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The House at Smoko - magnificent luxury retreat

House, Bright

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3 bathrooms



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The House at Smoko has is the benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Bright and High Country region with a remarkable fusion of architecture, craftsmanship, stunning vistas and chic, organic interior design.

Created over 12 years its workmanship truly unique and the result breathtaking.

Originally a family home, The House at Smoko was transformed into a magnificent accommodation offering to allow guests the world over to experience it's beauty and magic.

Crafted from local stone, recycled timbers and corrugated iron - this masterpiece in architecture is nestled among a grove of towering Dutch elm and English oak trees with the dramatic Mt Feathertop as it's backdrop. Black Angus cattle graze on16 acres of lush paddocks which lead to 12 acres of native bush with the Ovens River flowing gently along the property boundary.

Just 10 minutes out of Bright and 45 minutes up to Mt Hotham, The House at Smoko is the ultimate North East Victoria and High Country accommodation destination for couples, groups of friends, families, cyclists, skiers, fly fishing enthusiasts, bush walkers, food & wine lovers - or anyone looking to relax in spectacular style.

Among its impeccable features are three bedrooms, three bathrooms; a beautiful lounge room with sofas by Jardan, huge open fireplace and home theatre system; open plan dining with views of Mt Feathertop from a huge picture book window with daybed; large, fully equipped modern kitchen; multiple reading nooks and daybeds to curl up and relax; outdoor deck with huge open fireplace and views of the Snowy Mountains.

For a far better feel for it's beauty, more photos and to make bookings please check our website - it's the three w's thehouseatsmoko then .com and .au


Check out a tiny sample of The House at Smoko guest anecdotes...

"It is a very special place and to be honest, we felt a bit honoured to be there. We were working hard to come up with some improvement ideas, and all we could come up with was to sit the house on a rotating disc. This would mean we could admire the different views and perspectives on different days". Cam.

"We had two nights at the house with kids and it was perfect.  The exterior and interior design is spectacular and warm at the same time.  The place is so impressive it made me drive to Bright and buy better wine and cheese. We plan on using it as a base for ski trips and gluttony missions.  It's the kind of retreat you want to buy, but you'd spend a lifetime getting every detail up to the standard of this place". Daniel."

"This is a beautiful place, perfect for families or groups of friends. It surpassed even our high expectations. We arrived to a warm house, with a fire set. The quality of the building, linen, finishes is outstanding. Thoughtful touches like a bottle of good quality maple syrup amongst the pantry items is typical of the attention to detail. Our children explored the bush for hours and played while we relaxed in sunny nooks and day beds or in front of the large fire. Every window has a beautiful view. The view of the snow capped mountains from the enormous dining room window is a knockout. Thank you so much for a memorable weekend. We'll be back". Sam."

"A beautiful house with immaculate presentation and surrounds and exquisite small touches. A great base for snowfields, fishing and exploring Bright and surrounds. Hightly recommended". Susan."


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Garage Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Long-term renters welcome Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
The House at Smoko - magnificent luxury retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful country experience One of the most beautiful, peaceful and comfortable properties we have ever stayed in. The home is immaculately presented and spotless. The owners have ensured everything is here to ensure our stay is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful property! We had a lovely stay at Smoko and enjoyed it so much we almost forgot we had to leave! Comfortable, warm and homely, we enjoyed the open fire on the cold nights and everything that Bright, Harrietville and the surrounds offered during the day. Ginger Baker in Bright and the Snowline Hotel in Harrietville for Sunday lunch roast is highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb experience We visited with four school- aged children for the weekend. Everything was perfect: the light, the architecture, furniture, the fire, the surrounds, the views. The kids explored and played outside for hours. The beds are superbly comfortable. We want to return for a weekend with friends and have a slap up dinner party and spend the Sunday, walking in the bush and sitting reading books and chatting in nooks and pools of sunlight inside and out. There are no corners cut here. Everything is high quality and Richard was very helpful with all arrangements and any queries.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Total Relaxation My husband and I spent a lovely 3 days with friends from Melbourne and our Lab Milo, at the beautiful "House at Smoko". No worries about being cold as the house is well equipped, with under floor heating in various areas (which we didn't need to use), panel heating in most rooms that worked extremely well and even got a bit hot through the night. Fabulous open fire that added to the ambiance, and an outdoor fire place that we spent hours every evening in front of, enjoying the serenity and each others company. Every convenience is supplied throughout the entire house, we wanted for nothing. The house is very nicely decorated, with comfortable and relaxing pieces that have been thoughtfully selected with the guest in mind. The kitchen was a great place use and I specially loved the dining table and chairs. Milo had a wonderful stay waking us every morning with him running through piles of autumn leaves outside the bedroom window. We all left with thoughts of coming back for another stay and making it longer. Thankyou Richard and Amanda.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A photographers Dream What an absolutely fabulous time we had in your spectacular home!We took 294 photos of the magnificent trees in your garden, the views from every window and of your breathtaking home "The House at Smoko" We loved every single thing about this home that much that I have just ordered the towels, body products and my husband and I are seriously thinking of getting The Jarden Nook bed-we loved it! You and Amanda have such impeccable taste. Thank you for creating such a work of art for so many to enjoy.
Date published: 2014-08-26
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