Converted 1850s stable accommodation
The Diggers Store - self contained 1850s stable
Hosted by Tina And Alex
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4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The Diggers Store offers a unique Goldfields experience in a converted 1850s stable, set behind an old gold-mining supplies store. Interesting artefacts from the Gold-Rush period and vintage detailing throughout, alongside modern-day comforts, ensure a comfortable and curious stay.

The self-contained stable sits behind the main house, offering privacy, peacefulness, and comfort.

The space

The self-contained converted stable sits behind the main house, offering privacy, and comfort nestled within a sweet country garden setting with a small fruit tree orchard, a kitchen garden, heritage rose bushes galore, a 60 year old grapevine canopy, and a small brood of hens.

A perfect romantic getaway spot, or a cosy trip away for a small family, the converted stable has sleeping options for up to four people in the upstairs bedroom. (One double bed, one double fold out couch, and a fold-out iron single bed).

Comforts include an open fire (as well as a gas heater!), air conditioner (cooling and heating), fully equipped kitchen, a record player and collection of vinyl, comfy couches, books, a collection of magazines, board games, and WIFI & Netflix.

Located a few mins drive from central Castlemaine, a slow-moving country town with an emphasis on local produce and gastronomy, wine, heritage and history, arts and crafts.

The space is ideally suited to a couple or small family. There is one double bed, one double fold out sofa, one single trundle bed and a portacot available.

- A Brief History -

The Diggers’ Store store was established in Campbells Creek in 1857. Today it remains a well-known heritage icon in Castlemaine and the surrounding area.

A gentleman named William Wood was granted the land in order to set up a gold-mining supplies store to fulfill the needs of the growing town. (Hence the name The Diggers Store!) Gold had been discovered in the area in 1851 and within two years more than five thousand miners were living in a shanty-town that stretched along the Creek.

The stable, once housing Mr. Wood’s horses and hay, was carefully and respectfully converted in to a two-story dwelling in the early 1990s in order to set it up as a bed and breakfast.

Alex and Tina re-opened The Diggers Store B&B in late 2013. Alex grew up on the property where his parents once ran an antiques store, a devonshire tea house, and ran the B&B.

Alex and Tina have also set up an all-analogue recording studio on the property, Sound Recordings, they run a pop-up art space and coffee shop in the original diggers store, and they recently opened up their property for private functions and creative projects.

Guest access

Facilities & Activities:
Wireless internet
Air Conditioner - cooling and heating
Full kitchen facilities
Full breakfast provisions available on request
Tea and coffee
Record player and selection of records
A selection of board games
A selection of books
Off-street parking
Open fireplace and gas heater
Outdoor furniture
Iron and ironing board available on request

Interaction with guests

Alex, Tina, and Odetta live in a separate house at the front of the property. They will meet and greet you when you arrive if they can. The Diggers Store B&B and property are there for you to enjoy.

Other things to note

For more info about The Diggers Store and its proprietors, please visit our website.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking indoors please.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


66 Reviews

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Nadia User Profile
September 2017
We had a lovely long weekend at The Digger's Store. We took our 5 month old baby and found the accommodation was so warm and cozy on a cold night. Was the perfect base to explore the area. Tina and Alex were wonderful hosts.

Sebastian User Profile
January 2014
Tina & Alex's B&B is a little jewel in the goldfields. It radiates the love and thought put into it with freshly baked bread on the table and a generally welcoming atmosphere. We felt right at home when we arrived and enjoyed every minute we spent. Obviously, this wouldn't have been without great host such as Tina & Alex. They welcomed us late in the evening after some issues with our itinerary and showed us around nonetheless. We had some lovely chats over the course of the weekend and really enjoyed staying with them. They are great hosts and very interesting people. We'd be coming back any time and probably will :)

Ash User Profile
September 2017
If bliss is what you are after, book in to stay here! This bnb is absolutely wonderful. So quirky and cute but also very homey. We adored our stay here - had an absolute ripper time. Our little puppy Larry was right at home on this property. Tina and Alex's attention to detail is so impressive. I'll definitely be returning!

Mick User Profile
September 2017
A unique and funky little place. We were able to take our two dogs (an English Mastiff and Chihuahua) loved all the homey touches, crumpets, real butter, loose leaf tea and tea pot etc.....

Dylan User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful, cozy space, with everything you could want for a peaceful getaway. The accommodation has been beautifully designed and fits nicely into the surrounds.

Allister User Profile
September 2017
If you get the chance to stay here you should, excellent host and fantastic location rich in history about the BnB and surrounding areas. Couldn't ask for a better spot

Jemma User Profile
August 2017
Such a beautiful place, full of history and very comfortable. Tina and Alex were lovely hosts. Exactly as I'd hoped.

Campbells Creek, AustraliaJoined in December 2013
Tina And Alex User ProfileTina And Alex is a superhost.
The proprietors of The Diggers Store Bed and Breakfast, Tina and Alex, are a young couple with a 2 year old daughter, Odetta. Alex grew up on the Diggers Store property and recently returned from living in New Zealand where he met Tina. He brought her back with him to re-open t…
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