Janette and Bruce Argyle moved to the Yarra Valley from Melbourne in 2004 and opened their first B&B. Over the years, they have steadily expanded their business and the ‘Argyles Yarra Valley’ brand now encompasses six environmentally friendly B&Bs, a 20 acre vineyard and farm producing award winning wine and Aveda Concept Day Spa. Strong supporters of local businesses, they employ local staff, use local suppliers and buy locally grown seasonal produce and home baked items for their guests.
Having both grown up in the country (Bruce from Palmerston North, New Zealand and Janette from Armidale, NSW) Janette and Bruce always knew they would return to and be involved in a local rural community.
Janette’s background is in social work, teaching and remedial massage and she loves all aspects of country living. She manages the day-to-day running of the business which includes overseeing the staff, the servicing of the B&B’s and operating the Aveda Day Spa in Healesville. She is passionate about preventative healthcare and views health and wellbeing as a way of life.
Formerly CEO of a number of not-for-profit organisations, Bruce also ran a travel agency for 12 years. Now President of the Healesville Chamber of Commerce, Bruce is actively involved in the local business community. In addition to his passion for all things philanthropic, Bruce is also an accomplished gardener and is often to be found hard at work on the properties’ gardens and in the family vineyard. At harvest time, the whole family lends a hand with picking, and with seven children, their help goes a long way!
Bruce and Janette’s vision for Argyle’s Yarra Valley is to offer visitors a complete Yarra Valley experience – for them to stay in a gorgeous B&B surrounded by nature and the beautiful Yarra Valley countryside, enjoy boutique wines, feel the benefit of a relaxing massage, wander the historical gardens or partake in a culinary delight or savour a great coffee. You choose…