Stone and Straw Retreat

5.0 self rated
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The Courtyard Suite

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The Ridge View Suite

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Franklin Room

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Garden View Suite

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The Estate

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Property Information

Stone and Straw Retreat
+61 3 5462 9102
5401 Midland Hwy
Dry Diggings VIC 3461 Australia

Stone and Straw Retreat

Anne and Sean @Stone&Straw have created luxury affordable accommodation in a character filled Castlemaine stone property. Ideal for groups of up to 15 people to come, relax and escape from the stresses of city life! The eco friendly guest house is equipped with log fires and other choices of heating and evaporative air cooling, ensuring year round comfort. The 5 acres surrounding the property is a combination of formal garden beds and native Australian bushland, just waiting to be explored. There is a wide range of native fauna such as wallabies, echidnas, wombats, sugar gliders, the occasional koala and many beautiful birds - a bird watcher's paradise!

Alongside the accommodation, there is an Activities Studio, where guests can participate in many workshops and classes also perfect for groups! In 2019, we will be having a variety of workshops and events - see our website for details. This building is a straw bale construction - which is a naturally healthy and incredibly good insulating material. Within the straw bale property there is also a treatment room providing beauty and massage treatments for in house guests and others.

A paved courtyard is located between the Activities Studio and the accommodation with a beautiful gazebo to enjoy a meal outdoors in summer or winter. There is also a cedar hot tub which is a wonderful way to unwind at the end of the day!

As part of our eco friendly policy, we have installed 20 solar panels with batteries which provide a large percentage of our electricity requirements. There is also 100,000 litre capacity of pure rainwater plus a solar power hot water system. We grow some of our own vegetables and have a firm commitment to 'reuse, reduce, and recycle'.

Property Features

  1. DVD Library
  2. Shared Bathroom Facilities
  3. Guest Laundry
  4. WiFi Internet
  5. Fire Place
  6. Kitchenette
  7. Cafe
  8. Yoga Halls
  9. Air Conditioning
  10. Wheel Chair Access
  11. In House Movies
  12. Bar / Lounge
  13. Free WiFi
  14. Disabled Access Rooms
  15. Seasonal Kitchen Garden
  16. Full Kitchen
  17. Fresh linen supplied
  18. Free Parking
  19. Iron/Ironing Board
  20. Spa
  21. Games Room
  22. Non-Smoking Property
  23. Special Retreats
  24. Library
  25. BBQ Area
  26. Non-Smoking Rooms
  27. Conference Facilities

Accommodation Details

Stone and Straw Retreat

The Courtyard Suite

The Courtyard Suite Book

The Courtyard Suite is a delightful romantic space with a four poster queen size bed, 300 year old French grandfather clock, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, vanity unit and toilet suite as well as underfloor heating and heated towel rail. There is an walk in kitchenette/wardrobe which comprises a microwave, bar fridge plus hanging space. Continental breakfast provisions are provided daily plus a welcome snack on arrival.

  1. Disabled Room
  2. Air-conditioning
  3. Kitchenette
  4. Clock Radio
  5. Microwave
  6. Outdoor Setting
  7. Shower - separate
  8. Tea/Coffee Making
  9. Toaster
  10. Wheel Chair Access
  11. Electric Blanket
  12. Hairdryer
  13. CD Player
  14. Complimentary toiletries
  15. Mini Fridge
  16. En-Suite Bathroom
  17. Heating
  18. Ceiling Fans
  19. Linen and Towels Provided
  20. Wireless Internet
  21. Queen bed
  22. High Chair Available
  23. Television
  24. Cots Available
  25. Dining Setting
  26. Fresh Milk
  27. Cable/Satellite TV

Stone and Straw Retreat

The Ridge View Suite

The Ridge View Suite Book

This delightful queen room with an extra single day bed plus a balcony has views to Porcupine Ridge and amazing starry nights! Great for sipping a glass of wine on the balcony. The Ridge View Suite has an adjoining ensuite bathroom complete with rainforest head shower plus hand held shower attachment, a vanity unit, toilet suite and heated towel rail as well as a Velux skylight window. This suite shares a cosy log fire heated living space with the occupants of the Franklin Room and has a bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, sound system and satellite TV with netflix options.

  1. Electric Blanket
  2. Fridge - Bar Fridge
  3. Heating
  4. Cable/Satellite TV
  5. Complimentary toiletries
  6. En-Suite Bathroom
  7. Air conditioned
  8. High Chair Available
  9. Tea/Coffee Making
  10. Linen and Towels Provided
  11. Queen bed
  12. Shower - separate
  13. Single Bed
  14. CD Player
  16. Evaporative Air-conditioning
  17. Hairdryer
  18. Small Balcony
  19. Television
  20. Wireless Internet
  21. Fresh Milk
  22. Balcony
  23. Stairs

Stone and Straw Retreat

Franklin Room

Franklin Room Book

This room is a beautiful cosy dormer bedroom with the choice of 2 king single beds or 1 large king bed. There is an option to accommodate an infant as we have a portacot available for a small extra cost. A compact ensuite comprises shower, toilet suite and vanity unit complete with hairdryer and toiletries. All rooms are equipped with heating, cooling, electric blankets as well as bedlinen and towels. There is a shared living space on the first floor which is cosy in winter with a log fire and cool in summer with evaporative air conditioning, a bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Hairdryer
  3. Tea/Coffee Making
  4. Linen and Towels Provided
  5. Mini Fridge
  6. Electric Blanket
  7. Heating
  8. Television
  10. Wireless Internet
  11. En-Suite Bathroom
  12. High Chair Available
  13. Clock Radio
  14. Cots Available
  15. Shower - separate
  16. Evaporative Air-conditioning
  17. King / 2 single beds
  18. Complimentary toiletries
  19. Lounge Area
  20. Daily Room Service
  21. Air conditioned
  22. Stairs

Stone and Straw Retreat

Garden View Suite

Garden View Suite Book

Garden View Suite consists of 2 rooms opposite each other on the ground floor making it suitable for a family or a group of friends. Garden View Room 2 is equipped with 2 single beds which can be configured to form a king. Garden View Room 1 has 2 single beds and 1 single day bed. This room has a door leading to the bathroom which comprises a separate bath, shower and vanity unit. There is a door from the bathroom and the hall corridor to the separate toilet. Garden View Room 2 shares the bathroom. The ground floor of the property also has a tv room, living room, dining room and kitchen, which the occupants of this suite are able to use. The whole house is possible to be booked for a large group of 10 - 12 guests. The owners are happy to provide lunches and dinners (at extra cost) - continental breakfasts are already included in the room rate.

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Air conditioned
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Linen and Towels Provided
  5. Fresh Milk
  6. Electric Blanket
  7. Fully equipped kitchen
  8. King / 2 single beds
  9. Linen provided
  10. Fridge - Fullsize
  11. En-Suite Bathroom
  12. Shower - separate
  13. Ceiling Fans
  15. Kitchen
  16. Evaporative Air-conditioning
  17. Hairdryer
  18. Laundry Facilities
  19. Cots Available
  20. Tea/Coffee Making
  21. Free In-House Movies
  22. Heating
  23. Clock Radio
  24. Lounge Area
  25. Television
  26. 3 Single Beds
  27. High Chair Available
  28. Complimentary toiletries
  29. Microwave
  30. Wireless Internet
  31. Shared Bathroom
  32. Bath

The Estate Book

The whole house is available to be booked for groups of 10 - 15 guests if desired. There are ensuite bathrooms to 3 bedrooms with the Garden View Rooms sharing a bathroom and toilet. The kitchen is available for use by the guests but the owners are happy to provide lunches and dinners for an extra cost. Continental breakfasts are already included in the booking rate.

  1. Disabled Room
  2. Evaporative Air-conditioning
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Cable/Satellite TV
  5. Linen and Towels Provided
  6. Non-Smoking
  7. 3 Bathrooms
  8. Balcony
  9. Tea/Coffee Making
  11. Dishwasher
  12. 4 Single Beds
  13. Heating
  14. CD Player
  15. Cots Available
  16. 2 King Beds
  17. Fresh Milk
  18. Barbeque
  19. Ceiling Fans
  20. Lounge Area
  21. Outdoor Setting
  22. Shared Bathroom
  23. High Chair Available
  24. Laundry Facilities
  25. Washer and Dryer
  26. 2 Queen Beds
  27. Air conditioned
  28. Bath
  29. Television
  30. Microwave
  31. Oven
  32. Fridge - Fullsize
  33. Small Balcony
  34. Clock Radio
  35. Wheel Chair Access
  36. Electric Blanket
  37. Fully equipped kitchen
  38. Iron/Ironing board
  39. Toaster
  40. Wireless Internet
  41. 2 Single Beds
  42. Shower - separate
  43. Stairs
  44. Complimentary toiletries
  45. Dining Setting
  46. En-Suite Bathroom

Terms & Conditions

Stone and Straw is a no smoking property, however, we do allow guests to smoke outside by mutual agreement with the owner and in a designated space.

We do not allow pets as there are is no fencing around the property therefore no security for your animals.

The owners live on site, and are very happy to be consulted on any queries you may have so please do not hesitate to ask if you are at all unsure about what you can and cannot do.

All guests are responsible for their children and must take care of them at all times. The owners can provide a baby sitting service by prior arrangement and at extra cost

Stone and Straw Privacy Policy.

We will never divulge your details to any other persons or party. All details are held securely until after the booking period when all credit card details are erased. Only names and booking details are retained for our records and tax purposes.

Payment Policy

All reservations are made with a pre-payment of the amount for the first night either by credit card or direct deposit payable within 48 hours of booking.

If guests prefer, the total amount can be paid on booking.

Cancellation Policy

You are able to cancel your booking 7 days prior to arrival with no fees being charged. After this time cancellation fees will apply as follows:

5 days prior to arrival = 50% of the first night's fees.

2 – 3 days prior to arrival = 75% of the first night's fees.

1 day prior to arrival 100% of the total amount.

The day of arrival or a no show = 100% deduction from the deposit.

Cancellation by Stone and Straw

Stone and Straw reserves the right to cancel your booking in the unlikely event that it is deemed to be in your best interests. This would include extreme bushfire risk, and extended power outage or damage to the accommodation due to storms or other events. In this instance, you would be given as much notice as feasibly possible and be provided assistance in securing alternative accommodation. You will be refunded in full any deposits already paid and receive a 10% discount on your future booking at Stone and Straw.

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