***WARBURTON'S MOST AFFORDABLE FAMILY RETREAT***
Horseshoe House was so named because our toddler spotted the lucky horseshoe on the front door, that we had not noticed until we had completely settled in... We hope does not conjure up images of horses in the front yard, although there are quite a few around the corner!
** for longer stays, or stays with a few extra people/full house for a minimum of 3 nights, please contact me so I can see to giving you and your party a discount** (stays of 4 nights or more will be considered for substantial discounts or a free extra night)
HH is a family oriented, spacious, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house.
The 4 bedrooms include:
- Master bedroom with Queen bed and a full bathroom ensuite (shower, toilet & vanity)
- Main bathroom with bath & shower combination, toilet & vanity
- Large bedroom with Queen bed with BIR
- Large bedroom with one Double bed and two Singles with BIR
- 4th bedroom used mainly as a games room (kids / teen retreat). It has its own TV, DVD player, Wii / Playstation console with lots of games, and movies, toys for all ages, boardgames and books.
All bedrooms have a lush, green outlook of picturesque Warburton scenery! All linen and bedding is provided.
The large living area is spacious enough to fit the whole family, with large, comfortable couches, yet can be cosy enough for a snuggle or a read by the wood fireplace. It also has a big screen TV with USB capability, and is the heart of the house, opening up to the modern, open plan Chef's Kitchen and Dining. The table can be extended to accommodate up to 8 people.
Horseshoe House is extremely Child Friendly! There are plenty of activities on top of the games room to keep young minds and bodies active. From a rocking horse, colouring in books and crayons for wet days in, to a sand pit with Tonka Trucks and slide for sunny days outside. Kids under 2 stay free - there is a port-a-cot you may use; you will need to provide the cot bedding. - PLUS now a new 12ft TRAMPOLINE with safety net walls and pads: supervised use only (Max 2 x children or 1 x teen/adult at a time)
We are also Dog Friendly, (no cats I'm sorry, we are allergic and we find they don't stay in designated zones so easily) we request that when inside pets are only allowed in the laundry and games room as some of our guests may have pet allergies. It should also be noted that our fencing is not entirely secure - our local wombat is responsible for this.
The bathroom has a full-sized bath tub and shower. You are welcome to use the washing machine in our laundry, and try out the clothes airer of yesteryear above the fireplace.
The dishwasher will also be very helpful with those wine glasses.
At HH we are trying to offer something we believe is necessary for the area - THE GENUINELY AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOLIDAY. For this reason we may not have the hot tub spa, but for the price we do offer clean and comfortable accommodation that suits a couple, or a couple of couples, or a couple of couples and their kids. We hope you appreciate Horseshoe House as much as we do.
Oh, and the birds! The yard will be literally littered with the beautiful colours of these native beauties (we will also supply the seed).
Bike riding, trekking, archery, horse riding, trout and salmon fishing, Healesville around the corner, festivals, wine and nature, wine and nature... wine and nature!
Winter - Snow play and tobogganing (we have a toboggan you can borrow) on top of Mount Donna Buang. Xmas in July (we can decorate upon request)
Spring - Yarra Valley winery festivals, tulip and garden festivals, and spring festivals galore, including the Medieval Festival at Camelot Castle
Summer - Swim and paddle in the Upper Yarra River where the water runs clear. School holiday fun and heaps of local family activities
Autumn - stunning colourful nature and the wineries are expecting you!!
SINGLE NIGHT STAYS REQUIRE A $85 EXTRA FEE - this is the only way i can feasibly keep single nights for weddings or bike trips available the area. - it is usually required to be left at check in... i hope you can understand the need.
Kids under 2 stay FREE! (port-a-cot use is free, byo bedding)
*Firewood supplied for first night stay*
*Coffee and tea making facilities supplied*
*Basic condiments and pantry items available for your use*
- please find the outdoor furniture cushions and umbrella under the table/cloth of the kids retreat/games/back room - the weather and birds won't allow us to leave them out for too long at a time. Please put them back before checking out, Thank you
**3 day minimum for long weekend/school holidays (or two nights, but the single night fee will apply)
*** ONE NIGHT SURCHARGE APPLIES ON ALL SINGLE NIGHT BOOKINGS*** - this doesn't get added automatically- I'm unsure why, but the updated site seems to let me down on this one (the cleaning company in the area is the only one, so of course isn't cheap, I hope you understand- the single night fee is 85 dollars)