About us, Freeman on Ford
Our Bed and Breakfast Mission Statement and Passions
Welcome to Freeman on Ford, Beechworth’s first and currently, only 5 STAR accommodation in th heart of Beechworth with your hosts husband and wife team, Heidi Freeman and Jim Didolis.
They have been accredited 5 STAR for approximately 20 years and have been awarded numerous national awards in hospitality for excellence and heritage renovations.
To achieve 5 STARS, they have painstakenly invested many years in providing world standard facilities and have continually tried to keep abreast with high standards in accomodation. They have been in the top ten in Australia for many years awarded by Trip Advisor and were awarded the Best Bed and Breakfast in Australia in 2013 by Trip Advisor and no. 3 in the South Pacific.
Both Heidi and Jim have purchased and restored the original Oriental Bank approximately 20 years ago and have for many years had a mission to provide luxurious accomodation and an ambiance which makes guests feel special, and spoilt.
They both have a passion to present a unique heritage product which blends with the historical streetscape. They are central to exclusive shops, galleries, restaurants and proud to be near the Historical Precinct. They have provided a benchmark in luxury and offer sincere personalised service whether it be for celebrations or an everyday getaway. They have thoughtfully turned their historical building into a very comfortable haven amongst the unique and prized central location.
King size beds
Bathrobes and slippers
Riverse-cycle split system
Hairdryer, iron and board
Flat screen tv with Foxtel and Netflix
Tea and coffee making facilities
Check in 2pm / Checkout 11am
12 Metres pool with outdoor spa
Free under cover parking
Option of fully cooked breakst or no breakfast option.
Safe in all rooms
5 Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Immerse yourself in a world of opulence and luxury at Freeman on Ford Luxury Bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic Beechworth.
Built in 1876, Freeman on Ford was originally the Oriental Bank, once favoured by Beechworth’s then substantial Chinese gold-mining population. Designed in the Renaissance palazzo mode by prominent Melbourne architect Leonard Terry, in recent years Freeman on Ford has seen meticulous renovations in which the building’s Victorian Italianate architecture has been returned to its original splendor.
Four generous guest rooms in the original bank building are complemented by two glamorous 1930s styled suites, added in 2010. Interiors decorated with pure crystal chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics and evocative colour schemes add to the hotel’s lavish atmosphere.
Freeman on Ford offers the kind of personalised service usually only found in a small boutique hotel. Inspired by their own dreams of luxury and gracious living, Heidi and Jim wish for guests to end their stay feeling that their spirits have been uplifted.