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The Churches Boutique Accommodation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This gorgeous property, The Churches, has won Gold at the 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards in the Self Contained Accommodation. This comes after a Bronze Award in 2016 which signals something special at this venue. The relaxed atmosphere of The Churches, nestled on a quiet tree lined property only minutes from the heart of Shepparton, is perfect for any type of getaway - a short stay or longer holiday.

The award winning four star self contained accommodation is a fusing of history and modern day contemporary comforts designed to charm even the most discerning visitor.

The beautifully renovated century old church has been transformed into a stylish, modern three bedroom home ready to cater for your romantic weekend retreat or a fun-filled holiday away from it all. Perfect for the whole family or larger groups.

The mezzanine master bedroom features queen bed and ensuite. A second queen room and a twin king single room gives plenty of flexibility for couples and groups of up to six people.

The open plan light-filled lounge features a wonderfully cosy couch to relax in front of the TV or read. A second sitting area with leather couches and TV gives everyone the chance to relax.

The gorgeous eating area is the perfect place for a long, lazy breakfast or take your morning coffee in the pretty courtyard and gardens with plenty of seating to enjoy the private property.

Features include:

* Accommodation for up to 6 people.

* Three bedrooms.

*Ensuite and second bathroom and toilet

* All bedding, linen and towels provided

* Portacot /high chair available

* Lounge with TV, DVD.

* Separate sitting area in Kitchen

*Ducted heating and cooling

*Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances

* Laundry with washing machine

* Smoke free

* BBQ and entertaining area

* Off street parking

* Information on nearby restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, shows

* No Pets.

Shepparton, Goulburn Valley

Two hours north of Melbourne in the Heart of Victoria, Shepparton is a perfect place for rest and relaxation for a weekend or long break. Bring the family and entertain the kids at the many child friendly attractions, including Kidstown, Emerald Bank Adventure Park, Aquamoves and Splash Park, bowling, cinema, canoeing on Lake Victoria, bike tracks.

The Goulburn Valley also has some of the best vineyards and wineries in Victoria, award winning restaurants, museums, art galleries, live theatre and natural beauty.

Shepparon is also 90 minutes from Albury/Wodonga and only an hour from the mighty Murray River at Echuca or Cobram, making it the perfect place to stay to explore this region.


The Churches is set amongst the Goulburn Valley's orchards and is a tranquil oasis away from the centre of town but close enough to enjoy local restaurants, wine bars, children's activities and attractions, live stage shows and other attractions such as wineries, farm gate produce sales, movie theatre, nature walks, country drives and one of the best retail centres outside metropolitan Victoria.

More Details

Cheryl Hammer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Orrvale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Churches Boutique Accommodation
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Wonderful, well equipped and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My colleague and I stayed here whilst working in Shepparton for the week. The house was ideal for us as we had a car and drove into work each day. The house has all the creature comforts and a really well equipped kitchen. We cooked at home most nights and during the day were able to enjoy the amazing local food at numerous cafes and restaurants in town. The house is warm and great for relaxing after work. There is plenty of space for family groups considering it too!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Jael. We hope to welcome you back one day. Shepparton is a very welcoming place and glad you could experience some of it. Cheryl, The Churches
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Interesting property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at The Churches for the June long weekend. It's an interesting property - small converted wooden church - and that on its own makes it a more interesting place to stay than a cookie cutter hotel or motel unit. It's surprisingly spacious inside and would be comfortable for the max of 6 guests - in addition to the lounge room the large kitchen has a couple of sofas. The kitchen and two bathrooms are modern and fresh and the polished wooden floorboards give the place a warm feel. The property is located a few kms outside the town center among orchards, and the kitchen is a pleasant place to sit and look out at the trees. The property is well maintained, clean and the kitchen is well equipped so that self catering is very practical. We were pleased to see things like cooking oil and salt and pepper provided. Overall it was a very pleasant place to stay for the long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think our church is special Graham, and are so glad you enjoyed it too. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Cheryl
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Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing gardens and setting, plenty of room for the kids to run. Great selection of outdoor tables and chairs to eat lunch and snacks, kids loved picking different settings to eat at. The cubby was a huge hit!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Clare and so glad you enjoyed the outdoor areas too. We love sharing our special place with guests. Hope to see you back sometime . Cheryl
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Exellent property

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped with great location. Will definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brad, thank you for the positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future - might be for another Shepparton Shake Out. I have heard great reports on the event.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The Churches. Beautiful place. Has everything you could possibly want. It was beautifully presented and clean. Comfortable beds with a great choice of pillows. Extremely helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your lovely review. We do our best to offer a quality visitor experience at our property and the Shepparton region. Our recent Bronze Award at the Victorian Tourism Awards makes us even more determined to present an excellent venue for your stay. Regards, Cheryl
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great Country Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous renovated 3 bedroom house in old church building. Master bedroom seperate to other bedrooms although would be more private & quiet with door at top of stairs. Great bathrooms with plenty of mirrors. Great kitchen with all you need. Lovely living area. Great outdoor area with chubby house even! A little more attention to cleanliness in one of the bedrooms & maintenance to one of the doors would make this an excellent property!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anne, Thank you so much for the review and your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We have been in and fixed the door on downstairs queen room before our next guests arrived, and will investigate the "cleanliness" of a bedroom with my cleaner, as I pride myself on the way we present our property and cleanliness is top of my list which is reflected in most of the reviews. Thank you again for your lovely comments and I hope to see you back at The Churches one day. Kind Regards.
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Other Activities:

Greater Shepparton & surrounds


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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