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85 Badger Ave, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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#4 of 19 Specialty lodging in Healesville
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Voted as the number one place to stay in the Yarra Valley by the RACV's BEST 101 PLACES TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Our 6 cottages are fully self contained and have a spa bath, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, log fire and tastefully decorated in an Australian theme. The garden surroundings offer a solar heated undercover pool and spa as well as a BBQ area at the edge of the lake, with spectacular views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Hot bath
Massage
Shared kitchen
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
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Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Kathleen L wrote a review June 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
The spa bath was nice. They had plenty of wood for the fireplace and it is clean. However, This place is overpriced for what it provides. The pool is not clean or heated. It is not indoor, it has a roof over it and is outside. The bed is quite uncomfortable. On their website, it says that they provide “massage treatments and includes a spa centre and hot tub” this is all false. The property has no WiFi so keep that in mind. Bring DVDS if you use them 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ There’s a notice in the kitchen, where you get charged $40 for any dishes left in the sink.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Di O wrote a review Apr 2022
Blacks Beach, Australia4 contributions
Perfect set up for a quiet week away. Very cosy cottage with all the necessary extras. Hosts were very obliging with any requests. Plenty of firewood to keep everyone warm. About 6km from Healesville but an easy walk along mostly pathed ways if you want a good morning walk.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hayl341 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sandhurst, United Kingdom106 contributions34 helpful votes
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Such a cosy, beautiful cottage in quiet grounds behind Healesville Sanctuary. We stayed in Sunset Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and well equipped, the only downside was the bed! We found it too soft and we met each other in the middle!! We had a beautiful sunset our first night and our neighbours were some goats who we loved being able to feed!! Thank you for a wonderful stay, we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simone F wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent two nights here to celebrate Fathers Day, with our young son. We arrived late on the Friday, and the owners had the heater on so the cottage was warm when we arrived. Loved the fire place, the huge bath and the rustic but clean and very comfortable decor. Watching the sunset from the deck with a glass of local wine was a highlight, and having a full kitchen meant we didn't need to go out for dinner and could just relax and enjoy our time there. Generous breakfast provisions, with good coffee too. We were grateful for the late check out too. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SanctuaryPark, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Park Cottages
Responded 1 Sept 2019
Hi Simone, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you. I'm glad you had beautiful weather for your stay and were able to enjoy your cottage. We look forward to seeing you and your family again. Thanks again. Kind Regards Kaisey
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Bev G wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia143 contributions82 helpful votes
6 cottages on large acreage..... quiet, scenic location about 5 minutes outside Healesville. Very well fitted out and BBQ down by the lake. Great spot to explore the wineries and relax on the deck with a nice bottle of wine in the evening. Friendly, helpful staff... highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from SanctuaryPark, Manager at Sanctuary Park Cottages
Responded 12 Apr 2019
Hi Bev, Thank you for posting your review. We value your opinion and I will pass on your comments to all our staff. We hope to see you again the next time your in the area. Thanks again. Kind Regards Kaisey
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Chloe J wrote a review Nov 2018
24 contributions34 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed in The Loft for three nights, and we absolutely loved it! The cottage was so charming and homely, and the surroundings so peaceful and relaxing. We couldn’t have asked for a better getaway destination. We didn’t have the best weather for our stay, yet this turned out to be a blessing, as it meant we could take full advantage of the fireplace and spa in our cottage. The wine tour arranged through the hotel was also a standout. We will definitely be return guests to this fantastic gem!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marg F wrote a review Sept 2018
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in The Loft. Arrived after reception had closed, but the "welcome mat" was still out. Lights and the radio left on to welcome us!! Breakfast supplies - milk, cereal, bread, jams/honey, Beautiful, rustic accommodation, with all the comforts of home & then some. I loved the 4 poster bed - it was really comfy. Far enough out of town to be nice & quiet, yet close enough to pick up supplies such as a bottle of wine or two. Non-smoking cottage - excellent.Had its own laundry.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SanctuaryPark, Manager at Sanctuary Park Cottages
Responded 28 Sept 2018
Hello Marg, It was lovely meeting you and your husband! I'm glad you found all the things you needed in your cottage and you had a good rest. We hope to see you again the next time you in the valley. Thank you again. Kind Regards Kaisey
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swpickering0 wrote a review Sept 2018
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked "The Loft" for a single night. On arrival we were made to feel welcome by the manager who was eager to tell us about the area. On entering the cottage it was made clear that a degree of pride and attention to detail was taken to make the accommodation as homely as possible with heaters and soft music turned on to greet us. Immaculate facilities and beautiful grounds coupled with an easy going, family run atmosphere made Sanctuary Park Cottages a memorable nights escape.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cathy M wrote a review Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions13 helpful votes
We spent three nights in Sunset Cottage and we didn’t want to leave. The cottages are near the Healesville wildlife sanctuary and set on 20 acres. A big surprise was that the cottage fronts on to a paddock that is home to a herd of goats. Feed for the goats can be purchased at reception. The cottage has a well appointed kitchen, a spa, wood burning fire place and washer and dryer. The rooms are very large and we enjoyed drinking wine on the verandah while watching the sun go down. The family that owns the property is very friendly with small children. As a result the complex is set up for both adults and children. There is a playground and toys in the cottage. There is also a pleasant walk to the lake area where you can have a barbecue. The wild wombat wine tour also picks you up from the property. Is a wonderful and special place.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SanctuaryPark, Manager at Sanctuary Park Cottages
Responded 10 Apr 2018
Hi Cathy, Thank you for your detailed review of our property. It was lovely meeting you and your family. Your review helps guide our business for the future. We hope that you will stay again the next time you are in the Yarra Valley. Kind Regards The Sanctuary Park Cottages Team.
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EJW wrote a review Feb 2018
Manchester157 contributions86 helpful votes
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A late booking and the hotels in town were all full, however, this proved to be a pleasant surprise. Ten minutes from Healesville, but you could be a million miles away. Beautiful setting and each cottage is privately situated and not over looked. A very friendly welcome and the cottage had all of the basics that you’d need and a great shower. We enjoyed watching the rabbits and birds playing on the lawn and were treated to a couple of Kangaroo sitings. Exciting if you are a Brit.. A very pleasant stay and would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SanctuaryPark, Manager at Sanctuary Park Cottages
Responded 5 Feb 2018
Hi there, Thank you for your feed back. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again one day. Kind Regards The Sanctuary Park Team
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USD 136 - USD 180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaYarra ValleyHealesville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Park Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Healesville Sanctuary (1.2 km), TarraWarra Museum of Art (6.7 km), and Maroondah Reservoir Park (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herd Bar & Grill, Oakridge Wines, and Levantine Hill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sanctuary Park Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanctuary Park Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Warburton Waterwheel (15.2 km).