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The Burrow at Wombat Bend

A beautiful peaceful evening at Wombat Bend
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A beautiful peaceful evening at Wombat Bend
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Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Victoria
The Burrow is a beautifully designed mudbrick and cedar retreat, offering self contained B&B accommodation in a purely natural Australian landscape. In the heartland of Melbourne's Yarra Valley, it's just one hour from the CBD or the Airport, and only ten minutes from Yarra Glen.

Set beside a shady billabong, a paradise for the resident birdlife, this is a tranquil retreat for the couple seeking privacy and relaxation. In the heart of the Yarra Valley, you won't be short of things to do and places to go. But most of all, you'll pocket a wealth of take home memories of a close encounter with Nature, in a purely Australian setting that guarantees every comfort, perfect privacy and absolute quietude. And if you are seeking a writer's retreat, or a photographer's inspiration, you have just found it.

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About the Owner, Sue F
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 64 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We are always extremely happy to engage with our guests if they wish it. However, we also respect privacy and make sure we do not invade guests' personal space. There are many things to experience in our Yarra Valley, so we are well prepared with maps and guides to assist in planning any day's activities., along with shopping and dining & wine tasting recommendations.
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Listing #HL5461801
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Excellent - based on 64 reviews
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in September 2017

I booked for two nights, needing a quiet getaway to work on some book chapters. Wombat bend is just ideal - a cozy retreat in the most serene setting. It has everything a writer might need - high-speed Internet, desk, all the fixings for tea, quiet except for the vast array of birdsongs. Sue and Bill were generous hosts -...

Management response:

We are so pleased you discovered that Wombat Bend wears another hat .. as a Writer's Retreat. And delighted that you achieved all and more, so productively ... in spite of distractions of nature and wildlife just outside your windows. What's even nicer is that you have booked again ! The pages will be flying off your printer ! we...


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melbourne, australia
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

A stay at Wombat Bend, Dixons Creek offers genuine Aussie comfort and hospitality in a homely mud brick and timber cottage. Located in the heart of vineyard country in the Yarra Valley, The Burrow is a self-contained one bedroom B&B overlooking a beautiful bird sanctuary lake, surrounded by rolling hills of farmland and grapevines, and only a short drive to...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your great review ~ we love that The Burrow is your favourite getaway and that you keep coming back. It's always such a lovely experience for us to welcome you back, and catch up on news and travels since last time. Your appreciation of Wombat Bend is always so generous and warm, and you settle...


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Rosebud, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

"Real World" experience, connect with this beautiful place and relax, unwind. Warm very cosy ,well equipped and catered for all your needs. Sue and Bill will make your stay a great experience They sure did for us Thank you both Terry and Rhondda

Management response:

what a lovely review and thank you so much for taking the time to send it. We so enjoyed having you here and seeing how much you felt at home and were able to relax ~ thank you for the great chats too. You really understood the nature of Wombat Bend beautifully. We hope to see you again, cheers, Sue...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Our guests are always respectful of our environment, our wildlife and our B&B itself. We are never disappointed because our guests always behave as though they are friends of...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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15 Dec 2017 -
17 Dec 2017
September to December 2 night min weekends
2 nights
23 Dec 2017 -
1 Jan 2018
Christmas-New Year Holiday period 2017
5 nights
26 Jan 2018 -
28 Jan 2018
Australia Day Long Weekend
2 nights
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About the neighbourhood
The Yarra Valley is a region of rolling hills, forests, vineyards and farms, and towns both small and large, all set in the wide valley of the Yarra River that flows down from the Great Dividing Range. From quaint Warburton at its head all the way to the neighbouring Dandenong Ranges, there's a naturalness still to be experienced in a world that is rapidly losing touch with nature. There's great accommodation to be found at every level, and a warm welcome is guaranteed wherever you choose to put your head. We are proud of our region and love to share it with new- and old-comers alike. Come and see it for yourself.
Getting around
If you have your own transport (car) there is no limit to the places you can readily explore. We are well supplied with maps and guides to all attractions. There are also some excellent tour guides who will tailor a day tour to meet your interests, enabling even the shortest amount of time to be fully maximised.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Melbourne : 65.0 km
Railway: Lilydale: 20.0 km
From Yarra Glen follow Melba Highway north for approximately 8 kilometres. Turn right onto Old Toolangi Road, travel one kilometre to a T-junction with Beachs Lane. Turn right and follow Beachs Lane for one kilometre, cross over a small bridge and The Burrow at Wombat Bend is 100 metres past the bridge, on the right. A timber sign on the nature strip and on the gate identifies the property. Open the gates and please drive in. Welcome home.

If you are travelling from Melbourne CBD by car, or from Melbourne Airport, it will take around an hour to Yarra Glen. From there, follow the above directions, a further ten minutes drive to Wombat Bend.

There is no real public transport to us, unfortunately.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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