1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. The Goldfields
  4. Castlemaine
  5. #66476

Riversdale Retreat

House, Castlemaine

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom


Surrounded by native crown bush land and set in a re-vegetated bush garden, Riversdale Retreat is an uncompromising country escape designed by award winners


Open-plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen ready for self-catering.

A tatami lounge area and a Japanese style bathroom provide a touch of the exotic.

Paved outdoor areas include fireplace, preparation bench, sink and shower.

In winter the wood fire heater efficiently heats entire house. Floating decks and indoor/outdoor day bed are the perfect way to catch and enjoy the winter sun.

Sleeps 2 or 3 adults with 1 queen size and 1 single bed.

The perfect private getaway for a couple

Environmental Relationship and Location

Compact, climate and occupant adaptable located in semi bush.

Designed to sit off the land yet be immersed within, it can open and close to nature, views and sun.

The building is designed with bushfire and ESD principles, solar hot water, rainwater tank and is super insulated.

Riversdale is located just outside of the popular town of Castlemaine, in the small town of Chewton - approximately an hour and a half drive out of Melbourne. Daylesford, Maldon and Bendigo are all within a 30 minute drive. The property also directly borders State Crown Land, with acres of secluded walking and biking tracks.


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Riversdale Retreat is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing retreat Enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay at the Riversdale retreat, we walked in and the atmeouphere was amazing. Relaxing and comforting place to stay. Very clean and well kept would recommend anyone to stay there! Great location as we explored into Castlemaine, Daylesford and maldon. Gorgeous little towns. Will most definitely be back, thanks again! Luke and Bianca xx
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Property An architectural delight set in quiet bush lands with picturesque views from every angle. We enjoyed sitting on the verandah taking in the scene of the valley below and rising to see kangaroos from the kitchen windows grazing there in the morning. Well positioned to all amenities, quiet walks and historical ruins. All these factors contributed to a very enjoyable stay. We look forward to returning.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Design gem in peaceful bushland This is my third year at Riversdale, and it's the design details that make it special. Windows cunningly pointing at bush and sky, perfectly built doors, walls and windows that keep the house sun and warm, smooth calm Japanese interiors, cosy daybed nook to watch the sun set over the hills. Perfect place to read, reflect and walk. And only a $15 cab fare from Castlemaine's restaurants!
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well appointed property A wonderful architecturally designed house, great to get out of Melbourne and relax in this retreat. So quiet. Loved the fire pit out the back
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unusual property Amazing house had everything you need and was clean will definitely be back for another weekend. Very close to Castlemaine. The house did get a little warm with no air conditioning but the fans did the job.
Date published: 2016-03-15
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