#0576: Australia, Victoria

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home exchange #0576: Australia, Victoria
home exchange #0576: Australia, Victoria


    This private, fully self contained cottage is just a short walk to shops and cafes, only a five minute walk to the centre of town.  Once a traditional miners' cottage,  it’s now a cozy and comfortable holiday home. 

    This cute cottage has been restored to provide modern comfort and style whilst retaining the essence of early settlement in the mid 1800's. 

    Located just a short stroll to the National Trust classified town, this property is set in a quiet street adjoining Crown land. You can enjoy the tranquil view from the front veranda, dine outside in the gravel courtyard, or just observe the kangaroos grazing on the adjoining hillside. 

    Inside, the house is light filled and sunny. The comfortable lounge-dining area is decorated with a mix of vintage, modern and antique items. Interesting art works and artifacts add to the individual and eclectic atmosphere. 

    Relax and enjoy the rustic ambience of the cottage and the attractions of this charming and historic gold mining town.



    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Awarded the 2006 National Trust prize for the most intact historic street-scape, the town of Maldon is one of the best preserved examples of an Australian gold mining town. This historic precinct with a small population of approximately 1,200 is a popular tourist attraction. Street-scapes with ancient elm trees, nineteenth century stone buildings, old-style shop fronts and cottages erected in the heyday of the gold-mining era are typical. Today, the historic streets are lined with cafés, pubs, galleries, antique and specialty stores as well as a supermarket, butcher, bakery and news-agency.



    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x single


    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 16 to 19
    Higher rates in prime time.
    Cleaning included no
    Final cleaning can be arranged for $100.

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Infants

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access


    Eletricity, gas and fire wood is included.



    Swimming (5 minutes drive)

    Golf (15 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (5 minutes walk)



    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (5 minutes drive)

    Kangaroos can be seen on the property or within a 5 minute drive.

    Getting there

    How to get there: Maldon is 137 kilometres north-west of Melbourne - about 90 minutes by car via the Calder and Pyrenees highways. It is on the airport side of the city of Melbourne.

    Local bus and train services operate between the towns of Maldon, Castlemaine and Bendigo, however, the area is best explored by car.

    Country cottage in historic gold mining township.

    Rustic miner's cottage in historic gold mining town.

    At a glance

    Property Cottage (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 16 to 19 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 3
    Min stay 7 days
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