King Suit corner
kitchen & dining room
veranda view
king size bed

't Praethuys - Betty's Bed and Basket Breakfast

Address: 180 Hurstbridge-Arthurs Creek Rd, Hurstbridge, Victoria 3099

Phone: 03 9718 1471  |  Mobile: 0417 523 123  |  Fax: 03 9718 1202  

Email: thebarn@aardvark.net.au

't Praethuys - Betty's Bed and Basket Breakfast is situated just a very short distance from Hurstbridge town centre, the gateway to the Yarra Valley and is located in the middle of the Green Wedge on five beautiful acres, combining wide open spaces, looking up to the surrounding hills, with pristine bushland, where wildlife thrives.

Experience the warmth and character only a 'muddie' can offer. All traditional aspects combined with every mod con will make your stay a memorable one.

Choose Heike's House, a fully self-contained apartment with double bedroom, double futon sofa bed and two single fold-up beds. All provided with electric blankets and doonas. A fully equipped kitchen is at your fingertips.

Here you will be able to turn on your culinary prowess for lunch or dinner, if so desired. A cosy sitting room with television with DVD, VCR and CD player and plenty of games, books and magazines will get you through an indoor evening faster than you'd hope for. Coonara and air conditioning will keep you comfortable any time of the year.

Outdoor you will have your private terrace with barbecue facilities, where you can experience the tranquillity of a bush setting, yet so close to the city. The outdoor spa under a canopy of trees is an experience never to forget.

Or select their King Suite with a massive king size bed which converts into two extra large single beds, if desired. Also with electric blankets and doonas. Here you will be able to enjoy a private double spa bath.

The room also offers a mini-kitchen, television with CD and Audio system and an outdoor setting, where you can watch the birds during the day and the stars at night.

Content: 't Praethuys - Betty's Bed and Basket Breakfast

Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Heike's House

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Accommodation per couple per night
Lower price no breakfast included. Higher price includes basket breakfast for two. Addiional charge of $50 (includes breakfast) or $40 (no breakfast included) per person when accommodation is for more than two persons. For longer stays, price negotiable.


King Suite

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Accomodation per couple, per night
Lower price no breakfast included. Higher price includes breakfast for two. For longer stays price will be negotiable.


Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Heike's House

Heike's House is a fully self contained apartment in a traditional mud brick homestead, sleeping up to six. The unit offers one separate double bedroom, one double sofa bed in lounge and two separate fold up beds. All beds are provided with doonas and electric blankets. There is a Coonara heater plus a reverse cycle air-conditioner to make even the hottest or coldest days a pleasant experience. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to exercise your culinary prowess. Outside you will find your own terrace with rural views from an outdoor settee and a private barbecue. Listen to the babbling creek below or spot some wild life whilst you enjoy a local glass of wine.1

King Suite

The King Suite offers a massive king size bed and private spa bath plus shower. Bed can be converted into two extra large single beds and is provided with doonas and electric blankets. There is a reverse cycle air-conditioner and separate bathroom heating. A mini kitchen with fridge and microwave oven, kettle, toaster and plunger together with plenty of crockery and cutlery will assist in making your stay a pleasant one. You'll find some books, television and stereo for your entertainment. Spend some time outdoors on your veranda or under the shady trees and watch the birds fly by, whilst sampling a local glass of wine.1

Payment methods accepted

BPAY  Cash Only  Cheque 

Cancellation and booking policy

Terms and conditions apply, please visit website or contact staff for further information.

Local directions

From the Western Ring Road, direction Greensborough, turn Left at the T-crossing towards the Yarra Valley. Follow the Greensborough Bypass Road towards and through Diamond Creek. Continue following the road towards and through Wattle Glen direction Hurstbridge. Follow the road into Hurstbridge and turn left at the second roundabout, just after having passed the Hurstbridge train terminal. You will have to cross the one lane bridge over the Diamond Creek into (Hurstbridge-)Arthurs Creek Road. Follow this road till you reach number 180 on your Right. 't Praethuys! Melways Reference: 185J4. Opposite Boyds Road.


  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • High chair
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • TV/lounge Area
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly


  • Birdwatching

Reception opening hours

Open for year round weekend accommodation. Open on weekdays during school holidays only or by negotiation.

Saturday and Sunday
8:00am  - 8:00pm
Check in from 2pm Check out negotiable

4:00pm  - 8:00pm
Check in from 4pm

8:00am  - 10:00am
Check out by 10am

School holidays
8:00am  - 8:00pm
Open daily

How to get here