About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Haldegarte is a mudbrick and timber mansion set in 15 beautiful acres overlooking Warburton, Mt Donna Buang and the Yarra Valley. Although secluded, Haldegarte is only two minutes to the village and all its attractions.
The main house is centred around a huge cathedral-ceiling living area with a fantastic wood heater and a large open fire. The living/lounge area adjoins a large dining area with a 19th Century refectory table which seats 10. This in turn leads to a large fully equipped entertainer's kitchen. All have spectacular views over Warburton and up the Yarra Valley.
Haldegarte was developed with eco-sensitivity as the core philosophy. We are "off-grid" for water and run a composting waste system. Acquired in early 2016, we have invested in furnishing and decorating the house in a quirky yet high-quality way throughout We sought out the most comfortable beds we could source and everything we added was designed to be in keeping with the craftsmanship that went into creating Haldegarte. Many guests have commented on the immediate sense of calm and vitality you feel the minute you step out of the car.
Please note that unless specifically stated otherwise, quoted stay rates don't include the provision of linen.
However, if you prefer not to bring your own and make up your beds, we have a local service that makes up the beds and provides towels, facewashers etc for $30 per bed room used and supplied with linen during your stay.
We have three very spacious, exceptionally comfortable queen/king rooms within the house and for larger parties, we have a mezzanine room with another queen bed. We also have a small romantic cottage on the property that has a queen bedroom, a small but fully functional bathroom, a basic kitchen/living space with a woodheater and a lovely veranda with stunning views. (Please note that the cottage will attract an additional fee if used.)
Haldegarte also offers a massive laundry, two full bathrooms and a separate toilet off the laundry (and the facilities in the cottage). There is a veranda with outdoor setting running along the front of the house with amazing views.
We are blessed with a huge variety of wildlife, birds and insects as well as hundreds of cultivated and indigenous plants. The gardens are extensive and tiered and we have several ponds throughout which means we have to unfortunately discourage families with very young children. The garden has multiple areas including lawns, secret retreats, an orchard, a veggie garden and hidden paths. It literally takes a weekend to explore it all.
Haldegarte is ideal for hosting those special milestones such as significant birthdays. We invite questions about how the house and gardens might be used for such occasions. With a lower paddock, we have ample parking on the property.
We invite your enquiries and questions. We are experienced and highly-rated Stayz owners and frequently use Stayz as guests so have a deep appreciation of how to make any stay, wonderful!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Even better than the pictures!
This property was so wonderful the pictures just don't do it justice. It was the perfect winter escape for our group, the kitchen was well equipped to cook a large meal for 9 and the gardens were relaxing for the grown ups and full of adventure for the kids. We were cosy and warm all weekend with the double fireplaces that were thoughtfully pre-lit by our host! Would return in a heartbeat!
Hi Beth, it was a pleasure to host you and thanks for your kind words. Seems I'd better get the camera out and take some different pics. Glad you had a great time. Carl and Fi
We loved our xmas in July celebrations at Haldegarte - house was perfect for a big group. We will be definitely coming back.
Thanks Maree....I didn't know you were doing Christmas in July....we would have put the tree and decorations up! Many thanks again for choosing Haldegarte. Carl
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, everything was excellent and Carl was thoughtful and had everything ready to perfection, we will definitely stay again
Hello Olivia.....many thanks for your kinds words and I'm glad you enjoyed your winter stay. Come back again soon.
A wonderful property with an inspiring view
As a group of eight girls we stayed at Haldegarte for a weekend. The living area was perfect for a large group and the open fire enhanced the atmosphere. We cooked on both nights and found the kitchen facilities more than adequate. The garden and views are delightful and we enjoyed the walk into town. The owner, Carl (whom we didn't meet) was very helpful during planning/booking. Great experience all round!
Marcia, thanks for choosing Haldegarte and when we got up to the house yesterday, it was hard to find evidence you'd visited, so neat and clean had you left it. Glad that it met your hopes and expectations and thank you for being a pleasure to work with on such special trips with friends. Carl
Excellent - can't wait to return
We stayed at "Haldgarte" over the Christmas break for 8 days : the house was perfect for our needs although we didn't use the somewhat challenging loft room, which would be better - and a great adventure - for young children. The gardens were just beautiful and gave us so much pleasure. A perfect place for our dogs to enjoy the holiday also - a bonus was a 5 minute trip each day to the Yarra River running through the lovely little town. Carl, the owner, was incredibly helpful and responsive to our inquiries. We ate every meal at the outdoor setting enjoying the beautiful vistas to the mountains, the breeze and the wonderful and varied birdlife. Carl and Fiona have created a very beautiful garden with ponds and resident frogs. The house was wonderfully comfortable (great beds), spacious and homely - we really didn't want to leave. Close by rainforest walks were delightful and the wineries, Healesville gin distillery (Melbourne Gin Company - highly recommended) only a pleasant 40 min drive away. A part of the Yarra we haven't been to before but definitely want to return to. Thank you , Carl and Fiona - we will be back. Haldegarte was the perfect retreat for our family to meet up in , relax and unwind in.
Thank you for your lovely description and it is good to know you experienced what we strive to create for every group of guests. Thanks too for your efforts in the garden. We had a similar rain and bark fall yesterday so back to square one again in the garden! And at your suggestion a brand new fridge arrived yesterday....Thank you Jenny.
Fabulous family weekend
We have just returned from our two night stay at Haldegarte and our group of 12 had an absolute ball. Our group comprised of 5 adults and 7 children (ages 4-11) and this beautiful property well and truly catered for our every need.
We were so impressed upon arrival, the outlook across Warburton is just beautiful, the house itself is extremely well furnished, absolutely spotless and appointed with everything we needed for our weekend away. Comfy beds and a roaring wood fire made for a cosy weekend and the kids loved exploring the expansive gardens before settling in for dinner around a huge dining table that easily accommodated us all.
We will definitely be returning to Haldegarte, I miss the house already and can't wait to go back. The owner Carl was so lovely to deal with, the whole process was seamless, I highly recommend.
Nerilee, I couldn't be more pleased that you fell in love with Haldegarte as we have and that you all had a good time. Thank you...it means a lot after a lot of work to set things up. Carl and Fi.