Lake House with 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms with Edna Walling Gardens. Pet Friendly.
We've travelled and lived all over the world and in Melbourne when returning to Australia. We love the seasons , being in the outdoors and going on holidays with friends and families. Benalla is the gateway to the north east so we know we are always a short drive from something going on in the region. Being only 2 hours easy drive up the highway from Melbourne it was a perfect and easy spot for us to enjoy country life.
Why Elizabeth chose Benalla
Lawn tennis courts, outdoor pools, lakes and botanical gardens its all here. Church bells ring and people turn out in droves for festivals or the local football game. Benalla is close to a variety interest areas including the Alps, wineries, rivers and a 2 hour drive to Melbourne. Its history is rich as its the natural surrounds. Its full of surprises and interesting people. There is always something to do for the curious and enough natural beauty to sit back and not do a we mention the great weather (usually)
What makes this House unique
Our home has a significant history and unique location in Benalla. Situated on Lake Benalla it was once owned by the Ledger family who were major patrons of the town. They are predominately known for donating the largest private collection of art in Australia to the town and contributing to the construction of the Benalla art gallery that houses it. The Ledgers also commissioned Edna Walling to design the garden that exist in almost original form today. Views of the lake and gallery are available and the Edwardian home has been lovingly maintained. The garden is alive with bird life including various parrots. Water birds including ducks and pelicans can be seen on the lake and the trees are constantly changing with the seasons. The house has numerous vantage points for viewing the lake and garden including patios, large verandah and custom built sun-room. This house was built at a time when things were built to last. Double bricked makes climate control a breeze, soaring ceilings, ornate windows and attention to detail throughout. There are signs of art deco craftsmanship throughout the home. The large inviting living room with open fire, french doors off the dining room to outside patio all add to the charm.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
small family events by previous arrangement
Smoking outside only.No butts to be left.
2 Max . No Cats. Contact us first for large dogs.
foldout beds in parents room can be arranged.
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Leave house in clean condition inside and out. Pack dishwasher and turn on. Remove rubbish from house and put in outside bins. Clean bbq after use.
Occupancy not to be exceeded charges apply. For smaller groups excess beds /bedrooms should remain unused. Pets kept outside.
Open fire available 30 April to 30 Oct. Firescreen to be used always and extinguished when out or asleep. When leaving turn off heater/aircon lock up
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This house was like stepping back in time!
The house amazing, 12 foot ceilings, big beautiful windows. There was enough room for everyone to spread out! I never wanted to leave. The house backs on to the lake and we all walked every morning. Will return.
Thanks Tania, we hope your group had a great respite. Come see us again.
Beautiful house and garden
We had a very lovely time at the house in Benalla. Perfectly located, so close to the main area, beautiful Edna Walling garden and the house was well equipped. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.
Thanks Sarah it gives us alot of satisfaction knowing yoi enjoyed your stay. Welcome anytime
We really enjoyed our stay. Elizabeth is a great host, very responsive and helpful.
Beautiful home with magnificant gardens
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home. It's worth the trip to Benalla just to stay in this house and enjoy the amazing Edna Walling Garden.
The house is very well appointed and had just about everything we needed for our stay.
My only observation would be that the weekend we stayed, it was very cold in the North East and we exhausted the supplied firewood on the first night. A little more would have been great.
Thank you Andrea and friends for staying with us we appreciate your kind words and have noted your feedback and upped the fire wood supply.
Excellent old world charm
We visited Benalla for my Mother's 80th Birthday. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful home for our short break. The gardens were wonderful, excellent for my young grandchildren to play hide and seek, adventures abound for the little ones. For the grown ups, there was enough room for us all to have our own quiet space and to have an evening in front of the fire.
Would most definitely request another stay. A perfect weekend. Thank you for allowing us to share our experience.
Thank you for staying and caring for our home. Great to hear the family was able to have some intergenerational time together.
A very relaxing few days was spent at the Lake house with our group of 9.The home was very welcoming & extremely comfortable.. The location was perfect and the surrounding gardens magnificent.All that Benalla had to offer was close by & enjoyable. We would highly recommend the Lake house to our friends.
John & Maureen .
Thank you John an Maureen to you and your group. Thanks for the lovely messages in our guest book. Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and were able to visit the wineries and silo art in the area.
Benalla is the gateway to North East Victoria.
Benalla is known for its regional gallery, festivals, scenic lakeside walks and temperate climate,.
It has a popular motor raceway and gliding centre. Its is an hours drive to the ski fields and within 20 minutes drive of some of Victoria's Best wineries.
Benalla is a pitcuresque town where you are likely to see a variety of native animals and birds. Its a great place for kids with many outdoor activities from bike rides, walking, playgrounds galore and an aquatic centre.