The Loch Deck Monster emerges

The Loch Deck Monster is emerging from the back yard of our guest house accommodation in Loch, South Gippsland. Named by our builder due to the sheer size of the deck area which will accommodate up to 18 guests. The new north facing deck is the latest addition at The Old Hospital and includes stunning rural views of the surrounding Bass hills which can be taken in while guests enjoy a drink or a bbq with friends.

Demolition of the old cement ramp commenced two weeks ago involved three men and sledge hammers. Thirty centimetres depth of solid concrete and steel railing was removed and carted away in several loads.

The construction crew were kept well fed and hydrated throughout by Michelle.

Last weekend was a hive of activity with the craning in of our timber and then the arrival of the mini mix cement truck with our delivery of concrete. Before lunch all stumps were cemented into position and ready for inspection.

This weekend saw all bearers and decking completed with just one day left to finish off the railing and steps.

Just in time for those long summer evenings with a cool chardy and a sizzling steak.

 

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Bicycle rides around Loch, South Gippsland

By / 1st November, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Bicycle rides through the foothills of Loch, South Gippsland.

The link above is a short clip of some of the beautiful terrain riders can expect when visiting Loch, South Gippsland. The Old Hospital guest house welcomes riding groups, providing a lock up bike storage room with space to service your bike. Your hosts can also provide bike routes and maps to suit your group.

Guests are enjoying the explosion of colour this spring

Spring blossoms in the backyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is revealing the fruits of our labour through those winter months in our garden at The Old Hospital, Loch Village. We celebrated our first rose of the season last week and this week our crab apple burst into the most beautiful blossom. It’s a great tree as it also delights guests with the most amazing autumn foliage too.

We watched with interest over the past two weeks as our liquid amber transformed from its wintery skeleton into lush foliage, providing our guests with a pretty outlook from the front bedrooms as well as respite from the warm summer sun.

Ajuga, rhododendron and pelargonium are all bursting into life adding to the plethora of colour throughout the garden. It is certainly a pleasure to be relaxing in such a serene and colourful setting.

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A plethora of colour in the garden

Cycling groups can now enjoy a new accommodation retreat in Loch, South Gippsland.

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The Old Hospital recently installed a secure bike room, allowing a space to house and work on up to 18 bicycles. Featuring hanging space for 10 bikes and floor room for another eight. Also included is a work bench and an area for minor repairs and maintenance.

The Old Hospital’s host, Peter Campbell is a keen cyclist and can share knowledge and maps of the local roads. Peter is happy to suggest rides to suit your group, from sedate short rides to the more challenging. All rides enjoy quiet country roads with great views around every corner.

After the work, there’s rests and play.

Post ride, cycling groups can enjoy a great coffee at one of the local cafes just walking distance from The Old Hospital or retire to the lounge or north facing deck.

A fully equipped commercial kitchen will suit your group’s culinary needs and there is a BBQ on the deck.

Weary riders will enjoy comfortable beds and quality linen. All room have ensuites.

Conference/activities room is set up

Our conference/activities room at The Old Hospital is set up and ready for guests. We have 12 x 6 foot trestle tables and 20 comfortable chairs which can be configured to suit all situations. The room size of 8.5 x 6.5 meters allows plenty of room for groups of 18 or so people. Also available are the tools to ensure your next business or training retreat is a success, such as wifi projector, whiteboard and large cork board. Community and interest based groups will also find this area ideal for its ambience and natural light. The room looks out through an adjoining sunroom (as seen in the photo). The northerly aspect and garden seating amongst the plants creates a calm and relaxing environment.

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Spring arrives at Loch Village

By / 14th August, 2017 / Accommodation / No Comments

Spring has arrived today in Loch Village. It’s a perfect 19 degrees, there’s no wind and the blackbirds are vocal with their springtime tunes. It’s a perfect day for a cup of tea in the north facing sunroom at The Old Hospital, Loch Village.

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Room themes continue…

By / 17th July, 2017 / Accommodation / No Comments

As we draw closer to our Spring opening, we continue with our photography of the surrounding countryside in search of “industrial themes” as decorative posters in our rooms. The idea again is to theme each room based on a local area, for example our Jeetho room features a large photo of the Jeetho Hall. Not only do these dress the rooms up but they include points of interest our guests may wish to visit.

 

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Another beautiful riding day in Loch

By / 3rd July, 2017 / Accommodation / No Comments

Saturday saw a brisk zero degree start to beautiful sunny day. The perfect day for a ride in the hills around Loch in South Gippsland. The 60km ride took in some amazing views looking north to Mount Baw Baw and south to Wilsons Prom. I can highly recommend this ride which included slow steady climbs and some exhilarating fast descents. There was little traffic on the quiet country roads and every corner revealed another stunning rural view.

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Local photography for the rooms

By / 27th June, 2017 / Accommodation / No Comments

We continue with our theming of the bedrooms at The Old Hospital and have photographed some new local areas to feature as extra large prints in the bedrooms.

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