Farmhouse on 50 acres in rural setting. Near Kyneton and Castlemaine.
- english, french
About Margaret Naish
Hi. I am the property manager and live in another house on the property. Formally a school principal I then had a tree change and moved here from Melbourne after my father died to manage his farm. As my parents no longer used the old farmhouse, we decided to renovate and offer a Bed and Breakfast for travellers and those who want to "get away from it all" for a few days on a working country farm.
Margaret Naish purchased this House in 1989
Why Margaret Naish chose Metcalfe
This property is a family property bought by my parents in 1989. They improved the property and added a lot of the infrastructure. My husband and I refurbished the old farmhouse, built our house and now manage the property with the BnB and the cattle.
What makes this House unique
Secluded and yet close to major centres such as Castlemaine and Kyneton and only 30 minutes from Bendigo. An easy 1 hour drive from Melbourne. Close to the Castlemaine - Maldon bike trail and local wineries at Coliban Valley and Sutton Grange. A beautiful rural setting surrounded by 500 year old gum trees and overlooking the lovely Metcalfe Valley.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Only outside-use receptacle on veranda
Must be on a leash when outside the house grounds
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Pets to be on leash outside the houseyard. Please remove dog dropping before you leave.
All gates to be left as you find them.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Wonderful relaxing stay!
We really loved staying at this property. It was so relaxing. The house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. The views from the porch were lovely. Margaret was responsive and friendly. We would definitely highly recommend and hope to come again!
Very Peaceful Night
A great place to chill out and unwind. Very peaceful location. Fire made for a cosy night.
Found my happy place.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Great location and very peaceful setting well away from roads and looking onto rolling hills. House brought back childhood memories of farm living. Loved the big verandah and a decent sized fenced yard for my dog was a bonus. Lovely walks from straight out the door.
Thanks Helen. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Our property is a hidden gem not too far from Melbourne. Please come again. Thanks Marg
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Overnight is definitely not long enough. Beautiful setting, house and awesome fenced yard. All the dogs to enjoy roaming safely. We'll be back for longer next time.
Thanks Julie. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Marg
A peaceful spot to relax
This property gives you a chance to get off-grid for a short time and relax in quintessential Australia.
Cosy wood fire with all the goodies you need for breakfast.
Thanks Paul.Glad you liked it.
Good value at the price
Spacious, light and airy. 4yo Grandson loved the room to run around in, inside and out.
Eggs, bacon, bread, butter and Jams provided were all we needed for our daily breakfasts. Well, actually, would have been even better if there was some salt in the shaker.
Coffee maker was supplied but a little surprised that the coffee supplied was just instant - so if you needed something richer, BYO Coffee.
We drove up on a hot (mid-40s) day, but the cool change came in with a rush late afternoon and opening the south-facing kitchen windows cooled the house down rapidly.. Not sure how the house will cope with the other end of the spectrum with one space-heater in the entry-hall; there is a fireplace in the living room.
NOTE: the property is off-the-grid; they key notable here is there is no microwave to heat things up quickly; nor is there an electric kettle or phone.
The beds were VERY comfortable. Overall, so was the house in general. Linen and towels provided were very good. Great collection of indoor games - our 4yo g'son loved the "Kids Scrabble". Thankyou.
TIPS for the property owner: the generic description on the HomeAway Page is misleading - e.g. it says WiFi (there is none); the App also says "Ring on arrival for entry PIN and WiFi PIN" - this is not the case - we discovered by trial and error that the house had been left open for us, a bit disconcerting when we expected having to ring up for entry access.
All these are just minor gripes and intended to assist the property owner to improve the service/presentation. Overall a very good holiday house at a great price.
Thanks Chris. Will take your comments on board. Marg
Cascades waterfalls and rockpools in local area. Bike riding and horse riding (BYO horse and supplies - paddock available). Close to Harcourt cycling adventure track. Near Kyneton Historical museum and famous Piper St.