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The Potager

Very good
8 reviews
the potager garden
swimming pool
lombardy poplars
1870's sandstone cottage
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Castlemaine, Victoria
The Potager is an historic 1870's sandstone cottage in the heart of the central victorian goldfields.
Added to and restored over the years the cottage revolves around a superb living area with exposed stone walls, huge open fireplace, slate floors, floor to ceiling glass doors that open out onto a terrace and a 20m swimming pool beyond which lies The Potager Garden. The garden was originally laid out in a semi formal design with stone walls, winding paths and raised beds full of roses, herbs and perrenials. The whole rich and fragrant tapestry is lined on each side by espaliered apple and pear trees.
Situated alongside Forrest Creek which was one of the richest alluvial goldfields in the 1850's, the valley exudes an atmosphere of peace and tranquility with lots of walking trails and an abundance of wallabies, kangaroos and colour...
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About the Owner, Jane E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 88 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 116 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Wendy W
Romsey, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

From turning into the dusty lane off golden point road to arriving at the glorious old stone house I knew I was in for a treat. Huge poplars line the driveway, rosellas dart through the trees. The main house is full of treasures. Beautiful period furniture and old rugs, paintings. A truly civilised house. But it is not for everybody....

Melb, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed here for a long weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed the 'oldness' of the cottage and its' clear history and age! A beautiful location to visit and grounds, and we often found ourselves discussing what it would have been like to live here in the early goldrush days! A great choice if you're looking for a real getaway with it's...

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our weekend stay at The Potager was perfect. The tree lined driveway was our first impression and numerous "wow" moments followed. On entering the house the aura is one of homeliness and comfort. The beds are extremely comfortable and the linen cotton and cosy. The kitchen has fantastic cookware and crockery. Jane added some lovely touches like fresh eggs and...

  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
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The Potager is nestled beside the historic Forrest Creek where 1850's Goldrush began. This 1870's sandstone cottage is set on 4 acres with a swimming pool and potager garden, a place to sit and reflect or enjoy with the company of friends and family.
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