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Sparkling Springs Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


About the property

Centrally located within the Creswick townsite this small, compact cabin offers 1 double bedroom and a bunk room sleeping two. It has a generous front verandah leading to a large elevated terrace overlooking a picturesque lake and scenic views.

"Sparkling Springs Cabin" is unique as it offers two separate bedrooms sleeping up to four for one affordable rate, daily or weekly. The cabin offers a compact meals and lounge area with a modern kitchenette including all dining and cooking utensils. Heating and cooling are provided and there is a 32" flat screen TV/DVD and audio equipment. All linen is provided along with replacements. There is ample hot water supplying the shower and bathroom. Cleaning equipment and products are provided. There is ample off-street parking at the rear and a generous lawn area. A laundromat is available in the main street if required.

Well behaved pets welcome, smoking allowed outside only.


The cabin is only a short stroll to the main street with it cafes, bars, supermarket, visitor information center and other amenities.

Heritage listed 'Calambeen Park' opposite is a series of lakes fed by underground springs. There are new walking trails and the visitor can enjoy scenic views of the large water lily lake and bird-life, make use of the jetty for small boating, take a swim in the historic bathing area with a separate children's pool, fish in the well stocked waters and use the electric BBQ area.

Sited at the western gateway to Hepburn Shire 'Sparkling Springs Cabin' is perfectly situated for short or day trips throughout the historic and panoramic goldfiels area with its various markets, activities and events.

For the tourist or traveller it is within easy driving access to Daylesford, Ballarat and Clunes (15-20 minutes). It is well serviced by public transport with a bus stop at the streets end and a railway station. There are good daily return connections to central Ballarat by bus or train including Melbourne. Other day connections include Bendigo and Daylesford.

Creswick is steeped in history and has an excellent museum and gallery space where one can explore the past and learn about its famous former citizens by birth including Norman Lindsay (controversial artist) and John Curtain (Australian prime-minister) along with many others.

The cabin is on the former site of Creswicks 'China Town', a painting of which can be viewed at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

All in all there are many things to see and do as well as just relax in what is an ideal and scenic location.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Other Activities:

Goldfields and Spa country


Creswick Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Sparkling Springs Cabin
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews

Tiny cabin, great verandah!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for 5 nights in May and enjoyed my time in Sparkling Springs Cabin. It is very small, but I was pleased with all the supplies such as ample towels, soap, kitchen utensils, etc. I noticed there were lots of hooks which are very useful for hanging towels or light bags. I think some shelving, especially in the bathroom would be a great addition as there was no space for toiletries. There were some breakfast provisions provided which I didn't use, but would have if I hadn't brought my own. The double bed was very comfy. Another little touch which I appreciated was a night light near the bathroom. A welcoming lamp was on when I arrived, and in the evenings it provided a lovely, warm ambiance.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia


  • 3 of 5

Sparkling Springs Cabin was the ideal spot to be for our getaway on a budget. The accommodation was welcoming and clean. Everything you needed was supplied including all linen, cooking utensils, pots and pans. The cabin was compact but not cramped and suitable for a family of four. The location was convenient being close to the town centre and only a 10 minute drive to Ballarat. Would fully recommend for a short family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Penrith, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sparkling Springs Cabin! There was everything there that we needed plus more. The added touchs of supplied DVDs & CDs was wonderful!! The communication with the owner was great!! Having the lake across the road created a great environment to relax & enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review! Many thanks IAN
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Quaint and charming

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with some friends and it was a comfortable and clean accommodation.

Though the interior is small it is all well laid-out and would suit a couple or a small family. The highlight is the impressive verandah and front garden which is welcoming and unique. There's plenty of space for parking and it's close to everything within Creswick.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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wonderful clean cabin

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very accommodating and the cabin was neat and clean and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 2 of 5

Far too small/pokey for 2 single adults. No room to move. Very cold, heater takes about 2 hrs to take the chill off. No electric blankets. Summer probably okay as outdoor area very lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and review. Sparkling Springs Cabin does not claim to be a spacious house but nothing other than a cosy cabin, well presented and in an excellent location. Previous reviews available on the website testify to this fact below: Beautiful Getaway Cabin 'We stayed one night at the Sparkling Springs Cabin and it was a very relaxing weekend. The property is very close to the town center and directly opposite Creswick Callabeen Lake. It was a very peaceful setting. The property is large but the cabin itself is small but clean. There is a beautiful outdoor area where you can just relax and watch the world go by. It is also dog friendly. We took our little pug and she had a ball! The property is well secured and we did not have to worry about our dog escaping. The owners were very clear and prompt with their correspondence.' Well appointed, super clean, great value 'As other reviews say, it's only little, but it has everything you need. Front yard is fun too, with views down to the lake. We stayed with 8 and 10 year old kids, and it was perfect, and spotlessly clean.' Absolutely gorgeous! 'Beautiful cosy property at a great location across the lake. Excellent walks around the area. We will definitely be coming back.' As to the cabin being too cold I have never received such feedback over the last 5 years, it has however been exceptionally cold in the Creswick area this winter and although the property has 5 star wall, floor and ceiling insulation it may have taken longer than usual to heat using both heaters. Generally customers turn heating on upon arrival to suit their own temperature requirements. We do not advertise the installation of electric blankets at the cabin on the website, my personal view is that they may not be hygienic in a rotating sleeping environment and may be a safety hazard. We provide extra doonahs however. The following review from July last year testifies that the cabin was warm and well heated: Perfect weekend getaway 'The cottage was clean and tidy. perfect location for walking our fur babies plus great access to surrounding areas and towns. I would not hesitate to come back again, heater kept the winter chills at bay.' Indeed everywhere can be more pleasant in the warmer months and your comments relating the the outdoor areas being lovely are much appreciated. Thank you again for your feedback and review. Sparkling Springs Cabin
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    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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