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Discover Cotswold Valley, a hidden gem in the Dandenong Ranges. Find your slice of heaven next to our spring-fed pond, nestled in amongst Blackwood trees and just a stone’s throw from the mighty Mountain Ash of Sherbrooke Forest. Stay in and relax in the hammock, make friends with our animals, amaze at the abundant wildlife, or visit our stream amongst the giant tree ferns.

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Discover Cotswold Valley, a hidden gem in the Dandenong Ranges. Find your slice of heaven next to our spring-fed pond, nestled in amongst Blackwood trees and just a stone’s throw from the mighty Mountain Ash of Sherbrooke Forest. Stay in and relax in the hammock, make friends with our animals, amaze at the abundant wildlife, or visit our stream amongst the giant tree ferns. Head out locally to explore the magical forest, picnic in the gorgeous Hills gardens, or take a memorable trip to Emerald Lake on the Puffing Billy. After a long day of living life to the full, sit back, dine out under the stars, gaze into the camp fire, listen to the frog chorus and enjoy the comforts of the Van in the Valley.

The van is a cosy and well-equipped space with electric lighting, running drinking water and a fan or heater available depending on the season. It sleeps two and has a comfortable double bed. The basic price is BYO bedding, but bedding can be added as an extra. The van also has a small table and a fully equipped kitchen (including bar fridge, electric stove, microwave, kettle, toaster and basic provisions).

Outdoor facilities include plenty of seating, a shelter (including gas BBQ and picnic table), a camp fire (restricted times), a hammock, a swing and a long drop toilet. A short but steep walk up the hill you can also access the bathroom in our barn as an optional extra (hot shower, towels provided).

Our house is at the top of our 10 acre property, which means you have plenty of privacy (though you may bump into our curious alpaca, Ginger). We have sheep, alpacas, a horse, a rooster and chickens on the property. Local wildlife includes wallabies, deer, wombats, possums, frogs and too many birds to mention.

The van is ideal for a couple, but If you have three or four people in your group the camp has space for your own swags or tent. We can also pitch a tent (including camp mattresses, BYO bedding) to be ready for extra guests on arrival. Please see extras below.

Van in the Valley is a short drive from Melbourne and is also easily accessible by public transport. Take the train to Belgrave station, then hop on the 695 bus for a 10 minute ride to the Glen Park Drive stop - the stop is right beside our driveway. The bus is also handy for trips to Belgrave, Emerald, Cockatoo and Gembrook during your stay. 

Please note that due to the proximity to the pond Van in the Valley is NOT suitable for children under 10 years. 

Check in before 7pm.

Lodging provided
Onsite RV or trailer
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Have a question? Send Tim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Van in the Valley in Victoria.

Forest

Sherbrooke Forest (Dandenong Ranges National Park) is a stone's throw away with short and longer walks.

Lake

Aura Vale Lake, Lysterfield Lake, Cardinia Reservoir, Silvan Reservoir are all nearby.

Mountainous

Situated in the Dandenong Ranges, with the Yarra Ranges nearby.

Field

10 acre property in Cotswold Valley overlooking Sherbrooke forest .

River, stream, or creek

Try your luck catching yabbies or panning for gold in our stream (a tributary of Monbulk Creek).

Waterfall

Sherbrooke Falls, Olinda Falls nearby.

Farm

We have alpacas, sheep, chooks, a rooster and horse on the property.

Driveway

Into top of property

Places to see near Van in the Valley

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Hipcamper Tristan

Great cost caravan experience.

Tristan R.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2022

Beautiful little spot. Clean and cosy caravan. Super cute animals. Most of all friendly, helpful hosts.

Hipcamper Michael

Perfect, 5/5 stay!

Michael P.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2022

Absolutely loved our stay. The host family were really kind and hospitable, and the location was stunning. The actual caravan has everything you need, and was styled beautifully. Overall a really special place, and we’ll be back again for sure!

Hipcamper Tim
Response from Tim, the Host, on April 6th, 2022

Thanks for the kind words You are welcome back anytime. Michael and his partner were excellent guests and left the place clean and tidy. Many thanks

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Hipcamper Aishah

Amazing experience!

Aishah M.
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March 20th, 2022

The stay was absolutely beautiful. Exceeded my expectations and the hosts were so lovely and accomodating. Unfortunately, we had to leave slightly earlier than planned but again, they were so accommodating. I do really hope to come again soon.

Hipcamper Peter
Peter D.
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January 19th, 2022

Lovely little spot to relax and read a book. Well stocked and hosts available for help if need. Would reccomend.

Hipcamper Tim
Response from Tim, the Host, on January 28th, 2022

Fantastic guest , very respectful and left the place near and tidy. Always welcome back!

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Hipcamper Andy

Fantastic host,fantastic location!!

Andy M.
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November 7th, 2021

Fantastic,great host,great location,great facilities.
Would highly recommend and can not say a bad thing about our experience.
Host(Tim) was very helpful and was always available if there was a query.
A 10 out of 5!!…will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Tim
Response from Tim, the Host, on November 8th, 2021

Thanks so much! Sorry the weather wasn’t better for you though. We would love to have you back.

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Property
Van in the Valley
State
Victoria
Country
Australia
AU$130/night
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