A tranquil base to explore the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs

From $180/night
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Westering Cottage

Westering Cottage is purpose-built to provide a tranquil, comfortable get-away for couples and singles to enjoy the wineries, food and natural beauty of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Fully self-contained and set on 5 acres in a rambling garden with mountain views, our cottage is in the perfect location to explore the best of the Yarra Valley wineries, as well as the delights of the Dandenong Ranges. Pets are welcome, subject to conditions.



Westering is nestled on a hill above the Warburton Highway, just 8 minutes drive from Lilydale at the gateway to both the Yarra Valley wine region and Dandenong Ranges. The quality boutique wineries on Paynes Rd in Seville are a few minutes drive down the highway. A short, quite beautiful drive through the farming community of Gruyere takes you to the charming Medhurst Lane and Maddens Lane wineries. We are close to several wedding venues, including Wandin Park Estate, Paynes Rise Winery and Wild cattle Creek. We are less than 10 minutes drive from the u-pick orchards including "Cherry Hill" and the beautiful Tesselaar Tulip Farm and gardens in Silvan. For the energetic, the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is at the end of our quiet unmade road.

Birdlife abounds

Some of Australia's most spectacular birdlife are residents or frequent visitors to Westering's garden and bushland. Depending on the season, guests are likely to encounter Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, Crimson Rosellas, Kookaburras, Lorakeets, Wattle birds, Butcher birds, Magpies, Currawong, finches, wrens, honeyeaters and Bronzewing Pigeons. At night you might be fortunate to hear the call of Powerful Owls as they hunt in our bush. Guests may see eagles circling in the thermals above as they hunt for prey, and witness the antics of smaller birds chasing them away. The garden is also home to numerous skinks, frogs, possums, sugar gliders and a family of blue-tongue lizards. Shy wallabies graze our bushland, which is also home to wombats.

Six Reasons to Stay

The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region offers guests amazing experiences.

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Westering Cottage is less than 20 minutes away from Rochford Winery. The winery's Day on the Green and other events are legendary. Why not stay at Westering Cottage and relax after your great night out? Yarra Valley's active food and wine community hosts several events including Shedfest, the Longest Lunch and Yarra Valley Wine Show. Stay at Westering Cottage to make it a weekend of fine food and wine and good company.

Wedding Guests

Several popular wedding venues are less than 20 minutes drive from Westering Cottage including Wild Cattle Creek Winery, Paynes Rise, Wandin Park Estate, Killara Winery and Chateau Wyuna. Book your stay with Westering Cottage, organise a taxi or Uber and enjoy the celebrations.

Wine & Dine

The Yarra Valley is famous for its wines, fresh quality produce and great chefs. From Westering Cottage you can plan your own wine trails or join a tour. Discover great small wineries off the beaten track: - Paynes Rd, Seville has three great wineries, casual menus and guest musicians - Medhurst Rd, Gruyere takes you to famous wineries such as Coldstream Hills and Yarra Hills but along the way don't miss Squitchy Lane and Medhurst Winery, a great place to start the day with a breakfast while you enjoy the amazing view.
Lilydale to Warburton rail trail

Cycling Bliss or Blast

Westering Cottage is the perfect base to enjoy the many mountain bike and cycling trails in the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs. The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is just a 5 minute ride to or from Westering Cottage, at the end of our country dirt road. The testing mountain bike trails in the Silvan Forest are a short ride off the Rail Trail at Mt Evelyn or a short drive from the Cottage to the Silvan Reservoir Park.

Art Galleries & Museums

The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are blessed with some wonderful art galleries and museums: - Tarrawarra Museum of Art. - William Ricketts Sanctuary, a spiritual experience among towering Mountain Ash trees and lush ferns - Yarra Ranges Museum in Lilydale The collection reflects the stories of the Yarra Ranges region including the life of international opera star Dame Nellie Melba, struggles and triumphs of early pioneers and the Indigenous community at Coranderrk. The Sherbrooke Art Society gallery and Burrinja Cultural Centre in the Dandenongs are also well worth a visit.

Relax and Unwind

After your busy day exploring the delights of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Westering Cottage is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the cottage and its private outdoor deck and barbecue area nestled in our garden. Check availability and book your stay here ...
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Monday to Thursday nights
  • Minimum two nights
  • Generous supplies for cooked country breakfasts
  • Exclusive use of the outdoor heated spa
Mid-week Special
Monday to Thursday nights (excludes public holidays)
  • Minimum three nights
  • Generous ingredients for two country cooked breakfast included.
  • Exclusive use of the outdoor heated spa
Friday to Sunday / Public Holidays
  • Minimum two nights
  • Generous ingredients for country cooked breakfast included.
  • Exclusive use of outdoor heated spa.