The SpaceHeather Court Cottage is situated in a court, ie a dead end street, in a very quiet location, no passing traffic. It is just a stones throw away from the Anglesea River with opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boats etc. It is very close to the shops, hotel and cafes and restaurants. It is only about 10 minutes walk alongside a walking/riding path to the main surf beach. There is safe swimming at the river mouth, as well as surfing/swimming in the sea. The area abounds in birds & wildlife with kangaroos on the local golf course, about 20 minutes walk away. There is a large variety of bird life and flora. There is an electric heater in the lounge and a cosy wood heater in the main living/kitchen area for those who might stay in winter. There is an airconditioner and fan for the hot months. There are 2 double beds, and another double bed with an upstairs bunk - the house can sleep 7 comfortably. There is a BBQ and outdoor setting on the large shady deck at the rear. The house has level access from the street - no steps or stairs - for those with pushers etc. There is a large sloping backyard area for children to play and run around and they can be supervised from the deck/kitchen. There are facilities for small babies/toddlers such as change table, high chair, portable cot etc. Also toys and books for older children.
Dogs can be confined to the deck or placed in an enclosed yard with kennel nearby.
Guests will have the entire house to themselves. We live next door and will assist with any issues that may arise.
Only as much as they need to. They can have complete privacy in the house, but we usually try and provide a welcoming drink and give them information on local places to see and things to do
It is very quiet. The house is surrounded by bush and bird life and there is close access to the river, the town and beaches. There are large children's playgrounds within a few minutes walking distance. Shopping restaurants and a hotel are close by so you will not have to drive anywhere. Anglesea is a small holiday town, easy to get around and is where the Great Ocean Road really starts as it winds its way along the south western coast of Victoria on what is said to be one of the most picturesque drives in Australia, if not the world. The house is located for easy driving to the Bellarine Peninsula towns of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Queenscliffe - where you can catch the ferry to Sorrento across Port Phillip Bay. There are many wineries, restaurants and attractions on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Getting around Anglesea is fairly easy, the shops, hotel, restaurants, river, children's playgrounds and beaches are all within easy walking distance of the house - on footpaths or riding/walking tracks with no hills. It is only a short drive/long walk to the Golf Course. Nearby towns such as Torquay, Aireys inlet and Lorne are not far away. The famous 12 Apostles can be reached in a 2 & 1/4 hours trip from Anglesea, (150 km) via the inland route, or the Great Ocean Road Route via Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Apollo Bay which takes longer. There is a bus stop about 2 mins from the house which services the nearest city (Geelong), and the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay. There are are trains to and from Melbourne from Geelong almost on the hour . Taxis service the local area and also the Avalon Airport which is about 45 minutes away via a freeway.
The following is all provided - Linen - sheets & towels, shampoo & soap. A bottle of wine is in the fridge with a couple of chilled glasses. Tea coffee, milk, bread, butter/margarine, salt, pepper, condiments, etc. Crockery, pots and pans etc. Washing machine and laundry liquid for clothes washing. Four burner gas BBQ on the deck.
Pets of any kind are welcome. Guest AccessEntire House Interaction with GuestsAs much as they wish to - we live next door and can provide information on local sites to visit and best traffic routes etc. We can assist with extra towels, linen baby needs etc. in case of need. The NeighborhoodQuiet bush surrounds. Bird Life. Wild Life. Getting AroundAll services and shops, playgrounds, the river, beaches, are within a short walking distance of the Cottage. V Line bus service stops about 100 metres away. Avalon airport is about 3/4 of an hour drive via freeway (no tolls). There is a bus service to Geelong and Anglesea from the Airport. Local Taxis are available. Other Things to NoteA minimum of 2 nights stay. Discounts are available for longer stays.