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Shady Brook Cottages has three self contained deluxe alpine cottages and one self contained bed and breakfast apartment surrounded by 14 acres of forest and the Ovens River, with eight acres of magnificent landscaped gardens. Situated only 500 meters from the centre of Harrietville.

Each cottage has it own deck, barbecue and are beautifully appointed, secluded in eight acres of magnificent tranquil gardens. Great views of the Feathertop ranges. From your cottage hear the Ovens River as it flows out of pristine mountain ranges. Over 40 species of natives birds have been identified visiting the property.

Ideally situated off mountain for winter skiers, walks into the Alpine National Park, bike or four wheel activities its right on your doorstep. Harrietville offers many short historical walks with hotels restaurants, general store and all your ski hire.

Take day trip to historic towns and wineries or into Bright (20 minutes drive) and then return from the hustle and bustle to your secluded alpine cottage, sit on the deck and watch the setting sun over mountain ranges.

Walk up private tracks to old disused gold mines take in the magnificent views. Shady Brook offers something that is truly unique, you will come back again and again.

This is truly alpine accommodation that offers you all the comforts in one of the great gardens in the valley where bush, river and garden merge into one great Eden. You are invited by appointment to visit the gardens and inspect the cottages.

Each year the gardens are open to the spring and autumn festivals, and are regularly toured by garden groups. Make it a destination even if you are not staying at Shady Brook Cottages, come and pay the gardens and curators a visit.

Content: Shady Brook Cottages

Price & booking

Two Bedroom Alpine Spa Cottage

3 Rooms

The purpose built Alpine Cottages have a separate bedroom with queen size bed, all with linen, towels provided, self contained with electric heating. Situated only 30 metres from the Ovens river in a magnificent landscaped garden setting. Surrounded by natural bush with your own walking tracks. Own deck and barbecue, undercover parking and shared laundry. A double Sofa bed is available in lounge, and also supply a single fold up bed for an additional person. There are two one bedroom cottages. Breakfast may be ordered in advance either continental or English. Maximum of four people per cottage.

Two Bedroom B&B spa apartment

3 Rooms

The two bedroom B&B spa apartment is self contained and occupies the complete top floor of Shady Brook Home. It has its own independent access to a wide deck, this deck allows magnificent views of the garden and the mountain ranges leading to Mount Feathertop. In the morning its bathed sunlight and in the afternoon sit back and watch the setting sun over mountain ranges. Your very large continental breakfast is supplied to you fresh each day. The first bedroom has a queen bed and there are two single beds in the second room (to which a third bed can be added) lounge and kitchen separates the two bedrooms and leads off two the spa and bathroom. All furnished for your comfort.

One bedroom alpine cottage

2 Rooms

The one bedroom cottage maybe booked for one night stays and are perfect for couples travelling through or staying for longer periods. Self contained with your own deck, barbecue and carport. The separate lounge to the bedroom has a fold out two seater couch which can allow the cottage to accommodate four people. Beautifully furnished and purpose built on sight for alpine conditions they offer cool summer and warm winter living. Only 30 metres from the Ovens river and set in beautifully landscaped gardens these cottages offer all seasons unique experience. Maintained and cleaned by the owners we maintain the highest possible standard. On request breakfast can be added to the base tariff.

Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

The operator requires a minimum of a one nights deposit to secure the booking, the balance payable on arrival. Deposits unless in exceptional circumstances are not refundable but are transferable to another time. If a deposit is refunded a 20 per cent administrative fee applies to cover costs.

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Local directions:

As you enter Harrietville on the Great Alpine Road (B500) on the left side immediately over the ovens river is Pioneer Park. Another 100mts on your Right is Mountain View Walk. Tourist sign Shady Brook under the street sign follow in for 200 metres to the office. There are signs along the way to help you along

  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Child activities
  • Cycle/running path
  • Gardens in property
  • Movie hire
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly
  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks
  • Visitor Information Centre