The SpaceWILD DUCK RETREAT - photographers, writers, artists and seekers of rest and relaxation need look no further!
With reverse cycle heating/aircon, this 5* contemporary accommodation, set in 100 acres of spectacular, picturesque countryside, is a rural paradise.
THE RETREAT is available for bookings from 2 nights and upwards, so rates are negotiable for longer bookings.
THE RETREAT has 2 x double bedrooms (with Eco linen and designer furnishings), a wonderful marble-tiled bathroom with under floor heating, a separate loo with sink, and a fantastic sitting room/dining room with limed-oak floors, and floor to ceiling windows with views out over the stunning Central Victorian countryside.
There are 3 large sofas in the sitting room, one folds out to make a comfy double bed - the accommodation therefore sleeps 6 with ease and is very much child friendly.
THE RETREAT is a wonderful weekend "get-away", or a fabulous base from which to take a longer holiday and explore the Goldfields of Castlemaine and Maldon, the Farmer's markets of Lancefield, Heathcote and Kyneton, the local vineyards, cafes and providores of Heathcote and the galleries of nearby Bendigo.
THE RETREAT is furnished to the highest of standards. There is a stunning artisan-made rock dining-table carved from the land the house sits upon, in the BBQ area, seating for up to 6 in this fabulous rustic setting - be charmed and leave relax and refreshed.
Guest AccessGuests will have access to over 100 acres of stunning countryside to walk, roam, photograph, picnic, read books in, or just chill out in.
The laundry and kitchen are in the Main House but we offer Continental Breakfast-making facilities (fridge, kettle, toaster), glassware, mugs, cutlery and crockery, as well as the BBQ. We recommend guests eat lunch and supper in nearby vineyards and cafes, but for long bookings we can arrange for you to "share" the laundry and kitchen in the Main House, or we can arrange to collect and clean your dishes after meals.
Contact us via phone or email we can give you directions if needed. Its all very simple, check-in is after 2pm checkout is by 11am. Continental Breakfast provisions can be supplied. You're the only guests in this private RETREAT on our property.
Interaction with GuestsWe travel a lot so may nor may not be present during guests' stay. But we have a very well equipped "library" listing all the local sights, sounds and highlights. And we have a lovely House-keeper who can be on hand to welcome guests should they wish. The NeighborhoodWhether you need some good old fashioned R & R, some fresh air to walk in, or have the time to stay with us to explore the Goldfields of Castlemaine and Maldon, the Farmer's markets of Lancefield, Heathcote and Kyneton, the local vineyards of Heathcote and the galleries of nearby Bendigo, there is culture, fine wine, fabulous local food, and Mother Nature, to nurture your souls, here at WILD DUCK RETREAT.
Nearby Heathcote has yoga classes, a public Golf Course, an open-air swimming pool open from Nov-Feb, and tennis courts open year-round.
Lake Eppalock has water activities and is only 20mins drive away. Getting AroundWILD DUCK RETREAT is only 1:30 from Melbourne CBD or Melbourne Airport, 40 minutes from Bendigo and Kyneton, and 15 minutes from Heathcote.
There is parking outside THE RETREAT for 2 cars.
We can arrange a hire car for you from Melbourne Airport, or book you a local taxi to bring you out to THE RETREAT. Other Things to NoteCome and share our bit of paradise in the countryside and be re-invigorated. Share your breakfast with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, cockatoos, rosellas, eagles and if you're very lucky you may see our terribly shy koala and wombat!