Kyneton Old Rectory

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Entire villa hosted by Will

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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The Church of England commissioned construction of the Old Rectory in 1850, with subsequent additions in the 1865 and 2012.
The property was fully renovated under architect supervision in 2016.
The bluestone house sits in almost half an acre of stunning private garden, providing multiple spaces to dine or relax.
The Old Rectory offers a unique opportunity to experience a beautifully decorated colonial building, which, whilst listed by the National Trust, offers every comfort and convenience.

The space
The Old Rectory is let as a three bedroom house for up to six adults. All three bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and there are two living areas, both equipped with televisions. There are Bose speakers in all living rooms and bedrooms.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Garden view
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

The Old Rectory is located in Piper Street, right in the heart of the town’s heritage district and with a selection of excellent restaurants, bars, galleries and shops all within walking distance.

The commercial heart of Kyneton is located on High and Mollison Streets, a few minutes walk away, offering a range of services including gourmet food, wine, bakery, chemists, newsagent, banks (NAB, Bendigo, CBA), supermarkets (Woolworths and IGA) and a butcher.

Facilities such as the Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Campaspe River walk, Kyneton racetrack, the Bluestone Theatre, Kyneton Croquet Club and Kyneton Town Hall are also an easy walk.

Kyneton Golf Course is a ten minute drive and Cobaw Sporting, offering clay shooting, is a twenty five minute drive.

There are a number of natural attractions located within a thirty minute drive of the Old Rectory, including the Metcalfe Cascades, Mount Macedon, Hanging Rock, Trentham Falls, Loddon Falls, and Turpin Falls.

The region is known for quality wine production, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. Local makers include Curly Flat, Bindi, Passing Clouds*, Kyneton Estate, Epis, Shadowfax, Mount Towrong*, Mount Munument*, Cobaw Ridge and Wilimee. The Heathcote region, famous for cool climate Shiraz wines, is a thirty minute drive. Several vineyards have cellar doors and some offer food (marked with a *); details are available at the Kyneton Information Centre in High Street and we have a Macedon Ranges vineyard map available at the Old Rectory.

There are a number of attractive small towns within a thirty minute drive of Kyneton, including Castlemaine (home to the Castlemaine Art Museum), Malmsbury, Trentham, Daylesford, Macedon, Woodend and Gisborne. There are excellent restaurants in Daylesford and Trentham.

The major regional cities of Bendigo and Ballarat are approximately a one hour drive (Bendigo and Castlemaine can also be reached by train from Kyneton railway station). Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine were beneficiaries of gold discoveries made in 1851 that transformed them and indeed Victoria and offer fine examples of Victorian architecture and host art galleries of note.

Hosted by Will

  1. Joined in April 2018
  • 15 Reviews
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After a thirty year career in finance I purchased the Old Rectory as a retirement project in 2014. In my professional life I travelled widely, particularly in Asia and Europe. My philosophy in hosting guests reflects my experience that hotels and restaurants succeed or fail on the basis of one thing: their people. A three star hotel with engaging and engaged staff will likely result in a better experience than a five star property with poor staff (I’d be happy to recount some experiences to illustrate this point should we meet)! In renovating the Old Rectory I have tried to retain the historic charm of the property whilst incorporating modern conveniences; no one after all wants to live in a museum. The images and the descriptions of the Old Rectory also represent an attempt to describe the property accurately. Once again from personal experience expectations about a property need to be realistic: images of a Presidential suite are unlikely to provide an accurate representation of a standard room.
And finally I gained most from my travel when seeing how people in a new country or city live and, if the opportunity should arise, engaging with them. My partner and I live fifteen minutes away from the Old Rectory so we certainly won’t be a constant presence, but we’re very happy to share our local knowledge with guests to enhance their holiday experience.
After a thirty year career in finance I purchased the Old Rectory as a retirement project in 2014. In my professional life I travelled widely, particularly in Asia and Europe. My…

During your stay

Whilst we don’t live on site we welcome all guests and explain the facilities of the house. We are happy to answer any questions or provide assistance during your stay. We are knowledgeable about local restaurants, shopping, private gardens, galleries, vineyards and artisans. We can suggest itineraries and contacts to enhance your visit.
Whilst we don’t live on site we welcome all guests and explain the facilities of the house. We are happy to answer any questions or provide assistance during your stay. We are know…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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