Photographers, writers, artists, families and seekers of rest and relaxation need look no further!
With reverse cycle heating/aircon, this 5* contemporary accommodation, set in 100 acres of spectacular, picturesque countryside, is a rural paradise.
WILD DUCK RETREAT is available for bookings from 2 nights and upwards, so rates are negotiable for longer bookings.
WILD DUCK RETREAT has 2 x double bedrooms (with Eco linen and designer furnishings), a wonderful marble-tiled bathroom with under floor heating, a separate loo with sink, and a fantastic sitting room/dining room with limed-oak floors, and floor to ceiling windows with views out over the stunning Central Victorian countryside.
There are 3 large sofas in the sitting room, one folds out to make a comfy double bed - the accommodation therefore sleeps 6 with ease and is very much child and pet friendly.
WILD DUCK RETREAT is furnished to the highest of standards. There is a stunning artisan-made rock dining-table carved from the land the house sits upon, in the BBQ area, seating for up to 6 in this fabulous rustic setting - be charmed and leave relax and refreshed.
Smoking is fine, but outside THE RETREAT, not inside please.
What to do at the WILD DUCK RETREAT
WILD DUCK RETREAT is a wonderful weekend "get-away", or a fabulous base from which to take a longer holiday and explore the Goldfields of Castlemaine and Maldon, the Farmer's markets of Lancefield, Heathcote and Kyneton, the local vineyards, cafes and providores of Heathcote and the galleries of nearby Bendigo.
For the sporty, Heathcote has yoga classes, public tennis courts, a swimming pool and golf course. Or enjoy the water sports on nearby Lake Eppalock, only 20mins away.
Guests will have access to over 100 acres of stunning countryside to walk, roam, photograph, picnic, read books in, or just chill out in.
Whether you need some good old fashioned R & R, some fresh air to walk in, or have the time to stay with us to explore, there is culture, fine wine, fabulous local food, and Mother Nature, to nurture your souls, here at THE RETREAT.
Come and share our bit of paradise in the countryside and be re-invigorated. Share your breakfast with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, cockatoos, rosellas, eagles and if you're very lucky you may see our terribly shy koala and wombat!
Laundry and Cooking at THE RETREAT, and access to THE RETREAT
All linen and towels are provided.
The laundry and kitchen are in the Main House but we can offer a cleaning service and may be able to clear your dirty dishes and wash them after each meal time.
Or we suggest you enjoy the Continental breakfast-making facilities and eat lunch and/or supper in the wonderful local cafes, restaurants and vineyards.
We provide a microwave/oven, small fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery and glassware, as well as outside BBQ.
WILD DUCK RETREAT is only 1:30 from Melbourne CBD or Melbourne Airport, 40 minutes from Bendigo and Kyneton, and 15 minutes from Heathcote.
There is parking outside THE RETREAT for 2 cars.
We can arrange a hire car for you from Melbourne Airport, or book you a local taxi to bring you out to THE RETREAT.