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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have chosen some romantic retreats for two to enjoy with your Valentine!

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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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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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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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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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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