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The Diggers Store - self contained 1850s stable

SuperhostCastlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Barn hosted by Alex
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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The Diggers Store offers a unique Goldfields experience in a converted 1850s stable, set behind an old gold-mining supplies store. Interesting artifacts from the Gold-Rush period and vintage detailing throughout, alongside modern-day comforts, ensure a comfortable and curious stay.

The space
The self-contained converted stable sits behind the main house, offering privacy, and comfort nestled within a sweet country garden setting with a small fruit tree orchard, a kitchen garden, heritage rose bushes galore, a 60 year old grapevine canopy covering an idyllic courtyard.

A perfect romantic getaway spot for couples, or a cosy trip away for a small family, the converted stable has sleeping options for up to four people in the upstairs bedroom. (One double bed, one double fold out couch, and a fold-out iron single bed).

Comforts include an open fire (as well as a gas heater!), air conditioner (cooling and heating), fully equipped kitchen, a record player and collection of vinyl, comfy couches, books, a collection of magazines, board games, and WIFI.

Located a few mins drive from central Castlemaine, a slow-moving country town with an emphasis on local produce and gastronomy, wine, heritage and history, arts and crafts.

BEDS:
The space is ideally suited to a couple or small family. There is one queen sized bed, one double fold out sofa, one single trundle bed and a portacot available.

BREAKFAST:
We supply all our guests with a packet of Dr Marty's Crumpets, butter, jam, and other condiments, as well as coffee and a selection of teas. Other simple kitchen provisions are provided.


- A Brief History -

The Diggers’ Store store was established in Campbells Creek in 1857. Today it remains a well-known heritage icon in Castlemaine and the surrounding area.

A gentleman named William Wood was granted the land in order to set up a gold-mining supplies store to fulfill the needs of the growing town. (Hence the name The Diggers Store!) Gold had been discovered in the area in 1851 and within two years more than five thousand miners were living in a shanty-town that stretched along the Creek.

The stable, once housing Mr. Wood’s horses and hay, was carefully and respectfully converted in to a two-story dwelling in the early 1990s in order to set it up as a bed and breakfast.

Alex re-opened The Diggers Store B&B in late 2013. Alex grew up on the property where his parents once ran an antiques store, a devonshire tea house, and ran the B&B.

Alex also owns and operates a 100% analogue recording studio on the property called Sound Recordings.

Guest access
Facilities & Activities:
Wireless internet
Air Conditioner - cooling and heating
Full kitchen facilities
Simple kitchen provisions
Gas BBQ (Available during summer months)
Tea and coffee
Record player and selection of records
A selection of board games
A selection of books
Off-street parking
Portacot (available on request)
Open fireplace and gas heater
Outdoor furniture
Iron and ironing board available on request

Other things to note
At the Diggers' Store we try to maintain a 2-night minimum stay on weekends, and a 3-night minimum on long weekends (with public holidays on either Friday or Monday).

For more info about The Diggers Store and its proprietors, please visit our website.
The Diggers Store offers a unique Goldfields experience in a converted 1850s stable, set behind an old gold-mining supplies store. Interesting artifacts from the Gold-Rush period and vintage detailing througho…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Air conditioning
Heating
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Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Hosted by Alex

Joined in December 2013
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The proprietor of The Diggers Store, Alex, grew up on the property and now resides there with his 5 year old Daughter. Alex also runs a recording studio on the premises, called Sound Recordings, where music is recorded the old fashioned way - with vintage tape machines and custom recording equipment. (Fear not - recordings don't take place while we have quests in the BnB.) The Diggers Store is also, on occasion, a venue for hire - usually for music performances, private / community events, and creative projects.
The proprietor of The Diggers Store, Alex, grew up on the property and now resides there with his 5 year old Daughter. Alex also runs a recording studio on the premises, called Sou…
During your stay
Alex, and his daughter Odetta, live in a separate house at the front of the property. Alex will provide you with self-check instructions. You're welcome to knock on the back door or give us a call if you want to say hi or have a special request. The Diggers Store B&B and property are there for you to enjoy. Relax and breathe in the country air and the intriguing history.
Alex, and his daughter Odetta, live in a separate house at the front of the property. Alex will provide you with self-check instructions. You're welcome to knock on the back door…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No pets
Smoking is allowed