Best view in Blackwood on the edge of the Wombat State Forest and The Great Dividing Range Walking Trails.
WIFI **Stays up to a month welcome** negotiable.
You are surrounded by bush with the river below. Abundant wildlife, birds, kangaroos and wombats. Plenty of bush walks, weekend eateries and gourmet restaurants in Trentham (10 mins away).
Large open plan light filled space New York Loft Style. Private and Self contained. Most guests say the photos of the inside don't do it justice.
Welcome to the River Retreat.
Imagine yourself looking onto the Australian bush, watching the sun rise and set, throwing light on a sea of green gum trees, nestled in the hilltops. From every window there are stunning views.
After heavy rains and during winter you can see the water flowing in the Lerderderg River and hear the water go over the rocks at night.
Here you will have a deep sleep.
River Retreat is a bit New York Loft style;- it has a warm eclectic large open plan kitchen/living (9.10 metres x 7.10 metres) with separate bedroom/bathroom (one room).
It has excellent WIFI, flat screen TV, games, books and CD's.
Just relax and feel at home.
It's self contained and private on the second level of a country home.
Currently I live mainly in the apartment on the first level of the house which is not directly below but next door. You will have complete privacy and we rarely see each other if at all. Some of the yard and parking spaces are shared, but you have your own outside table and chairs looking onto the river and valley below.
Say hi to the big grey kangaroo that visits every night and a wombat that scratches on the lawn. Please drive slowly and carefully especially at dawn and dusk as there is a lot wildlife around.
River Retreat is at the end of a no -through road, yet a 5 minute walk to the local pub, Jindarup general store and Martin St. Coffee.
It's wonderful for bush walkers, artists, meditators and writers to get the creative juices flowing. (I have a lot books on spiritual journeys, writing and drama that I've collected over the years)
The space is a place to be healed by nature, to relax and to rejuvenate.
The fully equipped Kitchen (with added Miele washing machine) is there for you to use.
Bedding, towels and soap are provided.
As I am an Artist and meditator. it has a warm, rustic, clean, light open, eclectic feel. This is also where I come to write and take workshops occasionally so it's very much a home.
In front of the house, a walking track leads to Blackwood Mineral Springs, so bring your empty bottles and give it a go. There are many different bush-walking trails, for you to explore on the doorstep.
The outdoor area looks out onto the river.
Please note: no smoking inside and no pets.
Blackwood is in the middle of nowhere but is the centre of everything:
You will need a car to make these memorable short drives:
10 mins drive to Trentham with award winning café's, art galleries, gift shops and restaurants.
20 mins drive to Daylesford, the Spa Centre of Victoria. Experience Hepburn Bath House, The Chocolate Factory, The old railway and markets, award winning restaurants, wineries and more.
20 mins drive to Kyneton's restaurants and art galleries and antique stores
20 mins to Woodend, the gateway to the Macedon Ranges, and Hanging Rock
Note: Nearest Railway is Ballan Station 15 mins drive. Or take a bus To Trentham, from Woodend Station.
Blackwood is a one horse town with a 100 year old pub and a fabulous merchant/deli.
The Blackwood Merchant has a gourmet wine and pizza night on Fridays. It has great wines for a reasonable price and uses local seasonal produce for it's homestyle meals.
The Garden of St. Erth is a renowned garden which is part of the Diggers Club. A cafe is attached to it and opened on the weekends.
The Blackwood Ridge Cafe and Nursery has great food Friday - Sun.
The walking track to the mineral springs is from the Gold Mining days.
10 minutes drive away is Trentham with award winning cafe's, The Cosmopolitan Hotel with afternoon music, gift shops and galleries.
I recommend the Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville with live music, Thursday to Sunday.
Daylesford is 20 minutes drive away and is the Spa Centre of Victoria with the famous Hepburn Spa House.
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Blackwood, Victoria, Australien