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Hollyhock B&B

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by Kaye Roberts-Palmer (subscribe)
Kaye Roberts-Palmer is a local culture enthusiast and garden designer who loves all things green and groovy and getting out and about. Discover more of her ponderings at:
Published August 26th 2015
Enjoy the serenity
Our wish list for a weekend B&B was simple; get away from the annoying weekend housecleaning, enjoy some fresh air and not have a huge drive.

We soon discovered Hollyhock B&B in Macedon. It took us 40 minutes to drive there and we found ourselves arriving at an old-fashioned house with a wide wisteria festooned veranda.

Our friendly host Chris was welcoming even though we were late and showed us into a private, specious apartment style room at the end of the veranda. There were plenty of seating areas, a comfortable bed, all the mod cons and a view out the windows leading from her little garden all the way across to the mist shrouded Mt Macedon.

Hollyhock B&B
View of the veranda

We could pick what time we wanted our breakfast which included a really delicious muesli to start with, freshly squeezed orange juice, organic eggs, mushrooms and bacon and home-made bread.

And best of all, we were the only guests there and it was so quiet; the only thing that woke us in the mornings were the birds.

Hollyhock B&B
View out the window

We spent the day exploring some of the walks around Macedon. It was one of the most relaxing weekends I've had in ages and a wonderful way to prepare for the week ahead.

Hollyhock B&B
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Why? Great way to have a relaxing weekend
When: Weekend
Phone: 03 5426 4065
Where: 40 Bent Street, Macedon
Cost: $130 depending on season
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