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Situated in tranquil bushland, just 7 minutes by car from the vibrant township of Castlemaine, this warm and inviting solar-powered mud-brick cottage is just the place to relax and unwind. Discover the local wildlife and treat yourself to peaceful bush walks.

The space

In the early mornings and evenings you may see kangaroos grazing. There are also many different bird species including kookaburras, cockatoos and rosellas. For coffee lovers and ardent shoppers, Castlemaine, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are all within easy reach.

Guest access

Guests are free to roam the property and surrounding bushland, apart from the owner's home area and workshop.

Interaction with guests

I love to meet you and put a face to a name when you check in, so if I'm around I'll come and say hello when you arrive. If you need help with directions, recommendations or information, I'll be happy to assist you.

Other things to note

*Granny Thomas Cottage runs entirely on stand-alone solar power. For this reason we do not have electric heaters, microwave or air-conditioners. There are ceiling fans in bedrooms. Please note that bedrooms and shower are located upstairs, and there is no bath.
*Mobile phone reception can be patchy.
*If bringing your pet, please bring own bedding. Food & water bowls supplied. The cottage is not entirely fenced.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $20 CAD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $167 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM.

Please wash your dishes before leaving.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Narrow staircase to bedrooms (one flight)


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Kara User Profile
September 2017
Excellent! Beautiful mud brick home, in a great location that is secluded but close enough to Castlemaine. Loved everything we hope to be back soon! (And lovely that we could bring our dog)

Courtney User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful spot for a weekend getaway. The hosts had the fires going for our arrival so it was deliciously warm when we arrived. A short drive to Castlemaine. Great hosts! 100% recommend!!

Fiona User Profile
August 2017
Anne's Granny Thomas Cottage is just divine. It's very comfortable with a welcoming fire on arrival making the whole house warm and cosy. Anne kindly left some lovely provisions for us to eat - much appreciated :). The surrounds are peaceful and plenty of birds came to visit and one kangaroo spotted. The house is furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay .. I couldn't recommend a stay here more highly. Thank you Anne :)

Nick User Profile
August 2017
We saw Kangaroos, Rosellas, Magpies, Tadpoles, a Rabbit and a Fox. Great tranquil bush setting, would have liked to explore more but didnt have the time.....

Lucas User Profile
August 2017
Better than any resort. Every detail fantastic. Definately best airbnb around

Dominic User Profile
August 2017
This is the best ai(URL HIDDEN)have ever stayed at!

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Thank you Anne for lending us your beautiful cottage. You made our stay absolutely perfect, your cottage, the little extras like a wonderful lit fire greeting us when we arrived, your property, the ease of booking and communication. Everything you provided was brilliant, thank you very much and we can't wait until our next stay.

Campbells Creek, AustraliaJoined in October 2015
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.

Hi, I live in central Victoria with my husband Zon and our daughter on a secluded bush property which runs on stand-alone solar power. Our combined interests include a love of mud-brick and timber building, a bit of gardening, art and craft and visiting various family who are flung far and wide!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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