“Fabulous family getaway in beautiful setting”
5 of 5 starsReviewed
Set in gorgeous gardens, among the mountain ash forest, it is a beautiful place. You can find wild wombats, echidnas, wallabies and kookaburras wandering the premises- or more to find if you venture just across the road to walk in the Dandenong Ranges forest. We stayed in The Barn with our teenage kids and it was perfect. Cosy log fire, spacious rooms and every amenity provided for. The hosts left us an incredibly generous basket of breakfast foods, bread, cheeses, wine and fruit- enough to keep us going for a week, not just 3 days. The outside deck had ample seating and a Weber BBQ, perfect for those lazy lunches. Couldn’t fault Gracehill and we can’t wait to go back again.
Room Tip: The Barn is perfect for families or for sharing, with 3 double beds and two singles
5 of 5 starsReviewed
A wonderful stay – they have gone above and beyond with the extra touches to make a perfect stay. Also huge thanks to the fabulous girls from Balance therapy spas – best massages we have ever had. We will be back!
Stayed March 2016, travelled with friends
“Clean and friendly country getaway”
5 of 5 starsReviewed via mobile
We had a lovely stay at Gracehill’s Barn. The accommodation was clean and well laid out for a larger family. The breakfast was wonderfully generous. The free Wi-Fi was also a hit with our teenage girls! The gardens are gorgeous and we saw lots of wildlife including a cute echidna! The owners are friendly and very welcoming. We recommend Gracehill – it’s a great country escape!
The Barn was absolute bliss. My husband, myself and my parents stayed here for 3 nights. Amazing grounds, plenty of privacy, yet still close to everything. The house is beautiful, spacious & very comfortable. The hosts have thought of every little thing and the provisions for breakfast & extras were plentiful and indulgent. We will be back with our children very soon in the future. Thank you so much for an amazing stay!
Lisa & Wayne, Sydney
* Brilliant all Round!!!!
Outstanding generosity & attention to detail made this the best “Home away from Home” experience.
The location and tranquility was second to none that we have experienced so far on our many trips to Melbourne and southern Victoria areas over many years.
Well done & “We’ll be back” !
The Watsons ( Sydney )
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. The Barn was just beautiful – all the little extras made such a difference, from the breakfast, snacks, toiletries, magazines and more, we felt so at home.
Also your hospitality was wonderful- thank you!
PS. Can’t forget to mention the spectacular gardens & the kids especially loved the grassy area, playground & Pippa the dog – She was adorable!
(Geelong) Rick, Marija, Christian & Ivy.
What a great decision we made to stay at Gracehill. To Betty, you are the ultimate host. Your help and advice was invaluable.
The “Barn” was more comfortable and relaxing than we dreamed of. Thanks for accommodating us for the extra night and for the wonderful breakfast and other goodies you provided. We look forward to a return visit and will be recommending you to our friends.
Keep up the good work!
Dianne & Bob.
This is such a beautiful cottage in a tranquil environment. We simply loved the cottage and were very impressed with the generous breakfast provisions provided.
It was a very cosy place, too bad we could only spent a night here.
We would like to come back and stay much longer next time!
from the Tay family and baby Isaac.
My dream home! The Barn. Amazing, breathtaking accommodation & views!
Thank you so much for upgrading us for free and for being generous by giving us wine and free Wi-Fi access.
We have decided that we would like to come back again one day!
Take care & keep up the good work!
Jonathen & Nadhyra
Thank you Betty!
What a place!
It’s a place I will certainly come back to again.
The best sleep I’ve had in a long time.
What a cosy place.
Thank you so much, I will tell everyone I know about GraceHill.
Andy and Mel.
Your B&B’s are just out of this world. The Barn is just beautiful with all the comforts of home. It is truely cosy and has a relaxing feel. We couldn’t have asked for more. The abundance of food you provided together with the bottle of wine, is outstanding. We didn’t even need to go out for dinner. We will definately be recommending GraceHill to all our friends and can’t wait to come back.
Our warmest wishes.
Glenda and Stephen King.
Thank you for an amazing stay, what a perfect way to spend my birthday! Beautiful gardens and cosiest cottage!
Thanks again, hope to return one day with friends.
Nyss and Tim
Thankyou for a thoughtful welcome with all the amenities. My girls loved their special treats and the fluffy robes. We had a lovely stay and will definately be back.
Stacy, Robert, Ara and Mia
Not a bad place to spend my 40th birthday! In fact – a great place, cosy, comfy, intimate. ” Couthie ” in the language of my “home” country. Definately a place to come back to and to recommend to others!
Malcolm and Sara
What a wonderful setting, amazing, splendid array of food, fantastic.
Thank you for a fantastic weekend. What a brilliant house – so well equipped and full of lovely personal touches. Thanks also being so accommodating. We’ll be back in the summer.
The Wynne’s and Coulson’s
Thanks for a lovely stay we come for a weekend away and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The Barn was warm comfortable and the food was great! The hospitality was welcoming and the views were spectacular!!
We’ll be back for sure.
Thank you so much for or stay. The house was so warm and comfortable. The food was great and we really enjoyed the choice of movies.
p.s. We will definitely be back again.
Wonderful place very warm and welcoming. We will definitely be back.
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay this was our 2nd here it was just as amazing and pleasant as the last time, if not more. Your hospitality is exceptionally warm and welcoming. You have chosen the best place to put a B&B in Olinda its breath taking! From Israel.
We would like to thank you very much for our stay. The Barn is a wonderful house and we wish we could stay longer.
We would rush home on our day out – just to relax in our lovely Homestead. Thank you for Gracehill and the amazing hospitality ! xx God bless you and your family.
Rebecca & James
Excellent place to stay for this winter weather, lovely and clean facilities, awesome fire place.
The best ever granola/oat mix that I have ever tasted in my whole life ! loved the basket of food as well.
The beds were extremely comfy and warm. The view is the best from here, plus that little garden down the hill is like you’re in another world – superb job ! definitely come back ( Hopefully this year)
Gracehill is excellent !
The Barn was perfect, the weather was cold, wet and foggy – just what one likes in the middle of winter – loved it !
Fireplace, red wine, cheese – see you back next winter.
What a beautiful and stunning piece of the world you have here!
We were impressed with everything here and felt very welcomed by
yourself and Pippa.
We are looking forward to our next visit.
Great relaxing stay and look forward to Betty’s and Fred’s hospitality again soon.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
What a marvellous find!
The accommodation and extras are world class.
We have travelled all over the world and this is on par with anywhere we have stayed.
It is a peaceful and delightful mountain retreat.
Evelyn, Robert and Jack.
Dear Fred & Betty,
Thank you so much for such a lovely stay and all of your excellent recommendations.
We’re all truly looking forward to coming back to Gracehill Accommodation next year.
Dear Betty & Fred,
Our 8 nights in this beautiful part of Victoria was made even more special by spending it here at Gracehill Accommodation. Thank you ever so much for making us feel so welcome, we loved it here so much! After a day exploring, it was so lovely to walk through the door of “The Coachouse” and have everything that we needed. Wish we could take “Gracehill” back with us to Tassie!
We will always remember this special place.
Will, Tracie, & Rebecca and baby on the way.
Dear Fred & Betty,
We’ve really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful accommodation. You’re extra delights were appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Lord willing.
Eric & Anne, Richard & Margarete.
What a beautiful 3 days of “R & R” we had here! Bushwalking, window shopping and reading in front of the fire. The children absolutely loved the playground. Thank you for your gracious hospitality, this place is impeccable!
We have loved everything about it, just the break we needed.
Melanie & Ben
Dear Betty & Fred,
What a lovely 2 nights we experienced here at the Coachouse. So comfortable, fabulous provisions, spacious home away from home. ( better than my home in fact!!)
Thank you for the total unexpected upgrade, the recommendations on local food and sights. Just wonderful!!
Eleanor (Vancouver, BC Canada.)
Thanking you for a wonderful stay. The Coach house is absolutely gorgeous. (Than you for the upgrade!) and we enjoyed it immensely.
We will be recommending your B&B to many others!
Emma & Mark.
Dear Betty and Fred,
Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay in your beautiful Coachouse. The attention to detail and your hospitality is so much appreciated!
We are so happy that we had a lovely time as a family of 3 before we expand to include another little one in 3+ weeks!!
All the best from,
Upeka, Arunda & Amaya Malalasehera
Dear Betty & Fred,
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our wedding anniversary than to enjoy this lovely setting.
Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We would love to come back again.
Emanuel & Nada.
To Betty & Fred,
Thank-you for the third time here. We couldn’t have asked for a better family stay (again).
I wish we could pickup the Coachouse and place it in Geelong.
The Bartolo family.
To Betty & Fred,
Thank again ( for the 6th or 7th time!! ) for an always cozy and homely getaway, from the yummy supplies to coaxing Pippa out of the car!
GraceHill will always be our favourite, most special place to stay.
Lots of love,
Jane & Lesely
This is our 6th time here and we’ve already left a note requesting next year’s booking! It’s always so warm and welcoming, with such attention to detail and great hospitality. Thanks again Betty! See you in 2015 LOVE Jane & Lesley
Dear Betty, thanks again for the most warm welcome and luxurious stay. Jane and I love coming here on our annual jaunt and as soon as we leave we start planning next year’s visit. See you next year, with love Lesley.
Thank you for a relaxing, tranquil weekend, we are sure to be back and looking forward to it. I will also be telling my family and friends to come and stay they will love it also.
Debbie & Brendan.
First visit after four years and first time here in the Coachouse and it did NOT disappoint! Betty & Fred were wonderful hosts, the room was fantastic. We will be back (hopefully in less than 4 years!)
Absolutely gorgeous! We’ve had such a wonderful, relaxing stay. Thank you so much.
Absolutely fabulous! We couldn’t want for more! Wonderful stay here, oh boy, I wished I could live here. Thank you ever so much!
A lovely, serene tranquil place. Lyn and I loved everything here! Everything was spot on – cannot thank you enough. Thanks for everything Betty- we will be back.
Oh my God. That bed & shower is heaven! Thank you so much Betty for another delightful stay. Shame we had to leave.
Such an enjoyable stay. Like a home away from home. Thanks so much!
Thank you & Dankeschön for the perfect accommodation. Immediately wanted to live here! The effort & love put into every detail does not go unnoticed. PERFECT !
Fantastic night away, just not long enough. Loved the spa bath & our Kids (3 & 8) didn’t want to get out! Thanks Michelle, Brett,
We had an awesome stay here! We loved how cosy this place is and would loved to stay another time.
Great stay, really loved the accommodation (The best) There is not one thing more, that anyone could ask for, we will return.
OULALA !! We absolutely loved the stay here! Betty and her husband are the most sweetest people, we will definitely be back!
Thank you! Betty & Fred, for a most retreat amongst a beautiful setting.
You made everything so cosy & warm. An extra special thank you for the
effort you went to bring in gluten free foods – it is enormously appreciated.
We hope to come back again. XX
We will definetly be coming back, nice place, great service!
Alaa & Ness
Thank you for a lovely weekend!
Beautiful setting, scrumptious food, delightful hosts.
Loved our stay!!!
Such an amazing place to stay. We had everything that we needed beautiful breakfast and lovely hosts.
Thanks so..oo much! I’m sure we will be back.
Laura and Adam.
Four days of Bliss!
Thanks so much for being a lovely host!
We enjoyed our stay very much.
All the best,
Maryanne and Brenton.
Had a perfect relaxing day that we wanted after some time. The views in the morning and the surroundings are amazing. The facilities, bedrooms and everything else was perfect. Loved it! Definitely gonna come back someday, and I almost forgot to say the brekkey was delicious Betty….!
Krish and Sewwandi
Such a beautiful property and such great hospitality.
We had a wonderful time.
Thanks for everything!
from Lee & Chad and Sirhugsalot
What a perfect paradise here in the Mountain! Betty ensured that everything is provided for, making the stay oh so comfortable. We loved it!
Les & Trang
Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect trip away. Thankyou so much for everything!
Laura and Sam.
Thank you Betty, for your cosy cottage and for looking after us.
We enjoyed our stay at GraceHill and the surrounding areas. Breakfast was Yum!
Lorraine and Lothan from Queensland.
Thank you Betty and Fred,
What a Beautiful setting, loved watching the mist lift off the mountains, we had a wonderful weekend, the provisions were just perfect and we were cosy and relaxed in this wondeful Homestead. Thank you both for your hostpitality! We will be back!
Kay and David from Point Cook, Vic.
Thank you Betty and Fred for a lovely stay, everything from the accommodation, brekkie and grounds was perfect.
We will certainly be back again!
John and Anna.
Snow, fog, mist, rain, hail, sunshine, icy mornings, cosy, log fires, table tennis, food, spa enough for 2 days !! renewed !
Thank you so much – amazing ! we will never forget our first anniversary in the Homestead.
What a pleasant surprise ! perfect for an 80th birthday celebration, lovely atmosphere and wonderful hospitality.
Having previously stayed in the Barn, we came back for our 5th Wedding Anniversary to the Homestead. We love Betty’s eye for detail and the personal touches which makes us feel welcome.
Betty & Fred – We had a great 65th Birthday! This wonderful, relaxing, peaceful and warm welcoming B & B – the garden, laughing Kookaburras, beautiful scenery and of course such friendly hosts, the cosy, relaxing atmosphere ( large spar!) beautiful décor & the breakfast rates you in the tops – with the “cuckoo” down the road. Will certainly be recommending your place to others- Hope to return again – wishing you the best and good health ( the camera has been working overtime here to!
Love Helen and John