Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA (No. 3) is one of 4 strawbale cottages on the same high country property in Mountain Bay, Victoria. Click on the links below to easily compare booking availability of our other 3 listed cottages, RED, BLUE, and YELLOW.
(NB:Covid 19 Safety & Hygiene levels require a 72hour break between bookings.
While these current restrictions are in place, our minimum stay is 2 nights)
The cottages were designed and owner built (2010) in the style of English West Country worker's cottages incorporating passive solar & energy efficient principles & materials into a comfortable small footprint design. Guests enjoy comfortable winter and summer holidays in owner built local strawbale and earthen render cottages in a 5-acre native setting. Each cottage is fully equipped and self contained with galley kitchen, including basic breakfast provisions, tea, milo, and plunger coffee, a healthy house loaf, and generous milk supply.
Our AQUA Family cottage No. 3, sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - Bedr.1 with a Queen bed : Bed. 2 with 2 single beds, Bathroom has a shower over a full bath, ('safe' step up to bath allows parent to perch comfortably alongside small children bathing); Separate toilet & handbasin central to all rooms; Open plan lounge dining area, with wood burning heater for winter and cool nights: full length sliding doors out to north facing deck overlooking 5 acres of native garden & dam. The triple earth rendered thick walls, 5 star ceiling / shared wall insulation, north facing prospect and double glazed windows maximise heating and cooling for all seasons, plus floor & ceiling fans / generous supply of extra doonas, throws and hot water bottles for those extreme weather days. Compare these features with our RED family cottage No. 1.
A 4km drive/or bike ride (or 200 metre ramble down our property)takes you to Lake Eildon and a lakeside stroll through Goughs Bay to Picnic Point with its lookout over the lake, picnic tables, sheltered gas BBQ facilities and children's playpark, or beyond as far as the beginnings of Eildon National Forest. Frogsong cottages provide an eco-sustainable Landcare haven from which to explore the rivers, creeks, tracks, trails and scenery around Lake Eildon, the bustling country town of Mansfield, Mount Buller & Mount Stirling, National & State parks and all the activities characteristic of the High Country.
Come and enjoy the Lake, Rivers and Mountains at their tranquil best.
Winter sports abound: Cross country, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Mt Buller or Mt Stirling or bush walking, fishing, horse riding & cycling. The bustling town of Mansfield is only 15 mins away, offering a range of interesting eateries, shopping and markets, and shuttle access to Mount Buller and Stirling, along with snow equipment hire and purchase.
Our 4 Frogsong cottages are spacious to suit the needs of families or friends and can accommodate a total of 15 guests if all booked together.
AQUA COTTAGE (3)
Bedroom 1 consists of queen bed
Bedroom 2 consists of 2 x Single beds
This cottage is fully self-contained, with kitchenette, cheerful wood burning heaters in the lounge area that looks through north facing french windows onto private decks. As well as the passive solar heating that this provides, solar panels provide hot water and power, while the strawbale walls keep the living spaces insulated against heat and cold.
All linen, towels, tea and plunger coffee provided with continental breakfast including a house-made loaf and muffins on Sunday mornings.
An attractive grassed and shaded BBQ area is available for our guests informal use, along with 5 acres of native open grass and bushland for onsite rambling. Or BBQ at Gough Bay's Picnic Point, a gentle ramble around Mountain Bay, Gough's Bay and the swimming spots at local rivers & creeks
Rates: $180 per night
Check in: from 2pm Check out: 11 am
*Please Note: no secure fencing around property due to the local native animals wandering around the property...
Pets must be supervised at all times
Please bring your own pet bedding/bowls etc
Flexible Check in and Checkout times – please discuss with property manager
Rooms are Smoke Free
Other guests may be onsite so please respect each other’s privacy
Please contact Property Manager to discuss booking options for larger groups. Discounts may apply
LOCAL WINERIES within 15 mins drive
*Delatite Winery *Kinloch Winery *Buller View
BOUTIQUE BEERS Jamieson Brewery
6 boutique beers on tap
Lake Eildon is only minutes away
Mt Buller is approx 20min to the Entry Gates
Year round Hiking on many bush tracks in the foothills of the mountains.
Horse riding at Merrijig and Barwite.
Cycling, Boating, Fishing and Trail bike riding
Olive Groves, Berry & Cherry Farms
Entertainment for all the Family at:
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
Mansfield Zoo, Botanic Gardens
Local theatre group productions
Farmers Markets every 3rd Sat of the month
"Made in Mansfield" - featuring local artists and crafts people