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Kilmuir Country Retreat - groups up to 17 people

Mansfield VIC, Australia
  • House
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps17
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Self contained, historic, renovated shearers' quarters for groups of 8-17 people

Kilmuir Country Retreat is designed for groups of 8-17 people. Located just five minutes from Mansfield township, it offers unrivalled privacy and tranquillity in an historic, rural setting from yesteryear.

The cottage has been extensively renovated and updated with modern conveniences, including an undercover alfresco dining area. Kilmuir Country Retreat provides a relaxing and unique holiday experience.

Minimum stay - 2 nights, long weekends - 3 nights, Easter - 4 nights.

Minimum group size - 8 adults or equivalent tariff. A minimum charge per night may also apply.

The 8 bedrooms are

1 X queen - 1 X queen sized bed

2 X doubles - 1 X double bed per room

4 X twin share - 2 X single beds per room

1 X triple - 1 X single bed and 1 X single bunk

Tariff includes all linen, towels, face washers, soaps, electric blankets, heaters for winter and fans in summer.

The triple room adjoins the queen room with a lockable door between the two rooms. All bedrooms open onto the verandas. A double and a twin share bedroom can be accessed from the lounge as well as the verandas.

There are four new toilets and four new showers. All shower bases are hip baths, ideal for bathing small children.

The lounge has a flat screen TV, couches, armchairs, coffee tables and a gas faux-fire.

The adjoining kitchen/dining room is fully self contained and equipped. It has a large, new gas stove and oven, microwave, fridges, freezer, dishwasher and a walk in pantry. Crockery, cutlery, cookware, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper are provided.

There is a drying room for skiers' use in winter.

The new, under cover, alfresco dining area easily seats 17 people. It features an overhead fan for warmer weather, gas heaters for cooler times, a six burner barbecue and stainless steel bench. Views across the lawns, gardens and farmland to Mt Battery provide a picturesque, tranquil and relaxing backdrop.

Mansfield township, dress shops, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, The Great Victorian Rail Trail, Mansfield Golf Course and Samaria State Park are only five minutes away. For mountain bike cyclists, the Epic Trail and downhill trails at Mt Buller are easily accessible.

Lake Nillahcootie and Mansfield Zoo are a ten minute drive, while it is 15 minutes to Lake Eildon. Horse riding is available nearby. Kilmuir Country Retreat is the ideal base for exploring the region's mountains, lakes, rivers, state and national parks, local wineries, the winter ski fields at Mt Buller and Mt Stirling and Mansfield's famous coffee shops and restaurants.

Kilmuir is an historic sheep and cattle property. Eighty acres was purchased at the first auction of Mansfield farmland on June 7, 1854, for one pound per acre. Over the following 130 years purchase of adjoining land saw the property grow to over 1,000 acres.

A considerable workforce was employed to work on the farm. Many of the men and some of their families lived at Kilmuir in workers' cottages. Kilmuir Country Retreat was originally the shearers' quarters.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be made to overseas bank accounts.


Erica Lowing

Member Since 2015
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 26, 2018


    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        3 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 7
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 8
        1 double


        • 4 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Rural


                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Drying room for ski gear in winter doubles as a walk in pantry for the rest of the year.
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided


                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                Large gas oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                Two refrigerators, one includes a freezer section
                              • Stove
                                Large, five burner gas stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Television


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Extensive lawns and gardens featuring Australian native plants and roses.
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • smoking allowed
                                                Smoking allowed outside only


                                                  • library
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • waterfalls
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing


                                                                  • Destress, relax and unwind in the unrivalled privacy of historic Kilmuir Country Retreat. Feels like it is far from the bustle and stress of modern life. Meanwhile, Mansfield township is only a five minute drive away.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                    23 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Fantastic group accomodation

                                                                    NIC H.

                                                                    We had a great weekend away at kilmuir house. The house and backyard entertaining area is superb. We had 16 people stay and had no troubles at all fitting. Erica was a great host. We will definitely be back again next year.

                                                                    A gem!


                                                                    What an awesome place! We had 4 families with kids who were older teenage/ early twenties and there was something for everyone, with enough space for everyone to have a great weekend. The renovated shearers’ quarters still retain their charm, but were also very comfortable. The separate bedrooms were cosy, each opening onto the front or back veranda. Small heaters in each room were more than enough to take the edge off the crisp Mansfield mornings. The big kitchen was ideal for our group of 16 and the lounge room was perfect to sit by the fire. We had good weather, so eating in the spacious outdoor living area or sitting on the veranda in the afternoon was a treat.

                                                                    Erica was the perfect host. She showed us around the farm, which was full of history, including the old shearing shed, which is still in use. Some of our group were bush walkers, so Erica provided us with lots of local knowledge regarding walks. She even went into the tourist centre herself one day to pick up more information for us!

                                                                    A great holiday venue - highly recommended!

                                                                    Perfect place for family retreat!!

                                                                    JOLENE M.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                                    Our extended family stay at Kilmuir was excellent. It accommodated our four families easily with warm comfortable bedding and great kitchen facilities. The outdoor deck, table and bbq area are a highlight. Kids had an awesome time exploring the gardens. Wonderful warm hospitality from Erica who ensures you have everything you need. Very likely to become an annual tradition for our families.

                                                                    Farm Stay

                                                                    Pat M.McCrae, Victoria, Australia

                                                                    It was a very enjoyable stay at Kilmuir, lots of space for kids to play.

                                                                    Great outdoor eating space.

                                                                    Excellent !!

                                                                    kamel k.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                                    Fantastic place to stay, very relaxing and quite area esp the outside dinning area with a beautiful nature looking. No neighbours around the house which gives more confident to don't worry about the noise if you stay late at night. The house was very clean and neat. Great kitchen equipment, everything you need is there plus the BBQ equipment. In short, it is amazing to stay at Kilmuir. Thanks to Erica who was very lovely and accommodating host !

                                                                    a wonderful place for the extended family

                                                                    ANNETTE H.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                                    We found everything we wanted at Kilmuir for an extended family gathering where we gathered to celebrate a birthday. All ages were delighted by the place. The 2 grandchildren arrived to be invited to see the new born calf( great for city kids) and family and partners were all happy in that they all had their own separate bedrooms...a basic room, each one opening onto the front or back verandahs of the shearing shed, but comfortable beds, electric blankets and heaters. The kitchen /meals area was a fantastic place to all be preparing a real cook up and feast. Two fridges, large stove, lots of pots and pans etc made for an easy place to work in. The adjoining lounge sitting area , although smaller, worked well and had a fantastic heater which heated the whole area.

                                                                    Couches on both front and back verandahs allowed us to sit and enjoy superb sunsets and for the early birds the sunrises. The garden surrounding the property was inspiring and full of birds. Cattle in the adjoining paddock, kangaroos in the late afternoons and a close walk to hear the pobblebonk frogs (not sure of that spelling) all provided interest. There was a great BBq area and outside tables and chairs scattered around the garden gave quiet spaces if anyone needed them Our host was helpful, very friendly and informative and made our stay very special. Nothing was too much bother for her.... somehow she managed to also provide us with the most glorious weather for the 4 days that we were there! Thanks Erica!


                                                                    Mansfield VIC, Australia


                                                                    23 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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