This 1850's cottage is located 40 kilometres from Geelong in the township of Shelford. This one bedroom accommodation set on twelve acres offers guests a unique and tranquil experience. Facilities available include breakfast provisions, linen and towels supplied, a queen size bed, optional fold out single bed, open fireplace, Foxtel, heating and cooling, barbecue facilities and pizza oven, claw foot bath and vintage style bikes for cycling. A 45 minute drive from Geelong, 15 minute drive from Bannockburn and a ten minute drive to Inverleigh. Minimum two night stay is required.
Moranghurk Shearer's Quarters
Moranghurk is a 1,035 acre sheep farm between Ballarat and Geelong just over an hour from the West Gate Bridge. The bluestone shearer's quarters accommodates up to 30 people in eight bedrooms in bunk beds. The large kitchen has a wood fired stove and original bread oven as well as modern cooking facilities. The small sitting room has an open fireplace and all rooms face onto a brick courtyard overlooking the Moorabool valley. Activities include tennis and bushwalking. It is ideal for family reunions, small conferences, bushwalkers, cycling groups and suits young and old. Please call for more information.
Barbie May's is a new home built by a master craftsmen in the heart of idyllic Inverleigh which offers luxury country accommodation. The design of the property is based on practicality and versatility and can sleep up to eight people. The whole house is fitted with high quality modern facilities for cooking and relaxing. A large kitchen and pantry is stocked with a range of basics. Milk and sourdough bread are offered to guests for breakfast on their first morning. Beautiful white bed linen adorns the king, queen and four single beds. Eco toiletries pamper guests together with extra fluffy towels. In cooler months, a solid fuel heater will warm your soul and give you a centre piece to snuggle by. The back deck allows you to unwind with plenty of shade and sun. Only metres away from the historical bluestone Inverleigh Hotel this home will be the ideal base to explore the Moorabool Valley, Geelong and Bellarine and even the iconic coastline. Barbie May's is 25 minutes west of Geelong and 80 minutes from Melbourne.
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Ballarat
You will find that while Ramada Resort Ballarat is easy to reach, its warmth and welcome make it very hard to leave. The Goldfields district is home to a vibrant community, tastes to tempt, and historic attractions. Only 90 minutes from the cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne, Ramada Resort Ballarat is a peaceful haven, and the perfect base to explore the heartland of country Victoria. Built in 1878, the striking combination of Victorian and Federation architecture that have attracted its heritage listing are just a part of the reason that the Ramada Resort Ballarat is regarded as one of the region's grandest mansions. With its manicured lawns, picturesque gardens and tree-lined lake surrounded by a beautiful country setting, Ramada Resort Ballarat is the perfect place to relax and get away from the outside world. Experience a vivid recreation of the tumultuous mining era at Sovereign Hill, visit the birthplace of Australian democracy at the Eureka Stockade Centre or catch the gold bug at the Gold Museum. Activities in the area include gold mining district tours, museums, antique shops, walking tours, wineries, lakes and shopping.
220 Grant Street
Sebastopol 3356 VIC
Linton Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Linton Retreat, architecturally designed. Linton Retreat Bed and Breakfast is in the most picturesque location on the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail in a natural bush setting. Linton is one of country Victoria's best kept secrets, located 15 minutes to the nearest major shopping centre Delacombe Town Centre and 30 minutes to the Ballarat city centre. Linton Retreat is easy walking distance to the Linton shops and the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail at your door step. The cottage has wonderful views, peace with double glazed windows and elegant chic furniture. The facilities have all the comforts and technology to support your stay, with two smart televisions, one upstairs and one downstairs, two split systems, one upstairs one downstairs to ensure you are perfectly comfortable during winter and summer. There are two toilets with the first in the main bathroom and the second upstairs. To keep you connected, the property is NBN connected with Wi-Fi. Linton Retreat can sleep up to six with a beautiful king bed upstairs and two double sofa beds available. The lounge upstairs converts into a double bed with a Japanese divider separating the king size bed for privacy and downstairs the lounge converts into another double bed.
La Bella Vita
La Bella Vita offers luxury accommodation on a beautiful landscaped country property on three and a half acres in Batesford, ten minutes west of Geelong. The three bedroom suite comprises three king size bedrooms, a large main bathroom and separate toilet with handbasin and a large television/theatre room with gym equipment and can accommodate one to eight guests. Full cooked breakfasts are included with all bookings. There are two black Mercedes onsite which can be booked for wedding transportation, pick up and drops offs to Avalon Airport, footy drop offs and pick ups at the Cats Stadium. A great venue for bridal groups preparing for weddings (beautiful landscaped gardens available for photography), family holidays/reunions (children very welcome), and those just wanting to relax and enjoy time out. There is a large dining/entertaining alfresco area for guests booked into the Guest Suite. Other accommodation that can be booked separately is a self-contained one bedroom apartment. There is also a separate Queen Room with own ensuite which can be booked if extra accommodation is required (only available by calling La Bella Vita by phone as not listed). Check out the excellent video presented by Eat, Stay & Play on their website.
Rocklea Farm is located 15 minutes from Geelong CBD and 60 minutes from Melbourne and Ballarat. Do not accept walk-ins. Prior bookings only. With ten luxury bell glamping tents, all furnished with array of textural delights conjuring up a whimsical magical getaway from the modern world. Transporting you back to a childhood dream, festoon lighting will drape across the glamping paddock helping set the scene for your night away. Configured with a queen and double beds, bedside tables, hide rugs, occasional chairs and small mirror. All glamping tents will come with fine cotton linen and towels. Glamping tents have mains power connected to each site; if you need power for chargers, hairdryer or any other of life’s necessities you can. Just two minutes to Dog Rocks and Barwon River walking trails, five minutes to the historic Ceres Village and a stones throw from the regions best wineries. The Great Ocean Road is 15 minutes away, Bellarine coastline is 30 minutes away or take a trip into Geelong to visit our amazing local galleries, museums and restaurants. Rocklea Farm can arrange a variety of picnic baskets delivered fresh to your tent each day through one of the local, award winning caterers.
‘T Boshuus - Mudbrick home amongst the trees
Our mud brick home, is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and is bordering on the Enfield State Forest. The 3 bedroom home is an ideal quiet and peaceful escape from urban life, featuring a wood heater, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry with a washing machine. Kangaroos often visit our backyard to feed on the grass. Lots of native birds can be spotted. We had a Tawny Frogmouth nesting near the house and even a visit of a koala, recently.