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Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation

20 Woolrich Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788 Australia
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Olinda
WELCOME TO WOOLRICH RETREAT In Woolrich's historic five-acre woodlands you will find our two luxury retreats where guests will enjoy the very best accommodations available in the Dandenong Ranges. Privacy, open fires, spas, ensuites, decks with BBQs overlooking the gardens and free entry to Cloudehill Gardens next door. Walk, laze by the fire, relax in the spa or soak in the view with a glass of wine. The perfect Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges getaway. WOOLRICH COTTAGE Built in the 1920s, the cottage's Art Deco features have been retained and restored to create this elegant accommodation. Fine furniture complements the period architectural features such as the Art Deco leadlight windows. The cottage includes two bedrooms with large ensuites, so two couples can enjoy equal luxury as well as an indoor, four person Jacuzzi hot tub under a glass skylight. The lounge room has an open fire, and a bay window with dining table. The kitchen has granite bench tops and a farmhouse sink. French doors open up onto a deck with a BBQ and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining with garden and mountain views. GARDEN RETREAT In French Provence style, the Garden Retreat is perfect for one couple with its king-size bed and double spa (separate shower). Miele appliances in the kitchen, 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 balcony, complete with BBQ, and art deco table and chairs sits at the edge of a canopy of trees. Walk down the steps next to your retreat and open the gate to Cloudehill Gardens or go the other way into the Woolrich Woodlands with its meandering paths, lyrebirds, azalea maze and the dell. OLINDA VILLAGE Olinda is one of the major villages of the hills. It is close to the winery district of Yarra Valley and Puffing Billy, a steam train which goes to Emerald. It is the centre of many famous gardens. Just along the road is the National Rhododendron Garden, there are many other national and private gardens which are open to the public. You can go and pick raspberries and strawberries in season, visit the trout farm, or see William Rickett's sanctuary where he created sculptures honouring the aborigines. It is a delight to shop in the villages which is full of all kinds of shops with unusual things for sale.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Separate dining area
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Electric kettle
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Guy K wrote a review Jan 2021
Inverloch, Australia150 contributions118 helpful votes
Delightful cottage in serene garden surrounds. We loved our stay here and would recommend it for a romantic getaway. The breakfast was sumptuous even if we did have to cook it ourselves. We enjoyed relaxing in the jacuzzi and lounging by the cozy fire. Wandering around the stupendous gardens is good for the soul. Dinner across the road at the Olinda Tea House was amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Timothy D wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions8 helpful votes
We spent last weekend at Woolrich Cottage to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary. The accommodation was a charming cottage in the scenic Dandenong Ranges close to the celebrated Cloudehill Gardens and walking distance to the Olinda Tea House. Other Olinda attractions are a short drive away. We enjoyed walking through the gardens, National Park areas, but just as much sitting on the deck surrounded by lush trees and gardens, or sitting in the bay window with its view up the Yarra Valley. The music system provided great selections, but we didn't need to use the TV or video. The cottage will accommodate 2 couples, but we had the place to ourselves and enjoyed soaking in the Jacuzzi, drinking in the views, or just relaxing in this old-world style retreat. The kitchen is well appointed if you want to do you own food preparation, and our hosts provided generous breakfast supplies to get us started. This place is quiet, peaceful and relaxing and we enjoyed the serenity .
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Richard K wrote a review Feb 2020
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We cannot speak too highly of our long weekend in Olinda at the Woolrich Retreat. Mary and Ches are excellent hosts and very obliging with any little request. The generous provisions they provide are of the highest quality and are more than enough for breakfast each morning plus a welcome bottle of good sparkling wine and a carafe of port. The Retreat is attached to the main house but the entrance is independent and the outlook from the balcony over the garden is delightful.There is a small barbecue on the verandah if you want to dine al fresco.Perfect in the summer months. It is all so quiet,it is hard to believe there is a main road nearby. The garden is filled with hydrangeas of all colours and the property borders on the beautiful Cloudhill Gardens which you can visit without paying the usual entrance fee. A delightful lounge room with a good television and a wonderful comfortable bedroom(outstanding bedding) and very good bathroom with spa.Who could ask for anything more. We look forward to coming again in the winter months. A 2 or 3 minute walk to the main road takes you to an elegant Chinese restaurant-the Olinda Tea House-we had an excellent dinner there. It is perhaps an unfortunate name for an Asian restaurant in The Dandenongs where one expects a teahouse to be serving a Devonshire Tea.Whatever,it is well worth a visit. We also dined at the beautiful Coonarra Springs restaurants 5 minute drive away along the Monbul-Olinda Road. Outstanding dinner there as well. In all we had a marvellous weekend at the Woolrich Retreat and as regular weekend swayers this is amongst the best places we have stayed inland only an hour or so from Melbourne in breathtaking surroundings. Woolrich Retreat is only a 10 minute walk from Olinda township.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sarah J wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed in woolrich retreat for 3 nights and loved our time there. It had one large bedroom and a separate living and kitchen area. We have a 1 year old and they provided a cot which made the stay possible. The breakfast provisions were amazing and the chocolates on the side tables were a nice touch. There was a fruit bowl, a bottle of champagne and even a carafe of port ready on arrival. Mary was very helpful when we had questions but we had the place to ourselves which was nice. The apartment was very secluded which was really nice. So secluded that we had a little troubpe finding the entrance at first! The scenery from the balcony was beautiful and there were no signs of people or roads. We visited the garden next door which has a back entrance so was nice to walk around in the morning. The town of olinda was only about 5 mins drive away so facilities and shops were close by. There is even a classy Chinese restaurant at the top of the drive. We didn't eat there but would be nice for a couples night out. Overall a great place to stay and we would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from woolrichii, Owner at Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you had a great time with your one year old. We hope to see you again. Mary and Ches
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Richard H wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in Woolrich's lovely Garden Room. The accommodation was comfortable and spacious with a separate kitchenette and sitting room, plus a balcony with an expansive, view of rhodedendrons and many other trees. It was such a pretty, private, relaxing place to sit. The extensive garden with paths winding down the valley is confluent with Cloudhill Garden and Nursery (free pass for Woolrich patrons). We saw a lyrebird near the house and heard it or others numerous times. The hosts provided a bottle of wine, chocolates, choc-waffer biscuits, sherry in a decanter and abundant food for a DYI breakfast; cereals, juice, yoghurt, bread, bacon, sausages, eggs, lots of mushrooms, organic tomatoes and a large bowl of strawberries. It is 6:30pm and I'm still not hungry. I highly recommend it. We chose to drive 15min to Le Voltaire bistro in Belgrave where we enjoyed a delicious French dinner.
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Date of stay: December 2019
USD 158 - USD 225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary (3.6 km), Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (1.3 km), and Dandenong Ranges National Park (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olinda Cafe, Pig & Whistle Tavern, and Dudley’s.
Are there any historical sites close to Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (3.6 km).