Delightful Eco Garden Cottage, part of Mandala, is owner built using mud brick & sustainable woods. Many visitors are amazed at the wonderful calming ambiance "in the air" here. Fresh air & nature abound on our eco friendly property. Cocooned by beautiful native & European gardens attracting birds & wildlife. A gentle stroll in the gardens or to the dams will bring delight. Enjoy your favourite beverage relaxing by the wood fire or a tranquil spot outdoors. We are only 9kms from Daylesford.
Wonderful garden views from every window especially kitchen/dining area and bedroom 1 upstairs.
Can sleep 4 single adults or 2 adults, 2 children or any combination thereof.
Both bedrooms have king size beds for your sleeping comfort. These beds can be split to make four singles or 1 king size and two singles, or two king size. The upstairs bedroom has hotel quality cloud top mattresses and the downstairs bedroom has posture supporting mattresses.
Quality linen is provided and laundered only in environmentally friendly, chemical free cleaning products. Toxin free hand soap and bubble bath for the spa are supplied.
A Ned Kelly Firebox offers fabulous warmth and a relaxing, romantic ambiance during the cooler months. There are electric heaters available throughout other rooms in the cottage. There is also an air conditioner which can control the environment to your liking either cooling or warming in the upstairs bedroom.
There is a TV, DVD and CD player available in the lounge room. (Media Room may be available upon request for watching movies etc on large screen- just ask) There are some books to read and a selection of games.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with all you will need to prepare your own meals. and some handy pantry items such as Organic Olive, salt and pepper. Also the Aussie must have - Vegemite.
Organic Milk, coffee and teas are provided plus some organic gluten free cornflakes. We can provide alternate brekky options for $10 to $15 extra per day per person, depending on your choices. You can just have 1 morning's brekky or both mornings provided for by us. We have gluten free, vegetarian/vegan and paleo options available. The brekky choices are: Freshly baked artisan sourdough bread or paleo style gluten free bread, yoghurt (dairy or non diary- usually coconut) or fruit serves for each day, free range eggs, (some mushrooms and spinach as well if you wish), fruit juice, organic dairy butter or nut butter, jams, honey and chia pudding for the vegan paleo option. Can also have Bircher style muesli mixed into option. Organic produce is chosen wherever possible.
We also have a studio loft, adjacent to the cottage, which has 1 queen size bed and 1 single trundle in a self contained loft with own private bathroom and mini kitchen facilities. See separate listing called "Tranquil eco loft nestled in garden sanctuary." At 51 Woolnoughs Road, Porcupine Ridge.
Things to enjoy while at Mandala.
You can relax in your private garden area or feel free to explore the fruit and berry orchards and sample produce seasonally or take a stroll through the different garden areas. When season allows you can harvest some goodies from our veggie garden as well to add to your meal if you choose to cook.
There is also an extensive grasslands, hosting two dams with wildlife such as ducks and kangaroos visiting regularly. Take a moment or two to view our back dam from the bench seat under the four magnificent native gums and let the beauty of the trees inspire you.
We hand over the keys, show you around and then leave you alone to enjoy your stay. If you need any help we are usually on the property or contactable via mobile.
Other things to note.
Please note no smoking inside. Only in designated area outside.
Small to medium well behaved pets are allowed if you are unable to have them looked after while you are away. However, you must take care to ensure no furniture damage will be incurred by your pet during your stay. Cats will need to remain inside while you are here for protection of the bird life.
Things to do in the area.
Take a short drive to the famous Hepburn Bath House for a relaxing and reviving mineral Spa Bath. Daylesford hosts many wonderful Restaurants, Cafes, Gift shops and Galleries. Enjoy strolling around the Sunday Market which is on every week. Make sure you include a walk around stunning Lake Daylesford and have a sip or two from the mineral springs while you're there. We have a mineral spring pump down the road from us at Woolnoughs Crossing which tastes delightful. Don't miss out on the historical Convent Gallery/Cafe and the lovely Botanical Gardens. If you are a chocolate lover, indulge yourself at the Chocolate Mill, a short drive out of town. Mt Franklin (an extinct volcano) and Lavendula lavender farm are well worth a visit too.