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Chum Creek Hut - Luxury Country Cottage on beautiful horse property.

Bedrooms 3
Space 130 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

An award winning property that combines luxury comforts with nature.

Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley just 10 mins drive from wineries and eateries and central to all the Yarra Valley has to offer. This luxury country cottage is totally unique. Situated on a 136acre horse property amongst abundant wildlife. Ideal for romantic getaways, families and groups.

Book a horse ride with us to see spectacular views of the Yarra Valley or simply relax. The choice is yours.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from every window and get cosy on the soft leather sofa in front of the magnificent original stone fireplace. Ample fire wood is provided.

The new bathroom has a double spa with a large bifold window that opens onto a beautiful peaceful outlook. A brand new kitchen is fully equipped for self catering.

The main bedroom features a queen sized bed.

Second bedroom has a cosy double bed.

The third bedroom has a single bed with a trundle bed option. The price is based on how many beds are used, so if you you only need one you only pay for one.

All beds have luxury pure cotton white linen with ample cosy doonas and quilts.

Relax on the shady back deck and enjoy a Yarra Valley vino while you catch a yabby or some trout from the dam and enjoy a BBQ. (we have stocked the dams to make it easier to catch your dinner!)

Horse lovers can book a horse ride with us or bring their own horses and ride directly into the State Forest from the property. One and two hour rides are available as well as our famous winery and pub rides. There is no better way to relax after a ride than a spa with a drink in hand at Chum Creek Hut.

Great walking tracks into the adjoining State Forest with spectacular views across the Yarra Valley.

We are blessed with an abundance of wildlife that share our property such as wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and eagles.

Option of having breakfast provisions supplied. Yarra Valley tasting plates can be provided for supper by arrangement.

There is no wifi or TV so you can choose to be totally offline and enjoy a digital detox, or some guests choose to bring their own devices for movies and music. Telstra network has good mobile coverage.

We live on the property however our residence can't be see or heard from Chum Creek Hut so you can enjoy some peaceful privacy. We only pop in and say hello if you need something otherwise we leave you to enjoy your stay. We simply provide a code for the front door to let yourself in.

If you need a transfer to enjoy a night out or tour some wineries just let us know.

Pets very welcome by arrangement.

Split system airconditioning

Fully equipped kitchen with oven and cooktop

Luxury bedding

Luxury body wash and soaps

Double spa

Open fire place

Fenced back deck overlooking dam

Pet friendly

Family friendly

Iron and ironing board

Hair dryer

Cot and high chair by request

Transfers for evenings out and wine tours by request

More Details

Catherine Lewis
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About Catherine Lewis

We are country people at heart and have always loved horses. In fact when my husband Clancy had to pay his way through university he started a trail riding business at Mt Dandenong. We moved from NSW 4 years ago in search of the perfect horse property to bring up our family. We found it at Chum Creek. 136aces of horse and human heaven with 9 paddocks and 9 dams. We also love great food and wine so we well placed here in the Yarra Valley. We have put a lot of love into making Chum Creek Hut a pretty special place and we love sharing this amazing part of the world with our guests.

Catherine Lewis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Catherine Lewis chose Chum Creek

- Only 5 mins from wineries and 1 hour from Melbourne

- Luxury Australian country escape

- Modern Australian country design

- Surrounded by kangaroos, wombats, wild deer and native birdlife

- Peaceful country setting

- Beautiful stone original open fire place and abundant firewood supplied

- Fully self contained

- The ultimate horse property

- Take a horse ride then recover in the spa

- 136 acres of lush paddocks

- Bordering pristine state forest

- Great views from every window

- Fresh country mountain air

- Great walking tracks

- Fish for yabbies and trout in the dam from the back deck

- Perfect deck for a BBQ or a breakfast listening to the abundant birdlife

- Go offline for a digital detaox

- Ideally situated to enjoy att the Yarra Valley has to offer

- We love sharing our local insights on where the best places to eat, see and do. Just ask us!

What makes this cottage unique

- Modern Australian country design

- Peaceful country setting

- The ultimate horse property

- 136 acres of lush paddocks

- Bordering pristine state forest

- Only just over one hour from Melbourne and yet it feels a million miles away

- Abundant natural wildlife

- Meet our pets including our friendly dog Ruby, our horses and our peacock Steve.

- Shine the torch outside at nighttime to spot the wombats

- Wake up to the sight of kangaroos grazing in the paddocks


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Chum Creek, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Please respect the wildlife and birdlife particularly if you are bringing pets. Extra cleaning fees may apply if the property is left unclean
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Chum Creek Hut - Luxury Country Cottage on beautiful horse property.
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place to escape and unwind

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our time here and would definitely come again. The only issues were the lights in the main living/kitchen area were not bright enough and it was quite cold away from the fire, even with the split system running.

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing escape

  • 5 of 5

The big comfy sofa coupled with the big open fire place were perfect for my girlfriends and I to escape and reconnect for a relaxing weekend with great conversation, great wine and some hearty board game competitions. We had a lovely stay. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you!
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awesome time

  • 5 of 5

we had pretty much a perfect time away. the cabin is great, very well equiped and didnt need anything. and the surroundings and animals made it very picturesque and entertaining. it is a short drive into healesville however we prefer it this way! thanks

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate it greatly when guests take the time to write a review. Thank you kindly.
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  • 5 of 5

The place was great we enjoyed our stay my grandchildren lived it

  • Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 25 year wedding anniversary and were delighted with the property and the romantic setting of the property. The open fire was just gorgeous we were a little disappointed with the spa, as the amount of time it took to fill due to the water pressure and the dirty water that it gave was a shame as I would of loved to of enjoyed that experience but sadly no. The split system air conditioning needed to have the filters cleaned as they were filthy and had to be removed for the system to work efficiently but only small things I thought would help with guest s in the future. Lovely charming cottage

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Steven. We have had problem with the water pressure which we have found a solution for. So for any future visits the spa should fill up a little faster for you. Our water is tank water and is perfectly fine to drink however it is stained from the oak tree leaves and is not a crystal clear colour like town water. However there is no sediment in it and it has been tested to ensure it is safe for drinking. We understand this can be off putting so we are in the process of fixing which involves moving tanks. Our tank reconfigurations should be done by Feb 2018. In the meantime we provide bottle drinking water as a backup for anyone who would prefer not to drink the water. In terms of the filters in the air-conditioning needing cleaning thanks for letting us know! Easy fix problems such as air-conditioning filters can be attended to by us on the spot so don't hesitate to let your host know of anything that can be done to make your stay better at the time of your stay. Thanks again for your review. The maintenance of any property like our ours is an ongoing process and constructive feedback allows us to continually improve the experience for our guests. Hope to see you back at Chum Creek!
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Other Activities:

Yarra Valley

The beautiful Yarra Valley is renowned for its picturesque scenery and world class food and wine. We are avid food and wine lovers and relish the opportunity to share our local insights with our guests. Just ask us for our recommendations. From something romantic, to family and pet friendly we will happily provide you our top tips for the Yarra Valley.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Chum Creek, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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Feb 6 - Feb 6
1 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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