‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.