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 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.
Facilities & Activities:
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
Open fireplace and gas heater
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.