Nestled amongst mature gardens, centuries old red gums and picturesque farmland, Kilmuir Country Retreat is uniquely situated to offer unrivalled tranquility and privacy, for groups of 8-17 people, just five minutes from Mansfield.
The cottage has recently been extensively renovated and updated with modern conveniences, including an undercover alfresco dining area. Kilmuir Country Retreat provides a relaxing and unique holiday experience, in an historic setting from yesteryear.
A minimum two night stay applies. A three night minimum applies to long weekends and four nights at Easter.
There are eight bedrooms. All linen, towels, face washers, soaps and electric blankets are provided. All facilities and rooms have heaters for winter and fans in summer.
The 8 bedrooms are
1 X queen 1 X queen sized bed
2 X doubles 1 X double bed per room
4 X twin share 2 X single beds per room
1 X triple 1 X single bed and 1 X single bunk
The triple room adjoins the queen room with a lockable door between the two rooms. All bedrooms open onto the verandas. A double and a twin share bedroom can be accessed from the lounge as well as the verandas. There are four new toilets and four new showers. All shower bases are hip baths, ideal for bathing small children.
The lounge has a flat screen TV, couches, armchairs, coffee tables and a gas faux-fire. The adjoining kitchen/dining room is fully self contained, including a large, new gas stove, microwave, fridges, freezer, dishwasher and a walk in pantry. Crockery, cutlery, cookware, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper are provided. There is a drying room for skiers' use in winter.
The new, under cover, alfresco dining area easily seats 17 people. It features an overhead fan for warmer weather, gas heaters for cooler times, a six burner barbecue and stainless steel bench. Views across the lawns, gardens and farmland to Mt Battery provide a picturesque, tranquil and relaxing backdrop.
Mansfield township, The Great Victorian Rail Trail, Mansfield Golf Course, dress shops, restaurants and coffee shops are only five minutes away. It is a five minute drive to Samaria State Park. Lake Nillahcootie and Mansfield Zoo are ten minutes away, while it is 15 minutes to Lake Eildon. Horse riding is available nearby. Kilmuir Country Retreat is the ideal base for exploring the region's mountains, lakes, rivers, state and national parks, local wineries, the winter ski fields at Mt Buller and Mt Stirling and a great diversity of other local attractions.
Kilmuir Country Retreat has cycle friendly accreditation. Secure undercover storage for bicycles is available. The Epic Trail and downhill trails at Mt Buller are all easily accessible.
Kilmuir is an historic sheep and cattle property. Eighty acres was purchased at the first auction of Mansfield farmland on June 7, 1854, for one pound per acre. Over the following 130 years purchase of adjoining land saw the property grow to over 1,000 acres.
A considerable workforce was employed to work on the farm. Many of the men and some of their families lived at Kilmuir in workers' cottages. Kilmuir Country Retreat was originally the shearers' quarters.
For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be made to overseas bank accounts.