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Chookery Nook Retreat

Chookery Nook Retreat, Clonbinane

"In ev'ry cranny and ev'ry nook
here you'll find a little chook;
so come along and take a look -
you won't regret the road you took!"

Perched on a sheltered plateau high above the beautiful Clonbinane valley, a stay at Chookery Nook Retreat will soon have you feeling like a spring chicken!

Exclusively yours for your stay, and located only one hour from Melbourne's CBD via the Hume Freeway, this secluded and environmentally friendly brick house is nestled among 16 peaceful hectares of forest and farmland.

The home has cosy living areas, a crackling wood fire, DVD and book library, a full size kitchen and games room.

Chookery Nook Retreat can sleep up to 7 people and has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. As this is primarily an adults' retreat, we regret we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10 years.

  • Bedroom 1 - one queen bed, one single bed
  • Bedroom 2 - one double bed
  • Bedroom 3 - one king single bed
  • Bedroom 4 - one single bed

All linen and towels are supplied.

Sustainable features of this home include passive solar design, additional solar power and hot water system, pure tank water, composting, and a small herb and vegetable garden.

Feed Elvis and Cloudy, our sheep, and Trooper, the alpaca. Meet Thelma and Louise, the happy hens who supply the eggs for breakfast. You can also bird watch, enjoy a campfire (seasonal), take a wildflower walk or indulge in a little forest bathing - a popular trend worldwide.

The property and its surrounding area are a photographer, artist or writer's delight.

Chookery Nook Retreat abuts the Mount Disappointment State Forest where you can bush walk, bike ride or take a scenic drive and explore local attractions. Bike ride or walk the Great Victorian Rail Trail (it extends from Tallarook to Mansfield), visit Kerrisdale Mountain Railway, drive to beautiful Strath Creek and view "The Valley of a Thousand Hills", inspect the Puckapunyal Army Museum or view the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk at Seymour.

We are now pleased to offer (for an extra fee) guided tours of historical points in the forest - this area is rich in logging and mining history.

Chookery Nook Retreat is an easy drive from Melbourne along the Hume Freeway, just 7 mins from the Clonbinane exit which is south of Broadford.

During these cautious times, there is a 48 hour "window period" between bookings, as well as scrupulous cleaning of the home.

Check-in time from 2:30pm, check-out before 10:30am.

  1. Nightly rates from

    Midweek - $190 per night
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday - $220 per night

    Rates are based on a couple. Additional people rates on request.

    Minimum stays apply on weekends. A one night midweek stay is negotiable but will incur surcharge.

    Tariff includes a light breakfast basket of goodies.

    To confirm your stay, a 50% deposit is payable within 7 days via direct bank deposit. Sorry, no EFTPOS or credit card facilities. Balance due within 7 days of arrival date or cash on arrival.

    Opening special
    Valid until 30th November 2020

    Receive complimentary chocolates and a bottle of red or white wine on arrival.

    In addition, for the first 4 people to book, a $20 meal voucher for the local pub will be included!

  2. Property features

    • Entire property sleeps 7 people
    • BBQ facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Dogs allowed - view details


Chookery Nook Retreat - Inside


Chookery Nook Retreat - Outside
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