Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

PAGE 58 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE STRATFORD BAIRNSDALE PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT BRUTHEN TWIN RIVERS METUNG LAKES ENTRANCE Spoilt for vacation options Stay in Bairnsdale and you’ll be spoilt with accommodation options including riverside car- avan parks, delightful bed and breakfasts, artistic retreats and budget and luxury hotels and motels in the centre of town. ARTS ESTATE RETREAT The delightful family home of Donrita and Peter Reefman in Calulu is now a warmly welcoming bed and breakfast, Arts Estate Retreat, boasting 360-degree views of river flats and mountains. The main house offers three guest rooms while also on the property is Lavender Cottage, a two-bedroom self-contained cottage for up to seven people. Along with the peace of a farming lifestyle, guests will enjoy wonderful creativity and hospitality that includes fresh produce from the orchard, Peter’s freshly baked bread, jams and preserves, and breakfast baskets with fresh eggs from the retreat’s free-range chickens. “You might want to have a look at our unique shearing shed music studio or have your own private function by hiring our shed function space during your stay,” Donrita said. Guests can also enjoy Donrita’s father’s Dutch shortbread cookies or her mother’s warm knitted socks on chillier days. DALFRUIN B&B How often have you walked away from an accommodation house with a warm feeling of contentment, determined to make a return visit? Dalfruin Bed and Breakfast in Bairnsdale will give you that exact feeling. Named for a small town in Scotland, the magnificent tall- chimneyed Federation home was built in 1910 by Scottish builder, John McKnockiter, for his wife Catherine and their two daughters, Mary and Catherine. Now your hosts Andrea and Keith Ford welcome visitors from near and far to experience the home, its history and the wonderful attractions of Bairnsdale. Perfect for couples or single corporate travellers, Dalfruin was awarded the 2018 HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence award for consistently achieving the highest standards of customer satisfaction worldwide. Dalfruin scored an incredible 9.9 out of a possible 10 with HotelsCombined, the world’s leading hotel comparison website. Spend time at Dalfruin and experience an award-winning stay. TARA HOUSE A unique and beautifully maintained historic property, Bairnsdale’s Tara House is the kind of accommodation that will leave you with strong memories and have you rebooking for more enchanting experiences. Host of Tara House, Janice Haynes, is delighted to offer this delightful property as a unique accommodation and event venue. The original Tara House, built in 1890, comprised four main rooms and two wings for the kitchen and staff quarters. The formal lounge was added in the 1920s. Today, as well as providing step-back-in-time accommo- dation, Tara House also fea- tures interesting antique col- lections. Each of the three queen size guest rooms have en suites and are themed according to their title - the Master Suite, the Lighthouse Room and the Ballerina Room. Guests share the dining room and formal lounge with piano and working fireplace. Continental breakfast, wi-fi and complimentary port and chocolates add to the elegance of Tara House. Stay in Bairnsdale and discover places like the Mitchell River that runs right through it or enjoy a base to explore further afield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ffordable Family Fun 5.2(*6 :< 8(/23: &.526)&0* &67 - ::: '&.526)&0*+824&5/ (31 &8 ! *( %$ %%! () &&(" $ .( ) # & '! +531 &1 Finalist Business Awards 2014 EASTGIPPSLAND

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