Rivendell House is a large two story townhouse situated in picturesque Lake Gardens with all modern conveniences.
Suitable for couples, friends or families.
Rivendell house provides fully self contained accommodation sleeping for up to 6 people.
Bedrooms contain a Queen size bed with en suite, double bed and 2 x single beds, quality towels,linen, electric blankets and breakfast provisions are all provided.
The town house has ducted heating, a large galley style kitchen with dishwasher, large open plan lounge/dining with glass doors leading out to the gardens and pergola BBQ area.
Centrally located with only a few minutes walk to Lake Wendouree, the beautiful Botanic Gardens and the center of Ballarat. Just minutes from the Wendouree train station, 15 mins to Creswick, 35 mins to Daylesford and 75 minutes to Geelong. A fantastic base for exploring the region.
Things to see and do
If you venture out to discover what the region has to offer you will not be disappointed.
Ballarat is blessed with the iconic Sovereign Hill which is a fantastic day out for all ages. Kryal Castle brings castles, knights and fair maidens into the 21st century. The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka is a lesson in our history and the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery resides in one of the finest gold-era buildings in Victoria. A sprightly walk around the lake might only take you 45 minutes (or more like 2 hours for us if you stop for a tipple). Ballarat has made a name for itself as a gourmet destination with an abundance of local cafes and cool climate wine districts nearby (Captains Creek and the Blue Pyrenees are faves) and the black diamond of the culinary world (truffles) are also grown in the region - gratuitous plug for our other farm-stay B&B and truffiere (Black Cat Cottage and Trufferie)!!.
Creswick is a beautiful little town with its own French patisserie, cheesery and Forest Resort championship golf course. You may wish to explore the many walking tracks or you may like to visit The Tangled Maze and mini golf.
Daylesford is only a 35 minute drive through picturesque countryside with cafe’s, bric a brac and antique shops. Maybe stop and have lunch on the Daylesford Lake and burn off those calories with a paddle boat ride on the lake.
Why not make Rivendell House your base for day trips?
Local attraction include :
- Sovereign Hill
- Son et lumiere : Blood on the Southern Cross
- Wildlife park
- Kryall Castle
- Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery
- Her Majesty's Theatre
- lots of cafes and pubs
- Lake Wendouree
- Botanical Gardens
- Ballarat Tramway Museum
- Ex-Prisoners of War memorial
- Historical goldrush buildings
- Heritage walking trail
- Australian Jet Adventures (I want to do this one day!)
- Mill Markets
- Rivers factory outlet
Creswick / Clunes area
- Forest Resort Championship golf course
- Tangled Maze
- Creswick woolen mills
- French patisserie (Tart au citron is a must!)
- Black Cat Truffiere
- Lambley Nursery
- Tuki trout farm
- Cool climate wineries
- Bookstores in Clunes
- Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese
- Bush walking
- Mountain bike riding
- Trail bike riding
- local fishing
- lakes and waterholes
- fossicking for gold
Daylesford / Hepburn area
- Cafe's and more cafe's
- Art Galleries
- Convent Gallery
- Hepburn Spa capital of Australia
- Daylesford Lake and paddleboats
- Lavandula lavender farm
- Sunday markets
- Spa country railway
- Bush walking
- Daylesford Cider Company
- Chocolate Mill
Day trips to :
- 75 minutes to Geelong, the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Rd
- 75 minutes to central Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport
- 90 minutes to The Grampians
- 45 minutes to the Pyrenees wine district
- 90 minutes to Hanging Rock
- 60 minutes to Castlemaine and on to historic Bendigo