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.