In March 2021 we purchased and became the very proud new owners of Kiewa Country Cottages. We moved from Jan Juc on Victoria's Surf Coast where we had lived and raised a family for 20 years. Andy previously worked in the film and television industry as a Sound Engineer (and has been with Mt Buller Ski Patrol for over 40 years) and Jenny worked in a bookshop and also as a full time artist.
The cottages were designed and built by Jenny's parents, Keith and Margaret Smith, in 1981. When the cottages came on the market late last year, we decided it was time for an exciting new chapter in our lives and time for a "tree change" and to move back "home".
Jenny's parents had a vision for quality, family friendly accommodation in the beautiful natural bushland setting with unique creek frontage on Simmonds Creek Road and they created and very successfully operated the cottages until 1989.
We have a passion for the mountains and Victoria's High Country, with our family loving skiing and the snow, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and fly fishing.
We have big plans for the cottages. We are currently rejuvenating the cottages and their surroundings and adding our own style!
As of November 2021, we have refurbished the cottages with:
- new window blinds, new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, new soft furnishings (doonas, linen, cushions etc) new artworks on the walls, new kitchen utensils, new outdoor furniture for the private verandahs, updated the outdoor BBQ area, installed small pull out clotheslines in each cottage, new pool shed, rejuvenated the garden and built a guest fire-pit area and we will have a playground "Nest Swing" (for children and adults to use!) installed by Christmas 2021.
- We have many more new additions and refurbishments planned!