A labour of love for the owner Chris, Christelle Cottage reflects her eclectic taste with touches of oriental and contemporary pieces all collected from her many years traveling as a retail buyer.
Two bedrooms, each with ensuite, provide a restful space to relax. Central heating, air conditioning and a cosy wood fireplace provide comfortable living no matter the time of year. Enjoy the warmth streaming in through the windows in the sunroom on a winters day or relax in front of the roaring wood fire and enjoy a Foxtel or Netflix movie in the cosy living room.
My wall of books and videos will entertain you for hours and give you an insight into the local history as well as local food, wine, and cider outings that happen close by. The sunroom is one of my favourite spaces, a warm spot to enjoy your morning cuppa where you can sit and admire the roses and the peacock mementos collected from my early visits to Lake Jubilee.”
Outdoors, a veggie patch will give you some added supplies for the kitchen, depending on the season, whilst a delightful outdoor deck and BBQ area provide shelter from the afternoon sun, and a wonderful space to enjoy an evening drink or dinner. It’s the little touches that make this such an appealing offering for up to four guests wanting a cute getaway close to it all, in a lovely location.
An avid walker, Chris always loved exploring the many different walking tracks in and around Daylesford when visiting on holiday. In particular, she loved the Peace Mile loop, a 2.8 km, 40-minute walk that wraps you around the lake, a stunning ‘meditation’ any time of the day or year. She also loved exploring the many other walks that connect to the goldfields track and the cross country walk that takes you to Lake Jubilee when feeling more energetic.
A hot tip from Chris is to not forget your camera! The birds and wildlife you stumble across are incredible. Native birds, kangaroos, echidnas, and peacocks just to name a few. The lake changes from hour to hour and minute by minute, with low lying clouds and rainbows appearing, then disappearing again, opening up to blue skies and calm waters, it feels quite mystical when connecting with the elements like this. Chris also urges you to remember to stop for a coffee on your loop!
It was during this time, whilst exploring the region on foot, that Chris fell in love with the place and the local characters that made her feel so welcome and at home.
I love Daylesford’s small country town feel, the quaint and interesting shops and cafés and the friendly locals who made me feel so welcome when I moved here. I found the tourist information centre incredibly helpful. They are great folk with so much local knowledge, a fantastic resource for the community.”
Daylesford is, of course, a brilliant central location from which to base yourself and explore the many other local towns in the region, full of local crafts, produce and places for foodies to enjoy. The country roads are full of adventure, wildlife, and beautiful wildflowers when in season.
I hope you will enjoy your stay as much as I love my cottage and the beautiful town full of wonderful locals wanting to make your stay special.”