Historic Cottage-by-the-Bowser on the Mount


Entire cottage hosted by Anne-Marie

  1. 7 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
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Nestled in the heart of Mount Macedon, surrounded by some of the most beautiful garden estates in Victoria, our cottage comes with the history of yesteryear, surviving the fires and crafting its own place in the historic tales of the Mount, beginning its life in the late 1800's.

Lovingly restored, and retaining many of the original features in the front rooms, your stay will combine the comfort and luxuries expected today, with the hidden secrets of the gardens beyond the gates.

The space
This lovingly restored property, located on over 3 acres on the Golden Mile, has been used for many enterprises over the years. Its original purpose, as the Mount's General Store and first Post office, was built circa 1873, and its colourful history thereafter included a doctor's consulting rooms, art gallery, patchwork & quilting shop and for the sale of collectables and antiques.

The interior retains some of the original charm and elegance of its past including timber floors and Baltic lined walls and high ceilings, open fireplaces, and skylights. Stylish and luxury touches have been added with a gorgeous bathroom and kitchen featuring travertine tiling.

Until 2012 it was the oldest original commercial building still in existence in Mount Macedon, surviving all the ravaging fires of the past, and is easily recognised by the petrol bowser displaying gallons, standing proudly beneath the verandah.

The land is quite breath-taking, from a fenced back lawn, leading through to a woodland garden, opening onto a majestic grassy paddock, bordered on the southern side with 150+ year old European trees, leading to a walking track down to the Turitable Creek and old weir on the western boundary.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
30" TV with Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia

Our local Trading Post (around 700m down the road) is open from 7am to 5:30pm 7 days a week (excluding Xmas day, New Years day, Easter Sunday and Anzac day morning) and serves homemade breakfast and lunch all day, plus has a lovely gift shop and essentials. Next door is the local Mount Hotel, (serving lunch and dinner), and an Art Gallery and Plant Nursery.
Along the Golden Mile of Mount Macedon you will find many of the famous gardens and Hillside houses established in the 1800-1900s, with many restored after the Ash Wednesday fires. Gardens that are open to the public include Forest Glade (all year round) and Viewfield (during the Autumn and Spring festivals).

A visit to the Cross at the top of the Mount, via Cameron Drive, provides almost 360 views of the surrounds and a tea room.

Wineries are plentiful in the area, and the local Wine trail (provided) shows where they are all located. And Hanging Rock is a leisurely 15 minute drive, up and over the Mount.

Hosted by Anne-Marie

  1. Joined in November 2017
  • 9 Reviews
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy