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Kinross Metcalfe Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse on 50 acres in rural setting. Near Kyneton and Castlemaine.

Enjoy the views of the Metcalfe Hills, wander down to the creek, watch the birds and kangaroos on this 50 acre cattle property.This is a bird watchers paradise. 15 minute drive to the local towns of Kyneton, Castlemaine, Malmsbury and Redesdale. Close to the Castlemaine-Maldon 18km bike trail. The entire 3 bedroom house is yours for your stay. Accommodates up to 5 people - children welcome. Children under 2 free. Great holiday for families. Minimum booking is for 1 night.Maximum booking 4 nights during winter. 3 bedrooms _ 1 Queen with electric blanket, 1 double and 2 single beds. Portocot and high chair available. A country-style kitchen with stove, fridge, cooking utensils and a gas heater. Breakfast ingredients are supplied for 2 days. Tea/coffee facilities are available. TV/DVD player in lounge room with a wood combustion fire, and a gas BBQ is available on the verandah along with an outdoor setting. Linen and towels are provided. The house is fully solar-powered. Pets welcome. Please note: fans available but no airconditioning. Swimming at local Cascades is a pleasure.Maximum stay 4 nights.

Margaret Naish
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Margaret Naish

Hi. I am the property manager and live in another house on the property. Formally a school principal I then had a tree change and moved here from Melbourne after my father died to manage his farm. As my parents no longer used the old farmhouse, we decided to renovate and offer a Bed and Breakfast for travellers and those who want to "get away from it all" for a few days.

Margaret Naish purchased this house in 1989

Why Margaret Naish chose Metcalfe

This property is a family property bought by my parents in 1989. They improved the property and added a lot of the infrastructure. My husband and I refurbished the old farmhouse, built our house and now manage the property with the BnB and the cattle.

What makes this house unique

Secluded and yet close to major centres such as Castlemaine and Kyneton and only 30 minutes from Bendigo. An easy 1 hour drive from Melbourne. Close to the Castlemaine - Maldon bike trail and local wineries at Coliban Valley and Sutton Grange. A beautiful rural setting surrounded by 100 year old gum trees and overlooking the lovely Metcalfe Valley.


Metcalfe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets to be on leash outside the houseyard. Please remove dog dropping before you leave.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Kinross Metcalfe Farm-Peace and tranquility overlooking the Metcalfe Valley
average rating of 4.35 based on 20 reviews

Lovely house in a lovely setting- very quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Great place to enjoy quiet, lovely views and a cute little house which was very clean and comfortable - our dog also had a great time

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this treasure of a place. So beautiful and peaceful. And a very welcoming atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karilyn. Yes it is a beautiful spot, and with the newly painted interior and new gas heater, as well as the woodheater is is a cosy place to get away for the weekend. Please come again! Marg
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Bayside, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful but needs a makeover

  • 3 of 5

The farm definitely needs an update and the kitchen needed a good clean. Our peace and quiet on the night was spoiled by party noise out in the middle of nowhere!!!! The breakfast items left for us were great and enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barb for your review. We believe the retro character and charm of the Californian bungalow house, as the photos on Stayz show, would be spoiled with a modern update. The kitchen was definitely cleaned thoroughly before your arrival. We also believe the price charged is extremely reasonable as it includes a whole house and breakfast, and in a beautiful secluded setting. Unfortunately we have no control over parties in the district which are, however extremely rare. Thanks Marg
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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful family weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. The cottage was lovely and very cosy with the fire heating the house all night. We enjoyed playing card games by the fire once the kids were tucked up in bed. Beds were comfy, and everyone had a good night's sleep. Breakfast provisions were delicious and snacks were a friendly welcome. There were lovely touches throughout the house to make family stays more comfortable. The teapots were also a very cute idea. We had a great time going on walks around the property, seeing many kangaroos in the morning. Cottage was in great condition for its age and we enjoyed reading about its history. We look forward to staying again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We agree, the location is beautiful and the olde style cottage gives a different view of life. Please contact me again and make another time to visit. Thanks Marg
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Back to nature

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay with the kids. The fire warmed up the house (we closed a few doors to focus the heat in particular areas), the paddocks provided lots of space for the kids with a highlight being the birth of a calf whilst there. The host was lovely and very helpful and breakfast covered all taste buds! If you are seeking somewhere to escape and get back to basics, this is the place to be. Kids (10 & 12) are already asking to go back. We took advantage of the courtesy pick up/drop off service offered by Elphinstone Hotel and enjoyed a lovely meal there on the Saturday night.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim for your lovely words. Yes do come back again if you wish. You were lucky to be here while the cows were calving - we have 4 little ones now and they're all doing well!
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable and well set out. Our dogs had a great time in the large fully enclosed yard. Was lovely to come back to the fire being lit every night.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Calder Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Get away from it all.

Cascades waterfalls and rockpools in local area. Bike riding and horse riding (BYO horse and supplies - paddock available).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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