High country history …

The Mill House. Pic Sarah Nicholson
THERE are not a lot of options when it comes to accommodation in a little spot like Walhalla.

The Star Hotel offers pub-style digs, there are a couple of B&Bs around the place, and those who really want a rustic experience can stay in the shack above the railways station that doesn’t have electricity or hot water.

We spent our one night in Walhalla staying at the Mill House, the historic property recently renovated by two of the hamlet’s more hospitable residents, and it was a delight to sleep on one of the historic destination’s oldest buildings.

The Mill House, which sits on a shelf halfway up the steep slope opposite the vintage rotunda, is the only original miner’s cottage available for rent in Walhalla and the story goes that the manager of the mill that once sat in Stringers Park just across the road used to live in the dwelling.

Owners Scott and Jason – they also run the Wild Cherry B&B further up the hill – have done their research since buying the house a couple of years ago and discovered, during the renovation process, that the floor in the main room is a local hardwood made at the old timber mill.

The Mill House sits on the side of the valley about Walhalla. Pic Sarah Nicholson


What I like … The house is a cozy place to be on a cold day making Walhalla the perfect destination for a  mid-winter break.

What I don’t … Walhalla is a little light on for dinnertime options, but there’s a compact kitchen at The Mill House so take the makings and cook up a feast to eat on the veranda if the weather is agreeable.


The Mill House

 Church Hill Road, Walhalla – Australia … walhallamillhouse.com.au

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