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Galwiji Homestead - Spacious Country Accommodation

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

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, extra room for 3 couples in our brand new eco-house, 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.

There may not be many recent reviews for Galwiji on stayz.com.au as we source our bookings from a number of different websites, including our own. However, every review left for Galwiji is mimiced on a site you may know that has the words 'trip' and 'advisor' in its name :)

We guarantee to beat any price you will find on any internet site 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).

8 minutes' drive to shops, 15 minutes' to Sovereign Hill, 20 minutes' to the centre of Ballarat, 1 hour to Geelong and Avalon Airport and 75 minutes to Melbourne Airport (Google Maps says 1 hour 40, but we know a back way :)

There's ample parking. Internet is available for a small charge, but mobile phone reception is excellent (due to the proximity of Mount Buninyong) and the sims on our iPads work well. 3G Reception is clear on the Telstra and Optus' networks and improving all the time on Vodafone.

Mostly, we just love Galwiji for the peace. A gentle breeze, broken only by the occasional baa-ing of sheep and the twittering of birds. The farm is home to various animals from time to time, and if they're about, you may be able to go and greet them (they've had plenty of human contact).

The range of bird life is extraordinary and the many different calls are worth sitting quietly for a while to hear. We had an ornithologist visit, and he was able to catalogue 40 species!

If you want to break the solace, there's a recently-rebuilt 1899 piano and a nylon-string guitar.

There are many kids' (and adults') board games, table soccer and table tennis indoors, while outdoor treats include a large oak tree with seats underneath (in the middle of the sprawling garden), an outdoor quiz, yabby (freshwater crayfish) fishing and a 200 acre tree farm (a.k.a. a forest!), not to mention endless open spaces to run around in.

The house consists of 1 master bedroom with ensuite (with an additional single sofa bed), 2 other queen bedrooms, another bedroom with 2 single beds and a set of bunks (two single beds, one above the other), another bedroom with a king single bed, all the normal amenity rooms (t.v. / lounge / dining area / kitchen and laundry), 2 additional bathrooms, (one newly accessibly refurbished with shower, basin and toilet in the one room and the other with an enormous bath) and lastly a very large family room with sofa bed sleeping for 3 (1 x single and 1 x queen), table tennis / table soccer / lounges / chairs and a large slow-combustion wood heater.

As far as amenities are concerned, Galwiji is fully self-contained, and then some. It has a full kitchen with a dishwasher, toaster, kettle, large microwave oven, large fridge, urn, rice cooker, large flat grill, sandwich maker, electric mixer and coffee machine. Our Weber Kettle BBQ and 4 burner gas barbecue on our brand new extended BBQ deck provide an opportunity to grill outdoors if you desire. There is a separate 2 burner BBQ if you really need to get some quick tucker going.

There's a large flat screen TV with DVD player, and a radio, as well as important appliances such as a front-loading washing machine, an ironing board and a hair dryer in each of the 3 bathrooms. The games room has a second smaller wall-mounted flat screen TV with DVD player.

For a really special evening, a telescope is available, because the stars at Galwiji are a - may - zing!

It's quite an environmentally-friendly property too. Apart from the 200+ acre tree farm (we're growing Sugar Gums), most of our electricity is provided by solar panels, our hot water is generated by a very efficient heat pump and all of our water comes from the sky. With that in mind, we provide you with a large external clothesline, and some freestanding drying racks. Unless it's mid-winter, it does also limit your ability to do water-intensive activities, but if you'd like to bring a blow-up pool or similar, it may be possible to fill it from the nearby dam, so please ask!

Your hosts, Ann & Bill, Malcolm and Angus are seasoned travellers. Ann and Malcolm are fluent in German and French and Angus dabbles in German.

The property is non-smoking (fire danger). Sorry, no pets.

Apologies for the high cleaning fee. When you see the size of the house, you'll understand why - it's about a 4 hour job!

Linen is not included in our tariff. You can bring your own linen (at a minimum each bed requires a flat sheet, fitted sheet and a pillow case) or alternatively, at a cost of $25/person, we are more than happy to provide it.

P.S. The site is handicap accessible (the house and grounds are fairly flat, with 'made' pathways and we have a designated accessible entrance and bathroom). We've had several groups of wheelchair-bound guests enjoy the facilities.

P.P.S. For the full terms and conditions of a stay, look up the terms and conditions tab on our website (which you can find by putting our property name into any internet search engine)

P.P.P.S. We've just recorded a 2 minute video tour of Galwiji. Look us up on you tube :)

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

Amenities

Scotsburn Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Map

Other Activities:

Sovereign Hill

Photos

Rates & Availability

Scotsburn Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Term Time 2017-19
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Nov 8 2017 - Dec 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
January School Hols 2017 - 2019
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
$186
From
$187
$373
$1,120
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jan 30 2018 - Mar 8 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 11 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Apr 3 2018 - Apr 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Apr 20 2018 - Apr 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Apr 25 2018 - Apr 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 10 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jun 11 2018 - Jun 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jul 23 2018 - Sep 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Sep 21 2018 - Sep 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Sep 28 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Nov 2 2018 - Nov 5 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Nov 6 2018 - Dec 13 2018
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Dec 14 2018 - Dec 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
January School Hols 2017 - 2019
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 24 2019
2 night minimum stay
$186
From
$187
$373
$1,120
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Jan 25 2019 - Jan 27 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
January School Hols 2017 - 2019
Jan 28 2019 - Jan 29 2019
2 night minimum stay
$186
From
$187
$373
$1,120
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jan 30 2019 - Mar 7 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Mar 8 2019 - Mar 10 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Mar 11 2019 - Mar 28 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Mar 29 2019 - Apr 17 2019
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Apr 18 2019 - Apr 22 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Apr 23 2019 - Apr 28 2019
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Apr 29 2019 - Jun 6 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Jun 7 2019 - Jun 9 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jun 10 2019 - Jun 27 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Jun 28 2019 - Jul 21 2019
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Jul 22 2019 - Sep 19 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
School Holidays 2017-19
Sep 20 2019 - Oct 12 2019
1 night minimum stay
$141
From
$131
$261
$896
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Oct 13 2019 - Oct 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 
 
Long Weekends 2017-19
Nov 1 2019 - Nov 4 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$168
$336
$1,046
 
 
Term Time 2017-19
Nov 5 2019 - Dec 13 2019
1 night minimum stay
$74
From
$112
$224
$537
 

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 14 beds and can sleep a maximum 18 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Cleaning Fee: $95 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Ducted Heating (LPG): $50 per night
    Wi-fi(longstaydisc.): $10 per night
    Linen(inc.towelsetc): $25 per person
    Late Ch/out $50/$80: $80 per stay
    Milking excu $60/grp: $60 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these
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