Nestled within the beautiful gardens of Tara Homestead, a 160 year old family home in the heart of Guildford, south of Castlemaine in the Victorian gold fields region, are two thoroughly charming fully self contained cottages.

You'll be greeted by hosts Bill and Toni who will guide you through the restful gardens to your private oasis. A welcome plater including home made bread, a selection of cheeses and dips will be served on the patio overlooking the gardens. Enjoy watching the prolific birdlife around the garden and dam, in gardens reminiscent of another era.

The shuttered cottages are beautifully appointed with terracotta floors and mediterranean styling, with queen size beds that are beyond comfortable. During the winter you can watch the glowing embers from your own wood stove.

An enormous breakfast basket is provided for you to make your selection from and you can either cook inside, in well appointed kitchen or on the deck at the bbq provided.

Toni would be delighted to show you through the house which is being lovingly restored to it's former elegance. The driveway shows off formal gardens with a circular drive that brings you to the steps of the house. A wide veranda overlooking the gardens offers a sunlit alternative for morning coffee. The grand entrance leads to formal dining room that seats twelve and is overlooked by the most wonderful antique mirror. There's a formal living room, four bedrooms and a country style kitchen that invites you to sit and chat for a while.

For those city dwellers who like to spend time in the garden you'll find this a restful, revitalising retreat that will allow you to forget the stresses of city life.

Beautiful Country Gardens

There is a sense of country elegance in this well known Guildford property. At Winter time the frosty mornings and clean crisp air surounds you. Waking up in the cosy cottages is nothing short of a fairy tale experience.
Now with summer here it is very relaxing to sit under the trees near the dam with a wine in hand and enjoying the delicious platter with dips and cheeses.

Individual Cottages

The cottages ooze French provincial charm with their terracotta floors, shutters and log fires. Both fitted out with a queen size bed and double sofa bed, spacious bathroom and self contained kitchenette, ensuring the highest standards of modern accommodation whilst maintaining old world charm. Bar b que facilities also available.

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Tara B & B is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many thanks to Toni who showed us and our two kids wonderful hospitality. A beautiful welcoming platter of dips, cheeses and crackers. The cottage has lovely rustic charm with all the modern conveniences. Very clean, every detail thought of, with very high quality. We all enjoyed the breaky hamper with the many lovely goodies in it!! 10/10!!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house. Cottage & garden very attractive. Good home made bread included with b.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow very cozysupplied with great deal of food for breakfast. very welcoming people including their dog greeting us at the door in the morning. sounded by a beautiful garden go back there again thanks to Toni and shagge
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent in every way would have no hesitation in staying there again Toni was a great host
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We absolutely loved Tara B&B and Guildford. We will be back. Many thanks Toni. Sophie & Luke
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many thanks Toni for a lovely stay. Tara was just what we needed and more beautiful than we expected. The food on arrival was so thoughful and delicious and the kids loved setting up for breakfast in the morning. That fruit compote was AMAZING and everyone thanks you for providing mummy with coffee-you really thought of everything!! It all made for a wonderful family get away. Warm wishes from the Donohue family x
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic place to stay - very welcoming and cosy in winter months. Brilliant breaky -homemade muesli + compote, bacon, eggs, tomato, sausages and yummy homemade bread. B&B was spotless, with very comfy bed and lovely outlook onto gardens. Toni was very friendly and accommodating to our 3 kids, and gave us a great recommendation for a local pub for dinner. Only 10min out of Castlemaine and 25min from Daylesford. Would thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2014-03-24


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking

Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Each cottage has a sofa bed
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Pets allowed
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access
each cottage has a queen size bed and a double sofa lounge


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $165 $330 $1000 1 $50 $20
* $145 $330 $900 1 $50 $20
* $165 $330 $1000 1 $50 $20

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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