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Buchan Farmhouse Accommodation

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Buchan Farmhouse is a uniquely designed hand built four -bedroom house situated on a locally historic farming property known as "Hume Park".

Hume Park is located in a picturesque valley surrounded by serene mountains and rural landscapes just ten minutes drive from the beautiful township of Buchan....world-reknown for its magical limestone caves and karst systems.

Guests at Buchan Farmhouse can enjoy utmost privacy and comfort at all times in a cosy well-appointed and fully self contained home! Its a great getaway with a truly magical country atmosphere.

Beautifully decorated and comfortable,

Buchan Farmhouse features a large country-style fully equipped kitchen & dining area for eight people,there are four bedrooms(QB,DB,2x2SB),a new bathroom with spa and a beautifully relaxing loungeroom .

A GREAT ESCAPE FOR FAMILIES,COUPLES TRAVELLERS & HOLIDAY MAKERS.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA & PLACES TO VISIT

BUSHWALKING - CAVING - SIGHTSEEING - HORSE-RIDING - RAFTING - PHOTOGRAGHY - PAINTING - - WINING - DINING - ART/CRAFT GALLERIES TO VISIT - RELAXING -JUST CHILLING OUT !!!!! ..... LOTS..... OF CHOICES !!!!

Whilst at "Buchan Farmhouse" there are farm animals to feed and admire and Australian wildlife and birdlife in abundance. For the keen photogragher there are many magical opportunities to capture special memories and experiences.

Locally there are bushwalks, places of historical significance and tourist sites to visit. The iconic Snowy River is less than ten minutes drive where one can enjoy picnics ,BBQ, swimming and sight seeing.As well one can take a leisurely ten-minute drive to the historic township of Buchan .

Further afield scenic drives and day trips can be made to such popular places as Lakes Entrance and the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Metung, Paynesville, Bairnsdale, and Orbost.(All within approx. one hour driving time).

"Buchan Farmhouse" is located along the enchanting "Tourist Route#5 Drive" and is also close to the "Snowy River Country Trail" .This trail takes in the famous Mackillops Bridge which is well worth a visit as it's one of the few crossing points of the Snowy River and was built by post -WW11 immigrants following completion of the "Snowy Hydro Electricity Scheme".

LOCATION AND ACCESS

LOCATION: 51 Old Basin Road, Buchan 3885

GPS REFERENCE:

S: 37* 29h 22m 6sec

E: 148* 14h 10m 8sec

MELWAY REFERENCE:

TBA

"Buchan" an historic township is situated in a very pretty valley nestled in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. It is world- reknown for its scenery, wilderness forests, pristine rivers and air, limestone caves and karst systems. Buchan, was one of the first settlements in Victoria (settled before Melbourne) and was home to Rev. John Flynn of "Flynn of the Inland" fame.

ACCESS BY CAR

Located in the unique naturally magic corner of Eastern Victoria "BUCHAN FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION" is an easy one hour drive (67 kms) from Bairnsdale along the Princes Highway and 4 hours drive (360 kms) east from Melbourne.

Driving time from Orbost along the Princes Hwy. via Nowa Nowa is one hour or alternatively take the scenic Snowy River Flats-Forest drive via Bete Belong for one hour.

Travelling time from Canberra via the Barry Way is approx. 5 hours.

Driving time from Jindabyne via Gelantipy is approx.3 hours.

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO BUCHAN

This is available with the local bus service "Buchan Bus'N Freight" which operates from Bairnsdale: Mon-Wed-Thurs.

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Amenities

Buchan Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

Reviews

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(6 traveler reviews)

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Buchan Farmhouse Accommodation
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 6 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Poor

  • 1 of 5

"Beds were uncomfortable. Kitchen, utensils, cutlery, scourers grubby. Fridge didn't work properly and did not keep our food cold at all. Inadequate hot water for a family of four. Limited towels and toilet paper given. Bath was dirty and had ? hair in it. Did not recieve bond as we were accused of breaking a microwave plate and we were made to pay for it. We left 4 days early as we did not enjoy our stay. The money for the extra 4 days was not offered to be refunded and held by hosts. The land/property is lovely and picturesque although house is not cleaned/maintained properly and the photos shown on Stayz is not a true representation."

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are apologetic that you found our farmhouse so disagreeable to yourselves. Whilst positive criticism is always welcomed it is discerning and bewildering to us that you had these grievances. We, at Buchan Farmhouse Accommodation, encourage Guests to provide feedback at any time in order to have a comfortable stay. We care a lot about your needs and comfort and are on hand to provide extra supplies, as we have plenty, even an extra fridge. As is our custom, we do provide extra fresh linen for long stay guests during their stay or when required, but as you unfortunately left early (after two days,) this was not possible. In regard to the hot water supply, being that we are a farmhouse off the grid, relying on ‘tank pressure’ there is sometimes the necessity for regulation of usage. It can be difficult to maintain pressures if both kitchen and bathroom taps are running concurrently, or if the bath had been recently filled, the tank needs time to refill / rebuild its pressure. The farmhouse has an extra-large hot water system and rarely does a problem arise. In sympathetic circumstances we may consider offering a refund however as notice or reasoning was not sufficiently provided prior to departure we did not feel obligated. As an explanation re the microwave dish breakage was offered there was no accusation levelled by us; thus the responsibly to cover the cost of its replacement was taken out under the agreed Security Bond. Our photographs have been taken by a local professional photographer with much pride and we believe they do provide a true and honest representation of what Buchan Farmhouse Accommodation has to offer. We do apologise for that rogue hair in the bathroom….must have been a bad hair day. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, quality and comfortable amenity and holiday venue and thankfully this has been truly validated throughout our many many years of operation by the hundreds of wonderful and very positive comments made by our guests in our Guest Visitor Books.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4

Breathtaking views, but forget hot showers..

  • 4 of 5

Loved the aura of the house and the breathtaking views - I could live in Buchan. Very hospitable hosts and town folk. Lovely citrus trees around the property, and cute farm animals ready to greet visitors. A wonderful location to disconnect from the stressful responsibilities of city life. A few significant negatives: We had very little, warm water, definitely not enough for a family's use - forget hot showers!

There is no phone reception on the property, and no landline to make any calls. Visitors must drove about 10-15kms for any coverage.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We are happy you loved our farmhouse, Nur, and whilst here enjoyed "the ability to disconnect from the stressful responsibilities of city life"! Thank you for your kind and positive comments. We were very sorry about your problem with having little warm / hot water. It had been turned off as we had had an electrician checking plugs etc.; It was turned back on after you left and made your comment. Whilst we do have mobile phone reception for those with the major "telecommunications" carrier, we always do, and did, offer the use of our home phone line to those who don't and who require phone usage.
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Breathtaking views, but forget hot showers..

  • 3 of 5

Loved the aura of the house and the breathtaking views - I could live in Buchan.

Very hospitable hosts and town folk. Lovely citrus trees around the property, and cute farm animals ready to greet visitors. A wonderful location to disconnect from the stressful respinsibilities of city life.

A few significant negatives:

We had very little, warm water, definitely not enough for a family's use. Particularly if you have children playing outside during the day, forget hot showers at night.

There is no phone reception on the property, and no landline to make any calls. Visitors must drove about 10-15kms for any coverage.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We are happy you loved our farmhouse, Nur, and whilst here enjoyed "the ability to disconnect from the stressful responsibilities of city life"! Thank you for your kind and positive comments. We were very sorry about your problem with having little warm / hot water. It had been turned off as we had had an electrician checking plugs etc.; It was turned back on after you left and made your comment. Whilst we do have mobile phone reception for those with the major "telecommunications" carrier, we always do, and did, offer the use of our home phone line to those who don't and who require phone usage.
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5

We had a fabulous time at the Buchan Farmhouse. Mary & Dennis were very helpful & friendly. The farm

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the Buchan Farmhouse. Mary & Dennis were very helpful & friendly. The farmhouse was fantastic. A hit with all 4 kids & 4 adults. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Amazing property in the middle of the Aussie bush. An oasis, a dream farm house stay, the house and

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property in the middle of the Aussie bush. An oasis, a dream farm house stay, the house and surrounds were just gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Spent a marvellous week in the farmhouse at the back of Buchan. Exactly what we were looking for cl

  • 1 of 5

Spent a marvellous week in the farmhouse at the back of Buchan. Exactly what we were looking for close to the Snowy and plenty of room for the kids.A highlight was watching our 5 and 7 year old clamber over the gate cross the paddock over another gate and down to the baby goats all on their own. Something they would never do in the City; just to see that little growth of independence was worth the holiday. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: Stayz
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Owner

Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Map

Other Activities:

Snowy River National Park

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • 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 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $100 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Breakfast Hampers av: $20 per night and person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these