"The Shack" self contained cottage
"The Shack" self contained cottage

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%


Welcome to Woodend and thank you for checking this listing!

The Shack:
"The Shack" is a self contained cottage which shares the property with the main house, having its own large lawn area and grove of pin oaks to sit under during hot summer days. The cottage with its candle light, furnishings and self contained facilities offers a relaxed and private getaway for one person or a couple. The living area boasts a cosy indoor fireplace for those chilly days and a verandah which catches the morning sun. The house offers everything you are used to at home including a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue, TV with DVD player and heating.

The area:
"The Shack" is a 20 minute walk from the Woodend township, 50 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD and 5-10 minutes from Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon.

Woodend is situated in the Macedon Ranges, a district which boasts attractions such as fine food, wine, relaxing spa facilities and art galleries - being half an hour from major tourist centres like Daylesford to the west, Castlemaine to the North and Lancefield to the east.

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival, held on the Queen's Birthday Weekend in June, is an event where artisans from around Australia gather to perform. The area also supports a large horse-racing community.

Enjoy the area, stay in a cosy shack and I hope to welcome you in the near future!

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 10AM

Staple food items are provided but guests are required to provide their own food.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Melissa User Profile
April 2017
The property was absolutely stunning. Set in a quiet location, the property offers a nice cosy atmosphere perfect for romantic getaways. I was visting friends in the area so I didnt get to spend as much time as i would of liked at the property, but it was divine. Highly recommended.

Malcolm User Profile
January 2017
We had a wonderful week at The Shack. Thea is a very hospitable host and the little touches in the charming shack made us feel so at home - candles, flowers and provisions for breakfast and more - and the kettle was on when we arrived. The gardens are stunning and we loved sitting out in the evenings at the various secluded spots in the garden having a cold glass of wine, with the ducks for company!

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
This is an idyllic place to stay. It's the cutest place and so cosy, rather like a chic French cottage in the Macedon Ranges. Thea had a fire built and soft music playing on my arrival, and the place just enforces rest and relaxation on you. I took the dog which was no hassle at all, with plenty of places for her to run around within the confines of the property. As it was a windy and wet time of year, I asked for a TV with USB so I could plug in a hard drive which Thea did with no questions asked. She is the perfect host. Macedon ranges is easy to reach by car, everything you would want to see in the area is just a drive away. I couldn't recommend this place enough and will be back time and time again I am sure.

Clementine User Profile
July 2016
Thea was a wonderful host. From the soft towels, chocolates, breakfast provisions and candles lit before our arrival, everything was absolutely perfect. The shack is beautiful and cozy, and is highly recommended. We'll be back!

Karen User Profile
October 2015
A lovely short stay in a very cute cottage. Kept nice and warm with a fire and heater and woke up to delicious breakfast provisions. Meeting our hosts and hearing about their beautiful gardens were a highlight. Already want to return.

Lauren User Profile
October 2015
The Shack was the perfect place for a peaceful and romantic weekend away. We enjoyed lovely breakfasts on the deck from the generous assortment of food provided. We so enjoyed the regular visits from Hazel, the very gentle resident dog and enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful surrounds of beautiful gardens and lawn. Thea was kind enough to show us the beautiful rooms available to stay in the main house so we will definitely return for another stay. There were gorgeous little ducklings that Thea was so lovingly caring for as well just to add to the magic of our stay. A gorgeous little town to explore as well with so much near by in the area. Thanks for having us Thea!

Emily User Profile
October 2015
Heavenly stay, gorgeous little house, quiet, peaceful and set in lovely grounds. We loved our stay and enjoyed watching a storm roll in from the shelter of the verandah, with a G&T in hand. Very enjoyable night's escape from Melbourne.

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Woodend, Australia · Joined in February 2012
Thea User Profile

Hi everyone, I am looking forward to welcoming you to our wonderful property in Woodend in the near future!

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