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The family friendly, Hilgar of Ballarat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Located along Ballarat's historic boulevard, Hilgar offers you an escape from city life and provides you with your own private retreat in this famous goldfields town.

Close to the city centre, the Ballarat Gallery, Sovereign Hill, beautiful Lake Wendouree and many other local treasures, Hilgar is an ideal getaway for families and couples.

Hilgar is a designer renovated weatherboard home with newly installed kitchen, bathroom and laundry. All rooms throughout the house have been freshly painted and where required, floors have been restored.

The brand-new kitchen hosts a beautiful timber bench top with white high-gloss cabinetry, a new dishwasher, microwave and other appliances of convenience. A walk-in pantry is partially stocked for your use and the laundry has the necessary appliances to help make your stay relaxing.

The bathroom has a newly restored claw-foot bath with a marble bench top complete with a porcelain basin. Fresh new towels and superlative cleansing products have been supplied, adding to the luxurious experience.

Gas ducted heating warms the entire house with an additional gas log fireplace in the living room. A relaxed sofa opposite two wing-back leather chairs offers a comfortable room in which to unwind in. A flat screen TV with built-in DVD player, books and magazines together with iPod docking facilities adds to this relaxing atmosphere.

Each of the three bedrooms has a new bed, selected with quality and comfort in mind. Fresh bed linen, pillows, blankets and cushions have been supplied and in the queen rooms, bedside tables with reading lamps have been conveniently placed. In the single bedroom, a selection of toys and books are on offer for the entertainment of children. Particular care has been taken to style each room in order to provide the complete home away from home feeling.

Outside there is a lovely quaint cottage garden to the front of the house, while to the rear, there is a large area for children to play, a cubby house, complete with slide and sand-pit and a decked area under a large tree, perfect for relaxing. A bricked courtyard, just outside the back door, offers another area in which to enjoy the garden.



Sleeps up to 6 people: 2 x QS, 2 x SB

3 bedrooms

Bedlinen supplied


Full new kitchen

Timber bench top

White gloss cupboard doors


Detergent & tea towels supplied


Gas oven & stove


Coffee machine with pods supplied

Coffee plunger

Tea bags supplied

Limited pantry items supplied



Plastic kitchenware for children


Flat screen TV, built in DVD player

Stereo with iPod connection

2.5 seater sofa

Leather wing back chairs

Magazines, books, DVDs

Gas log fire


Claw foot bath

Shower over bath

Marble vanity

Towels supplied

Hair dryer


Washing machine

Clothes dryer

Iron & board

Clothes drying rack

Washing powder supplied


Gas ducted heating throughout

Gas log fire in living room


Split system air conditioner


Selection of toys & books

Children's DVDs

Cubby house complete with slide and sandpit

High-chair, portable cot & stroller available upon request


Cottage garden to front & rear of house

Garden fenced

Front porch

Large decked area to rear of garden

Lock up garage

Bricked courtyard at back door with small herb garden for your use

For your added security this property is managed in Australia

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Other Activities:

Sovereign Hill


Ballarat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • winery tours


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The family friendly, Hilgar of Ballarat
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Victoria, Australia

Beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very family friendly and perfect for our couple of nights away! Included everything we needed, was very clean, tidy and inviting. Great back yard - our kids loved the slide!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australia

The best

  • 5 of 5

Hilgar of Ballarat is a beautiful, comfy home. We were so pleased to arrive at warm home after a long drive. The owners of Hilgar are extremely helpful and are a pleasure to deal with. Hilgar is fully equipped and ticks every box. Fantastic beds. Gorgeous fittings. Exactly like the photos on the website. The backyard is gorgeous and makes you want to be outside. We highly recommend Hilgar. We loved our stay and look forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Lisa! Thank you, what a lovely review. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we are so glad that you enjoyed our little house. We love it too. Thank you also, for treating it with such care and making the cleaning job a breeze. Appreciate you taking the time to write the review. Look forward to your return! Best, Team Hilgar
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lovely place to stay in Ballarat

  • 4 of 5

Hilgar had everything we needed. Visiting Ballarat from Brisbane in winter had us a bit concerned but Hilgar was a warm & very pleasant home. The pictures you see are true to life - I loved the decor! There were personal touches too - the recommendations for places to eat (or in my case get coffee) were much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has just returned from a long weekend stay at Hilgar, it was fantastic! Such a great home away from home for our little family. Such lovely attention to detail - the books, magazines, dvds, toys, kitchen amenities, fireplace, and the house has such a lovely warmth to it. Great location, just out of town and very handy to Sovereign Hill. Hosts Rebekah and Anthony are terrific, great communication and they obviously put a lot of love into Hilgar. We love it too, wewill be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle. Such lovely words. We do put a lot of love into Hilgar and it is nice to know that others get to enjoy it too. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm wishes.
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at Hilgar. It was perfect for all our needs. My grandson loved playing outside in the cubby and on the slide. Appreciated all the spare towels and doonas (cold in Ballarat)

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Fabulous for a Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in Ballarat and the house provided us with everything we needed. The house was well appointed and had everything we needed to relax and enjoy. The kids loved the garden. Location was very central and we visited Kryal Castle which was fun. We will definitely stay again and recommend to our friends with kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $400 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Laundry surcharge: $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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