*The Millbend House boasts 40 squares over 2 levels and sleeps a maximum of 9 or a couple can just enjoy the spacious lower floor. Tasteful artwork furnishing and design throughout makes for a feeling of a restful cocooned holiday . A welcome pack including champagne and light first breakfast, tea and coffee, first few rounds of firewood is provided to get you started on your holiday.
We are pet friendly, child friendly and cyclist friendly catering for small to larger groups of all types. Please be aware that there is no fencing to the river or the Great Alpine road so young children and pets need to be carefully supervised at the borders of the property.
The property is perfectly positioned with direct access from the rear to the rail trail and riverside crown land walking paths and to the Great Alpine road at front with national park directly opposite.
Bright Township is 4 kms away, 6 mins by car or cycle in on the bike path 15 mins.
The main bedroom has parquetry flooring is fitted with a king size bed, duck down topper and luxury high thread count linens and opens onto the deck. This bedroom also features a large picture window with outlook onto private acreage extending to the river. The walk in dressing room and ensuite are spacious with high ceilings travertine stonework an oversize rain shower, separate spa bath, and a 4 person infrared sauna.
The kitchen living and dining flooring is oversize rusted metallic porcelain tiles.
The Gourmet kitchen features black granite bench and countertops and is equipped to cook a storm for a dozen or more or simply make the most of ready to eat local produce.
The exquisite Brazilian Mahogany dining table seats 10 and over looks the deck through floor to ceiling concertina glass doors which can be folded back in warm weather or eat and relax alfresco on the casual furniture on the deck with local birdlife as visitors.
In cold weather follow the instructions to set the combustion log fire and warm up with a glass of wine in front of the the blue stone clad firebox while it heats the hydronic panels on ground floor. The lounge also has a reverse cycle heater and aircon unit a comfortable leather suite to fall asleep on with a 60 inch smart LED TV with DVD player.
The sizeable second bathroom is located downstairs with an oversize rain shower and finished in granite throughout.
Upstairs the floors are fresh polished wormy chestnut boards with rugs and retro styling. The Vaulted A frame roof overlies a large airy upstairs main bedroom that sleeps 3. A split king size European electric bed with fine linen and a single bed for a child or 3rd. person.
A second Queen size bed for a couple is situated in an alcove off the upstairs rumpus room, which also contains two further single beds.
This upstairs rumpus room is great for a teenage or kids retreat with its own Bluetooth sound system, lounge suite, baby foot soccer game. Or with 2 families used as a second lounge it has space to read and relax with views through a large A frame window overlooking the tree tops.
The Millbend House has a multitude of local attractions and activities to suit all interests and is a private welcoming retreat to return to for pampering.
An abundance of wineries and gourmet food purveyors are in and around Bright Porepunkah and Myrtleford in the Ovens Valley itself. Milawa, Beechworth, Hotham and Falls Creek are all around 40 mins scenic drive from here.
There is a local deer farm, berry farm. Trout farm, butter and cheese factory.
The Bright Brewery has live music pizza ovens and alfresco dining, only part of a wide range of local pubs, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens.
Activities are all year round
Mountain biking, cycling , walking , hiking , Alpine and cross country skiing,dirt bike riding , motorcycling , swimming ,picnicking , wine tasting , dining , music venues , shopping , art galleries . Too many to list.
Millbend House is your perfect base in the Alpine Region.
What our last tenants said ,
Just a quick email to let you know that everything went well during our
stay at Millbend.
It is a beautiful home and had everything we needed. Thank you for a
wonderful stay and we will definitely recommended it to our family and