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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.

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Cosy Opulence

  • Queen bed
  • Garden views
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Access to:
    – two indoor 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
  • Linen, towels, and bathrobes
  • The Grampians Goods Co. bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board (on request)
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As a great friend of R.M. Barr Smith, James E. F. Mann was such a frequent guest of Mount William Station that the room was coined Uncle Jim’s Room. A bachelor and bold character, Uncle Jim went to Cambridge and fought in World War II with R.M. Barr Smith; thus, cementing their friendship for a lifetime.

As one of R.M. Barr Smith’s closest mates, Uncle Jim was an unique character and welcome guest of the Homestead. A top sportsman, he scored 114 against Sussex for the Blues and was reportedly good enough to play cricket for Australia.

Instead, he went to Crete to serve in the war where he went nine days with just two meals while hiding from German soldiers in a bush with a friend. While Uncle Jim managed to escape, his friend was sadly captured.


While Uncle Jim was known to be a bachelor, he did love one woman. Unfortunately, he felt that he didn’t have enough to offer her so he never married her. In the end, she married his best friend and he was the best man at their wedding.


On the wall of Uncle Jim’s Room are a pair of tennis rackets are original to the farm once used to play tennis on the tennis courts right outside the windows.

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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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