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Joseph's Cottage, Maldon

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of Joseph's Cottage. Built in the 1860s, this restored miner's cottage provides modern-day comforts whilst retaining original character and charm.

With three bedrooms (one queen, one double and one twin single), bathroom with bath/shower, and fully equipped kitchen featuring vintage homewares, Joseph's cottage offers a unique self-contained accommodation experience.

(Second bathroom with laundry is available on request.)

Relax and unwind in front of the open fire or in the claw foot bath. Pick herbs and flowers from the garden, and cook in the country kitchen or outdoors on the fire pit or bbq.

Located steps away from the Victorian Goldfields Railway Steam Train, the Cottage is located just 5 minutes' walk to the Maldon township. It's a perfect base to enjoy the town's historic architecture and goldfields' heritage, as well as the antique stores, cafes and galleries. Castlemaine is a 15-minute drive away; or enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive to Daylesford, Kyneton, Clunes or Bendigo.

Minimum two-night stay.

This accommodation is not suitable for children, or people with limited mobility.

Pets and parties are not permitted.


Furnished with antique and vintage homewares throughout

Fully equipped kitchen with smeg oven and microwave; essential cooking condiments provided; tea and coffee selection

Quality linen and towels; soap and toiletries

iPod dock with Bluetooth, CD and FM radio

Smart television

Small library of books, magazines, CDs

Open fire with plentiful wood supply

Reverse cycle heating/cooling

Bathroom with clawfoot bath and overhead shower; hairdryer

Outdoor entertaining and cooking areas: bbq, firepit

Flower, herb and vegie gardens; fruit trees; chook house

(second bathroom with laundry available on request)


Wednesdays and weekends: Goldfields heritage steam train rides

Every Saturday: Wesley Hill Country Market, Castlemaine

First Sunday of the month: Castlemaine Farmers Market

Second Sunday of the month: Maldon Market

February 15-16: Maldon Antique Fair

March: town-wide garage sale

April: Maldon Easter Fair

July: Christmas in July

October 19: Mount Tarrengower historic hill climb

October 20: Maldon show

November 1-4: Maldon Folk Festival

November 2: Maldon Fair and Market

December 21: Maldon Christmas Carols

(see Maldon's visitor centre website for further information)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Maldon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful cottage - just so charming !!!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about Joseph's Cottage?

It's simply delightful

Such a charming, comfortable, usable, central cottage to stay for a family, up to 3 couples, or for a romantic couple getaway in lovely Maldon

It's so well appointed and tastefully decorated, and the slow combustion stove is fabulous to cook on, to warm the cottage on a chilly night, and just to have fun with.

We had the best time - the cottage and garden are just wonderful, including veggies and chooks!

Conrad is an excellent host - all communication was clear, helpful, and very friendly.

Highly recommended.


  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Joseph's cottage was the perfect place for our stay in Maldon. We thought the photos didn't really do it justice. It's spotlessly clean, has every little thing you need, beautifully decorated and the garden just tops it off. We spent three beautiful days sitting on the back deck with the french doors open, writing, cooking, reading and soaking up the spring sunshine. The location is ideal also, easily close enough to walk to town for a morning coffee or a pint at the pub. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Warm and Cosy

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful four days at Joseph's cottage. Given that we were there in mid winter, we appreciated the fire and the heating, making the cottage toasty and comfortable. There is also an Agar, which we didn't use. But I assume it works. There is a long leather couch and leather armchair by the fire - perfect for lazy reading, with books and magazines on tap. The bed was very comfortable. The decor charming and unfussy. Outside there is a hen-house and vegetable and herb gardens and a fire-pit for an outside fire. And the town itself - walking distance from the house - is quite gorgeous. The steam train huffs into the station just at the back of the house. The cottage was built mid 1800s. If you love history this is a very romantic way to transport yourself back to a time of your choosing, without any discomfort!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Met our every expectation

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Thanks Carmel and Conrad. Your little cottage was fabulous. Perfection at every turn, we made good use of the open fire pit amongst the beautiful/immaculate gardens. I wish I could have stayed a little longer. Oh well, it just lends itself to another visit. :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect, the cottage had everything we needed. The fire pit was great, all the fires were set & ready to be lit - easy!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Nostalgic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The atmosphere at Joseph's Cottage was charming, bringing back memories of long ago. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and as an added bonus, freshly laid eggs and produce from the garden. The open fire and outside fire pit were also enjoyed by all as was the outside deck to enjoy the sunshine. It was a comfortable walking distance to town and close to the station for a steam train to Castlemaine.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Maldon historic township


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Optional Costs
    2nd bathroom/laundry: $35 per night
    extra linen/towels: $20 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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