About the property
- Cottage1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Light filled, architect designed cottage, beautiful views, sleeps 3.
JUST TEN MINUTES to the nearest vineyard, cafe and day spa. HEALESVILLE MAIN STREET cafes and shops and HEALESVILLE SANCTURY are 15 minutes from us. WALLABIES WOMBATS and LYREBIRDS with great views to Melbourne across the valley, Lyrebird Cottages....
Two architect designed one-bedroom cottages. Built to the same design and standard the cottages are separate and private and surrounded by 10 acres of mountain-top gardens and forest. The view from each cottage is magnificent. Highest standard of accommodation compliment the beautiful natural surrounds.
Spacious and separate living, bedroom and kitchen areas with a large deck on two sides overlooking beautiful gardens and forest with views to Melbourne.
Cosy wood fire, reverse cycle air conditioning, spa bath and full kitchen make the cottage suitable for weekend or week long stays.
Quiet, privacy and peacefulness surrounded by native forest, birds and animals in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Imagine yourself on a mountain top in an architect designed mudbrick and timber cottage with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Now fill the landscape with lyrebirds, wallabies, sunsets and huge starry skies. Space and peace ....
Go down into the valley and picture vineyards, a river, sophisticated wining and dining and friendly shopkeepers with time for a chat. Frame all this with a dramatic range of mountains covered in native forest only an hour from Melbourne.
Come and find us in Melbourne's beautiful Yarra Valley.
Included in all stays of two days or more are provisions for two people for the first morning so you can cook a full country breakfast at your leisure. Provisions for a continental breakfast are provided for the second morning.
Quality bathrobes, towels and linen are also supplied.
Stewart & Tessa Lockhart
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Yarra Ranges Shire
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was great all round
We loved our stay very relaxing
Glad there was plenty of autumn colour left for your stay. It’s a lovely time of the year, just moving into the cool of late autumn but still some warmth when the sun shines.
Wood fires and steamy hot spa baths are the best way to enjoy the cooler seasons.
Great place to getaway, cozy up next to the fire and enjoy the fruits of the Yarra Valley.
Loved the feel of the cottage, it being mostly wood, especially the floor boards under foot. Waking up to sounds of birds sure beat the construction going on in our street! Just what we wanted for a night away from the city to connect with ourselves.
Waking to the song of lyrebirds is still a treat for us even after many years. Really glad you enjoyed the mudbrick and the fine timbers in the cottage and that the short break from was just what you needed.
We are only an hour and 10 minutes from Hoddle street in Melbourne but a world away from the city.
Stewart and Tessa
Beautiful location and cozy little cottage !
This cottage was beautifully located and was wonderful for a short 1 night getaway with my partner. Very friendly and attentive owners who made us feel welcome. Loved it here !
Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Surrounded by nature we are just over an hour from central Melbourne and 10 minutes to the nearest vineyard and cafe, Healesville Main Street is only 15 drive.
We love to host guests in our very private and natural getaway for the short, one or two days break or for longer stays through the middle of the week.
Hope to see you both again soon.
Stewart and Tessa
We loved our stay at Lyrebird Cottages. The serenity of the surrounds, the bird & animal life was just amazing. The cottage itself was sensational & every little thing had been catered for by the lovely, friendly owners. We would come back again in a heartbeat!! Thanks so much for such a memorable stay. :-)
The cottages are architect designed to be warm and filled with light. They reflect the natural surroundings in the material used for the interiors. Many guests spend much of their time on the property enjoying the peace and quiet but the valley and it's vineyards and restaurants are very close when you want them.
Relaxing break away so close to Melbourne
A lovely cottage for couples, 15 minutes drive from Healesville. Be prepared for the dirt road which is narrow but lovely through Aussie bush landscape, lovely trees and we even saw a beautiful wombat driving home after dinner.
The gravel road winds through a forest of mountain ash and tree ferns.It is narrow secondary road but well maintained by the council and there is often a chance to see a lyrebird and wombats along here. The mountain ash trees are the worlds largest flowering trees and often the drive through the forest is a highlight for our guests escaping the urban environment.
Comfortable and clean property with all the needed amenities
We love the views too! Whether it's watching a storm roll in or enjoying a fantastic sunset, nature is all around you up here. Thanks for reviewing us Igor.
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. Large bathroom with double spa bath overlooking garden. There is a separate shower, a handbasin, heat lamps and a heated towel rail. Dining can be at the large fine timber kitchen bench or at the separate round table in the window with a view to the garden and forest. Full size kitchen with oven and hotplates, dishwasher and a full compliment of kitchen utensils Olive oil, salt and pepper, vinegar, teas and coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows are provided. This is in addition to complimentary provided for breakfast on the first day of your stay. A full set of matching dishes, cutlery and glasses are provided.A large range of quality kitchen utensils is also provided. Dining can be at the large fine timber kitchen bench or at the separate round table in the window with a view to the garden and forest. Wood is supplied for the cast iron radiant wood fire. Electric heating and reverse cycle air-conditioning in addition to the wood burning stove. Spacious and light filled living room with views across the Yarra Valley to Melbourne's skyline in the distance. A library of quality books is available to read and to purchase. A regularly updated range of quality books fills a large bookcase. The books are for your enjoyment whilst in the cottage and also for you to purchase if you wish. An electric outdoor barbeque is provided on the attached deck. A large attached deck overlooks the garden with a view to Melbourne. Tables and chairs and electric barbeque are provided. The deck is fully undercover of the cottage roof. The property is ten acres of which 7 acres is forest. There is a forest walk for you to enjoy. The cottage is set in large gardens with chestnut trees to one side and native plantings Parking is next to the cottage in the cottage car parking. There is a separate driveway entrance to the cottage car park.