How time has flown, it doesn’t seem too long ago it was Christmas. I have been very quiet with posts lately because of holidays and overseas visitors, but hopefully we should be back on track now.
With my birthday just gone we decided to take a couple of days off and visit the Castlemaine (Victoria) area, which we haven’t been to for a while.
The Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum.
We called into the Buda Historic Home and Garden but only looked around the garden and nursery area as it was nearly closing time. It is a lovely old family home built in 1861 and occupied by the Leviny family for 118 years.
We visited The Mill and had a good walk around, some of the area is still being completed but here are some of the pictures of what we saw. The Castlemaine Brewing Co. on the left and the entrance to the Vintage Bazaar where you can find items from many eras.
Artwork on the exterior buildings around The Mill in Castlemaine.
We decided to make a visit to Maldon about 18 k from Castlemaine as we had not visited there for some time and it is also a historic region of Victoria.
Some of the old buildings in the main street in Maldon.
The old Lolly Shop and Hotel in the main street of Maldon.
We stayed at Tarrangower Country House part way between Daylesford and Castlemaine for our time away, and here is the main bedroom, which had its own en-suite.
There were two other bedrooms in the house, one with a double bed and another with two singles.
The lounge had plenty of seating, a tv, a wood fire and plenty of books, magazines and games to play. The kitchen meals area was large with a lovely view over the property.
The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, microwave, crockery and a pod coffee machine. Everything you would need to make a lovely meal for you and your family, as we did on both evenings.
There was a laundry plus a second bathroom, and plenty of deck space with seating. Around the other side of the house was an above ground pool and heated spa which we enjoyed even though it was raining.
Each day at dusk the kangaroos and wallabies would graze just across the pathway from the house. In the morning you could sometimes see them with their joeys around the front of the house. It was a lovely peaceful stay and nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Because there were planned road closures due to work being carried out, we decided to take a different way home. This took us past the Daylesford Chocolate Mill which we had not visited for a long time also.
It was nice to see the range of chocolates available for purchase, and of course we couldn’t leave without choosing a few to take home.
It was a lovely time away even though the weather was not the best, but still plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate.