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The Timber and Stone Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

Nestled in a quiet little pocket in the quaint township of Malmsbury sits this unique accommodation. It offers a 2 bedroom escape with lovely open plan kitchen and living area, luxurious bathroom, with French doors that open out to a lovely Alfresco dining area. The landscaped gardens and trees also create an additional aspect. The Wood fireplace creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere in the cooler months, making it a perfect place to just relax and unwind. Summer time offers a cool air-conditioned space to escape the heat.

Comfortable Queen size bed in the main bedroom and a double/single bunk in the second bedroom allows it to sleep up to 4 adults, with the option of a 5th being a child for the top bunk.

About the home

The house is constructed using lovely old salvaged timber trusses, together with unique arched windows, of which were imported from Italy and salvaged from an old Villa.

Travertine stone covers the main living area and bathroom floors, with high quality wool carpet in the bedrooms. It boasts a very rustic charm with all contempory conveniences. The home is a blend of old and new with a soft palette creating a relaxed and cosy atmosphere.

Outside, we have used local Castlemaine stone on the pillars and water ponds, and the garden is established and passionately maintained. It sits amongst a private 10acre property, offering privacy and serenity.

The north facing Alfresco area can be enjoyed day or night. Read a book on one of the many little garden benches tucked away in various pockets of the garden.


The kitchen/living area features large open space with great wood fire, large farmhouse style dining table and comfy leather sofa and lounge chairs in front of the fire.

Lots of natural light fills the rooms, with all windows looking out to picturesque garden views. It also features a lovely little reading corner to unwind with a good book.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with large double freestanding cooker, which may entice a keen chef to cook up a country cooked meal made with produce bought from one of the locally held farmers markets. Nespresso coffee machine, farmhouse style sink and concrete benches and microwave are all features of the kitchen.

The Main bedroom offers a comfortable queen size bed with lovely linen bedding. High Quality sheets, pillows and quilts are all supplied. Electric blankets are also on the beds if required. The second bedroom offers the same quality linen and pillows with a double bed and a single bed bunk arrangement in that room.

The bathroom is a luxury escape featuring a deep modern freestanding bath. Travertine stone in the shower and a lovely brick feature wall all add to the charm. Quality bathroom products are all at your disposal to enhance the relaxing atmosphere. Underfloor heating in the bathroom complete the picture.

Only 10 minutes walk to the township of Malmsbury, you can experience the local living and fresh country air. With a short 10 minute drive you can be in Kyneton,

15mins to Castlemaine and only 20 minutes drive and you’ll be in the famous township of Daylesford, just to mention a few.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018


Malmsbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


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(4 traveler reviews)

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The Timber and Stone Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing place tucked away not far from melbourne

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the breakfast provisions were fantastic and the place really quaint, our friends had issues finding it despite using Google maps, the only thing we couldnt work out was the microwave so instructions would be helpful, the garden is amazing would love to see it in full bloom or in Autumn thanks so much for a wonderful relaxing weekend

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Very grateful Jennie, for your lovely comments and helpful feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to review our property. kind regards Vanessa
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Mount martha

Stepping into the south of France

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property, every detail has been thought of with the guest in mind. Venessa was always available to communicate with and her eye for interior decorating was amazing. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thankyou Jenny for such a lovely review. So happy you enjoyed your stay. kindest regards Vanessa
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Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Such a Treat

  • 5 of 5

The Timber & Stone Retreat is a lovingly, thoughtfully and tastefully styled home.

Vanessa and Trent have created something very beautiful for their guests. Inside and out there is so much to consider.

We loved it and did not want to leave.

We have raved about it and recommended it to all our friends.

Besides all the styling beauty, a generous breakfast hamper and bathroom products - so much to appreciate.

A real treat - thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kersti and Stuart, for your lovely feedback. That means so much to us, we really appreciate it, and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much.
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Great place and handy

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend and close t everything you might want to do

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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unique country accomodation


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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