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Cedar Cottage

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, open fireplace, Foxtel, heating and cooling, barbecue facilities, 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.

1741 Bannockburn-Shelford Road
Shelford 3329 VIC
Phone 0408595093
Website
Email cedarcottage1850@gmail.com

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Moranghurk

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.

3320 Midland Highway
Shearers Quarters
Lethbridge 3332 VIC
Phone 0439819675
Website www.moranghurk.com
Email rewilkie@bigpond.com

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Barunah Plains Station - Cool Cottage

Right in the heart of the stunning acreage of the Baranuh Plains Station you will find Cool Cottage. A luxurious getaway in the Western District, at Cool Cottage you will feel truly hidden away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether your dream getaway involves snuggling up indoors to read a book by the open fire, exploring the neighbouring food and wine region, enjoying a picnic on the grounds of the working farm, sitting by the Warrambine Creek searching for the resident platypus, visiting the nearby Great Ocean Road or simply relaxing on the cottage verandah while breathing in the fresh country air – there’s something for all to enjoy.

4484 Hamilton Highway
Hesse 3321 VIC
Phone 0409158706
Website
Email ali@canny.com.au

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Sage Farm Stays

Located in Bannockburn, boasting stunning views of the Moorabool valley, Sage Farm Stay features accommodation surrounded by award-winning wineries and is only a 20 minute drive from Geelong's waterfront. The property is also home to Australian native animals, lucky guests can see platypus in the river at certain times. With heaps to see and do on the farm such as: self guided farm tours, Moorabool river walks, fresh eggs from the chook-house and pick your own dinner from the veggie garden. Shop at the on-farm store with a wide variety of paddock to plate produce from the on-farm Artisan Butchery and locally sourced products. Sage Farm Stays is only a 35 minutes to Werribee Open Range Zoo, 40-minutes to Ballarat Wildlife Park, 45 minutes to Torquay Beach and 65-minutes drive to Melbourne Zoo. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away, a family holiday with the kids or a getaway with friends, with truly stunning views of the Moorabool valley, Sage Farm Stay is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Golden Plains.

2430 Midland Highway
Bannockburn 3331 VIC
Phone 0428795663
Website
Email chris@sagebeef.com.au

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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
Phone 0353375337
Website https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/ballarat-australia/ramada-resort-ballarat/overview
Email reservations@ramadaballarat.com.au

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Chillcrest

Chillcrest is nearly forty acres of private bush land, paddocks and billabongs surrounded by State Forest and Australian native bush land as far as the eye can see. The property is super peaceful. Enjoy a picnic next to one of the billabongs, among the trees, or enjoy the tables and chairs near Lady - the 1969 Leyland motor home onsite and watch the sunset over the tree tops. Camp anywhere you like within safe camping zone and grab your own peaceful spot in the bush during the daytime or spoil yourself by booking out the glamping options. Get ready to relax and explore or watch the pet sheep and alpaca graze in the paddocks. Do you need to relax, rest and get your mind back? Numbers limited.

396 Smythesdale-Snake Valley Road
Rosemary Cottage
Hillcrest 3351 VIC
Phone 0413304733
Website www.chillcrest.com.au
Email info@chillcrest.com.au

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Linton Retreat

Linton Retreat is in the most picturesque location on the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail. 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 offers our guests a contemporary peaceful accommodation in a wonderful bush setting, 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 beds for privacy and downstairs the lounge converts into another double bed.

57 Linton-Mortchup Road
Linton 3360 VIC
Phone 0439343475
Website www.lintonretreat.com
Email lintonretreat@gmail.com

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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. Enjoy host cooked full breakfasts with bookings plus other meals by arrangement. Suitable for romantic getaways and family holidays. A great venue for bridal pre-wedding get togethers, with a large entertaining alfresco area and area suitable for wedding photography.

8 Fleurs Lane
Batesford 3234 VIC
Phone 0418814111
Website www.labellavita.net.au
Email joanbishop111@gmail.com

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