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“Serenity with magnificent views and high quality accommodation” 5 of 5 stars
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Wombat Hills Cottages
4.5 of 5 Cottage   |   55 Lochiel Road, Barwite, Victoria 3723, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Serenity with magnificent views and high quality accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The quality of what is offered at Wombat hills cannot be rated highly enough by myself or my partner, with a level of professionalism that is often not seen in a high proportion of accommodation in Australia.

The Accommodation in Fern Cottage was of a very high standard, quietly elegant and very comfortable and cosy with a lovely log fire and spacious Spa, so much so that the 2 nights we stayed seemed hardly enough.

The fine attention to detail means that All of the little things have been thought of so you are left wanting for nothing.

All of this in a beautiful country setting teeming with wildlife with magnificent views towards Mt Buller, Mt Timbertop and around over the valley towards The Paps. A slice of Nirvana with Air so fresh you want to take it home with you. We will be returning !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Having stayed at a number of cottages in the area, I can say that this is one of the best!!! Prior to arriving, communication was fantastic. The Fern Cottage was absolutely magnificent. Upon arrival, Helen's greeting was very warm and then to find she had the fire going, with chocolate, port, cheese and biscuits there for us!! The setting is absolutely beautiful & Norm and Helen obviously put a lot of love and effort into maintaining it's serene and tranquil atmosphere. Perfect for getting away from everything and just completely unwinding and relaxing. Helen and Norm have everything you could possibly need in the cottage. Little extra touches that most places fail to deliver on. The breakfast was excellent, definitely enough for 2 (3 actually, as Gemma got to have some too...). The choice of having dinner done there for us will be something I will do next time, as well as staying longer ;)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The only thing wrong with our stay was that it was too short. The cottages have everything you could possibly need and there are plenty of board games, books or DVD's if you need them for a rainy day in front of the open fire. Excellent wineries within an hours drive and a beautiful view over the lake right outside our front door. Stayed in snowgum cottage which was lovely. Helen & Norm are wonderful hosts along with Emma of course.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent two nights here on a Deals Voucher. Helen and Norm were welcoming and informative about what to do and see and are then happy to leave you in peace.

There are three purpose built stone cottages on the property, each set far enough way from each other to allow you to still feel quite private. The cottages have been beautifully done and are well set up. For the warmer weather there is a BBQ area and seating outside, plus two wonderful swing seats, for the winter weather there is an open fire which I imagine would be very cosy.

There is a full kitchen for those who do not want to go out and free DVD's to borrow from the guest laundry.

There is a lovely ittle lake to sit beside. I thoroughly enjoyed taking my breakfast down there and a cuppa and sitting in the sunshine. The odd kangaroo went by but, much to my disappointment, I didn't spot any wombats. However, Gemma the dog is a delight.

The place is about a 20 minute drive out of Mansfield itself but was an easy drive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm H, Manager at Wombat Hills Cottages, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We are delighted to have shared peaceful surrounds with you, As for seeing the kangaroos, wombats and other wildlife, you've obviously fallen under the spell of one our comfortable pillow top beds and our dark silent nights. As most Australian wildlife, especially the marsupials are nocturnal, have a bit of a sleep-in and you've missed them.. Animals that can been seen during the day include echidnas and all the wonderful birdlife. If seeing a wombat is high on your list, take a walk with the torch from your cottage after 10Pm or, even better, visit the nearby wildlife rescue centre and you could get to cuddle one of the baby road orphans being raised for release back to wild.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

What a great little spot. Just what you need to relax. Stayed in Fern Cottage a beautiful open plan, split level cottage. Comfortable bed, good linen and not little towels like most places, but good quality things. The kitchen is well fitted out with every thing you need to look after yourself or they can supply prepared meals. If you need a relaxing holiday look no further you have found it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norm H, Owner at Wombat Hills Cottages, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we do try to have everything that you could need for a relaxing break and appreciate you noting it. Wombat Hills Cottages where nothing is compulsory..just readily available.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is one of the best places to relax we have been to - great views - beautiful grounds -great people - We had a lovely evening meal prepared Norm & Helen, great wine as well. Breakfast can be left in your cottage to eat whenever you are ready - Jemma the dog is great if you want some company - cook extra for her. Ian & Sherridan

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My partner and I stayed the weekend of the Food and Wine festival second weekend in November 2012, a bit far from the action but still a great location, very peaceful with beautiful views, and lots of nice places to drive to. The cottage was comfortable with comfy bed and nice open fire place. My only grip is the breakfast hamper, don't bother, as you can go into town and have someone cook your breakfast and wash your dishes for less, there is no dishwasher!! and if you want to cook your own breakfast bring your own food.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Norm H, Owner at Wombat Hills Cottages, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We’re delighted that you had a relaxing weekend, enjoying our hilltop location and found the cottage comfortable. The King Valley Food and Wine Festival is a fabulous event. While the number of accommodation places is growing in the King Valley, many visitors find that the nearest alternative is in Mansfield or Wangaratta. It is a 40 minute drive to the King Valley from here but it is a spectacular mountain drive with fabulous views of the Great Dividing Range. Many of our guests have enjoyed a day trip there to visit the wineries.

We’re sorry that you were disappointed with your breakfast. We definitely recommend Mansfield’s vibrant café scene for a great breakfast or brunch. Our breakfast hampers are offered for people who really want to forget the world and have a leisurely start to their day, perhaps by the fire or in the garden on warm mornings. We feel that our ‘Full Breakfast’, including fresh juice, cereals, English breakfast with the works and unlimited tea/coffee is priced competitively at $20 when compared with other hotels. However, for guests who wish to bring their own supplies, the cottages are well set up with cook top, oven, microwave, plenty of cooking equipment and basic pantry items. Each cottage also has its own barbecue.

A dishwasher is definitely on our to-do list when we renovate the kitchens as a part of our 3-year upgrade for our cottages. We spent $30,000 on our family cottage this year and our guests have been delighted with the new bathrooms and kitchen. Should you choose to stay with us again, we hope you’ll be impressed with our new facilities.
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Address: 55 Lochiel Road, Barwite, Victoria 3723, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Barwite
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Barwite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wombat Hills Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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