Purpose built alpine cottage on 14 acreas of garden
John and Anne Atkins
About John and Anne Atkins
Unique Anne and I (john) are passionate about Shady Brook. We believe we have develop a magnificent garden in a very unique location which we love to share with others. We are passionate gardeners, and enjoy the pristine mountain environment we live in. We are both involved in our local community and believe life is found in giving. Anne has poultry which adds to the setting as they wander through the gardens. We wanted to developed something that was more than just accommodation but an experience that will last and be shared. Anne and I do all our own maintenance and cleaning to ensure the highest standard.
John and Anne Atkins purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why John and Anne Atkins chose Harrietville
shady brook is set in an unique spot right on the Ovens river on fertile river flat with very steep mountain taking off at the rear of our property. This has enabled us to develop lush special gardens with a fantastic array of autumn and spring colour, summer also with hydrangeas and dahlias and others also compete in this regard. Its ideally situated for nature based activities all year round.
What makes this Cottage unique
Secluded relaxing fresh without pressure shady Brook aspires to be something special a place to mediate in and retouch those areas so difficult to do in our busy lives. Hear the birds, listen to the river, take scenic walks or just relax on your deck with a cuppa or a glass of wine watch the sun set over mountain ranges or the early morning dew catch the first rays of sun, its also special. Then do the tourist thing to wineries resturuants or what ever else maybe your thing
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Ratings sufficient feedback thanks.
Thanks Kaye for leaving everything so clean and tidy much appreciated have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you again the future. Kind Regards John and Anne
We will definitely be back!
Thanks Steve look forward to your staying with us again thanks John and Anne
A beautiful cottage in an amazing garden! Credit to you both and enjoyed by my daughter and I. Definitely will recommend your accomodation to anyone wishing to stay in this region.
Great accom, great service
The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The accommodation was clean and cosy (true to description) & only a short drive up to Mt. Hotham or even Falls!
Thanks Jack look forward to hosting you again in the future. And appreciated the way you left every so clean and tidy Regards John
Fantastic cottage, quiet location. Clean,warm and comfortable for our winter stay.
A wonderful, relaxing stay
We stayed in one of the 1-bed cottages, and it was just fantastic. Impeccably clean and comfortable, just perfect for a relaxing weekend. The cottage has everything you need - heating, TV, microwave, some hotplates, couches, and a separate bedroom with a very comfy bed. The cottages are set in a beautiful garden which, at the time we were there, were blazing with autumn color. We will definitely go back!
Shady Brook has been set out amongst magnificent gardens with spectacular all year colour our spring and autumn colour is to seen to believed. We are set on the Ovens River and surrounded by state forest secluded and quiet yet only .5km from the local bakery and hotels. It is the ideal place for just relaxing listening to the birds and the mountain stream right near your accommodation. If you are into nature based activities we are virtually head of trail for two of the most iconic mountain walks up mount feather top. There are also plenty of great short to medium walks to suit all ages most of which are shared with bikes. Then for the road cyclist this is the mecca with rides throughout the Alps. For those who like a different style of adventure to our west are endless four wheel drive tracks out to mountain ridges and down into pristine rivers. There are endless short drives to wineries and restaurants the variety is amazing only 25km from Bright. In winter its the ideal place to stay to enter the ski resorts only 30 kms from Mount Hotham.