- Julie-Anne WHighly Recommend!! A group of 10 adults stayed at Cheeky Fox Retreat over Easter 2021 and we cannot rate our experience highly enough. It exceeded all expectations. The property owners Linda & Jason were fabulous hosts in every way, even providing a buggy ride for a few that were unable to enjoy a walk around the property. The house was sensational and everything we needed was available for our use. The views were spectacular, especially watching the sunrise in the mornings. It really was a wonderful break and we will definitely return for another stay. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, solar heated pool and cinema room!! There was nothing we could fault except that our stay was not long enough!
- 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...
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 have partners to provide private wine tours directly from the property. We also offer in-house wine & whisky tastings, private
chef in-house dining and activity options such as yoga and massage. 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 acknowledge the Taungurung and Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Owners of the area upon which we live. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and would like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future, and to all First Nations people and communities.
We hope to welcome you soon to Cheeky Fox Retreat!