About Nicola Loder
I am an artist with a love of good design, quality furnishings and idiosyncratic style. I love making spaces that help people feel at home and peaceful.
Nicola Loder purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2007
Why Nicola Loder chose Castlemaine
I fell in love with this property ten years prior to owning it. I walked past it with my mother and told her it was my dream home and to let me know if it ever came on the market. Ten years later I was looking to move to the region from Melbourne and my father came over with a house circled in the local paper. He and my mother had been divorced for years so it was one of those lovely coincidences that makes you fell that it was meant to be.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Because we are on the top of a hill the views are in all directions. You get the last of the sun as it sets over the hills in the West and are the first to greet it's rays in the morning as it rises over town. It is a historic site and a lovely perspective to have over the town. Close enough to walk down the hill and yet slightly removed so as to feel more like a bit of a retreat.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Well trained animals welcome
If we are not booked the day before or after your stay you are welcome to check in early and check out late by letting us know
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
On top of the world, well Castlemaine!
Set overlooking Castlemaine , a treasure of what we called home over a long weekend away. With loving interior design, every space is thought out to ensure comfort. There were so many options to sit back read and enjoy the environment created by Nicola. The little touches of breakfast provisions, a fruit bowl and mindful magazine’s were really appreciated. We also enjoyed being able to walk everywhere as everything us so close. There is also the most tranquil outlook from the main bedroom over the town , I had the best sleep ever, with being so comfortable. Thanks Nicola for creating such as awesome unique space 🙏�
Thanks Belinda! I am so happy you had a good time and enjoyed be&be. You are now one of the hundreds of lovely guests I have stay here and who blow me away with their kind appreciation. I hope you are home well-rested and feeling good. Kindly Nicola
Nicola is amazing. She has thought of everything for her guests! The house is beautifully equipped, aesthetically pleasing, peaceful and so comfortable. The house is in a great location in beautiful historic Castlemaine. Grateful for all the hospitality and great communication from the host. We got home and rebooked for our next holiday.
Oh thanks so much Katherine! I am so pleased you and John enjoyed your stay. You were the perfect guests and I am looking forward to hosting you again over easter. Stay well till then. Kindly Nicola
Quaint, cosy and perfect country stay
We had just the BEST time staying at be&be. It is styled so beautifully with gorgeous persian rugs on white concrete floors and white floorboards in the loft. The gardens and views were stunning. It was a very cold weekend but the studio was warm and inviting when we got there. We had our dog with us who was very happy staying there too! The property is close to the city centre and botanical gardens. Nicola was sooooo accommodating and responsive with our many requests and everything was just perfect, from the beds and sitting areas, to the towels in the bathroom. On top of that, she dropped off some amazing produce for our breakfast from around the area which we didn't expect. Blown away by the level of service from Nicola. We felt lucky to have gotten the place for the weekend! Thanks again and we hope to be back soon.
I am constantly blown away by my guests. I can't believe how kind and appreciative people are. Thank you so much Joletta for your incredibly generous response to your stay. You and your family were the perfect guests. I am so glad you had a lovely time and would love to see you back here any time you need a county escape. I hope you went home rested and rejuvenated. With kindness and warmth. Nicola
Be&Be was the perfect getaway for our weekend wedding in the goldfields. Nicola was a fantastic host and the property was delightful. Beautiful designed and decorated, with wonderful amenities and breakfast. Thank you so much for having us and for letting us take wedding photos in your garden! We are sure to be back!!!
Hi Kate you guys were an absolute pleasure to host! Congratulations on your wedding. I hope your are both travelling well now your home. Kindly Nicola
The place is absolutely gorgeous!
A beautiful space, immaculately styled whilst being super welcoming. Highly recommend.
Thanks Melinda! you were a beautiful, respectful guest. Welcome any time Kindly Nicola
BEST STAY EVER
Wonderful host. Thoughtful, comfortable and stylish accommodation with splendid views in a quiet location
Oh, thanks so much Shelagh and Colin! You were the perfect guests. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope the feelings linger long. Kindly Nicola