- Mark CAlthough the weather was not what we hoped for (wood heater going for 3 days straight in my dole of Jan) we still had a great family holiday. Set on 50 acres the house was perfect and the group dining and cinema room got a workout. Walks through the bush each day and a swim on Sunday when the sun broke through we’re just some time f the highlights. Although our 6yo grandson enjoyed riding his pee wee in the paddocks. Our host Linda was very accommodating and nothing ng was too much trouble. Cheeky Fox is a great family holiday destination.
- Nicole WGoodness - Where do I begin? The Cheeky Fox Retreat was absolutely beautiful - both inside and out. We were a family of 8 adults and 2 kids, and everyone was absolutely in awe of the place. As other reviews have said, the photos available on their website do not do it justice. Linda and Jason were very communicative and absolutely helpful. They assisted us with finding local caterers (the grazing box of cheese and deli meats from My Little Country Kitchen is highly recommended!), gave us a beautiful welcome, and even offered for the kids to feed the sheep (unfortunately, we couldn't take up the offer as we had a full wedding itinerary to stick to). It is absolutely amazing that the Cheeky Fox Retreat has its own cinema and audio room. The kids loved watching Frozen 2 on cinema-level lounges and a big projector screen. The pool with the gorgeous field (with sheep!) and mountainous backdrop was such a joy. There were plenty of bathrooms to cater to the group. Other useful things to...
- David RWe recently had a five night family holiday at Cheeky Fox Retreat to celebrate two milestone birthdays. What a magnificent time we had! The house, its presentation and its location exceeded our expectations in all respects. All that a group of six adults and three children could want was provided (even the sheep and the fox) while the views from the bedrooms and the back verandah were priceless. To watch the sun rise over the ranges at dawn from these vantage points was an experience not to be missed. It's a wonderfuli place to relax and forget about the cares of the world but what made our experience so much more memorable were the lengths to which Linda went to make us feel welcome and at home. Nothing was too difficult; from making sure everything was in order on our arrival and during our stay, to organising the superb inhouse dinner and breakfast box for the birthday folk and to introducing us to the the property's walking trails, all was done effortlessly and with outstand...
The Retreat is a large six-bedroom home, with queen and single beds in five of the rooms and a king size bed in the master bedroom. There are three full bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and large open-plan living space, a formal dining room/boardroom with seating for 12, library, private cinema and a solar-heated swimming pool.
sun-drenched veranda wraps around the entire house offering views of the ranges
to the east and garden views to the west.
The house grounds are surrounded by paddocks with some 30 sheep and
there is also about 12 acres of bush on the property, with over 2 kilometres of
tracks to explore.
Located only an hour from Melbourne and just 20 minutes to the Yarra Valley wineries, Kinglake is a rural township that feels a world away from the city. At some 600 metres above sea level, Kinglake is about 4 degrees cooler than Melbourne and can have some alpine-like weather, including snow in the winter. The house has a wood burner and ducted heating & cooling so is well prepared for all weather events!
The Kinglake Ranges offers a wide variety of nature-based attractions and activities including the Kinglake National Park with walking tracks, BBQ facilities and impressive waterfalls.
are a number of playgrounds for the kids including Bollygum Park located in the
heart of Kinglake and conveniently located right next to the historic Kinglake
the more adventurous, there's Victoria's premier downhill mountain bike
facility just around the corner and Kinglake Forest Adventures offers tree
& biking experiences.
For guests planning to visit the Yarra Valley wineries, we offer private wine tours directly from the property. We
also offer in-house wine & whisky tastings, private
chef in-house dining and workshop/activity options such as yoga, massage and cooking classes. Ask us for details when enquiring.
Our rate is $995 per night, with a 2-night minimum - see our HomeAway or Airbnb listings for full property details and availability or contact us directly for booking enquiries. Note that your hosts also live in a separate dwelling on the property, and as it is a working hobby farm may be seen in the paddocks tending to the animals (or walking the dog!) during your stay.
We hope to welcome you soon to Cheeky Fox Retreat!