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Entire home/apt

13 Guests

5 Bedrooms

11 Beds

Entire home/apt

13 Guests

5 Bedrooms

11 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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13 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Escape from the city to 'Grittleton'. Located at the gateway to the Pyrenees, Grampians and Bendigo regions, there are plenty of great wineries and historic towns to visit. Ideal for families and groups of friends wanting privacy and space.

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 11
Check In: Flexible
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 AUD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150 AUD
Security Deposit: $501 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $300 AUD / night


The space

'Grittleton' is a character filled 1950s Homestead, built for a large family and generous entertaining.

Still a working sheep and wheat farm which is leased, the home is now used solely as a family retreat. With open fireplaces, leather couches, antique furniture, comfortable beds, a gourmet kitchen, two living and two dining areas, this is a fabulous house for getting together with family and friends.

Explore the amazing rock formations on Spences Hill and the red gum valley, the Views are spectacular.

Relax with local wines on the verandah or lounge, taking in district views and spectacular sunsets.

Out the back you will find a gas BBQ, flat grassed play areas, a large outdoor dining area with long dining table which can seat 20 under a covered loggia.

From November to March the in-ground pool will keep you cool.

There are bikes for all shapes and sizes - BYO helmets and ride around the property or venture onto the quiet roads.

There is also undercover parking for two cars and level access from the driveway.

Kitchen - everything you need to cook up a storm, and serve with style. There is a dishwasher, large fridge with freezer, pantry, Miele cook-top and double wall ovens. We stock the basics for you such as salt and pepper, cooking oils, spices and the like. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you the details of the local IGA which has a great Deli and bottle shop show casing local wines.

You also have access to a BBQ in the court yard to help feed the masses!!

Dining table in the kitchen seats 12.
Formal oak dining table seats 12, it's dinner party heaven.
The out door Loggia will seat 20 and is a magic spot for a summers night entertaining
This home was made for cocktails at 5 !!!!

All linen, cutlery and crockery supplied.

Configured to sleep up to 13, the home will comfortably sleep 9 down stairs and 4 in the attic. The rooms are described as follows;

The master bedroom boasts a really soft king size four poster bed, with district views from French doors leading to the wrap around verandah.

The Queen bedroom is huge and has a queen size quality ensemble, extra single bed in the same room and en-suite with separate toilet.

The third bedroom has twin king single beds that can be configure into a King Double. This bedroom is flexible for children or adults.

The fourth bedroom has two single beds with an adjoining shared en suite.

The attic sleeps 4 on singles comfortably and is a great retreat for the older children or adults. It also has a kitchenette and toilet. Access to the attic come at a small extra charge.

The property is ideal for 3 Couples with a few kids each or for any other combination.

Main bathroom has a sunken bath and separate toilet in spectacular 50s pink...
It matches the en-suite at the other end of the house and there is a toilet in the attic.

The main lounge is expansive, has great views, large open fireplace, leather lounges and eclectic artwork.

There is a small living area ideal for children and teenagers wanting to watch television, DVD's or play games.

Pool toys, TV's and DVD players, loads of DVD's, jigsaws, games, walks and fresh air!

There is also a separate internal laundry with front loading washer and dryer.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house and property, except there is a small cottage next door which is out of bounds to gether with the sheds and stable.
You are welcome to explore the property and especially Spences Hill which has amazing rock formations, but remember to always leave gates as you find them other wise stock may not get to water and well the Rams may .........

Interaction with guests

You will be left completely alone, but of course you can contact us by phone if you need anything!

The neighbourhood

St Arnaud the closest town, is only 2.45 hours from Melbourne, and 1.5 hours from Ballarat in the Northern Grampians. 'Grittleton' is only 15 kilometers from St Arnaud. It is a historic village boasting beautiful civic and botanical gardens, gorgeous gold rush era architecture, great pubs and of course wonderful local produce. Visit the local tourist information centre for all the best advice on what to see and do - they are full of local knowledge you cannot find online!

The Pyrenees wine district is on the doorstep, and is producing some cracker reds well worth exploring.
The world famous Grampians National Park is just over an hour away and in an hour you can be strolling the streets of Bendigo!
Try your luck at fossicking in The Golden Triangle, situated in the Greater Central Goldfields Region a short drive away.

On the property itself, you will have access to Spencer's Hill, covered with spectacular rock formations, beautiful views and lots of wildlife. Lots of space for you to get those teenage kids driving under your supervision. BYO car and at your risk!

Getting around

You will definitely need a car! No trains, buses, around here. There is a Taxi service though. The number is located on the notice board in the Kitchen.
Although there are plenty of spots to land a helicopter!

Other things to note

With 3G and 4G internet coverage for mobiles - no WI-FI or landline in the house.
We find Telstra coverage is better for mobile internet, but for voice, all services have good strength.
There is a supermarket at St Arnaud, open 7 days per week with extended hours and has a bottle-shop showcasing local wines and a complete delicatessen.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

This is a home away from home for the family who built the house in the 1950's. Please respect it as a guest of the family - put rubbish in bins, wash dishes and leave things as you find them.
No smoking inside, and please dispose of butts properly.
Sorry no pets - this is a grazing property. Also please no open fires or camp fires. This is a rural area and and during Summer open fires require a Council permit.
Golden rule leave the gates as you find them otherwise stock may not be watered, and the Rams well.....



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 15, 2017 - Feb 04, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

38 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
April 2017
Grittleton was a fantastic, comfortable, well-appointed country stay! All 13 of us, young and old, thoroughly enjoyed our time!! Thank you Hugo!!

Susan User Profile
April 2017
Hugo's Farm Stay is was a terrific venue for our extended interstate family needs. Spacious and comfortable, in a stunning location, driving distance from main town centre. Our experience was positive and met all our needs.

Shane User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic property with a great host.

Bennett User Profile
January 2017
We had the most amazing weekend at this property. The house is spacious with everything you could need for your stay. We spent long afternoons in the wonderful pool, and could not get enough of watching the sunset over the beautiful scenic views, and star-gazing from the verandah. Highly recommend this house for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

Ben User Profile
January 2017
Our group of 10 locals and ex locals 2nd stay at Grittleton was thoroughly enjoyed by all, relaxing by the pool, exploring the rocks and dams, and utilising all of the ample dining areas for meals and games. All of the communication with Hugo makes planning the stay an absolute breeze. Looking forward to our next 'gritto' catch-up!

Creina User Profile
January 2017
Our stay at Hugo's Grittleton this past week was fabulous, very relaxing and a great escape from the city. The communication leading up to and during our stay was exceptional, we felt honoured to be staying at Hugo's and certainly enjoyed the big, clean and cool pool in the hot temps. Plenty of books, board games and a great kitchen filled with everything our party of 9 needed. Loved the wide open spaces, ahhhh the peace and serenity, we will be back!

Siobhan User Profile
January 2017
Hugo was amazing making sure everything was sorted for our NYE getaway! We had an amazing time chilling out by the pool which was huge. The outdoor meals area was also a treat. The kitchen had everything we could need and great bench space. The added fridge was great for storing extra food and drinks we brought with us as well. Thanks Hugo for making our NYE amazing!!

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