Trentham and Clunes are charming and rustic little townships that offer an abundance of fine food and local produce. A great base for you to springboard from to explore the many and varied attractions of both regions.
Welcome to Clunes – The Diamond of the Gold Fields -located just 40 mins from Daylesford and about an hour and 20 mins drive from the Melbourne CBD. Literally bursting with secrets, history, and idyllic country vistas Clunes offers a host of truly unique experiences for a weekend escape.
At the height of the Victorian Gold Rush that Clunes was instrumental in starting – it was here that gold was first discovered in 1851 – the main Street boasted 15 hotels. Today that history lives in a streetscape so photogenic it was featured in Mad Max and Ned Kelly.
The Lodge at Clunes
With panoramic views over the original corrugated rooftops of town The Lodge features all the intricate details of the era of its build including 14 foot ceilings.
With fully equipped kitchen, manor house style living areas and a nod to the great popular eras of history in every room, The Lodge is a truly unique experience with plenty of luxury and style.Visit The Lodge at Clunes
This 3 bedroom house is brimming with stunning period features, lead-light doors, original chimneys, ambient fireplaces and 12ft ceilings, that allow you to experience its era character. Marvel in the comfort of the lounge and its solid fuel burner, separate family and dining room and fully set up kitchen.Visit Crompton House
Mid-way between Woodend and Daylesford, and approximately one hour from Melbourne, Trentham offers an abundance of fine food and local produce for a town of its size.
Located just minutes from town is Trentham Falls – Victoria’s single highest drop waterfall, there are many walking tracks in the surrounding forest and also nearby is Blue Mount and McLaughlins lookouts in Wombat state forest.
Trentham is a special little township and the perfect base to explore the many attractions of the area.
The Pond House
Expansive, stylish and backing onto the Wombat State Forest, this property feels endless, with the house sitting on one and a half acres of beautifully landscaped Australian and European trees, the star of the show of course is the two acre lake that sits harmoniously in the environment.Visit The Pond House
The French House
The French House is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house comfortably accommodates 8 guests.
The striking interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance, you will instantly feel at home.