15 Romantic Retreats to Enjoy With Your Valentine

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we have chosen some romantic retreats for two to enjoy with your Valentine!
Montacute Pavilion & Gardens

1. Montacute Pavilion and Gardens – Daylesford

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Inspired by a Baroque banqueting pavilion in the gardens of Montacute House, Somerset, Montacute Pavilion is a unique and remarkable building nestled among ancient chestnut trees in a historic garden near the Wombat Hill Gardens. Explicitly designed for couples as a romantic luxury retreat the emphasis is on privacy and indulgence, with the upper floor consisting of a large bedroom in the treetops and a remarkably appointed bathroom.

What guests are saying about Montacute Pavilion & Gardens:
Overall Rating 4.8/5

Wow! Amazing property! Didn’t leave the property much to wander around- loved it that much. Thank you for the little touches of lux! Great place to watch the world go by.

Brijesh – January 2019

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2. Breakneck Gorge Akora – Hepburn Springs

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Akora at Breakneck Gorge is a destination for lovers of nature, architecture and romance. This room with a view reflects the very best of contemporary country design fused with inner-city warehouse chic for a look and feel that is laid back and luxurious.

What guests are saying about Breakneck Gorge Akora:
Overall Rating 4.6/5

Perfect place to wind down and escape bustling city life. Quiet, serene hills with lots of wildlife but only a 5 minute drive out of town. Home was equipped with everything you would need to have a comfortable visit including cooking utensils and bbq. I would recommend Breakneck Gorge Akora to anyone after a quiet, relaxing retreat.

Vanessa- January 2019

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3. Hepburn Springs Escape Villas – Hepburn Springs

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Perched high on the ridge overlooking the original and iconic Hepburn Bath House, these villas offer privacy with architecturally designed spaces and the beauty of Hepburn Springs surrounding them. Hepburn Springs Escape Villas offer the ideal romantic getaway.

What guests are saying about Hepburn Springs Escape Villas:
Overall Rating 4.3/5

Fantastic new modern villa with everything you could ask for. Exceeded expectations and was even better than the photos made out.

Lee – January 2019 (Villa 10)

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4. Daylesford Spa Villa 3 – Daylesford

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Welcome to “La Casa Romanza”, an architecturally designed, 2 storey spa villa overlooking the picturesque Doctor’s Gully. With stunning views of Wombat Hill and Mount Franklin guests can enjoy bathing in the private, outdoor spa on the lower deck.

What guests are saying about Daylesford Spa Villa 3:
Overall Rating 3.8/5

Thanks so much for an amazing weekend at Spa Villa 3. It went above and beyond what we were expecting. Specially the super comfy king sized bed. It was such a warming welcome with a box of local goodies on the kitchen table. Very spacious and clean villa that you didn’t really have to leave as you just wanted to take in everything it offered from the views to the outdoor spa and a nice cup of tea on the verandah….

Tamara – November 2018

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Provence Spa Villas

5. Provence Spa Villas 1 and 2 – Hepburn Springs

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Provence Spa Villa’s 1 and 2 have been uniquely designed for the discerning guest desiring a modern lifestyle retreat. Take in the views from your private verandah across the Provence vineyard and beyond to the picturesque Doctor’s Gully. Make your way across to the iconic Bathhouse or the award winning Mineral Spa to complete your getaway indulgence.

What guests are saying about Provence Spa Villas:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at the Provence Spa Villa! The Villa had everything we needed, a fireplace, big comfy bed, pretty outdoor area, big spa overlooking the garden. Lying on the daybeds in the afternoon sun, overlooking the cherry blossoms and vineyards, local birds, with a glass of wine- the best.

Frankie – September 2018 (Villa 1)

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6. Belle Maison – Daylesford

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Tucked away in a beautiful garden setting, this divine hideaway offers everything you need for the perfect romantic escape. Lofty township and garden views are yours to enjoy, with lake walks, great coffee, local markets and boutique shopping just a healthy 15 minute stroll away.

What guests are saying about Belle Maison:
Overall Rating 4.2/5

In a great spot, we walked into town a couple of times during our stay. Comfortable and clean quiet space for two.

Amanda – November 2018

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Swiss Mt Villa 5 Balneo Hepburn Springs Accommodation

7. Swiss Mount Villa 5 Balneo – Hepburn Springs

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This bush retreat is designed to give you the perfect relaxing break. With its own spa room overlooking a Japanese courtyard, you will get all the benefits that a visit to this beautiful mineral springs region can provide. Open your eyes in the morning to native bush views of Doctor’s Gully from your bed. Only a short stroll to the cafes, restaurants and spas of Hepburn Springs.

What guests are saying about Swiss Mt Villa 5 Balneo:
Overall Rating 4.6/5

Loved the general feel of the place, its layout is practical and cosy. Fireplace is inviting and spa bath (and setting) is fabulous.

Phillip – December 2018

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8. Daylesford Spa Villa 4 – Daylesford

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Architecturally designed with fabulous elevated views of Doctors Gully, this stylish and modern spa villa offers complete privacy for the couple looking to unwind. The convenience and comfort of the open plan design allows you to take in the stunning views from the couch, king size bed, two person spa or just relax in front of the double sided gas log fireplace.

What guests are saying about Daylesford Spa Villa 4:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

This place is just beautiful. It’s so relaxing and you feel like you’re in your own little world with everything you need.

Ryan – January 2019

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9. Petite Maison – Daylesford

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This original miners cottage has been given a fresh new feel with French provincial styling. Stunning Laura Ashley linen, beautiful designer throws and cushions and solid timber furniture create a comfortable and relaxed environment, an ideal base for your time away and perfectly positioned across from Lake Daylesford, the Lake House, and only a short stroll into Daylesford Township.

What guests are saying about Petite Maison:
Overall Rating 3.8/5

The location of petite maison was excellent, across the road from the lake for morning walks and distance to town was great; you don’t have to jump in the car all the time if want to head in for a meal and a drink. the pack of local goodies left was also greatly appreciated; ground coffee, tea, muesli and a few other items. we enjoyed the board games too.

Lee-anne – May 2018

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Romantic Retreats

10. Ablac Studio – Wheatsheaf

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This petite studio presents guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves in style.  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!

What guests are saying about Ablac Studio:
Overall Rating 3.9/5

Great location. Loved watching kangaroos visit every night. Quiet, secluded. Great for romantic getaway.

Anne – December 2017

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Ruby's Amethyst Cottage

11. Rubys Amethyst Cottage – Daylesford

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Ruby’s Amethyst cottage, a modern property constructed from natural mud brick & warm timbers, offers a contemporary yet rustic feel in this open plan studio style living. Featuring a shared separate onsite infrared sauna. Extravagantly appointed, positioned within walking distance to Lake Daylesford, Central Springs and main street restaurants and cafes, makes Ruby’s Amethyst Cottage the ultimate romantic getaway.

What guests are saying about Ruby’s Amethyst Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.2/5

Comfortable, peaceful and relaxing – easy access to town, amenities and walking tracks. Lovely studio cottage that provided privacy.

Ian – December 2018

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Daylesford Accommodation

12. Hills End Camellia and Iris – Daylesford

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When location matters! These two villas, separated by an internal courtyard featuring a lovely fish pond, are located opposite The Lake House and a 4 minute walk to Lake Daylesford, the town centre, and are the perfect choice for couples looking for a retreat close to it all. Relaxed indulgence in the heart of Daylesford, what more could you want?

What guests are saying about Hills End:
Overall Rating 4/5

We loved our stay at Hills End Camellia. It was in a great location and was a delight to spend time there.

Anthea – January 2019

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Alofi - Hepburn Springs Accommodation

13. Alofi – Hepburn Springs

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This purpose-built, two story villa, with breathtaking views of Breakneck Gorge has everything you could want for your perfect romantic getaway. Relax in the large massage spa by candlelight, cuddle up on the leather daybed watching the clouds roll by.

What guests are saying about Alofi:
Overall Rating 4.3/5

A lovely little place with everything you need, nice to relax on the window seat and look out at the hillside, nice large shower and spa bath, along with a private cinema room, was great.

Sara – November 2018

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Swiss Mt Villa Hepburn Springs Accommodation

14. Swiss Mount Villa 2 – Hepburn Springs

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Enjoy unspoilt bush views of Doctors Gully from this architecturally designed villa, purpose built as accommodation. Unwind with a glass of wine in the large hot tub on the covered rear terrace or take a short stroll to the nearby cafes, shops, restaurants & spas.

What guests are saying about Swiss Mt Villa 2:
Overall Rating 4.4/5

Highly recommend staying at this beautiful property. Well appointed and very comfortable with amenities above my expectations. The spa on the deck was amazing and the fireplace made my dreams come true. A truly memorable experience for a very special occasion…

Sammii – November 2018

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Alpha Loft Daylesford Accommodation

15. Alpha Loft – DAylesford

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Set on three levels Alpha Loft boasts lofty ceilings, a full width balcony and expansive views to Wombat Botanical Gardens. A romantic couples retreat set amongst the history of the old movie theatre, Alpha Loft has all the charm and history of a by gone era, with all the conveniences of modern times.

What guests are saying about Alpha Loft:
Overall Rating 4.4/5

Alpha Loft has a spacious floor plan with everything in it that you would require. The king bed is extremely comfortable and the bath downstairs is so relaxing. We loved our stay here.

Dale – October 2018

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