Joseph's Cottage

Maldon, Australia
  based on 14 reviews
  •   6
  •   3
  • SQM 90
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Built in the 1860s, Joseph's Cottage retains the original character and charm of a goldfields miner's cottage whilst providing all the modern indulgences you'll require for your country escape.

Perfect for a couple's romantic getaway, or for a larger group get-together - Joseph's offers a standout self-contained accommodation experience.  

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge room with an open fire place and leather couches, and a fully equipped kitchen featuring a combustion stove and a modern smeg oven. The house has been stylishly furnished throughout with antiques, collectibles and vintage homewares, and with high-quality bed linen and towels. 

The cottage is set in a large, well-tended country garden; step onto the large outdoor dining deck, meander through the fruit and berry orchard, down the path through the veggie and herb patches to the henhouse at the bottom of the garden. Enjoy the ambiance of the sunken fire pit, the outdoor barbeque and even a Texan smoker! 

Located close to the Victorian Goldfields Railway Steam Train, Joseph's is just a short stroll to the main street. It's a perfect base to enjoy the town's historic streetscape and goldfields' heritage, as well as antique stores, cafes and galleries. Mount Tarrengower offers walking, hiking and bike trails, and Cairn Curran Reservoir offers swimming, fishing and picnic spots. Castlemaine is 15 minutes away; or enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive to Daylesford, Kyneton, Clunes or Bendigo. 

Additional touches: bottle of local wine; fresh flowers; seasonal garden fruit, herbs and veggies for picking; hen eggs for collection when girls are laying!  

Minimum two-night stay. 

This accommodation is not suitable for children, or people with limited mobility. 

Pets and parties are not permitted.


Furnished with antique and vintage homewares throughout

Fully equipped kitchen with smeg oven, fridge, microwave and essential appliances; essential cooking condiments provided; tea and coffee selection

High-quality bed linen and towels; soaps and toiletries

iPod dock with Bluetooth, CD and FM radio

Smart television 

Small library of books, magazines, CDs 

Open fire with plentiful wood supply

Reverse cycle heating/cooling, bedroom radiator heaters provide additional winter warmth if required 

Bathroom with clawfoot bath and overhead shower; hairdryer; second bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet and laundry 

Outdoor entertaining and cooking areas: gas bbq, sunken firepit, Texan smoker 

Flower, herb and veggie gardens; orchard; hen house


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Stereo system, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden, Fire pit, Fully Fenced
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Low allergen environment, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm, Texan Smoker
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

8 Reef St , Maldon, 3463, Australia


based on 14 reviews
Haack family (Joseph's Cottage)
Nostalgic and spacious

Joseph's Cottage was just perfect for us. Beautifully decorated with interesting pieces of nostalgia and the mod cons you need as well. There was space for all the family with the bonus of beautiful outdoor spaces to explore or sit with a cuppa. Thanks for having us.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2021

Cherie (Melbourne)
Gorgeous cottage, great location

We had a lovely time in this delightful, clean and well serviced cottage. Perfect winter weekend getaway enjoying Maldon and relaxing by the fire. Jamie was very helpful!

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2020

Tara Robertson (Blackburn )

We had a fabulous weekend away with the girls at Joseph’s Cottage. It had everything we needed, beds were comfortable and we loved the couches by the fire. We were so well looked after by Jamie. We’ll be back!

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Andre, Michelle, Ali and Andre (South Australia)
Perfect winter holiday

Perfect location and such attention to detail. We enjoyed 5 winter days in Maldon exploring the area and returning in the afternoons were able to relax in comfort by the open fire place with a glass of wine. From our initial booking the cottage with Jamie and during our stay everything was of the highest standard. We will definitely be back again and highly recommend Maldon Getaways. Already planning our next trip to Maldon to try out another one of the Maldon Getaways properties.

Group  |  stayed in 6/2019

Sally Goedheer (Melbourne)
Serenity plus

We had a fantastic few days away with extended family. It was beautiful wandering around the gardens admiring the fruit trees, vegetable garden and chicken coup. Provided many hours of mindless entertainment - just what we needed ! There were so many thoughtful little touches to make our stay perfect. From the bottle of local Shiraz, to the comfy and well appointed bedrooms. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Jamie for being such a responsive and approachable host.

Group  |  stayed in 1/2019

Ken (Melbourne)
Relaxing country stay

We had an amazing time at Joseph Cottage! It was the perfect place to come and unwind (especially after coming straight from an international flight). My parents came along; we picked eggs in the morning for breakfast and cooked a couple of meals for quiet nights in. The house was well equipped for cooking, plenty of space (indoor and outdoor) for us to have quiet down time and great night sleeps. Thank you for the stay!

Group  |  stayed in 12/2018

Lindy (Joseph’s Cottage)
Fabulous Weekend

Joseph’s Cottage is divine. Perfectly located with a gorgeous stroll into the centre of Maldon. Beautifully set up. Miner’s cottage charm yet comfortable with modern indulgences. What a shame to have to come home again after a perfect weekend. Special thanks to Jamie. So easy and pleasant to deal with. We’ll be back!! Thank you.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Angela, Vicki & Shannon (Melbourne)
It's All In The Detail

A wonderful place to stay for the weekend and enjoy the slow life. Delightful gardens, quiet deck to take in the sun, a Pimm's and some cheese, very comfortable & clean cottage with many interesting features. Recommend paying extra for the additional shower, WC & laundry. Easy walk to town centre. We loved our getaway and would love to stay again.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

A trip back in time!

A delightful cottage in a peaceful garden setting. Comfortable beds, exceptionally clean, well appointed furnishings, and lots of lovely "little extras" including fresh herbs and eggs!

Group  |  stayed in 9/2018

Maria, Jacinta and Anne (Australia)
Thoroughly enjoyed

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Joseph's Cottage. Charming, well appointed and comfortable accommodation with thoughtful 'little extras'. Great to find a place that actually looked like the photos on the website! Many thanks, Maria, Jacinta and Anne

Group  |  stayed in 9/2018

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