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Wood Duck Cottage & Bunk House

Bedrooms 2
Space 10 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nestled amongst the rolling pastures of Yea in regional Victoria, Wood Duck Cottage offers the perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Built in 1924, this original shearing shed and bunk house have been lovingly restored over many years and carefully decorated to reflect the history, charm and beauty of the surrounding area. Packed to the rafters with character, each property at Wood Duck Cottage has been completely renovated with modern comforts without losing any of its unique personality. High ceilings and a huge living area make this an ideal family getaway.

There is just so much to do around the unpretentious country homestead and you’re spoilt for choice in the local town which has wonderful restaurants and services.

Choose from: The cottage, the bunk house or the main homestead depending on your needs.

Facilities at Wood Duck Cottage include:

- a fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry

- modern bathrooms

- split system aircon/heating

- fold-out lounge

- outdoor fireplace, bbq and entertainment area

- pet friendly

Things to do on the property

During the day enjoy the farm, have a dig in the vegetable garden, enjoy a walk in the country, feed the horse, settle down in front of our outdoor fire or enjoy exploring the local town and its great hotels with restaurants. At night, come home to your country haven and relax in front of the fire while you enjoy a glass of locally sourced wine.

Things to do around Yea.

Yea is a charming town with a warm, friendly community. During the day take a stroll around the quaint township to admire the historic buildings still in use by local businesses, pubs and restaurants. Visit the Yea Wetlands which abound with native flora and fauna, or take a short drive to the wineries of the nearby Yarra Valley.

Outdoor activities

For a more energetic weekend getaway in Victoria, play tennis at the Yea tennis courts or golf at the local golf club. Go bushwalking in the Kinglake National Park or visit the Murrindindi website for adventure activities like abseiling, horse riding and water sports on nearby Lake Eildon.

There are golf and tennis facilities in town and lots of community activities during the week.

Horse riding lessons and trail riding are just down the road at Yea Riding School. Pay $20 per hour for a riding lesson or take a trail ride for two hours for $35 per hour. Children and adults are welcome. Book with Sarah at the Yea Riding School.

Foodie paradise

The Farmers Market at the old railway comes alive on the first Saturday of each where you can purchase the divine local produce. There are some lovely places to eat out, with enough variety to satisfy all taste buds. There are plenty of great pubs around if you feel like a hearty pub meal or want to relax and have a drink.

Looking for a tree change?

If you are looking for local real estate then make Wood Duck Cottage your base as you get to know the district.

Duck in and meet us at the Wood Duck Cottages.

The Bunkhouse: a rustic but modern separate accommodation

The bunkhouse is lots of fun for young kids and provides some privacy for your teenagers. Parents can enjoy their own space watching on from the cottage only 10 metres away.

– Sleeps up to six – one double bed and four single bunks.

– Self-contained with its own modern shower and toilet

– Heating/Air-conditioning

– Has its own balcony & BBQ

– TV, table and chairs

– Rustic timber floors and antique fixtures

The Homestead: our flagship accomodation

This beautiful 1924 homestead combines the old and the new for your comfort. With refurbished timber floors and every imaginable facility, the main house is our flagship accommodation. Separate dining room, lounge room, fully air-conditioned with open fireplaces and three double rooms. The main house can easily accommodate 7 adults.

– Polished timber floors, rugs and antique fixtures

– Dining room

– Lounge room

– Modern, fully equipped kitchen with double oven

– Heating/Air-conditioning

– 3 double bedrooms

– Internet

More Details

Craig Birchall
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic break away

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to just hang out and relax. We were a party of 7 and spent a lot of time sitting outside by the fireplace. The cottage had a great dvd collection and we would watch a movie at night. We booked for 2 nights and stayed an extra night. We will be back again!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful Wood Duck Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, serene, spacious, affordable accommodation a couple of kilometres from delightful Yea in the equally delightful Goulburn Valley. The cottage was wonderfully set up and appointed with almost everything you would ever need on a holiday - and the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth WA

Lovely Rural Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay in Wood Duck Cottage. Everything was provided to a very high quality. Warm and plenty of hot water. Comfortable beds, good size bath towels and very well equipped kitchen. Comfy sofas, tv & dvd player plus lots of books and dvds to choose from.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, peaceful getaway. Had everything you could ask for, especially for children. The cubby house

  • 5 of 5

Great, peaceful getaway. Had everything you could ask for, especially for children. The cubby house and animals were a constant source of fun. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wood Duck Cottage is an easy drive from Melbourne for a weekend away or longer if time permits. We

  • 5 of 5

Wood Duck Cottage is an easy drive from Melbourne for a weekend away or longer if time permits. Weve had a power-break here for 3 nights and 4 days. Its school holidays here in Victoria and we were all ready for some R&R to see us through until the Christmas/summer break. We thought Wood Duck Cottage would be perfect and we werent wrong!Wood Duck Cottage and Bunkhouse offers modern family holiday accommodation on a lovely farm setting. Its located a short drive out of the Yea township. The main cottage sleeps two couples offering Queen sized beds and a sofa bed in the main living area. The Bunkhouse sleeps one double and four children in bunks and has its own bathroom facilities and TV. The Bunkhouse, at one end has floor to ceiling glass doors which are hidden by two large stable doors. Open the stable doors to reveal the glass doors which open up on its own little decking area. This proved to be a great spot to watch the sunsets! The whole set up is great for two families wishing to get away together. The parents have their own retreat, the kids have their own area and theres plenty of space for the kids to enjoy the great outdoors.The facilities include a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, laundry, modern bathrooms (main with a double shower and sink), 46 TV, Wii, DVD library, outdoor fire and BBQ, bikes, helmets and access to the farm chickens for the children to collect the eggs. My two had a ball with all the space, tending to the chooks, patting the horses and building a fire each evening which one night we baked potatoes for dinner.Wood Duck Cottage is located near the beautiful Yea Wetlands, horse riding, wineries, tennis, golf and a number of charming local cafes. We enjoyed lunch and coffee in the sunny courtyard at Marmalades on a couple of occasions and dinner at Yea Peppercorn Hotel. Youre a bit spoiled for eating places in Yea!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Wetlands, Winery, local town


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