Castlemaine Hideaway in the Trees … the name says it all!
A relaxing home to unwind from the stresses of life, the Castlemaine Hideaway in the Trees is perfectly set up for couples, families and groups. The property’s owners have thought of everything to ensure guests have both a comfortable and memorable stay.
Set on 10 acres of bushland you’ll see nothing but trees from every one of this converted barn’s windows!
This property is managed by ellecor Holiday Home Management. I'm happy to answer your questions to ensure the property is a good fit for your needs and can also provide you with a quote as the Stayz calculator is often incorrect.
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ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Indoors you’ll find a spacious and stylishly decorated open plan living area with plenty of comfy seating to enjoy a book, listen to music on the wireless music player, watch TV/a DVD movie or challenge your friends/family to a board game.
A fully equipped, modern kitchen with gas stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher allows for home cooked meals to be enjoyed. The outdoor patio area has a BBQ and outdoor dining so guests have the option to eat indoors or out.
The main bedroom is upstairs in the mezzanine level and features a queen bed, single bed (or day bed) and trundle bed and amazing bush views from every window. Bedroom 2, downstairs, is light and bright with both a queen bed and a set of bunks. The antique chest has toys for your little ones to enjoy. With families in mind the property also has stair guards, a high chair, porta cot (BYO linen), change table and a baby bath. All beds are fitted with 100% absorbent brolly sheets for your peace of mind and future guests’ comfort.
The bathroom is modern with a luxury shower and a separate toilet.
Make sure you bring some apples for the native bird feeding station and keep an eye out for other wildlife when exploring the property’s 10 acres. Don't forget the marshmallows for the fire pit in the cooler months!
Upon confirmation of booking guests will receive a house manual via email. This outlines all of the information required when planning and during your stay.
Guests have full access to Castlemaine Hideaway in the Trees and the entire 10 acres of the property.
Please note, there are 2 other residences on the property, but both are close to the main road, the Hideaway in the Trees is nestled in a secluded spot at the end of the long, winding driveway.
Check in is from 2pm on the day of your arrival.
Check out is before 10am on the day of your departure.
Our cleaners are booked for 10am on the day of your departure. If you require an earlier check in or later check out please let us know, we may be able to accommodate your needs depending on other bookings and our cleaner's availability.
The house is set up for you to arrive, relax and enjoy. All linen including bedding, pillows and towels are provided.
*** In the event something is damaged, broken or not as you would expect please contact ellecor immediately via phone or email. We would rather know about it straight away so that we can attempt to rectify the problem, than read about it in a review after your departure ***
We have done our best to ensure your children have a safe and fun time at the Castlemaine Hideaway! If the owners can provide anything additional to make your stay easier or more enjoyable please let ellecor know.
• There is a dam near the entrance to the driveway (which is quite a distance uphill from the Hideaway). Please ensure that your children don’t wander too far unaccompanied.
• Toys & books are provided in the downstairs bedroom for your children to enjoy. Please pack away neatly on departure.
• The bunks are fitted with 100% absorbent ‘Brolly Sheets’ for your peace of mind and future guests’ comfort.
• The owners have provided 2 sets of stair guards, a porta cot, high chair, baby bath and change table plus children's DVD's, books and toys for you to use during your stay.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
• Due to the risk of bush fire the fire pit cannot be used between the months of November - March
• Missy the Labrador lives at the main house and may at times be seen in the property’s grounds. She is very good with people especially children, as she lives with a 4 year old! She may bark at you if she hasn’t met you properly but we recommend that you greet her with ‘Hello Missy’ and she’ll no doubt come over, tail wagging, for a pat.
• In the BBQ area you’ll see our wild bird feeder – feel free to feed the native birds fresh apples
• During warmer months, it is important to take care when walking around the bush as you may meet some of the local wildlife.
• For the cooler months all beds are fitted with electric blankets. Extra covers are also kept in the cupboards upstairs.
Your well behaved, house trained dog is welcome at the Castlemaine Hideaway. Due to the size of the property we recommend you accompany your dog on walks around the property if /she’s prone to wandering off.
If bringing your pet dog please ensure:
• Your dog doesn’t sleep on couches or beds
• You clean up after your dog
• If your dog moults, please clean all evidence of his/her stay. Our cleaners will charge us extra if your post-stay clean takes more time than usual, we will have to pass this cost onto you.
• Your dog’s flea treatment is current
• If the weather’s wet we ask that wet, muddy feet are dried before your dog comes in the house.
*** Please note, the property is thoroughly cleaned and is regularly treated for pests to ensure the enjoyment of all guests. ***
CASTLEMAINE AND SURROUNDING AREAS:
Castlemaine’s historic streetscapes are a reminder of its immensely rich gold mining days but today the town boasts a burgeoning food and an eclectic arts scene. The locals have even started calling it (with tongues firmly planted in cheek) 'North Northcote.'
When exploring Castlemaine make sure you check out:
• The many cafes, bars, wineries and Hatted Restaurant – The Good Table, Henry of Harcourt, Hickster, Harcourt Valley Winery, Togs Café, Run Rabbit Run, Public Inn and re-Public to name a few!
• The Castlemaine Art Gallery featuring Edwardian and modern works
• For shopaholics the Corner Store Merchants, Rike, Tribe’s crafty gifts, Mount of Alex, Restorer’s Barn, Tonks, Mo’s Antiques and Tate Decorative Iron boast vintage clothing, books, jewellery, homewares and antiques
• ‘The Mill’ - originally a woollen mill which has just been transformed into a creative hub for foodies and artisans including Das Kaffeehaus, St Cloud Cakes, Sprout Bakery, Icecream Social, metalsmiths Black Sheep Workshop and Sow 'n Sow seeds
• The Royal (originally the Theatre Royal) - the oldest continually operating theatre on the Australian mainland, built in 1852
• 19th century Castlemaine Botanical Gardens set on 25 acres
• Victorian Goldfields Railway which links the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, through Box-Iron Bark forest
• Castlemaine Historic Market Building C1862 (home of the visitor information centre)
• Old Castlemaine Gaol active from
• Burke and Wills Memorial - Victoria`s first memorial to Burke and Wills
• The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park which covers 7,500 hectares and includes relics of the gold mining era.
• And last but not least, no trip to Castlemaine is complete without purchasing a tin of ‘Castlemaine Rock’ – a nostalgia-inducing, teeth-shattering, golden lolly
Nearby towns include:
Historic MALDON where visitors can experience streetscapes perfectly preserved since its gold mining days of 1854 - 1926. In recognition of this, Maldon was classified as Australia's First Notable Town in 1966 and awarded the ‘Most intact heritage streetscape’ in 2006 by the National Trust. Its list of historic buildings is impressive and visitors can wander past old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and decorative shop fronts.
To get a taste of the area visitors can browse through fashion boutiques, sample local produce, take a nostalgic journey on board the Victorian Goldfields Steam Railway, drive up Mt Tarrangower to get a 360 degree view of the area from the lookout tower or follow the Maldon Taste of Gold food and wine trail.
KYNETON has a collection of some of the finest bluestone buildings outside of Bendigo and Ballarat. It has a unique character forged on the wealth of the goldrush and today is a rural hub with a creative and gastronomic focus on the diverse and evolving Piper Street precinct.
DAYLESFORD and HEPBURN Spa region. The two spa towns represent the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation, an ideal setting for romantic getaways. If you're looking for a place to unwind, pamper yourself, indulge your senses, or simply enjoy an enticing menu of natural attractions this is a perfect day trip for you! Simply choose from one of the 72 health-giving mineral springs or over 30 spas, wellness retreats and healing centres in the area.
The property is located in Campbells Creek in the goldfields region of Victoria, about 90 minutes or 120km north west of Melbourne.
Public transport between Melbourne and Castlemaine is very good with V Line trains departing from Southern Cross Station.
Depending on your fitness levels, car or mountain bike are the two best ways to explore the area.