Located on a beautiful 9-acre bushland property with in-ground pool, your elegant cottage has views, ambience, and comfort. The contemporary and fully self-contained cottage is 15 minutes from wonderful Castlemaine, and its restaurants and cafes, shops, galleries, family-friendly activities, etc. Free unlimited NBN wi-fi and Netflix. The cottage suits solo travelers and couples, and can accommodate a third guest on the luxurious sofa. Extra $50 per night charged for third guest.
Nestled in the Chewton Bushlands, Gondwanaland Cottage is a superior, stylish guest cottage surrounded by our 9-acres of Box-Ironbark Forest. Wildlife abounds - kangaroos, wallabies, our occasional koala visitor, over 50 species of native birds, high conservation status bushland with dams, walks, and peaceful ambience. The cottage is fully separate from the main house. Fully renovated to contemporary standards, you enter the living area and see the most comfortable couch ever, 4-seater dining area, and sleek, very well appointed kitchen. A 4-plate gas cooktop, Nespresso machine, good sized fridge, and top quality cookware, flatware, and utensils make self-catering a pleasure. There's also a large BBQ, and your own 6-seater outdoor dining setting, and of course, the signature Gondwanaland pool. The bedroom is at the rear of the cottage and has it's own gorgeous view and dappled eastern light. Rest yourselves well in the queen bed, read by the French door looking out to the bush. The living room couch is easily dressed up to make 2 single beds. Great bathroom with powerful, hot shower, and useful toiletry supplies. Gondwanaland Cottage will give you an 'aaaahh' feeling as you open the front door. A good choice.
The cottage is all yours It is adjacent to one of the first main homes built in the Chewton Bushlands, and shares the gorgeous pool, BBQ, and outdoor living areas with the main house residents, Scott and Laura. It is screened from the main house for privacy. Ample parking, then 7 steps up to the cottage entrance. The cottage is fully lockable. Laundry can be done in the main house machine. We can also pop an oven meal into our oven in the main house if you feel like some oven cooking
Scott and Laura are available to assist you with local recommendations for activities and dining, guided bush walks, and specific food requests. We can stock your fridge in advance on request. We'll be low key and fully respect your privacy.
The Chewton Bushlands is a special, much loved residential estate surrounded by natural ecosystem, with properties encompassing 5-10 acres, giving extra privacy. Located only 15 minutes from Castlemaine, 1 hour 30 minutes from the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne on the double-lane Calder Freeway, and 5 minutes from historic Chewton Village, our homestead has exceptional natural features, modern amenities, and proximity to the popular and diverse Mount Alexander Shire's many attractions and events. Plenty of flyers, maps, tourist booklets, etc. are on hand in the cottage. Coming up soon - The Castlemaine State Festival 17th to 26th March 2017.
Your cottage is easily accessible from the Calder Freeway, the Midland Highway, and Castlemaine V-line station - we can collect you from the station and run you in and out of town if you wish to visit without a car. Ample free parking at Gondwanaland Cottage.
Breakfast supplies including fresh fruit, bread, milk, cereals, and fresh juice will be available. We will happily stock your fridge in advance from a list supplied by yourselves your cost. Enjoy your decanter of port with nibbles chips, nuts, choccies on arrival whilst you take in the comfort and style of the cottage with its seriously lovely views. Thoughtful extras like insect repellent, and 'forgot my razor or toothbrush' supplies are at your disposal. Read the book 'A Dream Realised' in the cottage - it's about this bushland's history, and our property features alongside those of other residents.