A peaceful retreat, set on 5 acres of land adjoining Kinglake National Park. Our 4 bedroom mudbrick holiday house is located in a secluded valley just 1 km off the Melba Hwy, the Castella Country Retreat (CCR) is an easily accessible yet secluded getaway, just a little over an hours drive from Melbournes CBD. If wine tasting or site seeing is your thing, CCR is a great place to base your stay in the Yarra Valley.

Wake to the laugh of the Kookaburras and enjoy an array of birdlife which fill the stringybark gums throughout the day. Keep an eye out for wild ducks, echidnas, wombats and kangaroos who frequent our dams and paddocks. CCR is a fabulous way to enjoy the Yarra Valley and the great Australian Bush.

Local attractions include numerous wineries (some with great restaurants), great scenery, walking trails, waterfalls, cafes, quaint local towns, Healesville Sanctuary, Tarrawarra Art Gallery, the Yarra Glen & Healesville Race Tracks and the RACV Country Golf Club.

With 4 bedrooms and two living areas CCR is great for a girls weekend away, families and groups of friends.

Families with young children will need to take care, there are two dams located on the property.

Sorry, pets are not permitted.

Smoking is NOT permitted inside.

The Accommodation & Household Features

Our 4 bedroom mud brick holiday house is full of character and charm and comfortably furnished for couples, families and groups of up to 8. Two bedrooms offer queen sized beds, with the 3rd and 4th bedrooms offering 2 single beds each. The laundry houses a 2nd shower and toilet to cater for the larger groups.

Bed linen is provided, however you do NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining table for 8 makes self catering simple. Spacious living areas provide plenty of inside space for the larger groups (or the kids on a rainy afternoon).

Household Features:

- Fully equipped kitchen (with the basic cooking essentials eg salt, pepper, oil);
- Open fire and a stack of fire wood & kindling;
- A cupboard full of board games;
- TV, DVD & CD player;
- Washing machine, iron & ironing board;
- Bed linen (please note that towels are NOT provided);
- BBQ and outdoor setting

Local Attractions:

National Parks
Toolangi State Forest
Yerring Station (with farmers market)
Tarra Warra Art Museum & Winery
Brunos Garden Art & Sculpture in Marysville
Healesville Sanctuary
RACV Country Golf Club
Antique shops of Yarra Glen
Yara Glen & Healesville Races
St Andrews weekly Saturday market
Winery markets
Horse Riding


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property Beautiful property in a great location, place was clean and well stocked with necessities. Beds were great and 2 bathrooms fantastic for girls weekend away.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous property We had 2 families, both with small children. Plenty of room and lots of space outside to run around and relax. Had a lovely weekend.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic house for families! Lovely countryside getaway. Had an awesome weekend - 2 families with 4 kids ranging 9-12. Spacious house and the huge grounds with alpacas were great for the kids. Spotlessly clean with everything you need. Perfect location to stay to explore the Yarra Valley and Kinglake National Park. We wanted to stay longer!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable family stay We thoroughly enjoyed out time in Castella. For our family of seven, it was great to share a couple of days together in this place. Beds comfortable and the wood heater kept us warm. A great base to explore the area - especially the Yarra Valley region. Thanks.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful Getaway Thank you Niki for a very pleasant stay. Your property ticked all our boxes. The alpacas were cool. Great to see kangaroo and all the birds. Very beautiful surrounds and a peaceful location. We hope to return.
Date published: 2015-01-28
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair accessible, Washing machine, Parking

Wheelchair accessible, Non-Smoking
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Washing machine
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating
Outdoor Setting, Boardgames


Last minute deal!

Stay before 02 Aug 2016 for 10% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $255
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $250 $500 $1280 2 $0 $0
* $280 $560 $1470 2 $0 $0
* $250 $500 $1280 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Security deposit $300 p/s
Cleaning $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.