Flour Mill est. 1868. This early Camperdown business was established by Scotsman, William J. Ower. The first millers, William Wright and Harold Fletcher, were both from Cambridgeshire. Business boomed for a time, but with the decline of wheat growing in the district the flour mill closed in 1884. The site was then used as a produce store by Frederick Wright until 1903 and by the Davis family until 1977. The site was then used as a nursery. The fernery is a legacy from that period.
When Dennis Madden purchased the property he renovated the existing mill buildings into bespoke bed and breakfast guest houses with attention to period details. The back terrace for a time was a storage shed that housed Harold Lamb’s historic carriages, that are now on display in the Cobden Museum. The terrace was then renovated in to five more apartments. The final additional has been the gatehouse and the penthouse located at the front of the property.
The names of the rooms reflect local families and places within the region. The Mill has become a beautiful, unique place to stay, that has reflections of local history in its visible, restored legacy. We hope you enjoy your stay at The Camperdown Mill, and we hope you keep coming back to try all of the rooms!
We also recommend driving to the botanic gardens, a beautiful lookout over Lake Bullen Merri & Lake Gnotuk.
You can check room availability (without booking) and also book direct with us via:
Enter your arrival and departure dates and click ‘search availability’ – all room types available for those dates will show, along with images and specific room detail for each accommodation option.
If there is no suitable availability showing on a date you would like please call Reception 0436 655 544 as we do have several guest houses that are separate and close to The Camperdown Mill – that are not listed online. We can also talk you through what the best options are for specific room configurations that you may need.