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.
Mobile massage service Abandon Stress therapists visit you for an affordable, relaxing, personalised and professional massage service in the heart of Spa Country, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Experience massage packages available in-house for the ultimate in comfort and convenience promoting pampering, wellness and relaxation. De-stress and detox with the most ancient of natural therapies with a reliable and experienced local masseuse.
Bookings for singles, couples and girls' groups day-in are welcomed. Packages from 45 minutes per session or a 90 minute pamper 'Abandon Stress Package' with full body relaxation massage and blissful botanical facial.
Please visit the website for full massage service menu and rates.
Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.
Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.
As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech Treasure Hunt set in beautiful surrounds.
Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last three years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.
Mob: 0418 301 281
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.
A country estate for your wedding
St Claire Country House is a country estate with gracious French Colonial buildings and a perfumed romantic garden, all set in tranquil countryside. It can provide the perfect setting for your fashionable wedding in the country.
The venue space comprises a French Salon and the North Lawn. The ceremony can be in the Salon or outdoors. The reception can be in the Salon or outdoors on the North Lawn.
Beautiful French Salon
The Salon of St Claire is a splendid French conservatory style room, filled with flowers and plants. It was designed to be beautiful and captivating – a space suited to special occasions.
A wedding ceremony can be held on the North Lawn. If you wish a floral arch or wall can be set up.
For a reception on the North Lawn, you can have a chic white canvas and cotton rope and pole tent, a traditional marquee or a canvas village, with stations such as a bar, a food area, umbrellas with wine barrels under them and a lounge area. Games such as croquet, boules and chess can be played.
There is on-site accommodation for up to 24 people, across 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a central gathering space with a large designer kitchen, a dining table that seats 24, a lounge area that seats 24 and a home theatre.
Explore the surroundings
Trentham is the centre of a very interesting tourist region so please stay and explore.
Trentham East, where St Claire is located, is only one hour North West from inner Melbourne and five minutes from Trentham village, with its gourmet Annie Smithers restaurant, gastro pubs and trendy cafes.
SMALL LUXURY FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE (Sleeps 24)
St Claire Country House is a new, beautifully luxurious French Colonial residence that sleeps 24 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 24, a lounge area around an open fire place that seats 24 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.