Multi Award Winning Finches was ranked No. 1 B&B in Australia in 2016 and also No. 2 B&B in 2017 by Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice this charming retreat offers character and history, a heritage-listed building circa 1895 that’s been tastefully transformed into a luxury bed and breakfast. If you’re after a romantic rendezvous to the quaint and beautiful Beechworth, this one is for you.
This collection of suites elegantly blends old with new. Victorian period features and antique treasures are paired with contemporary artworks to create eclectic allure. Six individually themed rooms have been lavishly draped and imported chandeliers amid a colourful mix of cushions, throws and paintings. Faraway lands inspire the adornments here, creating a cool bohemian vibe.
Meander through the garden surrounds, with half an acre of greens dotted with tulip trees and water fountains to play amongst. After roving around the sunny estate, you may want to refresh with a solar-heated mineral swim. The glistening pool is large enough to loop laps or simply catch your reflection from a luminous loungeside position.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite strolling and swimming under the sun, you can look forward to the local, seasonal delights served up on-site. Breakfast each morning is light or fully cooked pending your preference, and laid out in the dining room with an outlook to the picturesque grounds. In warmer weather, you may want to dine al fresco on the wraparound verandah and catch some of Beechworth’s crisp clear air. When you return to your abode following full days of exploring, a pre-dinner tapas plate and glass of regional wine will await you to unwind with.
Whether you like fine dining and gourmet treats, winery hopping, spa pampering, history buffing, biking or hiking, there is plenty to keep you occupied in Beechworth. This enchanting town is rich in gold rush history, and its delicious produce, artisan wares, talented chefs, brewers and winemakers are now nascent. Take advantage of the freely available bikes at your stay and spin around the streets to get a feel for the place. Sample the area’s craft brews or decanted drops to decide on a bottle or few, stop in at local provedores for tasty tidbits, and spread out a picnic at your choice of several scenic patches.