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Updates – January 2022

Yes Royston Lodge is open for bookings.  

Some updates:

Wi-fi: we are still making do with a 4G modem.  We have been unsuccessful with the Telecommunication Ombudsman to reinstate our ADSL line (reclaimed by Telstra during a change in ISP).  Recent (November 2021) fixes to the tower infrastructure at Halls Gap means this is generally workable (5mbps), but streaming services are a bit hit-and-miss.  We are hoping NBN fixed-wireless will become an option, or 5G.

TV:  we have acted on a complaint about the lack of free-to-air TV service at our house, and installed a new UHF antenna and booster.  Digital channels are available.

Outdoor Area: a new addition is an electric patio heater, so you can enjoy the cooler nights outside.

Blinds: new blinds were installed during November to improve the living space.  Enjoy!

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Royston Lodge offers self-catered, dog-friendly accommodation in Halls Gap, The Grampians (Gariwerd), western Victoria, Australia.

The house lies on 3200m2 of land in a quiet side-street, near the cycle track and 1.3km south of the main shopping area of Halls Gap.  Walk to shops and restaurants, or rent a bike and get around town easily.

The house has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people.  It has a fully equipped kitchen with espresso machine, dishwasher, gas stovetop, electric oven. microwave and a full size refrigerator/freezer.  The kitchen is stocked with basics such as salt, pepper, oils and spices, plus a range of kitchen appliances.

Free wi-fi is included in the house for guests to use.  

The lounge has a large flat-screen TV, DVD/blu-ray player and sound bar.  Sofa seating is provided, comfortable for 7 people.  The lounge also has a wood-stove and firewood is provided.

The house has an air-conditioner, and ceiling fans in the lounge and one bedroom.

A large east-facing deck is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast while watching the birds and wildlife.  A new gas BBQ is provided, and outdoor seating for a large group.

Bedroom configuration is:

1) Queen bed

2) single bunks plus a king single bed

3) queen bed plus walk-in wardrobe

Two fold-flat sofas accommodates three more in the lounge if needed.

Linen can be provided on request.

 

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Royston Lodge , house for holiday rental in Halls Gap, The Grampians, Victoria.

We’ve had a few guests compliment us on how well equipped our kitchen is.  We like to cook, and hope you do, too!  To give you an idea of what is in the kitchen, here’s a partial list:

  • espresso machine
  • coffee grinder
  • microwave
  • kettle and teapot
  • 90cm oven with gas hotplates
  • juicer
  • blender, stick mixer
  • large stock pot, several heavy-based frypans and pots
  • non-stick wok, paella pan
  • plenty of plates, bowls and cutlery for a crowd (we’ve served 16 at a pinch)
  • salad bowls and serving platters
  • wine glasses and a selection of corkscrews (if you can find a bottle with a cork in it, that is!)
  • cocktail shaker
  • toaster, sandwich press
  • SodaStream with 2 reuseable bottles

If that doesn’t inspire you, our information booklet has a list of restaurant recommendations in Halls Gap.  We’ll send you a copy prior to your booking commencement.