Montrose of Ballarat offers a unique getaway experience bringing together the wonder and romance of Ballarat's golden era with the finest luxury accommodation.
Montrose Cottage was one of the first bluestone cottages built on the Ballarat Goldfields and the only one remaining today. It is listed by the National Trust. Today it is a luxurious private escape where you can relax in the finest accommodation. The Cottage is located a short walk into town and only 1km to Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Centre. This property has been featured on Channel 9 "Postcards" and in The Age's "52 Great Weekends Away" publication.
Privacy - you have sole use of the cottage.
Courtyard - the sun-drenched courtyard has a table and chairs at which you can relax.
Garden - here you can wander among the plants, which include an Ellison Orange apple tree believed to have been planted by the original owners and to be the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.
Memorabilia wall - you can trace the history of the cottage through this truly unique display of historic documents and photographs.
Opulent bedroom - sumptuous linen on the Queen-size bed and quality fittings ensure you will have sweet dreams. (Double sofa bed also available).
Ensuite bathroom - a cast iron claw foot bath, marble vanity, heated towel rail and the finest fittings make this a bathroom in which you can truly indulge yourself.
Sitting room - a gas log open fire, air conditioning, deep comfortable chairs, TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock and stereo, books, games and music ensure your every day is a treat. Broadband internet connection is available by prior arrangement.
Kitchen/breakfast room - every modern convenience from espresso machine to dishwasher make the necessary tasks effortless.
Laundry facilities are available for guests.
Gourmet breakfast provisions first morning:
freshly baked bread with selection of spreads
omelette with your choice of fillings
espresso machine including 12 varieties of freshly ground coffee
freshly squeezed juice
selection of cereals
All available in private, luxurious surrounds where you can eat, drink and relax at your leisure.
Wot’s the cost? Pick the number of guests and your dates.
Rates are tax inclusive per night.
Unfortunately there are no offers available.
|Property's terms and conditions||Property's terms and conditions|
|Bond details||No bond required. Credit card details will be necessary prior to arrival.|
|Payment details||Payment of balance is due one month prior to stay. You will be contacted by email to arrange final payment when due. If booking is within one month of stay final payment direct to Montrose of Ballarat will be required immediately.|
|Business facilities||Broadband internet access available by prior arrangement. Charges apply.|
|Arrival instructions||Guests will be contacted upon booking so a confirmation letter can be emailed with directions and access arrangements to the property prior to day of arrival.|
|Getting there||To find us simply follow the signs to Sovereign Hill and travel along the main road. Turn into Eureka Street (at the skate park). We are located one block up at 111 Eureka Street, Ballarat East.|
|Parking||Off-street car parking.|
|Things to do||Things to do
Nestled in the heart of historic Ballarat, luxurious Montrose of Ballarat is the ideal launching place for many forays into the city and surrounds.
Montrose of Ballarat itself is a monument to Ballarat?s golden past being the first bluestone residence built on the Ballarat goldfields and the only one still standing. Browsing through Montrose's memorabilia will give much insight into both the cottage and the city itself.
In and around Ballarat
Just 1.2 km up Eureka Street, you will find The Eureka Centre, which brings the story of the miners rebellion - The Eureka Stockade - to life. A little further away, but still within easy walking distance, is award-winning Sovereign Hill where you can step back in time to experience life as it was in the 1850s. Sovereign Hill is also home to the dramatic sound and light show "Blood on the Southern Cross" which tells the story of the Eureka rebellion.
The City itself contains many historic buildings constructed during the golden era of the late 1800s. One of the most impressive thoroughfares, Lydiard Street is home to many of Ballarats heritage icons including the Ballarat train station, Craig's Royal Hotel, The George Hotel and Victoria's largest regional art gallery, the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
But Ballarat is not all about history. Another popular attraction less than 3ks from Montrose of Ballarat is the award-winning Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park where you can experience close contact with native animals in six hectares of peppermint gum woodland.
Adding to the range of attractions are Lake Wendouree, the Botanic Gardens, The Golden City Paddle Steamer Museum and the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.
Coupled with these attractions are numerous restaurants and cafes for relaxed or formal dining with a huge range of food styles and dining experiences on offer
Exploring the region
From Ballarat you can take leisurely trips to many other towns or tourist venues. First among these would be picturesque Daylesford which is renowned for its fine cuisine or perhaps a tour of the many fine wineries that dot the region.