Escape the noise and urban hustle, and retreat to our family-style home situated in the Victorian countryside. GilGraves Vineyard Farmstay is a fantastic getaway for families of all types, size and age, offering comfortable living spaces, breathtaking scenery and farm-adventure fun!

Just a stones-throw from nearby Axedale, GilGraves Vineyard Farmstay is situated on our 50 acre farm near Axedale, half way between Bendigo and Heathcote. It is a working farm and vineyard. We run about 80 head of Dorper sheep.

We encourage our guests and their families to try out a day in the life of a farmer, feeding our farm animals, collecting eggs, or even just pat our goat King Billy. At the end of the day relax by the crackling fire with a glass of GilGraves Wine.

The property overlooks our farm and vineyard. From the veranda that wraps around the entire home you will enjoy exquisite views of the typical Australian countryside and amazing sunrise and sunsets. The farmstay is located about 400m off a quiet country road and is very secluded. 

The farmstay comprises 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds and a double and single bunk in the 3rd bedroom), a well equipped country style kitchen and good size living area. Please note that a 2 night minimum stay applies.

 

Other features

•    Wood combustion heater in the living area.
•    Reverse cycle air conditioner in the living area.
•    Wall panel heaters in the bedrooms.
•    Ceiling fans in the living area and main bedrooms
•    Laundry – iron and ironing board.
•    Gas barbecue.
•     Flat screen TV with DVD
•    Wide veranda surrounding the entire farmstay.
•    Shower and separate bath. 
•    Breakfast provisions for first morning. 

 

Rates

2 adults   $180 per night
Children $20 per night
Extra adults $45 per night  
Minimum 2 nights stay.  For 5 nights or more a 10% discount applies. 
Check-in time is 2.00pm onwards. Check-out by 10.00am unless otherwise arranged. 

 

Activities

•    Relaxing on the veranda overlooking the vineyard and surrounding countryside. 
•    Bocce court, croquet, hopscotch, and 10-pin bowling.
•    Exploring the farm,  feeding the lambs,, the pet goat King Billy and collecting eggs
•    Assisting with feeding the sheep – depends on time of year.
•    Swimming in the dam and relaxing on the deck overlooking the dam.
•    Riding the O’Keefe Rail Trail which runs from Bendigo to Heathcote, via Axedale which is at the halfway mark. Base yourself at the cottage and ride from Axedale to Bendigo (return) one day (50kms) and Axedale to Heathcote (return) the next day (50kms). Bring your bikes. We provide a basic repair kit, tubes and pump.
•    Fishing in the Campaspe River or lake Eppalock. 
•    Visiting the wineries of Heathcote and Bendigo. 
•    Playing golf at the nearby Axedale Golf Club (18 holes). 
•    Dining at the Axedale Tavern. Booking is recommended. Ph 54397377. 
•    Enjoying the many tourist and cultural activities Bendigo has to offer.