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Your Accommodation Options
New Accommodation Options for 2013 and beyond:
1. Fully self contained cottage - $350 p/w
Located in Cottles Bridge this one bedroom cottage is a 25 minute scenic drive to our workshop at Montsalvat.
The owner can drop you at the local station or you can drive daily to our workshop.
Chris Wynne can also collect you at the eltham station daily (train ride is apx 20 minutes).
Airport collection is also available for a small fee.
There are plenty of local restaurants in the Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and Eltham area before you go home for the night.
Email or Call us direct to book this cottage: (03)9431 2490 or email
The Cottage sits beside the main house
The long valley view from the Cottage
The one bedroom cottage has a full ensuite, with a double bed, kitchenette, microwave with benchtop cooking appliances only, long balcony, comfortable lounge and TV area and fabulous valley views!
2. OMARU Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Special Rate for Thomas Lloyd Students $500 p/w includes Breakfast -usually $700
This fully self contained cottage has 2 bedrooms each with an ensuite, Kingsize beds that can be made into 2 single beds (i.e Cottage can sleep 4 singles, 2 couples or 2 adults). Airconditioning in each room, lounge area and TV - Internet and Foxtel!
The price is for the whole cottage so you can share with another student ($250 p/week each) or take the whole cottage for yourself and or family.
There is also a lovely outdoor area with valley view.
All bookings can be made direct via Omaru website
Just let us know when you book!
Note: Property 1 and 2 are close to each other, so you can share rides with other students if they are staying in either property!
Bedroom leading onto full ensuite
Each Ensuite has a Bath
Kitchenette with benchtop cooking appliances only, Fridge, Coffee Machine, Laundry, a outdoor BBQ and comfortable lounge area
Ensuite has a Shower
3. Eltham North "Old Homestead" (New Listing)
*7 minutes to our Montsalvat Workshop
Special rate for Thomas Lloyd Guitars Students $500 per week.
Self contained cottage in the gardens of an old Homestead
Very bushy environment with native trees and birds.
Double bedroom, shower and small bathroom, kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, and sink. Small Living area with TV.
Close to Eltham town (bus) Train to Melbourne CBD. also Yarra Valley wineries, Yarra Glen, Healesville, etc
All bookings direct via website
4. Crystal Brook Holiday Park
182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road, East Doncaster, Victoria 3109
This is a Holiday Park with Onsite Cabins ranging from Budget to Deluxe Family Villa's
10 Minute drive to the Workshop
Prices start from $118 upwards per night (depending on seasons) New Prices
Cabins Include - Queensize beds and single bunks, Kitchenette, Sleeps 5 with TV (external Ensuite & Linen can be rented)
We have had many students stay at this Caravan Park!
Ph: (03) 9844 3637 (Direct to Park - Phone Number) New Number
Fax: (03) 9844 3342 or 1300 787 140 (Central Booking Service)
"Crystal Brook Caravan Park"
5. Eltham Motor Inn - Self Contained Apartments website
6. Short Stay - 2 week duration accommodation can be found on this website
You should search for these suburbs:
Eltham, Diamond Creek, Doncaster, Templestowe, Box Hill (If you have a car all about 20 minutes to the workshop)
7. Quest Serviced Apartments 15 minutes to workshop - Doncaster website
We suggest you find fully self contained accommodation so you can prepare food for yourself. Eltham has a lot of B&B's which are expensive and only cater for breakfast.
For all accommodtion - Chris can drop you to the shoping centre for shopping and food if you do not have a vehicle, it is 5-10 minutes by car to Eltham town or a 10-20 minute walk & only 5-10 minutes walk to the Thomas Lloyd Guitars Workshop
Your Guitar Courses runs from 8.00am to 5pm each day
Eltham Train Station
The Train Station is only 5 minutes drive to the Thomas Lloyd Guitars Workshop
You can catch a train from any City Accomodation that you choose and again Chris will collect you in the mornings and return you at night to the Station. The train is 45 minutes to Melbourne City Centre from Eltham
Airport Transport Bus & Transport
Crystal Brook Holiday Park (above) is located in the N/E of Melbourne
You would catch the Eastside Airport Bus from the Airport or Catch a Metropolitan Bus just outside the front of the Park to Melbourne City Centre
Click here for Airport Bus Website
Eltham has 3 large Supermarkets, Post Office, Book shops & Cafes, Restaurants, Galleries, Clothes Shopping & Takeaways. Plus a new Fresh Home Made Gourmet Hamburger Lounge - quick and healthy dinner for one!
It is recommended that you bring your lunch & drinks with you everyday to the workshop
"Montsalvat" Cafe is open Tue to Sundays - at restaurant prices just outside our workshop doors and there is a local Lunch Shop that you can buy food at daily.
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