16 Charming Cottages for your Spring Break

Getaway this spring to one of these 16 charming cottages in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
The Weekender - Daylesford Accommodation

1. The Weekender – Daylesford

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A laid-back stylish country cottage where you’ll relax and feel instantly at home. A huge stone freestanding bath adds a touch of decadence whilst the gourmet kitchen and adjacent dining are well equipped for creating celebration feasts and memorable meals. Dine in and open the French doors to enjoy the large garden and fresh country air.

What guests are saying about The Weekender:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

The Weekender is the perfect place to stay in Daylesford. It’s the sort of place where you feel welcome the moment you arrive. It’s so tastefully decorated and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. It is spotless and in a gorgeous location. Would highly recommend.

Mila – August 2018

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Illoura - Hepburn Springs Accommodation

2. Illoura – Hepburn Springs

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Stylish, gracious and beautifully appointed with opulent beds and sumptuous linen, carefully curated furnishings and vintage homewares, this is an enchanting cottage. Perfectly nestled within its natural environment, you will experience serene views that extend across doctors gully from the back porch.
Located in the idyllic town of Hepburn Springs, everything you could desire is a short stroll from your home away from home at Illoura.

What guests are saying about Illoura:
Overall Rating 4.9/5

Illoura is a wonderful place to stay! Every possible need was met and we were wanting for not one thing our entire stay! The decor is absolutely beautiful and the location fabulous!

Stephen – July 2018

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3. Gold Finch – Hepburn Springs

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This gorgeous historic 1860’s gold miners cottage is set amongst a beautiful established garden in a peaceful location. The living space provides soft lighting, a beautiful French linen sofa and big comfortable armchairs while the bedrooms feature Queen size beds with electric blankets and top of the range linen including goose down quilts and merino wool blankets. Simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful established landscaped cottage garden with fruit trees and quiet spaces to enjoy.

What guests are saying about Gold Finch:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

Awesome stay – everything you could possibly need for a perfect getaway from the city. Comfy beds, great location, beautiful outdoor area, well equipped kitchen. We stayed on a chilly weekend, and the house was kept extra warm, with fire and heat pumps! Lots to do and see in the area.

Samantha – September 2018

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Lake Cottage - Daylesford

4. Lake Cottage – Daylesford

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Set on the western shores of Lake Daylesford, with a landscaped terraced garden full of wonder and little surprises is Lake Cottage. A spacious and relaxed getaway that accommodates six, the property has a lovely dining area looking over the garden towards the lake, two living rooms and an outdoor deck and entertaining area perfect for those spring and summer days.

What guests are saying about Lake Cottage:
Overall Rating 5/5

Lake Cottage is charming and comfortable and the garden is completely wonderful! We loved our midwinter visit, and we look forward to coming back at another time to see the garden in bloom.

Catherine – August 2018

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5. Bullarto 124 – Bullarto

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This charming cottage was built in 1891 and has been lovingly restored and brought back to life. It is set in a wonderful garden filled with fragrance all year round and is surrounded by the Wombat Forest where there are many beautiful walks and sunsets to delight in. A perfect setting for a romantic getaway with a generous two-person spa.

What guests are saying about Bullarto 124:
Overall Rating 4.4/5

Was absolutely great. Being out in the freezing cold and coming into the place for the first time, was so nice and cosy. The welcome pack was beautiful. Great facilities. Such a quiet relaxing area. Absolutely great overall. Will definitely be back.

Rebecca – July 2018

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Bainbridge Cottage - Wheatsheaf

6. Bainbridge Cottage – Wheatsheaf

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Bainbridge Cottage is surrounded by 100 ft. gum trees on 5 acres of native bushland in the Wombat State Forest. Renovated by leading Melbourne Interior Designers with Scandinavian influence using Ash, Birch and Oak, you can relax in beautifully designed rooms or enjoy a drink out on the deck where you will often be greeted by kangaroos and other wildlife at dusk.

What guests are saying about Bainbridge Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

Blissful bush location, totally removed from the weekend crowds of Daylesford and yet just 10 mins drive from everything we needed. A highlight was meeting many local Kangaroos, snoozing by the fire place and lying in a cosy bed on beautiful frosty mornings. Everything has been catered for and the cottage was clean and fresh. The gumboots provided were a great touch and made it fun to explore the surrounding bush!

Adele – September 2018

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Ashling Hepburn Springs Accommodation

7. Ashling – Hepburn Springs

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A blend of old and new combines well at Ashling, a stylishly renovated Victorian cottage set on an acre of bush backing onto the Wombat State Forest. This is a property with character and charm and offers free WiFi and a Smart TV.  A short stroll to the mineral springs, day spas, walking trails, cafes and restaurants of Hepburn Springs.

What guests are saying about Ashling:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

Comfortable home in beautiful treed setting, offering a truly restful and peaceful experience. Wide variety of visiting birdlife. A most enjoyable place to stay. Thank you.

Mark – September 2018

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King's Cottage - Daylesford Accommodation

8. kings cottage – daylesford

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Once you are here at this luxuriously appointed cottages you may never want to leave! Thoughtfully designed to bring in spectacular natural light, there is literally a view from each window. Throw open the doors on a beautiful day and set yourself up on the outdoor setting, cook some Istra smallgoods on the BBQ and open the bubbly.

What guests are saying about Kings Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.9/5

Great location, beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for and a few added luxuries to complete the package.

Wendy – September 2018

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McGinty's Stone Cottage - Daylesford Accommodation

9. McGinty’s stone Cottage – yandoit

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This beautiful cottage, built with local stone, is located in Yandoit around 15 minutes outside of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Set on 10 acres and nestled on the hill high above the tree line. McGinty’s Stone Cottage enjoys magnificent views of Mt Franklin and the surrounding countryside. For those seeking peace and quiet with absolute tranquillity, McGintys Stone Cottage is the perfect retreat to truly relax and unwind.

What guests are saying about McGinty’s Stone Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.9/5

Returning to McGinty’s Cottage for the third time nothing disappointed us. We were greeted by some local kangaroos. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and soaking in the views. Sunrises and sunsets are our favorite times. A great place to relax and recharge.

Leanne – September 2018

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10. Relajante – Hepburn Springs

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Beautifully appointed modern pieces artfully sourced from an array of eclectic shops, Relájante is just the antidote to busy lives. The three bedrooms are decorated in soothing tones to inspire a restful sleep and an instant sense of calm. Come to unwind and relax, or come to get together to catch up on old times with friends or family, and enjoy each others company. A stunning deck featuring a Heston Blumenthal BBQ tops off this beautiful modern country setting.

What guests are saying about Relajante:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

Beautiful property! Tastefully appointed, lovely views, beautiful hamper of goodies on arrival. Highly recommended.

Dora – April 2018

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Zelman Cottage

11. Zelman Cottage

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Built in the early 1900’s by a prominent classical music family, Zelman Cottage has undergone a sensitive refurbishment to maintain its unique and historic charm along with the addition of modern conveniences. Relax and bask in the sun on the north facing deck in spring and summer whilst overlooking the beautiful gardens or sit back in the lounge with a glass of wine and study the work of the hand-painted frieze and imagine days gone by. A rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a place of historical significance!

What guests are saying about Zelman Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

Beautiful piece of history in a quaint home with every accessory needed.

Rebecca – August 2018

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Albion

12. Albion – Daylesford

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A lovingly restored miners cottage infused with modern touches whilst maintaining historic features such as the three original fireplaces and cast-iron stove that now sits proudly among the luxury finishes and new, modern appliances in the kitchen. The kitchen and dining rooms open up onto a large and private garden providing the option to let the country air drift in whilst you eat a home cooked breakfast and read the paper, or dine al fresco and immerse yourself in nature. What more could you want?

What guests are saying about Albion:
Overall Rating 4.8/5

It was absolutely amazing. The house was beautiful and everything was well thought of. The gift box was a lovely gesture. I would definitely stay there again.

Andrew – September 2018

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13. Ebony Twigg – Hepburn Springs

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Lovingly filled with art and vintage collections this charming miners cottage has been converted into a cosy and stylish getaway for eight. Four bedrooms are decorated with beautiful paintings and sketches, lovely linen and soothing paint schemes to ensure a restful nights sleep. The back deck provides a wonderful space to breathe the fresh air and enjoy the view. Be one of the first guests to stay at Ebony Twigg.

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Green Retreat - Hepburn Springs Accommodation

14. Green Retreat – Hepburn Springs

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A modern take on a traditional cottage, this stunning new build is loaded with eco-friendly features and stylish touches perfect for romantic getaways or as a getaway with friends and family. The 9-star energy rating provides a blissfully quiet and cosy internal environment. Soft tones and high-end linen are used to create a serene and modern environment that will put you at instant ease.  A stylish eco retreat perfect for those looking for the best.

What guests are saying about Green Retreat:
Overall Rating 4.8/5

Thank you so much to the owners of Green Retreat! My husband and I had a fabulous, relaxing night away. Beautifully decorated and very homely. Perfectly located not too close to the main town but easily within walking distance. Thanks again for a wonderful stay! We will definitely be back!

Kerstin – July 2018

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Wood for the Trees - Charming Cottages

15. Wood For The Trees – Hepburn Springs

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Soft and inviting interior styling together with a full renovation to Wood for the Trees will delight couples, friends or families looking for that little hideaway in the trees. Set on one acre with a large north facing deck, you have bush views and birdsong for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature. Located a short stroll to the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve, just a little further will find you in Hepburn Springs Village for coffee or lunch.

What guests are saying about Wood for the Trees:
Overall Rating 4.8/5

Comfort, quality and a great location! Fire, Foxtel, Netflix and a ‘danish’ inspired fitout. The 2 Queen beds are 5 star hotel comfort and quality

Kerrie – September 2018

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All Views

16. All Views – Daylesford

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Enjoy the peaceful country air and views of the treetops from the verandah of this cute miner’s cottage. Relax by the wood heater or in the deep old fashioned claw-foot bath. Located a lovely stroll from Lake Daylesford on easy walking tracks through bushland, All Views is ideal for romantic getaways for two.

What guests are saying about All Views:
Overall Rating 4.6/5

Our 3 night stay at All Views was just what we needed in a break from Melbourne. Our needs and expectations were more than adequately met at All Views – from the complementary goodie box, to both the outdoor lights and heater turned on in anticipation of us arriving after hours from travelling up from Melbourne – which was a lovely thought and a very welcome find on our arrival.

Robyn – July 2018

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