7 Monash Ave., Olinda, Victoria, 3788, Australia
Curl up with a book in front of the open fire in this charming 1880s cottage, and you might be tempted not to do anything else in the Dandenongs. One of 10 in the Candlelight collection, this three-bedroom timber house contains everything you need for a cozy weekend within an historical package of time-worn wooden floors, electric "gas lantern" ceiling lights, and antique furniture. The bathroom has a corner spa, and the kitchen contains every imaginable appliance, including an espresso coffeemaker. It's also stocked with continental breakfast ingredients. Next door on the same property but separated by mountain ash and a fern gully is Twilight Cottage, which looks like a lovely old gingerbread house. It has an open-plan design, with stained-glass windows and a king-size bed. Eight other cottages (most with Wi-Fi) in Olinda, Sassafras, and Sherbrooke make up this collection of classic mountain accommodation.
- historic property
- two-night minimum stay on weekends
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