Mud Brick Eco Retreat | 15 mins from Castlemaine

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4 people
No pets
✷ 2 night minimum
✷ Sleeps up to 4 people (queen bed in each bedroom)
✷ Off grid! Solar powered with a cosy woodfire, aircon/heater, and fast WiFi

Hello, and welcome to the Gold Shack!

The Gold Shack is a lovingly restored mud brick cottage in the Chewton Bushlands.

Surrounded by gum trees on a three acre bush block, it's just a few minutes down a dirt road from Chewton, famous former gold rush town.

The Gold Shack includes an undercover BBQ, paved outdoor eating area, as well as an outdoor campfire, and festoon lighting to capture that after-dark magic.

Indoors you'll find two bedrooms (each with a queen bed), a generous bathroom with instantaneous hot water and a large walk-in shower, and an open plan lounge and kitchen with a cozy wood heater.

The kitchen comes with a gas cooktop and electric oven, alongside custom made cabinetry, mid century dining table with four chairs, and all the cooking equipment you could possibly need. Kitchen also contains a split system heater/air con.

Each bedroom has a queen bed, warm doonas, high quality bed linen, as well as woollen blankets, soft underlays, electric blankets, and a ceiling fan.

With white washed walls, concrete and slate floors, and old fashioned windows, the Gold Shack is the definition of rustic charm. Get ready for leisurely evenings in front of the fireplace, star gazing, bushwalks, and gallivanting about the countryside.

The Gold Shack is an excellent base for exploring Bendigo (approx 30 mins drive); Kyneton (approx 25 mins); Castlemaine (15 mins); Daylesford (40 mins); and Maldon (25 mins).

Things to note:

The Gold Shack is in a natural, bush setting. Bring warm clothes. Expect wildlife, birds, bugs, dirt — all that good stuff.

This property is located within a very leafy residential area. If you're after something super remote, this might not be what you're looking for.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 03:00pm
    Check out before 11:00am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

✿ Please leave the Gold Shack as you found it. It's a special place.

✿ No outdoor fires in summer.

✿ You're welcome to use the BBQ, however, it must be clean when you check out.

✿ Please be thoughtful about water and power usage. Do not use the electric oven, air con or washing machine on cloudy days or overnight. If you do, it's likely you will drain our batteries.

✿ As there is limited power, please let us know if you plan on using the electric oven, so we can turn on the back up generator.

✿ Do not flush anything unusual down the toilet.

✿ Have a good time, but be considerate of our neighbours. Thanks :-)


  • Base Price $200 / night
  • Weekend Price $225 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Extra People $25 / night after 2 people
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 6 nights or longer

    35% discount for bookings of 28 nights or longer

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