Tara is an experience you will always want to come back for

The Homestead

Tara was built in the early 1860’s by a leading Guildford merchant.

Guildford is small but picturesque village, which was once part of an area known as the “ Golden Triangle” in central Victoria; the scene of the famous gold rush of the 1850’s.

Tara B&B, is conveniently situated on a timelessly beautiful property in the centre of the delightful township of Guildford.

The Gardens

The extensive, picturesque gardens at Tara, are the evolution of +150 years of development and care-taking by its numerous owner. Tara’s garden has been transformed into a beautiful and free flowing garden that is not restricted by formal design.  By carefully planned vision by previous owners, the gardens have been allowed to develop a life-force and symmetry of its own. The gardens have been skilfully crafted by its naturalness and by its well-balanced blend of style and colour.

The garden has an endless variety of natives, fruit tress, plants, roses and beautiful flowers. To mention the variety of roses  it has; Zephirine Drouhin, Albertine, Fritz Nobis, Renae, Crepuscule and Tea Rambler roses. Lavender and many succulents. Fruit tress include; pear, apple, grapes, quince and berry plants.

Home Grown Produce

Coming from a European backgrounds we always had family focus on good homemade food and home grown fruit and Vegies…

Coming to Tara and being able to continue that tradition with our children, family and friends and guests at Tara B&B is a dream come true. We have a great passion to eat well and serve great wholesome food. So from our home made bread, jam and juices, our free range eggs, garden seasonal fruit and veggies and locally made meats, we pretty much have it covered.


The beautifully designed exposed red brick cottages includes; comfort and great quality beds and sofa/bed, beautifully handcrafted coffee and dinning table, Ned Kelly wood fire, kitchenette with all your essential needs and serene views of the gardens when sitting inside or outside on the veranda. You receive a complementary platter on arrival and a breakfast basket filled with items including, homemade bread, jams, honey, natural muesli, free range eggs, local bacon and sausages, avocado, milk, juice, fresh fruit.


A superb place to unwind. The cottage has every amenity (& the beds are to die for).

Fresh bread, homemade relishes & jams – oh and the antipasto platter was delicious.


Beautiful accommodation, divine property, fantastic hosts!!

Welcome platter and breakfast was delicious and much appreciated. Fire place kept us nice and warm overnight.

Great communication – we booked last minute as we were driving to the area and were surprised by the prompt reply to our inquiry!

We look forward to returning for another stay in the near future and highly recommend this place to others!!