Architecturally designed Away is a beautiful home that sleeps 8 guests across 4 bedrooms (3 king split and 1 queen) with two bathrooms each with a separate shower and bathtub.

This sparkling new home has an open plan living kitchen/ dining room and is the communal heart of the home. Bathed in natural light this expansive area has large windows taking in the wonderful natural landscape that Daylesford is known for.

With three separate outdoor areas, one with a garden seat and fire pit, Away has space for all yet has private nooks for a moment or two for yourself.

Centrally located between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs this is a home for those relaxing with family and friends or a wonderful girl’s weekend away. All the regions attractions including Palais, Hepburn Bathhouse, Vincent St shops and Lake Daylesford are a walk or short drive.


  • Gourment Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Study
  • Outdoor entertaining areas
  • Linen and toiletries supplied
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 11am
  • Min. 2 nights


2 nights midweek from $1120

2 nights weekend from $1220

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    4 bedroom / 8 guests

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    2 bathrooms

  • On site parking

  • Yes WIFI



Nicole & Dale, Preston

Brendan & Troy from Daylesford Country Retreats have been nothing but accommodating in setting up, maintaining and managing our property. As we don’t live in Daylesford, we rely on them to resolve everything for us, and we couldn’t be happier with their attention to detail and the service they provide.

The house was very well appointed, tastefully decorated and very clean

October 2019

One of the reasons we chose Delfryn was its proximity to everything. We were able to virtually have a car free weekend. It is less than a 5 min walk to town and just about everything else. The last night we dined at The Lakehouse and even that was only 15 mins walk. The house was very well appointed, tastefully decorated and very clean. It had everything we needed, including a coffee pod machine and a gas fire place. The weather was quite cool when we arrived so it was lovely to have a warm place to welcome us. The hosts have also made it very easy to check in and out. We would definitely recommend Delfryn for couple or singles

The customer service was fantastic

January 2020

It’s a cute, comfortable and quiet property. The customer service was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. We’ll definitely be coming back. Thanks Misha for having us!!


Incredible property

The cottage was perfect

April 2019

The cottage was perfect, beautifully styled and the beds were exceptionally comfortable, there was a wine waiting for us upon arrival, and everything we needed for our weekend stay. The property has a security gate, and when your sitting in the cottage you feel as though you are totally alone in the woods, there’s a pretty forest path for an evening or early morning stroll, tennis courts and a communal fire pit, which was a nice way to meet other guests

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Quince Cottage is a total gem

October 2019

It has everything you need and more. Inside was warm, cosy and homely with space to relax. Outside It has a lovely garden with many fruit trees and spaces to sit and enjoy. It has a view out to some grape vines and open paddocks that were full of Roos when we stayed. Quince Cottage is a total gem
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Stylish and quiet cottage in the middle of the bush

December 2019

Stylish and quiet cottage in the middle of the bush. Secluded but close to the town. Great facilities for staying in (tennis & hoop court, al fresco seatings and short bush walk pathway at the back of the house!). The cottage itself is clean and looks brand new.

Coolest little Joint

Kevan & Samantha

May 2019

This is the coolest little joint! Stayed here for 3 nights in February. Perfect summer days outside, perfect Daylesford nights with the inside wood fire crackling away. Glass of wine in hand, this house is styled really well and has everything you could possibly need to relax! The owner goes above and beyond by leaving local treats throughout the house for guests as well, great surprise. Will 100% recommend to others

The secret garden adds a perfect touch

February 2020

We loved our stay! The place was super clean, very cozy and well decorated. It is very conveniently located to the local shopping areas, and the secret garden was a perfect touch that added an element of privacy to enjoying the outdoors

We loved the outdoor hot tub

Artemis Retreat is a great walking distance from the centre of Daylesford. Very quite and relaxing location. Clean and tidy. Lots of room for larger groups to enjoy the company of others.

Incredibly comfortable bed

September 2019

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a weekend away around the Daylesford area, staying at Cafe Latte. If anyone is like us, and reads the reviews to confirm whether you’re making the right choice, I’d really encourage you to choose this property. For a couple it was super spacious and there is the most gorgeous back terraced area with a really long beautiful garden. We chose the room on the left as you enter, whose view each morning was of only blue skies and gum trees. The bed was an incredibly comfortable, with gorgeous linens, we slept even better than we do at home.
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Soothing surrounds of nature
This place was lovely and had features for total comfort and the soothing surrounds of nature. I loved it.
This place is wonderful

Very secluded, beautiful feel and decorations, and well set up as an weekend getaway. The garden is amazing – Highly recommend!

Exceptional location

I recently had a girls weekend away here and it was an exceptional location and exactly what we wanted/needed. The service and hospitality of the group went above and beyond – we got lost, bogged and literally saved by Troy! Beautiful gardens, we loved it.

We couldn’t fault the place.

September 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful stay! We couldn’t fault the place. We loved the homely feel and great character you have given to the home. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the place as well as the books, games and art. All spaces were carefully designed and maintained which added good value to the home. We loved the coffee machine and teas that were left for us and the treats in the cupboard and fridge. We didn’t want to leave.

Spa Bath was a highlight for the family!

September 2019

We had a lovely time! Spa Bath was a highlight for the family! Communication and check-in all super smooth and easy, thanks!

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Exceeded our expectations

Koovelly Spa Cottage was cute, clean and cosy. It exceeded our expectations and we loved being greeted by loads of kangaroos on our arrival! Owners responded quickly to all communications and provided detailed information about how to find the accommodation and how to access it. We’ll be back

An amazing property

January 2020

This place was gorgeous. An amazing property in the country with a modern twist. Will definitely be returning one day!

Sparkling clean and cozy

September 2019

We enjoyed our weekend stay in Aggies way. The place is sparkling clean and cozy. At night, we stayed indoor watch footy ate the fish and chips from the town centre. In the morning, I started the day with a yoga session at the deck then grab coffee sitting at the bench with beautiful view in front. Just wish time go slower and next time I will stay longer.

A private position overlooking an old spring

February 2020

The house was in a lovely, private position overlooking an old spring. Large enough to accommodate a number of people with comfortable bedding. The wrap around decking allowed for you to sit back and take in a variety of views. Quick and friendly response from Troy, Brendan and Misha. Love to come back and bring the rest of the family to Della and Fonte and Daylesford.

Apple Tree is a great little cottage

Beautiful place for a weekend away. Communication was on point. Would definitely stay here again

The fireplace is great for the cold nights

October 2019

This place deserves more than 5 stars. Cottages are very well presented and very clean too. The fireplace is great for the cold nights. Great relaxing weekend and plenty of room for the kids to run around and have adventures. Cannot wait to return.

Secluded with a beautiful view

The location was quiet and secluded with a beautiful view out the front door to nothing but trees and the sound of birds – just what was needed. The property itself is so comfortable and thoughtfully styled with everything you need. I can’t wait to return, we had an amazing weekend.

Surrounded by trees

December 2019

The house and the location were fantastic. Close to town but surrounded by trees. The spa room was beautiful.  They left us a fresh load of bread which was a nice touch. The pillows and beds were very comfortable.

The attention to detail at this property is outstanding

October 2019

The attention to detail at this property is outstanding.  The place was bigger than expected when we first walked in. On arrival in the lounge area was a bottle of wine. The place has been styled well and is very cosy. It was lovely sitting in front of the fire and having a glass of wine and reading some of the coffee table books. It’s only a few minutes drive to the main street.  Our stay was fabulous. We loved it! Hope to be back soon

The Lemontree is a great house

November 2019

Thanks for a great weekend! Very helpful hosts and The Lemontree is a great house. Highly recommended
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Great amenities. Excellent facilities

January 2020

Great amenities. Excellent facilities. Terrific hosts. Spotlessly clean.

Beautiful large bath and shower

December 2019

Very enjoyable quiet place to spend a weekend or few days. cosy, inviting, well set out, comfort, decor, all great touches like xmas decorations on the front door and a little xmas tree inside. Lots of reading matter. Lovely touches throughout. Beautiful large bath and shower. Just great, well done to the owners.

Tennis court on site, as well as a basketball hoop

November 2019

Such a wonderful little place to spend a weekend away in Daylesford. We were a group of 5 girls and found the space more than big enough for us all. Everything we needed was provided (linen, towels, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, cleaning supplies, EVERYTHING) and communication from the hosts was second to none.

The location is super close to the main strip, but far enough to feel like there’s no one else around you. A great little surprise was the tennis court on site, as well as a basketball hoop – we had so much fun having a few games of both. We can not fault our experience, nor can we thank you more for everything. We can’t wait to come back and see more of Daylesford. xo

Such a lovely little hideaway

February 2020

We had a great stay at the Blue Barn, such a lovely little hideaway. Great location, an easy walk to the pub and to some beautiful gardens. Would absolutely recommend and stay again!

Fantastic, stylish and cosy little house

What a to spend the weekend. We loved the decor and fire and the gorgeous bathroom and spa. The birds were so tranquil and wonderful to listen to in the morning and afternoons. This is a truly quiet and peaceful place. The little treat bag were a really lovely touch too. Thank you!

Super cute cottage nestled in a lovely country setting

December 2019

Super cute cottage nestled in a lovely country setting. Stylish decor and the perfect place for a gals weekend. Great directions and they had the fire ready to go! Highly recommend.

Excellent location, dog friendly. Easy walk to town.

July 2019

Great place to stay, excellent location, teen friendly, dog friendly! Easy walk to town.

Almost new house, enough room on the couch to hold 2 adults and 2 teens!! Simple things like when cooking the knives were sharp!! We bought the dog along and she had a great time too. Management were great when my son left his wallet on the bed, they found it and sent it back within s couple of days.

Loved the classical CD collection

A great quiet place to stay, so close to amenities. Loved the gift of free bottle of wine. Also loved listening to extensive classical CD collection

We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere

January 2020

We loved our time at Little Mayfair. Cute as a button, we enjoyed being able to walk to everything in town.
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Spacious & Stylish

August 2019

Thanks for a fabulous stay and providing such a clean, spacious and stylish place for visitors to the area. The quick confirmation and easy check in and check out process was fantastic. Great location, within walking distance to the main street. Brendan and Troy were very responsive hosts.

Two bathrooms was really great

December  2019

Villa Sorelle is really convenient place to stay. We parked the car for the weekend and didn’t get back in till we left. We walked out to lunch and dinner and the main St. Two bathrooms was really great, we were together but all had our own space. We will be back
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Kangaroos, birds and a glass of wine

Lovely cottage overlooking the bush. Very relaxing! Super large couch was great for curling up with a book, very comfy bed and a giant tub for soaking! Enjoyed a walk in the afternoon sun into Hepburn springs for dinner. Kitchen allowed us to also do some cooking. Pet friendly!!

Clean, comfortable and throughout touches

Clean, comfy bed and thoughtful touches including a full hamper and complimentary port on arrival – thanks so much Team, you made our anniversary weekend one to remember for many years to come

Loved this cute little house

Close to Main Street – everything thought of for an enjoyable stay! Dog friendly and highly recommended!!

Beautiful spot amongst trees and wildlife

February 2020

Beautiful spot amongst trees and wildlife, a few minutes drive from centre of town. Cabin very stylishly and thoughtfully fitted out, very clean. Excellent communication from host. Handy cooking and excellent bbq facilities. Would definitely come back!

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Our stay at Azure was wonderful

The accommodation was in a great location – an easy walk to town and dining options. It was very comfortable and very well equipped.

The location had absolutely everything

July 2019

Beautiful cottage in an equally beautiful location with absolutely everything you could want for a weekend or week away. Kitchen had absolutely everything you could want in it to cook up a storm. Beds were very comfy and the wood fire was a lovely way to spend the evening sampling the local wine and cheese. A lot of thought has gone into this cottage to make it as near perfect as possible.
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Brilliant Property!

October 2019

We recently stayed at Arenas North and we were very impressed with this fabulous brand new home! Love the retro feel, the fireplace, and all the little extras that you couldn’t possibly need. Very comfy bed too! It was a perfect spontaneous weekend getaway with our teen and puppies! Thank you!
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Cozy and extremely clean

Very cosy and extremely clean, had everything we needed for our stay. The Communication was much appreciated and I will definitely return and recommend to family and friends !

Will definitely stay again

Beautiful cottage, stylishly appointed, with a fantastic wood burning fire and cozy sofas that we made good use of every evening! Would definitely stay here again.

Everything was outstanding

September 2019

I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our stay at this property , everything was outstanding and we cant wait to come back !! From they stylish decor , the easy check in process , the private yet local location & overall complete package of all you could need in an amazing villa ..

The house was perfect

February 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Daylesford Country Retreats. The house was perfect and had everything you could want (in particular the kitchen had every appliance you could think of!). The hosts responded quickly, were very hospitable.. We will definitely be coming back!
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Cute cottage

We stayed over the weekend in this cute cottage. We had the wood fire going which was divine with the cold outside. The cottage is walking distance to shops and eateries in Hepburn. Just a short drive to Daylesford. The place was spotless clean with nice touches in the living room.

A bathroom each and amazing views

February 2020

A bathroom each and amazing views.Thank you for one of the best  experiences we’ve ever had! Highly recommended!

Beautiful big, fully furnished deck

January 2020

Everything was wonderful! Clean, fresh and comfortable with many extra finishing touches. Off the main road with a beautiful big, fully furnished deck to enjoy and observe the bird life. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property. Thank you so much


Incredible gardens surround this luxury retreat. Could not fault anything, simply exceptional. We did not want to leave and made another booking before leaving.

Gorgeous Daylesford property

February 2020

Gorgeous Daylesford property with beautifully styled décor on the edge of the forest. Was an absolute pleasure staying there!

My 80yr old mum was astounded with everything it had.

January 2020

Great little cottage with everything we could have possibly needed. My 80yr old mum was astounded with everything it had. She kept opening drawers and cupboards and saying ”look here“. Highly recommended!

Great location and amazing deck

Cozy and comfy home with lots of space and an en-suite for each room. Generous inclusions including a bottle of wine and breakfast provisions. Great location, amazing deck to soak in the peaceful environment.

The most relaxing place ever

November 2019

Amazing Place with all the perks and more, couldn’t recommend this place more! Fresh eggs, butter and bread on arrival!   The most relaxing place ever!

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Fantastic studio in a fantastic location

January 2020

Fantastic studio in a fantastic location. Studio is located within walking distance of the Daylesford town centre. To the rear of the property is the lake. It provides the best of both. Very happy with our stay

Lindy & Rod, Boronia

August 2019

In 2018 we made a decision to place one of our properties with Daylesford Country Retreats after managing it ourselves for several years. We were immediately impressed with Troy and Brendan’s friendly manner and attention to detail. Income from our property has tripled, guests continue to be delighted and as owners, we are supremely confident that they look after our property as if it were their own. Early in 2019, based on this demonstrated track record, we decided to transfer our second property to Dayburn. Again, Troy and Brendan went above and beyond, and this made the transition from the other agency seamless and pain free for us. 

We continue to appreciate the proactive marketing, the high standards they insist on from caretaker staff, the continual bookings, the outstanding guest feedback and the transparent and timely communication we receive. Daylesford Country Retreatst have truly set the benchmark for customer service in the short stay holiday market in Daylesford. We are so pleased to be partnering with such a trustworthy and excellent team. Thanks Troy, Brendan and Mischa.

Cute, clean and cozy

January 2020

Such a great place, cute,clean and cosy and perfectly located in Daylesford. I would highly recommend it!

We loved our stay

We loved our stay, the house is very private, surrounded by trees and greenery. It’s really nice and cosy with the fire and has everything you could think of for your stay. Nice location only a 15 min walk into Daylesford. Would definitely come back.

Highly recommended

It’s a beautiful place to get away for a weekend (or a week … we could have happily stayed much longer). It was freezing outside but cost inside by the fire. Close to the lake for a nice walk and into town. Highly recommend a stay here.

Lots of thoughtful touches

Fantastic property, lots of thoughtful touches. The garden was beautiful and a great space to relax in.

Modern, clean and effortless check in

October 2019

This place was amazing! The natural lighting was beautiful and layout of the studio made it feel spacious for two people! The place was extremely modern and clean not to mention the effortless check-in process and communication. The location is great just minutes away from everything! I highly recommend this accommodation

Lovely location in the forest

February 2020

Lovely location in the forest. Very clean and neat accommodation. Nice touch to have a fire set for us when we arrived. Next time we will take our tennis rackets and swimmers.

We had a amazing stay at Della Fonte

December 2019

We had a amazing stay at Villa della Fonte. It was such a lovely space with extra care to help families with their stay. Kids books, DVDs and plenty of grass to run around on. Thank you so much!

Stylish amenities, comfortable bed

January 2020

An excellent place with clean and stylish amenities, comfortable bed, and awesome air-conditioning . Everything is new and carefully considered. Good location just out of the main town, only a couple of minutes drive. Lovely pub on the corner. Apartment is on a block with other apartments. Easy check in and lovely grounds. Would definitely stay again

What a cozy and relaxing weekend spent in Hepburn

The house was perfect for our needs. On arrival, we immediately felt at home. We loved the movie room and spacious bathroom!

The gardens are especially beautiful

September 2019

Burrall Lodge was as quirky, quaint and charming as the wonderful photos depict. The accommodation was impeccably clean and had all the conveniences we could have hoped for. The property itself was perfectly manicured and the gardens were especially beautiful. A very short walk out from the garden, through the wilderness, leads you to the lake. Perfect for early rises and walkers like myself. Burral Lodge felt secluded and private being only a stones throw from the town centre. Would love to come back in the future.

Loved the bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival

Great location just 10 minutes outside of town. Very clean and modern great views (spotted a few kangaroos on the property). Loved the bottle of wine on arrival.

Gorgeous house located off the main Street in Daylesford

November 2019

Gorgeous house located off the Main Street in Daylesford. Thoughtful touches everywhere! Super clean and comfy. Our kids loved the trampoline out the back. Would recommend.

Immaculately styled space

Great location, easy communication and a warm space made our stay at Clementine just wonderful. Thanks guys, see you next time!

Luxurious styling in a peaceful setting

October 2019

From the moment you enter this house you are swept away. It is both luxurious in its styling and peaceful in its setting. Every little thing has been thoughtfully chosen and placed, my wife was in heaven. Two nights were not enough and we will definitely be back.

We loved the glorious sunsets

January 2020

This property is a great mix of old and new, with the original part of the house at the front and two sparkling bathrooms. We loved the glorious sunsets, we will be back!

Absolutely perfect for four of us to stay

January 2020

Latte Cottage was absolutely perfect for four of us to stay. It was exceptionally clean and well equipped . The kitchen had plenty of equipment to be able to cook a meal.The ambiance was great and it was lovely to be able to sit around a table in the garden. The beds were very comfy and we slept well in the quiet location. The heating made it very cosy on the cooler nights.It was a beautifully decorated cottage and we all found it a perfect place to stay for the 3 nights we had in Daylesford. Very good value as well.
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Just brilliant.

Just brilliant. Will return for sure. Thanks again- last minute booking and way exceeded expectations. Having coffee, tea etc was fine. Everything great- walking back up the hill quite difficult, but nothing to do with you

Great location for a group getaway

Great location, very nice space for a group getaway. Easy check in and out. Stove top can be slow to heat up and so takes time to cook for a large group but this was a small thing. Huge back yard for the kids to run around in

Walking distance to everything in Daylesford

Fantastic property and an incredible location. Our entire family stayed here and it was the best catch up ever. The Mayfair met all our needs, the kids loved it. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony taking in the views. This is a really special property within walking distance to everything in Daylesford.
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Aggies Way was truly delightful

February 2020

Aggies Way was truly a delightful weekend getaway. The house was clean, tidy, had all of the ammenties and plenty of space for 3 people. The high ceilings and fans are beautiful, the kitchen is a perfect size and the upstairs loft windows are just lovely. The inside and outdoor furniture was lovely, the beds were comfortable, blankets cosy and the garden has the most beautiful flowers. Can’t wait to come back and stay again
Absolutely stunning

Absolutely stunning place, perfect place to relax. Open fire, amazing bath with another fire. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Lights and heating on, felt just like home

September 2019

This little weekend hideaway was perfect way to relax and escape from the city. We loved the little unit, it was perfect for just the two of us. We really appreciated arriving to the lights and heating on, felt just like home. The electric blanket was also a fantastic extra that was much appreciated on a cold winter’s night. Jane and John were great hosts – close enough.

This country cottage is perfect

I stayed for 5 nights and didn’t want to leave. The view from the front porch was magnificent and we loved the birds. Very peaceful with only the sounds of nature yet a 2 min drive into town. Pet friendly too, and I think my dog was sad when she knew it was time to go home….there are wonderful walking tracks from the front gate. I’m going back for sure and think this place deserves the best recommendation. Thank you

Loved the corner spa

August 2019

Lovely place to stay.. a short drive or about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Daylesford. It made us feel relaxed from the moment we walked in. Great house and wonderful nearby gardens to go wandering in. Very enjoyable and highly recommended. Loved the corner spa.

Hidden Gem

January 2020

Clean, spacious property. Quiet location within walking distance to great cafes and gardens. Staff were a pleasure to deal with. Pet friendly

Stunning location

Great place in quiet location but very easy access to local amenities and Daylesford. Much much bigger it was and loads of extras. Been to Daylesford for weekends away and this is definitely one of the top locations to relax in

Terry, Elsternwick

Letting my property for others to enjoy has always been a dream of mine, but it all seemed too hard to arrange for myself. Daylesford Country Retreats have taken the frustration and stress away from the process of letting.

The team at Daylesford Country Retreats have provided me with very helpful advice, followed up and carried out and responded to all the enquiries I made. The communication between us has been prompt and efficient. The attention to detail is appreciated in ensuring my property is well presented and meets the needs of our customers. Daylesford Country Retreats customer service is exceptional and they are always willing to go that extra mile to make my experience as a landlord stress free and for the customer to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Daylesford Country Retreats professionalism certainly sets a standard that many other property managers could aspire to. Well Done Brendan and Troy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Daylesford Country Retreats as property managers to other prospective owners.

Lovely deck to enjoy the views

A very nice house and lovely decking to enjoy the views. Nicely decorated and everything you need to have a great stay.

A special slice of Victoria

July 2019

Shillings and Pence is truly a special slice of Victoria and our idea of the perfect weekend getaway. Nestled in beautiful and quaint Bullarto, we felt secluded from the world, yet the accommodation is only 10 minutes from the heart of Daylesford. The accommodation is as lovely as advertised, but it’s the thoughtful amenities and treats that made our weekend extra special. Complementary wine and beautiful toiletries are just a few of the many luxurious amenities. Local guides and information are also supplied to catch you up on everything the area has to offer. We did not want for during our stay, it was wonderful and we will definitely be back!

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Beautifully styled and the beds were exceptional

November 2019

The cottage was perfect, beautifully styled and the beds were exceptionally comfortable, there was a French wine waiting for us upon arrival, and everything we needed for our weekend stay. The property has a security gate, and when your sitting in the cottage you feel as though you are totally alone in the woods, there’s a pretty forrest path for an evening or early morning stroll, tennis courts and a communal fire pit, which was a nice way to meet other guests.

Beautiful house in an amazing location.

An easy walk to town. We appreciated having the fire set up for us and all the other thoughtful touches. Great setup for our dog with an enclosed yard he enjoyed. We will happily return!

Great girls weekend

Great girls weekend away! Heaps of beds and space, separate toilets. Lovely location & not far from shops.

We loved sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine

October 2019

We had a lovely family getaway at Websters! The property is stunning and we loved sitting out on the back porch with a glass of wine and taking in the serenity. We had some kangaroos come and visit us at dusk whilst sitting around the outdoor fire, that was really special. Plenty of room for 4 people, warm and cosy and with lovely linen. There is a seperate studio at the front of the house and whilst it’s joined to the main house it has a separate driveway and we didn’t see our neighbours.
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Great amenities with lots of lovely personal touches

November 2019

Beautiful light and cosy space. Perfect for a quiet getaway. Walking distance to shops, cafes and restaurants. Great amenities with lots of lovely personal touches. A home away from home that we look forward to returning to when we next visit Daylesford

Such a beautiful place

January 2020

Such a beautiful place and the bath was exactly as hoped, WOW! Ideal city escape. Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks again.

The space was beautifully decorated

December 2019

My partner and I stayed at Troy and Brendan’s place for a 2 night for a midweek stay. The space was immaculately cleaned and we had everything we could possibly need for a night or two away. They had a nespresso coffee machine and a great selection of tea. We were both surprised with the amount of amenities that were included considering the space did not have a kitchen. There was plenty of cutlery, mugs, plates and glasses and even a toaster if you wanted to have a breakfast there. The space was beautifully decorated which made the property feel very home-like and welcoming. The bathroom was luxurious and the Foxtel was a nice added bonus. Thank you for a great stay!

Margies was the perfect weekend escape from Melbourne!

The place was so clean, had incredible views with lots of wildlife to watch and lots of thoughtful touches. It felt like home and we didn’t want to leave. I would highly recommend this place for a weekend getaway. We hope we’ll be back one day!

I loved the attention to detail and quirky features

September 2019

We spent four wonderful nights at Viola Cottage and had a wonderful time. We arrived with 2 dogs in tow ready for some R and R. I loved the attention to detail and all the quirky features of the cottage. I improved and extended myself by reading such a wide variety of literature on the bookshelves. It was like having a library! Not to mention all the DVDs. Every room was heated independently while the open fire in the lounge was provided with stacks of firewood, and more importantly, firestarters! No detail was overlooked, both inside and out. We’ll definitely be back!

The wood heater kept us toasty and warm

June 2019

What a lovely little hideaway. The wildlife was gorgeous, and the property was immaculately clean. The wood heater kept us toasty and warm in the afternoons too

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Very well equipped little cottage close to town

February 2020

We had a great stay in Quince Cottage. Very well equipped little cottage close to town offering breakfast essential and a welcome bottle of champagne. Communication was great. Highly recommended if you want to spend time in Daylesford close to town but relaxing setting.
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We loved sitting outside seeing the Kangaroos

May 2019

Enjoyable place to spend a weekend or a few days. We loved sitting outside seeing the Kangaroos. It was great to have the extra space with two living areas. We were able to find our own space. Close to town but a quite and great to walk around. Highly recommended.

This place is superb

December 2019

This place is superb. Quiet, tastefully decorated, very clean, extremely comfortable and thoughtful touches. Walking distance to all of Daylesfords delights. Highly recommend and hope to return next year.

Very clean and stylish

January 2020

Lovely little cottage situated in quiet grounds. We loved the space but really loved using the tennis court and playing on the grass area. Very clean and stylish, we will be coming back here again!

This house is simply spectacular

January 2020

Wow, this house is simply spectacular. We were simply overwhelmed with the style, space and the styling was amazing. Incredible from start to finish. 

A warm cozy cottage in a central location

We had a lovely stay here. The cottage has everything you need and is pet friendly with a locked-in front yard. I would recommend to friends (suits couples) and stay here again. Thank you so much for the wine, coffee, and chocolates. We also enjoyed the lovely shampoo/conditioner from the local area.

A cosy place great for a couple’s weekend away

December 2019

We spotted these amazing photos and thought this is the place for us and it was. This place was amazing! A cosy place great for a couple’s weekend away. It was quite local as it was close by to shops, cafes and easy to get to. The place was sparkling clean we will be back.

Gorgeous and spacious with a beautiful garden.

November 2019

This is just the place you need when staying in Daylesford. Gorgeous and spacious with a beautiful garden. We loved hearing the native birds and sitting out on the verandah with a glass of wine. The cottage is in a great location, walking distance to the beautiful Lake Daylesford and the main street. We can’t wait to come back!

Love the garden space

November 2019

We had a wonderful stay. The accommodation was clean, cosy, private and great value for money. We were able to chill out and relax, as well as drive the short distance to the centre of town, when we felt like getting out and about. Troy and Brendan provided us with our privacy, however were quick to respond if there was anything we needed. We would definitely return. LoveD the garden space.

Sweet thoughtful decor, lovely fresh white hotel linen

A cute private area, perfect for a couple looking for a night away to explore Daylesford.. Enough space and charm for you to relax and unwind.

Extremely comfortable residence

September 2019

Amenities and grounds are excellent. Close enough to everything you need but far enough away to remind you that you are in the country. Extremely comfortable residence. I highly recommend staying here. This is a great place for couples to stay any time of the year.
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The deck was a favourite at sunset

December 2019

Wonderful lakeside location. Easy to walk around the lake( which is actually a dam). Cooking facilities excellent and the beds comfortable and bathroom roomy.

Beautiful accommodation! We will be back!

May 2019

Beautifully appointed, wonderful home. The aircon was perfect, we loved all the furnishings and the kitchen. The children were very comfortable and loved their part of the house. We enjoyed the use of the BBQ on the decking. We felt secure and had privacy. The compendium was very informative and very useful – this is the type of information that should be in the app. The bottle of proseccco was a lovely touch, thank you. The property managers Brendan and Troy were fantastic to deal with and so very helpful.

Our small dog also loved the secure yard to roam around

We had a very enjoyable stay at Giraffe Manor, the house was excellent, modern with everything we needed, the gas fire was great for winter and the house came with some nice touches. Location was perfect only a few minutes walk to town and a nice stroll to the lake.

What a stunning property

December 2019

What a stunning property. Absolutely stylish with all of the extra touches to make it feel like a home. Wouldn’t have better if I was at a hotel and would stay here again. Lovely on the inside and the garden is beautiful too (our little girls loved the trampoline and had a picnic in the garden). Central location. Power point in carport to charge our Tesla when parked. Great communication. If it sounds like I’m gushing it’s because it really made our weekend away special. Thanks.
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Amazing ambience

Fabulous place with amazing ambience and privacy combined with great amenities, perfect for a romantic getaway.. highly recommend it

A beautiful home

Warm, charming and light filled home. Green Gully House is in a beautiful private location and we just loved our stay. Large glass windows to take in the view and a wonderful kitchen and fire place, we had everything we needed.

Excellent quality cottage with new bathroom and kitchen

February 2020

We stayed at the Goldfield cottage and can highly recommend this great spot. Excellent quality cottage with new bathroom and kitchen.
Our cabin was in a peaceful location and Bodhi in general is only a few minutes drive to central Daylesford.

Incredibly relaxing weekend

November 2019

We had an incredibly relaxing weekend away in what was perfect accommodation , thank you. The property was gorgeous! The beds felt like a cloud, the towels were perfect, even the tableware was lovely! It was perfectly clean and the welcome bottle of local wine was a nice touch.

Beautiful, inviting and cozy place

A lovely mix of old homestead charm and modern amenities. The whole place exceeded my expectations but I especially loved the fireplace, the comfortable couches and all the wonderful books (and that’s only the inside!!) highly recommend this place for a couple nights away.

100% would love to stay again

December 2019

Loved all the extra touches, felt very welcoming. Could easily stay there a long time, had everything you needed. 100% recommend to everyone and would love to stay again. Great for a pair of couples! They clearly care about their guests.

Perfect location with the house nestled amongst the trees

January 2020

We absolutely loved our stay at Viola. The house was gorgeous and homely with all our tea coffee milk etc. Location was perfect and with the house nestled amongst the trees, we felt like we were in another world. So relaxing and peaceful. Thank you Troy and Brendan for creating such a beautiful experience.

We had no idea how extraordinary the house was!

September 2019

I had the pleasure of spending my hens night with my girlfriends at the Mayfair in Daylesford. We had no idea how extraordinary the house was. We had plans to go out but instead played in the house all night. The dramatic feeling of the red velvet curtains, cathedral ceilings and plenty of grand rooms to roam, chat, sing and dance in was so much fun. Being so close to everything in town allowed us the flexibility to wander in and out without having to plan drivers. The Mayfair totally exceeded all of our expectations and it will be a weekend we will treasure forever.
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Wonderful location on the Lake Daylesford

October 2019

Wonderful location on the Lake Daylesford. We walked to the Lakehouse for dinner. Enjoyed the afternoon on the outside deck and then cooked a fabulous breakfast the next morning. This property has everything you need

Perfect location for a quick trip to Daylesford

February 2020

This great little studio is in the perfect location for a quick trip to Daylesford. You can walk to everything from this location including around the lake. We will stay here again

Inviting and styled immaculately

December 2019

We had a wonderful weekend getaway! The place was so inviting and styled immaculately. Everything was so clean and comfy. The little extra touches made our stay even better. Communication was always so clear and quick. We loved our stay and had such a relaxing time. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway. Thank you for having us!
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Super easy check in and lots of info about the area

October 2019

Brand new, very stylish and cosy. Super easy check in and lots of info about the area. We had a fantastic 2 night stay and we will be back.


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Beautiful gardens and a veranda to enjoy drinks outdoors

February 2020

Haiku is a beautifully appointed cottage, nestled in a tree laden block surrounded with bird life, beautiful gardens and a veranda to enjoy drinks outdoors. There were generous supplies with a lovely welcome note along with all amenities required for a very relaxing stay. Communications from Troy & Brendan were prompt and checkin was seamless. We would certainly return to stay again if the opportunity arises.

Attention to detail, made this property a pleasurable stay in

August 2019

We spent 3 nights at this property and loved it. What a well thought out, well appointed, clean and inviting space. The attention to detail, made this property a pleasure to stay in. We managed a couple of walks through the forest at the rear of the property, but mostly stayed warm indoors and watched the snow fall on the wintery August weekend we had. An easy drive to Daylesford and a very quiet and peaceful location. The property will only improve when some of the newly planted trees and shrubs mature. Highly recommended.
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Beautiful art works in this amazing home

December 2019

Very clean and well presented. Lots options for the coffee and tea lovers which was great. Some unusual and some beautiful art works on display throughout this amazing home. Lovely eclectic taste of décor. Large bedrooms. All in all we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay! Would definitely go back.

Beautiful garden surrounds

December 2019

We spent 2 nights after Christmas and loved our little break. The location is perfect, just a few minutes from town. The house has everything you need and more. Comfy beds, the best showers and beautiful garden surrounds. We will definitely be back.
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Glen & Peter, Seddon

Troy and Brendan from Daylesford Country Retreats have removed all hurdles in creating a successful holiday rental for us. The “complete management” hands on approach affords us, the property owners to relax and benefit from their expert guidance and experience.

Nothing too small or large is a problem and always delivered with efficiency, friendliness and satisfaction. Their suggestions always improve the value of the house and underpin the enjoyment of our guests. The success of our holiday investment is driven by Daylesford Country Retreats without whom we would simply have a fantastic house and little financial return.

Their local knowledge and involvement in the community make it seamless to operate within. We can’t wait to take on another property, so they can run it as well.

Sharon & Graham, Parkville

August 2019

When we were considering listing our property on the holiday rental market, we checked out several rental agents and felt rather disheartened until the day we met Brendan and Troy. Their hands-on, thoroughly professional yet easy-going approach instantly made us feel our property was going to be managed very well. And, nearly a year down the track, this has absolutely been the case. Their pro-active approach towards both maintaining our property as well as generating rentals while just being downright nice Gents to deal with means I would thoroughly recommend Daylesford Country Retreats to anyone seeking a property manager in the area. 

Amazing bed, slept like a log

September 2019

Haiku was more than we expected. Great location well equipped and quiet. Amazing bed, slept like a log. I thought it was great value and highly recommend for a romantic get away. Cheers Luke and Bass.

A truly stylish getaway

November 2019

A truly stylish getaway. perfect spot to breath and rejuvenate. extremely tasteful. the pictures do not do it justice. 7 cabins on the property… perfect for a big group

Great complex- tennis courts, BBQ & outdoor fire pit

December 2018

We had a lovely relaxing stay with a 5yo and 6 month old. Forager was clean, beautiful and just as described. The complex itself is also great – tennis courts, BBQ & outdoor fire pit.
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The deck was a favourite at sunset

December 2019

Wonderful lakeside location. Easy to walk around the lake( which is actually a dam). Cooking facilities excellent and the beds comfortable and bathroom roomy.

We had an amazing weekend

When we arrived at night, the heater was already turned on for us! The place was amazing and it had all we needed for our stay! It was so cosy and home-y. Would definitely come back! Their tips on where to go helped a lot too!

Fantastic property

Roaring fire, fantastic new kitchen and lots of living space. Back garden is fantastic

Great modern room

December 2019

Great modern room with everything you need for a relaxing stay away. Cool bathroom

Undoubtedly 5 star accommodation

November 2019

House was so conducive to relaxed interaction between 6 adults and visits by friends. Separate air conditioning in bedrooms was a delightful surprise. Huge smart TV and good wi-fi. Kitchen was fantastic with plenty of space. Will certainly come again and recommend to friends.

Beautifully presented

December 2019

Beautifully presented cottage, it was an absolute pleasure to stay – would stay again for sure.

This is a very special place

Italian Hill is perfect. It is perfect for two couples and the bedrooms are enormous and luxurious and quite separate. They are joined by a lovely lounge/ eating area with a fire. it is relaxing and comfortable. The garden is just beautiful and there is lots of places to sit outside and enjoy it. This is the perfect house to cook up a storm and stay in and eat and drink and enjoy, no oven but there is a BBQ. There are lots of places to eat in town but I just wanted to enjoy this house and not have to drive into town and back for meals.

A well considered and designed space

January 2020

The barn was lovely and perfect for a weekend away, with everything we needed and all in a well considered and designed space. We’ll definitely be back again.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place. It has been a wonderful break for us. Lovely to sit on the deck and watch the birds and kangaroos. Thanks for the electric blankets, it has been chilly this week. We have already booked in again for Christmas break. Looking forward to our return.

Simple Spectacular

February 2020

This is a special place for nature lovers. Ken’s garden is wonderful and the home has his architects flair all over it. Simple spectacular.

Incredible property

December 2019

There are so many great attributes to list for La Villetta that its hard to list them all. Brand new bathrooms, two great bedrooms beautifully styled with super comfy beds but most of all it’s the fantastic kitchen. We just loved it!

Beautiful relaxing space

February 2020

Beautiful relaxing space. This house is a lovely space with great furnishings, nice kitchen and comfy beds with quality linen. The house felt really clean and new, allowing us to relax and enjoy our stay in Daylesford. There is great wifi, 2 TVs, good speakers and a gas fire as well as a great timber deck with a pretty view. We loved our stay in this beautiful house. I definitely recommend it to others.

Absolutely gorgeous space

Has everything you need for a short stay. Whilst cupboard space is not available, there are many hooks and hangers to hang clothes. Lovely cosy and immaculately clean room. Would definitely return.

We loved our stay at Alofi

We loved our stay at Alofi

The location was fantastic and not too far from everything we wanted to do and see. The little extra touches were a lovely surprise and we really appreciated having the list of recommendations from an actual local. Will definitely be back here again and recommend this place to our family and friends!

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This was the most wonderful accommodation

January 2020

This was the most wonderful accommodation. It was so lovely and there were so many kind, warm touches to the house – like coffee pods, DVD’s and tons of blankets – to make the stay that much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Darren & Warwick, Hobart

Dealing with Troy at Dayburn Property Management has been both a pleasure and a reassurance.

Being interstate it was reassuring to know that Troy was nearby and able to respond to issues, could keep an eye on our property and act in our interests when dealing with guests and our support staff.

Nothing was ever too much for Troy during the recent sale of our house. He was always happy to step in and ensure that what was needed got done!

I would highly recommend Troy and Dayburn Property Management to anyone who needs their holiday homes managed and cared for.

Denise, Daylesford

Since making the decision to place my property with Daylesford Country Retreats, I have appreciated the genuine interest shown by Troy and Brendan in ensuring the best possible outcomes for me as the owner, and most importantly, for guests.

Daylesford Country Retreats has established a high standard of management with the aim of making bookings as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. Every consideration is extended to guests and assistance is prompt, friendly and courteous.

I feel reassured that my property is cared for in a professional manner and would not hesitate in recommending Daylesford Country Retreats as an agency of utmost integrity.

Very cosy

Very cosy and extremely clean, had everything we needed for our stay. The Communication was much appreciated and I will definitely return and recommend to family and friends!

October 2019

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Fantastic deck area looking out to the bush

October 2019

There are so many great attributes to list for Villa Vanzetta that its hard to list them all. Two brand new bathrooms, great bedrooms with super comfy beds but most of all it’s the fantastic deck area looking out to the bush. We just loved it!

A brilliant house that is so well equipped!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Apple Tree Cottage. Our Samoyed loved listening to the frogs at night time from the deck and the huge supply of fire wood was a real treat during our chilly Winter stay. We have already been recommending Apple Tree to our friends and family. Thank you

Such a liveable space with a great sunny aspect

We were delighted at our stay at Maple Hill Daylesford!! Such a liveable space with a great sunny aspect and everything we needed to nestle in for our two weeks just like we were in our own home.

Really beautiful property

February 2020

Really beautiful property overlooking the banks of Lake Daylesford. It had everything we needed plus a few extra touches. My husband and I loved the complementory the wine in the fridge. In the mornings, there are so many birds to see from the patio, it’s really a great spot. Would definitely stay again!

Beyond our wildest dreams

September 2019

There are so many great attributes to list for The Orchard that its hard to list them all. This incredible property was beyond our wildest dreams. Spa room has the most amazing views we stayed for hours

Well appointed kitchen

Very well appointed kitchen with an industrial stove to cook up a good country roast in style! Warm and inviting with a few extra trimming’s like the smart TV and comfy couch perfect for a relaxing break.

Beautifully appointed

January 2020

“Beautifully appointed and immaculately presented. Kitchen was really well stocked. We really appreciated the range of tea and coffee and welcome bottle of wine. Deck covered with grape vines. Private and secluded we loved Allegro in DAYLESFORD it and couldn’t fault it

Hosts were quick to communicate and very polite.

December 2019

We loved our stay here, the cottage style building feels hidden away but is less than a 5 minute drive to the main strip of Daylesford. Hosts were quick to communicate and very polite / thoughtful. A tremendous success! We’ll be back again soon.

A Beautiful place surrounded by trees

September  2019

A Beautiful place surrounded by trees & just outside of Daylesford. Cozy warm and inviting. A great place to relax & the fireplace made it warm on a cold weekend. Close to all what the region has to offer. We loved it & hope to be back again.
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Beautiful location

October 2019

Beautiful location and so close to the local Hepburn day spas – Hepburn is a very relaxed and warm little town and the house suits its location perfectly! A fire all set up and ready to light made for a beautiful evening in when it was raining outside. Bed was amazingly comfortable and the house had everything we needed to love our stay!

Absolutely gorgeous

January 2020

This house is our all time favourite. It is absolutely gorgeous, cannot fault it in any way. We would highly recommend it to everyone, and we would definitely stay there again.

A fantastic central location

August 2019

A beautiful home, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A fantastic central location and it was so nice and warm in the house when we arrived, which was really appreciated as it was a very cold weekend. Gorgeous property and so many thoughtful touches.

Awesome location and surprise treats

December 2019

Latte cottage is in an awesome location, close to the lake and a short walk to the main shops. The house is lovely, tastefully decorated and perfect for a long weekend away. The beds are really comfortable. There is a sweet back garden our children loved playing in. The hosts offered some lovely surprise treats, lollies for the kids and a bottle of wine for the grown ups. Awesome! I would definitely stay again and recommend it to my friends
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We loved it

Fabulous property, even nicer than described. Perfect for a chill out weekend with all amenities & Daylesford on your doorstep. We loved it.

Lovely thoughtful touches

This is a beautiful space with lots of lovely thoughtful touches. We loved sitting in the garden under the walnut tree. We recommend this lovely place.

A property with so many features

Fabulous indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy; multiple well decorated indoor living and dining spaces, expansive verandas and beautifully landscaped rear garden. Our family group of adults were very well accommodated. The under cover car park was much appreciated in the rainy weather. The beds were very comfortable and the property is walking distance to the main St.

Di, Kingston

Daylesford Country Retreats took over the management of my house in Daylesford at the start of 2018.

Since that time the property has been remarketed, new fantastic photos taken and with a 2018 approach to advertising my house is now taking bookings that I never had before. This includes longer night stays and for the first time in ten years, during the week bookings. This has allowed me to employ a cleaner.

I think the versatile approach that Troy and Brendan have and their ‘easy to deal with nature’ makes all this possible. I particularly like that they both are “attune“ to the ever changing requirements of advertising in such a saturated market and have a flair for what works. This has really put my house on the map and as a result much better bookings have been achieved

Beautiful little touches here and there

January 2020

Our stay was just beautiful. Gorgeous accommodation with beautiful little touches here and there. Comfortable and cozy, yet spacious, and everything we needed was right there. Close enough to the main shops, yet not right in the middle of it, so it was peaceful too. Thanks again xx

The fire place and spa bath were definite highlights!

Beautiful cottage with all the amenities you could want for a cosy weekend away to Hepburn Springs! The cottage was perfectly located between Daylesford main centre and Hepburn Springs. The fire place and spa bath were definite highlights!

We had an amazing time

September 2019

We had an amazing time at your beautiful property. We found it very welcoming with lights and heating on plus a bottle of wine on our arrival. The home is very spacious with large bathrooms and was spotless and well appointed. I would definitely return and happily recommend this property to family and friends. Communication was excellent and very timely.

Lake Daylesford within a 5 minute walking distance

December 2019

The location was excellent – loved having Lake Daylesford within a 5 minute walking distance! The house was exceptionally clean, thoughtful luxurious amenities (spa bath, amazing wood fire! etc), gorgeous garden to be out in and nice, quiet location with a sense of space from the neighbours and busy of the town. Fantastic region in general which we look forward to coming back for

Immaculately styled, so warm and cozy

August 2019

This cottage is truly beautiful! Fantastic location – walking distance to the Main Street of Daylesford and also to the beautiful Lake. The hosts were amazing to deal with and were very accommodating throughout our stay. The cottage is styled immaculately and feels so warm and cozy. It’s a truly stunning place to stay and we will certainly be back!.

Peter & Barbara, Melbourne

We first met Brendan and Troy earlier this year, 2018, during our search for a new property management team to take over the management of our property in Hepburn Springs.

We had previously been disappointed with another agency, so we may have been a little demanding in our search for a new local agent who would both care for and market our property to its full potential.

Brendan and Troy have both lived up to and exceeded all our hopes and expectations and we are extremely happy with their performances in both areas of care and marketing. All our requests concerning the property, have been met in a timely and efficient manner. They have also been very easy to deal with and have excellent communication skills.

Since we live in Melbourne, it is sometimes difficult for us to attend to problems which have arisen at the property and they have been very understanding of our needs and prepared to deal with all problems in a completely professional manner. We have no hesitation in recommending the exceptional services of Daylesford Country Retreats as agents to others.

The bed is very comfortable and the soaker tub was lovely

December 2019

Incredible stay! Definitely a must stay. This is stylish, comfortable, elegant, clean and the little touches were very much appreciated. The bed is very comfortable and the soaker tub was lovely. A modern place in amongst nature was just lovely.