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The Black Sparrow offers affordable, secluded and family-friendly accommodation in the Howqua Valley, backing onto the Great Dividing Range and next to Lake Eildon.

The property features two bedroom cottages, one bedroom chalets and a boutique function centre for private functions and small wedding parties. The Black Sparrow offers accommodation options for couples, families and groups.

The four well-appointed two bedroom cottages are nestled in a bush setting of majestic gums and native trees. The cottages are in close proximity to the recreation areas allowing families and children easy access to the various activities the property has to offer.

Three fully self contained one bedroom chalets, designed as romantic retreats for couples, are situated higher on the property. They are separate from the cottage accommodation to provide seclusion, but not too far from the activities available on site.

The outdoor facilities include a tennis court with basketball rings, outdoor pool, giant garden chess, campfire and a spring free trampoline.

The Black Sparrow is a leisurely two-and-a-half hour drive from Melbourne and offers stunning views of Lake Eildon with close proximity to the townships of Mansfield and Jamieson.

In the warmer months guests interested in water sport activities can enjoy staying at a unique property while fishing, water skiing or boating on Lake Eildon. The Black Sparrow is situated 30 minutes from the base of the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling, where you can have affordable, quality off-mountain accommodation whether you are skiing in winter, or hiking, biking, or four wheel driving the trails in summer.

Each cabin is beautifully presented with a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, spacious living and private outdoor deck with barbecue. With a limited number of cabins, no camping or caravans, and 50 acres to spread out on, there is plenty of room for everyone.

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Price & booking

Two Bedroom Family Cottage

The Family Cottage is a fully self contained two bedroom cottage with well equipped kitchen including glass-top electric stove, full size fridge and microwave. There is a queen bed in the main bedroom and two sets of single bunks (four singles in total) in the second bedroom, plus a double sofa-bed in lounge. The cottage has a television, DVD, complimentary DVD library access and split system heating and cooling. Outside there is a deck and barbecue. No smoking indoors. This cottage sleeps up to eight people with two on the sofa bed.

Two Bedroom Family Spa Cottage

Room capacity: 2

Fully self contained two bedroom cottage offers a well equipped kitchen including glass-top electric stove, full size fridge and microwave. There is a queen bed in the main bedroom, one single bed and one bunk bed in the second bedroom, plus a double sofa bed in lounge. Television, DVD, complimentary DVD library access and split system heating and cooling. There is also a private deck and barbecue. No smoking indoors. The cottage sleeps up to seven people with two on the sofa bed.

Two Bedroom Spa Cottage

Fully self contained two bedroom cottage offers a well equipped kitchen including glass-top electric stove, full size fridge and microwave. There is a queen bed in main bedroom and one bunk bed (single on top and double underneath) in second bedroom, television, DVD, complimentary DVD library access, double sofa bed in lounge, split system heating and cooling, bathroom with vanity, and a shower. There is also a private deck and barbecue. No smoking indoors. The cottage sleeps up to seven people with two on the sofa bed.

Luxury Spa Chalet

Room capacity: 3

Spacious fully self contained chalet offers a queen bed, large spa bathroom, lounge, well equipped kitchen, full size fridge, electric glass-top stove and microwave. The chalet also offers a television, DVD, complimentary DVD library access, split system heating and cooling, balcony with stunning views and a private barbecue. Optional wood heating if you want to enjoy the radiant heat and atmosphere. No smoking indoors.

Payment methods accepted
EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

Management require a 20% deposit at the time of booking. A credit card and proof of identification must be provided on arrival. If cancelled or modified up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified between 14 to three days prior to arrival, 20% of first night will be charged. If cancelled or modified within three days of arrival or in case of no-show, 100% of the first night tariff will be charged and 100% of the second night if the booking is over a weekend or public holiday. There will be no refund if your visit is cut short for any reason.

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Local directions:

Easiest way to the Black Sparrow from Melbourne is through Mansfield via Yea. From Yea follow the road to Mansfield. Drive through Mansfield following the signs to Jamieson. Approximately three kilometres past Mansfield take the right hand turn off toward Jamieson (this is the Woods Point Road). Black Sparrow is situated exactly 22 kilometres down this road from the turn off. The property is well signed and will be on your left hand side as you drive through the Howqua Inlet.

Facilities:
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Gardens in property