Built in the 1890s, this was the original farm cottage that has since been updated to make it cosy/relaxed accommodation for up to 4 adults.
-- open plan living and dining area with adjoining kitchen.
-- 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen bed, second bedroom a double bed plus a single. We encourage guests to bring their own linen. If linen is requested please note the additional fee. Doonas, blankets and tea towels are provided.
-- main bathroom has toilet, shower, and laundry facilities.
-- second toilet adjacent to the bedrooms. .
-- kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, stove, dishwasher, Saeco coffee machine, etc.
-- living room includes a wood heater and also a reverse cycle heater/air conditioner.
-- a carport with gas BBQ.
-- fully fenced garden.
--Well behaved small dogs can accompany guests by prior arrangement.
-- only 1.5 hours from the Melbourne CBD, the Neerim area is a hidden gem.
The cottage is located on a working farm located in one of the greenest and most fertile regions of Victoria. While much of the 22 ha farm is used for fattening prime beef, the farm also produces walnuts and blueberries in season.
There is also a large orchard with heritage variety fruit trees.
Many species of birds, including King Parrots which we often feed. Kangaroos regularly come out of the forest to graze in our paddock below the cottage and, at night, you need to be vigilant to avoid the wombats that come out to eat on the roadsides.
After wandering around the farm enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cottage, either sampling the local wine and fresh produce in front of the fire or sitting on the front verandah enjoying the sounds of the birds in the garden and the forest over the road as the sun sets.
-- Bush walking starts only 200 metres from the front gate.
-- stunning opportunities for the photographer - landscapes, birds, other wildlife.
-- skiing - only 73 km from the summit of Mt Baw Baw, cross country and downhill skiing & kids snow play area.
-- Neerim South township, 8 minutes from Rose Cottage. Cosy family pub, butcher, baker and supermarket etc
-- Arts and crafts, locally in Neerim South or a short venture to Yarragon etc
-- Markets operate on different Saturday mornings of the month e.g. Rokeby, Warragul, Noojee, Jindivick. All within 15 - 30 minutes away, full of local produce, plants and collectables
NOTE: While there are good sealed roads to within a few hundred metres of the farm's driveway, GPS direction from the south can try to send visitors up disused bush tracks. (GPS directions from the north are not a problem.) Google Maps provides accurate directions.