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Shady Brook Cottages

Shady Brook offers you a unique garden and bush setting, on the Ovens River in Harrietville Victoria.

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Shady Brook Cottages are located just off the Great Alpine Road at Harrietville in Victoria’s alpine high country at the base of Mt Hotham and Mt Feathertop.

The three cottages and apartment are set on 12 acres of secluded bush and award-winning landscaped gardens on the Ovens River. Shady Brook is only 400metres from the centre of the village of Harrietville offering you an utterly unique holiday destination.

Shady Brook Alpine Cottages offers you all year round activities and attractions, we are surrounding by the Alpine National Park and State forest offering a diverse range of activities. Everything from walking, hiking, road and track bike riding, four wheel driving, sight seeing and much more. We are always here to give you local knowledge as required.

You can walk from your cottage and take a day or overnight trek using the world famous iconic tracks to Mt Feather Top. Or walks that take you out along the Ovens River into the Alpine National Park.

Harrietville is a unique mountain village full of history, short walks lovely eateries and two hotels but it has preserved the quietness and is an ideal jumping off place many tourists’ destinations in the Ovens Valley. Only 25kms from Bright and 30kms from Mt Hotham, Harrietville has ski hire and bus trips are available to Hotham. it’s the ideal off mountain accommodation in the snow season.

Shadybrook cottages Harrietville accommodation

We welcome you to our slice of heaven! We are available to assist as required, whether it be local information, places to visit or things to do.

John & Anne, Your Hosts

Harrietville Accommodation - shadybrook cottages

2 Br Alpine Apartment

The Alpine Apartment is a modern 2-bedroom fully self-contained spa accommodation alpine apartment. Whilst attached to the main home it has its own separate access via outside stairs to a large balcony with magnificent garden and mountain views. It’s superbly finished with spa, separate lounge and kitchenette, laundry, TV/video, air conditioner, each bedroom also has ceiling fans and BBQ facilities on your deck.


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Sjhadybrook Cottages Harrietville Accommodation

1 Bedroom Alpine Cottages

We have 2 x 1br Cottages available
These modern 1-bedroom alpine self-contained cottages are magnificently furnished.
They have electric heating and cooling, kitchen, deck & BBQ with your own outdoor settings. Each bedroom offers a queen sized bed with ceiling fan, bathroom & a spacious lounge and kitchenette. DVD, TV, with a shared laundry. Both cottages have a carport adjacent to their entrance.


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Harrietville Accommodation - alpine cottage

2 Bedroom Alpine Cottage

This modern purpose-built alpine cottage is self-contained superbly finished with a spa, all linen provided, full kitchen, separate laundry, ceiling fans, air conditioning, electric heating. The cottage setting captures the aura of the high country with wide verandas, views of endless snow gum bush & an outside living area at the foot of surrounding hills. The deck is perfect for dinning in nature with your own private BBQ and dinning area.


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Relax at Shady Brook and surrounds

On Site & In the Region

Bathe in the morning sun and in the afternoon capture the sunset on the ridges of Mt Feathertop disappearing slowly while enjoying a lazy beverage. Watch parrots as they feed nearby or listen to the multitude of bird including lyrebirds as they come down along the tracks in search of food. In the early morning or late evening wallabies maybe sighted while they gleam on green pickings around the base of the mountain.

During the day take a stroll over five acres of landscaped gardens, walk along the branch of the Ovens River and discover what this lush village has to offer. Take one of the private walking tracks on the mountain behind you that climbs to an amazing vista view of the village below or the snow capped peaks. Or simply put your feet up, relax and enjoy.

It is an easy walk or ride to the village of Harrietville only 0.5km away so there is no need to get back into the car once you arrive just head out to discover. There are many walking tracks along the Ovens River, or longer trails located around the village that will take you into the Alpine National Parks. Trails to the Tronoh Dredge hole and surrounds will take you along the Ovens to amazing swimming and fishing holes. Or bike it along the “Shared Trail” to the Trout farm. There are walks and rides for all ages and fitness including those who wish to take of the challenge of Feathertop and beyond to Hotham Heights.

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