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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was looking for a nice place for my partner's birthday and was running out of time to find and book so just went for it. I am big about staying at a place with proper bathroom, so I was a bit nervous about this place as it was a rush decision. We drove and started to get really nervous... More 

Thank nyev
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

It is a 20 minute drive out of daylesford on a dirt/gravel road but in a lovely secluded location. Certainly more 'rustic' than luxury but 'the forge' was just a little of $100 for the night so luxury was not expected... It was advertised as fully self contained but the kitchen was a sink and microwave, no oven or hot... More 

Thank VMcClay
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Exactly what we needed. If you need to get away from the city life - this is the perfect place! It had everything we needed - bath robes, comfy bed, dvd's, games, a/c you name it. Loved waking up to silence and going for a walk in the morning being escorted by the most friendliest dog:))) I wish we could... More 

Thank Maria K
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

I recently spent a couple of nights in the forge, and it was mega rekaxing. Forget phone reception or TV if the weather doesn't agree, but why would you need it. Peaceful surroundings, and your fair share of birds of prey if you pay attention. Friendly hosts with a few tips on good eating. :)

Thank Quillan B
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We spent one night here in the "Forge" which is the smallest of the three cottages available. Nicely furnished in a rustic style it has everything required for a pleasant stay. The Forge has a party wall which adjoins The Studio and this was occupied the night we stayed. We found there was an annoying vibration and humming sound which... More 

Thank Jill053
Robina, Australia
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75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Sadly we only had two nights in 'The Cottage' It is very well appointed, warm in the coldest weather since 1996, with everything we could need. Great beds, comfortable lounge, a kitchen pretty much as mine is at home ( a coffee pod machine for example) and hot water that allowed 2 baths and a shower. It is out in... More 

Thank daleringham
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Stayed here for a night on our way to Daylesford. I saw this place long time ago but could not decide when to go. Lovely hidden spot, far away from city noise and stress but in the same time close to Ballarat and Daylesford (just 20 min drive each). Place made with love, so nice and quiet you will enjoy... More 

Thank Ilina B
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We recently stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage for 3 weeks while our home was being renovated. We are a family with three children aged 6,4 & 1. Molly gave us such a warm welcome, treated us like family and made sure all our needs were well catered for. The cottage is very clean, functional and has all the comforts... More 

Thank slfcon
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed in the Studio for one night. Molly had the firing going for us so our room was warm and cozy upon arrival. The studio has everything you need. We stayed in and cooked a simple home cooked meal in the kitchenette and enjoyed the crackling fire for the evening. It was so comfy we didn't want to leave!... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed in the Forge accommodation for 1 night on our way from The Great Ocean Road trip onto St Kilda in Melbourne. If you want peace and tranquility this is the place, though a little of the main highway it has all the amenities you need. The owner Molly met us just as we pulled into the farm track... More 

Thank saltyb_99

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Country Gate is an authentic Australian farmyard where each building has been restored to provide tasteful,comfortable /eclectic accommodation The Cottage has 3 bedrooms can sleep up to 6. Tasteful, modern accommodation The Studio was originally the potato shed and sleeps 2, an absolute delight The Forge was originally the farm workshop and this budget accommodation is compact and full of character ... more   less 

Additional Information about Country Gate

Address: 95 Simpsons Road | Springbank, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: ₹ 5,335 - ₹ 8,755 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Country Gate 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Country Gate Ballarat, Victoria
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“The studio was beautiful and charming”
 of 5 bubbles nyev, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Forge is great however we will try The Studio next time:)”
 of 5 bubbles mariakU6066HL, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The house is more private”
 of 5 bubbles Jill053, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“"The Forge" and "Studio Rooms" are connected by a common wall.”
 of 5 bubbles Christopherd790, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in the Studio as a single person and found that there was ample room. I think that a couple or family with young children could also happily be accommodated.”
 of 5 bubbles lexie_pa, 11 Mar 2013 | Read review
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