About Helen Ward
My husband and I have travelled extensively over the years. I'd have to say one of our favourite destinations was Turkey and the Gallipoli experience. It's hard to find the words to describe it, to be honest. Anyone who has been there will know what I mean. But it's always great to get back home. These days home is where the heart is. My husband, beautiful home, dogs and horses are my life. I'm very home orientated nowadays and who wouldn't be living at Rosewood Park. When you come and stay you'll know what I mean. My time is spent between working in my home office at Rosewood Park, riding my horse, working around the property and spending quality time with my husband and our gorgeous two labradors. My home base business is called Design Wordz. I'm a professional copywriter. Rosewood Park certainly provides and the peace and inspiration needed to write compelling and creative copy for my clients. I'm truly blessed to call my office home. Rosewood Park is also home to Horse Sit Stay, another business venture of mine. I provide a holiday horse sitting and horse stay service from our beautiful 10-acre property in Yarragon. Horse owners going on holiday or away on business can book short-term agistment for their horse at Rosewood Park or I care for their horse at their own home. And now we're opening up our home to guests.
Helen Ward purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2016
Why Helen Ward chose Yarragon
I'm confident a stay at Rosewood Park, Yarragon South will be most memorable and have you coming back for more. The fully self-contained, tastefully furnished suite is the ultimate escape to the country. Ideally located, Rosewood Park is closer than you think, only 120km from Melbourne along the Princess Freeway the drive is easy and quick with no traffic lights until you reach Yarragon. And were an easy 2-hour drive from Wilson's Promontory. From the turnoff at Yarragon village, it's just another short and easy 2.5 km drive south on flat bitumen road to Rosewood Park. The suite at Rosewood Park offers a unique experience. The panoramic vista of Yarragon township and the Baw Baw ranges beyond is nothing short of magnificent.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
A rural getaway within 2.5 kms from the M1. Peaceful, tranquil, beautiful and private is the best way to describe Rosewood Park.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No invited guest allowed.
Guests must be aged 21 years +.
Dogs and horses reside at Rosewood Park.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Yarragon is nestled at the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges surrounded by rolling green hills, that are famous in this region. The village is located just off the M1, and only a minutes’ walk away from the train station.
As you enter Yarragon village you are welcomed with a a line of beautiful shops and restaurants welcoming you to some of the region’s best antique shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Yarragon Village is home to unique and incredible vintage markets, speciality antique stores, fashion boutiques and the town showcases some of the region’s vibrant arts culture.
Pick up a fabulous piece of artwork produced by one of the many local artists; indulge in some fashion retail therapy and then tempt your taste buds in one of the numerous cafes and eateries in town.
Fresh produce, local cheeses and freshly baked bread makes a visit irresistible and will have you yearning to come back for more. Sample some of the region’s finest produce and be spoilt for choice with barista style coffee. Dine in at one of the many cafes and eateries or enjoy a picnic on the green indulging in some of the local delicacies purchased in town.
Yarragon Village is also the perfect place to begin your weekend adventure, with a variety of accommodation options available. From the hotel situated right in the heart of the Village to B & B’s located amongst the magnificent countryside, Yarragon offers a unique getaway experience.
Exploring Yarragon and Surrounds
Art, food and wine.
On your way to Yarragon why not explore some more of this stunning region, visit Drouin, located less than an hour from Melbourne experience a town exuding country style and charm. It’s fast-growing, with a vibrant main street and strong community feel. The commercial centre of Drouin features a selection of retail outlets and the town takes on a colourful shade during the summer months with the flowering of the ficifolia gum trees which line several of the town’s major streets.
Situated between Drouin and Yarragon Village is the largest town centre in Baw Baw, Warragul, and a perfect base to head out from and explore more of what this unique, diverse and inviting region has to offer. Spend a few days wandering through the heritage buildings and galleries in town, enjoy the popular local eateries
Warragul is also the home base for arts and culture in Baw Baw, with the impressive West Gippsland Arts Centre hosting internationally acclaimed shows, inspiring musical acts and incredible art works. Located a short drive from Warragul is the home of some of the region’s biggest and most desired events at Lardner Park. Boasting 6,000sqm of world-class, stunning panoramic views, this breathtaking location features some of our most popular events from the World Jousting Championships, to Harvest Fest, to outdoor performances from the Australian Ballet, it captives and excites audiences from all over Australia.
A short drive East of Yarragon Village is the gorgeous town of Trafalgar. Like Yarragon Village, Trafalgar is conveniently located on the M1, and just minutes from the train station. Trafalgar is home to one of Australia’s best Holden Museums, the Trafalgar Holden Museum, and hosts many popular events at the multi-award-winning Summit Adventure Park, located on 50 acres offers accommodation, events and custom programs designed to test your physical and mental stamina and unleash your greatness.
From Trafalgar, drive through a picturesque agricultural landscape to the quaint township of Thorpdale. Here the soils are rich and red creating a colourful patchwork like impression. Picnic at the Narracan Falls with award winning pies and artisan breads purchased from the local bakery.
Willow Grove is a picturesque town boasting Mt Baw Baw as its incredible backdrop and hugged by the regions’ signature rolling green hills. In addition to the welcoming environment, great food and breathtaking beauty, Willow Grove’s most prominent attraction is the stunning Blue Rock Lake, the ideal fishing and boating destination as it’s one of Victoria’s premier fisheries for Australian Bass. If fishing isn’t your thing, then paddle, kayak, swim or just sit on the bank with a picnic and take in the beautiful surrounds.
For those who love getting out and exploring nature Yarragon Village is nearby the stunning Mount Worth State Park. The Mount Worth State Park protects a remnant of the forests that once covered the western Strzelecki Ranges. Tall, wet forests of Mountain Ash, Mountain Grey Gum and Blackwood grow on the hills and slopes, and tree ferns flourish in sheltered gullies, offering a beautiful backdrop for the many walks throughout the park.
Whether you enjoy getting out in nature, or shopping until you drop, Yarragon and Surrounds has something for everyone, located less than an hour from Melbourne, we can’t wait to see you!