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Location
20 Woolrich Road OLINDA


Set in 5 acres of historic gardens, these 2 stylish retreats each allow one couple, or two, to enjoy the best "bed and breakfast" experience in the Dandenong Ranges. Privacy, open fires, spas, bedrooms with ensuites, decks overlooking woods and hills. Ideal for families, lovers, or those who simply want to lose themselves for a time. The front verandah rounds the corner to a large deck overlooking the gardens to mountain views and is complete with a barbeque and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining.

Phone +61 3 9751 0154

The Garden Suite is perfect for one couple with its king-sized bed and double spa (separate shower). Miele appliances in the kitchen, and leadlight windows in the bathroom and bedroom. TV with Foxtel and DVD and a lovely open wood fire in the cosy lounge room makes this an experience to remember. Outside, the verandah, complete with BBQ, and art deco table and chairs sits at the edge of a five acre wood.

Walk down the steps next to your suite and open the gate to Cloudehill or go the other way into Rangeview with its meandering paths, lyrebirds, azalea maze and the dell.

Woolrich Retreat was built in the 1920's and was home to members of the Woolrich family who started the nursery that operated on this site until the 1960s. Ted Woolrich was one of the first nurserymen of the Hills and helped establish the National Rhododendron Gardens. Iris Woolrich his wife, started the Cuckoo restaurant, then named Quambie. The cottage has now been transformed into a character-filled home with art deco features and resonating with local history, providing space, light and comfort in idyllic surroundings. This is a private, quiet hideaway for lovers, friends or corporate guests, with everything supplied.

The unusual gardens for both Woolrich properties show what can happen when a plant nursery has been abandoned for 40 years. Beds of rhododendron and camellia seedlings have grown into tall trees, crowded together and reaching for the sky. Azaleas create a colourful maze, and there are many specimen trees about the garden, including a magnificent weeping beech and an American tulip tree. It is like a secret garden where myriad paths and steps have been restored to create some fascinating walks. Lyrebirds are common visitors and delight in digging up the garden; in the early morning they are not hard to spot but likely to run off when disturbed.

Cottage guests have free entry to Cloudehill Gardens next door.

The colours in Spring and Autumn are spectacular, but the garden provides a green haven at any time of year.


Directions: Find your way along the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road to Olinda. At the junction with the Olinda-Monbulk Road turn towards Monbulk. Go past the Olinda Golf Club and Chalet Road until you see the blue fence of Cloudehill Gardens at Woolrich Road. Turn into Woolrich Road and look for the Woolrich Cottage carpark about 150 metres along on the right.

Tariffs range from $225 to $340 AUD (Australian Dollars)
Total cottage and apartment   2
Arrival Time 15.00   Departure Time 11.00
Facilities
Adult Retreat Cot Available Microwave
Air Conditioning DVD Library Minibar
Barbeque DVD Player Non Smoking Establishment
Bath Ensuite Bathroom Off Street Parking
Bath Robes and Slippers Supplied Fridge Open Fire
Bathrobes Supplied Gourmet Breakfast Provisions Pay Satellite TV
Bathroom Highchair Available Private Phone
Breakfast Included Hot Tub Retreat
CD Library Internet Access Available Self Contained
CD Player Iron/ Ironing Board Spa
Central Heating Laundry Facilities Tea/Coffee
Claw Foot Bath Licenced Television
Complimentary Chocolates Linen Provided Wifi Access
Cooking Facilities Massuer on Request Wood Fire

Cancellation Policy / Terms & Conditions
Terms and conditions: If there is less that 7 days notice of scheduled arrival time the full amount is payable unless we are able to rebook your cancelled dates at the same time. We will then refund your payment minus the administration fee. Failure to arrive means the full amount is forfeit. PLEASE NOTE: any refund attracts a $50 administration fee.






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