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COVID-19 Update 21 September 2020

Overnight accommodation is permitted for residents of regional Victoria.  We welcome your booking if you live outside of Melbourne.

Residents of metropolitan Melbourne are not able to travel to the regions under the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.

https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

The earliest date when travel from metropolitan Melbourne to Halls Gap might be possible is 26 October, and this is subject to COVID-19 disease rates.

We have already had considerable interest in bookings through November and into December, on the assumption travel will be allowed.  If you would like to book any remaining available dates, please consult our availability calendar. 

We will be offering full refunds to anyone unable to take up their booked accommodation with us that are unable to travel to Halls Gap due to extensions of the current lockdown.  Please confirm by contacting us.

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Spring in the Grampians is always glorious, with some cool nights but beatuiful blue-sky days.  Perfect hiking weather to enjoy the National Park.

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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.  We have had a number of questions about wi-fi performance during times of lockdown.  We get around 11mbps download rate from our ADSL service, and have successfully run two Zoom sessions concurrently, so we have found this works well.

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.

 

About

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.