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Fireside Buninyong - for groups and families

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Fireside Buninyong is a sunlit country home and studio on the edge of Buninyong.

The home’s bay windows face secluded park-like gardens on 5 acres where three local creeks converge.

Walk to Buninyong’s cafes and restaurants via the botanical gardens or 15 mins drive to Sovereign Hill and Ballarat.

Suits groups of friends and families, with lots of flexible sleeping options. Sleeps up to 16 people.

Family friendly with highchair, portacot and toy box.

Non-smoking property.

Enjoy the sense of space and privacy of a beautiful country property, with a drink on the deck or by the outdoor fireplace.

Enjoy exclusive access to the five acre property:

- Meander about and enjoy the gorgeous garden.

- Enjoy a picnic lunch under a shady tree.

- Breakfast on the deck

- Relax by the dam.

- Enjoy cool nights by the warm flames of the outdoor fireplace. Or snuggle up inside beside the wood heater.

- There is excellent mobile reception - both Telstra and Optus networks

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 and BYO towel or alternatively, at a cost of $120 for the property, we are more than happy to provide it. Regardless, hand towels, bath mats and tea towels are provided.


Room 1: Queen bed, direct access to shared bathroom.

Room 2: Two single beds.

Room 3: Queen bed and single bed, access to second toilet via laundry.

Room 4: Single day bed and double sofa bed. Opens up for use as formal lounge room or play area.

Room 5 (Studio): Queen bed and bunk beds. Separate from main house.

Living Room: Double sofa bed.

Sunroom: Single day bed.

A portacot is also available (and highchair).

Ceiling fan in every bedroom.


Fully equipped

Stove, microwave, oven and dishwasher

Plenty of room to whip up a feast


Long dining table

Large space with direct access to the deck

Cosy wood fired heater


Sun filled space with views of garden and lawn down to the creek.


The four-way bathroom is perfect for groups. The bathroom has separate bathtub, shower, toilet, and common vanity to allow multiple people to use the facilities at the same time.

A second toilet is accessed via the laundry.


Gorgeous views. And sun.

Perfect spot to flick a magazine.

Enjoy a cuppa taking in views and morning sunshine.


Washing machine available for use.


Enjoys drinks with friends on the north-facing deck with outdoor seating and BBQ. The deck has a shade sail and opens out to the garden, lawn area and creek.

Enjoy the outdoor fire place. Plenty of wood provided.

Use the supplied picnic basket and go exploring the five acre property to choose a nice spot for a picnic in the garden, along the seasonal creek or beside the dam.

Plenty of room for children to run around.


Buninyong is one of Victoria's oldest towns, pre-dating the gold rush and nearby Ballarat. It retains many historic buildings and hosts Victoria's oldest inland botanic gardens. A 20 minute walk to town takes you to a choice of five cafes, three restaurants or the historic pub for food and drinks.

Buninyong has four free-use tennis courts, skate park, parkour park and a outdoor swimming pool which is open in Summer.

Cyclists love Buninyong. Home to the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, riders love the mountain roads which wind through a rural and bushland setting and finish with a selection of great cyclist friendly cafes.

The local supermarket is well stocked and friendly. Buninyong also offers a pharmacy, pub, post office, bakery, takeaways, newsagent, petrol, vintage goods, bike shop and repairs and a medical clinic.

At 745m, dormant volcano Mt Buninyong is a delight to walk around and explore. It can be seen from the property. If you're keen, it takes about one hour to walk to the top via the well marked and scenic Goldfields walking track.

Centre of Buninyong 1 minute away (or a 20 min walk via Allan Street and the botanic gardens)

15 mins to Sovereign Hill / Ballarat

6 mins to Federation University

Check-in 3pm

Check-out 11am

Fireside Buninyong is a non-smoking property.

More Details

Debbie Rybicki
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018


Buninyong House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 8 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Carlton, Vic

Lovely, comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

It's always nerve-wracking finding just the right place online. I was very relieved to arrive and see how well the house was presented, the spaciousness, the gardens, the large quantities of cutlery and crockery, etc. Also the fantastic heater

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great for our large group

  • 5 of 5

Fireside was a great property to stay at with a large group of adults and young children. Because the bedrooms and additional bedding was spread out, the children were able to sleep without being disturbed or without waking others. There were heaps of outdoor seats and indoor areas to relax in. We were visiting from Darwin and booked Fireside so we could catch up with our friends and family, the house accommodated for all of us very well. Buninyong is such a beautiful town and we also enjoyed walking into the main street for lunch and to visit their Botanic Gardens.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great property with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

We thought this house was great for 2 couples with teenage children. There were plenty of sleeping options and the multiple living areas enabled us to spread out. The kitchen facilities were more than adequate with plenty of cooking pots and pans, plates, glasses and cutlery. The property was close enough to town to walk in for a morning coffee, but the extensive garden and grounds (with friendly sheep) gave the property a real country feel. Great Value!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Victoria, Australia

Great property with lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Quiet property tucked away in Buningyong. Lots of space inside and out. Very clean

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of space to move around in the house, and beautiful garden..

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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