Castlemaine Accommodation

Castlemaine is lauded for its goldrush heritage and tree change appeal. However, this town is no ghost town (well, only a little). It’s a bustling place with real people, real industries, an eclectic but cohesive population, tens of cafes and restaurants, ancient box-ironbark forests, markets galore, stylish accommodation, more artists than you could fit onto a giant canvas, great festivals, and of course, lots of wide open spaces and (almost) no traffic (apart from the hot rods).

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Hawthorn Cottage

Boutique accommodation in Central Victoria.

Hawthorn Cottage is a beautifully handcrafted stone cottage accommodating up to 4 people and located at 11 Franzi Street, Guildford a small township, 10 minutes from Castlemaine and 15 – 20 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn.

Features stunning views – whether it is from the front veranda or the vine covered arbour off the dining room. Pleasant short walk to general store/café, hotel, sports ground, tennis courts and netball rings.


The New Northern

Castlemaine’s largest facility for functions, events and accommodation with eight boutique guest rooms, multiple function areas seating up to 150 and a unique tapas wine bar which frequently stages live jazz and other events.

The back half was built c.1870, the front in 1939 and the function room and drive-thru in 1990. It is located on the northern end of town, adjacent to the former Thompson’s foundry (est 1875).

Between 2010 and 2013 the old pub underwent a major overhaul, commissioned by one time furniture maker, Nicholas Dattner, whose life has been spent with design, woodworking and unusual building projects. This aesthetic and value is immediately evident upon entering through the Newnorthern’s front doors. Rich timber paneling, a fully restored art deco ceiling and a huge mirror featuring 7000-year-old red gum set the tone for an expansive room filled with antiques, paintings and many original hardwood pieces formerly made in the workshops of Nicholas Dattner & Co. The Newnorthern is a reinvention of the once great institution, the Australian country pub.


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