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Overview of The Black Sparrow

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Outdoor pool
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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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The Black Sparrow

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHowqua G120 Bushland Reserve4 min walk
    Popular LocationHowqua G121 Bushland Reserve2 min drive
    Popular LocationHowqua G122 Bushland Reserve4 min drive

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  • House, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 110 sq m
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 2 Queen Beds and 4 Single Beds
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  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Spa Cottage)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 70 sq m
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Valley view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Luxury Chalet, 1 Bedroom, Valley View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 60 sq m
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Valley view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Howqua Inlet

Located in Howqua Inlet, The Black Sparrow is next to a golf course and on the riverwalk. Delatite Winery and Mansfield Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Mansfield Zoo and Mansfield Racecourse. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including mountain climbing, skiing and a ski shuttle. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve - 4 min walk
  • Howqua G121 Bushland Reserve - 2 min drive
  • Howqua G122 Bushland Reserve - 4 min drive
  • Mansfield Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Jamieson River-Deep Creek Nature Conservation Reserve - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 153 min drive


  • Wrong Side Brewing - 8 min drive
  • Deb's - 8 min drive
  • Jamieson Courthouse Hotel - 8 min drive
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About this property

Entire place

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

The Black Sparrow

Rivewalk cottage with outdoor pool and outdoor tennis court
This smoke-free cottage features an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court and conference space. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and express check-out are on-site. All 9 individually decorated cottages feature free WiFi and sofa beds. Guests will find kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Weekly housekeeping is available.
The Black Sparrow offers 9 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

This Howqua Inlet cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool.

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

Property amenities


  • Close to a ski area, ski runs and ski lifts
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding nearby
  • Ski shuttle nearby


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Ski shuttle nearby


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Couples dining


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Sitting area


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV with digital service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Coworking space
  • Conference space (753 square feet)

Climate control

  • Air conditioning

Pet friendly

  • AUD 25 per pet per night
  • Cats and dogs welcome
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per stay
  • No pets allowed


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Local maps
  • Window screens
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout curtains
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Next to a golf course
  • In the mountains
  • On the riverwalk
  • In a national park

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Hunting on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system


  • 9 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 25, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of AUD 100 per stay
Dogs and cats only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: AUD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Black Sparrow House Howqua Inlet
Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
The Black Sparrow Cottage
The Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
The Black Sparrow Cottage Howqua Inlet

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Black Sparrow and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Black Sparrow offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Black Sparrow cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Black Sparrow have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Black Sparrow pet-friendly?
Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of AUD 100 per stay and a fee of AUD 25 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at The Black Sparrow?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Black Sparrow?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at The Black Sparrow?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Black Sparrow located?
Situated in Howqua Inlet, this golf cottage is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Howqua G121 Bushland Reserve. Lake Eildon National Park and Howqua G122 Bushland Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 63 out of 86 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 86 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 86 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 86 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 86 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely property, very peaceful and secluded. Our cottage was very spacious for 5 people, beds were comfortable and the bathroom very spacious! The only thing I would suggest would be a more thorough clean of the cottage but it didn’t stop us from enjoying our time there. The owners were always helpful if we needed anything.
Stayed 11 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
I liked the location, scenery, cleanness I didnt like few things - air conditioner was smelling unpleasant when turned on, i believe it needs a clean and disinfection; Also, I'd suggest to place single use sponges for each booking because we were left with a dirty old sponge which i could not use to wash dishes but used my own paper towels instead.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Waiting on reponse from owners still for a partial refund due to the disgusting state these supposed 4 star cottages are provided in, we were moved to another cottage as the first disgusting, the next slightly better but still had to clean ourselves. 2 star at best and massively overprised.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Peace, quiet & beautiful view.
Relaxing stay, beautiful view & property had everything you needed. Enjoyed the peace & quiet. Had some problems checking in with the lockbox & front door key access. Probably needs a bit of maintenance. Overall delightful stay apart from that.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful location. Very clean and all you need. The owners were very accommodating to any request in every way. Polite and friendly. The first night sitting on the deck listening to the birds, seeing the Kangaroos at dusk. Bliss. Highly recommended
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

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