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Shadybrook gardens Alpine Cottage 1 bedroom No 2

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Purpose built alpine cottage on 14 acreas of garden

Shady Brook One Bedroom Alpine Cottages

Shady Brook one BEDROOM ALPINE COTTAGES and gardens; are magnificently furnished. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed in a separate room with a ceiling fan, electric heating/cooling, separate bathroom and a spacious lounge (each cottage has a fold out double sofa bed in the lounge) and kitchenette. Set in a private garden with a deck and barbeque with your own outdoor setting. Both cottages are only 30 metres from the river and are very secluded, with private bush tracks immediately at rear of the cottages.

There are 2 one bedroom Cottages available and a1 two bedroom alpine deluxe cottage and a two bedroom apartment available at Shady Brook.

From your own deck hear the Ovens river run, take in the peace and serenity and the spectacular landscaped gardens (featured on ABC Gardening). We don't just supply accommodation but a unique experience.

Feel free to walk through the the four seasons gardens as shown on ABC Gardening, take a stroll along the pristine clear mountain stream or on our walking tracks and catch the magnificent views. A multitude of birds that inhabit the garden and bush, or walk or ride into town only 500mts away.

Shady Brook cottages has three individual self contained cottages and one spa apartment on the Ovens River, (refer to website). They are situated on 12 acres, 8 acres is landscape garden in a very unique picturesque setting, River on one side and state forest on the other three,

Capture the views from the tracks that weave behind the property that overlook Harrietville and in winter the snow capped peaks of Feathertop. This is a truly unique destination offering such variety with each changing season.

Things to do whilst staying in Harrietville:

Your hosts John and Anne live on the property and are available to assist you with information about the region.

Harrietville is a historical village at the base of Mt Hotham and Mount Feathertop. The town has two hotels, museum, cafes and a bakery serving fresh bread daily. Mountain Fresh trout and salmon farm is also a favorite activity along with our local lavender farm with its own cafe on the Ovens River.

The town and Shady Brook is ideally situated for nature based tourism with the iconic walking tracks up through the Great Alpine National park. The Alpine National Park borders the Eastern side of Harrietville and your walk can start from your cottage to Mt Feathertop. Or take a drive 45 minutes to highest point of Mt Hotham.

During the day take a stroll through over seven acres of landscaped gardens, walk along the river, or one of the private tracks on the mountain behind you. Or simply put your feet up and enjoy a good book and hear the mountain stream of the crystal clear Ovens River.

More Details

Property Manager
John and Anne Atkins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About John and Anne Atkins


Anne and I (john) are passionate about Shady Brook. We believe we have develop a magnificent garden in a very unique location which we love to share with others. We are passionate gardeners, and enjoy the pristine mountain environment we live in. We are both involved in our local community and believe life is found in giving. Anne has poultry which adds to the setting as they wander through the gardens. We wanted to developed something that was more than just accommodation but an experience that will last and be shared. Anne and I do all our own maintenance and cleaning to ensure the highest standard.

John and Anne Atkins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why John and Anne Atkins chose Harrietville

shady brook is set in an unique spot right on the Ovens river on fertile river flat with very steep mountain taking off at the rear of our property. This has enabled us to develop lush special gardens with a fantastic array of autumn and spring colour, summer also with hydrangeas and dahlias and others also compete in this regard. Its ideally situated for nature based activities all year round.

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded relaxing fresh without pressure shady Brook aspires to be something special a place to mediate in and retouch those areas so difficult to do in our busy lives. Hear the birds, listen to the river, take scenic walks or just relax on your deck with a cuppa or a glass of wine watch the sun set over mountain ranges or the early morning dew catch the first rays of sun, its also special. Then do the tourist thing to wineries resturuants or what ever else maybe your thing


Harrietville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • main bedroom has a queen bed there is in the lounge a double fold out divan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Shadybrook gardens Alpine Cottage 1 bedroom No 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Melbourne, Australia

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage with everything you need. Beautiful grounds to go for a stroll on, and only 5 min walk to local bakery, hotel/bar and pizzeria. John was great to deal with, and everything was as described. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and trust we can host you again in the future. Harrietville is unique mountain village away from the hustle and bustle but with its own special alpine charm ideally situated no matter what the travelers interest might be. Kind Regards John and anne
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Harrietville Hotel Motel
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Great Alpine Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mount Hotham
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Lakes Entrance
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

nature based tourism

Shady Brook has been set out amongst magnificent gardens with spectacular all year colour our spring and autumn colour is to seen to believed. We are set on the Ovens River and surrounded by state forest secluded and quiet yet only .5km from the local bakery and hotels. It is the ideal place for just relaxing listening to the birds and the mountain stream right near your accommodation. If you are into nature based activities we are virtually head of trail for two of the most iconic mountain walks up mount feather top. There are also plenty of great short to medium walks to suit all ages most of which are shared with bikes. Then for the road cyclist this is the mecca with rides throughout the Alps. For those who like a different style of adventure to our west are endless four wheel drive tracks out to mountain ridges and down into pristine rivers. There are endless short drives to wineries and restaurants the variety is amazing only 25km from Bright. In winter its the ideal place to stay to enter the ski resorts only 30 kms from Mount Hotham.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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