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Our family of 5 and our little dog stayed from 7-15 October 2018. We were impressed by the cleanliness and quality of the place. It was a haven to come back to after busy days exploring the sights and activities to be enjoyed around Ballarat. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for our family and our little dog stayed in the well-presented laundry. The fenced front garden with remote-control gate was a safe and happy place for our kids and the dog to play. The owner's thoughtfulness was demonstrated in the provision of a functional and well-stocked home, particularly in the kitchen - herbs, coffee/chocolate pods for the machine, decent collection of pots, knives and cooking utensils. There was even a complimentary bottle of wine. The Wifi worked well. The lounge-dining area was spacious enough to easily fit the electric piano which we brought along. The reverse cycle air-conditioning worked well and was much appreciated as we had some cold as well as warm weather during our stay. Alfredton is a lovely suburb. The house was only a few minutes drive to nearby Woolworths and ALDI supermarkets, the Ballarat Aquatic Centre, Lake Wendouree, Botanic Gardens. There was a Chemist Warehouse and Post Office near the ALDI. It only took us 9 minutes to drive to the Ballarat Art Gallery, City Centre, etc. It was less than 15 min to drive to Sovereign Hill and about 20 minutes to reach Kryal Castle. We had a lovely family holiday in Ballarat and thank Lydia warmly for her excellent and accommodating hospitality.
Helen was a wonderful host and very accommodating. Great communication when needed. We had a very brief stay of only one night but once we arrived we wished we had taken more time away. The house was so relaxing and had everything we needed. The backyard was enormous and full of chirping birds. Our whippet and children had fun running around while we (parents) relaxed in the sunshine. As Helen was so attentive, we had breakfast sorted. So nice to arrive and not have to rush out to buy breakfast items. I would highly recommend this place to anyone with children or pets. Thanks for a truly lovely stay!