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Rejuvenate Stays - the Elegance of Keebles Country Guest House - Clunes

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Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Keebles Country House in historic Clunes, Victoria's first gold town offers the best in Goldfield's holiday accommodation and is the perfect place for a truly unique country escape. The property boasts a grand two-storey residence that started life in 1863 as the Telegraph Hotel, amidst private well-established formal gardens that offer a range of activities for friends, families and groups.

As the house and grounds are exclusively yours during your stay, you can make the most of every feature this outstanding property offers while you get away from everyday life and live the country dream.

An easy 2 minute stroll to the centre of Clunes with it's historic street scape is like stepping back in time. While away the hours exploring an eclectic mix of quirky cafes, hotels, bookshops and antique/vintage stores. Or if you prefer to be out and about, use Keebles Country House as your base to explore the Goldfields.

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*6 elegant upstairs bedrooms (5 queen & 1 with two singles) each with an ensuite (1 x 2 person spa)
*Large light filled breakfast room with garden views
*Formal sitting and dining rooms
* 2 formal dining tabels seating 10 and 12 respectively - perfect for a catered dinner party
*Library with pool table, full chess set and games. Even a fully operational grammaphone.
*TV room with large flat screen TV, Austar and surround sound
*Paved terrace with built in gas BBQ for alfresco dining.
*Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. (Catering can be arranged)
* 2 x 4 cup coffee plungers
*Quality antique and period furnishings, chandeliers, original artworks
*Breakfast hamper full of local goodies available (additional charge on application)
*Extensive private gardens (available for wedding ceremonies and photo shoots).
*Pitch 'n' put green, 1/2 size AstroTurf Tennis court

90 minutes from Melbourne. 30 min from both Ballarat and Daylesford.

Perfect for couples, friends, families, girls weekends, corpoarte getaway and groups. Caters easily for up to 10 guests.

Private Dining Packages

Imagine your own fully catered for Private Dining experience.

These packages have been developed for the Culinary minded who savour the quality produce Victoria has to offer.
Seated at our 12 seater dining table we can cater for 2-12 guests creating a restaurant experience at Keebles Guest House. Quality table settings, linen and glassware. Surrounded by original artworks, and old world charm overlooking the stunning estate gardens.

The only reason to rise from you dining chair is to retire to the reading room, pop on one of the 2 gramophones transporting you back to its historic past, or the games room for a game of chess or pool before retiring to one of our individually designed and luxuriously appointed bedrooms.

Most style and budgeting options can be offered to suit your desires. We can design a customised menu including dietary requirements such as gluten free, fructose and vegetarian.

Please note: All indoor areas are 'smoke free'. No pets thank you.

For a truly unique country experience.......Keebles Country House.... you'll want to stay forever.

Around Clunes:

1 of 16 International Booktowns
An annual Booktown Festival is held in May amid the historic streetscape of Clunes. Enjoy hearing readings and attending workshops in and around the towns heritage building by world renowned authors. The workshops will help you start your collection and the art of reviewing. Over 60 booksellers will attend with the largest gathering of collectible, second-hand, and rare books in the one place in Victoria.

Wesley College campus (Wesley@Clunes)

In recent years Clunes has undergone a noticeable transformation and rejuvenation following the decision by Wesley College, Australia's largest co-educational private school, to establish a campus for Year 9 students in the town. Opened in 2000, about 80 students take up residency in the Wesley Clunes Residential Learning Village in the centre of town and become part of the local community for an eight-week period each term.


Many of the external scenes and some internal scenes in the 2003 film Ned Kelly, starring Heath Ledger, were shot in Clunes. The Old State Bank in Fraser Street was used for the internal scenes featuring the 'Euroa' bank robbery.

Clunes also appears in the films Mad Max starring Mel Gibson and the remake of the 1950s classic On the Beach. It also appears in the ABC television series' Queen Kat, Carmel & St Jude, Something in the Air and Halifax f.p..

Clunes was once closed off to the public for the TV show The Mole in 2001. The mission in that episode was to direct one of the contestants to pick up another contestant in a blacked-out car.

The most recent film shot in Clunes is Julius Avery's 13-minute movie Jerrycan. Jerrycan won the 2008 Jury Prize at the 61st Cannes Film Festival in France for short films, with its portrayal of restless teenagers in rural Victoria


Clunes railway station is located on the Maryborough railway line, Victoria. Services operate daily with one train in each direction.

When the State Government announced the Victorian Transport Plan, along with V/Line services being extended to Maryborough, Clunes was not part of the plan (with the only stations being Creswick and Maryborough). However as a result of protest by the town, the Government announced on 17 June 2010 that Clunes would be reopened and included on the line.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Catering Available

              Onsite Services

              • Car Available
              • Massage


              • Events Allowed
              • Groups
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Singles
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 7-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 6: 1 queen


              • Heating and cooling in all bedrooms. Luxury Bed linen. Each Bedroom individually appointed and decorated. Choose from the French room, pink room, blue room...... Please note: All Bedrooms are upstairs...moreless

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • no smoking indoors thank you. Children under 5 by arrangement


                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • DVR
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Pool Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                      • Historic


                      • Arboretum
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Forests
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Babysitter
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Resort
                      • Village

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Tennis


                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler


                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster
                      • Wet Bar


                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Golf Clubs
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Patio
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Tennis Court
                      • Terrace
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Yard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                      • Indoor Hot Tub

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Public Holiday
                          Mar 6 - Mar 9, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$100 per night, per additional guest

                          Public Holidays
                          Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$100 per night, per additional guest

                          Apr 2 - Apr 6, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$100 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          AU$320 AU$400
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$100 per night, per additional guest

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Cleaning Fee AU$28
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Rates quoted for use of 3 bedrooms for up to 6 people *Additional surcharges apply for 7-12 people, larger parties and the use of additional rooms* Please contact property manager for more details.

                          A $28 administration fee surcharge applied to every booking.Our rates are based on twin share. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed in advance and for the use of additional bedrooms.

                          To confirm your booking please call us on 0411 642 857 or email

                          Visa or MasterCard accepted. A 3% Credit card surcharge is applicable.

                          Alternatively you can direct debit the amount owed.

                          You will need to make your deposit payment of 50% within 3 days, with the remainder due 30 days before. If your stay is within the next 30 days please make the full payment.

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                          Last updated: 01/28/2015
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                          147 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Melbourne Airport
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          National Hotel
                          18 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Novotel Forest Resort Creswick par 72, champ'ship
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Train
                          5 Metres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          450 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Recommended

                          Clunes - The Diamond of Victoria!

                          An historic gold mining town located in the heart of Victoria's Central Goldfields region, just north of Ballarat and about an hour and 20 minutes drive west of Melbourne CBD. Blessed with history, vintage, environment and nature, Clunes is an idyllic destination for the weekend getaway, an historical adventure, or just a relax and unwind.

                          Dotted with dusty antique and collectable stores, vineyards and wineries, rustic bed & breakfasts and scenic walks, the Victorian Goldfields area is a hidden treasure trove for the adventurous and curious. All this makes Clunes a popular weekend destination for artists, bushwalkers, gold prospectors, treasure hunters, collectors, vintage car clubs, history buffs, golfers and families seeking to escape to the country.

                          Clunes is host to the annual Booktown event, which brings together thousands of booksellers, writers and speakers from all over the nation and overseas. Booktown is staged right across the town, inside heritage bluestone buildings, on the quartz streets, under charming old awnings, in the shade of majestic european trees planted by the first settlers and easily increases the town population by a factor of 20 over the weekend.

                          A short drive west of Clunes the intrepid explorer will discover magical Talbot, our nearest neighbour. On the third Sunday of each month, Talbot hosts the award winning farmers' market boasting hundreds of true blue farmers' market stalls. Organic produce, gourmet cheeses, ducks, geese, chickens, pigs, olive oils, wines, straw bales (good for the garden), arts & crafts, breads, coffee, delicious hot foods, home baked cakes, tools & hardware and everything country. For added effect bring your wellingtons and tweed coat, you'll fit right in.

                          There's so much going on in the Clunes area we can't say it all here. Suffice to say Clunes is the place to stay and enjoy the vibrant, creative community that is .


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                          • Sun lit sitting room

                            Sun lit sitting room

                          • The French Room and ensuite

                            The French Room and ensuite

                          • Library/ games room

                            Library/ games room

                          • Master Ensuite with spa bath

                            Master Ensuite with spa bath

                          • Bedroom Queen bed, fireplace and ensuite

                            Bedroom Queen bed, fireplace and ensuite

                          • All bedrooms are upstairs

                            All bedrooms are upstairs

                          • Breakfast Bar

                            Breakfast Bar

                          • Award Winning Gardens

                            Award Winning Gardens

                          • Enjoy a wine out the back

                            Enjoy a wine out the back

                          • Cafe' table

                            Cafe' table

                          • Other side of Keebles

                            Other side of Keebles

                          • Enjoy a glass of red from Mt Beckworth Cellar Door

                            Enjoy a glass of red from Mt Beckworth Cellar Door

                          • Welcome to Keebles

                            Welcome to Keebles

                          • Formal living room complete with chandeliers and wood heater

                            Formal living room complete with chandeliers and wood heater

                          • Dining Room 1

                            Dining Room 1

                          • Sitting Room

                            Sitting Room

                          • Formal Dining room 2 with Open Fire

                            Formal Dining room 2 with Open Fire

                          • Ensuite


                          • Bedroom 5 with 2 Single beds and ensuite

                            Bedroom 5 with 2 Single beds and ensuite

                          • 1/2 size tennis court

                            1/2 size tennis court

                          • Foot bridge over pond leading to gazebo, tennis court and pitch 'n' putt green

                            Foot bridge over pond leading to gazebo, tennis court and pitch 'n' putt green

                          • Commercial style kitchen

                            Commercial style kitchen

                          • Plenty of brochures and local information on offer

                            Plenty of brochures and local information on offer

                          • Clunes town a 2min stroll

                            Clunes town a 2min stroll

                          AU$320 - AU$500 per night (AUD)
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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