The open plan space offering 13ft high ceilings and sleeping up to 4 adults, 2 queen sized beds offers a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, 2 x toilets, and open plan living with natural light and art filled lounge area. - Please note additional bed can be provided for added cost and prior agreement.
Situated in the hub of picturesque Casterton, the cottage is perfect for couples, or a group of friends looking to spend a weekend away. Casterton the home of the Kelpie dog, and yearly Kelpie festival in June is on the Victorian and South Australian boundary, and is just a short drive away from the Coonawarra region in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia. Take advantage of the close proximity to visit the 130 historic wineries and cellar doors of which there are 24, such as at renowned Wynn Estate, Penfold and Yalumba for example.
Casterton also offers excellent fishing in the local Glenelg river, such as in frequently stocked Ess Lagoon, and short distances to local waterfalls Nigretta & Wannan Falls and is also a hour and half drive from the Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road. If you feel like a day trip, the beautiful Limestone coastal beach of Robe is a one hour and 50 minute drive away, also featuring an amazing brewery . Casterton is also a 40 minute drive to the extinct volcanic town of Mt Gambier, where you can visit the deep Blue Lake and the Umpherston sinkhole cave garden.
Situated on the main street in town, this cottage boasts a view over the rolling countryside. The Victorian and Art deco property is heritage listed and sits on 1 acre, providing the perfect setting for a remarkable country experience, right in the centre of town, next to cafes, and walking distance to other local drinking and shopping establishments. Treat yourself and book a stay, the encounter will no doubt linger long after you return home.
Interaction with guests
Entry is via keysafe. We are readily contactable via mobile and email before and during your stay. We email all guests directions and other helpful information before they arrive. We also leave information about local events, markets and FAQs at the house. It's a recently-renovated property, and very straight-forward, but should an issue arise, we have friends and family locally who can assist.The house is in very close proximity to services. A list of emergency contacts is included at the property. Most of all, we want you to enjoy, so please provide honest feedback
Casterton is an amazing community with a rich history. Our cottage is situated at the top end of town, and central to all local events and eateries. At one end is the local supermarket and cafe's with good coffee, breakfast and lunch offerings, basic supplies, and art gallery. The neighbouring area boasts a local pool Summer, swimming in a picturesque open aired pool, and 2 x pubs/restaurants – all accessible via foot. The area also has a strong artist community. Highlights include the Artists of the Valley, and other local artists hubs in surrounding areas such as Penola and Robe SA.
Casterton is a scenic, yet easy four hour drive from Melbourne, via Ballarat, through historic and café filled Beaufort, the grampians and well known Dunkeld and Hamilton.
Other things to note
The house offers:- Quality mattresses, bed linens, towels, crockery, utensils and appliances- Cosy gas and electic heating, electric blankets provided - Washing machine, tea and coffee and a bottle of wine upon arrival all provided.
Please note: breakfast can be arranged at additional but discounted cost at Spill the Beans café next door who happen to make an amazing omlette Plasma TV, stereo & dvd player and games all provided.
Standard Terms and Conditions of Lucy's Artist Cottage.
Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.
Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
We will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the we reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.
To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.
Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, excessive garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.
Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay.
In order to maintain a clean and comfortable environment we are a 'shoes off inside' property.
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 2PM
Additionally please be careful when drinking red wine , but as mistakes can happen please use the spray carpet cleaner provided as soon as spillage occurs to mitigate against permanent stain as best as possible. Thanks