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10 Parker St, Guildford, Victoria 3451 Australia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Guildford
Tara Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for your special occasion whether it be a romantic getaway, family reunion, a small wedding, girls weekend or simply a weekend in the country. Your stay includes refreshments on arrival and a traditional country hamper breakfast prepared by your host Toni. "Let yourself relax. Experience peace and open space."
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Free parking
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Books, DVDs, music for children
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor furniture
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Deemac68 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome stay at Tara Cottages. Perfectly appointed for a short stay. Super clean. Comfy beds. Our kids loved meeting & feeding the property’s animals. Kathy is a warm and genuine host and the amazing breakfast hamper was so generous we couldn’t finish it all! Delicious platter on arrival was very much appreciated too. Being pet friendly was a huge bonus - our dog very happy he wasn’t left at home. Guildford is a quaint little town close to lots of local sights and great cafes/restaurants. Highly recommend Tara Cottages for a delightful weekend away. Pic of sunset at Guildford lookout.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Loco3450 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wodonga, Australia69 contributions17 helpful votes
Tara is a wonderful place to day, and Kathy is a fantastic host! The antipasto platter awaiting us on arrival was quite delicious, sitting on the front verandah amongst the beautiful gardens, snacking on the platter and enjoying a drink was most relaxing. The breakfast player was also delicious, with fresh bacon, eggs, Muesli and amazing fresh baked bread amongst other delights. Castlemaine and Daylesford are quite close by car, as is Mt Franklin. The walk from Tara to the general store and pub, or a little further to the lookout is very good too. Thanks Kathy!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Anthony M wrote a review July 2019
South Yarra, Australia2 contributions
From the start Kathy was an excellent communicator, helping me with altering dates, through to booking our long lunch at a local vineyard. On our arrival, she introduced herself, chatted to us, lit our NedKellyfire, and handed us probably the most impressive antipasto platter I’ve seen . Later Kathy presented us with an enormous tray of fresh home baked bread, her hen’s eggs, bacon, muesli, milk, apple juice, fruit, salmon, avocado, the list goes on. Come Saturday she drove us to the vineyard and later picked us up, gave us some local wine knowledge, then , after introducing us to her family, made sure we had enough provisions for the next morning . I can’t rate this B&B highly enough. We’ll be back, thank you, Tony and Jill.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a larger villa, Villa Nova
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liseybendy wrote a review Apr 2019
Bendigo, Australia24 contributions
What wonderful hospitality from Kathy! Platters on arrival and an incredible array of breakfast provisions! Tara BnB cottage 2 was the perfect getaway for us. Fire was a lovely addition in the brick cottage. Superb sleep and a lazy Sunday morning. Just what we needed! Thankyou for providing such an experience Kathy!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kathy S, Owner at Tara BnB Guildford
Responded 14 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback . This is what keeps me going and improving with my hospitality to guests . You were such a delightful couple and I hope next time you can come for a longer time to experience our space more and relax . Kind regards Kathy
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Jen and Mike wrote a review Mar 2019
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We booked this cottage as a last minute booking due to Castlemain being booked out due to a convention. Kathy rang me to advise that she was not at the property, but advised where to find the key and to let ourselves in. We were greeted on arrival by Rob, and found the cottage in perfect pristine condition. The host arrived not long afterwards with a platter of cheeses, crackers, olives, dried fruits and nuts, and grapes, which was very nice. In the morning we were presented with a HUGE basket of breakfast provisions - bacon, eggs ,Italian sausages, a fresh loaf of bread, muesli, fruit juice, fresh yogurt with fruit, salmon, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, jam, a bottle of milk, We could not eat it all. We would highly recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from KathyS3920, Owner at Tara BnB Guildford
Responded 30 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for choosing Tara cottage as your last minute booking . I hope your short time in country Victoria was as relaxing as you planned . Love you to return for a longer stay in the future or friends and family to experience our B&B . Thank you kindly Kathy & Rob
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Leonie T wrote a review Feb 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Guildford is a delightful small rural town with Tara as one of its best attractions. Rooms are very comfy and the amazing food and service provided are second to none. The owners Kath and Rob are natural hosts and their friendliness and thoughtfulness set this accommodation apart from the others. Our dog was in doggy heaven and Wilson the pig was a real cutie. Impossible to be more impressed. Leonie and Dave and Taz
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thomas C wrote a review Nov 2017
Seddon, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Kathy and Rob are wonderful hosts. Tara Cottages offer beautifully presented accommodation within the wonderful gardens of the homestead. Generous antipasto later on arrival and breakfast hamper were a highlight. Winter heating from a gorgeous and effective Ned Kelly wood heater. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
reallyedbrown wrote a review Mar 2017
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Recently under new management, the new owners do a fantastic job of making guests feel welcome and well looked after! The amazing welcome platter when I arrived, and enormous breakfasts are delightful. Rooms are large, beautiful, and well-equipped. The bathroom in the cottage I stayed in was modern and clean. And on a clear night, the skies are incredible. Very little light pollution means you can see so many more stars than you expect! Had a wonderful stay, and I'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Responded 1 May 2017
Thank you Kindly for your positive review. You were a delight to have as a guest and would recommend you to other hosts as well as love to have you return and experience Tara BnB cottages and the Town in more depth. As a family we a loving Tara BnB and all the guests wanting to stay and experience such a beautiful heritage property with priceless gardens.
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narelle. g wrote a review Jan 2016
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A superb place to unwind. The cottage has every amenity (& the beds are to die for). Fresh bread, homemade relishes & jams - oh & the antipasto platter was delicious. Very cool inside despite hot weather. Seeing the Milky Way at night so clearly & enjoying the evening meals & local music talent at the pub within walking distance-BONUS!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
Maryanne R wrote a review Jan 2016
Ballarat, Australia49 contributions7 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable, lovely gardens, amazing jam! If visiting cute Guildford in Victoria, Tara B&B is a good option. It is cottage style accommodation - brick adjoining cottages, clean and modern inside. The bathroom is spacious and tidy, the provided breakfast is plentiful. Great bonus - healthy snacks with dips and vegies are also available in the fridge when you arrive - nice work Tara, as people often ready for a cup of tea and snack after driving. Small drawback - it was cold the night we were there, and there was no wood or kindling available for the pot belly fire, which would have been nice - and more romantic!! We used the electric oil heater instead, which warmed the room sufficiently. Tip - If you stay, remember to close the shutters on the high windows, unless you really like early morning light. Lots of quiet nearby walks through adjoining farmland and bush, Castlemaine and Daylesford about half an hour drive away. The home made jam is available for purchase - do buy the feijoa jam, it is incredible, but leave some for me!
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Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tara BnB Guildford
Which popular attractions are close to Tara BnB Guildford?
Nearby attractions include Big Tree (4.6 km), Vaughan Cemetery (3.6 km), and Guildford Honour Row Memorial Stone (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tara BnB Guildford?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Tara BnB Guildford?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tara BnB Guildford?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Tara BnB Guildford?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tara BnB Guildford?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guildford General Store, Five Flags Hotel, and Guildford Family Hotel.
Are pets allowed at Tara BnB Guildford?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tara BnB Guildford?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buda Historic Home and Garden (11.5 km), Castlemaine Historic Market Building (10.5 km), and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (11.4 km).
Is Tara BnB Guildford accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.