Founded in 2018 Janine Granger & Alan Smith, the retired directors of an international footwear company opened Shillings and Pence as part of a plan to share their beautiful part of the world with visitors.
The luxury accommodation, right on the edge of a forest enchants guests with the sounds and perfumes of nature, with the freshest air, the most prolific birdlife and Australia’s favourite animals wallabies, wombats and koalas.
Nestled on the edge of the historic Wombat State Forest the cottage offers peace and tranquillity. Guests can enjoy a ramble along a bushwalk or the Four Rivers Run Forest Track or just sit back and enjoy the various aspects of the beautiful 6.5 hectare property.
The charming cottage features a cosy lounge with flat screen television and a selection of movies, open fire and reverse cycle air conditioning. In the bedroom there is a queen size bed complete with fluffy pillows and doona. Luxury bath towels, robes and toiletries await you in the bathroom and the fully equipped kitchen is complemented by a Delonghi coffee machine and everything else you need to feel right at home.
17 POUNDS. Shillings and Pence.
The name 17 Pounds came about after Janine and Alan fell in love with the property and bought it. After looking through the early titles they discovered that it had been sold 110 years earlier for the princely sum of seventeen pounds!
It is situated between Daylesford and Trentham and backs directly onto the Wombat State Forest right on top of the Great Dividing Range, about 800m above sea level. Surrounded by tall forest trees and ferns it has a private creek which feeds into four major water catchment regions, to the south the Werribee and Lerderderg Rivers, and to the north the Loddon and Coliban Rivers.
Originally a potato farm it was later used as a cow paddock and finally a residential conversion. When Janine and Alan bought it in 2012 the farm was quite neglected and hadn’t had fertiliser on it for over three decades. Today, their rich soil provides them with 90% of their organically grown vegetables.
In the fridge guests will find regional breakfast produce along with a complementary bottle of wine to enjoy. There is a kitchen garden and guests are encouraged to take a stroll through and select some of the freshly laid eggs. And, outside in the extensive garden is a BBQ and a firepit for evening chillaxing.
FULL NAME: Alan Smith & Janine Granger
ADDRESS: “17 Pounds” 59 Leonards Hill – South Bullarto Road,
Bullarto South Victoria 3461
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0407 810 576