Welcome to Barunah Plains Station – Cool Cottage
Right in the heart of the stunning acreage of the Barunah Plains Station you’ll find Cool Cottage. A luxurious getaway in the Western District, at Cool Cottage you’ll feel truly hidden away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Whether your dream getaway involves snuggling up indoors to read a book by the open fire, exploring the neighboring food and wine region, enjoying a picnic on the grounds of the working farm, sitting by the Warrambine Creek searching for the resident platypus, visiting the nearby Great Ocean Road or simply relaxing on the cottage verandah while breathing in the fresh country air – there’s something for all to enjoy.
Cool Cottage is located in Hesse; 30 minutes from the regional centre of Geelong, and 15 minutes out of Inverleigh on the Hamilton Highway.
At Cool Cottage you’ll be immersed in a tranquil natural setting boasting magnificent views across the Barunah Plains Station. The property offers the use of the tennis court and fly fishing from the stocked dam.
Nearby you can enjoy golf at Barwon Heads, a visit to the Great Ocean Road to see the 12 apostles, a pint and some live music at the Inverleigh Pub, or venture out for the best steak in the region at the Beeac Pub. And for the ultimate foodie experience, award winning restaurant Brae is just a short drive down the road, and Gladioli Restaurant is in neighbouring town Inverleigh.
For an extra relaxing holiday, why not get us to organise everything for your stay? We can help with food hampers, or a driver to chauffer you around so you can really enjoy your lunch with some local wines. Even better – why not organise for our three person helicopter to fly you in, out or around the region
The added extras….
For an additional cost, we can organise some food hampers for you.
• Breakfast hamper
A selection of breads, bacon, eggs, muesli, yoghurt and spreads.
• Lunch hamper
Pies fresh from the local bakery, salad items, or ingredients to make your own sandwiches.
• Dinner hamper
Lasagne, frittata or a BBQ pack.
• Antipasto hamper
An assortment of biscuits, cheeses, dips and salami.
• Picnic hamper
Complete with picnic rug, plates, cutlery, glasses and local produce.
This National Trust and Heritage Victoria listed property is an inspired blend of old and new.
A white picket fence and bluestone exterior leads into a magnificently renovated cottage with two bedrooms accommodating up to four people. Each bedroom has built in robes, new bed linen and bath towels. The bathroom has a large bath to relax in so you can let your worries float away.
You’ll feel at home in the open plan living area with its fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge suite with a television. The air conditioner or open fire with chopped and stacked wood ensures you are comfortable whatever season you visit us. With Wi-Fi available and a comfortable study space, Cool Cottage is a great place to combine work and play.
The finer details…
• Two bedroom cottage with one king bed and one queen bed
• New bedlinen
• Fireplace with chopped and stacked firewood
• Air conditioner
• Coffee machine
• Lots of books to read
• Study space
• Built-in robes
• Verandah with outdoor setting
• Views across Barunah Plains Station
• Fully fenced and secluded
• Perfect romantic getaway
• Recently renovated
Barunah Plains Station was recently purchased by The Canny Family. The Station is strongly associated with the grazing history of the Western District, and prior to soldier settlement in 1946 it was the largest sheep station in Victoria.
This unique homestead and infratstucture is a one off – designed by architects Davidson and Henderson dating back to 1866. It has large formal gardens, stables, ramshed, coachhouse, woolshed, bluestone cottages, and shearers quarters.
Over the coming years the Canny family will undertake a major renovation project on this homestead to return it to its former glory. Soon Barunah Plains will be back to its magnificent old self; with the homestead and outbuildings being restored, crops planted and merino sheep back in the paddock.
An Australian icon, why not stay at Cool Cottage at Barunah Plains Station and become part of this remarkable property’s story.
Barunbah Plains video:
Great Ocean Road:
Barwon Heads Golf Course: