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HoddlesHideaway,farmstay40 acres of peace/privacy

Bedrooms 2
Space 12 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, private and modern cottage on 40 acres. Farm animals to meet

Only 1 3/4 hours drive from Melbourne CBD, half way between Gembrook and Launching Place. Your fully self-contained private 2BR cottage nestled between bush and green fields awaits you. You are free to explore our 40 acres, meet our friendly sheep alpacas,chooks and cows. You can leave your busy city life behind you. Spend the days bush walking, riding Puffing Billy, grape grazing at local wineries, cycling, even snow playing in winter.. then relax and unwind in the spa bath, cook a BBQ whilst watching a spectacular sunset over the ranges.

Once the stars are out in the clear country sky, the wildlife is active. Wombats, koalas, kangaroos and bandicoots are some of the animals you'll spot at Hoddles Hideaway. The birdlife is also abundant, no noise, no neighbours, just peace and quiet.

More Details

Katharine and Mark McLean
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Hoddles Creek, Australia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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HoddlesHideaway,farmstay40 acres of peace/privacy
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A gorgeous place with lovely hosts, which met all well above our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Hospitable hosts, especially accommodating to families with children. Meeting the farm animals and assisting with a feed was wonderful, as was riding on the flying fox among the cows. Comfortable, picturesque with an amazing view of the sunset.The suggestions for places provided to us was really helpful. Really appreciate everything, and for just making our stay a memorable one


  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Soula. We loved having you stay and we were so happy to see you enjoy the animals and flying fox!! Hope you can stay another time soon. Kath and Mark
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Brighton, Australia

A wonderful retreat for us and the kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time enjoy some peace and quiet. Our 2.5 year old and 5 year old loved exploring, feeding the animals, using the flying fox, collecting sticks and playing make believe all over the place. Evenings with wine and exhausted children looking at the stars and the moon and a well equipped spotlessly clean kitchen were highlights for me. There were a few games for the kids and some DVD’s; enough to keep them entertained indoors when required. Would recommend without question. It was exactly what I had hoped for and the whole family had a ball. Do bring your gumboots though. It’ll make it easy exploring the farm and leaving the dirt, mud and the rest outside while keeping your shoes in good nick!

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Narangba, Queensland, Australia

Excellent stay with the family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 consisting of 2x 2 year olds, a 4 1/2 year old and us two adults stayed st Hoddles creek for 3 nights.

We purchased the breakfast basket which was in the kitchen upon arrival. (For parents please note, its light milk which young children aren't meant to drink so don't forget to ask for full cream). It consisted of a small bottle of milk, some butter, bread, jar of jam, some bacon, eggs & tomatoe.

The house is a little dated but well presented. The mattresses are very firm which didn't make for the most restful nights sleep. We found a few cobwebs, the bbq very rusty and the linen is different to the photos but that didn't really impact our stay. We could easily fit 2 cots in the bottom room and could have fit 4 easily in the master upstairs which is handy to note for HOM families. It also has 2 large baths for the kids.

Kath was easily approachable, I texted her for an extra pot when the one I found was dirty and she brought over a clean one straight away. And even when my husband decided to rearrange the lovely stone wall out the front. eep!

The property itself has a few paddocks. Cows, 4 sheep, 2 alpacas & some chickens. It's very secluded so very quiet, the main house is seperated from the holiday house by a few grape vines and a drive way. My 4yr old loved feeding the animals and watching the cows from the house window.

Overall a good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and Kath was very helpful in recommending places to visit nearby. Our daughter loved meeting and feeding the farm animals and toasting marshmallows on the fire! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Essendon North, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful house on a great property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and daughter for 4 days. House was beautiful and had everything we required for our stay. Loved feeding the animals and in close proximity to puffing billy and wineries. Kath was a lovely host and very responsive to any questions we had. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phillip. It was a pleasure having you. I think the animals are missing your daily visits!!. We look forward to your return stay.
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Perfect getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

The location was absolutely beautiful and peaceful!! We had no problems and everything was just perfect. Best moment of the trip was waking up with a coffee while spotting some kangaroos on the front lawn.

Worth every cent.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Courtney for being so easy to deal with and I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Hope you can come again soon!!
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Puffing Billy,wineries,bush,

Near Puffing Billy

Beautiful drives from the cottage include gonig to Warburton township, cherry picking, orchards, etc

Wineries in the area

Not too far from Healseville Sanctuary

not far from the gardens and gorgeous cafes/shops in The Dandenongs

Great area for cycling tracks-including the Warburton Rail trail and Oshannessy Aquaduct trail


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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