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“Indulgence!”

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Freeman on Ford B&B
Ranked #2 of 14 Beechworth B&B and Inns
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“Indulgence!”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

What fabulous hosts...Heidi & Jim welcomed us as if we were old friends & immediately made us feel at home. We, along with our mates, indulged in divine afternoon teas, port & chocolates, wicked breakfasts, all in the most beautifully restored surroundings.
Our room had everything we could wish for, plus so many special touches...flowers in the bathroom, fine china cups & saucers, books, magazines...
Heidi & Jim recommended places to see/restaurants/ wineries & made bookings for us.
Our weekend was very special & we look forward to returning one day.
Jan & John

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We have just enjoyed an absolutely wonderful weekend (2 nights) with very special friends (two other couples) staying at Freeman on Ford, a stunning and lovingly restored B & B in Beechworth, Vctoria. Our hosts, Heidi Freeman and Jim Didolis, made us all feel so welcome and we quickly developed a warm relationship as if we have known them for a very long time rather than having just met. Our room was warm and comfortable and the decor beautiful with much attention to detail. The extra little touches such as nibblies with our wine before leaving for dinner and on arrival "home" port and chocolates were waiting for us. We enjoyed a delightful breakfast each morning with endless cups of tea and coffee. We were treated to delicious afternoon tea with freshly cooked cake and slices. This beautiful accommodation is located in the town with easy access to the shops and the famous Beechworth Bakery. We enjoyed our stay very much and hopefully will return one day. Rhonda and Ian.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Thankyou Heidi and Jim.
Terry and I had a wonderful time with you in Beechworth early this November
You made us feel so welcome. Could not have asked for more!
If anyone is looking for 5 star luxury then this is the place to stay.
We were treated to a magnificent afternoon tea on arrival served on the patio overlooking the pool.
All guests were made to feel as though they were visiting very dear friends not the owners and proprietors of the place.
Breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room along with the other guests. Wow what a feast!
It was so nice to be welcomed home, after our dinner in a nearby restaurant, to coffee,chocolates and port.
Wow what service.
Loved it - most definitely the best place to stay in Beechworth!!
Thanks again Heidi and Jim.
Judy and Terry

Room Tip: The two rooms overlooking the pool are spectacular. Superb appointments. The ensuite is something to...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Heidi & Jim, the proprietors of this establishment have made this a place a luxury fit for a King & Queen, that's exactly how their place makes us feel. Their place oozes luxury, character, charm, friendliness and hospitality and is the reason that makes us keep going back. Their breakfasts are so delicous and filling that it keeps us going well into the afternoon. Their afternoon tea with cake & berries, made by Heidi on the premises, is something we look forward to as it brings back childhood memories of homemade baking and is equal to some of the top restaurants we've been to. Relaxing by the pool, surrouded by their beautiful garden is our escape from city living. The port and chocolates that await us before retiring for the night is the perfect touch to finish off the day. The whole experience of Freeman on Ford is something we will never forget, it brings a smile to our faces that lasts long after we've gone. We recommend it to everyone ! Thank You. Dianne & Rick.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penrith, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

My husband and I returned to this wonderful former bank and convent transformed into 5 star luxury B&B after 6 years and were treated like long lost friends by Heidi. After settling into our room with beautiful period furniture we then enjoyed afternoon tea with homemade brownie and berries on the patio. It was then that we decided to stay an extra night and enjoy afternoon tea on the patio and Helen's wonderful breakfasts a second time.

Freeman on Ford where nothing is any trouble, is located on the main street close to the Beechworth Bakery and the Emporium (good for a little retail therapy). We loved staying there and I'm sure we will do again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Our return visit last week (July 2011) was absolutely fabulous. Room 6 and the rear view over what is a spectacular garden view (as we say in England) .... is 'gob smacking'..... brilliant. You guys have done so much since we were last there in 2004 with 'the Malins'.

Yet again the hospitality was first class and fair play to Jim - on the mark.

We hope that one day we will return but in the mean time - all the best and we hope business goes well.

God bless


All the best

Bob and Lil

Now back in UK (Oct 2011)

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

A group of us stayed at this beautiful B and B last week end. The place looks great with old world charm and modern comfort. Heidi and Jim could not do enough to make us comfortable and welcome, from the great breakfasts , afternoon teas and the extras with our drinks prior to going out for dinner. If you are going to Beechworth or anywhere near by , this is the only place to stay,

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Freeman on Ford B&B
Address: 97 Ford St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Beechworth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Beechworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Freeman on Ford B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named the top B&B in Australia in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2013 awards, Freeman on Ford is Beechworth's only 5 Star accredited B&B - and it has held this accreditation since 2005. Freeman on Ford has also won national HMAA awards for Excellence in 2010 and 2011 and is Eco Friendly Accredited. Here you can choose from two options in luxury accommodation - Victorian era rooms upstairs or 1930's style rooms overlooking the private swimming pool downstairs. ... more   less 
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