We are excited to announce that we have a rare consecutive six day retreat opportunity in Loch.
Never before have we been able to offer this extended break for a craft retreat at The Old Hospital.
Forget the weather – we will have our property cosy warm for your group’s arrival.
Forget over packing the car – our craft room will be set up for your group with all the extras you’ll need to maximise your creative potential. Please see our website for what we provide.
Our north facing sunroom is the perfect place for a glass of wine or a cuppa, while you finish off your handiwork.
Forget those uncomfortable bunk beds or sharing a bed with a friend – all our bedrooms have top of the range comfortable pillow top mattresses, we will make up your bed for you and provide your towels and bathmat.
Forget being cold – our bedrooms, bathrooms and all areas of the building are centrally heated.
Forget the cooking – If you wish to take some time out from the kitchen, our caterer “Not Just Tarts” can provide full or partial catering and is able to cater for your dietary issues.
Forget packing up early – we can also offer your group an early check in time of 12 midday and a late check out time of 3pm.
We are happy to offer your group a 10% discount on the total cost of your stay. This is a saving to you of over $500.
To take advantage of our offer, we require:
• check in date Friday 17th June 2022 – check out date Thursday 23rd June 2022.
• a minimum group size of 10 guests (or up to a maximum of 20)
• a stay of 6 nights, on a twin share basis
• mention our offer upon booking your retreat. Offer expires 31 July 2021.
Preparations are well underway for an evening with Melba Opera Trust next weekend in Loch. Saturday 18th at the Loch town hall is building to be a gala evening. The village is frocking up for the black tie evening and with supper provided and drinks at bar prices no one will go wanting.
Dame Nellie Melba GBE (1861 – 1931) was Australia’s first world famous opera singer and one of the greatest celebrities of her day. Born in Richmond, Melbourne she moved to Paris and went on to enjoy an enormously successful career as a prima donna in Australia, England, Europe and the United States during the 20th century.
When she died, Melba bequeathed a generous amount of money dedicated to the development of young opera singers “so that another Melba may arise”. This unique and direct legacy from Melba is strengthened by the continued patronage of her late granddaughter Pamela, Lady Vestey which continues today through Melba’s great-great granddaughter, The Hon. Saffron Foster.
Melba’s gift established the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship, which still exists today with Melba Opera Trust.
Tickets are still available at trybooking.com/399746 so if you feel like a fun, formal evening out, we’ll see you at the opera.
Is this how you want to be remembered?
Do you want to escape all the hype of the Grand Final weekend?
Are you going to be deserted by your partner?
Would you prefer peace and tranquility?
The Old Hospital together with Not Just Tarts, is offering a special “Footy Avoidance” weekend for those wanting to escape it all on the AFL Grand Final Weekend.
We are offering a Gourmet Getaway Package, so you can escape, relax and ponder your non-footy thoughts with a few fellow escapees and a glass of wine.
You will enjoy two nights of warm and comfortable en suite accommodation at The Old Hospital, which your group will have exclusive use of. Our fabulous catering team at Not Just Tarts will supply an extensive menu for your groups selection. Your gourmet choices will consist of 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, with complimentary desserts and sides. These will be freshly prepared for you just prior to your arrival and ready with full “Heat and Serve” instructions.
We are pleased to offer this great value all inclusive price of $249 per person (twin share).
If you wish to have a room to yourself, please add an extra $44 per person.
This offer is only available to one group of 6 to 18 adults (18 years and over) for the 28th to 30th September 2018.
Contact us on 9597 0137 to book your “Footy Avoidance” weekend.
P.S We do have a TV if you want to check the footy scores!
Last Sunday saw in our official grand opening of The Old Hospital. Local businesses, neighbours and people who supported us throughout the various stages of development joined us in celebration. The inclement weather kept most of the group inside, however a few hardy souls ventured out and onto the newly built decking – coined The Loch Deck Monster due to its size!
Hassle Free Catering supplied a gourmet selection of food while our local Gippsland Wine Company supplied the wine – with our very own personalised labels!
Sunday was a great opportunity to thank everyone for their help and support over these past 12 months. The opening gave everyone a chance for a self guided tour of the facilities – the nine bedrooms, conference/activities room, the lounge and dining room and garden areas which are really starting to take off with all the rain we are having.
The township of Loch have been extremely welcoming and now we hope to contribute back to the community of Loch and South Gippsland. We have seen a keen interest in our accommodation by craft groups with several bookings already coming through for next year. Of particular interest to them is the activities room due to its functionality, good lighting and facilities.
We are also well set up for car clubs, cycling groups, small weddings and conference retreats.
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.