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Edna Walling Cottage

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by C.Bronte (subscribe)
appreciator of writing and the magic in words
Published January 1st 2013
Many thanks to another writer at WeekendNotes for her review of Edna Walling's Brickleigh Vale Village, which led me to an appreciation of the landscape architect Edna Walling. For me, Edna Walling created a magical space, where it seemed at any moment a fairy would pop out its head around a hedge.
cottage and garden
Cottage and garden
But to get to my journey is to say I remembered this review and Edna Walling and while searching for a house for a birthday escape, there before me was Edna Walling's cottage and what a surprise that was and a delight.

The cottage is based on princess Elizabeth and Margaret's dollhouse at Royal Lodge Scotland. I enjoyed the simplicity of the cottage, tasteful and simple it was.
edna's garden
Edna's garden
Every window your eyes looked through was awash by a sea of green and there is something uplifting in that.
garden seat
Garden seat
The garden that surrounds the cottage is magical - details of stone, archways and hedges. There is a lovely walk to the stone staircase which leads to an octagonal pond. Breakfast is supplied as well croissants, bread, jam, tea and coffee.
octagonal pond
Octagonal pond

If your keen, Sherbrooke State Forest is a hop and a skip away. We took walks among the huge towering high trees. An added pleasure was feeding the many birds - yes, tame they are and and they perched on us looking for tasty bread or seed.
sherbrooke forest
Sherbrooke forest

If you don't want to cook, there is a restaurant within walking distance from the cottage named "Woods Sherbrooke", where we four gathered on a Sunday and celebrated my birthday with a glass of bubbly and some good food. Woods serve an Australian / Asian cuisine.

I recommend staying here to relax, unwind and appreciate the scenery and enjoy all that green. The only con is in the cottage, the staircase to the mezzanine bedroom is a little steep for those who may find that a problem.

We enjoyed this magical place and hope you will too.

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Where: 6 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke Victoria
Your Comment
This sounds delightful and I hope to stay here one day. Thanks Nadine.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6113) 3682 days ago
PS. What a literary name you have!
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6113) 3674 days ago
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