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Franklin Cottage - Sassafras

  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
  • Franklin Sassafras
Hamptons style in Sassafras Perfect for Couples Perfect mountain hideaway

This gorgeous country cottage is straight out of the Hampton's from the moment you turn up the meandering driveway. The front veranda welcomes you into the spacious, luxuriously appointed open plan living room with a wood burning fire (and airconditioning). Push back the Plantation shutters for views to the garden and pony paddock - you'll know you are really on holiday!

The king size bed is adjacent to the living room and can be closed off by sliding plantation doors if you choose - or simply enjoy the space and light and views out the windows. A beautiful bathroom offers you an indulgent deep slipper bath, a walk in shower and beautiful window - again with Plantation shutters you can open up the windows and your loved one can pass you a glass of bubbly while you loll in the bath. Perfect!

The hallway hides a full laundry ready for you if required and this leads you into the beautifully equipped kitchen with a built in bench seat, lovely dining table, and full cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. From here you can also wander onto the back veranda where chairs are placed for you to enjoy your time in the morning sun sipping your coffee.

Hide away from the world in total peace and privacy and only 5 minutes from Sassafras village and all the lovely walks of the Dandenongs.

Experience The Franklin Sassafras

Pricing for Franklin Sassafras

A Two Night minimum applies on weekends.
Two Nights Midweek $550
Two Nights Weekend $630
PLEASE NOTE: A single night supplement applies to one night bookings. A 10% discount applies to 5 night stays or more.
Check-in from 2.30pm   Check-out by 11.30am
ADD a One Hour Early Check-in or Late Check-out for $30 per hour when you book.
  • Continental Breakfast Basket from The Sassafras Providore

Continental Breakfast Basket

The Sassafras Providore will provide you with a delicious selection of produce for up to two mornings of your stay, including The Sassafras Providore muesli and winter oats (if staying more than one night), milk and juice, locally baked multi-grain bread, butter and preserves, ground coffee, leaf tea and some delicious Sassafras Providore sweet treats.

This Breakfast Basket will be waiting in your accommodation with our compliments and is sufficient for up to two mornings for the number of guests staying.

  • Hills Breakfast Basket from The Sassafras Providore

Upgrade with the Hills Breakfast Basket

The perfect addition to your Continental Breakfast Basket, The Hills Breakfast Basket includes free range eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, Sassafras Providore's own tomato relish, raspberry and coconut muffins and hot chocolate.

$40 per couple, per morning.

Staying more than two nights? Add one of these breakfast options to your stay when you book. To add to an existing booking, use the form below or call 1300 48 84 48.

  • The Bakers Box from The Sassafras Providore

Bakers Box

The Bakers Box is a delicious selection of baked goods including French croissants with Sassafras Providore mixed berry jam, raspberry and coconut muffins, a loaf of locally baked multi-grain bread, butter and Yarra Valley box honey, milk and juice.

$35 per couple, per morning.

  • The Country Breakfast Basket from the The Sassafras Providore

Country Breakfast Basket

The Country Breakfast Basket is created for you using locally sourced produce by The Sassafras Providore. It includes free range eggs, bacon, locally baked multi-grain bread, mushrooms, tomatoes and The Sassafras Providore's own tomato relish. Fresh juice, milk and hot chocolate and pancake mix with fresh mixed berries.

$50 per couple, per morning.

  • The High Tea Breakfast

High Tea Breakfast

Looking for a truly unique experience for a special occasion? Try The Sassafras Providore High Tea breakfast. Your breakfast will be delivered and set up on your dining room table by our chef. You will be treated to a selection of pastries, eggs, pancakes and many more delights served on a traditional three tier stand and accompanied by all the glamour of a High Tea occasion. PLEASE NOTE: The High Tea Breakfast is not available between 10th Dec - 13th Jan.

$65 per person.

Add a Package, Massage or some Special Extras to your booking

We have a range of packages and extras to make your stay even more special. Maybe you want to surprise your partner or just have the convenience of having a platter waiting for you when you arrive.

All extras are placed in your accommodation on the first day of your stay and can be added during the booking process.
You can also call 1300 48 84 48 to add them to an existing booking.

  • PAMPER yourselves with a Spa Treatment or Massage in the comfort of your accommodation See here >
  • ADD something special to your booking like a picnic hampers, antipasto platter, wine or flowers See here >
  • SAVE with a specially priced package of extras to add to your stay See here >
  • SAVE with a special offer on your accommodation See here >

Want to arrive a little earlier or leave a little later? Book a guaranteed early check-in or late check-out for $30 per hour.

Sorry, but this accommodation does not allow pets but we do have other properties that welcome your pet.

PLEASE NOTE: The lighting of the wood burning fires in properties will be prohibited from the beginning of the declared fire danger season (normally mid December) to the end of February. It is also prohibited on all days of Total Fire Ban at any time of the year. Please see If there is no wood and kindling provided at your property, it will be because of this policy. The collecting and burning of twigs, leaves and branches from outside your property is strictly forbidden at anytime.

Payment Options

We accept Visa (2% surcharge), Mastercard (2% surcharge), American Express 3.5% surcharge) or the fee free option of a Bank Transfer.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking. All bookings are to be paid in full 2 weeks prior to your stay.

Bond Payments Required at Check-in

When you arrive to check-in you will be asked to supply photo ID and also a $150 Pre-authorisation Bond for your stay. For our larger properties, Beechmont, Moulton Park Homestead and Boyanda the bond required is $500. This Bond is for a fund reserved on your credit card for up to 5 working days. If you choose to use a debit card for your Bond, the funds will be taken from the card, held in reserve by the bank, and then refunded in 5 working days. Once our housekeepers have been to the property, found the house looking beautiful and no damage or minibar used (only some properties), your bond can be released before 5 days.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your booking you must let us know in writing at [email protected] Please include booking name, Booking ID, property name & reason for cancelling. Please note that we have a no refund policy however, if the cancelled property is able to be re-booked for the same dates, a credit voucher (coupon) for the total deposit paid less a minimum $75 administration fee will be issued. If the cancelled property is not able to be re-booked for the same dates, the following cancellation fees apply:
1. Cancellation notified 30 days or more prior to arrival - 25% of the total rate
2. Cancellation notified 15-29 days prior to your arrival - 50% of the total rate
3. Cancellation notified 14 days or less prior to arrival - 100% of the total rate
In all instances the booking fees and processing fees are non-refundable.
Any funds remaining after the deduction of cancellation, administration and booking fees will be distributed in the form of a credit voucher with 6 months validity.
Variations to an existing booking will be accommodated where possible, however, if the variation request is not available and the booking does not proceed as a result of the requested variation, the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited (subject to the conditions above).

Amendments to Bookings

Amendments made to booking dates will incur a minimum administration fee of $75.

Additional Guests

Some of our Accommodation options offer additional bedrooms. In every case there is a charge for use of that bedroom. Rates are set out in the pricing tables for each Accommodation.


We welcome children and family stays, but need to discuss your requirements before allocating the cottage. We have children's DVDs and toys available to make their stay enjoyable and a portable cot is available for a charge of $10.


Properties that indicate that they are pet friendly are happy to accommodate well behaved and controlled pets by arrangement. A pet fee of $50 is applicable. You will be asked to bring your own pet bedding and to clean up after your pet.

Properties with wood burning fires

The lighting of the wood burning fires in properties will be prohibited from the beginning of the declared fire danger season (normally mid December) to the end of February. It is also prohibited on all days of Total Fire Ban at any time of the year. Please see If there is no wood and kindling provided at your property, it will be because of this policy. The collecting and burning of twigs, leaves and branches from outside your property is strictly forbidden at anytime.

Damage & Property left in bad condition

Any unusual damage to the properties by guest (or their friends visiting), children and pets will be charged. Additional cleaning costs will be charged at $60 ph if we need to hire an extra housekeeper. Damages - especially those not reported - to linen, crockery, floors, furniture, building, burns from fire or candles will be charged at the rate it costs Valley Ranges Getaways management to have the damage repaired. We apologise for needing to add this clause, but 2 bad experiences have ruined our 21 years of generous goodwill.

Fire Season


Historically our villages have seldom been severely affected by bushfires. However, we need to remain vigilant to the possibility that, given extreme weather conditions, we could be exposed to danger.

To secure your safety we have adopted certain measures to ensure you can feel free to plan your stay with us at Valley Ranges Getaways.

COMMUNICATION: When you make your booking we have your telephone and mobile numbers and your email address. We shall be constantly monitoring the warning codes issued by the CFA during summer and in the event a threat is predicted that indicates extreme conditions occurring during the days you have chosen to stay, we shall advise you immediately.

PRE PAID BOOKINGS: At the time of booking you will have paid a deposit, or perhaps the entire fee for your stay. In the event you are prevented from staying with us on the days chosen, due to extreme weather conditions, we shall hold your pre-payment as a credit against your visit with us on a future occasion within the next 6 months. You will be supplied with a Coupon for this service.

Should your circumstances be such that you are unable to use your accommodation within the 6 month period, the amount of your pre-payment will be fully refunded (less a $75 cancellation fee to cover expenses).

In the event we are able to offer accommodation within the 6 month period, but you elect not to proceed with the booking, the amount of your deposit only will be retained.

Our full terms and conditions can be viewed at: Valley Ranges Getaways

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