A peaceful retreat, set on 5 acres of land adjoining Kinglake National Park. Our 4 bedroom mudbrick holiday house is located in a secluded valley just 1 km off the Melba Hwy, the Castella Country Retreat (CCR) is an easily accessible yet secluded getaway, just a little over an hours drive from Melbournes CBD. If wine tasting or site seeing is your thing, CCR is a great place to base your stay in the Yarra Valley.

Wake to the laugh of the Kookaburras and enjoy an array of birdlife which fill the stringybark gums throughout the day. Keep an eye out for wild ducks, echidnas, wombats and kangaroos who frequent our dams and paddocks. CCR is a fabulous way to enjoy the Yarra Valley and the great Australian Bush.

Local attractions include numerous wineries (some with great restaurants), great scenery, walking trails, waterfalls, cafes, quaint local towns, Healesville Sanctuary, the Yarra Glen & Healesville Race Track and the RACV Country Golf Club.

With 4 bedrooms and two living areas CCR is great for a girls weekend away, familys and groups of friends.

Families with young children will need to take care, there are two dams located on the property.

Sorry, pets are not permitted.

Smoking is NOT permitted inside.

The Accommodation & Household Features

Our 4 bedroom mud brick holiday house is full of character and charm and comfortably furnished for couples, families and groups of up to 8. Two bedrooms offer queen sized beds, with the 3rd and 4th bedrooms offering 2 single beds each. The laundry houses a 2nd shower and toilet to cater for the larger groups.

Bed linen is provided, however you do NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining table for 8 makes self catering simple. Spacious living areas provide plenty of inside space for the larger groups (or the kids on a rainy afternoon).

Household Features:

- Fully equipped kitchen (with the basic cooking essentials eg salt, pepper, oil);
- Open fire and a stack of fire wood & kindling;
- A cupboard full of board games;
- TV, DVD & CD player;
- Washing machine, iron & ironing board;
- Bed linen (please note that towels are NOT provided);
- BBQ and outdoor setting

Local Attractions:

National Parks
Toolangi State Forest
Yerring Station (with farmers market)
Tarra Warra Art Museum & Winery
Brunos Garden Art & Sculpture in Marysville
Healesville Sanctuary
RACV Country Golf Club
Antique shops of Yarra Glen
Yara Glen & Healesville Races
St Andrews weekly Saturday market
Winery markets
Horse Riding

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful Getaway Thank you Niki for a very pleasant stay. Your property ticked all our boxes. The alpacas were cool. Great to see kangaroo and all the birds. Very beautiful surrounds and a peaceful location. We hope to return.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Holidays -- Enjoyed it Spent couple of days in Castella Country Retreat with two more couples. Very Nice place to stay and relax. The place has got all the required amenities. Near to Melba Hwy, wineries. It is a lovely place where we feel very near to the nature. All of us spent most time in the Castella Country Retreat rather than going out. Mornings are really wonderful in summer, so do not miss. Will plan for a longer stay next time.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful stay What a lovely place to stay and enjoy country Victoria! We shared the house with friends (3 couples) and found we had loads of space. The house is well appointed and well taken care of. Really nice bush setting and close to Kinglake and Yarra Glen. Nice meeting Al and Paca (the Alpacas) too.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect getaway Coming from New Zealand to visit our adult children in Melbourne, this provided the perfect getaway meeting place for a weekend out of the city. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely location, Castella Country Retreat was everything we needed. We enjoyed the location which is not too far from Healesville or the vineyards, but very peaceful and tranquil in a lovely setting. We would happily return and would have loved to be able to stay longer on this trip.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thank you so much for the use of your holiday house over the weekend. It is a most magical spot and we had an amazing time. The kids loved the alpacas, and the property in general. The swing and trampoline got quite a workout. We enjoyed Healesvile sanctuary and many of the wineries and breweries around the area.So thank you once again,It was a fantastic weekend.
Date published: 2013-09-04
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking

DVD player
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities
Open Fireplace, Heaters
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Parking
Outdoor Setting, Boardgames


Last minute deal!

Stay before 08 Jul 2015 for 10% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
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Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $300 p/s
Cleaning $50 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 8 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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