Boutique bed and breakfast minutes from Castlemaine - pet friendly.
Beneath the soaring, vaulted timber ceilings and original arched leadlight windows of Guildford's 19th century church is Villa Nova B&B Retreat. Set on half an acre in the heart of Victoria's Goldfields region, this pet friendly boutique accommodation sleeping up to 6 guests, is unrivalled for uniqueness and charm.
Enter via the original handmade double entry doors and be awed by the 1870s Gothic church's original features juxtaposed by quality, contemporary furnishings, luxurious bedding and linen and reliable Wi-Fi.
The light, bright and spacious open plan living, dining and lounge area, set on the church's original hardwood flooring provides Villa Nova's guests separate zones to; entertain friends or family, relax with a glass of wine by the fire, enjoy a book in the lounge area or catch up on some Netflix with the internet enabled TV.
Only a stroll from Guildford village's General Store and local pub, make the tranquil, rural town of Guildford your destination or use Villa Nova as a base to explore the neighbouring towns of Castlemaine and Daylesford.
Designed to cater for one or two couples or a family, Villa Nova has two unique bedrooms boasting comfy queen size beds and an abundance of the highest quality Sheridan linen. The first bedroom is on the altar, beneath the church's stunning main lead light window with the second bedroom upstairs, above the entrance area allowing views of the Plateau through its large, circular window and a bird's eye view of Villa Nova's open plan living area. The sleeping and living arrangements are both functional and flexible with two click down sofas in the lounge area which convert to double beds - the thick mattress toppers and comfy pillows will guarantee a good night's sleep.
Guests are welcomed to Villa Nova with a hamper of gourmet antipasto delights and breakfast provisions, comprising local produce and a selection of goodies handmade by the owner which is sure to tantalise the tastebuds. If nearby Castlemaine or Daylesford's culinary scene isn't for you, Villa Nova offers a brand new BBQ as well as a fully equipped kitchen complete with stove, double oven, coffee machine, fridge and dishwasher - perfect for a home cooked meal with the choice of indoor or outdoor dining!
Outdoors the undercover patio area offers 2 armchairs in which to relax, an undercover outdoor dining area and a native garden, complete with brick pathways and stone walling to explore.
Guests are also welcome to stroll around neighbouring heritage listed property, Tara's extensive and picturesque garden. Not restricted by formal design, Tara's garden is an evolution of more than 150 years of development and care, featuring an endless variety of natives, fruit trees, roses and flowers.
Tara's gardens are also home to the owners' animals including Wilson the piglet, Muscovy ducks, chickens, Timmy the Turtle and two green tree frogs which children staying at Villa Nova are welcome to feed by prior arrangement.
With families in mind Villa Nova's children's corner is set up with toys, books and children's DVDs and stair guards, a high chair and porta cot are also available for guest use.
Heating is provided in the form of a wood burning fire as well as 2 reverse cycle split systems providing instant heat for late arrivals and air-conditioning during the warmer months.
The light filled bathroom features a half size bath and shower above, vanity and toilet with a second toilet, washing machine and dryer housed in the outdoor laundry area.
Villa Nova is sure to be the highlight of your getaway; it's the perfect place to unwind from the stresses of day to day life, centrally located in Victoria's Goldfields region only 130 kilometres north-west from Melbourne and arguably the finest, most unique accommodation in town!
Nightly rates from
Minimum stay is 2 nights.
All bedding and linen is provided.
A refundable $300 security deposit and a $99 cleaning fee applies to all bookings.
Off-peak free night offer - pay for 6 nights and stay for 7 nights
• Entire property sleeps 6 people
• BBQ facilities
• Laundry facilities
• Dogs allowed - view details
• Wi-Fi internet