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Barr Smith Master

Sleeps 2-4

Part of the original bluestone structure, this centrally located oversized bedroom with a double shower and vanity, and accompanying dressing room, is where various generations of owners stayed. The perfect bridal suite with a dressing room or extra space for the little ones.

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History Meets Luxury

  • King sized bed or twin singles
  • Courtyard and garden views
  • Ensuite bathroom with double rain shower
  • Double vanity
  • Linen, towels, and bathrobes
  • The Grampians Goods Co. bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Starting from Two sitting rooms
  • Movie room
  • Formal dining room
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Lake Anne
  • English-style gardens and herb garden
  • Helipad access (must be pre-arranged)
  • Complimentary wi-fi and car parking
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Despite the fire in 1922 that destroyed most the Homestead, this large room is part of the original 1870s build and was traditionally the owner’s room. With thick volcanic bluestone walls, this room has a private dressing room behind the ensuite bathroom. With views of the rolling lawns out through the Spanish arches, the Barr Smith Master Room is a perfect hideaway for guests.

The private dressing room, also called the enigma room, was an acknowledgment of Elisabeth Barr-Smith’s contribution to the Women’s Royal Naval Service (commonly referred to as Wrens) where she was involved in the Bletchley Park initiative. Referring to the initiative, Winston Churchill call it “my goose who laid the golden egg and never cackled”.


Pictured above the headboard is renowned 1874 Melbourne Cup winner, Haricot, a race horse owned by the Chirnside brothers.

Robert Barr Smith

The quilt pattern on the decorative pillows and ottoman bench is one of William Morris’s most popular textile patterns, Strawberry Thief. In 1883, the Barr Smith family was the biggest importer of Morris and Co. textiles and their largest client outside of the UK.

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Mount William revives the spirit, energises the soul through the surrounding nature, and nourishes the body with local, natural produce. Since 1842, it has welcomed family and friends to escape the city to reset, and in this next chapter, is now open for all to enjoy.

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Other Rooms

Uncle Jim’s Room

Sleeps 2

A cozy Queen room with views across the tennis court and swimming pool, back set by the Grampians mountains peaking over the stately hedges. A neatly formatted space, the bedroom still provides a double vanity sink and all modern amenities.

Stables Room

Sleeps 2

The bedroom takes its design influence from the nearby Bluestone Stables, witnessed through the glass french doors beyond the back lawn area. The room adjoins a large private bathroom with a clawfoot bath and overhead shower, a standout feature.

The Armoury

Sleeps 2-3

Originally the old Homestead’s office that housed a large safe and the Station’s firearms, the Armoury has both internal and external entrances, views onto the tennis court, and an adjoining oversized bathroom with a clawfoot bath.