Updates – January 2022
Yes Royston Lodge is open for bookings.
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!
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.