The Yuilles: Ballarat B&B
The Yuilles are historic twin terraces located in the heart of Ballarat. They are offered as mid to long term accommodation and are set up for both family and work stays. You can enjoy a three bedroom house for a fraction of the price of a hotel room!
These houses were our childhood homes which we now run as a Bed and Breakfast as a family business. We listed the houses three years ago on Airbnb, and have since hosted over 650 stays, with 500 reviews on Airbnb, being Superhosts since 2017. You can read reviews of the houses on Airbnb. You can book through Airbnb, however we offer cheaper rates for direct bookings.
The Yuilles are located in Ballarat Central. It is a 15 minute walk to Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat restaurant and cafe scene is on your doorstep! You'll also be a 3 minute walk from an Aldi supermarket, a 7 minute walk to the Ballarat train station, and a 9 minute walk to the Ballarat Base Hosptial.
Note: Yuille Street is a mixture of both residential and business properties, making it a bustling little street during the day, but completely quiet outside of business hours. Off-street parking is available for 2 cars per house, and the double brick walls insulate the house from any street noise during the day.
What's in a name?
Yuille Street, along with the two terraces, were built at the turn of the 20th century, with the street being named after William Cross Yuille, the first European settler of Ballarat. In 1838, at 19 years of age, Scottish William Cross Yuille set out from the Geelong area with a party of other pastoralists /explorers to find new pastures to run their flocks. William Cross Yuille settled in Ballarat, with his cousin Archibald joining him.
This area has been inhabited by the indigenous Wathaurong people for 25,000 years, and the original name of the town, Ballaarat, comes from the Wathaurong language meaning resting place, which was first recorded by Archibald Yuille. Lake Wendouree also takes its name from the Wathaurong language; William Cross Yuille asked a Wathaurong woman for the name of the swamp, and she replied wendaaree, meaning go away! Ballaarat was renamed Ballarat in 1994 when the different boroughs were united into the City of Ballarat. There is a 1938 monument at Lake Wendouree marking William Cross Yuille’s camp site.