About Alistair Rowe
We have been providing accommodation for guests to enjoy Halls Gap and the Grampians National Park since 2004 at the Halls Gap Hideaway. We all live in Ararat which is about 40 minutes away from Halls Gap.
Alistair Rowe purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Alistair Rowe chose Halls Gap
The Hideaway is a unique style of accommodation, designed by the recently departed Rieny Loeliger. These RAL homes were exported across the world.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Hideaway is set in a secluded location with the Grampians National Park at the back door. Sit on the balcony any enjoy the birdlife that may visit, and the occasional kangaroos lazing about.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic place had 25 cockatoos 4 kookaburras and 12 rosellas to feed every morning and afternoon. Lovely and quiet location
Was an enjoyable stay however there was a mix up with the previous people staying who stayed an extra day. Can't blame the house owners for this though. One other small problem was the oven didn't seem to be working.
We (the owners) were in the Netherlands at the time at received a phone call at 5.21am local time from the cleaners advising the previous people were still at the house. We attempted twice to contact the guests who mixed up their departure date and 2pm check out. Cleaners had returned home to Stawell but were then asked to return to clean. They finished cleaning at 3.57pm. Previous guests were very apologetic - "we apologise for the stuff up - completely my fault! The cleaners were very nice about it considering the inconvenience we caused them, & I spoke to the new guests just as they arrived and explained what had happened and made sure they knew it was no one else's fault but mine. They were very nice about it".
In response to the stove not working, the electricity supply in Halls Gap is not reliable and if the power goes off the stove needs to be reset. Most guests call/email/text and I advise the instruction book is in the drawer and to follow these simple steps to reset the stove.
I will change the instructions provided to guest to ensure this is explained better.
Whilst we have only received 2 stars this time I invite prospective guests to look at all the reviews to get a balanced score card.
Great spot, loved the setting in the trees and abundant birdlife yet close to town. The fireplace was great and the kitchen very well stocked. Could use some updated bed covers and blankets.
Hall’s Gap holiday
We enjoyed our stay in Hall’s Gap, especially the birds that come to roost on the deck!
Oh we did enjoy our stay at Halls Gap Hideaway. The location, the fire, the birds visiting in the morning, the uncluttered and tasteful decor. Just delightful. Thank you so much. We hope to return another time.
Great to hear from another guest who enjoyed their time at the hideaway.
Lovely hidden place amongst nature
Lovely hidden place amongst nature, lots of wildlife and a great view. We loved all the birds coming and visiting in the morning and afternoons