The Old Store is a totally unique property having been built in the 1870's as a Store. It blends the character and stories of the past with all the modern conveniences to give every guest a truly memorable stay.
There are 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 large living areas to give everyone plenty of space to spread out and relax. The fully equipped kitchen and full sized dining table allow you to cook and eat in comfort together. It is close enough to many attractions to leave the car and explore.
Come and enjoy truly unique boutique accommodation in a captivating old store conversion.
The Old Store is a fabulous blend of 140 yr old character with all the modern conveniences. Built in the 1870's to service the booming gold town of Sandhurst (later to be named Bendigo) it stands just 30 metres from its closest mine. There are a multitude of quirk's and perks to find in the many rooms that make up this wonderfully spacious accommodation including the original kitchen mantle and stove, an internal skylight and even authentic Scottish packing boxes laid as flooring many years ago. There are 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas as well as a full kitchen and dining space.
You will feel immediately relaxed and at ease in this warm and friendly house with its two superbly furnished living areas allowing you to spread out and enjoy your stay. To help you unwind there is a small yet diverse library of books, board games and even electronic entertainment if one must.
The Old Store is all about experiencing an escape from the everyday. It's got a cheeky sense of discovery etched into the walls and well worn floors. Sit back and enjoy a complimentary port whilst enjoying the great sound of the retro stereo, whether it be in front of the fire or outside on the spacious deck. The kitchen can live up to most demands for service especially those of the entertaining bent. However there is no pressure to cook with multiple pubs and the city centre restaurants within walking distance.
The Old Store on Barnard is a new and refreshing take on a piece of Bendigo's heritage offering truly unique boutique accommodation.
It's the perfect base when visiting Bendigo for Iconic events such as Heritage Uncorked, The Blues & Roots Festival and Easter just to name a few. Within close proximity to the CBD, you can walk to pubs, the arts precinct and shopping.
The Old Store on Barnard is the perfect home base to explore and enjoy the various Festivals Bendigo has to offer. We pride ourselves on supporting these great events and welcome you and your group to discover the incredible talent on offer whilst staying in unique and utmost comfort.
You can choose from two delicious food baskets when making a booking of two or more nights. We specialise in locally produced food and beverages from which you can choose either a nibbles platter and wine or cooked breakfast provisions to make at your leisure!
If you are looking for a truly memorable holiday experience, The Old Store on Barnard is the place.
When you book The Old Store the whole property is yours to explore. Bedroom usage will depend on how many you have booked for.
Interaction with guests
There is an information book inside the property and we will give you the heads up on our recommended eats etc before you stay but we are also happy to help out if needed while you are here.
We expect guests to leave the house as they find it. It does not have to be cleaned or the sheets washed of course, but the dishes done and the rooms tidy.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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