Just twelve minutes from Castlemaine this cottage offers a private and secluded location. It sits on a 75 acre property of box-ironbark bushland and grazing paddocks and is located comfortably along the ridge away from the main house. There are views in every direction. Solid local sandstone walls, insulation and double glazing make the cottage snug in winter and pleasant in summer. In winter sunshine streams through the north facing windows and during summer months a canopy and grapevines shade the windows and the patio. Nature lovers can enjoy the local wildlife in the cottage garden and in the bush. For the environmentally conscious, the whole property is off-grid solar and self-sufficient with its own rainwater supply which also means no power or water bills for renters. The cottage is small in size but big in atmosphere. With one bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom and a dining/living area, it is ideal for a single person or a couple. The cottage is offered unfurnished. Outgoings for tenants include gas for cooking and hot water, wood for the wood heater, your own phone, and NBN fees. Wireless NBN equipment is installed and renters will need to arrange with a service provider for an account and a modem. NBN, phone and TV reception are good. There is a carport for your vehicle or bikes. 12 month lease.