Lilac Cottage has a heritage classification. It was built in the mid 1860's, at the height of the gold rush days in Beechworth, by a Mr W.U.Grigg. In the old municipal rates book he is listed as a "contractor". The house has had many different tenants over the years. Between 1878 and 1883 Rocklyn House as it was then called, was run as a school "for the children of gentlemen" where Mrs. Annie Goodman taught French, German, drawing and watercolours.
Her classes were held after normal school hours to serve as enrichment to the state education programme. Advertisements for her boarding and day school for girls can be seen in the local Ovens and Murray Advertiser of that time now held at the Burke Museum.

The four main rooms of Lilac Cottage were built from the local honey coloured granite and as was the custom at the time, the kitchen was separate. Originally this was constructed of slabs and shingles. The present brick building dates from the end of the 19th century. Sourced photos indicate that it is at least the third kitchen.
The verandah between the two buildings is now tastefully enclosed providing a delightful sunny reading area.
Excellent new bathroom and laundry facilities add to the comforts of Lilac Cottage without detracting from the character of a bygone era and the very special ambience that one finds within its walls. There are 2 bathrooms - one with a claw-foot bath and the other with disabled toilet and walk-in shower
This charming house and garden offer privacy and an outlook onto the rock face of the gorge, while the front verandah is an idyllic place to take one's breakfast or quietly sip a glass of local wine in Beechworth's golden evening light.

The cottage accommodates a maximum of 4 persons and has 2 bedrooms, both with queen beds. Please note that there is a surcharge of $40 per stay for 2 persons using 2 bedrooms.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ideal property for a couple or a family. Cottage is close to town, but far enough away to be peaceful. we found it just beautiful just sitting on their front porch in then sun enjoying the garden.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A touch of nostalgia Lovely relaxing property -staying here was like drifting back in time to a quieter era. It has a very nostalgic atmosphere -you almost expect to see an old gardener or housekeeper from a century ago to appear around the corner. After a long drive it was very welcome. It's a short walk to the centre of Beechworth. The house is set in mature gardens and there are several places inside where you can look out on these, as well as a couple of outdoor seats. Very well equipped kitchen and the owners had provided fresh grapefruit,(probably from their own tree) it's something we both love. The bed and living areas were very comfortable
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Aptly named, lovely cottage We had an enjoyable stay, good facilities suitable for a family, lovely surrounds
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cosy cottage This period cottage was very nice, but lacked a living area to seat 4 people around the fire. The kitchen was not very well designed and we found it hard to cook due to lack of bench space. Bathrooms were lovely and the cottage gardens delightful. More suited to 2 people than 4. Easy walking distance to major sights. A lovely weekend spent in Beechworh.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Cottage Warm & cozy with gorgeous gardens and a beautiful home feel... would stay again in a heart beat
Date published: 2015-04-27
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Historic Lilac Cottage is rated 4.6364 out of 5 by 11.
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking

Free WiFi
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Heating


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)
This property has a standard rate of: $160
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $160 $360 $980 2 $40 $20
* $180 $360 $1180 3 $40 $20
* $160 $360 $980 2 $40 $20
* $180 $360 $1180 3 $40 $20
* $160 $360 $980 2 $40 $20


The following dates have a special rate or exception applied. Please note any discounts applicable to these dates will still apply.

  • $180 p/n
  • $180 p/n
  • $180 p/n

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.