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Mawarra Manor - marriage equality venue

Bedrooms 5
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Mawarra Manor, heritage listed and built in 1932, is set on 3 acres and sleeps 8 in 4 exquisite bedrooms. The garden - originally known as "The Grove" - is recognised as the most famous surviving example by renowned garden designer Edna Walling.

Small events (max 30 attendees) are welcome, by arrangement. A function fee of $2000 applies.

Whilst both house and garden have undergone, and continue to undergo, extensive restoration and modernisation their historic significance has always remained at the forefront of thinking. The deck off the pool is currently undergoing full restoration and is not in use.

The manor incorporates all traditional formal and informal rooms as one would expect in a home of this era.

The garden offers a pedigree like no other, the centrepiece being the sweeping stone staircase leading to the stunning octagonal reflecting pond at the bottom of the property, described by Edna as "a symphony of steps and beautiful trees".

Beautiful vistas and rare plantings reflect the love that has been lavished on "The Grove" over the years with many beautiful paths traversing the grounds quaintly known as "Garden Walk", "The Reclining Boy Walk", "Birch Walk" and "Cottage Walk". Wander through and find the croquet lawn, a cottage garden and an orchard/nursery highlighted by a model Tudor village.

You'll discover, discreetly tucked within the grounds, "Edna Walling Cottage". Built in 1936 and based on Princess Elizabeth and Margaret's life-sized dolls house at Royal Lodge Scotland, "Edna Walling Cottage" is fully self-contained and perfect for a visit to the Yarra Ranges and available through its own Stayz listing.

"Mawarra at The Grove" you can forget the rest of the world exists.

Accommodates 8:

2 King size rooms

2 Queen size rooms

More Details

Tee O'Neill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Sherbrooke Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Port Melbourne
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Emerald Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Woods Cafe
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Mt Baw Baw
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Kilda
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Sherbrooke Forest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund