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Galwiji Homestead – Home 295396 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Galwiji Homestead – Home 295396

  • Farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay

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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

You will need a car, as Galwiji is 3 km from the Midland Highway (between Geelong and Ballarat) down a well-made road that's dirt for the last 2 km. The nearest public transport is in Buninyong, where the bus will take you to Ballarat Railway Station from where you can catch the train to Melbourne or Ararat.

Interaction with guest

We live offsite, but we will be there to greet you when you check-in and check-out. You will have the entire Homestead at your disposal, but there maybe other guests camping on the farm (at least 2 km away) and of course farm work going on on a regular basis. Farm workers will do their best to keep away from the Homestead and to keep noise to a minimum. Either Bill and Ann Pryor, Bev our wonderful property manager, or Malcolm Pryor will be available by phone to you during your stay should you have any questions. On check-in, we will give you a quick guided tour as well as ask you to read and sign our orientation guide and provide us with some photo I.D.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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House rules

Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions found on our website, which you can access via a web search on our name: Galwiji Homestead.


About the owner

Malcolm P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 50 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
16 Jun 2017
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jul 2013. Located in Victoria, it has 65 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £417 to £1726.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jun 2017.


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“Serenity and relaxation”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2017

We spent the Easter break at Galwiyi homestead. It meet all our expectations. A large home very clean and very well equipped. We enjoyed our walks, yabbying and at night toasting marshmallows around the outside fire pit. It was only a short drive (8mins) to Buninyong if you needed supplies. The whole family felt very relaxed and enjoyed the piece and quiet on this large property. Thank you to Malcolm and his family for making your home available to everyone to enjoy

Owner's reply: Debbie, thanks for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you and your extended family! Very glad too that the yabby supplies have come back up after the good rains last winter. Please come and stay again. We loved having you visit. Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Great for large groups, clean and spacious”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2017

My extended family had a wonderful night at Galwiiji to celebrate my father in laws 92nd birthday. Despite it being a cool night, the heating and open fires kept us cozy and warm inside and later a lovely fire in the firepit had the whole family sitting around telling stories outside. There are numerous sleeping options for families and couples, and our group was so big that we filled the house and also rented the 'sister' property next door, a lovely modern 3 bedroom house. Overall the house easily accomodates large groups, was spotlessly clean and warm and cozy, and the service from Malcolm, his parents, and the onsite manager were exceptional. Highly recommend.

Owner's reply: It was more than a pleasure to have you and your extended family to stay Angela. And since we celebrated our patriarch's 90th a couple of months ago, we were particularly excited to have the celebration for yours! Thanks for leaving the place so nice on your departure, and we hope we can have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Ah, The Serenity!”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2017

We spent just under 2 weeks at Galwiji with our 8 children. There was lots to keep the chlidren entertained and playing well together. The serenity of the setting was wonderful. We normally take a week to "wind down" before we can start to enjoy a family holiday, but we started relaxing from the time we got to Galwiji. Highly recommended.

Owner's reply: It was such a pleasure to host you Suryan, your lovely wife Therese and your sweet kids. It's also good to hear that the homestead suited your family so well. We're all about family. Hopefully you can come and enjoy the serenity again sometime soon. Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Bring your friends, bring the kids, my son loved it!”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2016

Great space and lots of it. We had our 6month old and 2 year old boy, the older one loved the space and toys and outdoors. Food facilities was great for organising with group as we had other friends tag along. Had the bonfire going as it was still cool weather during the day and nights. Nearby shops a short drive up the road, and got a few movies going for indoor movie night. Rare to find a holiday house with 3 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms and at such great value. Already locking away dates to come back again next year. Enjoy.

Owner's reply: Dear Alan, thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. It's particularly satisfying that you brought enough friends to make the best possible usage of Galwiji Homestead's facilities. It's all about families - particularly big ones :) Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Comfortable, spacious accommodation in quiet country setting.”

Reviewed 9 Dec 2016

Our family group of 15 members were comfortably and easily accommodated. Three bathrooms. Best of all, one of the bathrooms was wheelchair accessible, a great asset. Indoor games area and outdoor space were perfect for the young children. A lovely, quiet environment. The little town of Buninyong is nearby and handy for provisions and eating out options.

Owner's reply: Hi Brian, thanks so much for your message. We're really glad you and the kids enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Angus Pryor Communications Manager


Reviewed 21 Nov 2016

10 of us stayed for the weekend when we were completing Tough Mudder. The house was so well equiped with absolutely everything needed for us including coffee for the coffee machine! The beds were comfy and the 3 bathrooms were great. We spent time around the fire in the evening and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and country atmosphere. Easy booking and fabulous hospitality. Thankyou! We will be back next year!

Owner's reply: Sarah, it was a pleasure to have you and your amazing gym friends come and stay while completing the Tough Mudder. Thank you for a very kind review. We are looking forward to your next stay, even If I can't see the attraction in your 'leisure pursuit' :) :) Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“A men's retreat”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2016

Along with about a dozen other males (including children) I spent a very enjoyable weekend at Galwiji recently. I was surprised at how many people could be accommodated comfortably in both sleeping quarters and recreational rooms. It was fun to play table tennis and foosball in the lounge room while others entertained themselves with musical instruments or sat around talking, eating and drinking. I felt a bit spoilt though as, unlike all the others, I got a bedroom to myself; and a king-sized bed to boot.

Owner's reply: It was a great pleasure to have Peter and his group stay. They made the best possible use of the facilities (and packed it to the gills :) Please come again soon Peter. Regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Group of 11”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2016

Our group had a fantastic time. Beautiful settings, loads of room, warm and comfortable. We all can't wait to return.

Owner's reply: Kim, I think your kids are so lucky to have a mum who, as a part of their home-schooling, brings them out to a farm for some 'hands-on' tuition. We are looking forward to your next stay very much. Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Great dual family stay”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2016

11 of us stayed comfortably and there was nothing lacking in the house. The kids loved gardens and games room and the adults enjoyed relaxing and watching the beautiful views. A key box would have been handy so we could arrive and leave without being time conscious or having to wait for the property manager to get there, that was a little restrictive. All in all a fantastic stay :)

Owner's reply: Thanks for your lovely review Danielle and we're so glad it suited your family (and friends) so well. We promise to consider the the key box idea in the future. Kindest regards. Please come and visit again. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.

“Lovely, peaceful, relaxing place for a family vacation.”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2013

A great self contained holiday house, with everything we needed and more. The kids loved the play equipment out the back and the large games room. The beds were all very comfortable but unfortunately we didn't have access to all the bedrooms. The communication and service was fantastic!! From helping us to locate shops and even taking us to see the cows being milked. They made the stay that much more enjoyable. We deffinetaly recommend this place and hope to return in the future.

Owner's reply: Karena, it was a pleasure to have you and Ben and the children stay. After a long year, I hope your batteries are now recharged a little. Kind regards. Malcolm Pryor. Marketing Manager.

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