With Winter gone and Spring flowers burgeoning, what could be better than spending a night or two at Cloudhill to revive the spirit and resuscitate the soul - oh I know, 3 nights :
Cloudhill is a beautiful 100 year old cottage that we have lovingly re-furbished to honour her history, while providing today's comforts.
Sitting proudly on the hillside amidst mature trees and palms, Cloudhill offers magical misty views of the Warburton Ranges from both the north and east decks, overlooking some of Warbie's historic buildings and only minutes walk to the Yarra River, Rail Trail, restaurants, cafes, local pub, shops, Arts Centre and the Tourist Information Centre at the iconic Waterwheel, where you'll find the new retail outlet of Sassy Soap. [beautiful handmade olive oil soap : ]
The fully equipped kitchen/dining area provides the opportunity to eat in by the cosy wood heater in Winter or in air conditioned comfort in Summer and then relax in the spa. For the more brave hearted, why not bathe under the stars in the original claw foot bath on the south deck? [Please note that the outdoor bath is fully plumbed to provide hot and cold water but is in original condition and sits under an ancient oak tree that drops leaves and acorns in Autumn/Winter. This can lead to staining and may be a bit "rustic" for some, although we do provide a rubber mat to place on the bottom of the bath.]
The lounge is air-conditioned and also offers ceiling fan, leather chaise suite, stereo with i pod dock, 46" LED TV and leads out onto the east deck, with its beautiful views, outdoor setting and electric BBQ.
Both bedrooms have mountain views, no clock radios, r/c air-conditioning, ceiling fans, queen size beds with quality pillow- top mattresses, electric blankets, 1000 thread count bed linen and comfy doonas and snuggle rugs.
As well as the spa, the bathroom has a separate shower, fluffy white towels and also a front loading washing machine. Locally made olive oil soap that is palm oil free, is provided.
In the kitchen you'll find a gas cook top, full size electric oven and fridge, microwave, slow cooker, rice cooker, dishwasher, baking dishes, utensils and quality cutlery and crockery.
The pantry is stocked with olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, plunger coffee and an assortment of tea and our basic "welcome pack" includes milk, local jam and locally baked bread; free range bacon and eggs can be arranged for you to cook.
The driveway is quite steep but is concreted from the street to a flat area at the top, where there is room to turn :-]
Cloudhill is a very special place - magical, charming, romantic, nurturing and enchanting - and is an ideal escape from the everyday.