The Black Sparrow

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV, DVD player

Overview of The Black Sparrow

Entire home

The Black Sparrow

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
2595 Mansfield-Woods Point Road, Howqua Inlet, VIC, 3722

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHowqua G120 Bushland Reserve4 min walk
  • Popular LocationHowqua G121 Bushland Reserve2 min drive
  • Popular LocationHowqua G122 Bushland Reserve4 min drive

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Valley view
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  • 1 bathroom
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  • 1184 sq ft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 9
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About this area

Howqua Inlet

Located in Howqua Inlet, The Black Sparrow is next to a golf course and on the riverwalk. Delatite Winery and Mansfield Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Mansfield Zoo and Mansfield Racecourse. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing, snowboarding and a ski shuttle.

What's nearby

  • Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve - 4 min walk
  • Howqua G121 Bushland Reserve - 2 min drive
  • Howqua G122 Bushland Reserve - 4 min drive
  • Mansfield Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Delatite Winery - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 153 min drive


  • Wrong Side Brewing - 8 min drive
  • Local cafe - 8 min drive
  • Jamieson General Store - 8 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Black Sparrow

Rivewalk cottage with outdoor pool and outdoor tennis court
This smoke-free cottage features an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court and conference space. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and express check-out are on-site. All 9 individually decorated accommodations feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests will find kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Weekly housekeeping is available.
The Black Sparrow offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes kitchen islands. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

This Howqua Inlet cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and portable fans. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and change of towels can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Property amenities


  • Close to a ski area, ski runs and ski lifts
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding nearby
  • Ski shuttle nearby


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Ski shuttle nearby


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen island
  • Freezer
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Couples dining


  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Sitting area


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV with digital service
  • DVD player
  • CD player

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Co-working space
  • Conference space (753 square feet)


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • AUD 25 per pet per night
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per stay


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Local maps
  • Window screens
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout curtains
  • Change of towels (on request)

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Next to a golf course
  • In the mountains
  • On the riverwalk
  • In a national park

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Hunting on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system


  • 9 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

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Check-in from 2 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 25, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of AUD 100 per stay
Welcoming dogs and cats only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: AUD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Black Sparrow House Howqua Inlet
Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
The Black Sparrow Cottage
The Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
The Black Sparrow Cottage Howqua Inlet

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 67 out of 93 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 93 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 93 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 93 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 93 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent place to enjoy quiet and peace.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Amazing tranquil retreat
This property is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Gorgeous mountain views, cosy fireplace, a spa and a well equipped kitchen. Staff are lovely, Des the manager is so friendly and helpful, Stock up on groceries in Mansfield, or eat out at the local brewery. The view is spectacular, watch the kangaroos as they graze on the property, whilst enjoying a coffee on your own private deck, or through the large glass windows whilst you stay warm by the fire. Highly recommend!!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

It was beautiful spot and loads of potential. Relaxing surrounds but lacked the attention to detail to make it great.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Black Sparrow is set in a lovely part of Howqua, it's worth it just for the setting. Unlike some rather scathing reviews recently (Yes the same group of people a number of times, quite unnecessary) you need to realise this is a country property. Reset the 5 star 'room service' expectations you might have if staying in a major City and you'll relax into it and enjoy it. Our girls loved the pool, were a bit sad there were no horses this time around...but just got on with relaxing and enjoying their stay. Lake Eildon water access only a few hundred metres away, so bring your boat !
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely property, very peaceful and secluded. Our cottage was very spacious for 5 people, beds were comfortable and the bathroom very spacious! The only thing I would suggest would be a more thorough clean of the cottage but it didn’t stop us from enjoying our time there. The owners were always helpful if we needed anything.
Stayed 11 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
I liked the location, scenery, cleanness I didnt like few things - air conditioner was smelling unpleasant when turned on, i believe it needs a clean and disinfection; Also, I'd suggest to place single use sponges for each booking because we were left with a dirty old sponge which i could not use to wash dishes but used my own paper towels instead.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Waiting on reponse from owners still for a partial refund due to the disgusting state these supposed 4 star cottages are provided in, we were moved to another cottage as the first disgusting, the next slightly better but still had to clean ourselves. 2 star at best and massively overprised.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very peaceful quiet nice bush setting Was disappointed that on the description it said next to a golf course play 9 holes of golf. Was no golf course only a mini golf at caravan park down the road
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and amenities.. Very good communication as well. Would suggest to upgrade cabin items such as microwave.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Room comfort
Peace, quiet & beautiful view.
Relaxing stay, beautiful view & property had everything you needed. Enjoyed the peace & quiet. Had some problems checking in with the lockbox & front door key access. Probably needs a bit of maintenance. Overall delightful stay apart from that.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020