The Coach House is the perfect escape for couples or families seeking a quiet retreat that gets back to nature. Nestled above Stringers Creek and with views across the gorge, it’s the ideal getaway. It is very private, yet just a short stroll to the historic gold rush village of Walhalla with all that it has to offer. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a bygone era and step back in time to experience life as it would have been in the 1880s, but with all of the modern day conveniences. Clean, green solar energy provides electric lighting, while LPG gas ensures the luxury of a hot shower, a warm heater and a cold fridge! Enjoy a hand of cards, do a puzzle or play a board game (there are plenty to choose from). There is an upstairs lounge room, downstairs pool room and 2 dining areas so there’s plenty of room to spread out. There are plenty of toys and games for all ages to enjoy, not to mention plenty of outdoor space and furnishings including a dining setting, lawn chairs, BBQ and a hammock to really get into the swing of things! Enjoy a game of Bocce or Badminton and watch the steam train as it chugs by just a stone’s throw away. Alternatively, just relax on one of the comfy couches or armchairs and read a book or magazine from the extensive collection available. Stretch out on the rugs or laze away in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine. Listen to a CD or tune in to the local radio. Enjoy a hot shower or a long soak in the ‘Captain’s Bath’. When it comes to bedtime, enjoy the comfortable mattresses and luxurious doonas, all supplied. (Linen is available for hire at a cost of $20 per person.) Please note, the house runs on 12V power so no hairdryers. Not suitable for sleep apnea machines. DIRECTIONS: Walhalla is located just 2.5 hours East of the Melbourne CBD and is an easy and scenic drive through Gippsland. Take the City Link, Monash Freeway (M1) which then becomes the Princes Freeway (M1), then take the Moe Exit. (Just look for the “Golden Arches”). From here, follow the brown “Tourist Drive” signs to Erica/Rawson. (C466) and Walhalla. Turn right to Rawson which is signposted 3km past Erica. Travel along this road through Rawson, then left to Walhalla 1km past Rawson (C461). The Walhalla Coach House is the first house you see as you enter Walhalla. To reach it take the first turn right up a dirt track which is “Happy Go Lucky Road” (also known as Bruntons Bridge Road), and is just after the “Walhalla” and blue “Bus Turning” signs. Look for the 2 huge gas bottles and the ‘Coach House’ sign on the cream picket fence to your right and you have arrived. Note: GPS, Google Maps Route Planners, Tom Tom and phone maps do not show this region accurately and you may not even get coverage past Moe. ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 1 x sleeping up to 8 people CHECK IN/OUT: Check In – 2:00pm; Check Out – 11:00am BEDDING CONFIGURATION: 1 queen size bed, 1 double bed, 2 sets of bunks, all with doonas and pillows Doonas, underlays, doona and pillow covers all provided, plus tea towels and bath mats. LINEN: Not included. Linen can be provided for $20 per person which includes sheets and towels, with beds made up in advance. KITCHEN: Huge kitchen, lots of bench space and with everything you need. Gas 4 burner cooktop and oven, Full size fridge, double sink and plenty of pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, tupperware and glassware. Dining table and chairs seat 8. BREAKFAST: Not supplied though some tea, coffee and milk will be provided for your first night. Oil, sugar and some basic herbs and spices available, LIVING AREA: A huge upstairs lounge lined with bookshelves and adjacent to the bedrooms with a wood fire, couches, 3 armchairs, footstool, coffee table plus a dining table and chairs. Books, games, puzzles and toys for the kids galore. Windows overlook the creek and railway line. There is a 2nd lounge/games room downstairs with a bunk, a piano, pool table and couch, and with views across the creek. It is adjacent to the 2nd toilet. BATHROOM: Upstairs bathroom with toilet and shower. Downstairs there is a separate 2nd toilet and sink, and a 2nd bathroom with a full size bath, basin and shower. Gas hot water. HEATING/COOLING: Sealed Coonara style wood fire upstairs. Gas heater downstairs to take the chill off in Winter. There is no cooling but there are flyscreens on the doors and windows so you can leave these open to circulate the breeze. As the house is deep in the valley it does not get too much direct sunlight so keeps quite cool in the Summer. LAUNDRY FACILITIES: No washing machine or dryer. There are 2 clothes horses. OUTSIDE: Plenty of outdoor space with outdoor table and chairs, hammock and a pair of Adirondack chairs. Views overlooking the creek and valley. Undercover barbecue area with seating. Please note, the property is not fenced. PAYMENT: Payment in full 4 weeks prior to stay though we do take last minute bookings. A bond must be paid immediately on booking in order to hold the booking. TARIFF: $200 per night based on 2 people staying. An extra $20 per person per night, maximum 8 people. A surcharge may apply on public and school holidays.