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“Taste of Heaven in the Country”
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Review of Galwiji Homestead

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The spacious master bedroom, with garden windows on three sides! The second double room, facing West (perfect for a sleep in!).
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
65 reviews
Our front driveway!
The spacious master bedroom, with garden windows on three sides!
The second double room, facing West (perfect for a sleep in!).
The third double room, with the southerly window out to the oak tree.
The kids' room. with northerly windows.
The kitchen and sitting room, with slow combustion stove and flat screen TV.
Location of our enormous Christmas pizza cook up!
The sitting room, with over 100 years of historical photos on the wall.
The games room, with our 1899 Lipp piano, the telescope, table soccer and TV.
Bathroom off the games room.
Middle bathroom. This is the deepest bath ever!
Our north facing sunroom. Perfect for dealing with the stresses of a day!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
Our wonderful Malaysian guests playing on the haybales in December.
Enjoying the late afternoon sun.
Celebrating catching some yabbie!
'We didn't see the kids for 3 days' was one guest's quote...
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ballarat, Victoria

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Torquay, Australia
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: The peace and quiet to unwind and relax.
Liked least: That we had to leave so soon.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
17 Nov 2013
The more musos the merrier! A great pleasure to have you and your group stay David. Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Marketing Manager
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Perth, Australia
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: Beautiful views over the garden & fields & our walks
Liked least: Electric blanket not quite warm enough
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
1 Nov 2013
Karin's group were a pleasure to have to stay, and their peaceful accommodation nearly allowed them to win the tournament - hopefully next time :) It was our privilege to have such lovely guests. Malcolm Pryor. Marketing Manager.
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Geelong
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: Country atmosphere
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
30 Oct 2013
As a musician myself, it's always a pleasure to see other musos enjoying Galwiji Homestead. We would love to have you stay (and play!) again any time! Malcolm Pryor, Marketing Manager.
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Rowan P
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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“Amazing Country Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A friend and I stayed at Galwiji homestead for a weekend during winter and had a lovely time. The house was tidy, very spatious and comfortable. The fireplace in the loungeroom kept us nice and warm, and there was also a beautiful open fire place in the larger living area which would be ideal for larger groups. We really enjoyed getting out of the city for the weekend and enjoying some fresh country air, going for a walk around the property and saying hello to some of the calves in the paddock next to the house. The place had a very peaceful feel to it. We will definitely be going back!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Walking around the property.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
24 Oct 2013
Always a pleasure to have small groups visit Galwiji Homestead. Even though it sleeps up to 14, we know that it can be perfectly cosy for as few as 2. Glad you enjoyed your stay Rowan. We'd welcome you back any time! :) Malcolm Pryor, Marketing Manager
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Hoops517
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“A great place to stay for a large group”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had 4 adults and 10 13 year old girls staying in this house. We stayed for a week for a basketball tournament in Ballarat. Fantastic place for a large group. It was big enough so everyone could stay together but plenty of room to spread out. The girls played table tennis, table soccer, the piano, roasted marshmallows by the fire...but by far their favorite; visiting the cows (in moo moo meadows as they named it). The house has everything you can think of including plenty of wood for the two fires which were very welcome. The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners was way above anything you could ever expect. You could not find a better place to stay in Ballarat for your next group trip.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: That it felt like you were staying in your own home with everything you needed.
Liked least: We had to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Oct 2013
It was a pleasure to have such a courteous and friendly group stay at Galwiji Homestead. We hope to have the Logan Basketballers back and hopefully this time they go one better and win the competition! Regards. Malcolm Pryor, Marketing Manager.
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