Bright Glade at Yanakie offers a breathtaking dress circle panorama across farm pasture towards Corner Inlet and the peaks of Wilsons Promontory, along with comfortable, secluded and very peaceful accommodation for up to six people, with all bed linen and bath towels supplied.
Bright Glade is the the English translation of Yasnaya Polyana, the name of the the home of Russian author Leo Tolstoy, located some 200 kilometres south of Moscow.
Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, his wife Sonia gave birth to their 13 children there, he wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina there, and he also is buried there.
Tolstoy described Yasnaya Polyana as the only place where he felt really at peace.
Like Tolstoy's home, Bright Glade is surrounded by rural land, with a long driveway leading down past a post-and-rail fenced paddock and Australian native trees and shrubs to the house itself and a nearby self-contained bungalow that sleeps two people.
Bright Glade's garden is full of colour and fragrance, with lawns, a timber deck and brick paths and terraces set with outdoor furniture positioned to take best advantage of the wonderful views. There are hammocks available, an outdoor table tennis table and equipment for badminton and backyard cricket.
There is also a gas barbecue on the sheltered side of the house, and a dam for fishing.
A faceted sunroom with a timber-lined ceiling full of natural light welcomes guests to Bright Glade via glass French doors that open into a large and airy open-plan living and dining room, again with timber lining to an elevated cathedral ceiling.
The living area has an inviting sofa and armchairs, a wood fire and electric heating, a ceiling fan, a colour television with DVD and video players and a stereo system and CDs.
There is an impressive selection of books, both reference and general fiction, with even more books to be found in the master bedroom.
An old-fashioned snug, adjacent to the living room, with a curtain for cosiness and privacy, is furnished with a sofa bed and has its own full-height picture window framing the coastal outlook.
Bright Glade's kitchen is equipped with a gas hob and an electric oven, a double sink, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave oven, a toaster and a kettle and a full array of crockery, cutlery and cooking and serving utensils.
Tea towels, dish detergent and cleaning products are provided.
The tiled bathroom features a bath, a hand basin and a shower cubicle, with a separate toilet next door.
There is also a laundry, with its own external door, fitted with a trough, an automatic top-loading washing machine, an iron and board and an outdoor washing line with pegs.
There are two bedrooms in the main house at Bright Glade, with accommodation for two more guests in the separate bungalow.
The master bedroom has a queen bed and a full-height window to capture the view.
The second bedroom has two single beds.
All bedding including electric blankets, bed linen and bath towels are supplied. Please BYO beach towels.
The bungalow, built from radial-sawn timber, has a double bed, a kitchenette with a sink, a kettle and toaster and a bar fridge, and a separate bathroom with a shower cubicle, a hand basin and a toilet.
Yanakie really is central to the best that South Gippsland has to offer, such as hiking in Wilsons Promontory National Park, fishing in Corner Inlet, windsurfing at Shallow Inlet, swimming and surfing at Sandy Point and Waratah Bay, exploring the picturesque townships of Foster, Fish Creek, Port Franklin, Toora and Walkerville, and experiencing the grandeur of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Your pet is welcome at Bright Glade, and is allowed inside the sunroom only, please, as well as outside, understanding that the pet must be kept under effective control at all times.
You are honour-bound to clean up thoroughly after your pet both inside and out.
Please also note that pets are not allowed into Wilsons Promontory National Park at any time, nor are pets to be left unattended at any Promaccom property at any time during the course of your stay.
This means that if you want to go in to the Prom, someone has to stay home at the holiday house with the pet.