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Annie's Garden Retreat

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This home was established for a large family, so living areas are large to ensure one doesn't feel cramped. There is a separate area for kids to watch tv and play, giving parents a relief and adults who wish some privacy.

Blackwood kitchen with electric wall oven and gas hotplates and a 2.4 x 1.2m dining table with 12 chairs so meals together have never been more enjoyable. Designed to meet the need of cooking for a tribe.Great bench space always a necessity never enough I tried.This is a home kitchen everything you would like to take away yet can not fit into the car.Abundant plates ,cups glasses,cutlery.Frypans,rice cooker,electric hand beater.bamix, cake tins and recipes. Milkshake maker,juicer and the rest is worth exploring yourself. Reverse cycle split system and small TV.

There are 4 bedrooms in the original part of the house. All of these bedrooms include a queen bed and a single bed if a child needs to be close to Mum and Dad or adults happy to share a room.The rumpus room has a sofa folds out to a double bed, a single bed and a wooden double bed bunk with single bed top..A 40'TV and DVD is here for anyone who can not get a say on what to watch on the other TV.Close to this room is the 4th toilet so no one is skipping around holding on while the other 2 bathrooms are being hogged by the my hair is not quite right people.

A porta cot is supplied, you will need to bring your own mattress. There is an adjustable highchair also provided.

Bedrooms are large with outside access to decked verandah, and have built in robes. Main bedroom has a queen bed large walk in robe with en suite including shower, bath and toilet.Two other bedrooms also have queen size beds and a double bed in the fourth room.

Lounge is 10m x 7m .Large wood fire for cosy winters and a reverse cycle split system for cool summer escape. There is a bar, bar fridge, dining table and two lounge suites. equipped with surround sound entertainment unit,a 50 inch plasma TV , DVD. and large pool table. Sliding glass doors provide access to 2 decked areas great for outdoor entertaining with stunning views of Mt Buffalo or simply enjoy the garden.

Parents retreat is now available for those wishing more room, it is apart of the main house and can be seperated by a lockable door. This offers a 5th bedroom with Queen size bed ,en suite ,walk in robe, lounge which includes a double bed,a queen sofa bed,a day bed and trundle, a split system and 40" LCD TV.Not to mention glass sliding doors providing direct access to the pool for quiet dip when everyone else is asleep.

Outside decked area has large table with 10 chairs and large gas bbq great for socialising close to kitchen where many a missed plate has been passed out the kitchen window.

The home is not seen until you enter the drive as I have planned the garden so you can amble around and have some peace and quiet.I lost count on how many Camilla,rhodoes and Azazel are here not to mention variety of trees,roses and perennials you can be assured there is colour through every season and Mt Buffalo as the backdrop.

Not forgetting seasonal fruit and nut trees, from which you may pick your own. Ample parking for cars with circular driveway and single undercover carport.

The home is in heritage listed area 10min drive to Buckland cemetery ,area of goldfield riots experience panning for gold in the buckland river.Explore Alpine national park with native wildlife and bushland with many cleared areas for picnics and barbie.

The large pool is the hub of the outdoor entertainment area in Summer with solar heating for those that need the chill taken off . Adjacent to this is the kids play area with climbing fort ,swings and slide .

This area is great for cyclists - awesome training area for road and off road training. Recovery never felt so good when returning to soak in a 10 m solar heated pool.Of course you need to experience a late night swim in summer lie back and check out the stars there are no words ..

Wineries abundant, good excuse to cycle and wine. Try Gapstead Winery only 80km return or shorter 20k return Boyntons or Ringer Reef.

Snow enthusiasts - close to all resorts such as Buffalo, Hotham and Falls.

12 minute drive to Bright. Four season tourist destination.

6 minute drive to local 18 hole country golf course.

3 minute drive to popular local swimming hole Sinclears.

Winter - snow

Spring - many festivals e.g Bright spring, hot rods

Summer - tour of Bright, and the Audax

Autumn - Festival and colours

local tourist attractions

If you have lost count a summary

5 main bedrooms with quality beds and linen.

Rumpus room with 1 single bed,double sofa bed , double bunk bed single on top

Parents retreat lounge a queen sofa bed ,a day bed with trundle and a double bed

Extra mattresses available 2 single ,

3 bathrooms

4 toilets

4 living areas,4 with TV and DVD players

3 fridges

1 bar fridge

2 gas BBQ

1 wood BBQ

240 sq meters of covered decked area with another 50 meters of uncovered deck.

3 acres of secluded land 2 of that is garden.

Magic views of Mt Buffalo and valley views.

In ground 10 meter solar heated pool

Kids climbing fort, swings and slide

Ample parking area.

Happy to negotiate home and parents retreat combination to suit group or family requirements.

If you are thinking of a wedding, family or friends get together, than this home is for you just ask and we are only to happy to make this a memorable stay for everyone.

Where many a great:

Time has been had

Yarn has been spun

Meals have been shared

So many families have enjoyed

Friendships have been strengthened

Anne & Gary look forward to hearing about your request.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Buckland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • House rules are displayed in the house to be adhered to for refund of bond. Number of guests will need confirmation a week prior to arrival .
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 11 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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Annie's Garden Retreat
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Darley, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Anne and Gary for renting out your lovely old home to us for our family reunion.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, especially sitting out on the verandah surrounded by the lovely garden.

It was so good having the beds all made up and ready for us and there were so many extras supplied, you haven't overlooked anything, also the wine and chocolates were greatly appreciated, hopefully we'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathleen for picking our home for your family reunion we appreciate your review and are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay hopefully we will see you back next year. Kindest Regards Anne & Gary
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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Fabulous family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The home is excellently equiped for extended families to stay. We had a newborn and the parents retreat area was a peaceful area for mum and bubs to escape too. We were welcomed with chocolates and champagne for our 50th and 70th birthday celebrations. The gardens are exquisite and we all enjoyed wandering around them. Thank you Gary and Anne, we will definitely return to your beautiful garden retreat.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen We are so happy you all had a wonderful time together to enjoy your birthdays . Looking forward to having you all return in the future. Thank you so much for taking time to let us know how much you appreciated your stay. Kindest regards Gary and Anne
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Great no fuss family friendly property

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 15 had a great time. This was our 2nd stay and will be pleased to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robyn it was lovely to have you and your group return again this time in summer great to hear our place offers a great stay at any time of the year looking forward to your next visit. Regards Anne & Gary
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Drysdale, Victoria, Australia

Awesome setup for group stays!

  • 5 of 5

We thought they house was equipped with everything and great setup for multiple families. Kids loved the pool and the gardens are stunning! What a beautiful area with stunning backdrop. thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you all enjoyed your stay . Looking forward to having you all stay another time. Regards Anne & Gary
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Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed ourselves. Very kid friendly property. Had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay especially great to know we cater well for the kids.Hope you will visit again. Regards Anne & Gary
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Family friendly accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Our large family group enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robyn looking forward to have you all return and we are pleased we are providing a venue for the whole family to enjoy. Regards Anne & Gary
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Other Activities:

Bright 10,Mt Buffalo 30 mins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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