About this listing
A very comfortable self sufficient large room - very pleasant ambience.
Close to centre of village and eating places.
Comfortable quality room above former Art Gallery, Town Hall end of Eaglehawk. You will have your own bathroom and toilet. All on the 1st floor which is all to yourselves. Own entry from the Street.
As good as a small studio apartment. Car parking available outside our premises. Not inside the property.
Park is across the road and has great walking track leading around the scenic Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb.
Minute to shops.
Across Rd from Art house cinema.
Opposite Brassey Square and Canterbury Park,
On bus route - 6 Ks from Bendigo Central.
Bus stop behind our backfence.
Railway Station a couple of minutes away.
Direct service to Melbourne and stations in between.
Self catering quality breakfast consisting of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, bread, plunger coffee, or Espresso Machine .O/J.
Stainless steel Kettle and Toaster.
Fridge and microwave in room.
Also in fridge small selection of cheeses.
Dry and sweet biscuits in room.
Comfortable Double bed - reverse aircon - digital TV.
On route to Swan Hill.
One hour from Echuca where the famous Paddle steamers are. Close to Mildura Road. Half hour from picturesque Castlemaine and historic Maldon. One hour from famous Spa centre Daylesford. Central Victoria is a very beautiful place to visit.
Host has excellent knowledge of all local tourist info and will gladly assist with information required. Have travelled the length and breadth of Australia so have good knowledge of Outback Australia.
We have also travelled and worked extensively overseas so have a broad general knowledge of Europe, parts of Asia and Argentina.
Respectful of your privacy, however, happy to be social if you would like that.
Entirely up to you.
Your stay will be comfortable and in a truly nice ambiance.
Despite being only 6 Ks from Bendigo city centre, Eaglehawk was a very separate town from Bendigo until recent times. Both areas grew mightily from the Gold rush of the 1850's.
From Bendigo to Eaglehawk one can still see the remnants of mining days. Small mining cottages through to Mine managers grander houses.
In between was the Ironbark Range which was the area bush-rangers held up those travelling to Bendigo or vice verso for their gold.. Once Eaglehawk got its own Post office and Banks the locals did not go to Bendigo. They also had their own Municipal Council. The Borough of Eaglehawk.
The poorer miners stayed in this region - fossicking or alluvial mining (surface) in what was known as the Whipstick Forest. Eaglehawk was their town.
They came in for their Entertainment and supplies. Opera singers came to our Town Hall and on Sundays there was a street Market in High St. Was a thriving community until World War 2.
Eaglehawk then went into a sort of sleep period reviving in the 80's. Now of course part of the Bendigo urban area.
The Borough of Eaglehawk Council was lost in the regions restructure of Local Government and is now part of the City of Greater Bendigo.
Despite that, Eaglehawk people still proudly claim they are from the BOROUGH.
Lovely Neangar golf Club is close by.
Look forward to hosting you.
All info in description and visual in the photos.
Interaction with guests
Only interact if the guests desire to do so.
Respectful of privacy.
All information in the description.
Very much a bonded community.
Art house cinema just across the road.
Canterbury Park across the road - leads to lovely walking path around Lake Neangar & Lake Tom Thumb.
On bus route directly to Bendigo. Bus stop behind our back fence or across the road at the Park entrance.
Connects directly with the Market place shopping centre and Bendigo railway Station.
Eaglehawk Station has a direct line from Melb and Swan Hill twice a day.
Other things to note
All village shops within close proximity.
Park and Lake walks very pleasant.
Definitely NO SMOKING.
We haven't set structured hours for arrival or departure but expect everyone to be reasonable and to have vacated by lunch time, or by arrangement.
No pets. We do have a cat ourselves but is in the downstairs area well away from upstairs area.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm a retired Arts/Antique/Valuer. My parents migrated from the Netherlands ( Nederland).
My early childhood was in Amsterdam and later urban Melbourne. I worked in office admin, and latterly as a P/A. This was excellent training for our own business.
I married Kev. He was a schoolteacher and was on part time study leave to gain his Diploma of Art.
This resulted in a love of Australian Art for both of us. Kev left teaching in 1979.
I had opened an Antique shop in 1967 but closed it in latter 68 due to No 3 baby joining the clan.
We seriously began our Antique & Arts business in 1977 and once Kev left teaching we began importing Antiques initially from he UK and later France, Indonesia, Vietnam and Argentina.
We also operated an Art Gallery dealing in Australian Art. Mainly graphics. With our accumulated knowledge and experience were appointed Valuers by the Commonwealth Government for their
Gifts bequests program. I was a Councillor with Local Government for 18 yrs. (Non political)
We are now retired. Enjoy travel, reading, dinner parties, writing.
Love watching late night SBS films, my form of Yoga. Both of us great documentary watchers.
We enjoy going Outback - part of the gray nomad mob. Have Off Rd van.
Kev loves fishing and cooking which are not my favorite pass times.
I have lots of Outback info and travel tales.
We live with our Cat "Megs" in downstairs part of house.
Well away from the very comfortable upstairs room.