1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. The Goldfields
  4. Heathcote
  5. #153606


Farmstay, Heathcote

Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


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.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher Eco-Friendly Events allowed Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Toaster Towels provided Toys Washing machine
Wild Duck Retreat, HEATHCOTE REGION is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An incredible place Highly recommended, private and the space! Got to be there to know how it feels.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed customer experience The property is well designed and looks appealing. Please note that the 'Retreat' is the place you will pay to book and stay in ( the pictures ) and the 'Main House' is the owners family ( not pictured ) home which is occupied unless they are away for which you will get access to use it as the keys provided are for both properties. The goods ? TV / DVD Good quality bedding Pets allowed Owners are contactable as they are 50 -100 meters away from the retreat also have a mobile contact if they are away. Nice views from floor to wall windows Shower being unique all glass panels. Airconditioner Wifi internet The not so goods? Tiny bar fridge ( not possible to store more than 1 shopping bag of your groceries - closest supermarket IGA is 40 plus minutes away ) the suggestion from the owner is to bring ICE in and place it in the Esky provided (this is only not viable if you are staying more than a day unless you are prepared to drive out daily and do the kms to get the ice) or they give you another option which is to use the Main Houses (not a true relaxing/private getaway experience if you want the place to your self ) No area to wash your own dishes in the complex you are staying in ( despite there being a dishwasher rack under the toilets sink) unless you take your dishes to the Main House. A hazard in the that if you are carrying dishes from the Main House to the Retreat you may drop dishes and also potentially have to pay for them if they end up being damaged ( unless you bring your own ). Kitchen in the main house had vermin droppings, had to wipe and rewash everything we used. No area to cook inside the complex you are staying in, again needing go out and use a kitchen that is in the their family home unless you bring foods that are microwavable. Than you need to bring the food back into the Retreat. Air conditioner was intermittent otherwise when working was very comfortable. Free mobile wifi is capped at 15 GB, user is warned if usage allowance is exceeded it may be dedicated from the security bond. Unfortunately the user does not have a usage meter to ascertain data usage. You are none the wiser. Also, the wifi signal is also only available if you leave the Retreat you are staying in and walk out to the Main House and sit around to get the signal, inconvenient. TV/DVD not being made available in the Retreat.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Getaway A lovely experience, beautiful accommodatiion, 100 acres to explore, small dog and family friendly. Sara and Jerry are lovely hosts - we had a lovely extended weekend - we even brought rain !!!
Date published: 2015-07-14
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