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Quamby Homestead
Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouse Quamby Homestead, 3223 Caramut Road, Woolsthorpe, 3276
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Cancellations: made within 48hr of booking arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations made with more than 48hours notice incur an administration charge of 50% of total booking fee. Should you need to cancel and wish to re-book for an alternate date we will gladly do so at no charge (subject to availability). We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Pets: we do not allow guest pets to stay on site. Children: are most welcome. We can accommodate children up to 3 years of age free of charge and provide cots and high chairs free of charge. For children 3 – 12 year old we charge $25 per night/child when they occupy the same room as two adults. Extra Persons: When a room can accommodate additional guests we charge the following rates. •Adults – $40 per night •Children 3-12yo – $25 per night
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Location
Directions 250 km (3 hr) west of Melbourne 32km north of Warrnambool and Great Ocean Road 10km north of Woolsthorpe General Store 85km to Dunkeld and the Grampians No access to public transport Melway Directory: Map 526 Ref. D7 Touring route: Great Southern Touring Route. From Melbourne to Quamby via the Hamilton Highway (B140) ~ approx 3 hours from West Gate Bridge Take the Princes Highway (M1) from Melbourne to Geelong, follow the signs to Hamilton (B140) and travel through Inverleigh, Cressy, Lismore, Derrinallum, Darlington, Mortlake, Hexham to Caramut. In Caramut, turn left on to the Warrnambool Road (C174) and travelling 20kms from the bridge, Quamby Homestead is located on the West side (right hand side) of the road, with a large cream mailbox, and a cream & green accommodation sign at the front gate. Our road number is 3223, and we have gum trees along the front fence. Directions to Quamby Homestead via Warrnambool and the Princes Highway (A1) ~ approx 3hours 45mins from West Gate Bridge Take the Princes Highway (M1) from Melbourne to Geelong then follow the A1 (also Princes Highway but the road reference number changes) to Winchelsea, Colac, Camperdown, Terang, Panmure then to Warrnambool. The Princes Highway becomes dual road (two lanes of traffic divided by a median strip) from Allansford. Continue on Princes Highway through Warrnambool, passing the following businesses on your left hand side: Red Rooster food outlet, Norton Ford, Warrnambool Prestige Cars, change in to right hand carriage lane to turn right at the Caramut Road intersection (C174). Travel through Mailors Flat, Winslow and on to Woolsthorpe. In Woolsthorpe there is a General Store on your right hand side, stay travelling on C174 (Caramut Road), and Quamby Homestead is located a further 10km toward Caramut from the General Store. Quamby Homestead is located on the West side (left hand side) of the road, with a large cream mailbox, and a cream & green accommodation sign at the front gate. Our road number is 3223, and we have gum trees along the front fence. Directions to Quamby Homestead via The Great Ocean Road ~ approx 6 hours driving time from West Gate Bridge Take the Princes Highway (M1) from Melbourne to Geelong then follow the B100 to Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Lavers Hill, Princetown, Port Campbell, Peterborough and then Allansford. Turning left (west) on to The Princes Highway, it becomes dual road (two lanes of traffic divided by a median strip) from the township of Allansford. Continue on Princes Highway through Warrnambool, passing the following businesses on your left hand side: Red Rooster food outlet, Ford Car Dealership, Warrnambool Toyota Car Dealership, change in to right hand carriage lane to turn right at the Caramut Road intersection (C174). Travel through Mailors Flat, Winslow and on to Woolsthorpe. In Woolsthorpe there is a General Store on your right hand side, stay travelling on C174 (heading toward Caramut Road), and Quamby Homestead is located a further 10km toward Caramut from the General Store. Quamby Homestead is located on the West side (left hand side) of the road, with a large cream mailbox, and a cream & green accommodation sign at the front gate. Our road number is 3223, and we have gum trees along the front fence. Directions to Quamby Homestead from South Australia via The Princes Highway~ approx 4.5 hours driving time from Robe From Robe take the Princes Highway (B1) through Mt Gambier and Bolwarra to Killarney. At Killarney turn left onto the Koroit-Port Fairy Rd sign and after 97m bear right onto the C175 (Koroit-Port Fairy Rd). Follow this for 7km to Koroit, where you turn right onto the C175 Penshurst-Warrnambool Rd. After 890m turn left onto Koroit-Woolsthorpe Rd (C175) and follow this for approximately 10km where you then bear left again onto the Caramut-Warrnambool Road (C174). Travel on to Woolsthorpe. In Woolsthorpe there is a General Store on your right hand side, stay travelling on C174 (heading toward Caramut Road), and Quamby Homestead is located a further 10km toward Caramut from the General Store. Quamby Homestead is located on the West side (left hand side) of the road, with a large cream mailbox, and a cream & green accommodation sign at the front gate. Our road number is 3223, and we have gum trees along the front fence.


Infants aged 0 to 2 and children 3 to 12Children 14:00 - 11:00Check-in / check-out Open 24 hoursReception hours Free onsite parkingCar parking

General Information
Quamby Homestead Hotel Bed & Breakfast is a 4 star property, located a short drive inland from the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool and Port Fairy, offering the opportunity to soak up some history whilst enjoying excellent accommodation in the serenity of a 3-acre garden setting.

ACCOMMODATION: Quamby Homestead offers private guest rooms set separately in the botanic gardens. Guests can enjoy breakfast served in the homestead dining room or stay in a self-contained cottage. All recently extensively renovated and restored, there is plenty of room for everyone including children.

For a short visit, stay in one of the five Mews Rooms with Queen or twin single beds, and our family suite for 4 people. Or for a longer break the original School House and the converted Carriage House offer the space to relax and unwind. The rooms, all located within the garden at ground level, have different outlooks - garden, farmland or the dams and farmland. Wireless internet is available in some rooms.

HOMESTEAD: Quamby is an historic home with a strong local heritage built in circa 1888. Originally set in 26,000 acres, the Homestead still today displays the grandeur and scale of the first settler era. Guests can enjoy the grand Homestead Dining Room for breakfast or the Victorian Guest Lounge & Bar for drinks.

GARDENS: Quamby's superb gardens are a main feature of the property. The homestead is set on a rural property of 70 acres and is surrounded by a 3 acre historic botanical garden designed by William Guilfoyle, former Director of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Soak up the ambience, relax and enjoy, or spot kangaroo, echidna, possums, and study the historic plantings in a relaxed, private atmosphere.

Quamby is an ideal accommodation break in your travels, as it is situated between the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians, en-route Melbourne to Adelaide and just 20 minutes' drive from Warrnambool and 25mins from Port Fairy.

Stop to draw a breath or explore the unique volcanic coastline.
Quamby’s facilities and activities:
Bar/Guest Lounge
Our superb, Victorian guest lounge in the Homestead is available for guests to use at any time between Breakfast and 11pm. Equipped with digital (free to air) television and DVD player, you can relax, read or watch some television.
Quamby Homestead is a licensed venue and we are pleased to be able to serve you drinks in the guest lounge, garden or in your room.
Our Bar is open during our licensed trading hours, so if you feel like bucks fizz for breakfast or a warming red wine by the open fire in the evening we’d be very pleased to serve you.
We have a range of beer, wine and soft drinks available.
Other Facilities
Complimentary use of:
• Parking near the guest rooms
• BBQ for guest use (subject to availability)
• Garden Furniture available for guests to use
• Garden Games available
• Infant Cot
For an additional charge:
• WiFi available in selected guest rooms
GUEST ROOMS
Guests can stay in accommodation set throughout the beautiful 3-acre botanical garden, separate from the main Homestead and all with private entrances, providing privacy, peace and quiet. For a short visit, stay in one of the five Mews Rooms with Queen or twin single beds. Or for a longer break the original School House and the converted Carriage House offer the space to relax and unwind. The rooms, all located within the garden at ground level, have different outlooks – garden, farmland or the dams and farmland. Wireless internet is available in some rooms. You can enjoy the leisurely 2km walk around the property, spend time in the botanic garden, relax in your room, or lose yourself in the superb, Victorian guest lounge in the Homestead (equipped with digital (free to air) television and DVD player). Where included, a continental and full cooked breakfast is served in the Homestead Dining Room beside an open fire on the cooler mornings, or on a shady verandah in the summer months.
MEWS ROOMS
Set within three acres of beautiful gardens our Mews Rooms have either Queen or twin single beds. Recently completely renovated, each room has a private ensuite, digital (free to air) television, wood flooring, leather arm chairs, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and split system air-conditioning/heating.

SCHOOL HOUSE
The idyllic School House, where the Lindsay children were once educated, is the perfect romantic hideaway – larger than the Mews Rooms, this cottage is ideal for a longer break or long weekend. In this recently renovated former Victorian school house, you will find a queen-size bed, ensuite bathroom with double walk-in shower & bath, digital (free to air) television, split system air-conditioning/heating, tea/coffee making facilities, wood flooring, refrigerator and arm chairs & table at which to relax and take in the views over the property’s water dams and farmland.

MEWS FAMILY SUITE
Family Mews Suite of two interconnecting Mews - contact Quamby Homestead directly for availability


Local Attractions
ACTIVITIES AT QUAMBY
7 things to do in 7 days
• Enjoy rolling views over farm land
• Day trip to the Grampians
• Stroll in the 3 acre botanic gardens
• Historic 1888 victorian homestead
• Echidnas, kangaroos and koalas on farm
• 70 acres to explore
• Children can feed chickens & see animals

Walks
Botanical Garden: For those of you seeking total relaxation, feel free to wander the 3 acres of botanical garden surrounding the Homestead. Pull up a seat in the garden, and take in the historic plantings, bird life and rural views. And if a glass of chilled wine or a cold beer would help you relax further we are fully licensed.

Property Bush Walk: If you need something a little more energetic, the property itself has a 2km perimeter walk that begins at the main dam behind the School House. The path follows the property’s 3 dams and then heads between the dams and the main grazing paddocks around the perimeter fences.

Farm animals & wildlife
Quamby Homestead is a 70 acre working property, and we currently have cattle grazing and chickens. Please do feel free to go and see the chickens – particularly the children as ours love them!
You may also be lucky enough at various times to see kangaroos roaming by the dams and in the paddocks to the west of the property, down behind the accommodation.
They generally appear around dusk. Also you may see some koalas, wallabies and the odd echidna (spiny anteater). You will definitely hear our resident pair of kookaburras laughing in the trees around the dams and there are many flocks of native cockatoos and galahs flying about. And we have many possums on the property, so you may see them moving about after dark.

Garden games
Quamby’s croquet lawn, where the Lindsay’s played, is ready for a game of crocquet, lawn skittles or even petanque. Bring a soccer ball or cricket stumps for the children and they’ll be very at home on the croquet lawn.

Local Attractions (within 30 min. drive)
• Warrnambool
• Tower Hill State Game Reserve
• Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Sound & Light Show
• Warrnambool Botanic Gardens
• Beaches for swimming, surfing and walking (including Lady Bay Warrnambool, East Beach Port Fairy and Killarney Beach)
• Warrnambool-Port Fairy Rail Trail
• Historic Koroit
• Port Fairy - Historic township with many art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, heritage sites, festivals (including the world renowned Folk Festival in March, beaches and wildlife reserves (including Griffiths Island)
• Port Fairy Golf Club - one of ‘Australia’s Top 50 golf courses’
• Lake Pertobe in Warrnambool
• Fletcher Jones Gardens, Warrnambool
• Whale watching (June to October) at Logan’s Beach Warrnambool and Port Fairy or the Southern Right Whale Nursery at Portland
• Mailors Flat Antiques
• Hopkins Falls
• Allansford CheeseWorld
• 110km Historic Shipwreck Trail
• Maddigan’s Antique and Tea Rooms at Penshurst.

Day Trips:
• Grampians and Halls Gap
• Great Ocean Road
• Port Campbell and the 12 Apostles
• Cape Otway National Park
• Casterton historic town and heart of cattle dog territory
• Portland
• Nelson
• Penola and the Coonawarra.
Local Events and Festivals:
• Wooden Boat Festival (January)
• Championship Sheep Dog Trials (February)
• Warrnambool Wunta Fiesta (February)
• Port Fairy Folk Festival (March)
• Koroit Irish Festival (April)
• Warrnambool Racing Carnival (May)
• Warrnambool Agricultural Show (October)
• Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (October)
• Ex-libris Book Fair, Port Fairy (September)
• Port Fairy Show (November).
Eating/Dining Out:
We are not currently serving evening meals, however you will find many places for lunch and evening meals from 5-25mins away in Woolsthorpe, Koroit, Warrnambool and Port Fairy.
Woolsthorpe (5 mins) – Woolsthorpe National Hotel has lunch and dinner available Wednesday-Sunday evening (tel: 5569 2391). You will find high chairs and a children’s menu here.
Koroit (15 mins) – Mickey Bourke’s Hotel (available 6pm – 8pm, tel: 5565 8201), Izzy’s Family Restaurant, Alex’s Pizza and others all located approx 15mins drive away in Koroit. You will find high chairs and children’s menus at some of these.
Port Fairy (25 mins) – many restaurants, cafes and eateries ranging from Fish and Chips to Turkish. Take a look at www.visitportfairy-moyneshire.com.au/activitiesattractions/dining for more information.
Warrnambool (20 mins) – also many restaurants, cafes and eateries ranging from Fish and Chips to Turkish. Take a look at www.visitwarrnambool.com.au/food-wine/ for more information.
Dunkeld (40 mins) – for a special evening we are 40 minutes from Dunkeld in the Grampians, where you will find the Royal Mail Hotel.


Business Facilities
Not applicable.


Deposit Types Accepted by this hotel and details of deposit
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Cash.


Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • BBQ Facilities
Room types
Book Mews Room twin single beds
1 night(s) minimum stay
Set within three acres of beautiful gardens our Twin Mews Room has cast-iron twin single beds. Recently completely renovated, each room has a private ensuite, digital (free to air) television, wood flooring, leather arm chairs, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, and split system air-conditioning/heating. You can enjoy the leisurely 2km walk around the property, spend time in the botanic garden, relax in your room, or lose yourself in the superb, Victorian guest lounge in the Homestead (equipped with digital (free to air) television and DVD player). A continental and full cooked breakfast is included in the Mews Room tariff, and is served in the Homestead Dining Room beside an open fire on the cooler mornings, or on a shady verandah in the summer months (please note we do not serve evening meals).
Bedding Configurations (available on request)

2 singles

Subject to availability
Guest and Room Capacity
Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults. Baby cots are available. The hotel may charge a fee directly on check-in.
Room Features
  • Airconditioning
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Radio / Alarm Clock
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower
  • Electric Blankets
*Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room cannot be made within 2 days prior to 6pm of the check-in date or you will be charged the full amount of the booking.
Book School House
1 night(s) minimum stay
The idyllic School House, where the Lindsay children were once educated, is the perfect romantic hideaway – larger than the Mews Rooms, this cottage is ideal for a longer break or long weekend.
In this recently renovated former Victorian school house, you will find a queen-size iron bed, ensuite bathroom with double walk-in shower & bath, digital (free to air) television, split system air-conditioning/heating, tea/coffee making facilities, wood flooring, refrigerator and arm chairs & table at which to relax and take in the views over the property’s water dams and farmland. You can enjoy the leisurely 2km walk around the property, spend time in the botanic garden, relax in your room, or lose yourself in the superb, Victorian guest lounge in the Homestead (equipped with digital (free to air) television and DVD player). A continental and full cooked breakfast is included in the Mews Room tariff, and is served in the Homestead Dining Room or the Breakfast Verhandah.
Bedding Configurations (available on request)

1 queen

Subject to availability
Guest and Room Capacity
Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults. Baby cots are available. The hotel may charge a fee directly on check-in.
Room Features
  • Airconditioning
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower
  • Radio / Alarm Clock
*Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room cannot be made within 2 days prior to 6pm of the check-in date or you will be charged the full amount of the booking.
Book Mews Room queen bed
1 night(s) minimum stay
Set within three acres of beautiful gardens our Mews Rooms have cast-iron Queen beds. Recently completely renovated, each room has a private ensuite, digital (free to air) television, wood flooring, leather arm chairs, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, and split system air-conditioning/heating. You can enjoy the leisurely 2km walk around the property, spend time in the botanic garden, relax in your room, or lose yourself in the superb, Victorian guest lounge in the Homestead (equipped with digital (free to air) television and DVD player). A continental and full cooked breakfast is included in the Mews Room tariff, and is served in the Homestead Dining Room beside an open fire on the cooler mornings, or on a shady verandah in the summer months (please note we do not serve evening meals).
Bedding Configurations (available on request)

1 queen

Subject to availability
Guest and Room Capacity
Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults. Baby cots are available. The hotel may charge a fee directly on check-in.
Room Features
  • Airconditioning
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower
  • Radio / Alarm Clock
*Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room cannot be made within 2 days prior to 6pm of the check-in date or you will be charged the full amount of the booking.
Quamby Homestead Located at
Quamby Homestead, Woolsthorpe, Vic.
http://www.quambyhomestead.com.au