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, within there is ; 1 Queen bed and a sofa lounge ( very comfortable ) which can sleep 2 people. The other cottage is identical and has all the same feathers.
The cottages ooze French provincial charm with their terracotta floors, shutters and log fires.Spacious bathroom and self contained kitchenette, ensuring the highest standards of modern accommodation whilst maintaining old world charm. Bar b que facilities also available.
There is an option of renting out rooms in the house ( 3 rooms ) as well.

You'll be greeted by hosts Toni and Penny 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 Ned Kelly fire place.

An enormous breakfast hamper 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, three 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.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Hospitality "Tara" - what a wonderful location and a beautiful place to stay. Toni and Penny provide boundless hospitality making you feel like family coming to stay. They are both such warm and welcoming hosts, they will certainly ensure you return. Many thanks for a very lovely weekend Carla & Michael
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful accommodation Absolutely loved Tara B & B. Beautiful grounds and the rooms were lovely. We felt right at home and the food was absolutely delicious! As near to everything in Guildford as you need.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very peaceful place ,well maintained property A place for sure will be going back too , nice central place to visit other things in area..a must place to see, must return in Spring to enjoy garden on property ...
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great property We enjoyed our stay and as our dog was welcome as well, it represented excellent value. The breakfast goods were very generous andof nice quality and the lodgings were warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable property We had such a pleasant overnight stay at Tara B&B where the cottages are well appointed and cosy, the breakfast provisions generous, the hosts welcoming , the beds comfortable and the bathrooms large and luxurious
Date published: 2015-04-14
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Tara Bed and Breakfast is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair accessible, Washing machine, Parking

Pets allowed, Wheelchair accessible, Non-Smoking, Events allowed, Eco-Friendly, Children welcome
Outdoor grill, Deck/Patio, Lawn/Garden
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Stereo, Parking, Cot, Television
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave, Dining, Dishes and utensils, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating, Ceiling fan


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)
This property has a standard rate of: $165
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $165 $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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

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