Strawbale Cottage bush retreat for people who love waking to the sound of birds and a trickling river. Situated in the East Gippsland Mountains on the bank of the Timbarra River this comfortable, self contained little house is perfect for your escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Perfect escape for small friend groups or families. The house is warm, comfortable and welcoming with beautiful hand rendered walls.
Guests have access to all facilities, the fully enclosed garden including a range of herbs and the surrounding six acre block. The Timbarra River is 40 metres from the gate which is great for trout fishing, swimming or just sitting and watching the amazing birds.
There are several steps up the bathroom and toilet. Guests will be surprised by the modern composting toilet which is continuously vented by a solar powered fan.
Please note that this property is surrounded by a working farm so cows and sheep will wander past. For this reason we ask that you please leave your dogs at home. There is plenty of space for horses but you will need to bring your own fence.
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Jeff and Joy will endeavour to meet you and have the fire burning when you arrive but if this is not possible alternative arrangements will be advised regarding keys.
Enjoy an alternative lifestyle for a few days with our:-
Wood heater to toast your toes in winter.
Wood fired cooking and hot water.
No phone or television coverage. (How good is that?)
Buchan is the nearest town 40 minutes drive away so you need to plan well. We provide a small supply of coffee, tea and milk in case you forget these essentials.
To preserve the peace and quiet, and to keep farm animals safe no shooting or motor bikes are permitted
Jeff and Joy have lived in East Gippsland for many years, in fact Joy grew up at Timbarra on the family farm. They love the area and cannot imagine living anywhere else. Jeff and Joy are a practical couple couple who love to have a project to work on. For the last four years they have juggled their paid jobs with building. The result is this unique building that they built themselves utilising local materials combined with recycled treasures such as the lovely old Wellstood cooker, rusty iron feature walls and re-purposed fence paling wall. Earth dug from the neighbouring farm has been used to create a durable and attractive floor, enhancing the round log posts which help to form the frame of the building. They have enjoyed adding lots of special touches that you will find as you explore the house.