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Frogsong Strawbale Cottages

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Frogsong cottages are a brand new holiday accommodation, 2km from Goughs Bay and Lake Eildon, in the foothills of the High Country.

Guests enjoy comfortable winter and summer holidays in owner built local strawbale and earthen render cottages in a 5-acre native setting.

Come and enjoy the Lake, Rivers and Mountains at their tranquil best.

Frogsong cottages provide an eco-sustainable Landcare haven from which to explore Lake Eildon & Mount Buller scenery, national parks and activities. Winter sports abound: Cross country, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Mt Buller or Mt Stirling or bush walking, fishing, horse riding & cycling. The bustling town of Mansfield is only 15 mins away, offering a range of interesting eateries, shopping and markets, and shuttle access to Mount Buller and Stirling, along with snow equipment hire and purchase.

Frogsong cottages are spacious to suit the needs of families or friends (sleeps 4/5 or 2/3 on Queen, Double & single beds). Each cottage is fully self-contained, with kitchenette, cheerful wood burning heaters in the lounge area that looks through north facing french windows onto private decks. As well as the passive solar heating that this provides, solar panels provide hot water and power, while the strawbale walls keep the living spaces insulated against heat and cold.

All linen, towels, tea and plunger coffee is provided with self prepared continental breakfast including a house-made loaf and muffins on Sunday mornings.

An attractive grassed and shaded BBQ area is available for our guests informal use, along with 5 acres of native open grass and bushland for onsite rambling. Or BBQ at Gough Bay's Picnic Point, a gentle ramble around Mountain Bay, Gough's Bay and the swimming spots at local rivers & creeks

TARIFF: Family Units: $140 per couple nightly. Double: $120 per couple nightly.

Extra guests: $20 per night

Children, 0 - 6 yrs: No charge

Check in: from 2pm Check out: 11 am

Onsite parking.


LOCAL WINERIES within 15 mins drive

*Delatite Winery *Kinloch Winery *Buller View

BOUTIQUE BEERS Jamieson Brewery

6 boutique beers on tap


Year round Hiking on many bush tracks in the foothills of the mountains.

Horse riding at Merrijig and Barwite.

Cycling, Boating, Fishing and Trail bike riding

Olive Groves, Berry & Cherry Farms

Entertainment for all the Family at:

Mansfield Armchair Cinema

Mansfield Zoo, Botanic Gardens

Scenic Flights

Local theatre group productions

Farmers Markets every 3rd Sat of the month

"Made in Mansfield" - featuring local artists and crafts people

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Mountain Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Frogsong Strawbale Cottages
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews

Pete and Mary

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our weekend stay Maggie and David were so friendly and Jimie Joe had a great time too

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia

Great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Great for the family. Maggie was very helpful with excellent communication.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Campsie, New South Wales, Australia

Host went out of the way

  • 5 of 5

Maggie went out of the way to make the stay at her beautiful cottage possible for me on a weekend everything was sold out near the ski field. And then she topped it up with a very elaborate tray of continental breakfast. Thank you Maggie, you are very very kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Fairly rustic

  • 3 of 5

Rustic, not luxurious, good location, interesting.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful, friendly & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Maggie and Dave are exceptional hosts. Beautiful modern strawbale cottages set in a perfect bush setting. Very close to Lake Eildon. The frog song each evening filled up our spirits watching the night sky - we actually saw a shooting star. Lovely home cooked muffins on the weekend...with local raspberries. Close to Mansfield and gorgeous Jameison and The Wrong Side Brewery. Our little dog Django had a fantastic holiday too. We can't wait to return! Thanks Maggie and Dave!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy and beautiful with the right balance of seclusion.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Other Activities:

Lake Eildon,Mt Buller


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 4 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

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