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Village Retreat Church:Spectacular Views & NETFLIX

SuperhostDarnum, Victoria, Australia
Entire house hosted by Wendy
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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A restored 1890's country Church built in Boolara Gippsland.
Moved to the Darnum Musical Village in 1974.
An ornate "working" Pipe Organ faces you as you walk into The Church.
The Church now has a large bathroom with a claw foot bath,new kitchen,polished original floor boards, large coonara, split system air cond and can sleep 4 in old world charm with modern comforts.
Spectacular views of the Strezlecki ranges and green pastures from the private paved outdoor area at the rear of the Church.

The space
Situated in West Gippsland...The Village Retreat Church was in its original form part of the Darnum Musical Village.
The Church has been renovated inside and out and has a lovely warm feel...a very special place.
There is a split system to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
There will be an abundant supply of wood for the coonara.
The bathroom is very large and the claw foot bath is very relaxing...maybe with a glass of wine and a book?
There is a large TV with NETFLIX!
There is also a DVD player, DVDs , various board games and books / magazines.
A new gas barbecue is available on request.
There is a day bed which can be made up if required.
The kitchen has everything you need , all cooking utensils, dishes ect plus Coffee Machine,tea,coffee,milk and basic pantry supplies /items.
The Church is quite beautiful and just the place... if you are looking for somewhere just that little bit different and special !

Guest access
Guests have access to their own private front and back paved courtyards plus the large Retreat garden which has many areas to sit and relax.

Other things to note
CLEANING

The Church will be thoroughly cleaned between stays using highly effective and stringent methods recommended by AIRBNB and the Australian Health Department.
Because of this I am no longer offering same day check-ins.
If it is mid week then contact me and we can work something out.

The Retreat Church and Cottages are all private and completely seperated.
A restored 1890's country Church built in Boolara Gippsland.
Moved to the Darnum Musical Village in 1974.
An ornate "working" Pipe Organ faces you as you walk into The Church.
The Church now has a large bathroom with a claw foot bath,new kitchen,polished original floor boards, large coonara, split system air cond and can sleep 4 in old world charm with modern comforts.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
High chair
TV
Crib
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Darnum, Victoria, Australia

Darnum is a small country farming town set in the rolling hills of West Gippsland...less than an hours drive to :
Mount Baw Baw for the snow ( Tobogganing,snow boarding,cross country and down hill skiing) a great place to visit all year round.
Inverloch for the beach.
Walhalla has an historic Tourist Village ,well worth the drive.
Mire North is a great place to visit, 15 minutes drive from the Village Retreat and there is a Boutique Brewery where you can sample and purchase their beers.
Mount Worth National Park is 15 minutes away also and is very picturesque,a wonderful place for a bush walk or to explore/relax. Great also for families.
Lardner Park is 12 mins away and is Gippsland's premier exhibition venue with events there most weekends.
The Darnum Hotel is walking distance...1 km away..very nice food,a great ambience and very close !!
Darnum also has a General Store /Tearooms Cafe which has nice coffee and a great place for breakfast in front of the fire.Post Office/Petrol Station all just 1 km away !!
Warragul is 5 mins away and has many top quality restaurants and wineries...a variety of places to shop...everything you require...a Hospital and a great golf course.
Yarragon is 5 mins away in the other direction and has tourist specialty shops and many cafes.
Darnum is a small country farming town set in the rolling hills of West Gippsland...less than an hours drive to :
Mount Baw Baw for the snow ( Tobogganing,snow boarding,cross country and down hill skiing)…

Hosted by Wendy

Joined in December 2015
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I visited the former Darnum Musical Village in 2009 and was captivated by the unique Cottages and Church...the BEAUTIFUL views.... and the 'FEEL' of The Village. When it came up for sale I knew that I wanted to bring the Village back to life..and in fact re-invent it...give it a NEW life where others could also share and enjoy the feel of this beautiful place. My husband and I have put a lot of love and hard work into restoring and beautifying the site.. I had a vision for each Cottage and The Church...and I have poured my heart and soul into each one. Many many trees, hedging plants and flower beds have been added to make each space private. Each has a special theme... The London Cottage.... I have a son living there. The Paris Cottage...A favourite romantic city of mine. The Loft House... I love Retro furniture. The Miners Cottage...Has an Australian feel. The Church....Beautiful and calming. I hope you enjoy the space as much as I have loved creating it.. I love being a Host ...and it makes me so happy when my guests also love and enjoy their time here. When my husband and I are not here at Darnum we are enjoying time at our home in Mt Eliza.... we also like to travel and holiday together whenever possible.
I visited the former Darnum Musical Village in 2009 and was captivated by the unique Cottages and Church...the BEAUTIFUL views.... and the 'FEEL' of The Village. When it came up fo…
During your stay
I really enjoy greeting and meeting my guests...
I am available and contactable at all times and can answer any questions that you may have.
I will be happy to assist you with ideas and information on places to visit,dining out etc.
The key can be left for you if you would prefer to check yourselves in.
I will be available by phone or personally at any time during your stay if you require.
I really enjoy greeting and meeting my guests...
I am available and contactable at all times and can answer any questions that you may have.
I will be happy to assist yo…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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