Bright Glade

Bright Glade at Yanakie offers a breathtaking dress circle panorama across farm paddocks towards Corner Inlet and the peaks of Wilsons Promontory, along with comfortable, secluded and very peaceful accommodation for up to seven people, with all bed linen and bath towels supplied.

`Bright Glade` is the English translation of `Yasnaya Polyana`, the name of the the home of Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He was born at Yasnaya Polyana, his wife Sonia gave birth to their 13 children there, he wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina there, and he also is buried there.

Tolstoy described Yasnaya Polyana as the only place where he felt really at peace.

Like Tolstoy`s home, Bright Glade is surrounded by rural land, with a long driveway leading down past a post-and-rail fenced paddock and Australian native trees and shrubs to the house itself and a nearby self-contained bungalow that sleeps two people.

Bright Glade`s garden is full of colour and fragrance, with lawns, a timber deck and brick terrace set with outdoor furniture positioned to take best advantage of the wonderful views. There are hammocks available, a carport table tennis table and equipment for badminton and backyard cricket.

There is also a gas barbecue on the sheltered side of the house, and a dam for fishing. The dam is not fenced off, so little children need to be supervised at all times.

The living/dining area has an elevated cathedral ceiling with wood beams, a wood fire and hydronic heating, a ceiling fan, a colour television with DVD and video players and a stereo system and CDs. Next to the living room, and opening out onto the deck, is a cosy sun room.

All around there are full-height picture windows framing the superb view.

Bright Glade`s kitchen is equipped with a gas hob and an electric oven, a double sink, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave oven, a toaster and a kettle and a full array of crockery, cutlery and cooking and serving utensils. There is a bean grinding coffee machine or you can make plunger coffee.
Tea towels, dish detergent and cleaning products are provided.

The tiled bathroom/laundry features a hand basin and a shower cubicle, washing machine and a separate toilet next door.

There are two bedrooms in the main house at Bright Glade, with accommodation for two more guests in the separate cabin.
The master bedroom has a queen bed and a full-height window to capture the view.
The second bedroom has single bunk beds and a single bed.
All bedding including electric blankets, bed linen and bath towels are supplied. Please BYO beach towels.

The cabin, built from radial-sawn timber, has a double bed, a kitchenette with a sink, a kettle and toaster and a bar fridge, and a separate bathroom with a shower , a hand basin and a toilet.

Your pet is welcome at Bright Glade, with the understanding that it must be kept under effective control at all times and not sleep on the beds or climb onto the furniture. Also, there are no fences separating the garden from the bush, or from the neighbours.
You are honour-bound to clean up thoroughly after your pet both inside and out.

Please also note that pets are not allowed into Wilsons Promontory National Park at any time. This means that if you want to go into the Prom, someone has to stay home at the holiday house with the pet.

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About the location

Yanakie really is central to the best that South Gippsland has to offer, such as hiking in Wilsons Promontory National Park, fishing in Corner Inlet, windsurfing at Shallow Inlet, swimming and surfing at Sandy Point and Waratah Bay, exploring the picturesque townships of Foster, Fish Creek, Port Franklin, Toora and Walkerville, and experiencing the grandeur of the Strzelecki Ranges.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of exchange

  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Yanakie (HE43001)

Victoria,   Australia

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 9) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Adults: 6      Children: 0

Membership expiry date: 07 Apr 2025

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