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 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
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).
No smoking or loud noise.