Nestled alongside the Tarra River near Yarram the Eilean Donan gardens are one of the region’s most important; from an historical point of view and for their sheer beauty.
The Eilean Donan gardens were established in 1911 by the young married couple, the McKenzies. W.H.McKenzie and his new bride Amy bought the property and called it ‘Eilean Donan,’ meaning Island of Donan, after a Scottish connection.
Early in the 1940s Italian stonemason Peter Moresco constructed the stone fence running along the front of the property, the front gate pillars and four flights of steps to the river. He was also responsible for the beautiful stonework at Tarra Valley National Park, and at the Tarra Falls.
Touring the garden there is the ever-present sound of the flowing river and the hum of the bees that swarm over the wisteria and among the hundreds of flowering plants.
The historic country house is fully self contained, combining old world charm with modern convenience. Perfect for relaxing, the lounge features an open fireplace, piano and picturesque view of the garden. The house overlooks the Tarra River which in summer makes for a perfect way to cool off on those warmer days. In the lounge an open fireplace adds to a cosy country atmosphere. The 3 double bedrooms are spacious and complete with en-suites and have access to beautiful garden views from private balconies.
As a self contained accommodation the house lends it self perfectly fitting to cater to both families and group stays as well as individual accommodation.