Charming Chalet style Studio loft, part of Mandala bnb, is artisan built using mud brick & sustainable woods. Includes Private Bathroom. Gorgeous tree line views and stargazing through the skylights on a clear night. Enjoy relaxing by the cosy Ned Kelly wood fire or a take a luxurious bubble spa bath. Many visitors are amazed at the wonderful calming ambiance "in the air" here. Fresh air & nature abound on our eco friendly property. Cocooned by many beautiful native & European trees, shrubs and flowers, attracting birds & wildlife. A gentle stroll in the gardens or to the dams will bring delight. We are only 8 kms from Daylesford.
There is a queen size posturepedic bed for your sleeping comfort. And a trundle bed you can access if needed.
Quality linen is provided and laundered only in environmentally friendly, chemical free cleaning products. Toxin free bathroom products are provided including body soap, hand wash and bubble bath if you take up the spa option. A private spa room is available at the base of the stairway in the entrance if you wish to indulge in a sensual spa bath. (additional charge of $20 for a two night stay)
A Ned Kelly Firebox offers fabulous warmth and a relaxing, romantic ambiance during the cooler months. A split air conditioner can control the environment to your liking either cooling or warming.
There is a TV and bluetooth speaker.
There are some books to read and a selection of games.
The mini kitchen is equipped with all you will need to prepare your own meals. Includes electric hotplates, electric fry-pan, cooking implements and pans etc and pantry items, Organic Olive oil, salt and pepper and 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 two bedroom cottage available adjoining the studio loft with separate full kitchen facilities, dining and lounge room and spa bath. You can have 4 single beds or 1 king size and 2 singles or two king size beds. You can find this on our other listing on HomeAway Stayz under "Charming eco cottage nestled in delightful garden." At 51 Woolnoughs Road, Porcupine Ridge.
Things to do at Mandala
You can relax in your private garden area or feel free to explore the veggie garden, fruit and berry orchards and sample some produce seasonally or take a stroll through the different garden areas.
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 your keys, show you around a bit and then leave you to enjoy your stay. We are onsite a lot of the time in our private residence and contactable via mobile phone if you need assistance of any kind.
Other important details
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 around 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.