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.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice and relaxing The cottage was very lovely and quiet, the hamper on arrival had everything we needed and our hosts were delightful. A very relaxing stay.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So relaxing and friendly. I came up for a weekends r&r and was so touched by the small details. The food in the fridge, the comfortable and yet luxurious feeling bed. It was a perfect mini-getaway for me. And the owner was friendly and I got the sense I was visiting family or friends. Would recommend.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from total relaxation Beautiful gardens, loved the chucks, cottage nice warm and cosy for us two. Nice reception with platter. Friendly host toni and sister.Nice breakfast. Comfortable bed with quality linen. we stayed an extra day and canceled our overnight stay back home.Definitely worth to come back for. Only recommend it for two people, due to size. Nick & Leonie
Date published: 2014-07-27
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: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house. Cottage & garden very attractive. Good home made bread included with b.
Date published: 2013-02-11
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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)
* $155 $330 $900 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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