ear Rutherglen and Beechworth in North-East Victoria, a pretty country lane leads you to the entrance of an historic 1850s mansion – Koendidda Country House.
Just four kilometres from the Hume Highway at the Barnawartha turnoff (take the Indigo Creek Road towards Indigo Valley), at the end of a picture-book tree-lined driveway, this double-storey Victorian residence presents itself, set behind an oval lawn encircled by a carriage drive. Hand-made brick, with square Georgian lines framed by decorative cast iron verandahs – the elegance of the house is achieved through simplicity.
“A gracious home and caring hosts
- wonderful meals and attention
to detail rarely found.”
Koendidda Country House opened its doors to guests in the early 1990s,
and has since become a much-loved B&B. Stately surrounds, luxurious accommodation, delectable food and wine – an irresistible combination for those wishing to spoil themselves.
“Love, light and tranquility
flow in this place.”
“There are few places where one can
transcend from dream into reality
and this is one of them.”
The warm and generous hospitality of your hosts, Karen & Alan Mole, makes any stay at Koendidda truly relaxing and memorable. Many guests arrive as strangers, but leave and return time and again as friends.
Over a century ago, the land surrounding Koendidda Country House was custodian of much sought after gold. Today it’s renowned for producing riches of another kind – gourmet delights! For connoisseurs of fine food, Milawa cheeses and mustards, plump local berries, and smoked meats available locally are a rewarding start - talk to us and we can point you in the right direction or arrange a gourmet package to suit your needs.
For lovers of wine, the regions of Rutherglen and Milawa are home to such celebrated labels as Brown Brothers, Morris, Campbells, Pfieffers, All Saints and rising boutique wineries. At Koendidda you truly are spoiled for choice!
For those who wish to relax and escape the madding crowd, Koendidda Country House is a peaceful oasis. Curl up and read a favourite book in one of the sitting rooms. Enjoy a picnic or a gentle stroll through the 4 hectare grounds of elms, oaks, roses and box hedges. Or cycle through the quiet country lanes surrounding the estate.
There are also many attractions only a short drive away. Explore wineries and gourmet delights in the Rutherglen and Milawa regions. Visit the historic towns of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah. Or experience the alpine region’s unspoiled wilderness.
If you’re in the mood for outdoor pursuits, enjoy a round of golf at one of the many magnificent courses in the area. Take a hot air balloon ride over the wineries, bush walk in the Australian Alps, or canoe down the Murray river. For a taste of adventure, try white water rafting, skydiving, hang-gliding, caving or abseiling.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll find the opportunity to refresh your mind, body and soul.