Ranelagh, circa 1875, offers you a traditional bed and breakfast welcome, in a heritage home set in lovely gardens on an acreage in the heart of Explorer Country with easy access to Dubbo's main attractions.
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Ranelagh, circa 1875, offers you a traditional bed and breakfast welcome, in a heritage home set in lovely gardens on acreage in the heart of Explorer Country with easy access to Dubbo's main attractions.
Historic Ranelagh has been authentically and lovingly restored, attention to detail is apparent.
Visiting Ranelagh offers you luxurious accommodation, antique and period furniture, hearty breakfasts, open wood fires, full size billiard table, cinema, fully lit tennis court, swimming pool and large grounds which all combine to give you a taste of prestige accommodation from a bygone era.
Enjoy our warm hospitality and experience a feeling of belonging when you stay in what is recognised as Dubbo's finest heritage accommodation.
When you arrive…
Enjoy afternoon tea or, if you prefer, a complimentary beer or glass of wine on your arrival, at your leisure, in the kitchen or in one of the two guest lounges.
A Bed & Breakfast to enjoy…
Luxuriate in our spacious rooms as you slip into the complimentary bathrobe and snuggle into our comfortable four poster beds with quality cotton sheets, luxurious doonas and fluffy pillows.
Feast on our hearty breakfasts…
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast al fresco in the garden, taking in the fresh country air or join our other guests in our large dine-in country kitchen. Our menu offers fresh fruit, juice, a range of cereals including our own muesli, fruit, yoghurt and porridge in the cooler months. This is followed by a full cooked breakfast of bacon, sausages, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes with toast.
Relax and Unwind…
Whether you want to be active or just sit back and relax, Ranelagh offers you a diversity of choice to both relax and unwind.
The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat…
Ranelagh is the perfect destination for your wedding night or honeymoon retreat. What better way to celebrate the first night or to relax and unwind after your wedding by indulging in what Ranelagh has to offer you. Stay in the romantic Fearon or Joshua Gill Rooms. Chilled champagne, chocolates and other requirements can be arranged at your request. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast for two served in your room at your leisure or al fresco in the garden. Late checkout at the end of your stay.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Ranelagh is also an ideal venue for your wedding, party or conference. Catering and facilities can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Whether you want to be active or just sit back and relax, Ranelagh offers you a diversity of choice. 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, play tennis on the fully lit tennis court or practise your golf.
Inside, play snooker or pool on the full size table, bask in front of an open fire and revel in the period architecture 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 the latest movies on our big screen. Our home theatre has a video projector, a large 3 metre screen and surround sound. Watch your favourite television channel or videos and dvd's. We have a selection of videos and dvd’s or feel free to bring your own.
Or what better way to pamper yourself than with a massage. Speak to us about organising a masseuse who will see you at Ranelagh during your visit.
Ranelagh is well appointed with comfortable facilities including:
Luxuriate in our spacious rooms as you slip into the complimentary bathrobe and snuggle into our comfortable four poster beds with quality cotton sheets, luxurious doonas, and fluffy pillows. All rooms are heated and air-conditioned with the Colonial Room featuring an open fire place.
The Joshua Gill Room
The Joshua Gill Room is the largest room at Ranelagh. With direct access to the Summer Room, veranda and billiard room, the Gill Room features a fully draped queen size four poster bed and antique and period furnishings which combine to ensure that your stay is both grand and luxurious.
The Fearon Room
The Fearon Room is a generous room with romantic décor featuring a queen size four poster bed, antique wardrobe, occasional chairs and antique rocking horse. It includes a period style ensuite with double showers and in room functioning antique wash stand to make your heritage experience complete.
The Colonial Room
The Colonial Room which adjoins the Joshua Gill Room is a large room off the Summer Lounge and features a double four poster bed and antique wardrobe. The Colonial room also features a functioning in room wash stand with access to the main bathroom. With heritage style décor and an open wood fireplace your stay in the Colonial Room is sure to be a nostalgic one.
The Green Room
The Green Room is a comfortable room with its own adjacent period style ensuite with a double shower. The Green Room features a carved mahogany queen size bed, in room functioning antique wash stand, occasional chair and butler's stand which combine to give you a taste of romance from days gone by.
The Family Suite
The Family Suite is made up of the Joshua Gill and the adjoining Colonial Room - it includes a dedicated lounge and enjoys sole access to the main bathroom. The Family Suite can accommodate 2 queen size beds, a double bed and a single bed if required. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
The Joshua Gill Room
The rate for the Joshua Gill Room is $169 per night including continental breakfast for two.
The Fearon Room
The rate for the Fearon Room is $179 per night including continental breakfast for two.
The Colonial Room
The rate for the Colonial Room is $149 per night including continental breakfast for two.
The Green Room
The rate for the Green Room is $149 per night including continental breakfast for two.
The Family Suite
The rate for the Family Suite varies according to the numbers accommodated. Please contact us directly for details.
Fully cooked breakfast on request at $10 per guest per night.
Special rates for extended stays and regular guests. Conditions apply. Please contact us for details.
Room rate includes:
As part of our commitment to pampering you, we also provide the following as part of our room rate:
Venue hire starts from $700 and we require you to take a minimum of 3 rooms as no other guests will be accommodated during your function.
Conditions of Reservation & Cancellation Policy
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast al fresco in the garden, taking in the fresh country air or join our other guests in the kitchen.
Our breakfast menu offers you a choice of hot or cold breakfast or both. We use local produce from the Central West. We vary what is available according to the season but to give you an idea, we usually feature:
The continental breakfast is included in the room rate. A fully cooked breakfast is available on request at $10 per person.
Please tell us if you have any special dietary needs when you book so we can cater for you.
Ranelagh was built in 1875 for Joshua Gill who wished to accommodate his large family of 10 children. 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. Gill owned the first general store in Dubbo, The Overland Store.
Ranelagh is a single storey double brick home situated on an acreage opposite the Macquarie River. Although it retains most of its original features Ranelagh has been totally and sympathetically renovated over a period of 3 years in consultation with a heritage architect to ensure authenticity and comfortable 20th century living.
The formal lounge features two black imported Italian marble fireplaces and original local red cedar bifold 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 ambience, so that Ranelagh is ideally suited for that special romantic weekend away.
Until 2004 Ranelagh was used as a private home by owner and host Peter Arantz and is now open to discerning guests as luxurious 19th century style accommodation at an affordable price.