your host - Lee at Tandara CottageThe views in Autumn and Winter over the valley are spectacular at AnderleyAnderley has 35 acres and friendly cattle for guests to meetAnderley Tandara views in West GippsalndTaronga Cottage Yarragon South from the paddock below

More About Anderley....

Welcome to Anderley, where tranquility meets natural beauty. Nestled in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges in the picturesque West Gippsland region, Anderley offers an idyllic escape just a stone's throw from Yarragon, a charming tourist town. Our secluded property spans 35 acres and boasts two romantic cottages, each with breathtaking views of the mountains and rural valleys.

Discover a haven of privacy and serenity, where you can retreat, recharge, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Anderley is conveniently located only 90 minutes from central Melbourne, making it the perfect destination for a quick getaway.

Our cottages are thoughtfully designed for your comfort and seclusion. Positioned around 80 meters apart and nestled into the hillside, they provide a sense of solitude, surrounded by lush trees. We take pride in being a completely smoke-free property, ensuring a clean and fresh environment for all our guests. If you wish to bring your furry companion along, we do have a Dog Policy that can be found on our Terms and Conditions page.

Each of our cottages offers:

  • Spectacular Views: Wake up to awe-inspiring vistas every morning.

  • Cosy Wood Fire: Enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire.

  • Double Spa Bath: Relax and unwind in ultimate luxury.

  • Modern "Mountain Hut" Inspired Design: Experience rustic charm with contemporary comforts.

Anderley is ideally located, with Yarragon Village just a short 10-minute drive away. This quaint village beckons with its excellent cafes, galleries, and unique retail stores. Use Anderley as your base to explore the treasures of West Gippsland, including delightful small towns, delectable dining options, and serene natural parks and walking trails—all just a short drive from our doorstep.

Please note that Anderley is a non-smoking property and is not suitable for children. We have a minimum booking requirement of 2 nights. 

The Cottages

Anderley Retreat Cottages were designed and built by us.

The cottage design was inspired by the wonderful bush huts of the Victorian alpine region.  We have spent a lot of time in the Alpine region, driving, walking and on horseback.  You will find some photos of these huts on the walls in the cottages.

The cottages were designed as a modern twist on a bush hut. The key elements of simple one room accommodation with living focused around a stone fire have inspired the design.  The curved walls that create the bedrooms are reminiscent of water tanks on their stands when viewed from the outside of the cottage.

The timber used for the fire mantelpiece, the bed heads and the bathroom bench came from a large manna gum that had fallen across the track on the lower part of the property.

Both cottages have been situated to not just take advantage of the stunning views but to also maximise the winter sun.  Step into the cottage on a cold winter day when the sun has been shining and you are welcomed by the warmth!

The vast outdoor deck is ideal to set up for al fresco dining, or to just sit and watch the view, the birds, the amazing sunsets, the weather fronts as they wash across the fields below.....or to just sit.

The Property

The current main home at Anderley was built in 1902.  This was the third house built on the property – which was originally around 800 acres. The property is now around 35 acres and is used for cattle and horse grazing. 

The property was once a dairy farm and creamery.  The old dairy buildings are now converted to horse stables.

We purchased the property in 2001 and have planted over 20,000 native trees and understory to revegetate the steep land and gullies.  With help from friends and family over many weekends, most of the trees were planted over 3 years. These are the trees you see from the cottage – they are now making an impact on the landscape and providing shelter for abundant wildlife and birds.  . 

For information about walks, drives local attractions and restaurants in the area, please refer to the brochures in the cottage, the links on our website on the Things to Do page or just ask us...we would be more than happy to help with recommendations to make your stay memorable.