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CASTLEMAINE - 82 Duke Street

Redhaus Artist Cottage

Close to coffee and handmade markets meet Redhaus Artist Cottage, a Victorian suffragette with a bohemian worldview. Behind iron lacework she'll strut her social ethos, have you share a bed with rhinos, populate your dreams with art. The rooftop solar, garden surrounds, antique books & yoga mats, kettle-gongs and writers tools are there to nourish earth, mind and spirit. Redhaus welcomes artist residencies, cycling enthusiasts or seekers of stillness & retreat.
Oh Rothaus - if looks could kill:
Quirky aesthetics define the interior, the floor is rough, the chairs are few, the walls argue with one another leaving a lacunae worthy of Doctor Who. But the tea service is vintage, the milk jug handmade and the bathroom (real bath) is a tongue-in-cheek gold-encrusted blue.
This 2 bedroom workers cottage offers two bedrooms, or bedroom and formal lounge, plus living room, sunny eat in kitchen, laundry, bathroom, separate toilet and gardens with back and front verandahs.
The RHINO RHOOM a dedicated bedroom populated with rhino effigies, dominated by a deep plush mattress 4 luxury pillows, r.c. air conditioning and a gorgeous sun-drenched garden view.
The GALLERY ROOM, spacious 16sq metres with a generous daybed in sitting room mode converting to single or queen size bedroom features Morroccan wire work and colonial pressed tin decor. A changing exhibition of artwork on the walls turn this room into a pop-up gallery if ever bookings get too low.
Greenhaus - the earth and you:
All new interior paint is Low VOC for your wellbeing. Solar panels augment grid power, gas for all things hot, and much as we aspire to passive thermal it is nigh on unachievable in a solid masonry colonial with original features like this. At least the air-con is 5 star rated and more passive solutions will be added as we can.
Natural cruelty-free organic products are supplied In the bathroom kitchen and laundry along with natural vinegar, bicarb soda and recycled p.e.t. microfibre cleaning cloths. We expect you will want to use your own shampoos. Who Gives a Crap supply our paper products - each roll supporting clean water projects where its needed in the world. And we proudly support ethical locals, such as Hepburn Spa natural local mineral water.
Radiohaus - the wifi:
We provide unlimited wifi service at 2.5 & 5 Ghz (thanks to the infamous Australian fibre-to-the-where-exactly NBN service. Let me know of you have issues with the speeds, so we can vote accordingly in the next election). You will find a usb hub with popular charging cables and a JBL portable bluetooth speaker to augment your devices.
The main bedroom Rhino Room has its own security deadlock. The Gallery room gets an artisan made recycled timber lockbox with self select combination code padlock to secure your things of value. The studio is a self contained lockable space with its own private key-locked entry.
With your wholistic creative objectives in mind, we' ve left you some yoga mats, musical instruments, books, and information on art galleries and cultural events. There are great opportunities for En Plein Air painting round the historic streetscapes and rural outlooks.
Generous garden surroundings offer great picnic and reading spots, and these are cared for by a wonderful retired teacher and neighbour, Dianne. If you see her on her daily watering rounds she's also a great source of local information, (or gossip if you want to go there. Its a toggle tap tho, be advised.)
Breakfast is right across the road at Grists bakery - great coffee and pastries - but only until 3pm if your lucky and Never on Sunday. Our sunny kitchen includes microwave, pod coffee maker, toaster, full gas stove with oven, a wok, a huge Javanese mortar and pestle, and all the utensils you should need. Please note in funny old Castlemaine food ceases to be available in town after 8:15 except at the supermarket which mostly closes at 9pm so hit up the gorgeous wineries and food markets early for supplies if you are a night owl. More info on my fave places are on the info shelves - but check 'This Little Piggy' in Barker st for Asian supplies if you ever find it open!
There is a washing machine for your laundry. Just hang it out to dry on Australia's iconic Hill's Hoist out the back. An iron is provided and that yellow step stool is a depression era ironing board! Tilt the back and lock. . Its small but darn cute and does the job. Make sure to use the cover provided though.
For Heating & cooling, there is a split system reverse cycle air conditioner in the Rhino Rhoom, gas space heaters in the living room and studio and a portable personal fan for your comfort.
With bus stop and post box right out the front, Redhaus is convenient and accessible precisely because it is on the main highway into Castlemaine from Melbourne. Traffic is sedate but constant letting up only in the wee hours. Fabulously tho its just 1.2 km to two handmade markets in both directions, and barely a few steps further to reach the town hub, wine bars, cafes, art galleries , cinema and supermarkets. 5 km will get you to an idyllic natural bathing spot on the reservoir - via chewton and turn left, it shows up on gps maps.
Off street uncovered parking is available and can accommodate 2 vehicles easily. Additional parking in the street is also available
We know you will love the community and values in historic Castlemaine and the special vibe at Redhaus Artist Cottage & studio. Zebronky the zebra donkey says "Come and stay!".
The property offers free off street parking within the private grounds. Minimum two night stay.

Please note the property does not accept payments with American Express credit cards. There is a 1.8% charge when you pay with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.

Please note that the property does not have a reception. A confirmation email will be sent from Castlemaine Property Group.
Keys are to be collected from the Castlemaine Property Group office located at 56 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine during office hours or from the key safe on the property if arranged prior.

Office hours are:
Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 17:00
Saturday - 08:30 to 14:30

Please inform our office of your expected arrival time. If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please inform Castlemaine Property Group in advance.
If you have made a last minute booking please contact us directly, contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests have exclusive use of the house and surrounding yard during their stay.

Features include

  • Heating, Fully Furnished, Air Conditioning, Polished Floorboards
  • Furnished: Yes
  • Construction: Brick



By appointment

  • For Lease
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Available: From $120 per night

Agent Information

Holiday Rentals
m: 0428164027