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Located in Willowmavin Central Victoria, 73km north of Melbourne Bourke’s Reef is a beautifully decorated, private, comfortable, and self-contained cottage with its own entrance and parking.

This lovely country cottage has generously been made available to Otis by an anonymous donor.

The property was the site of Laurence Bourke’s lucrative gold mine in the 1860s and 1870s and is set on a glorious rural property of 20 acres with established gardens.


Accommodating two people, the property has a queen master bedroom and main bathroom. The combined living and dining areas are spacious and filled with light. This is complimented by a fully equipped kitchen and the availability of a washing machine and dryer.


The property is available to Otis Guests four nights per month.

Location and area

The property is located in Willowmavin within the Central Highlands and Goldfields of Victoria. The locality is in the Shire of Mitchell, 73 kilometres north of Melbourne with the thriving township of Kilmore approximately 4km away.

Heating and cooling

Wood fire heating with slab heating in the bathroom.
Reverse-cycle air conditioning. 

House rules
  • Pets are not permitted; however, certified assistant animals with appropriate documentation will be considered.

  • Overflow is strictly a smoke-free, vape-free property.

What to bring

Guests are required to bring their own food and personal items

Other considerations

All linen, including bedding and towels, is provided.

A small cot can be accommodated in the master bedroom if required.

There is NBN to the cottage.

Willowmavin, Victoria, 3764

Category: Victoria

How to Book

To book a stay at an Otis retreat contact our bookings team.

Find out more

Anyone who is facing the challenges of Breast Cancer is eligible to stay at an Otis property, along with their partner, family or loved ones. 

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