Natimuk, Mt Arapiles. Climbing

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Elmes St, Natimuk, VIC 3409, Australia
Heather

My house is owner built using lots of local materials and is very welcoming. A good nights sleep is almost guaranteed and a relaxing atmosphere to spend time at home or visit our many local attractions.

Your host, Heather
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My house is owner built using lots of local materials and is very welcoming. A good nights sleep is almost guaranteed and a relaxing atmosphere to spend time at home or visit our many local attractions.

The Space

Welcome to Natimuk and thank you for checking this listing!

The house:
Welcome to my owner built house which has lots of character! You will find the place quiet and comfortable. Your breakfast will be supplied and other food basics are included. I am more than happy to cook for you or you may self cater, your choice. Simple evening meals are also available. All linen & towels are supplied. Price for one person is $130 or $65 per person for 2 or more people.

I am potter and have a pottery studio attached and a wood fired kiln, so you could learn to play with clay or go climb a rock with local guides! The chooks (Australian for chickens) that supply the fresh organic eggs no longer free roam in the back yard where the organic vegetable garden grows food for us to eat. The chickens ate last years vegetables!

The area:
Natimuk is located close to the climbing mecca of Mount Arapiles and Natimuk Lake which now has water!

Natimuk has a great Pub with meals and a weekend Cafe with excellent coffee and meals, a climbing gear shop, a general store, a craft shop and newsagent/pots office.

I look forward to welcoming you to Natimuk in the near future!

Guest Access

Guests have the whole house to themselves. There is a key code for the door for easy access.

Interaction with Guests

I come to the house in the morning to cook breakfast and catch up. Guests can then get local information and suggestions on where to go.

The Neighborhood

Natimuk is a quiet country town of 500 people. Friendly and quirky with a mix of climbers, towns folk, farmers, artists and retiring climbers!

Getting around

One local bus a day passes to Horsham in the mid morning and back again mid afternoon.

Other Things to Note

The Wimmera also has great recreational lakes and is an ideal cycling venue as well as rock climbing , bird watching and orchid hunting in spring. So bring all your toys :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $63 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $1451 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • A place for blissful dreamers!
    Thanks Heather we had a wonderful stay - was everything we imagined and more - can't wait to return .....

    July 2014
  • Heather was great with her stories about rock climbing and her involvement with the local community as she cooked a lovely omelette breakfast. The house was amazing and welcome respite after the long day driving from Melbourne via the Grampians (Geriweld). The town for its small size surprisingly had a lovely hotel bar, a very nice café and a really interesting art gallery. I would definitely recommend to fellow travellers who want a relaxing homely ambience.

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Heather's home. It was so peaceful. Lots of happy bird calls to greet the day, including the laughing kookaburras. It was only a 5 minute drive to Lake Nanimuk, where we watched some beautiful sunsets and a 10 minute drive to Mt Arapiles for some great walks - and in my partner's case, some seriously excellent climbing. Heather's home is gorgeously spacious for two, with a beautiful bath (we didn't get around to using it, but loved having the option) and lovely greenery between the lounge and main bedroom. We enjoyed the privacy with Heather popping in at the start of our stay and briefly during one of the days. The local cafe (open Fri-Sun) is excellent for lunch, snacks or dinner. We plan to stay again for sure :)

    April 2014
  • Wonderful! Very homely, comfortable and charming. Great base for climbers with some great books.

    April 2014
  • Quirky, comfortable, quiet accommodation with great provisions (juices, cereals & a home cooked breakfast). Well worth a visit & well located halfway between Melbourne & Adelaide for those travelling between cities.

    March 2014
  • Heather has a lovely cottage which is very welcoming, clean and charming! Her cooked breakfast was a great start to the day along with her bubbly personality and caring nature. I hope I can come and stay for longer next time.

    March 2014
  • Heather was very accommodating to my late arrival and made a wicked breakfast that set me up for a solid days climbing. Her house is wonderful, much larger than the pictures show, and has everything you could possibly want for a short or long stay.

    I will be staying again on my next trip to Arapiles and will recommend Heather's house to my friends.

    February 2014
  • For many of us staying with Heather was the highlight of our Kangaroo island road trip. Magical comes to mind as we entered the house to explore by ourselves and discover the fascinating nature of the house and its host.
    Await surprises and inspiration. We absolutely loved it! And we will be back ;)

    January 2014
  • My wife and I had a great time at Heather's place. It's warm and cosy, with a mountain chalet sort of feeling. Heather's passion for outdoor, skiing and climbing fed some very interesting discussions.
    Our bellies were also fed, with a very nice breakfast. If you go through Natimuk, stop at Heather's place and take a look at her pottery!

    December 2013
  • I stumbled across Heather's B&B when I was looking for a place for me and my visiting parents to stay. And it was even better than I thought it would be. The house attached to the pottery is a calm and cosy place. We instantly felt at home. Heather is an incredible and very interesting host and we really enjoyed the conversations in the morning over coffee and a deliciously cooked breakfast. She took really good care of us and we enjoyed every moment with her and in the house. Thanks for a great experience and I'm sure I'll see you again very soon :)

    December 2013
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Diploma of Art in Ceramics ANU
Work
Potter and environmental work.
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I would like to be a semi retired grey nomad snowsports & rock climbing junkie who creates great woodfired pottery and lives a sustainable lifestyle growing organic food. Instead I'm a retired climber & snowsports instructor who built my own limestone house and pottery studio in Natimuk 24 years ago and then went skiing. Now I'm turning it into a B&B with my pottery studio and various arts projects that keep me busy. My partner and I run a small environmental business that concentrates on collecting native seed and tree planting for re vegetation projects. We also grow organic vegetables at our farm and look after injured or orphaned wildlife.
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