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Shady Brook Cottages is a unique and tranquil destination on the Ovens river with a backdrop of mountains and state forest.

On 14 acres, with eight acres of magnificent landscaped gardens featured in ABC Gardening Australia. They have created an environment that invites you to take a break, listen to the fresh mountain stream, hear the birds and wander at will in this very special place. Situated only 500 metres from the centre of Harrietville.

Shady Brook Cottages has self contained cottages and an apartment. Each has its own deck, barbecue and are beautifully appointed.

Ideally situated for day excursions into the valley or short relaxing walks around the town. Ideal for off mountain accommodation for winter skiers or walks into the Alpine National Park. Bike or four wheel activities are right on your doorstep. Or simply relax in the garden, it is ideal for families. Harrietville offers hotels, restaurants, a great bakery and all of your ski hire.

Each year the gardens are open to the spring and autumn festivals, and are regularly toured by garden groups. Why not ask for your own private tour?

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Price & booking


$145.00 - $185.00

Full details of tariffs can be found on the website. One bedroom cottage start at $145, two bedroom cottage at $170, the apartment $150.

Two Bedroom B&B Spa Apartment

Room capacity: 4

The two bedroom bed and breakfast spa apartment is self contained and occupies the complete top floor of Shady Brook Home. It has its own independent access to a wide deck, this deck allows magnificent views of the garden and the mountain ranges leading to Mount Feathertop. In the morning its bathed sunlight and in the afternoon sit back and watch the setting sun over mountain ranges. Your very large continental breakfast is supplied to you fresh each day. The first bedroom has a queen bed and there are two single beds in the second room, to which a third bed can be added, lounge and kitchen separates the two bedrooms and leads off two the spa and bathroom. All furnished for your comfort.

Two Bedroom Alpine Spa Cottage

Room capacity: 4

The purpose built Alpine Cottages have a separate bedroom with queen size bed, all with linen, towels provided, self contained with electric heating. Situated only 30 metres from the Ovens river in a magnificent landscaped garden setting. Surrounded by natural bush with your own walking tracks. Own deck and barbecue, undercover parking and shared laundry. A double sofa bed is available in lounge and also supplied is a single fold up bed for an additional person. There are two one bedroom cottages. Breakfast may be ordered in advance either continental or English. Maximum of four people per cottage.

One Bedroom Alpine Cottage

Room capacity: 4

The one bedroom cottage may be booked for one night stays and is perfect for couples travelling through or staying for longer periods. Self contained with your own deck, barbecue and carport. The separate lounge to the bedroom has a fold out two-seater couch which can allow the cottage to accommodate four people. Beautifully furnished and purpose built on sight for alpine conditions, they offer cool summer and warm winter living. Only 30 metres from the Ovens river and set in beautifully landscaped gardens, these cottages offer all seasons unique experience. Maintained and cleaned by the owners we maintain the highest possible standard. On request breakfast can be added to the base tariff.

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  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Games/recreation room
  • Laundry
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Outdoor furniture

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision
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