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“A tranquil stay in the country” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quamby Homestead
Ranked #1 of 1 Woolsthorpe B&B and Inns
Kensington Gardens
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“A tranquil stay in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We loved our stay at Quamby Homestead. William and Ailsa were wonderful hosts anticipating our every need. Their attention to detail was impeccable. Beautiful ambience - lovely accommodation and peaceful grounds. We will return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We are so pleased that you “loved” your stay at Quamby Homestead, as the owners of such a lovely property we enjoy sharing our experiences with all our guests from arrival with a warm welcome to goodbyes at departure.

We look forward to your next stay which is already booked in the diary!
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Quamby whilst attending the Port Fairy folk festival for the Labour day long weekend. It was a very relaxing and peaceful respite, waking to the sound of the birds each morning , followed by a delicious full breakfast, included in the price . We stayed in one of the Mews rooms, which was modern and very comfortable . The gardens are absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed a stroll around the well marked walking track. Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend retreat in the country.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We were only staying for one night and really wish we had stayed longer, we were in the Old School House so we were a bit away from the other rooms. It was nice just being in the silence of the countryside, also imagining the silence that would have been when the buildings were originally built some 150 is years ago. We enjoyed the walk around the grounds especially saying hi to the Lamas! We are British and it was very atmospheric, in the sense we expected Nicole and Hugh to walk out of the front door any minute.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the School House which has lovely views overlooking the dam and surrounding paddocks. The 2km parameter walk starting in the gardens and then past the dams and paddocks is very popular with all our guests, often wallabies can be seen by the top dam! We have plans in the near future to double the size of the parameter walk!

On your next visit you will just have to stay longer!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

A beautiful homestead - the gardens at the start of summer was amazingly beautiful. We stayed at the carriage house and it was very well equipped. The owners are very friendly , gave us nice breakfast everyday. Excellent place to unwind and relax walking around the gardens is a must.

Recommended for a weekend getaway - anything longer gets a bit dull and its a little far from the nearest big town.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for your review of your stay at Quamby Homestead and that you enjoyed the gardens surrounding the homestead with all the roses in their full colour at the start of summer. We hope we offer a different experience to a “city break” in a rural location (countryside/ bush) only 25 minutes from Warrnambool/ Port Fairy and close to the Grampians National Park and the Great Ocean Road with many activities close by.

Hopefully you had a chance to see some of the wildlife at Quamby: wallabies on the 2km walk starting at the dam behind the accommodation, possums at night time, our hens and goat, alpacas, cattle and the 2 cats!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We visited Quamby on our way back to Sydney. What a beautiful home where we were warmly welcomed by William and Ailsa. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and comfortable and the gardens were beautiful and so peaceful! Could have stayed a lot longer. We will definitely be back when we next return to Australia!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for the review of your short stay at Quamby Homestead and that you were impressed with the accommodation and you had time to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

On your next trip to Australia we look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully for a few nights stay!
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We visited Quamby as part of our trip down the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide.Although it was a little off the main route, it was certainly worth driving the extra few kilometres. The Homestead is beautiful and is being gradually restored by the owners, William and Ailsa. The accommodation is separate from the Homestead and has all been renovated to a high standard. We stayed in a Mews room, and it was very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need. Guests have use of the lounge in the main house and you can pick up wifi there. Breakfast, which can be full breakfast or just Continental is excellent and is served in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the garden. The gardens are beautiful and you can spend time walking around the grounds. Apart from natural wildlife, there are also some hens, alpacas, a goat and some cattle.
Whilst Quamby is surrounded by open countryside, it is only about 25 minutes to Port Fairy and Warnambool. A very relaxing and different b & b to visit.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for the review of your stay at Quamby Homestead, it is most pleasing that all aspects of your stay was perfect even down to breakfast served on the veranda overlooking the gardens.

I am sure on your return visit the high standards will be maintained!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Stayed here with friends after a day spent touring the Great Ocean Road. What a find. We arrived quite late but were still given such a warm welcome. The owners are clearly passionate about their home and love sharing it with their guests. Wish we had taken note of the fact that light evening meals can be provided as we would have chosen to do this, giving us more time to enjoy the homestead and grounds. Cannot fault the rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Microwave and Fridge provided. The owners seem to have thought of everything and provide bottles of water cold in the fridge. Can't wait to go back. Next time we will stay longer and will make the trip especially from Melbourne just to enjoy the peace and tranquility. We still cannot believe how reasonable the price is. The breakfast was excellent.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Ailsa J, Owner at Quamby Homestead, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the warm welcome after a long day on the Great Ocean Road. Hopefully on your next visit you will have more time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the homestead and gardens (November / December best time for the roses!).

We now offer a range of simple bar snacks & desserts available evenings with 24hr notice required (if possible!) and as a licensed venue a selection of beers and wines.

We look forward to your return visit and a warm welcome is guaranteed!
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Property: Quamby Homestead
Address: 3223 Caramut Road, Woolsthorpe, Victoria 3276, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Woolsthorpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Woolsthorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Quamby Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quamby Homestead, located just 25mins from Warrnambool and Port Fairy, is an idyllic stopover between the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians and en route to Adelaide. This historic (built in 1888) 4 Star homestead offers the opportunity to soak up some history whilst enjoying fine accommodation in the serenity of a 3-acre garden setting. Guest rooms are set within the botanic gardens, separate from the Homestead and all with private entrances. For a short visit, stay in one of the five Mews Rooms with Queen or twin single beds, and our family suite for 4 people. Or for a longer break the original School House and the converted 2 bedroom Carriage House offer the space to relax and unwind. The rooms, all located within the garden, have different outlooks - garden, farmland or the dams and farmland. Soak up the ambiance, relax and enjoy, or spot kangaroo, echidna, possums, and study the historic plantings in a relaxed, private atmosphere. So visit Quamby Homestead to stop and draw a breath or explore the unique volcanic coastline. ... more   less 
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