Blauvelt Park was originally built as the manse for the Thomson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Terang. It dates from the 1870s and sits in eight acres of garden where there is an established cypress maze, rose gardens and a birch labyrinth.
It is is available as holiday accommodation and can also be let for weddings, parties and other events.
Pets are welcome pending approval by the owners.
Fully renovated, the house comprises a main hall; drawing room; library; TV room; formal and informal dining rooms; modern kitchen; separate laundry/boot room; two bathrooms and five bedrooms that can sleep ten people. There is also capacity for an extra two people on a sofa bed in the main bedroom.
All beds are queen size and all bedding is provided including goose down pillows and doonas, as well as bed linen.
The library is a quiet refuge with well over 3,000 fiction and non-fiction volumes spanning a range of styles and topics. There are also jigsaws, board and card games for those cold Winter nights.
The drawing room has a large bay window and French doors that give access directly to the garden and is a cool and restful place on Summer evenings.
The formal dining room seats 10 people and is a lovely room for evening dining with the French doors open to the garden.
The TV room has a wood burning fire, a large TV and DVD player. There is a library of 300 or so DVDs to suit all tastes.
The kitchen is a fully functional family kitchen with all of the appliances that would be expected at home. There are three ovens, a microwave and dishwasher. Teas, coffee, spreads and all the essential culinary and cooking requirements are provided in the fully stocked pantry.
There are two bathrooms - both with claw foot baths and separate showers. Towels and toiletries are provided.
The house is hydronically and electrically heated and there are wood buring fires in the TV room and the Main Hall.
A sheltered north facing courtyard provides a sheltered area for relaxing to the sound of a trickling fountain.
Located on the outskirts of Terang, the house is within easy walking distance of the town centre. The local golf course and swimming pool are across the road, as is the entrance to the Terang Lions Lake Walk 4.5km, which follows the edge of the dry Lake Terang and includes beautiful views of the town and the district from the hills on the far side of the lake.
Blauvelt Park is a two hour drive from Melbourne. At the heart of the Western District, it is central to all that the area has to offer. Warrnambool is 30 minutes away and Port Fairy a further 20 minutes from there. Terang is 35 minutes from the Twelve Apostles and just under two hours from Halls Gap at the heart of the Grampians.
Terang is on the Southwest Railway and trains run to and from Melbourne three times a day.
The local taxi service can be booked to pick you up from the station and take you to Blauvelt Park - a two minute drive away, or you might prefer to take the 15 minute walk.
Terang has a hospital with an emergency department and is located at:
13 Austin Street
Terang Medical Clinic is open 0830 - 1800 on weekdays and 0900 - 1230 on Saturdays and is at:
156 Princes Highway
Terang Co-op Supa IGA is open 0800 - 1900 on weekdays and 0800 - 1600 on weekends and is at:
30/38 High St, Terang VIC
ANZ, Commonwealth and NAB banks all provide ATMs in the town.