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The Old Wallace Shop B&B

The Old Wallace Shop is located in Wallace, Victoria, which is a 15-minute drive to Ballarat Central and is also within 1 hour from Melbourne and Avalon Airport. The dwelling consists of two bedrooms; each with a queen size bed, fully equipped Kitchen, lounge, dining area, fireplace, TV, radio / Ipod connection, ironing facilities, hair dryer and barbecue. Breakfast ingredients are supplied for each nights stay. Eggs come straight from our own hens.

Pricing:

$240 pr night weekend rate. Public Holiday/Long weekends two night minimum

$170 pr night mid week

Longer stays by negotiation EFT: Deposit required for peak periods. No credit card facilities available. Balance can be paid via EFT before arrival or cash on arrival.

Check in: 2pm Check out: 11am - Late check out on request.

What to do/Where to go

Wallace:

50 meters from the B&B is the Wallace Hotel/Function Centre. Open Wednesday thru to Sunday. Enjoy a meal by the fireplace, a relaxing Sunday lunch with music and it is only a two minute walk back home.

Ballarat:

Only 15 Kms away, the regional city of Ballarat offers many attractions: Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum, the Eureka Centre, Lake Wendouree and the Botanical Gardens, the Begonia Festival, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, cafes and restaurants, antique shops, beautiful old goldrush mansions, hotels and public buildings. Visit Ballarat's Tourism websites: visitballarat.com.au, ballarat.com, or ballarat.ecityguide.com.au for more about Ballarat.

How to get here

Map to The Old Wallace Shop

In the Region

Gordon: 5 minute drive- The Hat Shop, cafe, antique shops and Fly Fishing at Highland Trout Lakes-Gordon www.highlandtroutlakes.com.au Spas and cafes at Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Great Western and Pyrenees wineries. Lal Lal Falls, picnic area and blast furnace. Grampians and Mt Cole National Parks. Goldfields towns: Clunes, Creswick & Beaufort.

History

The Old Wallace Shop was originally built in the mid to late 1800s by a Mr. Holden as a steam chaff cutting and hydraulic hay pressing business. His son Mr G F Holden continued to run the business after his fatherís retirement. The business held the contract to supply the Australian Army with chaff for the horses. The chaff mills were originally located to the right of the shop but were removed in the mid 1900s. The shop was a general store, post office and bank. A regular meeting place for the locals after church on Sundays. The renovation of the house and surrounding gardens continues.

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