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Rustic self contained cottage set in the beautiful grounds of Grayton House.

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1 bedroom, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books, music library
Property grounds
Property grounds
Property grounds

Overview of Rustic self contained cottage set in the beautiful grounds of Grayton House.

Entire home

Rustic self contained cottage set in the beautiful grounds of Grayton House.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Woodend, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTrentham Falls21 min drive
  • Popular LocationTrentham Golf Club21 min drive
  • Popular LocationLancefield Park23 min drive
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)40 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Rustic self contained cottage set in the beautiful grounds of Grayton House.

Adults-only cottage in Woodend
With it's quaint, rustic ambience The Shack has it's own private entrance into the beautiful grounds of Grayton House. Set at the rear of the property The Shack is a fully self contained cottage with a luxurious QS bed and quality linen, full kitchen facilities and a cosy, romantic loungeroom with open fire. There is also an undercover verandah and outdoor eating area.
Guests are welcome to wander the gardens of Grayton House and enjoy the afternoon sun in the Gazebo by the Lake.
A beautiful country garden setting only a 15 min walk into the main street of Woodend, The Shack offers an ideal base for those wanting to explore the Macedon Ranges region.
A 10-15 min drive away will find you in either Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon, Trentham or Kyneton with all the choices of fine 'wining and dining' these places have to offer.
A generous breakfast hamper of locally sourced goods is included containing muesli, berries, milk, yoghurt, bread, jams and free range eggs. An assortment of teas and freshly ground coffee is also provided.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
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

About this area


Located in Woodend, this cottage is in the city centre. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Woodend I13 Bushland Reserve and Woodend I95 Bushland Reserve, while Piper Street and Kyneton Museum are cultural highlights. Woodend Children's Park and Kyneton Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Woodend Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Woodend Community Centre - 2 min drive
  • Trentham Falls - 21 min drive
  • Trentham Golf Club - 21 min drive
  • Lancefield Park - 23 min drive


  • Newham General Store - 9 min drive
  • Macedon Railway Hotel - 9 min drive
  • Ida Red - 9 min drive
  • Mr Macedon - 10 min drive
  • The Lazy Baker - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Woodend Station - 3 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 40 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Perfect weekend away
This property is absolutely divine. It is a cosy little cottage with all the small touches that make it amazing. The grounds were so beautiful and to be able to walk around the garden and a special show by Daisy made the weekend. Allison is a wonderful host and gave us privacy but was available if needed. We will be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful place to stay
We've just come back from a fantastic stay at The Shack in Woodend. It was a lovely little cottage that was very charming and very comfortable. It was very clean and had everything you could want for a great getaway. The owner Alison has thought of it all; from the stocked fridge filled with fresh eggs, milk, fresh berries, yummy bread, homemade muesli and little bakery treats. There is an open fire which was welcome as it was a freezing weekend in Woodend. The grounds of the place are lovely too, and you are able to walk around and explore. We would highly recommend this place and we hope to be back to stay ourselves very soon.

5/5 Excellent

Cosy & inviting.
The Shack is a cosy warm and inviting perfect little quiet hideaway. It has all the mod cons while feeling like you are far away hidden from all the stresses of eveday life. Internet reception is very poor so if you are planning on working forget about it. It is purely for those who want r & r. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne and chocolates with a beautiful card wishing us a happy anniversary. Alison had stocked up with beautiful fresh bread, fruit, milk, yoghurt, eggs and snacks a plenty. Great place to snuggle by the fire and enjoy a bottle of wine and relax which is exactly what we did Thanks so very much Alison.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect weekend getaway
My partner and I had a great stay in The Shack. The cottage had everything we needed, was super cute and tidy. And Alison was the perfect host - friendly and helpful but also very respectful of our privacy. The brekkie supplies and other bits and pieces available were very much appreciated. Couldn't ask for more, thanks!

5/5 Excellent

Idyllic Country Retreat
My husband I stayed at The Shack for our first weekend away with our new baby. As anxious new parents, we were looking for a cosy spot to enjoy some quiet time away from the city. The Shack was the perfect space for us, beautifully furnished, warm and inviting with the wood burning fire, fully equipped kitchen filled with delicious local and home made food (more than enough for breakfast for 2 each day) a lovely bathroom and super comfy bed. The grounds were perfect for a morning stroll through the mist around the lake, and close enough to Daylesford and Hepburn for our daytime adventures. Alison and Mark were exceptional hosts, and Daisy the retriever was an added bonus! We couldn’t recommend them more highly. Thank you for making our first family weekend away a breeze, and Jake would very much like the recipe for Alison’s amazing muesli!