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Stockmans Cottage - Rural elegance at Mooramong!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

This very attractive house with return verandah is one of three individually sited and recently renovated cottages on an historic National Trust property - the Mooramong Homestead estate. Surrounded by lovely gardens in a parklike setting which includes many established trees, an orchard, swimming pool, tennis court and a number of historic outbuildings, these charming and well-appointed cottages are a very peaceful retreat from the busy modern world.

SPECIAL PRICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LARGER GROUPS - for Bookings that comprise the use of two or three cottages. Overseers Cottage can accommodate 6 guests (2 Queen BR's + 1 Twin Share). The Rouseabouts Quarters accommodates up to 10 guests (2 Queen BR's + 1 large BR with a Double & 2 sets of Twin bunks).

Total capacity of the three cottages is 22 guests.

Suitable for couples, families and small groups travelling together, with many opportunities on the property for walking and cycling.

Centrally situated mid-way between Ballarat and the Grampians, this fully self-contained cottage features elegant furniture, three generous bedrooms, excellent cooking facilities and a fabulous 'wet room' style luxury bathroom, with an additional ensuite.

Stockmans Cottage can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, with two Queen bedrooms and a third room with a zip King bed, which can also alternate as a Twin Share. It is suitable for up to three couples, a group of friends or a family.

Facilities include reverse cycle airconditioning, wood fire with wood supplied, fully equipped kitchen with dual fuel cooker, dishwasher, microwave and all crockery, cutlery, glassware etc. Automatic washing machine, all linen and towels supplied. Front verandah, BBQ and outdoor furniture.

Large flat screen TV, DVD and full stereo micro-system with iPod dock.

Canine guests are very welcome to stay in the Overseers Cottage and the Rouseabouts Quarters at Mooramong.

THE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS MOORAMONG HOMESTEAD

The principal feature of the property is the amazing Mooramong homestead, first built in the Victorian era, but converted to an Art Deco showpiece in 1938 by Hollywood silent movie star Claire Adams, in conjunction with her husband Donald 'Scobie' Mackinnon, son of LJS Mackinnon [of Mackinnon Stakes horse-racing fame].

Mooramong homestead is a living museum, complete with furniture, furnishings and keepsakes from the 30's through to the 70's and also has a large Hollywood style swimming pool and cabana. A complimentary tour of the homestead is offered to cottage guests, together with use of the large swimming pool and tennis court. There is also the enjoyment of relaxing with a picnic, or having a BBQ in the beautifully maintained walled garden that surrounds the homestead.

The gardens are very well suited to Wedding ceremonies and other celebrations, including Bridal Showers, Anniversaries and Birthdays, with accommodation available onsite.

The homestead and cottages are located on a large farming property, running approximately 3,500 merino cross sheep, growing crops including canola and wheat varieties, with the additional attraction of a 600 acre Nature Reserve and wetlands to explore.

As featured on the ABC 'Landline' program, in partnership with Zoos Victoria the National Trust is hosting the important Maremma Guardian Dog Trial research project in this reserve, which could help save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.

Eastern Barred Bandicoots were once widespread across the basalt plains of south-western Victoria and were present in great numbers at Mooramong. As a result of introduced predators such as foxes and habitat loss, this amazing native marsupial is currently extinct in the wild, existing only predator-proof release sites (including at Mooramong) and zoos.

The "Bandicoot Bodyguards" Guardian Dog program will trial whether bandicoots, protected by specially trained Maremma Guardian Dogs, may be able to form self-sustaining populations in areas that are not enclosed by feral proof fences. Maremma dogs and pups are currently being trained at Werribee Open Range Zoo for this important work.

This trial draws on the success of programs such as the Middle Island Maremma Dog Project (the inspiration for the Australian film Oddball) where Maremmas have successfully protected Little Penguins from fox predation.

EXPLORE THE WESTERN PLAINS, THE GRAMPIANS AND THE GOLDFIELDS

Mooramong is conveniently located mid-way between Ballarat and Hamilton, on the plains of the famed Western District of Victoria. Search for an elusive platypus in nearby Skipton, 'the home of the platypus" and where the Art Gallery Café is a lovely place to enjoy lunch.

Cycle along the Rail Trail between Skipton and Ballarat and visit the beautiful Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary on the way at Linton, with Enfield State Park just south-east of this charming township. There are a number of waterways and catchments in the area, including Blacks Creek Nature Conservation Reserve, Lake Wongan Wildlife Reserve and Lake Bolac, for great fishing, boating and water ski-ing.

To the east you can experience all the attractions of the nearby Goldfields region, including Sovereign Hill, Lake Wendouree, the Botanical Gardens and the Art Gallery at Ballarat.

To the west is Hamilton and Halls Gap, with the spectacular natural beauty of the Grampians National Park and Victoria Valley. For something really special, have a truly gourmet experience visiting the renowned Victoria Hotel at Dunkeld, located in the shadow of the Grampians.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

Amenities

Skipton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Map

Other Activities:

Mooramong Homestead & gardens

Photos

Rates & Availability

Skipton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-peak Rates
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Grand Final Weekend 2017
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$298
$594
$1,118
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Oct 23 2017 - Oct 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Melbourne Cup Weekend
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$298
$594
$1,177
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Special Event Weekends
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$198
$396
$968
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Nov 26 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Nov 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Christmas School Holidays 1
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$198
From
$396
$792
$1,177
 
 
Xmas / Easter School Holidays 2
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$275
$549
$1,118
 
 
Australia Day Weekend
Jan 25 2018 - Jan 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
From
$298
$594
$1,185
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Jan 28 2018 - Feb 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Feb 2 2018 - Feb 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Feb 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Feb 12 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Feb 23 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Special Event Weekends
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$198
$396
$968
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Labour Day Weekend
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$174
From
$298
$594
$1,118
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Mar 16 2018 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Mar 19 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Mar 23 2018 - Mar 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Mar 26 2018 - Mar 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Easter Long Weekend
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$192
From
$411
$822
$1,256
 
 
Xmas / Easter School Holidays 2
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$275
$549
$1,118
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Apr 13 2018 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Apr 16 2018 - Apr 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Apr 20 2018 - Apr 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Apr 23 2018 - Apr 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-Peak Weekend
Apr 27 2018 - Apr 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Off-peak Rates
Apr 30 2018 - May 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$183
$366
$916
 
 
Xmas / Easter School Holidays 2
May 4 2018 - Jun 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$275
$549
$1,118
 
 
Queens Birthday Weekend
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$174
From
$298
$594
$1,118
 
 
Xmas / Easter School Holidays 2
Jun 11 2018 - Jan 24 2019
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$275
$549
$1,118
 

Notes

  • 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 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests
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