjoyed the ambience of no TV or internet and the kids especially enjoyed playing darts this time. Mt Baw Baw isnt too far and we enjoyed another special day at the snow. Looking forward to returning next year.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful home. Relaxing and comfortable. Great outlook and peaceful. So relaxing falling asleep at night to the rippling of the creek.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very relaxing and enjoyable couple of days
Date published: 2012-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best family holiday home i have found. The five of us loved it! Excellently equipped, right down to the lack of television. It is truely relaxing to have screens taken away from temptation.
Date published: 2012-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five of us had a great few days at the Coach House. Very comfortable and the views were lovely.
Date published: 2012-06-11

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Barbeque
Cooking Facilities
Cot
Eco-Friendly
High chair
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Parking
Stereo

Prices

A stay of one night only on a weekend will incur extra costs -minimum price $250.

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)
* $180 $360 $1260 1 $20 $20
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $150 p/s Linen per person $20 p/s
extra person/per nig $20 p/s
holiday surcharge pe $20 p/s

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

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