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The Millbend House -Peaceful Luxury by Ovens River

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

*The Millbend House boasts 40 squares over 2 levels and sleeps a maximum of 10 or a couple can just enjoy the spacious lower floor. Tasteful artwork furnishing and design throughout makes for a feeling of a restful cocooned holiday . A welcome pack including champagne and light first breakfast, tea and coffee, first few rounds of firewood is provided to get you started on your holiday.

We are pet friendly, child friendly and cyclist friendly catering for small to larger groups of all types. Please be aware that there is no fencing to the river or the Great Alpine road so young children and pets need to be carefully supervised at the borders of the property.

The property is perfectly positioned with direct access from the rear to the rail trail and riverside crown land walking paths and to the Great Alpine road at front with national park directly opposite.

Bright Township is 4 kms away, 6 mins by car or cycle in on the bike path 15 mins.

The main bedroom downstairs has parquetry flooring is fitted with a king size bed, duck down topper and luxury high thread count linens and opens onto the deck. This bedroom also features a large picture window with outlook onto private acreage extending to the river. The walk in dressing room and ensuite are spacious with high ceilings travertine stonework an oversize rain shower, separate spa bath, and a 4 person infrared sauna.

There is an additional single bedroom downstairs at the opposite end of corridor to the main bedroom .

The kitchen living and dining flooring is oversize rusted metallic porcelain tiles.

The Gourmet kitchen features black granite bench and countertops and is equipped to cook a storm for a dozen or more or simply make the most of ready to eat local produce.

The exquisite Brazilian Mahogany dining table seats 10 and over looks the deck through floor to ceiling concertina glass doors which can be folded back in warm weather or eat and relax alfresco on the casual furniture on the deck with local birdlife as visitors.

In cold weather follow the instructions to set the combustion log fire and warm up with a glass of wine in front of the the blue stone clad firebox while it heats the hydronic panels on ground floor. The main bedrooms up and downstairs each have additional split system heating and cooling units .The main lounge also has a reverse cycle heater and aircon unit a comfortable leather suite to fall asleep on with a 60 inch smart LED TV with DVD player.

Wifi is provided .

The sizeable second bathroom is located downstairs with an oversize rain shower and finished in granite throughout.

Upstairs the floors are fresh polished wormy chestnut boards with rugs and retro styling. The Vaulted A frame roof overlies a large airy upstairs main bedroom that sleeps 3. A split king size European electric bed with fine linen and a single bed for a child or 3rd. person.

A second Queen size bed for a couple is situated in an alcove off the upstairs rumpus room, which also contains two further single beds.

This upstairs rumpus room is great for a teenage or kids retreat with its own Bluetooth sound system, lounge suite, baby foot soccer game. Or with 2 families used as a second lounge it has space to read and relax with views through a large A frame window overlooking the tree tops.

The Millbend House has a multitude of local attractions and activities to suit all interests and is a private welcoming retreat to return to for pampering.

Local attractions

An abundance of wineries and gourmet food purveyors are in and around Bright Porepunkah and Myrtleford in the Ovens Valley itself. Milawa, Beechworth, Hotham and Falls Creek are all around 40 mins scenic drive from here.

There is a local deer farm, berry farm. Trout farm, butter and cheese factory.

The Bright Brewery has live music pizza ovens and alfresco dining, only part of a wide range of local pubs, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens.

Activities are all year round

Mountain biking, cycling , walking , hiking , Alpine and cross country skiing,dirt bike riding , motorcycling , swimming ,picnicking , wine tasting , dining , music venues , shopping , art galleries . Too many to list.

Millbend House is your perfect base in the Alpine Region.

What our last tenants said ,



From: David

Date: 8/6/2015


Hi Stuart

Just a quick email to let you know that everything went well during our

stay at Millbend.

It is a beautiful home and had everything we needed. Thank you for a

wonderful stay and we will definitely recommended it to our family and


Thank you


More Details

Biggins Stuart
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Porepunkah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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The Millbend House -Peaceful Luxury by Ovens River
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spectacular Spring break on the river

  • 5 of 5

Our family adored this property , blossoms fruit trees parrots , on the river . Dogs loved it too .

Lots of creature comforts inside with a fire at night . Secluded yet close to Porepunkah with a short walk and Bright 4 mins in car .

Robin propery manager was l

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pattie , you picked a great spring weekend and left the place in great order . Glad Robin could help you out with your local questions . Dont forget we do 10 percent off for repeat clients so visit again . Stuart
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Werribee, Victoria, Australia

fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

our family enjoyed our stay at The Millbend House enormously.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awesome Easter Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to relax with family and friends. We enjoyed socialising in the outdoor area, and taking in the undisturbed views down to the bottom of the garden. We had peaceful cosy evenings sat in front of the log fire while watching Movies through our Netflix account - love the Smart TV! The house location was ideal, being close to Bright and a range of great pubs. It was also well positioned for long walks along the river; we walked to Bright one day and Porepunkah the next day.

We appreciated the well equiped kitchen, the very generous welcome pack, the cosy living space and not to forget the quality bed linen.

Thanks Robin for replying so promptly to all my questions.

Thank you! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic retreat right on River and rail trail !!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the owner and manager ,

Our family plus two dogs had the best long weekend with lush secluded surrounds in a spacious luxurious home away from home . Amazingly well equipped kitchen even a spiralizer !!!

Great sun drenched deck trees and parrots overhead , fruit trees and the river beyond - a hammock too !

Super comfy beds and linen , spa bath candles and sauna - we felt spoilt - the gift pack was generous and nothing was too much trouble when we contacted Robin the property manager for advice re activities close by with our pets .

A dog bed was there too !!!!

Highly recommend this property and will be rebooking soon .

Evie .

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had the best weekend at the property. The split aircons warmed the place up before we got the big fire place going with the hydronic panels. Such a big house with so much room. The configuration will be perfect for my next stay with my family and friends and the descrition of the layout of the rooms was spot on. The welcome pack was a very nice entry present. It set the tone for our stay. The only complaint I have is It needs a nespresso machine but when I come back Ill bring my own. Thanks again for everything.


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lindsay glad all went well , I will get Robin the property manager to add a nespresso machine on the next maintenance visit in 2 weeks time , I am sure other customers will appreciate it , thanks for the comments . Hope to have you back soon . Stuart {Owner]
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely property

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tara glad you had a lovely weekend. Please visit again , we discount our return guests . Stuart
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Other Activities:

Nature retreat on River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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