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Shearers’ Quarters

“Historic Australian farming experience where new stories are waiting to be written”

Sleeping Arrangements

The Shearers Quarters has been home to Mount William Station’s extended family of shearers and station workers since 1869. With eight bedrooms (a master and seven shearers’ rooms), three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and living room, a sun-soaked courtyard, outdoor barbeque, and fire pit, it is a cozy and welcoming space that was built to be shared.

Entire Shearers’ Quarters

Sleeps 2-17

Featuring eight bedrooms (master bedroom and seven shearers’ rooms) and three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and living area, a sun-soaked courtyard, outdoor barbeque and fire pit. A stunning setting for anyone planning a getaway to the picturesque Grampians.

Shearers’ Master

Sleeps 2-4

Once occupied by the head wool classer on the farm, the Shearers’ Master is a spacious, stylishly renovated bedroom that features a queen bed and pull-out daybed. When booking the Shearers’ Master for an individual stay, the kitchen, living areas, and bathrooms will be shared with other guests.

Shearers’ Queen or Twin

Sleeps 2

Each of our seven Shearers bedrooms features a queen bed or two twin singles, and have been beautifully updated while maintaining the original features to take you back in time. When booking the Shearers’ Queen or Twin for an individual stay, the kitchen, living areas, and bathrooms will be shared with other guests.

Room Amenities

Regardless of which room you’ve chosen to stay in, enjoy these key comforts during your time at the Shearers’ Quarters:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and car parking
  • Linens and towels
  • The Grampians Goods Co. toiletries
  • Fully equipped kitchen, including a coffee machine, and a selection of pantry essentials*
  • Spacious living area, fireplace, and selection of board games*
  • Dining table with 12 seats*
  • Outdoor courtyard, barbeque, and firepit*

*When not booking the Shearers’ Quarters exclusively, the common areas are shared with other guests, providing a unique experience for new connections to be formed.

Around the Shearers' Quarters

During your time at the Shearers’ Quarters, you will have access to the property and its surrounds, including:

  • Lake Anne; including fishing rods and a row boat
  • Kitchen Herb Garden
  • Helipad (must be pre-arranged)

For access to the Homestead amenities, guests staying at Shearers’ Quarters may pre-book a Pool Experience package from $50 per person per day. This package is subject to availability and is inclusive of:

  • Use of the Homestead pool, lounges, sauna, and tennis court
  • Two complimentary drinks
  • Pool towels
Dining and Drinking

Guests in the Shearers’ Quarters have the option of being fully self-contained during their stay, or can enquire about our dining packages. 
As an optional add-on, two- or three-course, farm-to-table dinners and locally-sourced cafe-style breakfast cooked by our executive chef, Dean Sibthrope, can be pre-booked. With his masterful use of locally-sourced ingredients from artisan suppliers, the farm, and English gardens, Dean creates dishes that are an exceptional blend of exquisite flavours, textures, and aromas.
BBQ packs can also be pre-ordered to relieve the hassle of grocery shopping prior to arrival. These packs are to be self-cooked on the barbeques and showcase seasonal produce grown on the farm and are complemented by a selection of ingredients sourced from the abundance of local artisans found on our doorstep. 
Additionally, lunch can be pre-ordered and customised to fit your schedule. If you’re spending the day hiking the Grampians, our chefs can prepare a hiking pack for your to take along your adventure. For guests wanting to relax on the farm, a poolside charcuterie board or lakeside picnic lunch can be set-up to be enjoyed by you. 
When making your booking, please share any dietary restrictions you may have and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Hiking in the Grampians

With the Grampian National Park at your doorstep, there are numerous hikes of all levels and lengths for you to explore during your time at Mount William Station. From 30 minute bush walks to five hour ascents for breathtaking views, there’s a path for every level of hiker. Some staff favourites include:

  • Mafeking: Easy 2.3km loop (16km from Mount William Station)
  • Mount William Summit: Moderate 4km hike (55k from Mount William Station)
  • Mount Sturgeon: Hard 6.3km hike (49km from Mount William Station)

For pick up / drop off transfer for hikes, please inquire at [email protected]

First established in 1869, the Shearers’ Quarters was home to Mount William Station’s extended family of shearers and station workers. A cozy and welcoming space that was built to be shared – for stories to be told whilst enjoying a hearty meal – and a place that provided a peaceful sanctuary after a long day spent in the woolshed producing the wool that would be exported to the Old World.

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The spirit of this unique accommodation experience remains to this day – with the original features preserved, complemented by a stylish simplicity and modern-day amenities for you to enjoy. The Shearers’ Quarters provides the backdrop for new generations of families and groups of friends to start their own conversations, share special moments, and create new memories.

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Guests of the Shearers’ Quarters enjoy access to our private lake – Lake Anne – where fish are waiting to be caught and wetland wildlife and bird populations can be discovered. Located just across the paddock from your accommodation, Lake Anne was named after our beautiful mum – one of four sisters that lived on Mount William Station during the previous generation.

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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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