Shady Brook cottages has three individual self contained cottages and one spa apartment on the Ovens River, (please see below). They are situated on 12 acres, 8 acres is landscape garden in a very unique picturest setting, River on one side and state forest on the other three, only 500metres from the mountain village of Harrietville but your own secluded retreat.
From your cottage you have views over the landscaped garden and the mountain ranges of Mount Feather Top. The extensive garden offers you places to stroll and relax and there are great open places where families can play. Walking tracks up the mountain behind your facility offers another experience.
Shady Brook is unique, unlike many holiday venues you have space, seclusion and in a magnificent setting. In each season the landscaped garden offers you special delights, planted down in a primary exotic theme you can enjoy the magnificent Autumn colours that the north east of Victoria is famous for. In spring the colour of 1000's of bulbs bursting forth around Rhododenrons and Azaleas to name a few, flowering trees and native shrubs. Summer is also filled with colour, what better time to enjoy a glass from your deck of your cottage in the cool afternoon. Winter carries its own special time clear frosty mornings a time to set off for the snow less than 45 minutes away or a walk or a ride out on the many tracks and trails around Harrietville.
Whilst staying at shady brook you will be amazed by its bird life, over 50 species occupy the area and each morning parrotts and small finches come down to a bird feeder near your cottage for their morning supplement.
Following is a brief description of each facility that is located at Shady Brook
2 BEDROOM ALPINE COTTAGE; Sleeps 4 - 5 People. Superbly finished and very private with spa, queen size bed, full kitchen, DVD TV Video, fire place, laundry, air conditioning and electric heating. Verandas and outside living area with barbeque facilities and fire urn. Your own undercover parking. Enjoy the unique bush and landscaped surrounds of this 12 ac. property set on the ovens river and bordered by state forest.
Relax and Restore from the busy city lifestyle, breathing in the fresh country air and taking in the peaceful enviroment. Ideal for families or couples.
1 BEDROOM ALPINE COTTAGES (2 Available)
1 BEDROOM ALPINE COTTAGES; magnificently furnished. Electric heating, kitchen, deck and barbeque with your own outdoor setting. Queen sized bed, DVD TV video, shared laundry. Both cottages are only 30 metres from the river and are very secluded, private bush with tracks immediately at rear of the cottages. This is truly a unique destinaton. Undercover parking and a shared Laundry
2 BEDROOM SPA APARTMENT WITH A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EACH DAY
A MODERN 2 BEDROOM BED AND BREAKFAST ALPINE ACCOMODATION; Sleeps 4 with continental breakfast available. Indepentant Stair access with a large balcony. Superbly finished with spa, separate lounge and kitchenette, laundry, TV/video, airconditioner, CD player and barbeque facilities enable you to enjoy the unique 12.5ac bush and landscaped property set on the ovens river and bordered by Forest. your own under cover parking and access to a shared laundry
Things to do whilst staying in Harrietville
Harrietville is a historical villiage at the base of Mt Hotham and Mount Fearter Top The town has two hotels and cafes to meet most needs. Bright is only 20 minutesaway and Mt Hotham is 45 miutes. The town and Shady Brook is adeally situated for nature based tourism with the iconic walking tracks up through the Great Alpine National park to Mt Feathertop. The National park borders the Eastern side of harrietville and your walk can start from your cottage. Around the villiage there are numerous tracks and trails suitable for families for walking or mountain biking.
Harrietville is also a jumping off place four four wheel drives and bush bikes going into the state forest on our west, and a trout and salmon farm is also a favourite activity along with our loval lavender farm with its cafe on the Ovens.
Further down towards Bright there are numerous wineries and eateries only a short drive down the road