Region: Gippsland & Phillip Island
Town: Nilma North
Hosts: Kaye and Chris Greene
Tariff: Homestead rooms from $180 per couple or $140 per single. Cottage – from $150 for couples and $125 per single. Continental breakfast is included in the tariff for both.
Deposit: 50% on booking balance on departure.
Credit facilities: Cash, Mastercard or Visa.
Distance from Melbourne: 105 km (75 min) east of Melbourne
Located in the lush Gippsland countryside, the bed and breakfast accommodation at Springbank offers you the choice of staying in the charming old world home built around 1892, or in the converted “Dairy Room” that formed part of the original dairy complex. The magnificent gardens and gentle vistas set on twenty acres of lush beef and dairy land combine to bring you a relaxing and refreshing experience.
Guests in the main house have a choice of two bedrooms. The Batema Suite has its own lounge room overlooking the front garden and a delightful bedroom with ensuite that are both fully airconditioned. The Evison Room has a queen-size bedroom, separate study, large bathroom with a claw bath – all fully airconditioned. The formal dining room with an open fire is available for romantic candle lit dinners. Picnic hampers, filled with a host of local produce can also be arranged. Morning papers on weekends, hearty continental breakfasts prepared by host are included with traditonally cooked breakfasts available.
The original “Dairy Room” that formed part of the dairy complex has been converted to cottage accommodation. It is complete with ensuite facilities, kitchenette (microwave cooking only), cosy wood heater, reverse-cycle airconditioning, mini bar, TV, CD, BBQ facilities – not forgetting a comfortable queen size bed. A far cry from from those early beginnings!
A continental breakfast is served in the cottage, consisting of an array of fruit, juices, cereals, muffins or croissants plus home made jams and fresh plunger coffee. For a modest fee, cottage guests can join the guests in the main house to a fully cooked breakfast with the tempting choice of cereals, fruit, smoked bacon, eggs, mushrooms, selected sausages plus seasonal delights with freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Plan to experience a day or so to revitalize in the cosy accommodation provided by Kaye & Chris at Springbank Bed & Breakfast. It is a comfortable 75-minutes drive from Melbourne CBD to Gippsland, and we are just 10 minutes from Warragul, right in the heart of the ‘Gippsland Gourmet Country’ which is renowned for the wonderful fresh produce such as cheese, vegetables and smoked meats to be found within its borders!