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Haven on Barkers

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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
We offer stylish, comfortable & contemporary B&B accommodation in the heart of Victoria's Goldfields. Tariff is for a couple, extra adults are $60 each, children 12 and under are $30 each, we can accommodate up to 5 people. Couples who choose to have separate sleeping arrangements will incur a extra cost of $60. We are located within 5 minutes drive from several wineries, ( Bress, Blackjack, Mt Alexander & Harcourt Valley). There are interesting walking tracks on Mt Alexander together with cycling tracks to nearby towns, Haven on Barkers is set on 5 acres of tranquil & beautiful gardens overlooking neighbouring farmland, lots to explore, small farm animals ( pony, goats, chickens ), just 5 min from Castlemaine, 30 min to Bendigo and Daylesford, a nursery cafe is across the road. Judi & ...We offer stylish, comfortable & contemporary B&B accommodation in the heart of Victoria's Goldfields. Tariff is for a couple, extra adults are $60 each, children 12 and under are $30 each, we can accommodate up to 5 people. Couples who choose to have separate sleeping arrangements will incur a extra cost of $60. We are located within 5 minutes drive from several wineries, ( Bress, Blackjack, Mt Alexander & Harcourt Valley). There are interesting walking tracks on Mt Alexander together with cycling tracks to nearby towns, Haven on Barkers is set on 5 acres of tranquil & beautiful gardens overlooking neighbouring farmland, lots to explore, small farm animals ( pony, goats, chickens ), just 5 min from Castlemaine, 30 min to Bendigo and Daylesford, a nursery cafe is across the road. Judi & Lou will welcome you with a delicious afternoon tea of either home baked cheese cake, muffins or scones. A generous continental breakfast includes:- home baked bread, various spreads, fresh juice, milk, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, espresso coffee & selection of quality teas. Private BBQ facility Optional extras, please enquire :- Cooked breakfast, Romance package, consists of bottle of wine, red or white, fruit & cheese platter, Lindt chocolate Early check in or late check out ( if available )
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Only paying guests to use property facilities No parties or events Pets live on this property. Seperate sleeping arrangements occur $50 charge
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa1 Single1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Lou Marsal / J
Hosting since July 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 71%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (7)
alchemy2016
alchemy2016
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
It's Perfect !
What a wonderful weekend ! Our stay at Haven on Barkers topped off our wedding week-end in Victoria’s Central Highlands. Judi and Lou welcomed us on arrival late on Friday night with dinner prepared - so unexpected! The beds were so comfortable with beautiful linen and every little essential one could think of was on hand… scrumptious home made treats and even a chocolate at bedtime! We felt spoilt all weekend. On a walk through the property, amidst its gorgeous flower beds and shady trees we met the much loved goats, so tame and all with their own special personalities. Thank you Judi and Lou, we arrived as strangers and left as friends. We will see you again. Sue & Liz
Visited December 2019
Written February 15, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Troy M
Troy M
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Great little spot within minutes of Castlemaine
My wife and I decided last minute to do a trip up to Bendigo for some house inspections and wanted to stay somewhere cute and rural for our little girl to enjoy too. We loved the property and the hosts were great! We fed the animals in the morning and enjoyed relaxing in the house at night as we were tired from the busy day. We’d definitely love to stay again sometime but hopefully we’ll be living up near there soon! I’d highly recommend this to couples and definitely young families. Kids would love it. Lots of kangaroos early in the morning to see on the adjacent hillside.
Visited August 2018
Written August 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Haven on Barkers
Haven on Barkers
Thank you Troy for your positive review. It was lovely meeting you and your family. We enjoyed sharing our property with you.All the best for the future.
Written August 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

belliab
belliab
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Family Long Weekend Away
spent 2 nights at this lovely B&B very good place & lovely hosts the fresh baked bread & scones were fantastic premises top notch with quality touches the property grounds are done very nicely highly recommended
Visited June 2018
Written June 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Haven on Barkers
Haven on Barkers
Thank you,it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
Written June 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

olgavassallo
olgavassallo
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Excellent
Was very impressed with the presentation, cleanliness and the exceptional hospitality we received from the owners. They went above and beyond what we would have expected. Defiantly would recommend this place they even went to the trouble of organising an in house massage by a very professional masseuse.
Visited October 2017
Written October 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Haven on Barkers
Haven on Barkers
Our guests were a pleasure to host ,easy to communicate with and very friendly, The studio was left in excellent condition would welcome them back any time.
Written October 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christophe P
Christophe P
4 contributions
A perfect hideaway
Judy and Lou are fantastic hosts. Everything was perfect during our stay in the Guest Room. The breakfast was so delicious too. It is one of the best B&B we have been staying. The location is great also, close to Castlemaine which is a very interesting town to visit and surrounded by world class wineries. Perfect place for a relaxing week-end. Thank you so much Judy and Lou, we will come back.
Visited September 2017
Written October 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jenny R
Jenny R
1 contribution
Very comfortable, welcoming and child friendly.
Judy and Lou made us feel very comfortable in their home and doted on my son who had an "amazing" time, enjoying homemade raspberry lemonade and patting the animals. I cannot speak highly enough.
Visited September 2017
Written September 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vince L
Vince L
2 contributions
We didn't want to leave - haven by name, haven by nature!
Just 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne and with Castlemaine on its doorstep, Haven on Barkers is a gorgeous B&B set in tranquil surrounds. The room was meticulous, clean and well appointed and we felt relaxed as soon as we stepped inside. We had everything we needed and more thanks to our most attentive hosts, Judi and Lou. The spa bath was great for relaxing after our long walk in the Castlemaine Diggings and in the morning we were spoiled by our hosts with a yummy cooked breakfast. There are friendly goats and a miniature horse on the property which we said hello to as we took a stroll to admire the native plants and pretty flower beds. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this little gem to anyone.
Visited March 2017
Written September 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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About the neighbourhood
We are located within 5 minutes drive from several renowned wineries, ( Bress, Blackjack, Mt Alexander & Harcourt Valley), which are popular for wedding receptions. There are interesting walking tracks on Mt Alexander together with cycling tracks to nearby towns
Getting around
Castlemaine railway station is 7 km away and taxis are available, car or bicycle is the best way to see the sights.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Haven on Barkers

Haven on Barkers is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Haven on Barkers has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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