We now have a second listing for a new accommodation option. Please check both This listing doesn't allow pets, but our other one has a fenced off yard.
Our lakeside cottage is fully self-contained and sleeps up to four comfortably. A fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher and view across our lakes, ensures that cooking a meal of an evening is a pleasant experience. There is a Weber BBQ on the front veranda with many memorable nights being hosted there over the past 18 years.
The two bedrooms are private with a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two singles in the second bedroom. There is a shared bathroom placed between the two bedrooms.
The cottage was constructed from mud brick and ensures that the building remains cool in summer and warm in winter, making it an ideal place to stay at any time of the year. There is also a powerful split system to ensure that you remain comfortable regardless of the weather.
Those staying in the cottage have access to our private catch and release lake fishery for the duration of their stay. That is from 12 noon on the day of arrival until 12 noon on the day of departure.
Check-in is from 12.30pm on the day of your arrival and departure is strictly 10.30am the morning of departure. Bag storage can be arranged at any time.
For those who do not want to cook, meals are available at both the Rubicon Hotel and at the Four Ways Diner that is open late every night. Both are located 150 metres away <2 min walk. There are also many options within a short drive including the Grant Street Grocer and Alexandra Hotel only a short ten minute drive away in the town of Alexandra. Ask if you need a recommendation.
The Goulburn River and its excellent trout fishing runs through the back of our property; a mere 100m from the cottage. The Rubicon River is a two minute drive away. Lake Eildon is 14kms away also. Thornton is the epicentre for trout fishing in the Goulburn Valley.
Our property is mostly fly fishing only but we do have a lake that only contains redfin that we allow guests to fish with single hooked lures. Those wishing to learn to fly fish can book a professional instructor any day of the year. For those seeking to refine their previously acquired fly fishing skills, there are guided drift boat trips available.
Fly fishing gear can be rented if you don't have your own. Be sure to ask.
Our lakes are stocked with both brown and rainbow trout, Golden Perch Yellowbelly and we also have a very healthy population of larger redfin. We also have a ton of yabbies should you wish to take the kids 'yabbie hunting'.
Our property is home to many species of birds including the sometimes elusive Azure Kingfisher. These shy birds can be observed from the deck of the cottage and many bird photographers stay with us to capture them in flight as they that hunt our lake edges.
There are good running trails nearby as well as mountain biking and canoeing/kayaking on the Goulburn River. We are also near to the water skiing and fishing at Eildon Lake.
We also offer Goulburn River Pleasure boating trips where you can spot platypus and see 10-15kms of river while an experienced guide rows you down the river and points out local features.
Distances to other towns:
Eildon 10 mins
Mansfield 55 mins
Marysville 30 mins
Alexandra 10 mins
Healseville 60 mins
Melbourne CBD 120 mins
Melbourne Airport 120 mins
Yarra Valley Wineries 65mins
Distances to other nearby attractions:
Eildon Lake 10mins
Marysville Falls 30 mins
Snobs Creek Falls 10 mins
Healseville Sanctuary 60 mins
Great Victorian Rail Trail 10mins
Rubicon Valley Horse Riding 2 mins
Buxton Mountain Bike Track 20 mins
Children are very welcome in our cottage but parents are advised that we have several lakes and a private man made stream onsite. As such it is the responsibility of guests to ensure that their children are safe at all times.
Our property is a great place to escape the stresses of modern city living with 16 acres of waterways onsite and an abundance of outdoor activities nearby. Less than two hours from Melbourne.
Smoking is not allowed in any of our buildings.