Gold rush era sandstone cottage, in the middle of Fryers Ranges State forest. Feels as remote as it gets in Central Victoria, twenty but minute drive from Castlemaine. Lots of wildlife around. Interior is antique and period style furniture. Warm in winter with combustion stove, well insulated and quite cool in summer.
I will need to meet you in Castlemaine and guide you there.
New gas fridge 100 litre caravan size plus small gas cooker/oven in kitchen. Camping size gas hot water service in bathroom. Solar lights, can power laptop and charge phone.
Think of the place as between a bush hut and a cottage, with camping level off-grid technology.
Dedicated meditation hut - you can sleep there if you provide your own camping mattress/bedding.
Double sofa bed takes up most living space, so needs to be folded up daily.
Composting toilet, good quality.
Track in is very rough for about 1 km - you don't need a 4WD but do need to see it as part of the experience. Your car will be OK if you take it slowly.
Pretty much unlimited box-stringybark bush. Plenty of tracks for walking or mountain biking. Easy access to restaurants, cafes and cultural attractions in Castlemaine. It is on the Daylesford side - a bit over half an hour.
Lovely view of large dam from kitchen window.
I will stay in a caravan on a small cleared area a few hundred metres away some nights. Caravan is barely visible from the cottage. I'll be there if guests like the first night to help them settle in and answer any Qs. In hot weather I'll pump from a dam to irrigate some olive and fruit trees on the flat for an hour or so.