An unplugged couples weekend getaway, a restored 1917 Victorian Train Caboose fitted out with bedroom and en-suite. Just north of Hanging Rock Victoria with walking track to the rock. Something very different, and special to get away from the crowds.
Its not large, but it is unique. The Caboose, on our 5 acre Life Style property located 400 meters from the base of Hanging Rock with a stunning view to the Rock and easy access via a walking path to the Rock and surrounds. We are situated only ten minutes drive from Mt Macedon and an hours drive from Melbourne, accessed via the Calder H’way and it is a perfect location to visit local wineries and Mt Macedon and surrounds. The carriage, which was used on the Victorian railways through out the goldfields area from 1917 until 1970's has been completely restored and insulated and lined and turned into a beautiful small self contained small guest bedroom and bathroom. It is fully insulated and all double glazed windows and doors together with and heating and no TV or Internet for a complete cosy unplugged getaway.
Whilst it can get quite warm on hot summer days, it usually cools with the evening breezes and we are always 3-4 degrees cooler here than Melbourne. There is a portable airconditioner if needed.
Sit out on the deck and enjoy the peace and quiet with a wine in the evening.
There is an additional bedroom and own bathroom in main house available if needed. A self serve Continental breakfast is included. A variety of Teas, coffee, cereals and toast/muffins with local jams or honey. There is a fridge and reheating facilities if needed but due to a wooden carriage, no cooking facilities in the carriage.
Due to livestock and wildlife on and and around property dogs are not suitable for this accommodation.
With its own en-suite, a small fridge, toaster, with bread and tea and coffee making facilities, this is an ideal spot to explore the Hanging Rock Reserve. Parking and access to the local towns such as Woodend, Kyneton, Trentham and Daylesford are all close by.
Tea and coffee facilities together with breakfast cereals, toast and spreads are included. Full breakfast can be arranges as a seperate package if wanted.
The Caboose sits separate from the Main House but we are near by if needed. We are a retired couple, with interests in collectable classic Mercedes Benz and VW Kombi's, renovating houses gardening and Travel.
Due to excessive demand on Hanging Rock Concert nights a minimium two night policy and higher pricing apply.
Additional in-house double room with ensuite is available if needed.
No Smoking inside expected.
Unfortunately due to lack of fencing and nearby Alpaca’s who stress easily it is not suitable for dogs.
Your hosts Garry and Kate are retired, Garry ex Royal Australian Air Force. We enjoy both Australian and International travel, gardening, bush walking, good wine and relaxing around the fire in winter. Garry is into restoring old Mercedes and VW Kombi’s. Kate loves gardening and landscaping.