Looking outside from front door
Surprising, ‘Artisan’ Ballarat
Hosted by John
John is the host.John is a superhost.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Dating back to the 1870’s the cottage welcomes you with period features and clever integration of modern facilities with two beautiful queen sized bed rooms, two bathrooms and open plan lounge dining and kitchen.

The space

With two beautiful queen sized bed rooms, two bathrooms and open plan lounge dining and kitchen. It is air conditioned with a split system and has a wood fire to create an atmosphere that is suitable for all weather conditions. The cottage is set up with 3D TV. A private side and back garden is terraced and decked for outside entertaining and has views across the town.

Guest access

With off-street parking and front and back access the whole environment is perfect for inside outside entertaining.

Interaction with guests

The ‘Stables’ is a separate building in the back garden and is for the owners, John and Janis a retreat and their residence during your stay. This building is home to a cinema and art studio so extend the fun of your stay by booking on arrival, an art class or a tarot reading with champagne and cocktails on the back elevated deck.

Other things to note

A short stroll to all that Ballarat has to offer and round the corner from some of the most unique retro vintage shops and cafes, ‘Artisan’ is a Victorian cottage situated in the most historic area of the town.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Feel comfortable and treat our property with respect and care as you would your own.
Our property is no smoking please smoke outside if needed.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


119 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
January 2017
Artisan is a truly charming place to stay. John's property is beautifully renovated and chock full of fun architectural touches. We visited with our two kids (3 year old and 6 month old) and had a wonderful time in Ballarat. Sovereign Hill, Larder at Daylesford, The Forge Pizzeria and a trip to Lake Wendouree (Adventure Playground, Vintage Tram ride and the Botanical Gardens) were all brilliant trips out. And with Artisan to welcome you home each evening, you could not ask for a better place from which to explore the area. Five stars all round.

Jim User Profile
November 2016
John was incredibly welcoming and took a lot of trouble to make sure we had everything we wanted and gave us a comprehensive breakdown of what was available locally to see and do. The Artisan was superbly fitted and had everything that we could have wanted in our all too short stay.

Steven User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic. Don’t even hesitate. Just do it. World class.

Shelley User Profile
October 2017
This stylishly decorated heritage house is filled with curios to discover. The beds are super comfy with lots of blankets and doonas that, along with the fireplace and many heaters, will keep you toasty warm on the coldest nights. John is a fantastic host who was there to meet us with a friendly smile when we arrived and gave us a quick rundown of the house along with places to see and eat around town. Highly recommend a stay at this beautiful house, perfect for couples, families or friends.

Oanh User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic little getaway with great amenities. John's place is one of a kind in Ballarat.

Sharryn User Profile
October 2017
Artisan is amazing, beyond my expectation. If you are worried about it costing a tad more than you have budgeted, DON’T, everyone needs to stay in this amazing space at least once! John, I adored meeting you and thank you

Belinda User Profile
October 2017
John's place was exactly as pictured and absolutely lovely. The cottage is in a great location not far from the centre of town and John was very welcoming. The tips he provided for places to see around town were really helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable, and warming up by the fireplace at the end of the day was a real treat. It really is a beautiful property with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The effort John has put into decorating the house made it feel both luxurious and homely. I'd highly recommend John's cottage if you're ever in Ballarat.

Joined in December 2013
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
With a previous background in running tourist accommodation businesses (in Ballarat), teaching, arts workshops, website development and overseas travel guiding services, I believe I bring a new focus and direction to an already vibrant tourist environment here in Ballarat. Here …
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Response time: within an hour

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