We wanted somewhere special to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our engagement and The Burrow was everything we hoped for. Sue's welcome was very warm and friendly, and the cottage was full of character and charm. We were delighted by the books, pictures, CDs and DVDs. It felt like a home. We loved sitting on the verandah watching the birds, especially the little blue wrens darting about, and the water birds on the billabong. Another delight was seeing the Airedales happily rollicking on the grass. There was such joy in it!
There is total serenity and tranquility here yet the wineries, art galleries and gardens of the Yarra Valley are really close by. We hope to return and it would feel like visiting friends.
We spent 4 lovely days at The Burrow over the March long weekend. Great space to return to each day after visiting dog-friendly wineries and cafes around the Yarra Valley. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the verandah watching the lake and listening to all of the birds. Plenty of reading materials and brochures available, wonderful local produce provided - even personalised treat bags for the dogs. Sue and Bill are very generous in sharing their slice of paradise.
If you are in need of peace, quiet and tranquillity and simply to just re-charge, The Burrow at Wombat Bend is the place to be. Without a doubt this beautiful little Cottage with the billabong and surrounding grounds is the best way to get back to nature. Just sitting on the verandah having breakfast and listening to the birds, ducks and wild life is food for the soul.
The Cottage is so cosy with everything you could possibly need. The fridge and pantry is stocked, there are shelves of books and dvds, beautiful toiletries, well equipped kitchen, aircon and heating….everything has been thought of. I loved taking one of the deck chairs down to the edge of the Billabong and just sitting, or reading and breathing the beautiful fresh air…. The perfect tonic for a City girl.
Sue and Bill are perfect hosts with so much knowledge of the local wildlife and vegitation. An extra special bonus for me were Angus and Beckham, Sue and Bill’s two beautiful Airedale Terriers who gave me lots of cuddles. What more could I ask for!
I had four nights at The Burrow and they were perfect. Would thoroughly recommend.
Sue and Bill are the perfect hosts. We enjoyed a one night stay but wished it had been longer. A tranquil setting where you can relax and enjoy the nature around you. The billabong, the wildlife and a wonderful breakfast. It was good for the soul. Thank you.
The perfect place to stay for a relaxing weekend in the Yarra Valley. The Burrow is truly a ‘home away from home’. Sue and Bill do a fantastic job at welcoming you to their corner of paradise; giving fabulous recommendations and making sure the fridge is well stocked with all sorts of goodies to enjoy during your stay!
If you’re looking to experience some true Australian hospitality in such a peaceful setting you can’t go past The Burrow at Wombats Bend!
I stayed two whole weeks at Wombat Bend and fell in love with it.
It's the perfect place for focussed work and quiet contemplation. The Burrow is a spatious, lovingly decorated & very well equipped cottage: the kitchen is stocked to suit a serious cook; aircon & heating are working well; there are books, videos, music and even binoculars for bird watching - it's a home away from home.
For writers, there is peace, reliable internet, a great coffeemaker, a reading nook and a desk overlooking the billabong, which is shaded by gum trees and inhabited by a rather entertaining flock of coots.
You can take a stroll around the property if you need a break from work & I had breakfast on the verandah and listened to the frogs at night. A walk up the dirt road leads to a hill overlooking the Yarra valley with terrific sunsets among the vinyards.
Sue & Bill are wonderful hosts: generous to a fault, considerate and with a genuine concern for the well-being of their guests. With their deep knowledge and love of nature they have created a little oasis on their property.
I got some serious work done and came back a (slightly) better human being.
The Burrow is at Dixon's Creek. The accomodation is a generous, one-bedroom house with all the amenities one could want. The supplies are generous and thoughtful and there is a wonderful supply of booklets on the activities of the area, wineries, art galleries, outstanding bush walks and hot-air ballooning for starters!
The proprietors, Bill Molyneux and Sue Forrester have developed the site from plain farming land to the outstandingly beautiful treed billabong beside which The Biurrow sits. They are experts in land care and knowledge of native flora and fauna. If that is an area of interest the The Burrow is THE PLACE you must stay. My wife and I will never forget the beauty there.
It is recommended without reservation.