Staying in the Hepburn Shire
One night, one weekend, or longer. You will be well looked after however long you choose to stay. From cosy cottages to voluptuous villas, luxury hotels to budget beauties, we have you covered. You can opt for a weekend escape and just stay in, cosy up by the fire and have a private chef cook you diner in the comfort of your accommodation.
Feeling a like you want to get out and about? Book a campsite, chalet or motel and wander out for an adventure of sights, sounds and delicious food.
Feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke, yet only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Take that feeling to the next level with accommodation that relaxes and rejuvenates; from stylish self-contained villas with views, budget motels, luxury lodges, cute cottages and historic hotels.
St Claire Country House
SMALL LUXURY FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE (Sleeps 22)
St Claire Country House is a new, beautifully luxurious French Colonial residence that sleeps 22 people in 9 bedrooms. The 9 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms, are located across the East and West Wings. Each bedroom looks out onto the garden.
There is a central building called the Salon that is the gathering place. It has a large designer kitchen, a long French dining table that seats 22, a lounge area around an open fire place that seats 22 and a home theatre.
There are two outdoor living areas on lush lawn. A one-acre romantic garden around the residence completes the picture.
St Claire is suitable for large groups such as for weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations, family groups, wellness retreats, corporate entertaining and meetings, girls’ weekends, writers’ retreats, golfing groups and walking groups. It is also suitable for product launches and photo shoots.
Chefs from the region can be engaged to provide a special lunch, private dinner or high tea for the group.
Located at Trentham East, St Claire sits on 24 acres. It is surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside. St Claire is only five minutes’ drive from Trentham Village, one hour from inner Melbourne and 20 minutes from Woodend, Daylesford and Kyneton.
ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS
St Claire’s architecture is in graceful French Colonial style, harking from where the French had colonies. There are steep roofs, dormer windows, tall chimneys, verandas, French doors and rustic shutters. The interiors of St Claire have 12-foot ceilings, oak floors, marble mantle pieces, gilded mirrors, basket chandeliers, French furniture and soft colour everywhere. Wallpapers and fabrics are by Designers Guild and Sanderson.
THE DELIGHTS OF TRENTHAM
The village of Trentham is five minutes away, with its gourmet Annie Smithers’ restaurant, gastro pubs, trendy cafes and specialist shops.
EXPLORE THE REGION
St Claire Country House is the perfect base from which to explore the region. There are key attractions such as gourmet eateries, gardens, walks, specialist shopping, spas, wineries, galleries, cinemas, nurseries and heritage. These attractions are found within 30 minutes’ drive.
PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS
There is a French Salon and North Lawn available for private functions.
The French Salon can hold up to 120 people cocktail style and 88 people sit down.
The North Lawn can have marquees on it and up to 120 people.
Holyrood House is designed to be a place to unwind. With a focus on unmatched guest experience.
All guest rooms & suites express the fine history of this elegant country house. Stunning works of art on the walls and artworks scattered through the house and grounds. Hydronic heating, Alpaca blankets, custom made sheets and silk drapes ensure comfort warmth and beauty.
Complimentary Hepburn Springs Mineral Water, Herbalist teas and coffee, locally produced bath soaks and exclusive imported FLORIS Toiletries are available for your comfort.
Enjoy a full a la carte breakfast/brunch with a different menu each day of your visit. A complimentary, and very elegant afternoon tea is served daily and in the evening locally produced still and sparkling wines and mineral waters are available to enjoy during pre-dinner drinks. With an abundance of local fine dining establishments to choose from, all just steps away from Holyrood House, Daylesford.
Amara Springs Guest House
Amara Springs Guest House is an amazing old building constructed in 1909. If you're looking for ambience and atmosphere, a great location within walking distance to Hepburn Bathhouse and local restaurants, this is the place to stay. Our rooms are clean and comfortable, and our guests love spending time in our lounge with open fire, pool room and sun-rooms.
There are plenty of bush walks starting just a couple of minutes away so you can enjoy the natural environment.
There is also an on-site Day Spa to treat yourself, bookings required in advance.
Groups are welcome, whether for wellness weekends, golfing or bike riding, family get-togethers or nature lovers.
Cosy Tents is a luxury campsite that combines the essence of a hotel with the outdoors.
Home to 12 beautifully decorated bell tents, enjoy a relaxing retreat in your own fully furnished bell tent, sit out by the open camp fire and fall asleep under the stars.
Ideal for couples or friends wanting to escape the big city living and venture outdoors again.
Be sure to take advantage of the Hepburn Shire's wonderful region and plan a getaway around the historic villages, mineral spas and restaurants, or simply enjoy a relaxing weekend glamping at Cosy Tents.
We look forward to welcoming you to the campsite!
Daylesford Country Retreats
Daylesford Country Retreats is an exciting mix of properties showcasing the variety of accommodation available in the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs region.
Our properties range from spectacular examples of mid-century style architecture; complete with polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings and natural light, to rustic miners’ cottages with wood fires burning.
Whether you are looking for a large entertaining property, or a romantic getaway, Daylesford Country Retreats can meet your accommodation needs.
A country retreat in Daylesford is the perfect way to relax, unwind and refresh.
Book your accommodation now for your next holiday in the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs region because you deserve a break.