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Shadybrook alpine cottage one bedroom No 2 in gardens adjoining the Ovens River

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, music library
TV, DVD player, books, music library
Shower, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Shadybrook alpine cottage one bedroom No 2 in gardens adjoining the Ovens River

Shadybrook alpine cottage one bedroom No 2 in gardens adjoining the Ovens River

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Harrietville, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChampion Spur Track Trailhead6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBungalow Spur Track Trailhead13 min walk
  • AirportMount Hotham, VIC (MHU)50 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Feathertop70 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
150 sq m
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Shadybrook alpine cottage one bedroom No 2 in gardens adjoining the Ovens River

Ski-in/ski-out access for family fun on the slopes
Shady Brook One Bedroom Alpine Cottages

Shady Brook one BEDROOM ALPINE COTTAGES and gardens; are magnificently furnished. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed in a separate room with a ceiling fan, electric heating/cooling, separate bathroom and a spacious lounge (each cottage has a fold out double sofa bed in the lounge) and kitchenette. Set in a private garden with a deck and barbeque with your own outdoor setting. Both cottages are only 30 metres from the river and are very secluded, with private bush tracks immediately at rear of the cottages.

There are 2 one bedroom Cottages available and a two bedroom alpine deluxe cottage and a two bedroom apartment available at Shady Brook.

From your own deck hear the Ovens river run, take in the peace and serenity and the spectacular landscaped gardens (featured on ABC Gardening). We don't just supply accommodation but a unique experience.

Feel free to walk through the the four seasons gardens as shown on ABC Gardening, take a stroll along the pristine clear mountain stream or on our walking tracks and catch the magnificent views. A multitude of birds that inhabit the garden and bush, or walk or ride into town only 500mts away.

Shady Brook cottages has three individual self contained cottages and one spa apartment on the Ovens River, (refer to website). They are situated on 12 acres, 8 acres is landscape garden in a very unique picturesque setting, River on one side and state forest on the other three,

Capture the views from the tracks that weave behind the property that overlook Harrietville and in winter the snow capped peaks of Feathertop. This is a truly unique destination offering such variety with each changing season.

Things to do whilst staying in Harrietville:

Your hosts John and Anne live on the property and are available to assist you with information about the region.

Harrietville is a historical village at the base of Mt Hotham and Mount Feathertop. The town has two hotels, museum, cafes and a bakery serving fresh bread daily. Mountain Fresh trout and salmon farm is also a favorite activity along with our local lavender farm with its own cafe on the Ovens River.

The town and Shady Brook is ideally situated for nature based tourism with the iconic walking tracks up through the Great Alpine National park. The Alpine National Park borders the Eastern side of Harrietville and your walk can start from your cottage to Mt Feathertop. Or take a drive 45 minutes to highest point of Mt Hotham.

During the day take a stroll through over seven acres of landscaped gardens, walk along the river, or one of the private tracks on the mountain behind you. Or simply put your feet up and enjoy a good book and hear the mountain stream of the crystal clear Ovens River.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include ski-in/ski-out access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

John and Anne Atkins
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski lift privelages
  • Skiing privileges

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1615 sq ft (150 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Shadybrook Gardens Alpine No 2 Harrietville
Shadybrook Garns Alpine No 2
Shadybrook Gardens Alpine Cottage no 2 1 Bedroom
Shadybrook Gardens Alpine Cottage 1 Bedroom No 2

About this area


Located in Harrietville, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Champion Spur Track Trailhead and Bungalow Spur Track Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Alpine National Park and Smoko Streamside Reserve. Discover the area's water adventures with fishing and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and hiking. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Champion Spur Track Trailhead - 6 min walk
  • Bungalow Spur Track Trailhead - 13 min walk
  • Smoko Streamside Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Mount Hotham - 26 min drive
  • Mount Feathertop - 70 min drive


  • Mountain View Retreat - 2 min walk
  • Morries - 3 min walk
  • Bella's Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Big Shed Cafe - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
We were very disappointed as our stay was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19, however we found John to be so helpful and accommodating and the accommodation was very cosy, quiet and clean in a lovely garden setting. Easy walk to trailheads to Mt. Feathertop. Will definately be back, thank you John :)

5/5 Excellent

Stunning setting
Lovely cottage and the surrounding gardens were beautiful. It had everything we needed and was close to walking trails in Harrietville. Thanks Anne and John for your hospitality.

5/5 Excellent

An amazing property with friendly and helpful owners. We really enjoyed sitting back and enjoying the beautiful gardens in this peaceful setting.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay
We had a lovely time staying at Shady Brook. The gardens were beautiful, and John gave us some handy ideas of things to do while we were in Harrietville. Would highly recommend!

5/5 Excellent

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