Prospect Cottage

Golden Point Accommodation

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

1 - 2 Guests

This fabulous and unique residence, once dubbed by The Courier as “The Tiniest House in Ballarat” is BIG in character, style and with all the modern creature comforts.

Prospect Cottage is situated within walking distance of the popular Sovereign Hill tourist attraction, Lake Esmond, Ballarat Wildlife Park with all Ballarat’s top attractions just a few minutes away.

Fur-guests (dogs only) are welcome, Prospect Cottage does not allow cats due to cat allergies.

The Space

Prospect Cottage is a beautifully renovated miners cottage located in Ballarat’s oldest suburb, rich in history and the birth place of Ballarat’s Gold rush.

From the outside the cottage looks quaint and cozy. Large glass double doors open into a modern fully fitted kitchen complete with large 90cm electric oven and gas cooktop, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Enjoy complimentary liquid gold (coffee) from the delonghi nespresso coffee pod machine or french press. The kitchen is complete with all the home kitchen essentials; kettle, toaster, cutlery, glassware, crockery, pans, oven dishes, mixing bowls and utensils.

The Bathroom has a large walk in shower, toilet, vanity and stylish fittings with luxurious Salus toiletries complete with underfloor heating for the colder months.

The lounge has a smart TV with Netflix, coffee table, board games, books, super-comfortable sofa, with a decorative nod to Ballarat and the Gold Mining era.

The bedroom has a luxurious king-size bed with feather and down doona for the perfect nights sleep. There’s plenty of robe storage for all the family and smart TV, ceiling fan and plantation shutters.

The large back yard/garden is the perfect place to gather the family around the large outdoor dining table under the festoon lights for a BBQ or a safe and secure place to leave your pet if you venture out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Please don’t leave pets unattended for long periods of time for their own comfort and the comfort of your neighbours. Pets must not be left unattended inside the cottage.

Conveniently located a short distance from Golden Point’s convenience store, bottle shop, laundrette and medical centre, Prospect Cottage is the perfect base within walking distance of Ballarat’s top attractions, city centre, restaurants and bars.


Golden Point is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia located south-east of the CBD. It is the oldest settlement in Greater Ballarat.

The area was once known as Poverty Point. However, on 21 August 1851 prospectors John Dunlop and James Regan struck a few ounces of gold when passing through the area; the announcement of this discovery is attributed to sparking the Ballarat Gold Rush, hence the poetic name change. A historical marker for the location of the discovery is located in a reserve just off Clayton Street.

Golden Point was the site of what was known as the Ballarat diggings, and for at least a decade the focal point of the original Ballarat township was Main Street.

Check in and out

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 10:00

Bed Configuration and Important Notes

Bedding Configuration:

1x King Bed

Linen, towels and amenities will only be supplied for the number of guests booked for. Please bring your own towels for pets. Additional fees will be charged for excessive mess and/or damage caused by pets.

The property is located on Main Rd so there is always potential for traffic noise during peak travel times.

Parking is available – The driveway is narrow, please exercise caution at all times so not to cause damage to your vehicle or the cottage. Otherwise, roadside parking directly outside the property is also available.

Our guests are required to provide a form of ID for insurance purposes (to comply with our insurer terms). We pride ourselves on being good and respectful neighbours – We are a no parties and no events property. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you.

We do not ordinarily charge our guests cleaning fees. However, if our cleaning team does have to spend additional time cleaning after your stay, regretfully these charges will be passed on to you.

During Your Stay

The Weekend Escape & Discover Daylesford team will be available for the duration of your stay during business hours and an emergency out of hours contact number provided for anything out of the ordinary. The Prospect Cottage Ballarat website is packed with local businesses, places of interest and things to do so you can stay, explore, relax, indulge and Discover the region all year round.

Getting Around

Exploring Ballarat is a breeze, thanks to the well-connected network of roads and public transport options. Opting for self-driving is highly recommended as it provides the utmost flexibility and convenience. However, we are within walking distance of many of Ballarat’s top attractions, landmarks and points of interest.

Within easy walking distance to Prospect Cottage is the famous Sovereign Hill 0.6 km, Gold Museum 0.5 km, Lake Esmond 0.3 km, Lake Esmond Botanical Garden 0.2 km.

Still within walking distance or a short drive away are: Her Majesty’s Theatre 1.5 km, Eureka Hall 1.5 km, Eureka Aquatic Center 1.6 km, Art Gallery of Ballarat 1.6 km, Ballarat Wildlife Park 1.6 km, St Patrick’s Cathedral 1.9 km + more!

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Air conditioning


Bed linens

Carbon monoxide detector

Children’s dinnerware

Cleaning Disinfection

Coffee maker


Dishes and silverware



Dryer in common space

Emergency exit

Enhanced cleaning practices


Extra pillows and blankets

Family/kid friendly

Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Free parking on premises

Free parking on street

Garden or backyard

Hair dryer



High touch surfaces disinfected

Hot water





Laptop friendly workspace

Long term stays allowed



Patio or balcony

Pets allowed

Private entrance



Single level home

Smoke detector

Stereo system


Suitable for children (2-12 years)

Suitable for infants (under 2 years)


Towels provided




Washer in common space

Wireless Internet

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