Stylish, exclusive use Victorian for a couple, a group or a celebration in iconic Maldon. Fairbank House for 6 people offers two queens, master with bath and second with walk-in shower, and a twin with main bath and spa. Fairbank offers extensive indoor and outdoor entertaining options. Your home away from home is climate controlled, with an open fire, free wifi, Foxtel and Showtime. Superior furnishings and fully equipped kitchen and dining room offer guests the choice of preparing their own meals with provisions from the artisan food providers 300m away, or investigating the authentic cafes and hotels along Main and High Streets. There's provisions for breakfast and larder essentials.
Literally sitting on a goldmine (South Alliance), there's a large secure garden with inbuilt BBQ from which food can be served on the patio or the large outdoor dining area off the lounge. The accommodation is suitable for all ages and families including well-behaved paws. It's especially good for downsizers who want some quality family time to celebrate one of life's milestones. Fairbank offers great value for money.
A few comments from recent guests from a Fairbank House page:
Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, assiduous attention to all our creature comforts . . Loretta and Heather
What a beautiful and serene house with such attention to detail. Nothing overlooked . . . Robyn + others
Wonderful place, amazingly well-equipped and the most comfortable bed ever! Anson & Jacqui.
Wonderful accommodation. Enjoyed the home and township and will come back . . . Ken & Tanya
Another glorious stay in your beautiful home . . . Maldon has so much to offer . . . (Alex + others).
There was nothing to fault the accommodation, it was a pleasure. Charlotte + others
What a delightful place! You have every comfort here. Sandra & Stephen.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely, well equipped, charming home. Ken + others.
We enjoyed this truly charming house and garden . . .we’ll plan a return visit. Gwen & Robert
Country life at its best, good times were had. Fantastic house. Lea & Trevor
Maldon's authentic streetscapes of High and Main Streets showcase a wide variety of shops:
antiques and collectables, galleries. museums and of course food and wine. The Kangaroo Hotel dates back to the sixties - that's 1860s - and the later Maldon Hotel is impressive with its dripping iron lace.
Walking trails include three comprehensive walks around town, available from Fairbank's wifi, and the Parks Victoria Goldfields trail opposite that winds its way from the Battery, past the Beehive Chimney and the Machinery Museum through town and up to Anzac Hill for that all important photo shoot.
The Victorian Goldfield Railway operates on Wednesdays and Sundays, often on Saturdays and for special occasions. There's always something coming up in Maldon, from January's Starlight Dinner in Main Street, the oldest Easter Fair in Australia, the iconic Folk Festival in October, and several themed events as well, such as the Campdraft.
By car (or bike) you can see the hidden parts of Maldon, the Nuggetys goldmines, still in operation, Bowe's cottages to the north, the tower on top of Mt Tarrangower, and Carman's Tunnel and the North British ruins to the south.
Why not gather provisions and go for a swim (or fish) in Lake Cairn Curran at Baringhup? Trips further afield include visiting Tarnagulla and Moliagul (Welcome Stranger), or take in the city sights at Castlemaine, visit Fryerstown and Vaughan Springs, or join the million plus visitors annually at Daylesford. Macedon and Kyneton also add to the appeal.
Maldon is in central Victoria. For a week's stay, day trip suggestions include Echuca and the Murray, 1 hr 40 mins, or the Great Western wineries at a similar distance