Stone and Straw is a wonderful combination of European style luxury bed and breakfast accommodation with an adjoining 'Activities Studio' plus beauty and massage treatment room. It is located a short 7 minute drive from Daylesford and a 500 metre stroll from the delights of the Chocolate Mill!
Stone and Straw is situated on 5 acres of partially landscaped gardens which are home to numerous native animals and birds and is a 'sanctuary under the stars' at night! Our activities include yoga, dancing with No Lights, No Lycra and many workshops which are updated regularly on the facebook page. The Goldfields walking track is in front of the house so is a great base to explore the area or just 'chill out' and read a book in the gardens or in front of one of the log fires.
Welcoming guests for more than fifteen years, this is one of the most sort after locations on Lake Daylesford, right on the water's edge, a stylish and intimate retreat welcoming up to six guests.
The luxury of an open fire in winter, spa bath, open plan living and a sunny reading room . A large deck overlooks the mature garden stretching to walking tracks around the lake edge, across the water from award winning Lake House, the Book Barn and Boat House all just a few meters away.
Expect great views and a cosy atmosphere
The whole house is your-own to enjoy
Interaction with guests
We live just a few doors along in the same street and as we pass by on a daily basis it's not difficult drop in if you need guidance with house-keeping
Lakeshore House is:-
-a large country villa,for 8-10 guests,children welcome
- set in a large beautiful garden shaded by mature trees
-slopes down to the lake where waters lap a few metres away.
-in the heart of the lake tourist (& swimming) precinct yet so private!
Through the back garden gate,take the lake path to:-
- nearby cafes, Bookbarn, Boat House & kiddie playground
-rent pedalos and kayaks, take a picnic!
Easy walk to:-
-the premier restaurant Lake House
-the Peace Mile or Lover's walk around the lake perimeter or
-explore the bushland and natural mineral water pumps just below
Within the property:-
- all rooms are spacious with large picture windows & views
-4 bedrooms feature flexible bedding and hotel quality sheets.
-sofabed adds opportunity for 2 extra guests(either King or 2 singles)
-two separate living rooms,TV's,comfy couches & cushions
-super kitchen provides excellent self-catering
-morning breakfast goodies ,tea & coffee supplied
-large table adjacent dining room, log fireplace & lake views
- bath sheets & towels,vanity packs,all bed & kitchen linens
-two full bathrooms,extra toilet
- full laundry in sun/wet room
-hydronic heating, open fire and air-con for climate control
-2 patios, one spans the back of the house overlooking garden & lake
-garden furniture, BBQ for al fresco dining.
-bocce court (balls provided)
- lawns spreading beneath mature trees
-direct access to the lake
-complimentary WIFI, 2 TV's, games, DVD's, croquet
-110 kilometres from Melbourne
-in the heart of the Daylesford lake tourist precinct,
- directly on Lake Daylesford shore,skirting Central Springs Reserve.
-100 metres to Bookbarn, Boathouse, 250m. to Lake House
-Daylesford shopping hub an easy stroll or one minute drive
-wineries,markets, galleries, farm gates and quaint neighbouring
towns a pleasurable drive away.
Ideal for : groups, reunions, wedding guest accomodation, special
occasions and small workshops
...A TRULY GREAT SPOT TO STAY FOR PEACE & QUIET OR
TO SPRINGBOARD TO ALL THE LOCAL SPA FACILITIES...
CROWNED AUSTRALIA’S NO.1 FROM 40,000 HOLIDAY HOMES
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Australia’s No.1 Romantic Accommodation 2017
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Spotify, free WIFI, spa, stone bath
Fireplace, decks, HDTV, architecture
Full service kitchen and laundry
Its like you're in another world, living a life less ordinary. The jewel in Daylesford and Hepburn's crown. Welcome to luxury, to wellbeing, to exclusivity. Welcome to Clifftop at Hepburn…truly an effortless and serene place to unwind.
GUEST REVIEW - "OMG!!! 5 STAR, if not better"
MEDIA REVIEW - "Clifftop reminds me of one of the world's Top 100 hotels!"
GUEST REVIEW - "Its like staying in a house from The Block TV show."
GUEST REVIEW - "Its memories like these that stay with us forever."
GUEST REVIEW - "The bed is THE most comfortable EVER."
"WE DO NOT Have peak prices it is the same price all year round we even have solo travel prices just ask "
Clunes Caravan Park is situated in the heart of the Gold Fields. It is here, where gold was first discovered in Victoria during what became “THE GOLDRUSH” in the mid 1800s. Clunes is an ancient, historical town with many old buildings and quaint gardens.
Clunes is surrounded by many historical towns: Maryborough and Ballarat only 30 minutes away. Bendigo 1 hour and Melbourne in under 2 hours. Then there is also all the historical mining towns jotted around, each with their touch of history, farmers markets, antique markets, brick-a-brack markets, swap meets, and specialty shops.
Alternatively you can just sit back and enjoy the peacefulness of the caravan park, situated alongside the Creswick Creek, with huge shady Elm trees, green lawns and beautiful gardens listening to the birds going about their daily doings, spot the Platypus, you will have to be very early and quiet, for this one. Venture across the street for a coffee, rummage around some of our wonderful treasure shops and make sure you visit Marie at " Timeless Harmony Treasures "and finish the day at the “Bread and Circus” or the "National Hotel " for Lunch and dinner, There is also the Bakery and The Lollie shop , and Book shops to search for that perfect book.
So much to see and do, so pack up your kids, the dog, fishing line, the footy, and the tennis racket, your toothbrush, and come on over!
Ballarat swap meets, Book town event, Talbot Markets, Sovereign Hill, Daylesford Markets, Gold detecting and Prospecting and panning, give it a go find your own gold nugget! State Forrest, Bird watching, Fishing, Walking, Hiking and Biking tracks, Annual Book Town event, Historic townships, Bowls, Tennis courts (brand new!) Golf course, Swimming Pool, Cricket and AFL Oval, across the creek from the park, Skate Board track. Historical buildings and the remnants of mine sites.