14 True Country Retreats

Leave the city and town behind and escape to the country with these 14 holiday-homes in the Daylesford & Macedon Ranges. All located in tranquil country settings but within minutes of Daylesford, Trentham or Hepburn Springs, enjoy a true country escape this spring.

1. A Private Garden

Paul Bangay’s The Farmhouse, Denver

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A labor of love for landscape designer Paul Bangay The Farmhouse is off the tourist track in Denver, 10 minutes from Kyneton and 20 minutes from Daylesford.

Staying at The Farmhouse, only 100 metres from the main house ‘Stonefields’, guests can book a time to explore the nine stunning gardens on the property that have been transformed from a bare paddock into an incredible storybook retreat.

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2. Stunning Vistas

Omaroo, Glenlyon

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This rural escape, located in the peaceful hamlet of Glenlyon, offers superb vistas, sensational sunsets and star filled skies. Omaroo is a stunning architecturally designed country retreat located only 10 minutes drive from the township of Daylesford and 15 minutes from Kyneton.

Open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area enjoy picturesque countryside views and separate the two bedroom wings. Opening onto expansive decking and garden areas the peaceful interiors flow to the ambient outdoors. The property is ideal for longer stays.

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3. Absolute Tranquility

McGinty’s Stone Cottage, Yandoit

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Set on 10 acres, just 15 minutes from Daylesford, with magnificent views of Mt Franklin and the surrounding countryside. McGinty’s Stone Cottage is the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and quiet with absolute tranquility.

Enjoy some great music in front of the glow of the wood fire set in a local stone hearth. Kangaroos and native birds are regular visitors, wild flowers decorate the hillsides and the night sky on a clear evening will take your breath away.

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4. A Cottage in the Forest

Bullarto 124 - Country Retreats

Bullarto 124, Bullarto

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Built in 1891 Bullarto 124 has its original façade, while the interior has been transformed. Unwind in the lap of luxury or enjoy views of the countryside from the sheltered deck. Surrounded by the Wombat Forest there are many beautiful walks and sunsets to delight in. It is set in a wonderful garden filled with fragrance all year round. Just a 10 minute drive from Daylesford, Bullarto 124 awaits you.

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5. Divine Nature

Yandoit Church, Yandoit

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Built in 1884 and beautifully refurbished in 2016 it is now an award winning property that can be enjoyed by those looking for an exceptional country getaway, only 15 min from Daylesford and 20 min to Castlemaine.

Full of original church features with a mindfully designed additional wing, Yandoit Church has been styled with an eye for the unique, interesting and beautiful. Large windows with perfect views bring the countryside in creating an idyllic getaway location.

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6. A Dream Getaway

Reverie 101 - Lyonville Accommodation

Reverie 101, Lyonville

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A romantic modern cottage designed with exquisite high quality furnishings, set in magnificent ten acre gardens in Lyonville, just a 15 minutes drive out of Daylesford, or a 8 minutes drive to Trentham.

The retreat adjoins the Wombat State Forest with several walking tracks and the lovingly designed onsite landscape garden is yours to enjoy, including an abundance of local wildlife to watch.

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7. Set Amongst the Gum Trees

Ablac House - Daylesford Accommodation

Ablac House, Wheatsheaf

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A contemporary hideaway situated amongst the gum trees gives you the opportunity to immerse yourselve in a tranquil bushland getaway, all within a 10 minute drive to Daylesford, and 10 minute drive to Glenlyon.

Make the most of the spacious decking area and sit back with a drink and listen to the sounds of nature.  Unwind looking for visiting kangaroos and enjoy watching cockatoos and kookaburras swoop through the trees.

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8. Lost in a Forest

Bunker - Daylesford Accommodation

Bunker, Daylesford

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A stunning example of sustainable modular architecture.
Nestled in the native bush surrounds, a lightly treed setting provides an ambient backdrop to the contemporary interiors. You could be forgiven for thinking that you are miles away from any township…  Bunker offers seclusion and tranquillity all within a few minutes drive from the Daylesford township.

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9. Endless Beauty

The Pond House - Trentham Accommodation

The Pond House, Trentham

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Backing onto the Wombat State Forest, the property feels endless, with the house sitting on one and a half acres of beautifully landscaped Australian and European trees, the star of the show of course is the two acre lake.

Beautifully styled with a sense of luxury, The Pond House offers a unique escape for people wanting the ultimate country experience. Located just 2km from the centre of Trentham.

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10. Home with a View

Greenfields - Elevated Plains Accommodatiion

Greenfields, Elevated Plains

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Nestled on 40 acres, Greenfields is a beautiful New England Style country house, providing all the experience of country, without giving up city luxuries.

Only 10 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs attractions and day spa’s, Greenfields has 360-degree views of beautiful rolling hills. Sit on the veranda, watch the sun set, read a book or just lie on the grassy knoll and watch the kangaroos bound across the fields.

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11. Rural Comforts

Bella Vita, Langdons Hill

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Beautifully set up and appointed, Bella Vita is located in a quiet rural hamlet approximately 15 minutes drive from the township of Daylesford, bordered by the Wombat State Forest.

With country views to help you relax and unwind, enjoy an outdoor shower under the stars or the alfresco BBQ area with the bush as your backdrop. After a relaxing dry stone sauna, why not indulge in home made pizzas straight from the outdoor pizza oven!

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12. An Escape for Two

Ablac Studio - Wheatsheaf Accommodation

Ablac Studio, Wheatsheaf

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This secret and sophisticated hideaway is situated in a pristine location amongst a canopy of gum trees.  Proving that size isn’t everything – this heavenly abode enables you to soak under the stars with a spa bath located on the decking!

Be inspired by the majestic gum trees and the idyllic surrounds.  Unwind! … All within a 10-15 minute drive to the  centre of Daylesford.

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13. Rural Idyll

Morganti's - Daylesford Accommodation

Morgantis, Eganstown

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Relaxed surrounds and a quaint rural setting offer a memorable escape a few minutes drive from Daylesford.  Original architecture joins more modern additions to create a classically comfortable farmhouse feel.

Head outdoors to explore the nearby creek or stay in and enjoy the panoramic country views from the creature comforts of this beautiful home.

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14. Family Bush Retreat

Whitegum Estate - Country Retreats

Whitegum Estate, Wheatsheaf

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Surrounded by a tree lined forest, a pretty creek and vast open spaces, this 4-bedroom home is perfect for a couples retreat or as a entire family and friends getaway.

Outdoor features include large open bonfire spaces, outdoor traditional Pizza oven, luscious gardens and relaxation zones throughout. Surrounded by nature, make your very own adventure strolling the gorgeous grounds spotting local wildlife, flora and fauna.

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