The SpaceEscape the hustle and bustle. Our Guesthouse was created as a private serene space where guests can experience the colourful greenery, rolling hills and natural light that floods into the neutral interior. The private deck too was designed to mesh with the surrounding environment and to maximise the view across the forty acres of lush bushland, complete with an outdoor wood fired chiminea for the colder months. The large beautifully appointed bedroom - with two queen sized beds european panel heating & air-conditioning - is a serene space featuring the simplicity of plywood walls, bamboo timber flooring but still with a country feel. (Please note, the bedroom and the kitchenette both open out to the deck and are joined only by the covered area. Going from the bedroom to the bathroom for example, means you will be stepping out to the deck, walk 2 metres to the kitchenette and through to the bathroom, as there are no connecting doors). The bathroom, with European panelled heating, and the kitchenette, both situated off the private deck, have a contemporary sleek design with handcrafted cedar and blackwood finishes. The Guesthouse features an outdoor wood fired Chiminea, outdoor gas heater, coffee pod machine, microwave, a modern gas BBQ, an electric plug in hotplate, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, in addition to a washing machine and refrigerator. Winding country roads, magnificent walking trails within the National Park and a local winery at our door are but some of the features of the area. Our Guesthouse is the ideal bush retreat for people seeking a quiet country getaway or digital detox, not too far from the city but close enough to Yarra Valley's finest wineries, restaurants and numerous other activities. Guest AccessThe Guesthouse does adjoin our family home, however you will experience absolute privacy as it is on the opposing side of a very large American Barn style building. It features an exclusive very private entrance, bedroom, deck, kitchenette, bathroom and car space. Please feel free to take a walk across our paddocks or along the twisting creek that borders the entire property, it is rambling but lovely. Interaction with GuestsI can be available for any assistance you require throughout your stay only if you so desire, otherwise you can expect absolute privacy. The NeighborhoodWe are situated within the National Park and many walking trails are at our doorstep. There are two pub-style restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive of the Guesthouse, however, if you're happy to drive a little further, you shall find countless award winning restaurants and wineries within the surrounding Yarra Valley.
Philip Lobley Wines and Wild Crust Bakery (Commercial Bakery) are situated across the road and can be visited by appointment (please ask me for further details).
Walking and cycling tracks are located throughout the National Park, in addition to numerous beautiful horse trails.
Yering, Healesville, Yarra Glen, Yea and Toolangi to name a few, are all within a 25 minute drive of Glenburn. Getting AroundThe Guesthouse in Glenburn is only a 65km short drive north of Melbourne, just off the Melba Highway, heading towards Yea. Please ask me for detailed directions before you embark on your journey. Other Things to NoteTo access the bathroom or kitchenette at night from the bedroom, you will be stepping out onto the deck, it is covered but this may be disconcerting for some people. The closest supermarket is a 10 minute drive from the Guesthouse, as is the local country pub. A little further, 15-30 minute drive you will find an abundance of restaurants and wineries to choose from.
I am fluent in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
The birds do sing a lot and early in the morning.
We are a rain water property, therefore being water wise would be appreciated.
Glenburn and it's surroundings are magnificent for cyclists and bush walkers.
Our two cats Paloma Picasso and Leelou could be out for a stroll so please drive into the property slowly. They are generally shy, therefore do not expect a visit.
We have a coffee pod machine, microwave, a modern gas BBQ, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, in addition to a washing machine and refrigerator.
A breakfast hamper with locally baked sour dough bread, a selection of teas and ground coffee and local nomadic Tom's Paddock eggs (when available) shall be provided.
Telstra Mobile customers can expect full coverage in the area, other providers such as Optus, Vodaphone and Virgin will find coverage very limited.
You will find a blue ceremony flag out front and small night lighting on the ground to indicate you have found the right drive way.