A testament to the resources of the colonists of the time who who came to Australia unknowing of the climate and isolation.
The house was built in 1865 by Edwin H. Mackereth who came to Australia, firstly, in search of gold. He planted vines in the 1880’s, of which one remains and with his sons he supplied award winning wines to the town. Current vineyard was planted by Mt Avoca Winery.
Restoration of the original house or ‘cottage’ had star moments and since completion is enjoyed as a venue for weekend stays, occasional car rally and events including a stunning marquee wedding for 120 guests.
Accommodation includes two bedrooms, a new bathroom, and an open plan living room and dining area. The original kitchen, with no oven – includes microwave oven and electric hotplates. Outside are barbecues and an open-fire pit (fire restrictions apply). Sleeping around the fire pit can be arranged.
At its optimum in autumn and spring, sensational at night. Only two kilometres from High Street, Hedon Farm offers a country experience enhanced by an overnight stay in a cottage with good hamper breakfast which is steeped in local history.
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All rates include breakfast hamper and cleaning
Weekend rate – two guests $400 : 4 guests $500
Per night – four guests $320
Per night – two guests $165
Weekend rate minimum stay – two nights: Additional separate accommodation available on request
Roll-away bed available for children
Check In: 12:00 pm
Check Out: 1:00 pm