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Galwiji Homestead

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Our front driveway!
Excellent
78 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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Overview
Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Ballarat, Victoria
In our family for 4 generations, the homestead on our property Galwiji (made up by combining the names of 4 brothers Gordon, Alan, William and Jim) will give you a delightful taste of Australian rural life.

It's spacious (25 squares) - there are beds for 12 and even a lawn for camping if your group's a bit bigger and you want to rough it a bit :) It's also very comfortable for small groups or even just a couple on a romantic getaway.

Although there are many recent reviews for Galwiji on Trip Advisor / Holiday Lettings, their booking system can be challenging to use.

To make up for that, we guarantee to beat any price you will find by 5% if you come directly to us via our own site (which can be found by putting our name, Galwiji Homestead, into any internet search engine).

Galwiji is 8 minutes' drive to shops, 18 m...
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About the Owner, Malcolm P
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 34 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 78 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We live offsite, but we will be there to greet you when you check-in and check-out.

You will have the entire Homestead at your disposal, but there maybe other guests camping on the farm (at least 2 km away) and of course farm work going on on a regular basis. Farm workers will do their best to keep away from the Homestead and to keep noise to a minimum.

Either Bill and Ann Pryor, Bev our wonderful property manager, or Malcolm Pryor will be available by phone to you during your stay should you have any questions.

On check-in, we will give you a quick guided tour as well as ask you to read and sign our orientation guide and provide us with some photo I.D.
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Excellent - based on 78 reviews
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English first
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in November 2017

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Management response:

Phil, it was our pleasure to have you and Trichelle and your lovely kids stay at Galwiji. We think it's pretty convenient to attractions too, but it's possible we may be a little biased. :) We're glad it met your needs so well! Kindest regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in November 2017

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Management response:

Dear Donna, we are so glad that you, your family and your friends came to stay at Galwiji. And I agree. There's nothing like a glass of wine by the fire :) Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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Management response:

It was our honour to have the extended Adriaanse family stay for the 50th wedding anniversary of Barbara and Hugh. We are so chuffed that you chose Galwiji Homestead and that it met the needs of your family so well. Please come and stay again any time. It would be our pleasure to welcome you! Malcolm and Rosemary, Ann and...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions found on our website, which you can access via a web search on our name: Galwiji Homestead.
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    3 Fulls
    5 Twins
    1 Bunk
    1 Sofa
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
£57
A$99
£100
A$174
£412
A$719
15 Dec 2017 -
21 Dec 2017
School Holidays
1 night
£108
A$189
£128
A$224
£687
A$1,199
22 Dec 2017 -
29 Jan 2018
January School Holidays 2017-2018
1 night
£143
A$249
£166
A$289
£859
A$1,499
9 Mar 2018 -
11 Mar 2018
long weekend
1 night
£137
A$239
£154
A$269
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £286 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Up to 2 adults and their linen are included in the tariff.

Extra people are $20/night (adults) & $15/night (children).

You can BYO linen or it's $15 per person if we provide it.

Checkin time = 2:00 PM
Checkout time = 10:00 AM

Mandatory Costs:

Cleaning Fee $95 per stay

Security Deposit (Previously known as bond) $300
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About the neighbourhood
Melbourne is Australia's 2nd largest city and will soon overtake Sydney in size. It combines a peaceful multicultural vibe with the best in sporting and cultural events. The season runs from April - September and the biggest ground (the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which seats more than one hundred thousand, hosts weekly games. It's also the home of the greatest sport in the world, Australian Rules Football. Let us know if you'd like tickets into the members' stand. We are usually also able to get tickets for the Boxing Day Cricket Test.
Getting around
You will need a car, as Galwiji is 3 km from the Midland Highway (between Geelong and Ballarat) down a well-made road that's dirt for the last 2 km.

The nearest public transport is in Buninyong, where the bus will take you to Ballarat Railway Station from where you can catch the train to Melbourne or Ararat.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Melbourne Tullamarine: 80.0 km
Railway: Ballarat: 22.0 km
Ferry: Geelong: 70.0 km
Email us for directions on how to get to Galwiji Homestead. Some GPSs don't get you there reliably...

Also, the last 2 kilometres of your journey will be on a well graded, well drained gravel road. FYI, it may be necessary to tell you car hire company that you will be travelling on a road such as this.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 92.0 km.
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