Botanica Editions is the Yarra Valley's top retreat destination for discerning couples or small families looking for luxury in a private and premium self-catering, botanical retreat. A romantic haven.
~ The Lovingly Restored Houses ~
The Willow House and Habitat House have both been lovingly and luxuriously restored in the heart of the Yarra Valley. One hour from Melbourne.
With an eclectic mix of contemporary design and repurposed furnishings, both houses have been thoughtfully pieced together with the result of unique, chic interiors. These homes offer nurturing spaces that welcome relaxation and rejuvenation.
Your country home away from home with stylish kitchen, artisan crafted bathroom products created by the Botanica Editions apothecary, inviting organic bed linen on a heavenly cloud bed, and seasonal kitchen garden to harvest during your stay has been created specifically to nurture your soul and restore the balance in life.
Relax on the expansive deck soaking up the professionally landscaped gardens or use The Willow House or Habitat House as perfect base to explore the Yarra Valley with its many award-winning wineries, restaurants, galleries and fresh produce and spectacular natural landscape.
LIVE - Enjoy the open plan living area with outdoor decking hugged by professionally landscaped garden. TV, Bose sound system, mp3 player loaded with a selection of music, gas log fire and reverse cycle air conditioner
SLEEP - Each house hosts two bedrooms with queen-sized cloud beds, electric blankets, quality organic bed linen and towels all line dried with fresh mountain air and lovingly pressed for your tranquil sleep
COOK - Each house offers a fully equipped kitchen with modern cooking appliances, fridge, microwave, quality crockery and utensils, dishwasher, toaster and kettle. Dining is set for four.
GARDENS - Extensive, professionally landscaped gardens full of intrigue and invite discovery as they complement the surrounding mountain setting. Harvest from your private seasonal kitchen garden, prepared specifically for your stay.
~ The Professionally Landscaped Garden Elixir ~
Our families have lived in the Yarra Valley for 5 generations therefore local knowledge runs deep.
We are passionate about sharing the beauty and nurturing qualities of the Yarra Valley and hope this place at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range can become your home during a short stay at Botanica Editions - The Willow House or Habitat House.
Creating Botanica Editions has been the fusion of our two passions and professions in International Landscape Design and Plant Life, and the field of Natural Medicine and how that supports Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing. Botanica Editions is a sensory escape, a place where the garden a natural bridge to the wider landscape helps guests connect to a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. True nature.
It has been a labour of love breathing new life into the old buildings and gardens of Botanica Editions -The Willow House and Habitat House. We have carefully curated artwork collected from our travels around the world, selected premium soft furnishing, repaired and re-purposed old furniture from our family workshops and local wineries, and lovingly crafted these soothing and healing gardens for your discovery. Each component an essential part of creating the 'essence of Botanica Editions' we enjoy sharing with you.
~ The Surrounding Neighbourhood ~
Healesville is an idyllic town home to artisan producers and organic farmers markets, award-winning wineries and restaurants, craft brewers and gin distilleries. Nestled amid its forested mountains and gnarling vines, you will find Botanica Editions a gorgeous retreat with a gourmet twist.
The Yarra Valley offers plenty of things to fill your days working your way through local wineries, visiting Healesville sanctuary and local art galleries, walking tracks and bike paths - but it would be just as easy to never step a foot off the property.
The Willow House and Habitat House are walking distance to Healesville Sanctuary and 3 minute drive to Healesville Hotel, Harvest Cafe, Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander.
5 minutes drive to Badger Weir and Maroondah Reservoir for natural bushland walking and bike tracks. 12 minute drive to Meletos and Stones of the Yarra Valley or Coombe Estate, the former home of Dame Nellie Melba. 10minutes to boutique wineries of Yarra Yering, Maddens Rise and Levantine Hill.
7 minutes to Tarrawarra Estate and Museum of Art or RACV Country Club Golf and Day Spa.
~ Some Special Notes ~
Both Habitat House and The Willow House are offered separately as a private retreat for discerning couples and small families.
Please note that the number of guests should not exceed the maximum number of occupants stated on the booking confirmation each property allows a maximum 4 guests. Guests are considered to be infants, children and adults.
To help maintain the exclusive nature of these properties, booking both both houses is only considered on written application and
Special Requests can be made to for Wedding preparations and photography. Please note that this property has a strict 'No Party Policy'. If you are planning on booking the property for wedding preparations contact the property in advance using the details on the booking confirmation to discuss additional terms. Wedding preparations are not permitted at this property without prior written approval from the property managers. Any weddings parties or gatherings without prior approval may incur a $3 000 fee.
Please note this property is also strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found, an additional cleaning fee will apply.
Also please note that Pets cannot be accommodated at this property.