Yarra Valley Manor Studio
Hosted by Sam
Sam is the host.
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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The studio is located directly behind the Manor. It has a fully equipped studio kitchen, fridge, microwave, portable oven, 2 single beds, flat screen TV/DVD, chair, air conditioning & brand new luxurious bathroom.

The space

The Studio is a separate building to the Manor house and is located directly behind it. It is a studio room with two single beds, kitchen and brand new bathroom. A DVD player, LCD TV air conditioning and heating is also provided, and a laundry is available.

The Studio was built in 1895 to house the servants that served the owners of the main house, the Yarra Valley Manor. It is an historically listed building.

The Yarra Valley Manor, the first homestead in the Yarra Valley region was built over 110 years ago and covered a sprawling 4000 acres.

The property (formerly known as Glencraigie Dairy), had it's own bridge across the Yarra River. Some of the original buildings were destroyed by fire but the ‘Millgrove Mansion' (as it is referred to by the locals) still remains. The Servants Quarters, a long building with quirky and unique rooms still remains, along with the Old Barn and the ‘Firehouse.'

Three two bedroom chalets also sit on the property and overlook the Donna Buang Mountain ranges. All three chalets comfortably fit 4 people.

What makes the Yarra Valley Manor Villas a beautiful place to stay is the quiet and peaceful Yarra River only 400 meters from our doorstep, the wildlife, the Warburton to Lilydale Rail trail only 600 meters away and the quirky cafes and markets that make up the Yarra Valley.

In Summer you can spend lazy days by the river or you can ride the smooth rail trail to visit the local area. Local wineries provide gourmet food and wine and the Warburton golf course is less than a 5 minute drive away.

The historic O'Shannessy Aqueduct trail, Melbourne's former primary water source sits behind the property and provides beautiful views down to the valley below. In Winter head to Mount Donna for tobogganing and sky play or to climb the look out tower and then return for a beautiful evening.

If you'd like a bicycle tour, winery tour or hiking expedition (all provided at excellent rates) we are happy to help.

If guests would like a tour of the property and the old Manor house with its mysterious hidden cellar they need just ask.

The Yarra River
The hiking and walking tracks that cover the area
The Upper Yarra Reservoir & Picknick Area
The O'Shannessy Aqueduct Trail
The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
The Mountains - close to Lake Mountain and not far too Mt Baw Baw
The Mount Donna Buang Mountain range on our doorstep
Gateway to the Alps
The quirky cafes
The great cycling roads and paths
The peace and quiet
The strawberry farm and cafe just down the road
The wineries
The golf

Busses run regularly 400 meters from our property. They are very easy to ride (we can point out the bus stop that sits beside the Yarra River).


Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

No smoking or loud noise.


47 Reviews

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Kristen User Profile
September 2017
Felt not WELCOME at all
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
In our review of Kristen's stay we mentioned that Kristen had an additional guest stay above the maximum allowed, left the Studio in an incredibly dirty state (food on walls, mess everywhere), was very difficult to communicate with, was rude to my wife, and finally the guest staying next door complained about her. We were nice to Kristen at all times but disappointed by the way she did not respect our space.
September 2017

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little spot to escape the city for a weekend and get some peace and quiet. Great location and plenty in the area to do.

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
I was specifically looking for somewhere I could get away and enjoy some privacy and serenity to work on my thesis for a few days, and this place was just perfect. Beautiful surroundings with some lovely walks nearby, easily accessible by public transport, affordable, and all the facilities you need. I kept to myself, but felt that the hosts were close by and contactable if I needed anything. I hope to visit again soon!

Miles User Profile
August 2017
Such cosy,clean and value for money accommodation is always hard to come by. This is my second visit, I look forward to more!

Michael User Profile
August 2017
A great place to stay for 1-2 people. Experience the "servants quarters" with a few luxuries like the well laid out bathroom. Wonderful walks around. The wildlife is amazing.

Meaghan User Profile
August 2017
Sam's place is a scenic place that is beautiful! Loved staying here!

Janique User Profile
August 2017
Great nicely furnished studio at a beautiful location. Easy to check in and hosts have been helpful. The host guidebook is helpful :)

Victoria, AustraliaJoined in July 2014
Sam User Profile
Hi! We recently moved out to the Yarra Valley for a more peaceful and quiet life amidst the trees, mountains and rivers. We have a one year old boy and both work part time in marketing and public relations. We love to ride bikes on the trails and roads here in the countryside …
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