Accommodation Situated in the heart of Avenal on historic Bank St, the Avenal Cottage Holiday Retreat is the perfect place for a quiet relaxing weekend. You can explore the town and the historic six-arch sandstone bridge, visit the Avenel Honey Farm where the local beekeeper shows the kids how honey is made, and pick up some yummy honey while you are there. Let the kids find their way out of the Avenel Maze or enjoy the cafe while the kids play mini-golf. If you are a cyclist, Avenel is located near some of Victorias famous Rail Trails and is in the heart of the thoroughbred horse studs of the Strathbogie Ranges where Black Caviar was bred. See her life sized bronze statue in nearby Nagambie. The Bank St Cottage in the heart of Avenel is the perfect accommodation for a range of activities in Central Victoria.
Search for Red kellys grave (father of Ned Kelly) in the old cemetary, check out the original Cobb&Co coach house, or stroll the country lanes and byways. If you are feeling peckish, Avenel is 10 minutes drive from 3 of Victorias best wineries, Mitcheltons, Tahbilk and Plunketts. All 3 wineries have excellent restaurants and cellar door. Or if your are a serious Shiraz drinker, the famous Heathcote wineries are a 30 minute country drive.
Follow in Ned Kellys wake and take a breathtaking drive through Kelly Country. Rocky granite outcrops separate the breathtaking countryside on the way to Ruffy. Its a lovely drive, and fortunately, there is a gourmet produce store at Ruffy to stop and enjoy a well deserved lunch with fresh local produce, wines and boutique beers. Check out the waterfalls and follow The Hughes Creek back to Avenel. There is a popular story of how the young Kelly saved a boy from drowning in the local creek. It is said that he was rewarded with a green sash which he wore the day he was shot. Certainly there is evidence that Ned Kelly recorded his father's death at the local Court House. Fortunately, after an exhausting day sampling the regions fabloulous food and wine, sit back at our Avenel cottage retreat, light a fire, and recover from the days journeys with a fantastic pizza from the legendary Bank St Pizzaria 2 doors away, or sample some of Scotty's produce from Avenel Meats across the road. The cottage is a short walk from the Harvest Home boutique hotel, train station and post office.
Accommodation: 9 Bank St Avenel. The Master bedroom has a comfortable King sized bed, built in robe and sitting area. The sun comes through the Edwardian stained glass window, making a lovely retreat to read the papers or enjoy breakfast. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed, and the house is perfect for a group of three guests. Linen, doonas and towells are provided along with soaps and shampoos.
Full modern kitchen facilities include the stove and gas cooktop, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, and of course cutlery and cooking equipment. The modern bathroom has shower, toilet and sink. The sitting room has a french dining table for 6, air conditioner, wood fire heater and 42" TV.
The cottage sits on a large block with the historic Bank St at the front and paddocks with sheep or cattle through elm and peppercorn trees at the back.
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