85 Gipps Street , Port Fairy , VIC 3284 , Australia View hotel location on the map
The Douglas on River
Nestled on the banks of the Moyne River with tall, aged, Norfolk Island Pines lining the street front and with more than generous surroundings. The Douglas on River rests itself in the grounds of historic Douglas House.
Constructed in 1852, Douglas House served as Port Fairy's Dispensary, Post Office, Drapery Store and Shipping Agents habitat before being converted to guesthouse accomodation in 1901.
Guesthouse accommodation in the area beside Douglas House sprouted in recent times. Conservatory buildings with bed and breakfast and self catering facilities offering you peace, tranquility and a holistic experience.
The Douglas on River is minutes walk from the town centre, away from the bustle of the Princess Highway, by the river, yet a stones throw and short stroll to the beginnings of the ocean. The road leading from The Douglas on River will take you to the award winning Port Fairy 18 hole Golf Course.
Our Accommodation Styles
Six queen size ensuite bed & breakfast rooms with television and tea & coffee making facilities. The sixth room is either a Queen only or converted to a two bedroom suite.
Not only are your breakfast needs catered for, but the flexibility of self catering requirements in large, open-plan kitchens assist you in your needs and allow the option of foregoing The Douglas on River breakfast.
The bed & breakfast suites reside within tastefully decorated, spacious, light filled, twin conservatory houses. The way you decipher your choice of "house" accommodation is to choose from the River House or Garden House.
The River House sits almost touching the Moyne River bank. Each room opens up to attest beautiful, broad, tranquil views of a gentle river. Separating you, your inviting country room and the placid waters edge is a sun-drenched sitting area for you to while away your time and distance yourself from the day to day and on a clear blue day watch the sunrise over the adjacent dunes across the river.
The Garden House is overtaken on the way to the River House. It sits snug around spring time flowers and wants to claim it's own the scenery of greenery it oversees. The precious cottage garden facade and lengthy strip of lush green grass gives this bed & breakfast it's unique sprawl of land rarely afforded an inner-township property. The Garden House also has it's own piece of originality in a sitting room to take your mind away.
Each House mirrors one another with boisterous kitchens, large living areas and sinkable lounge suits facing out and wanting to consume the atmospheric era of this historic, beautiful, indulgent, boutique township.
Our easy access Studio Apartment is set back from the water next to the Garden House. It has a very private setting looking out to rejuvenating olive trees and once inside you have a comfy setting and only a short stroll down the lawn to the tranquil water side.
Grab your deck chair, grab your book, grab a beverage & pull up a pew in the rich, lush green landscape of The Douglas on River...... Indulge the senses and refresh the mind!!!
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
Douglas on River is only 100m from the Tourist Visitor Centre.
When driving into town, turn into Bank street (sign posted town centre) continue to the very end of Bank Street. The "T" intersection is with Gipps street and you take a left turn fo find the Douglas on River is 100 metres on the right hand side.
Free secure parking is within hotel premises