We all love to get away sometimes. But if you are a ‘pet parent’ that can be easier said than done. Making arrangements for your pet while you are away can be challenging and leaving them behind can feel like going away without one of your family members.
Over 60% of Australians own a pet, so it’s fortunate that more and more pet-friendly holiday options are becoming available.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite pet-friendly properties in Daylesford and surrounds that cater for both people and pets. All accommodation can be booked directly through the Dayget website, and if you have any specific requirements a conversation with one of our team members will help you find the perfect place for you and your pet on your next holiday.
This gorgeous cottage quaintly set in a tucked-away location close to town will have you living the best of both worlds. Walking distance to the lake and main town centre of Daylesford, Christelle Cottage can be your springboard from which to adventure and day trip, or stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet and amenities the home has to offer. There is off-street parking for 2 cars and your small dog is more than welcome to join you on your holiday!
With views overlooking farmland, yet located next to The Farmers Arms Hotel, opposite the Sunday market and a short stroll to town, Wayward Cottage offers the best of both worlds.
This is a welcoming space for friends and families to come with or without a beloved pet and enjoy the amenities and the supurb location. Enjoy the use of the kitchen and rear deck, the outdoor entertaining area is perfect for cooking up locally sourced produce and enjoying a long lazy lunches gazing across farmland.Book Now
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.
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.Book Now
Located on Wombat Hill, directly opposite the entrance to the Wombat Botanic Gardens you will find Sandringham, a lovingly restored 1930’s cottage with a relaxed yet sumptuous offering.
Three beautiful, ensuited bedrooms feature split bed options catering to groups of friends, family members or couples. Beds topped with micro cloud bedding will see you enveloped in soft linens and sumptuous pillows enjoying a good nights sleep.
Private and tucked away in a garden sanctuary The Acorn sleeps two and has a two person spa bath. Make the most of the location and walk out the front door and into town to dine at any one of the great cafe’s, pubs, restaurants or cellar doors. With a fully fenced yard it’s perfect for you and your pets.Book Now
Ideally located in the heart of town and next to the Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club, The Arlow house is the old clubhouse lovingly renovated and transformed into a carefully curated, bespoke getaway. Overlooking the picturesque Wombat Hill, the home is an easy stroll to anywhere in town, or a great base to stay in and enjoy the fireplace in winter and the large garden in summer.
The Arlow House understands that your pet is part of your family and welcomes your four-legged friends.Book Now
For a truly relaxing countryside escape, this renovated miner’s cottage will not disappoint. Enjoy serene views from the wrap around veranda every morning when you wake up, and cuddle up by the wood heater at night.
This historic cottage accommodates two people plus pets and easy walking tracks lead from the property to Lake Daylesford through native bushland.Book Now
A 10-minute drive from Vincent Street Daylesford, Hog Hill is situated on acres of solitude far from the stresses of urban life.
A fabulous property offering stylish off-the-grid living for you, your friends or family and beloved pets. Located at Wheatsheaf, this unique farm-stay style home is sited on 6 acres, with a fully fenced yard for the kids and dog to play in.Book Now
Just fifteen minutes from Ballarat at the gateway to the Pyrenees region, Orchards at Spring Vale Farm is a stunning country estate, ideal for family and group getaways or small corporate retreats.
The property accommodates up to ten people with multiple living spaces to gather or retreat to for some quiet time. The 1860s bluestone homestead sleeps six guests over three bedrooms, whilst the gorgeous two-bedroom Lemon Tree Apartment is fully self-contained and has a private side garden.Book Now
Located moments from Daylesfords main shopping area Lakevista also offers elevated views over Lake Daylesford.
This contemporary architectural retreat has four bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate eight guests with a generous and light filled living and dining area located on the upper level and a stunning outdoor decked entertaining area.Book Now
Fontaine has everything you could want from a holiday home in Daylesford. It’s right in the heart of town, so forget the car, and it’s just a beautiful, quality home, gracefully re-imagined for contemporary life. Sleeping 7 in all, come with the family or a few friends. Small dogs are welcome and catered for with a doggie hamper and a fully fenced back yard.Book Now
The perfect rural retreat, welcoming in all seasons, Aysgarth is a much-loved holiday home set on a large and private block. Surrounded by lawns, hedges and fruit trees, you’ll feel light years away from everyday life.
Ideal for either a couple wanting a wonderful retreat, or family and friends wanting to holiday with their beloved pet, Aysgarth accommodates up to six guests in comfort and style.Book Now
Amici is Italian for friends. It is perfect for groups, families and, yes, friends, even the four legged kind. Amici is an open plan house with all the room to gather and entertain for your weekend away.
Accommodating up to 6 guests Amici features a full kitchen, entertainment equipment, two person spa, gas log fire place and even a pool table. Located in relaxed surrounds and just a short walk to Lake Daylesford and the township.Book Now
As one of the few remaining Welsh cottages in the region, Harts Lane Haus has been renovated and laid out to capture the best panoramic views of Daylesford and its stunning surrounds. Featuring a gourmet kitchen, entertainment area, luxurious furniture and all appliances, a stay here is nothing short of breathtaking.Book Now
Soak away the stress in the generous double spa bath and unwind in this intimate light filled house perfect for couples.
Conveniently located in the Hepburn Springs Village you are just a moments walk away from a coffee, a cooked breakfast or a great dinner at The Argus Dining Room not to mention the amazing day spas.
Illuminate is a pet friendly property recommended for small dogs.Book Now
Ashling is a lovely renovated Victorian cottage located on an acre of bushland backing onto the Wombat State Forest. Located in Hepburn Springs, you are only a short walk to the local day spas, mineral springs and cafes.
A property with character and charm, Ashling offers free WiFi and a Smart TV. whilst the outdoor deck is secured by mesh, making it safe and secure for small dogs.Book Now
You will feel at home in this comfortable 2 bedroom property, lovingly created with its mix of retro and contemporary features giving it loads of personality. You can stay in and make lovely meals in the cute country kitchen, with an open hatch out to the living room, you will always be part of the conversation.Book Now
This property offers the charm of an original miner’s cottage with a modern twist.
Light and bright throughout, Absolute includes three bedrooms, making it ideal for families, couples and friends. The house has an open plan living area and an entertainer’s kitchen, as well as a rear deck for outdoor entertaining. Absolute is located a short stroll to the shops, restaurants and cafes in Daylesford.Book Now
Given an Architects touch, this property features beautiful furniture, artwork, outdoor spa and flexible bedding arrangements and really is the perfect getaway for couples, families or friends wanting an ideal set up in a fantastic location.
Overlooking bushland and with views of Wombat Hill this 2 bedroom luxury spa villa has spacious indoor/outdoor living areas and is ideal for a relaxing and indulgent stay.Book Now
Albert Cottage is a beautifully restored miners cottage built in the 1850’s, very much part of Daylesford’s heritage and boasting period features including polished wooden floorboards, decorative fireplaces, high ceilings and dado walls.
Brought into the 21st century with modern features, styling and painting, the cottage is perfect for those wanting a stylish pet-friendly homeBook Now
For your romantic getaway, unwind in the comfort of Millar, a contemporary and spacious, architecturally designed property with tree top views of Lake Daylesford reserve from each window.
Millar features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 6 guests where the second lounge can be set up to sleep 2 upon request. Pets are welcome although the yard is unfenced.Book Now
Recently refurbished, this lodge is a luxurious architecturally designed three bedroom, three bathroom home. Hisha is located in one of Daylesford’s most admired locations, and sits high amongst treetops with distant views to Convent Gallery, Wombat Hill and beyond. Enjoy the absolute privacy that the lodge has to offer, and the two acres of gardens at your doorstep.Book Now
This 3 bedroom mid century dwelling has had a designers eye cast over it and is filled with beautiful art, furniture, and modern conveniences plus a lovely large lounge room with wood burning fireplace and massive sofa.
Two outdoor areas bring the Palm Springs vibe to life with large fenced backyard for the children or pets to play.Book Now
The Lodge at Clunes is 40 minutes from Dalyesford, and offers a unique countryside escape. Built in 1900 as the station masters residence, the exuberance of the age is reflected in the ornate features of the house including intricate stained glass, metal lacework, cast iron fireplaces, polished floorboards and high ceilings.Book Now
This recently renovated two story house captures the best of the landscape around Daylesford. With high ceilings, an immaculate new kitchen, designer furniture and appliances, you will feel like you are staying in a stylish European resort. Its open plan space gives the house a spacious and relaxed feeling and the property features an unfenced yard which is friendly for children and animals. This is not your average weekender!Book Now
This new build is complimented with a chic mid-century fit-out and features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is just a stones throw from the Botanic Gardens and walking distance to the main streets of Daylesford. Big sliding doors to the deck and courtyard, a large dining table, a well-equipt kitchen and the flexible bedding arrangement make this the perfect for a pet friendly family retreat or a friends getaway.Book Now