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Well appointed Four bedroom cottage on 75 private acres. Spectacular views of Wilson's Prom across the ocean and Bass Strait. The house is surrounded by farmland and livestock, with large tracts of bush-land and wildlife habitat.
New photos of upgrade and new furnishings coming soon- 5 April
Shellback is a three bedroom cottage (tiny fourth bedroom) set on 75 private acres with spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory across the ocean. It is a unique country property on acreage with “hidden away” feel.
The road to Cape Liptrap is an exclusive part of Australia. About one third of the peninsula is National/Coastal Park, with farmland nestled within. Shellback is one of only a handful of country properties located on this peninsula. Rainfall in South Gippsland is higher than the rest of Victoria, so the landscape stays lush long after west and central Victoria has browned off.
The peninsula’s landscape is green rolling hills right out to the Cape, where the cliffs drop off to Bass Strait. It is the second most southerly point of mainland Australia. Cape Liptrap juts out and picks up swell created miles out in the Southern Ocean, which crashes heavily on the cliffs below the lighthouse. It is a powerful place: Harshly beautiful.
To get to the Shellback house you need to drive through a paddock, past two dams and under two rows of pine trees. The house has its own fenced enclosure. Sheep or cattle are grazed by the neighbouring farmer, so there is often livestock in the paddocks surrounding the house.
The lower one third of the property’ the owners have dedicated to wildlife conservation. Several creeks meander through the bushland. Walking tracks have been cut, so there is plenty of exploring to do without leaving the property. There is a map of the property included in the photos.
The proximity of so-much national park on the peninsula supports a great array of wildlife and provides wildlife corridors. Kangaroos, wallaby’s, lizards, echidna’s, possums, wombats, owls, frogs, eagles are residents, or common visitors to Shellback. There is always a myriad of birds including galah’s, cockatoo’s, blue wrens, swallows and our favourite; black cockatoos. One night driving back from Fish Creek we saw 12 wombats. There are local wedge tailed eagles that are often seen hunting in pairs or taking a rest at Shellback. They’re huge up close.
The closest beaches are Bear Gully and Walkerville South about ten minutes-drive. It is the location for the fabulous children’s book “Magic Beach” by Allison Lester. The beach is beautiful, offering sandy stretches, climbing rocks and rock pools. When you are there it is easy to imagine how Allison dreamt up the events in the book. Even in peak season it is rarely crowded. If seclusion is your thing, you can walk toward and Bear Gully and usually find a beach to yourself. There is awesome snorkelling around arch rock.
The house has been renovated over the last few years including bathrooms, double glazed windows installed and a massive deck and full new kitchen.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are welcome to explore the farmland and walking tracks that wind through the 75 acres.
Sleeps 7 people: 4 bedroom (4th bedroom very small): 2 bathrooms (2 showers, 1x bath)
•Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed
•Second bedroom with double bed
•Third bedroom with 2x singles
•Small forth bedroom with single
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Before your stay, you will be sent the key code for the house. You will also be sent a PDF with all of the info you will need to pack and then arrive. We will also send you some local insiders tips. Things to See and do in the local area.
Once there there is an info manual, with should have everything you need like recommended hospital, pharmacy etc.
You won't see the owners or managers, but you can call Fleur at any time if you need something.
Fully Self Contained House
Enticing new kitchen to cook in, fully equipped with Dishwasher
Front and back decks with outdoor settings
Reverse cycle airconditioning
Fully equipped laundry
Cricket set, bocce, Table Tennis – The garage is set up as a games room
Great walks around the property
Wood fire with plenty of wood supplied
Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows
Shellback is a farm in the country. If you are precious about animals, mud, dirt and dust, wind and rain, it might not be for you. We want to attract the right sort of people who will really enjoy nature. The more you step in to the adventure of farm, bush, cliffs and beaches, the more you'll get out of Shellback.
Linen is not included.
No Pets: Because it is located in the middle of a farm, there is livestock issues.
No smoking inside.
Please take your rubbish, there is no collection service.
We expect guests to leave the place in a tidy state.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
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Hi my name is Fleur. My husband Mike and I have a small flock of holiday houses and cabins, that we run as our management company Dufflebird.
We manage 9 Holiday Houses that are all within 2.5 hours of Melbourne. All places are different but they are similar in that they all have personality and they are all surrounded by nature.
3 of our 9 properties are more like cabins than houses.
3 of our properties belong to us, and the other 6 belong to friends (or friends of friends).
7 of the 9 properties are pet friendly (and 6 of those welcome well behaved inside dogs).
Some are rustic and eclectic & some are more contemporary and luxurious.
All places are close to beaches or waterfalls.
Each house is fitted out to feature its own individual character and all are completely self-contained. We have set them all up so that guests can feel like its their own private getaway, while in residence.
Its a commitment keeping each place well maintained and organised. a labour of love. We hope to appeal to like minded souls who are respectful to our properties, the neighbours (in places where there are neighbours) and the surrounding community.
Fingers crossed, we seem to luck in with kindred spirits ....most of the time.