Located in the centre of town but with the feel and privacy of a farm house the Lake House allows you to drop a fishing line on your doorstep whilst watching the sunset. Sitting on a beautiful half acre property flanked by verandas, sash windows and a calming sunroom, the Lake House provides relaxing accommodation complete with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The large living room and separate dining area provide grand spaces to relax with friends and family complete with designer sofa that seats 10 in front of the open fire place.
With an Edna Walling garden and Lake views it has had many notable guests in its time including Edna herself.
We offer generous king beds and king singles with high quality linen will ensure a good nights sleep only to be woken by kookaburras, ducks and church bells- yes church bells still ring in Benalla.
The original art deco features adorn the house with original ornate bathroom remaining in great condition. The kitchen has everything you need including baking items if you choose to indulge in some old fashion country style cooking.
Coffee and the local pubs are a short walk. The town's aquatic center with both indoor and outdoor pools is literally a stones throw away. Within 400 meters you will be able to visit the Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens and join the famous Street Art trail. A 5.6km walking circuit around the lake is something to aim for each morning complete with outdoor gym stations.
The Benalla region includes wineries, golf, Winton raceway, Winton wetlands, the gliding centre, ballooning, historical tours, museums and of course check out Ned Kelly country. If you wish to bring the bike Benalla has many trails of varying degree of difficulty. If that's not enough we'll give you local knowledge of where to spot koalas, kangaroos and platypus.
Recreational activities include lawn tennis and croquet club at end of the street, (honesty box for fees) barefoot bowls and drinks with locals on friday nights (100m down the road), unlimited golf on a great course with kangaroos at low cost.
The configuration of rooms is:
Bedroom one- King size bed in large room. Can arrange fold out beds for children by prior arrangement at extra cost
Bedroom two- King size bed in large room. Can arrange fold out beds for children by prior arrangement at extra cost
Bedroom three- Double "Laura Ashley" bed
Bedroom four- 2 King single beds with 1 single trundle bed
Bedroom five- 1 King single bed- with ensuite (ideal for Nanna or teenager)
We have 3 fold out beds that fit only in room 1 and 2 . These are suited to children only.
Maximum occupancy is 14 using 3 fold outs and 2 trundles. Maximum Adult occupancy 10.
Pets are welcome via pre-arrangement but we ask that you keep them outside as some of our guest have allergies and our house has carpet. There is a small enclosed area we suggest you leave your pet in if you leave the house which is away from the neighbours. If your dog loves a swim we suggest you bring some old extra towels- it will get muddy. Note there is hedged fencing on the property but clever dogs can find their way out if not in the enclosed area. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. There will be extra cleaning costs should any signs of your furry friend be left behind so please check all outside areas. The off lead area of the Lake Benalla walking track is fantastic.
Children most welcome. They'll love the garden, and close proximity to pool, skateboard ramp, parks,library and fishing. However, please be vigilant as this property is surrounded by waterways that are especially a risk to wandering toddlers.
NOTE: Our home is suitable for small family and friend gatherings. Our neighbours have feelings too.
We ask that you treat our home as if you were the next guests and leave it the way you found it.
There is cctv security outside the entrances to the property .
Benalla is the gateway to North East Victoria located on the Melbourne to Sydney Hume Highway. Its an easy base for many attractions in North East Victoria. Some estimated driving times below. Let us know if you need help with itineraries or drivers. There's always a local ready to show off the region.
Melbourne airport: Just under 2 hours drive
Ski fields: 1hour to Merrijig
Wineries: Milawa- 30 min Glenrowan 30min. King Valley 45 min