About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Excellent for families who want to let the kids run free. Or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings.
Basic, no frills holiday cottage set amongst old gums and abundant wildlife - kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, possums and native birds.
Long winding driveway leads past eucalypts to the cottage nestled near a seasonal winter creek.
Pets are allowed (additional charge) - however the property is not fenced.
Guest comment: "our stay at the wombat forest retreat was fantastic - nice and cosy and peaceful. We would highly recommend this place - hope to stay again very relaxing - thanks"
This property sleeps up to 6 in 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and bunk bed. There is a bunk bed in the second bedroom (this bedroom is very small). Bedding supplied: Pillows, doonas and blankets. There is a portacot available for use. You will need to bring your own linen - sheets, pillow cases, towels, teatowels, bathmat.
There is a large open family room and meals area, with seating for 6. The comfortable lounge has a TV, DVD player and wood fire.
The bathroom is separate from the toilet, and has a shower and vanity (no bath).
Outdoors there is a BBQ and outdoor setting for relaxing in the quiet forest.
Water supply is tank water.
There is no mobile phone reception or Internet service to the area. Mobile phones can be diverted to the house phone.
Located on the Great Dividing Range in the Wombat State Forest, and nearby the Spa Region of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, with mineral spas and massages. Enjoy the local botanic gardens, local markets, beautiful walks and fabulous restaurants. In the other direction is historic Trentham - see the Trentham Falls, and Lederderg State Park. Woodend, Mt Macedon and Hanging Rock are also within short driving distance.
The property is located between Daylesford and Trentham in the Wombat State Forest. Daylesford is a short drive from the property - supermarket, restaurants and general shopping. Historic Trentham is a 10 mins drive in the other direction for basic supplies and a fantastic bakery.
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 27, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Bush experience without the tent!
We have stayed at Wombat Forest Retreat three times now and each time brings new adventure. Great place to be at nature in what feels like a secluded location but still be within minutes to the closest town. The kids thoroughly enjoy staying here and will be back again as its a easy get away without all the luggage!!
The retreat is close enough to drive to surrounding towns/attractions. We recommend the Daylesford Cidery, you can take your dog. The house is very simple, but has all the basics required. The bush around the house is quite raw, lots of flies, mosquitos etc -so be prepared. We did not need a FWD, despite it rained heavily prior, it's quite accessible. We brought our own drinking water because the tank water was discoloured by gum leaves. We could play our music and not disturb the neighbours which was nice. It was great that we could bring our dog, she's pretty good and did not wander far from the house, except once at night she followed a kangaroo. There's a pen for smaller dogs. I'm also going to advise that the next property past the retreat seemed to just be a large number of man built bee hives, it's quite far away, and did not disturb us, but maybe other's who are allergic should keep that in mind.
I had time to be totally alone to relax. It felt very peaceful there, away from everything for a whi
I had time to be totally alone to relax. It felt very peaceful there, away from everything for a while.
First off, location wise we loved the place. It was deep in the forest, as promised, it was clean, a
First off, location wise we loved the place. It was deep in the forest, as promised, it was clean, and there was plenty of wood for the powerful forced air fireplace (replenished once on our visit), or an efficient electric heater if you prefer not to use a wood fire. The instructions for finding the place were excellent.
The house was not appropriate for very young children, like our 2 yr old. We had to watch her like a hawk, there were several non child safe features of the house, which I have recommended be fixed in the private comments section.
I recommend a 4wd for all weather access.
The house was very well equipped. The kitchen had all the necessary utensils & crockery, the beds we
The house was very well equipped. The kitchen had all the necessary utensils & crockery, the beds were very clean and comfortable. Overall, it was fantastic. My wife wanted to buy the place...Will be back for sure.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For this property: ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night) The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average) The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests Mandatory Costs Bond Deposit: $150 per stay Optional Costs Dog (per pet): $30 per stay * Ask the owner to arrange these