Fully Furnished boutique two bedroom cottage
Lucy’s Artist Cottage is our lovingly restored offering, a space which is filled with carefully collected vintage furniture and art, and is a self-contained boutique style accommodation located in the center of picturesque Casterton.
A weekend visit to Casterton and stay at Lucy’s Artist Cottage is to experience the charm of a vibrant and beautiful Victorian country town that encourages a relaxing stay in a space that has preserved that remote and wonderful country atmosphere. This accommodation has preserved its Victorian and Art Deco heritage and building architecture, and thought has been given to providing a space that has been equally designed to be enjoyed in solitude or shared with love. We hope that you find the time to enjoy our space and catch up on that book you’ve been dying to finish, or feel inclined to pick up our artist supplies and become inspired. With the addition of some modern luxuries you will find all your needs met, and access to smart TV, Foxtel, electric blankets, dishwasher, washing and drying machine. The carefully renovated and adorned property has been curated with furniture and art collected from around Australia and the world. From the main living area, you will find the generous space big enough for couples, or a larger gathering to enjoy each others company and observe the view of the countryside out of the well-appointed windows.
Our accommodation is a generous space designed for couples or small families to escape and unwind, reconnect or create. The cottage provides a well-equipped renovated kitchen, new bathroom, and laundry with additional toilet, open plan dining and living space and 2 beautifully styled bedrooms with a comfy queen size beds, adorned with cozy textures and possibly too many cushions! You will find you are well rested and your batteries recharged after sleeping on our quality latex pillow top mattresses, plush pillows and luxurious fine linen. Being centrally located, our accommodation is an easy short walk to other local attractions.
We stock a basic pantry which includes: Ground Coffee Beans, Milk, Sugar, Black and Herbal Teas, Salt, Pepper & Olive Oil and a complimentary bottle of wine. Please pop in to a shop for your other meal supplies. Guests find it hard to leave once they arrive, so we recommend you swing past the local well stocked Casterton Foodworks. Our kitchen is fully equipped with all the basic cooking utensils, including a gas oven (fantastic for a Sunday winter roasts), and of course a coffee plunger.
Casterton is an amazing community with a rich history. Our cottage is situated at the top end of town, and central to all local events and eateries. At one end is the local supermarket (Foodworks) and cafes with good coffee, breakfast and lunch offerings, , and Gorman’s art gallery. The neighboring area boasts a local pool swimming (open in summer) in a picturesque open aired pool, and two pubs/restaurants – all accessible via foot. The area also has a strong artist community. Highlights include the Artists of the Valley (Gorman’s), and other local artists hubs in surrounding areas such as Penola and Robe ( SA).
Casterton the home of the Kelpie dog, and yearly Kelpie festival in June, which has placed Casterton on the world stage, is located on the Victorian and South Australian boundary. Casterton is just a short drive away from the Coonawarra region in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. Take advantage of the close proximity to visit the 130 historic wineries and 24 cellar doors, such as Wynn Estate, Penfold and Yalumba.
Casterton also offers excellent fishing in the local Glenelg river, including the frequently stocked Ess Lagoon, and a short distance to local waterfalls (Nigretta & Wannan Falls). It's an hour and half drive from the Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road. If you feel like a day trip, the beautiful Limestone coastal beach of Robe is a one hour and 50 minute drive away, (also featuring an amazing brewery!). Casterton is also a 40 minute drive to the extinct volcanic town of Mt Gambier, where you can visit the deep Blue Lake and the Umpherston sinkhole cave garden.
Artists of the Valley
Sandford Bush Music Festival March 2020
The Coonawarra Vineyards
Casterton Kelpie Festival June 2020
Robe Town Brewery
Casterton Things to Do
Casterton is a scenic, yet easy four hour drive from Melbourne, via Ballarat, through historic and café filled Beaufort, the Grampians and well known Dunkeld and Hamilton. The Casterton to Melbourne V/Line coach stop is a few metres from the cottage. Travel is via Hamilton, Warrnambool or Ballarat.