Cortes Cottage offers a tranquil country escape. Set in one of Australias oldest operating Walnut farms 'Valley Nut Groves' and with views of Mount Buffalo the cottage is a wonderful place to relax.
The Ski Fields of Mt Hotham and Falls Creek are only a one and a half hour drive and with numerous wineries and boutique farms close by, Cortes Cottage is an ideal place from which to explore the region.
The cottage is located only 15 minutes from historic Beechworth, which has numerous cafes, restaurants, bars and historical sites. You can explore a little further and find yourself in Bright which has further gourmet food options.
The region is home to some of Victorias best inland fishing, as well as having numerous bushwalking and mountain biking tracks. The cottage is also a 5 minute walk from the Ovens river, which is only accessible through the property. Here you can enjoy swimming, fishing and kayaking safe in the knowledge that there will be no-one to disturb you. For the keen golfer there is a challenging and well laid out golf course only 10 minutes away, or you could venture a little further to tee off at the Porepunkah golf course.
The cottage was recently renovated to a very high standard, and although rustic in appearance, it has a luxurious modern interior, with all of the modern conveniences that you would expect from a boutique country escape. The period weatherboard cottage has an inviting north facing polished concrete verandah where you can sit, relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air. It is the perfect setting to cook and dine together, either with friends or alone, while enjoying some of the regions wine. If it is too cold outside then why not sit by the original brick fireplace and warm up.
The cottage is a great place to stay if attending weddings, anniversaries or other events in the area. We will also be more than happy to provide you with recommendations and advice about the region.
If we are around, we are more than happy to give you a tour of the Walnut Farm and its processing plant.
So why not come and enjoy this wonderful comfortable and quiet retreat.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!!
Bedding: A Queen Bed in the main room, and 2 Extra Long Singles in the other room.
Comes with all linen and pillows. Plus Spare throws and Towels.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with new appliances:
Fridge and freezer.
Electric oven and 4 Gas top burner.
Kettle and Toaster
A welcome supply of gourmet tea and grinded coffee is provided.
7kg Washing Machine.
The lounge is quaint, modern, comfortable and relaxing with a 3-seater sofa and a log fire and split system for heating and cooling. Wood will be provided for the first two days of your stay; afterwards you are welcome to collect wood from around the property.
The unique polished concrete floor bathroom has a Victorian claw foot roll top bath, and a shower with brass rainfall showerhead.
Soft cotton towels and toiletries are supplied.
Private access to The Oven River.
Where you can swim, fish or kayak.
Gapsted is in the heart of the gourmet region!
15min to the Gold town of Beechworth.
15min to the Gourmet region of Milawa, where you will find Brown Brothers Winery, Milawa Cheese Factory, the famous Milawa Mustards & of course The Olive Shop.
New locks on all doors and windows.
Once you arrive I can show you around, but your welcome to walk freely around the farm and the walnut orchard.
Interaction with guests
I'll be around working on the farm, so only 5min at all times if you need anything.
Other things to note
It also features a 40 inch Full HD LCD TV.
Books and board games for guests wishing to absorb the cottage ambience will be provided.
New locks on all doors and windows.
PETS: Unfortunately we do not take pets.
MINIMUM STAY: There is a minimum 2-night stay any weekend of the year.
Long weekends, Easter and Christmas have a 3 night minimum.
Check in 2:00pm Check out 12:00pm (Flexible)
NO SMOKING indoors or around the cottage.