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Gaddleen Grove Cottages - Bluewren Cottage

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About the property


Gaddleen Grove Cottages offers two cottages - one being called BLUE WREN which is set at the back in an area of stringybark trees and looks towards our working farm of sheep and cattle and towards one of the numerous dams on our property. This cottage features Red Gum timber inside for cupboards and internal dividing half wall between the queen bed area and the sitting area which has ample room to add a single bed plus a fold-out when needed. Exposed beams and posts plus wooden floor all add the rustic country feel with a veranda along the front to sit and enjoy the bird life and relax in the peace and tranquility. Blue Wren Cottage has a ramp for access leading onto the veranda and inside was classed as wheelchair suitable but we have made a few changes and it would now only be suitable for a narrow wheelchair to get through to the bed area.

In the colder months a wood heater keeps you cosy with also reverse cycle air conditioning or an electric blow heater for instant heat if your fire goes out over the night. For summer months the air conditioner is supported with a ceiling fan for a quieter nights sleep.

Bird life is abundant in the area of the cottages and the peaceful surrounds makes you want to stay longer.


Gaddleen Grove Cottages second cottage is called TREECREEPER. This again is because of the bird which can be constantly seen in the area. This cottage is positioned to take in the view overlooking the Cities of Albury/Wodonga with the view day or night quite spectacular. It also overlooks our largest dam and also offers a very peaceful and relaxing ambiance with animals sometimes not far away. The timber features inside this cottage are of blackwood in the cupboards and dividing half wall from the queen bed and sitting area. Again a single bed and fold-out can be added if needed plus the veranda along the front offers the guest a great place to relax and unwind.

The same heating and cooling of Bluewren applies and again once you get to the cottages if you had only booked for one night you will wish you had time to stay for at two nights.

Gaddleen Grove Cottages and the surrounds of our 260 acre/ 104 hectre working Cattle and Sheep property that we offer guests to walk around to relax.

Gaddleen Grove has been owned by Stuart Gadd and Noeleen Nicklin for 20 years (since 1997 and the cottages have now also be operating for the past 16 years (from 2002), and building gradually to have a rewarding working balance with the farm operation of firstly cattle only but now also sheep. We started with a "blank slate" on the property and also had to build our own home which is often of interest to our guests as it is of rammed earth and octagonal in shape. Like the cottages the home has wooden floors, dado walls and large widows to take in the magnificent views.

We are both passionate farmers and born to the land so are very happy when asked to inform our guests about life on the property and in particular life in this beautiful part of Victoria. We have four distinct seasons in this region and it is what makes us an interesting and diverse place to visit all year round.

With the farm life and in particular the sheep we now often have lambs being "poddied" in the house yard so for guests travelling with children we offer the opportunity to feed them on occasion. The other attraction can be the sighting of native animals - kangaroos, lace monitors, possums, echidnas, and the odd hare. For the bird enthusiast Stuart has sighted 80 variety of birds flying over our property and there is a bird book in bluewren cottage that encourages guests sighting any not listed to add to the list.

More Details

Property Manager
Stuart & Noeleen
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Wodonga, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Gaddleen Grove Cottages - Bluewren Cottage
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful hosts and a home with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely (albeit short) stay with Noeleen and Stuart. They were very accommodating, flexible and communication was great. The home is atop a hillside, with beautiful views of Wodonga and open fields.

Our boys loved visiting the sheep and alpaca and our little dog enjoyed pretending to be a sheep dog.

After a long drive, the fresh air, the quiet serenity was heavenly. The bed was deliciously comfortable and kitchen well-appointed with anything you could need.

Thank you Noeleen and Stuart

PS the Anzac bikkies were delicious

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alyda, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely 5 star review. We do work hard to keep the cottages looking good and love what we do so that makes it all a pleasure. You changed your plans to stay at Gaddleen Grove Cottages so we are very pleased it was what you hoped it would be. If you are coming this way again I will look forward to seeing you all (including your dog), again. Safe travels from Noeleen and Stuart.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A perfect place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

I spent almost a week with my two dogs in the delightful Blue Wren cottage and could not have wished for a better place to unwind. The tranquil surrounds, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and array of local birdlife made this a perfectly relaxing stay. The property is extremely dog friendly, the cottage has all the comforts of home (with a very cosy fire!) and the owners were most welcoming and accommodating of my last minute plans to extend my stay. I would not hesitate to recommend holidaying here and would love to return next time I’m in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Helen, Thank you for taking the time to give us this 5 star report. We appreciate it very much and also for the photos you sent of the birds and animals on our property. They have been posted to our Gaddleen Grove Cottages Face Book page they got many many likes and comments. Look forward to seeing you again one day when you revisit this amazing and interesting area of North East Victoria. Thanks again, Noeleen and Stuart
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Tambo Upper, Victoria, Australia

great location,very cozy

  • 5 of 5

great location and view,cozy comfortable with a wood fire.

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrew, I have just seen that you took the time to add the 5 star report on your stay with us in June. Thank you very much and if you travel this way again I will look forward to you staying at Gaddleen Grove Cottages again. Thank you, Noeleen and Stuart
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Gaddleen over four days. Our puppies loved it too. The Treekeeper Cottage was an absolute country retreat with everything we needed, right down to body wash and ground coffee. The brekky was your typical country style ingredient, bacon, eggs, tomato, toast with butter and home made jam. All in all, a truly wonderful experience. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kerrie, Thank you for this great review and I am sorry not to reply earlier as we do value all our clients and look forward to seeing them again when they are coming to this very lovely part of the world with - as I like to say - "The four seasons".
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Gadleen, it was close enough to amenities for us to go out at night for pizza but secluded enough that is was calm and peaceful. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed and sitting on the deck watching the birdlife was incredibly relaxing. Great place to unwind and the dog loved it too, so many interesting smells and the delight of watching the cows and sheep. Thank you for a perfect stopping place. Note We stayed in 2016 but that is not an option in the dropdown box.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Marg as you have just confirmed all that we hope we offer to our clients. And yes isn't so relaxing to watch birds flit around. We have lots of Bluewrens at the house and if you sit still they will hop around your feet. You have a wonderful 2016 and we hope you can stay will us again at some stage. Noeleen and Stuart.
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Little River, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful, cozy cottage in idyllic setting.

  • 4 of 5

We had such a lovely stay. The cottage is intimate and quaint, quite simply lovely. Everything you could ask for a quiet, relaxing weekend and the views were spectacular


  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for taking the time to make such a lovely public comment regarding what we offer to clients staying at Gaddleen Grove Cottages. We will look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Other Activities:

Murray River /Hume Weir /Wine


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Wodonga, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
GX-1093 - do not use!
20 Mar - 20 Mar
1 night minimum stay

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  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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