Spacious one bedroom cottage, sleeps 3 with extra bed. Woodfire, spa, privacy.
Stewart & Tessa Lockhart
About Stewart & Tessa Lockhart
Tessa and I met grape picking in Mildura. Tessa had spent a year in China in 1980 after graduating in Chinese from Durham university in England. She was still traveling when we met in 1985. Originally from Scotland I grew up in Wollongong and was about to backpack around Canada. Having just met we set off together and spent several months in Alaska and continued travelling the world for the next three years. On our return we lived in Melbourne for five years, which we loved but always felt a pull to the countryside. We have lived in the beautiful Yarra Valley for 20 years, the best of both worlds, with Melbourne and all it has to offer at our doorstep and everyday surrounded by the beauty of nature
Stewart & Tessa Lockhart purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Stewart & Tessa Lockhart chose Badger Creek
Tessa and I have built two cottages on 10 acres surrounded by natural forest with views to Melbourne and the bay. It is so peaceful. Wallabies and wombats live in and around the garden and the songs of Lyrebirds fill the air, particularly in the winter. We are still in love with the property 20 years later and are often reminded by our guests just how beautiful nature is.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lyrebird Cottages is a 10 acre property with two cottages. The cottages are architect designed and built to the same design and standard. Each cottage has a great view and is set in lovely gardens and surrounded by natural forest. They are both very peaceful and private. The cottages are filled with natural light and deigned with interior mudbrick walls and beautiful old Australian hardwood timber. They have wood fires and electric heating, a double spa and shower and a full kitchen with plenty of space. Music, books, drawing materials as well as DVD's and television are some of the things to enjoy when you aren't on the large outdoor deck bird watching or walking through the Lyrebird track through the 7 acres of forest on our property. Massage is available in the cottage or just 5 minutes away is a day spa set in a delightful rainforest setting. The nearest vineyard is 10 minutes from us and the Healesville sanctuary and Healesville shops are 15 minutes away. We can provide meals for dinner in your cottage so you can enjoy a sunset on the deck and a bottle of wine without going anywhere. The valley has many good walks. There is a 2 hour circuit starting at the cottages. It meanders through the forest before returning along the scenic and quiet Nyora road. Lyrebird Cottages is a paradise for birdwatching and for chilling out in nature.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Visitors are only allowed by permission. One car space is provided for off-street parking. Enquire when booking if you need an extra car space.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Could not fault the stay. Clean, Great location, friendly owners, everything you need! Makes for the perfect getaway!
So glad you enjoyed your stay - thanks for the lovely review!
great spot to relax , well be back
Glad you enjoyed the beauty and peace of the forest and gardens here at Lyrebird Cottages. Hope to see you again when you are next staying in the Yarra Valley.
Great place to unwind
A pleasant experience. So secluded and quiet to forget about busyness of life for a while. Would definitely go back!
So glad you found it relaxing - even the scientists are telling us now that nature is good for us!
Photos don't do it justice
Our experience was lovely, the power was out and the owner arranged a generator so we still had power. Check in was smooth and Tessa was lovely and accommodating. We saw the eponymous Lyrebird and Healesville and Warburton are very pretty. I would love to come back when the snow falls.
Great stay for a weekend away
Great place to stay. Very secluded and off the beaten track. We were able to enjoy the peace and quiet without the hustle and bustle of the city. Owners provided great assistance during our stay.
We are only 1 hour and 10 minutes from Hoddle street in Melbourne but surrounded by native forests and animals with only the sounds of birds. Melbourne can be seen in the distance and the nearest vineyard cellar door is only 10 minutes away.
Really glad you enjoyed your break from city life and hope to see you back when you next stay in the Yarra Valley.
The place was so clean and cozy. I and my partner enjoyed so much. Love to go again.
Lyrebird Cottages is on 10 acres of beautiful mountain forest with views across the valley to Melbourne.
Healesville is 15 minutes from us, the nearest cellar door is 10 minutes away. A day spa in a a beautiful rainforest setting is 5 minutes away.
There are over 100 cellar doors in the valley many with restaurants.
Healesville Sanctuary is Victoria's major native wild life sanctuary 10 minutes from Lyrebird Cottages.
Healesville is in a beautiful natural setting only an hour from Melbourne . Surrounded by native forests and only an hour to the nearest cross country ski resort of Lake Mountain.
There are wombats and wallabies and many species of native birds in and around the gardens of Lyrebird cottages.
Massage can be arranged in the cottage and wine tours from the cottage can also be arranged.
There is a forest walk through 7 acres of native forest on the property and several walking options nearby including a 2 hour return circuit from the cottage through the forest.
Meals can also be provided in the cottage.
Enjoy a sunset on the large private deck with the sounds of birdsong and a view across the forest toward Melbourne in the distance.