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Sleepy Wombat Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 10 m²
Property type cottage


About the property

Forest retreat for couples

Sleepy Wombat Cottage is a fully self-contained forest retreat, yet is only minutes away from the vibrant village of Warburton. The riverside township bustles with cafe's and quirky shops and is host to a delightful range of festivals from comedy, film, harmony, music and many more.

The romantic spa cottage provides all the cosy comforts for a relaxing getaway. Recline on the sofa in front of a crackling wood fire or sit outside on a balmy summer evening listening to the wildlife or feeding the birds.

For the more active minded the cottage is perfectly located close to the Warburton river walk or a few minutes drive to the rainforest galary and Mount Donna Buang itself. Literally at the bottom of the hill is the locally renowned COG cafe where you can hire bikes to explore the Warburton to Lilydale rail trail. Golf and tennis are also within a stones throw.

Please note: Long (700m), fairly steep & windy gravel driveway, safe for all standard vehicles.

Eco-friendly sustainable environment

We aim to maintain the surrounding forest as a haven for wildlife. The property is fully sustainable for water and uses 100% green electricity. We ask that you respect the environment and minimse your footprint.

The property supports permaculture styled local produce growing and there is a small orchard being developed behind the cottage.

The cottage is not suitable for young children as there is an unfenced dam on the property and in wintertime the wood fire is a risk to small fingers. Babies may however be accommodated and a port-a-cot is available on request.

A few home comforts

The cupboards are well stocked with a selection of teas, coffee (& coffee pod machine) and cooking condiments. Milk will be in the fridge for your arrival.

Stay 2 nights or more and provisions for a cooked breakfast (bacon, eggs, beans, juice etc) on the first morning of your stay are complimentary.

Ample firewood is available to top up the basket should you need it for the wood fire or outside brazier during winter stays.

Picnic basket and rug are ready for you to take on your outings.

Deciding on activities is made easy with information on local attractions, maps, menus, bike hire, tours and event calendar available.

Torches are also on hand for night-time possum or koala spotting or to guide you up the track from a night out in the village.

Please note we do ask for a 2-night minimum stay on weekends or public holidays, however you are welcome to enquire for last minute bookings or if the Friday or Sunday is already booked as we can be flexible.

More Details

Hazel Clothier
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, danish, Bislama
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Closed on days of Extreme or Code Red Fire Danger (and all remaining nights refunded)
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • Spacious bathroom with corner spa bath, shower over the spa bath and toilet cubicle. All towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
  • Comfy queen size bed with luxury linen. Loft style bedroom. Chest of drawers, limited hanging space. Small TV with DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sleepy Wombat Cottage
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous, clean, beautiful cosy couple cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our night away here. It was exactly what we wanted and exactly what we needed. The place was extremely clean, welcoming and so gorgeous. Located in a great position and you feel very relaxed as soon as you drive up to the cottage. Interior is great, everything is clean and comfortable and the spa bath is very nice. We would have loved to have stayed here for a few more nights! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing and great place to escape from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage full of character, very convenient to town but tucked away so you feel like you're away from it all. Great spot.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lost in wilderness

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend relaxing and seeing the surrounds. The cottage is great with everything you need, The Fire was beautiful and the outlook into the bush is stunning, If you want to run away and relax for a weekend this is the place.

Thanks to the Hosts, it was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful, secluded spot

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at this gorgeous cottage. Would highly recommend it. An amazing view, wood fire, spa bath and a bed in a loft....what's not to love!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, Australia

Great spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our place at Wombat Cottage! Stunning views and a gorgeous little cottage. Yes the road is rugged getting up there but it is absolutely worth it at the top! Wonderful!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Glad to Find This Place!

  • 5 of 5

Sleepy Wombat Cottage is perfect for those that seek absolute privacy and romantic seclusion, surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and native bush, and not a soul in sight except for the owner's house quite a distance away further up the hill. What is also spectacular about this property is the stunning view of the Warburton native forest on the other side of the town. How often do you look at photos of accommodation only to find in reality it is not ideally situated for peace and quiet or at odds with the description provided. We adored the kookaburra song in the morning and occasionally throughout the day, the two kookaburras who visited and showed themselves regularly, colourful crimson rosellas coming in at any time during the day to the bird feeder, the wallaby leaping through the property on our drive down the hill, and the cleanliness of the air in our lungs. The seating outside the front door is relaxing and scenic, perfect for outdoor eating, enjoying a glass of wine, or just afternoon coffee and cake from the bakery in town. Inside the cottage it has everything you need including a modern bathroom and good sized spa bath using untreated natural water, with comfy robes provided. The lounge seating is comfortable (this is often lacking in holiday homes), and plenty of DVDs and CDs if you don't see anything on TV you like. Generous breakfast provisions on our second day with the best free range chook eggs and orange juice I have ever tasted. The loft bedroom upstairs is restful and at first I was a bit hesitant at the slat style bed, but it turned out to be super comfortable and hey no sore back after two nights. One feature we liked too was the screened windows for fresh air (again this isn't always available in holiday homes). The location is a long driveway uphill into the bush on the right hand side of the town as you drive into the main street. Hazel the owner was super helpful, communicative and patient with our queries. There are not many places we would come back to as we like holidaying in new exciting areas, but Sleepy Wombat is on the revisit list.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Warburton township


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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