Bourke Street , Dubbo , NSW 2830 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Ranelagh truly is a destination in its own right.
Ranelagh, circa 1875, offers you the opportunity to be your own host in Dubbo’s most prestigious heritage home, set on acreage in town with easy access to Dubbo's main attractions, including The famous Western Plains Zoo
A stay Ranelagh offers you luxurious self catered accommodation with your choice of five double bedrooms, two lounge rooms, eat in kitchen comfortable dining for up to ten, a full size billiard room, formal dining room, library, cinema, cellar, antique and period furniture, open wood fires, extensive verandas, full size lit tennis court and swimming pool all set on large landscaped grounds truly combining to give you a taste of prestige living from a bygone era.
With over 650 square meters of living area Ranelagh is perfect for group bookings and large enough to still be able to offer the intimacy required for that romantic getaway.
Ranelagh is in town with easy access to the City of Dubbo's main attractions, including The famous Western Plains Zoo
Help yourself to complimentary tea or coffee provided in the country kitchen. Luxuriate in our spacious rooms as you slip into your complimentary bathrobe and snuggle into your comfortable four poster bed with quality cotton sheets, luxurious doonas and fluffy pillows.
Whether you want to be active or just sit back and relax, Ranelagh offers you a diversity of choice to both relax and unwind.
Outside, you can walk around Ranelagh's sweeping lawns and gardens, take in the nature reserve at the Macquarie river across the road, swim in the salt water pool or play a round of tennis on the fully lit court.
Inside, play snooker or pool on the full size table, bask in front of an open fire and revel in the period architecture and furniture of Ranelagh’s formal lounge, the perfect place to enjoy a book or an afternoon nap. Relax with a glass of wine while you watch a movie on the big screen. Our home theatre has an overhead projector, a large 3 metre screen and surround sound. Choose a movie or simply watch TV . We have a selection of DVD’s or bring your own.
For those who prefer to cater for themselves Ranelagh offers a spacious, well equipped eat in kitchen with oven, microwave, double door fridge with freezer and ice maker, dishwasher, all crockery, cutlery and serving dishes and a generous dining setting for 10.
Ranelagh was built in 1875 for Joshua Gill who wanted to accommodate his large family of 10 children. Gill owned the first general store in Dubbo, The Overland Store. Ranelagh was built in a stately manner, which is unrivalled in Dubbo, even by today’s standards, to reflect Gill’s status as a prosperous local merchant.
Historic Ranelagh is a 650 square meter, single storey, double brick home situated on 14 ¾ acres opposite the Macquarie River. Although it retains most of its original features Ranelagh was totally and sympathetically restored over a period of 3 years in consultation with a heritage architect to ensure authenticity and comfortable 20th century living was achieved.
The formal lounge features two black imported Italian marble fireplaces and enormous original local red cedar bi-fold doors.
The original ceilings, which are all up to 12 feet high are still intact, some featuring tongue and groove cedar and others intricate plasterwork with antique light fittings. The high ceilings and tasteful décor add to the spacious and timeless ambiance, so that Ranelagh is ideally suited for that special romantic weekend away.
Until 2004 Ranelagh was used as a private home by owner Peter Arantz and is now open to discerning guests as luxurious 19th century style accommodation.
**Note rooms do not have lockable doors due to Heritage listing.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Facilities for meetings and presentations and separate formal dining room.
Ranelagh Bed & Breakfast is located on Bourke St (in North Dubbo) the Newell Highway opposite the Macquarie River about 2kms from the CBD and railway station and about seven minutes from the airport.
Dubbo is about 414kms (5½ hours drive) west of Sydney on the Great Western & Mitchell Highways.
The XPT train from Sydney goes to Dubbo daily.
Qantas & regional airlines offer up to 14 flights daily to & from Sydney.
Dubbo is also the halfway point between Brisbane & Melbourne on the Newell Highway.
Ranelagh is set well back from the road and on-site car parking is free for guests. As we are situated on acreage there is ample room for larger vehicles.