Beautiful cottage in the heart of the gold fields. Come for a relaxing weekend by the fire, enjoying the surrounding nature and wildlife. Cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen and stroll in the prized garden. Pets more than welcome!
Located only 5 minutes from Maldon township in a beautiful rural setting, “Bendigo” Bowes Cottage is the original house built by the Bowe family in 1850. The Bowe family were originally from Cumberland in England and made their living as stone masons, they came out to the gold fields and made a handsome living not digging for gold but building solid stone houses, churches and cottages for those who could afford it. All the stone for “ Bendigo” was quarried on the property as well as for the other two houses on the adjoining properties which we believe were built for the expanding family members use. The outbuildings which still exist behind ‘Bendigo‘ became a gold assay office and stables. These outbuilding are being refurbished as living areas.
National Trust classification B – a gem of a cottage preserving the best elements of goldfields colonial era architecture and adding 21st century comfort and convenience such as well appointed country kitchen, beautiful bathroom, 3 double bedrooms with period furnishings, warm character filled living and dining rooms and stylish outside entertaining areas - all leading into a large 3 acre private cottage and orchard garden and native bushlands with Land for Wildlife classification. Adjoining the Nuggetty State Forest the bush garden attracts many bird species, kangaroos and wallaroos, echidnas and the occasional koala.
It is important to say that this cottage is our home and we would like share the pleasure it gives us with our guests however because the cottage is very old and it has antique furniture and soft furnishings such as lace curtains, it is imperative that children are supervised and restricted from jumping on couches or beds and don't play with the displayed ornaments and pictures on the shelves.
Unfortunately other than the understandable breakages of kitchen glassware and the like - all other breakages of furniture, fittings and decorations will need to be paid for.