Just 7min from hookers rd for some hours of horse or motor bike riding. 2 rooms available for 1 to a week we can accommodate your needs. Beautiful garden area for eating meal with bbq area. Newly renovated kitchen. Just 500m from historic loch village and only 300m from the well known Gippsland Wine Company. Cafés in town including Loch brewery. Kernot store just a short drive for a great meal. Loch has the well known loch food and wine festival and garden festival. This business house has some of the most incredible views in south gippsland.Loch is a beautiful Village with a great hostory. There are cafes , brewery , antiques and much more.Loch has a garden festival and its famous Loch Village Food And Wine Festival. There is also the well known Gippsland Wine Company just 300 metres from Silverbirch Cottage. Just a short drive and you will be at prom country cheese. Have a flying lesson at the tooradin flying school or skydiving for the thrill seekers. These are just some of the wonderful things to do in Loch and the sorrounding areas. Our property offers some of the best scenery in the area. We also have a paddock for people with horses. There is plenty of parking even for your horse floats. We are pet friendly. Our property is close to all the activities in the surrounding ares and only 500 meters fro the centre of Loch.Loch was established with the coming of the railway in 1876.
Early in Loch’s development, the townspeople recognised the need for a local and accessible school to provide the fluctuating numbers of children with an elementary and socialising education.
Petitions were sent to the Victorian Department of Education for this purpose and by 1889 the school had been constructed and a Head Teacher, Francis William Clarke, appointed. He remained at Loch for the next 28 years and his time there provides the focus for a broad exploration into the establishment and growth of Loch.
The school’s fluctuating numbers reflect the transient nature of Loch’s early population, while Clarke’s experiences with the Victorian Department of Education demonstrate the difficulties of dealing with a remote and officious bureaucracy.
In many ways the history of this school and its teacher provide valuable information about living in what was then an isolated town, and the efforts of its residents to establish a sense of place and community.
Arts, Books, Crafts & Giftware
Aus Woodcraft - 7 Victoria Street, Loch
Caroline Askew Artist Studio
Tribal Threads - 46 Victoria Road, Loch -
Victoria Street Gallery & Book Room - 34 Victoria Road, Loch
Yakkity Yak - 36 Victoria Road, Loch
Beer, Wine & Spirits
Gippsland Wine Company - 6835 South Gippsland Highway, Loch
Loch Brewery & Distillery - 42-44 Victoria Road, Loch
Period Furniture, Antiques & Collectibles
Carrington's of Loch - 40 Victoria Road, Loch
Cafes, Refreshments & Produce
Olive at Loch - 38 Victoria Road, Loch
The Cosy Kitchen - 27 Victoria Street, Loch
The Rustic Cacao Factory and Cafe
Sarah Oxley -
Elton Motors - Fuel & Repairs 29 Victoria Street, Loch
When it comes to shopping, Loch is an absolute haven for art, crafts, antiques, second-hand goods and giftware. A wander along the main street will provide ample opportunities to score something lovely and unique to take home.
There's a good kids playground in the main street with a skate park and a shelter. From here you can wander through the highway underpass to the railway reserve. The underpass has boards displaying information about Gippsland's famed giant earthworms.
Across the highway, there is an additional playground in the Memorial Reserve along with toilets and shelters. You can camp here by arrangement with or without power and showers.
Loch Village Lions Market is held every 2nd Sunday of the month. The venue changes according to the season: in the warmer months from October to April it's at the Loch Railway Station Reserve, when it's colder from May to September it's in the Loch Public Hall in Smith Street. A range of other events are held throughout the year including the Food & Wine Festival and Garden Festival.
The Loch Township – The delightful country town of Loch lies amongst lush, rolling hills and farmland just off the South Gippsland Highway in Victoria. What once was a busy highway through the center of town is now a very beautiful, garden-lined street that has thrived since the town by-pass was completed in 2008.
The Real Estate values in Loch are climbing, especially as it is within easy commuting distance from Melbourne and the classy Antique shops, cafes and restaurants attract many tourists and day trippers from the city