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The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead

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4912 Calder Hwy, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3453 Australia
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#13 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bendigo
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Boutique accommodation in the birthplace of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead operates with pro environmental practices.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Wifi
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Seating area
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Clothes rack
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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The Wandering Reviewer wrote a review Sep 2019
Melbourne, Australia9,554 contributions4,012 helpful votes
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The entrance took me back to my past where we would visit my mother’s parents (my grandparents) in then a country property. The driveway at The Stables, meanders nicely towards the main building but first you have to drive over a small rickety wooden bridge over a stream that I swear the three billy goats gruff clip clopped across only minutes before I arrived. The grounds of Ravenswood are extensive and there are many buildings. Follow the signs to the main building and entrance. There is extra parking available on the east side. Rooms are glorious. Decor authentic and nicely done. Breakfasts are stunning with fresh food array available in a beautiful dining room. The event I was there for was a joint 50th held further passed the main house in rectangular renovated stable. Stunning. Just beautiful. Photos show the decorations and layout that made the 11 hour ‘long lunch’ one of the best gigs I’ve been to in years. Staff were incredible and their attention to detail transformed the ambience and vibe of the room. Nothing was too much problem. Food was outstanding. Fresh, whole food, bought locally where possible. Whether it was the home made sausage rolls or flaky pastry filled with cream a cheese, salmon and caviar or cheese croquettes - it as all delicious and plentiful. Bar was full of excellent wines and spirits. Nothing was too much trouble. Note: good parking. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Just keep your eyes out for that troll who is probably hiding under that rickety bridge.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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wendy1053 wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia1,007 contributions164 helpful votes
I booked our two bedroom cottage via TripAdvisor as it stated there was Breakfast included. After being transferred to Booking.com it stated breakfast was an extra $20 each person and queried with Ravenswood and was told we needed to pay for breakfast. I asked re the info on TripAdvisor and was then emailed saying our breakfast would be free. Even the sign at their front gate says B&B, but apparently it’s only a B now. We dropped our luggage at 3 pm and our rooms were freezing. The friendly owner said she had recently turned the wall heater on so we left. Arriving back at 8.30 pm the room was so cold I walked to reception and asked for another heater. The ladies came back with another heater which helped ( the one small wall heater was never going to be enough for 2 bedrooms, separate toilet and separate bathroom. I also requested more blankets ( none in cupboard). Only one of the two beds had an electric blanket. As I then had to choose between the electric blanket on or bedside light so I was offered a double adapter that never came. It wasn’t helpful to be told that when their kids say they are cold they tell them to put another jumper on. I would be warm enough at home in my jumper and jacket. After getting into bed until the room warmed up enough to shower, I showered in the very cold bathroom. Wifi was advertised but there is none. I tried to call the phone number on my mobile but it was disconnected. I emailed, no response. Gave up and went to sleep. The bed was comfortable. Next morning the breakfast basket was lovely, nice cereal, beautiful bread, yummy jam, etc. But no crockery or cutlery. No toaster ( you have to leave the cottage and go to a communal kitchen) So we ate our cereal from our cups and spread our bread with a teaspoon. I was really looking forward to our stay. Love old places but the expectation these days is warmth in winter, breakfast at a B&B, wifi if advertised and utensils to eat your breakfast. For $240 a night I expect better. And a reply to both my emails sent from the property because there was no phone available would be considered good manners and good business .
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: I could not see air conditioning either so check before you book during summer and winter
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Davydd67 wrote a review Apr 2019
Lutry, Switzerland6 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a 2-night stay for the Easter bank holiday. Lovely and tranquil location, just off the highway which you can't see or hear at all, at a very convenient distance from Bendigo. Nadine and Simon (and children...and some extra family and friends....and dogs) made us very welcome, which included inviting our two young boys and the other guest children to take part in their Easter egg hunt. They also got to collect real eggs from the resident chickens. The boys loved the carefree rural environment. Room was cleab, comfy and quiet. The house and accommodation is all from 1860s so solid thick walls and high ceilings, so a lot of charm and feeling and style of days gone by. The room was nice and cool inside despite the rather unseasonably warm April weather. Period brass beds were very comfortable. Tv and bar fridge were a welcome addition. Had a nice dip in the solar heated pool too. Breakfast was nice and adequate, had in the old servant's kitchen on a table shared with other guests so nice and friendly. Overall, a nice relaxing weekend!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Leah W wrote a review Feb 2019
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Very disappointed. Poor place was very run down. No bar fridge, milk was kept in a draw. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone at the going price. I know there’s a drought but chipping away weeds & a good rake would make more appealing
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mel L wrote a review Oct 2018
Alstonville, Australia4 contributions
This homestead is nothing short of sensational! Gorgeous grounds renovated beautifully and kept with the time era. Host are great couple although I think have now sold. The quarters we stayed in great bed comfy and heating made a very cold night lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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PRICE RANGE
USD 129 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ravenswood Homestead
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGreater BendigoBendigo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead
What are some of the property amenities at The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Grounds of the Ravenswood Homestead?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortuna Villa (14.6 km), Bendigo Town Hall Tour (15.6 km), and Historic Post Office Tour (15.6 km).