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'The Barn' at Whispering Hills. A place where YOUR comfort is OUR business

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A 2 storey Barn nestled amongst gentle rolling hills A place where YOUR comfort

The Barn perches happily on a gentle rise overlooking 76 acres of an ever changing farming landscape, 15 minutes’ drive from the thriving rural City of Benalla, and 12 minutes from the thrills of Winton Speedway. The closest neighbours are 1kl away so serenity and peace are assured.

The Barn is a large and spacious (>328sq metres of living and undercover space) purpose built, 2 storey, 4 bedroom American Barn.

Sleeping up to 17 people in 10 beds and 1 cot

The sleeping arrangements are currently setup as follows:

Two upstairs bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a queen bed, a queen futon, and 2 single quality fold down singles

2 downstairs bedrooms - each with a queen bed and a quality single fold out bed.

1 comfortable double click clak sofa in quiet side area of lounge room.

The layout of the barn provides comfort, cosiness, freedom, and privacy

Inside is a large rustic open-plan, wood-lined, living area with panoramic windows, and an upstairs area accessed by a timber spiral staircase.

Downstairs, you can fulfill your cooking fantasies in a huge blackwood kitchen with modern top quality stainless steel appliances, double sink, a huge double electric oven and gas cooktop, and a dishwasher. A microwave, toaster, Breville coffee machine and Aldi pod machine are also provided for your enjoyment. Plenty of quality cookware, cutlery, crockery and glassware are provided to enhance your stay.

The Lounge is lined with comfortable plush leather couches and 3 leather recliners, a huge 50" plasma TV and DVD and a large fan forced wood fire.

The Dining Room nestles centrally to the kitchen and lounge boasts a craftsman built 10’ oregan dining table and another wood fire so even the biggest of groups can enjoy a warm and relaxed dinner together

There is a ‘quiet time’ area adjacent to the kitchen/dining area where you can relax and watch the world go by as you look over the fields, or perhaps snuggle up with a good book, burrow down for an afternoon nap on the comfortable click clack sofa which can double as an additional sleeping area for 2 when more beds are required

A spacious bathroom houses a shower, large vanity and a good sized 2 person corner spa to soak in after a busy day of sightseeing

A second shower room on the ground floor allows even the largest of groups reasonable shower time when preparing for the day's activities.

A large laundry with front loading washing machine and a toilet with washbasin completes the downstairs area.

All bedrooms have a ceiling fan and the main bedrooms. Upstairs also has an air conditioner. The lounge/dining/kitchen area has 2 fans and 2 air conditioners which will make even the hottest of days comfortable for all.

Up the spiral staircase, the barn boasts a semi-ensuite with vanity and toilet. A walk through wardrobe ensures this ensuite adjoins both upstairs bedrooms. This ensuite also shares a wonderful view of the surrounds

The master bedroom has a 32 inch LED TV, and a large covered balcony with table and chairs which overlooks the gentle rolling valley below. This is a great place to sit enjoying a bottle of wine or an espresso coffee while you watch the sun as it dips behind the trees in the evening, or perhaps that late breakfast after a great night's sleep.

Outside you are spoilt for choice as you choose from 3 large covered outside entertaining areas. Each area overlooks a different landscape and has comfortable seating, with one main area housing a large gas bbq, dining table and chairs and an outside wicker lounge, chairs and coffee tables. Another large area houses an additional table and chairs

Surrounding The Barn’s large yard is a 100cm high secure wire fence and a large dog shed enclosed in a 9 square metre run and kennel so you can safely and comfortably secure your beloved pooch when you’re out for the day.

At the rear of the dwelling there is also a covered area large enough to keep 2 cars and your washing out of the weather


Imagine waking up in the morning to the site of horses and cattle and the odd kangaroo or two grazing contentedly in the surrounding fields.

Lay in bed and enjoy the sound of silence, or sit out on any of the 3 downstairs verandahs or upstairs balcony and enjoy brekky as you watch the birds busily showing off their building skills in the silver princess gums

For your safety The Barn now has 4 snake repellers installed throughout the enclosed yard during summer months in case of unwanted visitors (not common)

A lovely cubby house, sandpit and swing set completes the outside scene.


The Barn is a central gateway to the North East.

Just over the hill is the WINTON speedway for the car enthusiasts.

Close by are the Victorian towns of Benalla, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Mansfield, Seymour, Euroa, Violet Town, Eildon, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Albury, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen, Mulwala, Oxley, Milawa and Bright, along with many wonderful townships in between


Fancy the smell of burning rubber? If you're a racing team or racing enthusiasts then you're in luck. We are only 10 minutes from Winton speedway and The Barn has oodles of room for parking trailers etc.

If you're here to enjoy North East Victoria, then you are also in luck. There is so much to see and do, you are spoilt for choice.

The day might hold a ‘fruitful’ visit to the local wineries to experience the magnificence of north eastern Victorian wineries such as Brown’s Brothers, Sam Miranda, Baileys and many more.

Perhaps a stop off at the Milawa Olive shop or Cheese factory to collect supplies for the evening ‘drinkoclock’ with someone special, or a leisurely drive to the beautiful surrounds of Myrtleford and Bright for a refreshing dip or a chance at some trout in the river. Wander through the boutique shops at Bright or head up to Harrietville for sumptuous delights.

Heading the opposite way is an easy jaunt to the Howqua River at the famous Sheepyard Flat just out of the bustling snow town of Mansfield. View cattleman huts such as Fry’s hut or track up to Craig’s Hut for a picnic. So much to do you will be coming back for more.

Looking for bargains? SPC cannery is just ‘down’ the road in the large and busy town of Shepparton. While you’re in Shep try some juicy and oh so sweet local oranges. You’ll be going back for seconds before you know it.

What about a meander around the largest rural market in Victoria, Violet Town Market, or the smaller but just as inviting Benalla general market or what about theTatong Farmers market.

The evening draws your eyes to the rays of the lowering sun stippling across the rolling fields and a gentle decline into a typical country night and the magical sight of the milky way streaking across the sky. The stars so close you can imagine reaching up and twinkling them. Watch out for the falling stars and the travelling satellites!

In the winter, snuggle up close on deep leather lounges as you enjoy the bright dancing flames and deep crackling of the wood fire. Let the warmth of the fire and those close to you warm the cockles of your heart.

In the summer, enjoy the evening outside on cushioned lounges and chairs, cooking up a storm on the huge bbq conveniently situated just outside the kitchen area, or perhaps nestle on the swing lounge on the front verandah and just while away the hours enjoying the gentle sounds of the animals putting themselves to bed and sipping a glass of the beautiful local wine which is your welcome gift.

Warm outside? Not a problem. 2 huge air-conditioners will ensure your evening inside is comfortable and the 50inch plasma and multi region DVD player will make viewing TV or movies a pleasure. All living areas have large ceiling fans to keep you cool.

Into snow play, well then you will be spoilt for choice. ‘The Barn’ is situated at the gateway to the major ski fields of Bulla, Buffalo and Hotham and also the high country playgrounds.

Looking for another type of skiing? The fantastic lakes of Nillacootie, Bonnie Doon, and the Eildon Weir are great places to water ski, swim, fish and picnic. Spend the day soaking up the sunshine.

Is the magnificent Murray River in your sights. Pack a picnic, your togs and the fishing line and spend the day among the majestic River Red Gums that abound the banks of the Murray from Albury to Yarrawonga and beyond. The sandy beaches of the Murray are just a short distance away.

If it’s swimming, kayaking and fishing without speedboats that is your want, then Lake William Hovel is the place for you. It has warm water and great picnic areas and allows only tinnies on the lake so the calm is not interrupted by the roaring of speed boat

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have a wonderful stay at The Barn.

More Details

Property Manager
Anne & David Hill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Anne & David Hill

David and I have a passion for taking in rescued animals which led us to the original purpose of our lovely farm in 2003. In 2013 we decided to share our slice of heaven with those seeking a farmstay getaway. We currently have 8 rescue horses, 3 rescue dogs and 1 rescue cat. Since we began to take in abused and/or unwanted animals we have had a total of 29 horses, 5 dogs, and 5 cats. All bar a few have passes away here with us having lived the remainder of their lives in a much loved and stress free environment funded entirely by our farmstay accomodation. We hope you love our farm as much as we do.

Anne & David Hill purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Anne & David Hill chose Lurg

Upper Lurg is a piece of paradise few have experienced. The area is Blessed with an abundance of wildlife, plenty of feed on the ground and gentle rolling hills. As it is not a thoroughfare to anywhere else it is quiet and serene. The nearest neighbours are 1km away. Bliss personified.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The barn has views from 3 sides. The front overlooks a gentle treed valley and grazing horses. Each side overlooks rolling hills and farmland with cows grazing contently. Each of these 3 views brings a sense of peace and calm.


Lurg Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All fold up beds must be returned to where they were stored
  • All used linen (except doona covers and dress pillow slips) to be placed in laundry
  • All rubbish that wont fit in our bins to be taken with you on checkout. NO plastic bags, food, soft plastics, and non recycles in yellow lidded bin
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , These fold up singles are in the living area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are within 12km of Winton Raceway and 1/2 an hour from wineries, and boutique olive and cheese shops


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average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews
Blaxland, New South Wales, Australia

Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the property and highly recommend it for a relaxing getaway. The home was very clean warm and welcoming. It easily met our accomodation needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

A perfect farm getaway for families and pets

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the Barn and did not want to leave. It is 100% kid and dog friendly...something that is sometimes promised but never true. The fenced off areas are exactly what we were looking for and the kids loved our walks down the driveway and around the country lanes and nearby forests.

The spa is awesome, and the fact that it has a waterfall feature is surprising and fantastic. I loved the kitchen and baked everyday! Made for a great change from our caravan :)

There is no shortage of wonders and treasures to keep you entertained and the kids loved the spiral stairs.

We rarely take the time to do reviews but we had to post this one. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thx for your great review of our lovely barn. Can you give us an understanding of why only 3 for cleanliness so we can pass on to our cleaners. Many thanks.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Above our expectation

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic for the family getaway. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The surrounding is very peaceful and relaxing. We had a very lovely weekend away and already thinking of rebooking in the next couple of months.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you all back. Cheers Anne
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Benalla, Victoria, Australia

fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

was a wonderful just like feel at home stay but getaway weekend , was great .

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Terrific winter retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and comfortable. The outlook from the side/back yard was wonderful. It is a tidy place with room for families who want to get out of the city and even the dogs have plenty of room to run. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Perfect for quiet family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The Barn made for a most comfortable and quiet place for my family to get away for quality time together. It was a place we experienced lots of 'firsts' including feeding ponies, toasting marshmallows and pointing out satellites. The beds were very comfortable, facilities and furniture perfect for our needs and property surroundings ideal.

The dog loved running around the house yard - has slept really well since he got home - my grandchildren also loved the experience. My children and their partners were able to relax inside and out.

I loved the knick-knacks around the house, seeing something different every time I turned around, there is a lot of history. This gave the Barn a homey feel.

Thank you for the opportunity to stay in this remote part of Victoria, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you all. You will be most welcome to come back any time.
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Nearest Airport
107 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
21 Kilometres
Commercial Hotel
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Hume Highway
Nearest Restaurant
21 Kilometres
Georgina’s Benalla
Nearest Ski
126 Kilometres
Mt Buffalo
Other Activities:

Winton Raceway, Glenrowan

Benalla is the gateway to the North East and all its attractions. Including Mt Buffalo and Mt Buller, Beechworth Bakery, Winton Speedway, Winton Wetlands, Benalla Street Art Festival, The magnificent Murray river, Milawa Cheese and olives, Brown Brothers wines, Violet town Market, Ned Kelly regions, and the list goes on and on. So much to see, so much to do, you will be spoilt for choice.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.