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Barrabool Hills Retreat. Guest House & ArtGallery. Family & Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Space 25 m²
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A perfect country venue to relax & smell the roses.

The Guest House, with three upstairs bedrooms available, resembles a Scottish cottage and is nestled in spacious grounds, in the gently sloping Barrabool Hills. It is conveniently located only 16 kilometres from Geelong, one of Victoria's most popular holiday destinations, and only one hour from Melbourne CBD.

Barrabool Hills Retreat offers 3 superior double rooms and can accommodate couples, families or single guests. Guests have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the restful and tranquil atmosphere of a fine country house and garden, surrounded by interesting works of art.

Charming hospitality.

Barrabool Hills Retreat also offers a buffet breakfast of seasonal and organic produce, including fresh local free range eggs. Breakfast is served buffet-style in the elegant breakfast room or on the adjoining deck.

There are plenty of comfortable spots to relax and un-wind after a long journey, with ambient views over the Waurn Ponds Creek and pretty garden, and also a cosy fireplace for cooler months. For the more energetic there is a landscaped multi-purpose grass court for tennis, pentaque and croquet.

The lounges and breakfast room each have an elevated view over the garden, water-hole and surrounding hills. You can enjoy the atmosphere while you feast and plan the day ahead.

Accommodation & amenities

Barrabool Hills Retreat has three comfortable, tastefully-furnished guest bedrooms, overlooking the sweeping hills and gardens. Soak up the ambience and enjoy the peace, quiet and little luxuries.

Each room is individual and well-appointed with window treatments for privacy and relaxation. The snug, quality bedding offers a selection of pillows and has electric blankets, to ensure a restful night. Cot available.

The shared bathroom, with 2 Bathrobes per room provided, has

a separate bath, basin, shower and W.C. Hairdryer and complimentary toiletries supplied.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast rental in Barrabool, Australia

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • No food in bedrooms. Light remains on in entrance hall.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Barrabool Hills Retreat. Guest House & ArtGallery. Family & Pet Friendly.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Lovely property with a charming host

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with our little dog Shadow

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warren & Joy were delightful, appreciative guests.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Thoroughly recommended, friendly and hospitable

  • 5 of 5

A little piece of country, so close to a major city! Barraboola Hills Retreat was private, warm and inviting. Hosts were hospitable, beds comfortable. Country breakfast was plentiful and gave good options. Great for an overnight stay or a country getaway for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to meet you & hope that Cassie was impressed with nearby Marcus Oldham Agricultural College.
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quirky, convenient, pleasant and private

  • 4 of 5

Ideal hideaway for anyone with boarders at Geelong Grammar, and who is foreign to Victoria's many outstanding, well developed and preserved tourist sights like the 12 Apostles, and the whole coastline beauty around the peninsula. Sublime rolling-hill estates and rural farmland. Best shopping - you can park outside the shop in Barwon Heads!

Very comfortable; excellent library and fabulous fire-place. Lovely wild garden, and fresh air. Coffee situation could improve; fresh ground coffee a must for travelers seeking luxurious morning.

The delightful hosts are discreet and courteous; the human hosts, Lorelle and family, even more delightful, and who are amusing and hospitable, embodying Victoria's heritage can-do character.

We spent a week there being housed and fed brekky like one of the familiy, eventually being taken along to the local church to celebrate Anzac Day. Were privileged to hear some very valuable history from the living museum congregation, and which endorsed human kindness and immigration policy; French citizens nursing the soldiers after rehabilitation, were then sponsored to live in Australia after the war; good news story:)

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely pet friendly country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and found the place very relaxing and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent unique property!

  • 5 of 5

Lorelle was welcoming and friendly. Property was interesting, cosy and spotless. Breakfast was a variety of healthy and delicious choices.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

Lovely B and B

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Barabool Hills. The rooms are comfortable and the continental breakfast is great. Lorelle was very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Queens Park.
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Waurn Ponds.
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Princes Highway.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mt. Buffalo.
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Eastern Beach.
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Surf coast access

Mt. Duneed Estate , 8 minutes away, holds spectacular concerts with International Performers of the calibre of Elton John & Sting.

Markets every week-end are very popular in the Geelong Region.

The Twelve Apostles,SurfCoast is another major attraction.


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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