» 595 Woodbrook Rd, Walmer VIC 3463, Australia
CCH offers affordable accommodation 7kms from Castlemaine & 10kms from Maldon in Central Vic. The house is completely self-contained & can accommodate up to 8 people. (more)
Chinaman Creek House offers affordable accommodation 7kms from Castlemaine
and 10kms from Maldon in Central Victoria.
The house is completely self-contained (including linen) and can accommodate up to 8 people.
The house is a large split-level sustainable mudbrick building. It has polished floorboards and tile floors throughout and lots of light.
There are four bedrooms, two with double beds and two with single bunks
The house has a fully equiped kitchen with fridge and stove; a bathroom with toilet and shower and several paved verandahs and patios.
Electricity is provided by solar electricity
The water is supplied by rainwater tanks and the
hot water is heated by a solar water panel
and by the wood stove.
A firewood plantation has recently been established to provide wood for future heating.
A long stretch of Chinaman’s Creek runs through the 50 acre property. The creek was cleared of blackberries more than five years ago and replanted with indigenous plants. With all the re-vegetation work a huge variety of native animals and birds have gradually returned.
The house was even nicer than the photos. Very tranquil, rustic, spacious and private. The back patio is quite amazing. Waking up to bird sounds instead of traffic was lovely (frog sounds in the evening). House had a very well equipped kitchen and there's plenty of books, games and puzzles for relaxing by the fire.
5/5 by Myf, VIC - September 2012
The tranquility. The property had masses of great space suitable for all types of weather, and was a beautiful place to stay.
4/5 by Alison, VIC - March 2012
We returned for our second visit to CCH for a Summer stay. Our last stay was at the end of Summer which was cool enough to enjoy the open fire places throughout the house. This was an equally beautiful time of year to visit- even with the warmer climate. The spacious mud brick house is stunning in its bush setting, very private and extremely clean. If you love nature and the rare beauty of very old, awe inspiring gum trees, this is the place for singles, couples and families.There is a 300 year old Red Gum on the property and many beautiful gums surrounding CCH. We bush walked with our girls and saw many native animals such as: kangaroos, wallabies, eagles and hawks. On our last visit we saw an Echidna burrowing into the ground. There are many drives you can do to nearby towns with lots of antique shops; but don't stay away from the house for too long or you'll not experience its unique offerings of peace and tranquility- something we just don't get to experience in our day to day, busy lives. Jodie, Victoria
5/5 by Jodie, VICTORIA - January 2012
Large, well appointed, comfortable house, with loads of room. Loved the fireplaces in the bedrooms and the peaceful setting.
5/5 by Leigh, VIC - November 2011
Very peaceful, tranquil location. The house was bigger than we expected. Lovely place to share time with loved ones, chilling out and being creative.
4/5 by Nadia - November 2011
This property has a pleasant bush setting and the eco friendly house blends beautifully with its natural materials and bush effect. It was comfortale and homely and a convenient base from which to check out the local attractions.
5/5 by Erica, VIC - October 2011
The house was just perfect for our stay ... we loved the fireplaces, the surroundings and the birds of a morning, the kitchen, the comfortable feel about the house and the dog who came for a visit !!!
5/5 by Anne, NSW - October 2011
The beautiful surroundings, and eco-frinedly house. And all the fireplaces!
5/5 by Samuel, VICTORIA - September 2011
We loved the quietness and the bush surroundings, great place to go walking. The house is mud brick with open fires which we also liked.
5/5 by Jan, VIC - July 2011
we loved the beautiful scenery, the open fireplace, the birds, the walks. The house is lovely and bright, very large rooms and lots of nooks and crannies to explore for the kids. The library was amazing, no matter how many times you looked you would find another fascinating book. The kids loved playing chess with grandad and traffic jam was also a hit, we attempted a jigsaw but couldn't finish it in the time we were there. We travelled on the Castlemaine to Maldon steam train which was a highlight too, had dinner at Capone's in Castlemaine delicious pizza!
4/5 by Melanie , VIC - July 2011
Surrounded by beautiful views from every window, fabulous open fireplaces and comfy lounge chairs, handmade soaps, impressive library, great kitchen facilities. For those who love native flora, fauna and complete peace in a rustic setting. An amazing place to stay with so many surprises! Jodie- Mt Eliza
5/5 by Jodie, VIC - March 2011
Quiet, peaceful, picturesque, rural, well appointed. House is large and roomy, and has a lovely relaxed feel about it.
4/5 by Andrea, VICTORIA - February 2011