Welcome to Big Patsa's Place, located in Big Pats Creek which is fully fenced and gated and only a 6 minute drive to central warburton. The house is set on a beautiful and peaceful 1 acre of land bursting with wildlife, its one of the most relaxing places in warburton. There are multiple family's of birds that visit on a daily basis including King Parrots, Rosella's, Kookaburra's, and willy wag tails, along with many other bird species, If your lucky you might see the occasional wild deer, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos.
The house is fully selfcontained and located just before the Big Pats Creek bridge , which is great for fishing with small brown trout and freshwater crayfish that are caught on a daily basis, your welcome to bring your own fishing gear or use our 2 fishing rods. During summer its a great place to cool down or even walk the creek it has some amazing features and is great to explore with the kids. There is a trampoline, swing set games and toys for the kids along with a large selection of movies for families.
At only $200per night for 4 people and only an additional $50 for each person after that up to 10, we think this is by far the best value for money for families and groups of people visiting in warburton, children under 3 also stay for free.
If you enjoy bush walks you are at the start of the Walk into History. The Big Pats Creek to Starling Gap trek follows the Federal tramway, which was constructed in 1933 and used on a daily basis by the timber workers in the area. You will be able to locate lengths of the old tram tracks by the side of the path in some places, for more information you can google this, a great journey into history.
For the trail bike & mountain bike rider's there is no better place. You can ride straight from the front gate with hundreds of kilometers of tracks and trails throughout the upper yarra forest, for the dirt bike rider try the Big Pats Creek to the Reefton Pub trail, challenging but fun. For the bike riders we have 8 bikes that everyone is welcome to use during your stay, there are 3 Adult bikes, 3 Medium size bikes and a couple of smaller bikes for toddlers, or you can still bring your own there is plenty of space in both sheds on the property to store both dirt and mountain bikes, there are some bike helmets and 2 toboggans if your heading up to the snow on Mt Donna Buang.
At the rear of the property and through the gate is your own private rain forest to explore, during the winter months it has a small creek that runs through it that can lead you down to other parts of Big Pats Creek.
You have the run of the entire house and property which at almost 24Sqs of living it has plenty of room for 2 or more families or a group of friends of up to 10 people.
The Main Bedroom has a Queen Bed, ensuite, walk in robe, electric fireplace, parents retreat with lounges and TV
The 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Bed, wardrobe and small TV with direct access to main bathroom
Lounge room, dining table, DVD, high chairs, ironing board, butlers pantry and laundry with dish washer and washing machine the dryer is located in the Bungalow
Main Bathroom with Shower toilet and bath, towels, bed linen, pillows are all included, you may want to bring your own linen or towels for longer stays if you don't wish to use the washing machine.
There is no Wi-Fi however 3G and 4G phones and devices have good reception
The 3rd Bedroom is located at the top of the stairs and has a double bed with a single bed and trundle this is a large room and sleeps 3 or 4 people it has a set of draws for clothes
The 4th Bedroom is a loft style room set up for the younger kids, with 2 single beds, lego table, rocking horse, kids pram, and some other toys for the children to enjoy. Our 2 younger children love staying in this room.
The 3rd living area is between bedrooms 3 and 4 and is a fantastic space with its own lounge suite and TV. This is a large room for either the children or to get away from them :- It has wonderful views from the unique windows.
Kitchen and Butlers Pantry
The main kitchen is larger than normal with a huge amount of bench space. The rustic bench tops were made from the old oak tree on the property a number of years ago. It has an induction stove and oven with all the pots, plates, cups and cuttlery supplied for you during your stay including fridge and microwave.
Along with the conventional oven is a rayburn combustion wood firel. Big Pats Creek during winter can be cold so we have oil heaters in every room and electric fire places in the Main room and main lounge. There is also a split system for cooling and heating on the ground floor.
We are currently renovating the Bungalow which will have its own kitchen and games room which will be ready in July of 2018. You can still access the bungalow for the clothes dryer.
We allow pets but this is limited to 2 Dogs, they are free to roam the property and there is also an encloser, the fences are about 4ft high so if you have dogs that like to jump you may need to have them on a long lead. If they are inside please don't allow them on the furniture or bedding. As always please pick up after your dogs bins are on the property and are collected each Wednesday.
We allow small Bonn fires Please always check fire restrictions there is a wood shed which we keep stocked and you are welcome to use the wood in it. If you run out there is always plenty of wood on the ground in the near by bush. The fire place on the deck can be used all year round Please always check fire restrictions however. During the autum and winter months there will be lots of leaves around the property which cant be burnt during June and July.
Being a country property there is the occasional power outage, this does'nt occur very often however it may happen. Power is normally restored within a few hours if there is a problem we have flashlights and candles if needed. The water for the property comes directly from the upper yarra river, and is'nt treated with chorlrine or flluride which is great, we all drink the water however if needed you can boil the water if your personal circumstances are required to. We have septic tanks so please be careful not to flush any sanitary items or use any type of bleach in the 3 toilets.
There is a carport that fits 2 SUV's easily along with a parking bay half way up the drive way for an additional 2 cars. If you have more than 4 cars you can park through the gate at the back door of the property. Max 5 Cars at the property. The drive way is reasonably long, if you have trailers with bikes it's easier to drive into the property and turn around rather than backing it down the drive way.
We have put together a guide on all the wonderful sites and attractions that warburton has to offer but if your not sure you can contact me via email or mobile, You don't have to check out until 1:00pm the next day so you don't have to rush. The property manager lives just next door so if you have any problems you can contact Jay, or of course myself.
Please enjoy your stay and we look forward to having you visit us soon