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Sanctuary Park Cottages
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

The interesting cottage was cosy and warm when we arrived in the evening. Had fun looking at the cosy decor and kids soon settled around the fireplace and in the large spa bath. Early morning brought many delights as we spotted bunny rabbits bouncing between the bushes, heard the call of many birds and wandered around discovering the friendly goats, sheep and birds. Great places to walk and explore beckoned the children and kept them in high spirits. We set off for a day of toboganning at Lake Mountain which is nearby as well and tired the young ones. Had some great meals in Healesville, even though the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, (was handy for the breakfasts which are generously supplied by Wendy). There is such an assortment of parks and eating places as well as a lovely variety of shops. With a vast assortment of dvds to settle down to at night while the cosy fire burns nearby, we found it to be thoroughly relaxing and a great get away. I travelled from North Queensland and was delighted with the cooler climate. The rest of my family are from Victoria and just lapped up the relaxing atmosphere in a country setting.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We would have loved to stay at the loft for much longer than we could, the ambiance, location, scenery and amenities were perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better winter escape. Thank you!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Sanctuary Park Cottages this winter. You wake up to a picture of the grazing goats in open fields with the occasional hot air balloon gliding over the distant sky… all these right through your window, or get out of the cottage for some star gazing in the night made possible only by the absence of artificial city lights. There’s lots of space, lots of privacy. One would assume you have you get yourself pretty far away from civilization to enjoy these, but the amazing thing is Healesville town is only 10 min drive away with a Coles supermarket that opens till midnight, not to mention the famous Beechworth Bakery is nearby too. All the conveniences you need is only a stone's throw away, but far enough to give you that feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere.

The cottage is neat, clean and our very friendly host Wendy and done all the little things that made sure our stay is comfortable, such as ensuring a constant supply of firewood without us even asking, providing paper towels and aluminum foil in the kitchen, and even set up a laptop in her office for us when we needed internet access.

Definitely one of the best stays I ever had.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2009

Set in a beautiful and peaceful location. There were other people with children there, but that was never a problem as there was a lot of space between cottages so we didn't have any problem with noise from other cottages. The cottage we stayed in was clean and provided everything we could want. Electric blankets were on all the beds. The wood fire was clean and plenty of firewood at your door - including kindling to make the fire easy to light for novices like us! It was self contained so we are planning to stay for longer next time. The hosts of the property allowed you to have plenty of privacy yet were available if you needed further information on where to go whilst there, or to pick DVD's from their extensive collection. A definate must if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Healesville. Thankfully this area was not affected by the fires. We loved the goats!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mortison
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Reviewed June 3, 2009

We stayed at the Cottages in December 2008. Value for money was spot on. We have young children and there was so much for them to do. The playground was well used by our kids, but the amount of space/ grass the kids could also run around was tremendous. The goats, sheep & chooks were added benefits especially with the kids not having feed sheep before :D
The cottage was clean and like a home away from home. Thank you to Alex & Wendy for their hospitality. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2009

Our stay at Sanctuary Park Cottages was both relaxing for my husband and I as well as exciting for my two boys (5 and 2). The accomodation was great, clean with rustic character. The boys loved to feed the goats and wander (run) around the large lawned area. The old tractor in the playground also provided much entertainment during our stay. We also tried our hand at fishing in the lake on the property!

Sanctuary Park cottages would be beautiful in all seasons - pool and spa for the hot summer days and a beautiful log fire for the cold winter nights.

The boys loved our stay on the "farm" and we would definately stay again. Thank you to Wendy & Alex for their hospitality and for sharing their beautiful property with us.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

Perfect for a country get away at an affordable price.

The cottage was great - cosy and comfy and very tidy and clean. And everything had been thought of .... right down to kids plates, toys and books!

Feeding goats, chickens and sheep was a big hit for our toddler. As was the playground and wide open spaces - all nicely mown and tidy.

Close to Sanctuary, wineries, beautiful country drives.

Too cold for the pool, but looked good for summer. Clean and undercover

We have some overseas family visiting for a month later in the year, so we will be sure to try to persaude them to come and stay there. A great Aussie experience for them!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Thank LPAlice
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Address: 85 Badger Ave, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Healesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Healesville
Price Range: $147 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Park Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted as the number one place to stay in the Yarra Valley by the RACV's BEST 101 PLACES TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Our 6 cottages are fully self contained and have a spa bath, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, log fire and tastefully decorated in an Australian theme. The garden surroundings offer a solar heated undercover pool and spa as well as a BBQ area at the edge of the lake, with spectacular views. ... more   less 
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