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Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab a good book and settle in by the fire this winter at one of these fourteen cosy holiday homes in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges.

1. Hot Tub Heaven

Abbott’s Rest – Hepburn Springs

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Sink into the six person hot tub or curl up in front of the open wood fire at Abbott’s Rest. Located in a stunning and private bush setting, three bedrooms accommodate up to six guests with flexible bedding options. Bring along your family or a group of friends for a weekend of rest, relaxtion and fun this winter!

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2. Cosy Country Escape

Illoura – Hepburn Springs

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Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab a good book and soak in the warmth of the open wood fire at Illoura. Enjoy a lazy sleep-in in the luxurious king size beds and then meander across the road to the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa for some serious pampering.

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4. Daylesford Delight

Botanica – Daylesford

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This charming country miners cottage, backing straight onto the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, will have you sleeping peacefully to the sounds of the country. A lovely sunlit lounge features an open wood fire to stay warm on winter evenings and a short stroll down the hill on Sunday mornings will find you at the famous Sunday Market.

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5. Ice Breaker

Kuca Stone – Daylesford

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Lay back and relax in the sunken spa whilst watching the flames dance in the double-sided fireplace at Kuca Stone. This recently renovated property offers two spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, both with double showers.

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7. The Perfect Rural Retreat

Aysgarth – Daylesford

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Surrounded by delightful lawns, gardens and fruit trees , Aysgarth is an ideal retreat for the cooler months. Hydronic heating warms the house throughout and an inbuilt wood-heater is beautiful for those long nights enjoying the company of friends. Pets welcome!

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9. Bohemian Comfort

Milk and Honey – Daylesford

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An eclectic mix of Indian and Asian antiques and textiles lend a worldly feel to this cosy two bedroom retreat. Soak up some winter rays from the north facing verandah or perch yourself next to the open fire place in the relaxing living area. Just minutes walk to the Sunday Market, Convent Gallery and Daylesford’s shopping precinct.

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10. A Cosy Miners Cottage

All Views – Daylesford

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Enjoy the peaceful country air and views of the treetops from the verandah of this charming miner’s cottage. Relax by the wood heater or in the deep old fashioned claw-foot bath. The double shower is an extra bonus. Easy walking tracks from the property to Lake Daylesford through bush lands.

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12. Romantic Interlude or Family Escape

Eastern View Villa – Daylesford

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Perfect for a romantic getaway or ideal for friends and family. Relax and enjoy the valley views to the distant hills and state forest. Make yourself at home in front of the wood fire and watch your favourite movie or rejuvenate in the luxurious two-person spa bath.

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13. Find Your Inner Harmony

Harmony – Hepburn Springs

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With custom made furnishings, exquisite craftsmanship and sophisticated fittings set in walnut clad interiors, Harmony takes your winter break to new heights of comfort and luxury. Feel the warmth radiating from the wood heater and find your inner calm whilst soaking in the bush outlook that extends over the gully and natural pond towards the seasonal creek at the base of the gully.

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14. Winter at the Lodge

Wombat Hill Lodge – Daylesford

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A family and pet friendly retreat, Wombat Hill Lodge features chic mid century interiors in a stylish new build. Large sliding doors to the deck and courtyard create a perfect entertaining environment while the glass front wood fire in the lounge provides a cosy nook for the cooler months.

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