Set on one acre on the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River, the cabin is ideal for a romantic escape or family getaway. You can choose to do a multitude of activities in the area or just relax by the river in summer or by the open fire in winter.
The open plan living and dining area has cathedral ceilings, an open fire-place made from locally sourced slate, a huge comfy couch and large dining table. Relics from the gold-mining days adorn the walls.
I have recently purchased this property and wish to provide guests with a 'technology detox' so there is currently no TV and no internet. There is also no mobile reception. Here are some recent guest's comments to me about this.
"The seclusion, no internet or tv was a fantastic way to destress, sitting around the fire or chatting on the deck was so relaxing we'll definitely visit again."
Music can be played on the Bose sound system using a device pre-loaded with music such as an iPod or iPhone. There is a large trunk full of games and jigsaw puzzles suitable for adults.
Floor to ceiling windows offer a lovely view across the lawn to the river and a glass door opens onto an expansive deck complete with comfy couch. The perfect spot to curl up and enjoy a morning cuppa or an afternoon drink and just enjoy the view.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need and has a walk in pantry. A selection of teas, Vittoria coffee for the plunger or dripolater, sugar and pantry essentials such as olive oil, vinegars, sauces, salt and pepper, herbs and spices are provided. There are two large fridges, one with a small freezer. For a novelty you could cook on the open fire using the cast iron cook-ware provided. For those less adventurous there is an electric oven and stove-top as well as a microwave.
There is a laundry (no washing machine), separate toilet and spacious bathroom with shower over the bath.
There are two bedrooms one with a queen bed, the second with a double bed and a set of bunks. Woollen quilts, a range of hypo-allergenic pillows, luxurious 1000 thread count sheets, quilt covers and towels are provided.
The 70's touches are a nod to the era in which the cabin was built.
There are outdoor chairs, sun loungers, a hammock and an outdoor dining table. Choose to cook on a gas or wood-fired BBQ, or slow cook something in the Weber Kettle, BYO charcoal. (Access to the Weber must be pre-arranged)
The cabin is set on the banks of the Goulburn River surrounded by bushland, a 10 minute drive from Jamieson and 55 minutes from the base of Mt Buller. The historic Kevington Hotel a 5 minute walk up the road offers pub meals, pool tables and at times, has live entertainment on the purpose built stage beside the river. Jameson is a 10 minute drive where you will find a well stocked general store, cafe, pub, tennis court for hire, laundry facilities, a local history museum and a berry farm.
Apart from fishing for trout (you must have a licence) and swimming at your back door, the local area offers horse riding, snow sports at Mt Buller as well as cross country skiing, fishing and water sports on nearby lake Eildon. You could visit one of the many local wineries and the farmers market in Mansfield.
Pack sturdy walking shoes for bushwalking, there are walks of all levels, either along the bitumen road or along the numerous 4wd tracks into the bush. Visit the ruins of the old Kevington township, ask at the pub for directions, or the old gold mines that are dotted over the countryside. Do not walk off the track as the area is riddled with old gold mines.
Fishing rods with lures are provided (no bait required but you must have a license to fish). There is a lilo & a big tire tube for lazing around on the swimming hole or for floating down the river (arrange a pick up further down the road).
There are several lovely swimming holes on the property but note that the river rocks can be slippery so it's advisable to wear old trainers or appropriate footwear. Children must be supervised at all times.
Depending on the season you can pick blackberries, plums, apples, oranges, lemons, bay leaves, wild mint and rosemary on the property.
It's best to travel by car to make the most of the local area. The flat winding roads are popular with motor-bike riders and cyclists. There are buses to Mansfield from Melbourne with limited transport beyond there.