Come to Victoria's High Country and discover a hidden gem!
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - The cottage is very child-friendly. The cottage is very child-friendly.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - 66
- If excessive cleaning is required a $70 cleaning fee with be charged. Infants are charged at children rate.
Cosy place for a winter get away
Vickie and Rd are such welcoming hosts. The place is cosy with an open fire, 2 bedrooms (the twin beds are accessed from one of the bedrooms) and a fully equipped kitchen. The views are amazing and the pygmy goats are very friendly! A really wonderful place!
Nothing short of amazing!
What a beautiful weekend we had at this lovely property. The property had everything we needed, it was immaculate and it has view that is nothing short of amazing. The beds are very comfortable and the goats are just adorable. My girlfriends and I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for your review Cristy, we are so pleased you had a great stay and very much look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Two night getaway...
After reaching our destination we headed down an impressive, long tree lined driveway. Lovely! Vickie was waiting for us and took us to the cottage. Prior to our arrival Vickie had turned on the air conditioning for our comfort as it was a very hot day.
Cottage was gorgeous. Comfy, bright with everything we may have needed. Panoramic views to the horizon and at the
end of the day a beautiful sunset. Thank you Vickie.
Thank you so much Helen, it was lovely to meet you & have a chat and my pleasure to host you and Mick. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Kindest regards,
Great place to spend awhile.
Fantastic cottage. Accommodation was better than described and the farm setting absolutely lovely. Dealing with the owners was a breeze. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend a weekend. Would love to have been able to spend alot more time here.
Thank you Susan, it was lovely to meet you and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards, Vickie & Ed
A piece of paradise that I'd rather keep secret but also too good not to share! Vickie and Ed were great with taking our daughter to feed the animals and they also lent us some snow gear for her too. The house is beautiful and in a great location, so quiet and the views are amazing. Now to start saving for our return trip.....
Thanks Jared, so glad to hear you enjoyed your break away and looking forward to your return. Cheers, Vickie & Ed
There is lots to see & do at the property. The rural setting is such that it is constantly changing, especially with the resident animals-it is a real pleasure to sit and watch the goats & alpacas roaming around & interacting. The owners can arrange for you to help out at feeding time by hand-feeding the animals some hay-a great experience for kids and parents alike as well as a fantastic photo opportunity!
At the bottom of the property is the Broken River which is a beautiful short walk to see the river and cascades-you will probably see Kangaroos on the way! And maybe lucky enough to spot a platypus!
There is also a tyre swing and rope to climb for the kids in the private establish gardens.
If you would like a scenic drive, half an hour away in Power's Lookout which is on the way to Whitfield and the King Valley wineries. A gorgeous well-maintained lookout over the vineyards and short bush walk to breathe in the clean country air!
There is obviously also Mt Buller which is a lovely half hour drive to the entrance gate. During winter you can experience an abundance of snow and enjoy down-hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow-boarding, tobogganing, ice skating or snow-play! It is a real winter wonderland!
The main town of Mansfield is a lovely 15 minute drive. It has all that you would need including two fully-stocked supermarkets, lots of cafes & restaurants, a post office and three pubs as well as lovely gift and clothing shops. There are also two great parks and a skate park for the kids!
The district of Mansfield has lots to offer, catering for pretty much every hobby from cycling to photography to boating and fishing not to mention skiing and even a digital cinema!
There is a fantastic information centre open everyday from 10-3pm.
Please also feel free to ask us for more information to enhance your stay with us.
Looking forward to hosting you and reading of your experiences of our beautiful area!
Vickie & Ed
Vickie Van der Hoeven
- english, dutch
About Vickie Van der Hoeven
When we lived together in London in the late 1990s my now husband Ed & I had a shared dream of running our own accommodation in Australia. We moved here in 2003, bought our property a year later & after years of dedicated building & landscaping and lots of hard work, it has taken us until 2017 to realise that dream but we are now open for business & loving it! What we have created in Barwite is more than we could ever have imagined to be possible & we are looking forward to this next chapter in our lives along with our two beautiful children. We are very proud of what we have achieved & are happy now it is all established. We are very much looking forward to hosting you and sharing our dream property with you.
Vickie Van der Hoeven purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Vickie Van der Hoeven chose Barwite
We chose to set up our accommodation in Barwite, Mansfield because of it's location to year-round opportunities for guests to enjoy the variety of seasons and all they have to offer - whether it is skiing on the mountain (only 25 min drive to Mt Buller), swimming or fishing in the lakes and rivers, cycling the area or visiting the local attractions such as the maze, the zoo and the awe-inspiring lookouts, there is something for everyone. As well as the wineries, breweries, cafes and restaurants.
What makes this Cottage unique
Everything you see on the property has been built, placed or grown by us. It has taken a long time to establish, but we feel we are at a point now where we can enjoy what we have created and now are able to share the property with others for a special holiday experience.