Barkly Cottage is just a short stroll to the main street shops and cafes, cinema, gallery and train station. Picturesque Ararat is surrounded by beautiful countryside, wineries, country markets and of course the infamous Aradale Asylum and J-Ward old Gaol. We're just a 45 minute drive to stunning Halls Gap and The Grampians too.
Book for up to 6 guests and start exploring this beautiful part of the world now!
Barkly Cottage was built in 1902 and has had a few renovations since then! The whole house is available for you which is a 3 bedroom house with living area, modern kitchen and bathroom.
Note that 2 of the 3 bedrooms are up a small 3-step staircase.
The whole house is available for you to use and there is a generous grassy back yard. There is off street undercover parking for 2 cars. There is also rear access to the yard for cars, caravans and horse floats.
Interaction with guests
Living in Ararat and wanting to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible, I am available to answer any questions on the surrounding areas, events and places of interest.
Other things to note
Tea, coffee, fresh milk and bread are provided for our guests.
For special occasions, a bouquet of fresh flowers can be arranged and a Portacot is available upon request.
All bed linen and towels are provided.
**Bedding - Please note that the single trundle bed is a bit shorter than a regular single bed-perfect for a child-maybe a bit short for an adult!
** Additional bedding - Barkly Cottage comfortably sleeps 6 people, however, if required we also have 1 fold away single bed which if set up will attract the additional guest fee.
This house is located in a residential area, we ask that you keep noise levels down in the evenings for the benefit of our friendly neighbours.
Hi, I'm Angie. I am a mum, an animal lover and a collector of pretty things. I relocated from Melbourne to Ararat 3 years ago. It was the proximity to the beautiful picturesque Grampians, country living and the nearby wineries that brought us here. We love being close to so many lovely country towns like Avoca, Talbot, Smythesdale and Skipton, which have gorgeous antique / collectible stores and craft / farmers markets once a month. Ararat also has its own Farmer's Market held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in Alexandra Hall.
In addition to looking after 2 kids under 3, I also run The Sweet Pea Flower Farm here in Ararat which specialises in seasonal blooms which we sell at the Ararat Farmers Market and wholesale. My partner, Jesse, has a keen interest in collecting vinyl records and runs a stall within the Stawell Picker's Market.
Our quaint Miner's Cottage is now available for you to stay in. We hope you find it comfortable. We are still in the process of completing a visual story of Barkly Cottage's history which was built in 1902 by Mr John Joseph Berkery. Mr Berkery owned acres of market gardens surrounding the house, supplying fruit and veg to the town. The house has seen a few changes since then and the garden still needs some attention though we have plans to follow in his footsteps and establish plots of vegies, fruit trees and berries for our guests to enjoy.
I am always happy to answer your queries about Ararat and its surrounding towns, wineries, events and of course dates for farmers markets!