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Chinaman’s Kilnhouse

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"This is the third time in equally as many years that my wife and I have stayed at the Chinaman's Kilnhouse, and we are always left spoiled, relaxed, and wanting to return. In an instant."

Named after the nearby Chinamans waterhole in the Ovens River, Chinaman’s Kilnhouse reflects the close association between early Chinese settlement and the Ovens and Buckland Valleys. This kilnhouse was completed in 2009 and sits well away from the original kilnhouse in a separate paddock on the farm.

It features a single kiln and is easily recognised by the distinctive 'Chinese hat' perched on top of the kiln. This kiln design was adapted by the architect Sally Draper from those located a few kilometers away at Eurobin, where the Pan Look family grew hops and tobacco for many years after originally migrating from China in the 1890s. Chinaman’s Kilnhouse was built by Craig Martin using a combination of recycled and new materials. The recycled materials include tin sourced from elsewhere on the farm and an outdoor concrete table, sourced from the Dal Bosco family, an Italian family who farmed this property prior to the Cavedon family.

With stunning architectural and design features, the single kiln living space has a soaring ceiling, elegantly lined with pale washed timber. It has views of Mt Buffalo on one side, an internal (hutong style) courtyard on another and a panorama that includes snow capped Mt Feathertop. The interior has been elegantly and thoughtfully designed by interior designer Russell Grainger, with no design aspect left to chance.

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Midweek (Monday-Thursday): From $350 per couple per night.

Weekends (Friday-Sunday, School Holidays and Public Holidays): From $375 per couple per night.

A two night minimum stay applies, except during School and Public Holidays, when the minimum stay extends to three to four nights. Prices for additional guests available on application. Prices are subject to change. Always ask for their best available rate at time of booking to make sure you get the best deal at LoveBirds.

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Chinaman’s Kilnhouse features one light-filled kiln living space, with a sunny window seat providing imposing views of Mt Buffalo, and a vista of the Ovens Valley and the snow tipped mountains beyond.

For winter, there is a wood fire, heated polished concrete floors and storage for ski gear. For summer, louvres catch the breeze, and, if needed, air conditioning keeps the house cool. Two outdoor eating and relaxing areas are formed by the courtyard and the wrap around verandah. The main bedroom has a king size bed, and floor to ceiling windows provide views of Mt Buffalo. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped for gourmet cooking

Other features include: Two bedrooms (one x king bed and two x single beds). All linen. Kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove top and dishwasher. Wood fire. Floor heating. Wireless Internet, an iPod dock, CD player, television and DVD player. Laundry with dryer and washing machine. Picturesque views.

Whilst we try hard to ensure information is up to date, we cannot guarantee that it will be correct at all times. Please confirm pricing and other details with each property at time of booking.

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Porepunkah, Victoria 3740.

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  • The problem with me giving a stunning review of the Chinaman's Kilnhouse is that too many people will know about it and I wont be able to get in any more! Still, it is pretty amazing. Incredible views, perfectly situated, close but not too close to civilisation, immaculately presented with tasteful touches everywhere. Always a joy to stay, it's our home away from home.

  • This is the third time in equally as many years that my wife and I have stayed at the Chinaman's Kilnhouse, and we are always left spoiled, relaxed, and wanting to return. In an instant. With ultra-modern facilities, including a coffee machine and all kitchen utensils, it felt like we were in our own luxury holiday house.


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