Cosy up by the fire and settle in for some relaxation this winter at one of these 15 country retreats in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges.
1. Lake Daylesford Lodge 5 – Daylesford
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Striking architecture, lakeside location and beautiful interiors combine at the newly refurbished Lake Daylesford Lodge 5. Ideal for two or four guests, let the fresh autumnal colours calm your senses and soothe your soul. Large velvet floor cushions, a comfy couch and arm chairs are perfect for snuggling in front of the gas log fire which will keep you mesmerised and warm over winter.
What guests are saying about Lake Daylesford Lodge 5
Loved our stay at Lodge 5. Relaxing on the couches in front of the fireplace was divine and the beds were the most comfortable holiday beds we’ve ever slept in! Perfect location on the lake, clean and very well equipped.
Debra – June 2019
2. Amaris – Daylesford
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The open plan design and cathedral ceilings create a sense of light and space at Amaris. Accommodating up to four guests in two separate studios, it is ideal for two couples or groups of friends to come together and enjoy a weekend away but still enjoy individual privacy. Snuggle in front of the fireplace, take a short stroll to the heart of Daylesford or simply relax on the extensive decking and enjoy the surrounds.
What guests are saying about Amaris:
We had 4 girls staying at Amaris for a weekend getaway and we couldnt be happier. The spa/jacuzzi in the room was a dream and the fire place really warmed up the place. Thank you for the extra local goodies. Short drive to the town center. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone!
Jenny – May 2019
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3. Provence Spa Villas – Daylesford
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Provence Spa Villa’s 1 and 2 have been uniquely designed for the discerning guest desiring a modern lifestyle retreat. Each villa is self contained with a full European kitchen, LCD TV and media system, wood fire, luxurious furniture with exquisite king size bed and 2 person spa. Take in the views from your private verandah across the Provence vineyard and beyond to the picturesque Doctor’s Gully.
What guests are saying about Provence Spa Villas
Fantastic quiet location in walking distance to everything in Hepburn. The villa itself offers everything you need for a lovely, comfortable, relaxing stay. The view over the vineyard & gumtrees is beautiful. The bed is very comfortable & we loved the Ned Kelly Fire that’s so easy to use, & very effective.
Patrick – June 2019 (Provence Spa Villa 2)
4. Paul Bangay the FarmHouse – Denver
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The Farmhouse, perfect for couples, friends or family gatherings boasts four bedrooms, two with an ensuite, a large sitting room complete with wood fire heater, generous dining room and an open-plan kitchen that has been cooked in and given the tick of approval by friend Stephanie Alexander. Nestled off the well-worn tourist track The Farmhouse is set 100 metres from the main house and gardens of Stonefields.
What guests are saying about The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse was spacious with a feeling of luxury. It was decorated in a grand style. It was warm, clean and comfortable. There were views from every window of autumn colours. We even had a resident peacock. A highlight was being able to visit Paul’s garden. Just breathtaking.
Jennifer – May 2019
6. Albion – Daylesford
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A mere few hundred meters to town, Albion is a lovingly restored miners cottage infused with modern touches. Two bedrooms offer flexible bedding arrangements so that friends, families or couples can come together. A comfortable lounge with a glass front wood fire is a lovely space for nights in, or make the most of the central location and take the short stroll into town for those wanting to sample the local pubs, restaurants and bars that Daylesford is famous for.
What guests are saying about Albion
How wonderful to have a log fire set in the lounge, and plenty of kindling, wood etc for the next day. Apart from the central heating, and the reverse cycle heater, it was very comforting to have a log fire burning.
Glenyce – June 2019
7. Hambleden – Daylesford
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Hambleden boasts a great location a mere 5-minute walk to the heart of town. Loaded with stylish modern interiors, the four king split bedrooms make it a great home to base yourself and enjoy all the region has to offer in style and comfort. A beautiful entertaining area with BBQ and outdoor setting is perfect for enjoying those balmy summer evenings, whilst winter can be spent in the spacious and beautiful living room getting the wood fire roaring for a movie marathon.
What guests are saying about Hambleden
Great location with beautiful bedding provided. Central heating works very well and the open fire was lovely as well. Very nice outdoor area that could be utilised on a nice day.
Tracy – June 2019
8. Three Paddocks – Bullarto South
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Nestled in a tranquil calm setting on 15 private acres, yet located with easy access to Daylesford and Trentham, you really have the best of both worlds at Three Paddocks. The property is a unique, eco-sensitive, energy efficient lodge house featuring extensive use of recycled timber. The open plan kitchen/dining and downstairs living room feature double-sided wood fire which also powers the hydronic heating to keep you cosy and warm in winter.
What guests are saying about Three Paddocks
My Husband, our 17 year old daughter and I absolutely loved this beautiful home and immaculate property! We felt so lucky to have been the first guests to have stayed there. It has been furnished perfectly to a very high standard giving off a cosy and peaceful feel.
Justine – June 2019
9. Eastern View Studio – Daylesford
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This cosy and comfortable well-appointed villa is surprisingly spacious, bright and colourful. Enjoy the open plan living of a combined bedroom/bathroom/living room. Jump from your bed into the spa, watch your favourite movie tucked up in bed or curled up in front of the wood fire. Walk to The Convent Gallery, visit local shops and galleries in and about Daylesford and stop at one of the many cafes or restaurants you will discover along the way.
What guests are saying about Eastern View Studio
This is a great place to stay if you want a quiet retreat. This is a cosy studio with spa – well fitted out, and comfortable. We enjoy eating out on deck. It is a short walk to the Wombat Botanical Gardens, which are always a treat.
Marie – December 2018
10. Annecy House – Daylesford
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Inspired by the lakeside French town of Annecy, this little gem in Daylesford pays homage to a classic provincial look and feel through its styling and interiors. Meander down the garden steps from your parking at the top of the property to see this lovely cottage unveil. The centrepiece is a beautiful double-sided Cheminees Philippe fireplace that can be enjoyed from both the dining and lounge rooms which overlook the breathtaking, forested Lake Reserve.
What guests are saying about Annecy House
This is a magnificent home to stay in if you wish to curl up by the fire on comfortable couches overlooking a beautiful forest with walking tracks around Lake Daylesford. The beds are so comfortable and the cast iron bath is an added bonus. It was freezing outside but we were warm & cosy. Highly recommend this beautiful property.
Glenda – June 2019
11. Daruma – Hepburn
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Sophisticated style is evident in this beautiful Villa. Architecturally designed and purpose built with quality, space and exclusive use in mind. Situated alongside the picturesque Doctors Gully within a peaceful bush setting yet walking distance to the many cafes, restaurants and day spas that Hepburn Springs has become famous for. Luxuriate in the double spa and enjoy picturesque gully views or unwind in front of the authentic wood fire for a truly relaxing winter getaway.
What guests are saying about Daruma
Best villa ever! Exceeded our expectations! Beautiful in every way with no detail spared. Highly recommend for a couple, two couples or friends wanting to reconnect and chat in serene luxury. 5 minute drive from Daylesford with cafes and bars within walking distance .. amazing place
Chloe – February 2019
12. Hepburn View – Hepburn
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Hepburn View is a traditional Miner’s Cottage built in 1921 and set on 1/2 acre of mature landscaped garden. During the warmer months enjoy calm bush views from the 4-5 person jacuzzi on the deck or relax in the 2 double sized hammocks in the garden. In winter, the leather couch is the perfect spot to watch a movie on the 55 inch Panasonic TV and enjoy the open fire.
What guests are saying about Hepburn View
We had a sensational time here. The house and grounds are spacious and the outdoor areas are sublime to relax in. I highly recommend a spa at night time, turn off all lights (indoor and outdoor) and marvel at the blackest sky and brightest stars you will ever see. Incredible! We could hardly hear a sound. You wake in a gorgeous setting listening to birds singing and the comfy outdoor setting or hammocks provide perfect places to lounge and read. We could feel the tension leaving our bodies the moment we arrived.
Lisa – October 2018
13. Botanica – Daylesford
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Very cosy and comfortable during cold, wet and foggy weather. Enjoyed the fire on cold evenings. Good amenities provided. Close to Cliffys Cafe and great to be able to climb up the hill to Wombat Gardens
Ian – June 2019
14. Daylesford Lake Villa 2
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This perfectly positioned villa is located on the shores of lovely Lake Daylesford. It offers unforgettable views over the lake combined with peace and tranquillity to heal the body, mind and soul. Stunning views and bird life can be enjoyed from inside by the warmth of the fire on cooler days or outside from the deck during the warmer months, providing a stunning location for your getaway in every season.
What guests are saying about Daylesford Lake Villa 2
When visiting Lake Villa 2 everything is there for you just bring yourselves. The Unit is very clean and the beds comfortable. The view from the upstairs main bedroom over the trees is peaceful, I could have just stayed in bed all day. The surroundings are quiet and the Unit is lovely and warm. It was raining while we were there and this just added to the feeling of total relaxation. Just pack your personal belongings and go. Great place to chill out. I came back so refreshed.
Linda – November 2018
15. Zelman Cottage – Hepburn Springs
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A rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a place of historical significance at Zelman Cottage. Built circa 1910 for artist Victor Zelman and his wife Clara, a sensitive refurbishment has been undertaken whilst retaining the original character of the property including the beautiful handpainted frieze. Not much has changed except the addition of modern luxurious bathrooms and beautiful furniture and linen.
What guests are saying about Zelman Cottage
Quaint cottage in a fantastic location. Very comfortable beds and plenty of room for a family of 5.
Claire – July 2018