Enchanting. The word really does beautifully sum up the wonderland quality of the gorgeously-named MillDuck Strawbale experience. It might unfold for you in this way...
Driving through rolling hills near Maldon, Castlemaine and Bendigo, you feel a sense of anticipation as you drive through the scenic countryside. A handy hint: gather some farmgate produce and wine from the many wineries before you arrive, because once at MillDuck you won’t want to leave!
The first friendly faces to greet you are the alpacas grazing against the panoramic view that stretches to infinity. The next greeter will be gorgeous Nellie the wonder dog. It would be tempting to drop your bags, flop in front of the wood fire and contemplate a spa. But first, get a sense of place by wandering to the lookout at the very top of the property to really drink in the inspiring 360-degree views and get your bearings. Along the way, the gardens will delight and the sculptures will amuse. Over there, the lake where you might picnic. In the garden, the new gazebo for enjoying that bottle (or two) of wine.
Are you getting a feel? This is only the start in this wonderful place where two ethical, passive-solar strawbale cottages, native gardens and homemade goodies all speak of passion, generosity and warmth.
- Spa bath
- Outdoor dining
- Breakfast provisions
- DVD/Blu-ray player
- Air conditioning
- Toiletries provided
- Laundry facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Food & wine
20 to 25 minutes' drive from Bendigo, Castlemaine or Maldon. 1 hour 30 minutes' drive or 125km north-west of Melbourne.
Price & Availability
Prices and availability are for guidance only. Use the enquiry form below to request this information from the property. Ensure you include desired dates and number of guests.
Cancellations received at any time will incur an administration fee. No refunds given. Gift vouchers will be issued for all cancelled paid bookings. If you give four or more weeks notice, there is a $50 cancellation fee. If you give two to four weeks notice, a cancellation fee of $100 applies. If you give less than two weeks notice, there is a cancellation fee of $150. The cancellation fee may be (partially or fully) waived if the unit can be relet; to be negotiated with hosts.
Cancellations received at any time will incur an administration fee from the Bendigo Visitor Centre of $27.50.<br> <p> Cancellation Fees & Booking Changes Policy: (No refunds given) <br> Gift Vouchers will be issued for all cancelled paid bookings less one nightâ€™s charge (or 50% of total if greater). <br> *All changes will incur an administration fee* - $50. <br>*The fee for cancellation or booking changes may be (partially or fully) waived if the unit can be relet & if the â€œVoucher Purchase Optionâ€ is taken up - to be negotiated with hosts.
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