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Timboon House & Stables
Ranked #1 of 3 Camperdown B&B and Inns
Canberra
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It's still in business!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

TImboon House remains a bed of roses. New owner Moira is a very warm and welcoming host who puts on a delicious breakfast in the colonial-style dining room. She was also happy to talk about the property's history and some of the sites nearby. We stayed in the downstairs bedroom, with our own spacious bathroom across the corridor. Two other larger bedrooms, each with own bathroom, are upstairs. From the moment you arrive in front of the old blue-stone building, to when you enter the beautifully restored rooms (with the old light cords, not switches), you can savour life of the 1850's - but with more comfort! And the rose garden is just beautiful. A great place to discover the volcanic lakes region - we started at nearby Mt. Leura lookout and the Botanic Gardens' view over Lake Gnotuk - or to detour from the Great Ocean Road, or just to indulge yourself.

Room Tip: If stairs aren't a problem, upstairs bedrooms are very spacious, with more light.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Runningamok
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Seeing that the proprietors are moving on, there's not much point writing a review, but Timboon House and Stables was fantastic, country hospitality at it's finest! Beautifully restored and exquisitely furnished home, didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bob S
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

A last minute decision to show our Italian visitors the Great Ocean rd on the long New Year's Eve weekend had me scouring the internet for any available accommodation - it would appear that half of the country had beaten us to it. I stumbled upon a reference to Timboon House, followed it up, and although it was further from the coast than hoped, we booked - and we are so glad that we did!!! After a long drive through NSW and Victoria we found the B and B (with John's phone instructions to help out) and were delighted at what we discovered....a truly beautiful home, lovingly decorated and cared for and two amazing hosts. The afternoon tea provided in the agrden amongst the roses was a wonderful way to wind down.....and breakfast the morning after was magnificent - home made jams and bread, cereals, freshly squeezed juice, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and smoked salmon along with copious quantities of tea and coffee. The bedrooms were large, extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. We are in the industry and are therefore rather hard to impress but this little jewel is well worth the effort of finding - very good value for money and beautifully managed. John and Denise are wonderful hosts. What are you waiting for......get yourself booked in for a pampered stay now!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank B_A_L62
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Melbourne
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

On arrival we were treated to a delicious and filling afternoon tea by a log fire. Our room was spacious and beautiful, furnished with period pieces as was the whole house. Indeed, the decor of this 1850's mansion gave a trip back in time. The bed was very comfortable and the whole setting was delightful. In the evening in the cozy guest lounge we were treated to more cakes and a range of nightcaps. The breakfast was outstanding in all respects. The bread had been freshly baked on the premises and much of the food was home grown and homemade. The jams were delicious and the cooked breakfast made lunch rather redundant. The hosts were charming and hospitable in every way. An ideal place for a romantic stay or to break a journey to the West of the State.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank George600
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Cairns
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2010

On the Internet I searched for an accommodation building with architectural merit located part way between Tullamarine Airport and Warrnambool. Timboon House at Camperdown looked suitable and I arranged a one night stay for two people, arriving by car after dark.

The building was very interesting and the accommodation excellent. The Georgian style two storey bluestone home has been carefully restored. It features open fire places, elegant living areas, traditional furniture and silverware. Experienced hosts offer wonderful hospitality, fine food and quality service.

Staying at Timboon House was a highlight of our visit to Victoria

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Arkense
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England
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298 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

A lovely stay here with the charming hosts of the traditional b and b. Lovely old house with loads of history and furnishings to match, beautiful garden and the most hospitable hosts. It's a bit out of town (not a problem) and its not cheap (for UK pockets) but its very good!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank exbiztraveller
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Broomfield, Colorado
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87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2010

After doing much research, I was please to be referred to the Timboon House by another B & B. My Mother and Aunt were visiting from the US. I booked us for a night at the end of our Great Ocean Road holiday. I wanted them to have an authentic B & B experience, complete with a cooked brekky. I called many B & Bs to find they only served a continental breakfast. What's the point in that?
We had a lovely stay! After settling in, we were provided afternoon tea. The rooms and bathroom were immaculate. The grounds surrounding the house were gorgeous, as were our hosts, John and Denise. We had great convo with them throughout our stay.
John was very helpful in booking us a dinner at the local hotel/pub and providing us with things to do and see in the area and our onward journey. Our breakfast was massive and delicious. Such a lovely experience! I can't wait to return! I'm so glad I stumbled upon this gem.
here's their website http://www.innhouse.com.au/timboonhouse.html

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vicariouslythrulisa
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Property: Timboon House & Stables
Address: 320 Old Geelong Road, Camperdown, Victoria 3260, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Camperdown
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Camperdown
Number of rooms: 4

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