Henrietta's: Elegant, Private Country House
Henrietta's: Elegant, Private Country House
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Henrietta's is grand Art Deco home, one of only two original substantial redbrick houses built in Chewton. An eclectic mix of antique persian rugs, chinoiserie artworks, empire style furnishings, bespoke bathroom mural and high art deco ceilings make for an elegant and fascinating visual experience.

Enjoy total privacy as you have the entire house to yourselves!

The space

Visit the Wesley Hill Market on a Saturday morning and cook up a storm in the fully appointed kitchen!
Laze on the verandah and watch the cockatoos vie with corellas for best spot in the enormous gum trees!

Immediately nearby there are walking tracks through forests with abundant wildlife, goldfields and historical sites. Only 2 minutes drive to Castlemaine and the cafe/foodie/arts/events always on offer year round.

An ideal weekend retreat from the noise of the city!

Named for the lady the house was built for early last century, Henrietta's sits atop a site rich in Goldfields history. Over a hundred and fifty years ago the location was reputedly home to a surgeon, a pub, a Cobb & Co depot and a couple of other small titles. Numerous archeological curious have been unearthed in the gardens over the years, from fob watches to oriental currency, and can be found on display around the house.

Guest access

The entire house and outdoor/paved area immediately behind it.

Interaction with guests

Just phone and we will be available to help.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Hot tub

Prices
Extra people $101 CAD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $202 CAD
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price $202 CAD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 3PM

- No shoes or smoking in the house please
Pets are welcome, doo-doo bags provided. Please clean up all traces or cleaning fee will apply.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Brad User Profile
September 2017
What an absolute delightful experience. Modern facilities with old world design Looking forward to stay again

Holly User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Henrietta’s B&B was a dream. After a scenic country drive, we were met on arrival by our host, the lovely Kerri, who gave us a tour of the house and told us its incredibly rich history. Built in 1917, the house boasts an array of historical details and modern creature comforts. Henrietta’s comes equipped with all you could ask for in a weekend getaway. The amenities were luxurious and well supplied, including a huge spa bath, modern kitchen (dishwasher, fridge, microwave and coffee machine) and washer and dryer. The bed was made up with Sheridan sheets, electric blankets and fresh fluffy towels. A gas fireplace, multiple heaters throughout the house and a split air-conditioning system kept us warm all weekend. We began our trip with an ambling walk along the beautiful ‘Goldfield’s Track’, directly adjacent to the front porch. This scenic track delivered spectacular wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and varied birds. We were also stoked to explore a gorgeous ruin left from the Goldrush era. After our walk, we enjoyed a glass of red on the porch, watching the chattering galahs, cockatoos and crimson rosellas in the gum trees. As the sun dipped below the horizon, we filled the spa bath up and blissed out to music over the excellent sound system speakers. The following day we explored the town of Castlemaine, including Goldrush diggings sites, the gorgeous art gallery, Wesley Hill market, the old Gaol and ‘The Mill’. Other hilights of our stay included all the minute details of the house, such as original plasterwork, a bountiful lemon tree, flowering magnolia, handpicked artwork, a well appointment bookcase, large plasma TV and the warmest, most comfortable bathrobes ever. Could not recommend Henrietta’s or its humble host, Kerri, more highly. If you are looking for the perfect weekend away from city life with a slice of true Australiana, this it it. Thank you once again for such a wonderful stay.

Christine User Profile
August 2017
Had a great stay at Henriettas! So private and cosy, not really big screen telly people so after dinner we perused the bookshelf instead, put the stereo on, dinner and wines by the fireplace. Bathroom mural is beautiful, quality everything. Loved it!
Kerri User Profile
Response from Kerri:
Thanks Christine! I'm so glad you liked the books. Enjoy your travels! Cheers, Kerri
August 2017

Caroline User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful anniversary weekend staying at Henrietta’s. Very clean, very comfortable, a lovely place to wake up in, have breakfast in, relax in, sleep in. We had the property to ourselves and total privacy. The heating makes the place nice and warm in the Castlemaine winter. Difficult to get out of bed as it was all too comfortable. The décor of the house is beautifully eclectic, and the bathroom, kitchen and lounge covered all our needs plus more, (loved the towels and sheets, the enormous fridge, we went to Wesley Hill markets and into town, cooked ourselves a fabulous dinner in the kitchen). The spa is great (love the wine glass holders!) and the bathroom very stylish. Garden outlooks from every window, the property is very established, you can feel the history. Only about 2 minutes drive from Castlemaine. Thankyou for a perfect getaway, we will be back!
Kerri User Profile
Response from Kerri:
Thanks so much Caroline for being such awesome guests! Best of luck for all your travels!
August 2017

Marius User Profile
May 2017
As a first time stay in an Airbnb place, I have to say it was an easy and pleasant experience. Kerri was warm, friendly and helpful. No fuss at all. Too easy. The house is really lovely and it’s accurately described, with a stylish and charming, vintage, sort of Art-Deco feel. Country warmth with a nice combination of an elegant but charming homely sort of place, with character. We loved the ambience in the lounge room! It's cool in Castlemaine in autumn but the various heaters warmed the whole house. The house is nice and quiet with plenty of places to relax. It would be really great in summer with lots of outdoor entertainment areas or sit with a quiet drink places with serene views. Our little dog loved the place too, with so much garden to sniff! The large back courtyard is totally secure so we could let him run. Chewton is a charming little town not far from Castlemaine. We had no trouble filling in the days with some beautiful walking trails and interesting places to visit. We found some great historic sites in the bush. Honestly, we would have been content staying in all weekend though. Highly recommended for a quiet week or weekend away. All in all, like a long weekend away in a friend's home. Our stay was much too short, but just what the doctor ordered. We'd love to come back!

Castlemaine, AustraliaJoined in May 2017
Kerri User Profile

I love design, photography, art and archeology! And gardening. I have travelled widely and don't watch television. My style of hosting is one of comfort and goldfields country charm. The history of this place is amazing!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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