Nestled between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs and within walking distance to both, The Hopkins is the perfect entertainer.

The large open plan living dining area has been beautifully styled and is adjacent to a modern fully equipped kitchen with island bench. With four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with the master having an en-suite with a fabulous corner spa. Two additional queen size bedrooms both with study nook/office desk. The fourth bedroom has a king bed that can be split into singles and each bedroom has a ceiling fan.

The Hopkins has ducted heating throughout the property to keep you warm in winter and an additional split system in the living room. Wi-Fi, Smart TV with STAN account to keep you entertained along with electric BBQ and outdoor dining table all in a beautiful garden setting.


  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating/cooling
  • Outdoor setting
  • Linen & toiletries supplied
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 11am
  • Min. 2 nights


2 nights midweek from $810

2 nights weekend from $980

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    4 bedrooms / 8 guests

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    2 bathrooms

  • Onsite/Off site parking

  • Yes WIFI



Lovely location in the forest

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.

Really cool

Really cool and cosy interiors and loved the interesting touches such as day bed area by window, wood fire & big bath and showe

Beautifully appointed

“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

Beautifully furnished.

Could not find a more central location. This apartment was beautifully furnished, spacious and clean. Would highly recommend.

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.

This place is awesome

This place is awesome. Stylish decoration and super clean bathroom. Local magazines available with some local tips. Highly recommend.

Beautiful gardens in an amazing property

The beautiful gardens and lots of seating to sit and enjoy it. Lovely welcome gifts amongst everything we could of needed for a comfortable stay, and the air conditioning already on when we arrived that warm day, it was all very much appreciated in this amazing property.

Beautifully presented

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

Immaculately styled

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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Faultless home with stunning views.

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.

Fantastic deck area looking out to the bush

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!

Truly Magical

This location exceeded my expectations in so many ways, it is beautifully positioned to take in all the sights of Daylesford and surrounds, walking distance to restaurants, shops etc but once on the property you could be a hundred miles from anyone. The peace and tranquillity this space offers is truly amazing, the little gardens are perfect to relax in, the amenities are first class throughout the house. I honestly could not think of one thing that the hosts could improve on. It is truly a magical place.

Excellent location, dog friendly. Easy walk to town.

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.

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.

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.

Great cottage and wonderful hosts.

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.

Coolest little Joint

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

Stunning location

Stunning location amazing views and decorated to within an inch of its life. Simply amazing, lush and plush and greenery everywhere you look.

Super cute cottage nestled in country setting.

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.

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.

Gorgeous Furnishings.

Couldn’t have asked for a better location, a 2 minute walk across to the Lake and 5/10 minute stroll into town. The furnishings are all gorgeous and there’s plenty of breakout space for everyone to enjoy. Spa bath was also a big hit. Highly recommend, would stay anytime

Great little find.

Great space very clean with a beautifully done modern bathroom .Microwave and fridge perfect size for one or two people . Private courtyard sealed away perfect for outdoor relaxation . Highly recommended.

Loved out time here.

Great location, very nice space for a group getaway. Easy check in and out. Stovetop can be slow to heat up and so takes time to cook for a large group.

Tastefully decorated, awesome location.

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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Peaceful location.

Neat, tidy and peaceful location in Hepburn Springs surrounded by tree’s.

Gorgeous accommodation

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

Sensational spot for our family

Lovely place, nice and clean. Great for family and friends catch ups. Very spacious and big.

Glorious Sunsets

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!

Very beautiful

Very beautiful place, ideal for kids and families. Property is kept neat and clean and has everything you need during your stay. Highly recommended.

Spectacular garden and Lake

The house is set in a spectacular garden with access to a little lake and gazebo. The location is ideal for walking to the main shopping strip. We really enjoyed unwinding on the patio with delicious local wine & cheese after seeing the sights of Daylesford.

The secret garden adds a perfect touch

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

Hidden Gem

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

Soothing surrounds of nature
This place was lovely and had features for total comfort and the soothing surrounds of nature. I loved it.
Amazing ambience

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

Tennis in the bush.

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!

A truly special place.

Shillings and Pence is truly a special spot in 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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Balcony in the gum trees.

We stayed here for 2 amazing nights. The house is so beautiful, with the balcony overlooking the gum trees all around. In the morning you can hear the birds chirping it was so relaxing just sitting there. It has the basic amenities for cooking. It’s in a great location the lake is 2 mins away and the Main Street 5 mins. We love out stay,

Two bathrooms a Spa Bath and Pool

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 to swim in the pool in summer.
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House is perfectly setup.

House is perfectly setup for a group of adults, hard to find a house where all rooms have very comfortable queen beds. My adult family and their partners were very happy that nobody got stuck with a single bed. A beautiful big secure backyard. Outdoor area with plenty of space to spare, great for group/family alfresco dining or morning coffees. Nice clean bbq with everything you need on hand. The house is well thought out, comfortable, clean and well appointed. Location was perfect for our needs.

Quince Cottage is a total gem

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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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

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. 

Perfect Way to Escape the City

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.

Absolutely Beautiful Home

You won’t be disappointed by this very well appointed, well maintained and absolutely beautiful home. Two great garden areas and literally dozens of places to sit and enjoy the house, the kitchen is well stocked so you can plan a dinner party or just drink wine and relax

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.

Three words!

Only 3 words needed: unbelievably the best!

Incredibly relaxing weekend

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.

Comfortable, welcoming with easy access.

Perfectly sized cottage for our stay. Access to fire wood and the fire was ready to go on arrival. Comfortable and welcoming, easy to access key / safe etc. can see this as being a great stay in the summer too! Lovely space, quiet and relaxing. Thank you!

Great Location

Beautiful location, amazing house!!! Highly recommend for anyone thinking about heading up to he Daylesford/Hepburn region. Loved our stay!!!

Aggies Way was truly delightful

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

Gorgeous Daylesford property

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

Surrounded by trees

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.

Stylishly appointed.

Great accommodation, stylishly appointed and close to the cafe strip

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.

Absolutely Perfect.

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

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.

Spacious Home in Hepburn Springs

We loved our stay at Hepburn Springs. The house was spacious and well resourced for 6 adults and day visitors over the Christmas period. We loved using the deck for relaxing and watching the friendly kookaburra visit us each evening together with kangaroos in the back yard. The yard was also great for family games. We enjoyed the walks from the house in all directions. Communication was excellent and everything ran very smoothly. 

Brilliant Property!

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 little place.

Cosy little place in a prime location with everything close by and a super easy check-in!

One work – Stunning!

Absolutely fabulous! One word…Stunning! Beautiful location, gorgeous home, incredibly stylish, sparkling clean, with everything you need (including coffee) and touches you didn’t realise that you needed in your life. The spa house and outdoor area complete with fire are the things that dreams of made of. Lovely hosts, great communication. Would highly recommend.

Cute and Comfortable

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!!

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.

Loved the outdoor area.

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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Beautiful relaxing space.

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.

Beautiful Setting

The setting is beautiful and peaceful situated perfectly amongst the nature with a quick drive into daylesford or hepburn springs! Cosy, homely, clean with responsive hosts, would travel here again.

Really beautiful property

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!

Wonderful accommodation

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.

A relaxing home for our family.

Lemontree is a beautifully decorated and comfortable home. The kids loved the backyard and the trampoline, which made for a more relaxing stay for the adults too! We would definitely recommend Lemontree, and hope to stay again sometime.

Cute, clean and cozy

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

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

Beautiful location in the woods

Beautiful location in a wooded hidden away area let us float away from all life’s problems. The indoor fireplace the perfect touch helping us relax away all weekend. The place was so homey, easy to check in and out and totally secluded just what we wanted. Well furnished, comfy, heating amazing and great amenities.

The bed is very comfortable and the soaker tub was lovely

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.


This place is perfection, it was by far the cleanest place I’ve ever stayed at. The staff communication was fast. It was a short walk to the main st…. and the styling was amazing, it was very comfortable and cozy by fire place. Will stay there again!

Tree top views

Serena was the perfect getaway for our young family. Lots of space for the kids to run around and an amazing tree top view from the deck. Very relaxing.


Amazing property with great touches like complimentary food items and drinks. Sparkling clean, comfortable and welcoming. We loved our stay here it was absolutely wonderful.

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.

Luxurious styling swept us away.

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.

A truly magical place.

This location exceeded my expectations in so many ways, it is beautifully positioned to take in all the sights of Daylesford and surrounds, walking distance to restaurants, shops etc but once on the property you could be a hundred miles from anyone. The peace and tranquillity this space offers is truly amazing, the little gardens are perfect to relax in, the amenities are first class throughout the house. I honestly could not think of one thing that the hosts could improve on. It is truly a magical place.

Staff who manage Bodhi are exceptional

First and foremost, let me begin by saying the staff at Bodhi are absolutely exceptional. They actually went out of their way to run around the Daylesford post office to try and track down a missing parcel of mine for Valentine’s Day. They are so friendly and welcoming and communicate perfectly. Now to get to the cottage itself – we stayed in #1 (Billabong) and it was AMAZING. Felt like we were actually overseas isolated surrounded by nothing but beautiful nature and the birds chirping (and yet somehow still close to everything) The beds were so comfortable – best sleep we’ve had in a while – the shower pressure was amazing, shampoo and conditioner smelt incredible. Hairdryer included, COFFEE PODS (thank you we used every single one) beautiful decor for cute photos, and the most comfortable pillows. Everything was clean and superb and the whole check in/out process was simple and straightforward. Wifi also worked amazing considering we were in a no reception area. We have already recommended friends to stay here in future. 11/10 recommend.

Love the garden space

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 secret garden.

Just wonderful

Just wonderful. We come together once a year and the quality of the accommodation is so much a part of our trip. Shared spaces were wonderful. Kitchen clean and well stocked with crockery and utensils.

Modern,Clean & Stylish

Modern, clean and stylish, close to town centre. Lovely large space!

Well appointed and creatively appointed.

Burrall lodge is a well appointed and creatively decorated space which constantly surprises the guest with colour and texture, and objects of art. Well done

Immaculately styled space

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

The deck was a favourite at sunset

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

Incredible garden.

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.

Impressive home

We loved our stay at Maple Hill. Though unassuming from the outside, the inside of Maple Hill is just beautiful, with lovely styling and impeccably clean interiors. The kitchen is really impressive, with everything needed to create any meal; the bedrooms are spacious and comfy; the entertainment space is well appointed; the bathrooms are modern; and the location is excellent. Thanks for having us!

Great backyard and deck.

Excellent house for a few families. Great backyard and deck.

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.

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

My dogs loved it.

Such a great place with beautiful garden and the convenience to the town Center. The Milky Way above the roof is absolutely stunning! And my dogs enjoyed the staying so much!

This gorgeous property is perfect!

Be sure to pack enough food and wine as you will not want to leave the house for the duration of your stay. The views and the sky is ever changing and just when you think you have seen the most beautiful sunset, the next day is even more magical! I certainly will be back!

Sparkling clean and cozy

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.

Great outdoor space.

Great setup with outdoor space and additional features like tennis court and outdoor firepit.

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.

Modern, clean and effortless check in

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

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!

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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Stylish and thoughtfully fitted out.

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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Perfect Little Getaway

This was a perfect getaway spot to enjoy Daylesford, it was a really convenient location which offered enough space and privacy to feel relaxed and comfortable, while still being close enough to town to enjoy the shopping and eateries. Our favourite part was lighting the fire every night while watching movies, drawing a bath to unwind, and the lovely views of the nearby mountains from the porch.

Gorgeously decorated

Great spot right near the Main Street and close enough to the Farmers Arms Hotel to stop in for lunch or dinner and wander home in 10 mins. Gorgeously decorated and thought out.

Absolutely amazing.

The home and location was absolutely amazing. We loved our weekend away and wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely come back.

Amazing bed, slept for hours

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.

Beautiful and quiet

Beautiful, quiet location only a few minutes from Daylesford town centre. Beautiful accommodation inside and out. The location and surrounding nature. Beautiful.

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

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

Perfect Location.

We loved our stay here. Perfect location in the centre of town & very stylish. Clean, fresh & beautifully decorated. Staff were really helpful too. Great spot to be based for a week in gorgeous Daylesford.

Beautiful and Sparkling clean

Beautiful and sparkling clean property. The outdoor area is great for BBQ and late afternoon drinks. The property is very clean and two bathrooms are great too. Kitchen is well equipped. Located close to Hepburn Springs shops. Will definitely be back

Lovely and secluded.

Lovely, quiet secluded spot outside Daylesford

Loved it

Lovely place, nice and clean. Great for family and friends catch ups. Very spacious and big.

Cozy Space in a Prime Location

We really enjoyed staying for the three days in this studio. It was very clean and well maintained. The studio felt very spacious for two of us so we didn’t feel cramped in. Loved the location of the studio as well as you could walk to the Sunday market and then hop on the vintage train. It is also only a short drive to the town centre. Despite the closeness to everything, it is also very private. Amazing stay and would definitely come back again.

Stylish and quiet cottage in the middle of the bush

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.

Wonderful, wonderful spot.

Wonderful wonderful spot and lovely little house that seemed so spacious and really comfortable…and the firewood lasted three nights. Thankyou

Quirky, quaint and charming!

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.

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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This place is wonderful

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

The Lemontree is a great house

Thanks for a great weekend! Very helpful hosts and The Lemontree is a great house. Highly recommended
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Incredible presentation.

An incredibly well presented home, stylishly decorated and a quick walk from the heart of Daylesford. Fantastic for a more mature holiday break with three well appointed bedrooms. The perfect place to enjoy a cocktail in the garden with friends while tending the BBQ.

Cute Little Studio

We really enjoyed staying for the three days in this studio. It was very clean and well maintained. The studio felt very spacious for two of us so we didn’t feel cramped in. Loved the location of the studio as well as you could walk to the Sunday market and then hop on the vintage train. It is also only a short drive to the town centre. Despite the closeness to everything, it is also very private. Amazing stay and would definitely come back again.

Fantastic studio in a fantastic location

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

Kookaburras sat in the old gum trees…laughing

The whole property and its ‘woodlands’. A hidden gem! Basked amongst vast bushland, the cottages looked adorable. And the Kookaburras sat in the old gum trees…laughing, they really were!

Fantastic property

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

Outstanding attention to detail.

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

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.

Absolutely gorgeous.

This cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Very homely and cosy, with everything one needs. The gardens were very well kept, giving us a lovely relaxing backdrop to unwind and relax with.

Old world charm

Beautiful old charm home with all the amenities for a comfortable stay for 6 people. The spa was a real treat in the winter. Large living area and lovely size bedrooms. Very close to the Main Street of Daylesford – shops, supermarket and restaurants.

Amazing stay at Della Fonte

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!

Absolutely beautiful home!

Absolutely beautiful home! We had an incredible time here and would definitely
recommend. The communication before the stay was very easy and everything at the
house was great.

Beautiful home

This is a beautiful home. Lovely touches, a great gas fireplace that kept us warm on the frosty nights and the pizza restaurant listed in the compendium was terrific. I highly recommend Churchills and Daylesford Country Retreats.

Absolutely gorgeous

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.

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

Lots of thoughtful touches

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

A private position overlooking an old spring

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.

Plenty of room in this lovely home.

This retreat is a great getaway with plenty of room to share with others on a weekend away. This is the second time we have stayed here at this retreat and of course a nice surprise with a bottle of wine left for us to enjoy…

Gorgeous house located in Daylesford

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.

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!

A home away from home.

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

Perfect for 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

Stylish amenities, heavenly bed.

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

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.

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!

A Beautiful little cottage.

Pembroke house was a beautiful little cottage…. perfect for a few days in Daylesford Within walking distance to town and the lake It was very clean …..with everything available to make for a very comfortable stay Would definitely go back

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.

Lake Daylesford within a 5 minute walking distance

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

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

Perfect location with the house nestled amongst the trees

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.

1970’s Style

Nice and close to Daylesford main street, down a cosy little residential street. We were amazed by how much matching 70s furniture this place had! Lovely place

An absolute Gem

The Little School House in Hepburn Springs is a gem. Great location, wonderful gardens and just a fantastic little house.

Gorgeous space

The house was a gorgeous space. The beds were super comfortable with amazing quality linen. The spa was an extra special treat to relax in. Shops easily walking distance. The drive way is a little tricky to get into due to the steepness, but manageable. Everything was clean and well maintained

Great location

Great location, secure yard for small to medium dogs, very quiet, clean.

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!

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. 

Exudes Style

A large and generously furnished home. The kitchen is well appointed and we enjoyed cooking a meal one night. Beds very comfortable and the neighbourhood is very quiet. Beautiful decorated, exudes style.

Modern and Spacious.

Modern, spacious bedrooms, cosy living and kitchen area. Wood fire, great views, peaceful. Was a perfect place for a girls weekend.

Great central location.

Lovely room with a nice little back yard. Very comfortable. Great central location.

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

Superb 5 Star Accommodation

This 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. Wonderful native garden.

Gorgeous linen on the super comfy bed.

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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The space was beautifully decorated

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!

We loved sitting outside seeing the Kangaroos

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.

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.

Beautifully styled, exceptional beds

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 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.

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.

Beyond our wildest dreams

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


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.

Spacious with a beautiful garden.

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!

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 !

Super cool

Contemporary and cool we loved the space and sensational views from the courtyard garden.

The most relaxing place ever!

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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Such a lovely little hideaway

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!

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.

Perfect Location

A beautiful little cottage in a perfect location in Daylesford- this little place had it all and retreat provided all the best touches. Thank you!

Beautiful Home in a Great Location

Maple Hill is a beautiful home and made for a very comfortable weekend away. The location is very convenient – only a short walk to town. The house is beautifully appointed with lots of extra features. The beds were very comfy and the two giant baths is a huge plus. The landscaping outside could use a little work – particularly the ramp leading to the backyard, which feels a little treacherous, but the firepit area is lovely and perfect for having a drink around. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely come back.

A Beautiful Home

A beautiful and relaxed home for to us to enjoy our weekend away. Loved the styling and the bath was just divine. Netflix and the complimentary bottle of wine was a really nice touch!

The Carlisle is a fantastic quality house.

A fantastic house, quality furnishings, excellent presentation, had all the little extras to make it a great weekend in a great location would highly recommend.
Would recommend a visit to Daylesford Cider & had a beautiful lunch at the Boathouse with a table right the lake.

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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Lovely location

Lovely location in a quiet neighbourhood, easy walk to the main street and only a short drive into Daylesford. Mischa was great to communicate with and we really enjoyed our stay.

A beautiful little cottage

Such a beautiful little cottage, and so close to the main street! Communication was brilliant, with little text message reminders about check in and check out. The cottage was lovely and cozy when we arrived, as the heater had very thoughtfully been left on. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Loved the corner spa

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.


The house was fabulous with a really luxurious feel and lovely personal touches. Bedrooms were wonderfully comfortable, shared spaces were beautiful, and fresh coffee and muesli were provided. The outdoor spaces also looked lovely, although a bit cold for us to enjoy on this visit! An easy walk into town and close access to the lake.

A well considered and designed space

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.

Incredible Home and Garden

A truly wonderful place to relax and enjoy the lovely environs of the Daylesford- Hepburn Springs region. Both the house and gardens were excellent, comfortable, quirky and a pleasure to use. Communication was straight forward and accurate. Highly recommended for a short or long say

Lovely home with beautiful amenities

Lovely home with beautiful amenities. Dog friendly homeowners are the best kind of people. No drama stay at a beautiful house. Thank you Daylesford Country Retreats.

Absolutely stunning

The property is absolutely stunning and things like a welcome hamper, well equipped kitchen and cosy places to sit and enjoy the view made it a really pleasant stay. The hosts were wonderfully responsive, arrival and check in was a breeze. 100% would stay again.

Fabulous property.

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

Loved all the the little extras

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.

Gorgeous Country house

Loved our stay here. Gorgeous country house, perfect size for us, cosy and homely, with a super comfy bed and couches, beautiful garden and all the amenities for a home away from home. Super convenient location, close to the main Daylesford shops and the Mill Market, with super short drives to Lake Daylesford and Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens.

We loved it!

My partner and I loved this property! It was at first smaller than expected but the place was perfect for the two of us and we absolutely loved the outdoor scenery as well. For an hour we watched the blue fairy wren fly around. The place was clean and had natural lighting that was excellent in the morning to wake up to.

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

We just love out stay

The Little School House in Hepburn Springs has a little bit of magic about it. Quirky retro toys, wood fire, two great bedrooms and surrounded by gardens, we loved it.

A relaxing space for a weekend away from Melbourne!

What a relaxing space for a weekend away from Melbourne! This is especially suited for couples or young families. The cottage is cleverly appointed and offers luxurious features. The beds were amazing and the outdoor features (tennis court, fire pit and bush walks) were great. The retreat is located only a short drive from town and Hepburn Springs.

Beautiful appointed garden cottage.

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.

Very quite and relaxing location.

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. The deck is a bit lacking in comfortable outdoor furniture but still a nice and peaceful space. Bed rooms a good size, very user friendly bathrooms. Separate toilets great with large groups. Spa was clean and pleased.

Great little cottage with everything.

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!

A stylish stunning home.

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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Well appointed, tastefully decorated.

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

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.

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.


Incredible property

Perfect location

Location was perfect loved the garden, loved the corner spa.

Loved out stay.

We absolutely loved our stay, the place was well fenced for our dogs and secure. The house was nice and private. We loved the set out of the house, the two levels are great especially if you are travelling with another couple or just to have your own space. The house and property was clean and had everything you needed. Thanks again

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.

Peaceful stay in a Beautiful Home

We had a very peaceful stay. It is so quiet and we got to see some beautiful wildlife. The house gets lots of light The gardens are beautiful and we loved there was so many peaceful places to sit and relax.

The most incredible place

What a wonderful few days! The most incredible place we have stayed at so cosy with everything we could need we have come back refreshed and relaxed! Thank you so much for having us stay at your beautiful house

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.

I loved the attention to detail and quirky features

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!

Beautifully styles cabins

Beautifully styles cabins, peaceful forest surrounds and very close to town by car. I really great place to rela

Beautiful with amazing views.

The property was beautifully presented. Very spacious and clean. It had everything you need. Views were beautiful. Great location and walking distance to the Main Street.

Extremely comfortable residence

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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Quaint and Comfortable

Good location – away from the town centre but close enough to walk. The house is quaint and comfortable. Arriving with the fireplace already set up was great. Beautiful balcony, comfortable beds, everything was clean and check-in was easy. Would stay again!

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.

Great girls weekend

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

A fantastic modern home

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.


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

Beautiful and unique.

Beautiful spaces with unique touches to all the rooms. Comfy beds and new carpet throughout. Locked the keys in the house one morning and it was all sorted immediately. Close to town and the lake. Loved it, would stay again!

Simply superb.

I’ve been coming to Daylesford for years but Harts Lane Haus is in a world of its own. Beautifully decorated with a real luxury feel, two bathrooms and we loved that we had 3 different outdoor areas. Simply superb.

Incredible gardens

We could not fault this property, we had a wonderful two days of fun and laughs surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Wonderful location on the Lake Daylesford

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

Sensational Gardens.

Reverie, a place to call home. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. I took my partner here for his birthday and he fell in love with the place the moment we pulled up at the driveway. You guys have been so great with responding to my messages and the owners were super friendly! Sadly, we didn’t get to meet George your resident wombat. Sensational gardens and beautiful accommodation. However, safe to say, we look forward to coming back!

I proposed to my girlfriend.

Our weekend an amazing experience. The house was fantastic and the gardens as well. This is an awesome space for a couples weekend. I came up to Daylesford to propose to my girlfriend this weekend. I had the lake nearby as a potential location to propose at but I chose the back garden of this house instead because it is a beautiful location. I would recommend this house to any couple looking for a weekend getaway. PS. she did say yes!

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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Beautifully styled and exceptionally comfortable.

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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An amazing property

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

Beautifully presented.

Beautifully presented and stylish apartment right in the heart of town. We parked out car and didn’t use it until we left Daylesford. We really enjoyed watching the world go by from the apartments balcony.

Loved this cute little house

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

Beautiful large bath and shower

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.

Amazing home

Wow, just an amazing home, attention to details was outstanding . Very clean and beds are very comfortable. The views are so beautiful Would definitely go back Communication A+ Many thanks

Art inspired tree top home

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.

Super easy check in and lots of info about the area

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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Spacious and spotless.

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.

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!

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Love the fireplace.

A great place to stay in the heart of Daylesford! The fireplace was fantastic as it was Winter.

Everything we needed

The house was everything we needed for our city escape week. We cooked, lounged and didn’t have to worry about a thing as it was already taken care of for us. Our mornings started and ended with a walk around the property down to the lake. Such a comfortable house and will definitely be back to stay again.

An Amazing Home

This is an amazing place would thoroughly recommend – will be a very memorable experience our extended family 3 couples and grandparent had plenty of space and probably only used a fraction of the space – will definitely book again!


This gorgeous property is perfect! Be sure to pack enough food and wine as you will not want to leave the house for the duration of your stay. The views and the sky is ever changing and just when you think you have seen the most beautiful sunset, the next day is even more magical! I certainly will be back!

Beautiful accommodation! We will be back!

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 wine was a lovely touch, thank you. The property managers Brendan and Troy were fantastic to deal with and so very helpful.

Gorgeous gardens and outside entertaining.

Great location. Large sized house that comfortably accommodated our group of 8. The outdoor area was a great for eating meals together and enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous gardens

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 ..

A cosy place great for a couple’s weekend away

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.

Great spot for tennis and a swim.

Lovely spot, kids loved the space the tennis and basketball which was fun family time to for us all to play together. Clean and tidy

Tennis court on site, as well as a basketball hoop

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

Excellent facilities

Great amenities. Excellent facilities. Terrific hosts. Spotlessly clean. Open plan living and the two bathrooms really suited our needs.

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.

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.

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.

Location, location, location!!!

Neat, clean, comfy with everything we needed including a gorgeous little courtyard that we really enjoyed.

Such a beautiful place

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

The fireplace is great for the cold nights

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.

Perfect location for a quick trip to Daylesford

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

Apple Tree is a great little cottage

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

Warm and cozy

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!.

Exquisite Accommodation

Wow!!!!! This is an absolutely amazing place to stay!!! I hardly know where to start. The grounds are magnificent, a private garden wonder that we loved strolling around. The accommodation is exquisite, so many thoughtful touches and amazing decor. We also loved the full kitchen. Every little thing has been thought about, and we so appreciated the welcome hamper, stocked fridge and other thoughtful gestures throughout our stay. And yes, the bath is fantastic! As is the cosy wood-burning fire. And the alpaca blankets. This is by far one of the best accommodation experiences we’ve ever had, and we really hope we can come back soon.

Beautiful big, fully furnished deck

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

Beautiful location

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!

Gorgeous & sparkling clean

Gorgeous, sparkling clean cottage in walking distance to shops and Hepburn Bathhouse. We had the fire roaring both nights and enjoyed snuggling up with our books on the comfy couches. 

Amazing Bath Tub with Views.

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, the amazing bath and all the wonderful books (and that’s only the inside!!) highly recommend this place for a couple nights away.

Lovely Home

Sparkling bathrooms, old work charm, really well equipped kitchen. We loved the location perched up on the hill in Daylesford. A really relaxing property.

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!

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!

Great modern room

Great modern room with everything you need for a relaxing stay away. Cool bathroom and great little garden.

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.

The deck was a favourite at sunset

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

Peaceful location a few minutes from Daylesford.

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.

Beautiful Home

Serena was a beautiful house to stay in, with a great view and a convenient stairway leading to a path along the lake. It was bliss to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book in the evenings, and mornings here were glorious when the sun shone through the large windows. I will stay here again.

Very well equipped little cottage close to town

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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Garden Views.

We had a great time staying here. We really enjoyed the complimentary snacks, garden views and comfortable bed.

A Dream Stay for us and our Doggies.

Cabrito was a dream stay for us. The property is so clean and has all we could have needed. We made the most of the views of the kangaroos as well as the hammock on the deck. 15 min uphill walk into town and being away from the main strip suited us perfectly. To have a dog friendly property this nice was excellent!

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.


If you want to feel like you’re staying on top of the world with views all around and amazing sunsets in a beautifully designed property this is perfect

Right out of country style magazine

We absolutely loved our stay at the old school house. The house was stunning, right out of country style magazine. It was very clean and had everything we could possibly need. We loved the lawn out the back for ball games with our two year old. Perfect location for heading to the pub for dinner or just a walk to the mineral springs. Can’t wait to head back…maybe adults only this time!

A Beautiful place surrounded by trees

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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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!!

This place is superb

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.

Quirky Federation Home

Beautiful, clean, quirky vintage style federation home. Comfortable, great cookware, lots of games and amazing location. We liked the handwritten book with activities and ideas for around Daylesford and felt it left a personal touch. We had a wonderful time.

Lovely Open Plan Home

Lovely open plan kitchen, living and dining with gorgeous views over the town. The whole home is renovated, to a lovely standard, making it a lovely, relaxing stay. Thoughtful touches throughout were appreciated, including body wash, shampoo and conditioner tea, coffee, milk and lots of kitchen amenities. The two bathrooms made it a lovely comfortable stay for multiple guests. The furniture is really comfortable and thoughtfully selected. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Simply Superb.

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.


What a delightful stay at this country style cottage. Exceptionally clean and so beautifully decorated along with modern interiors. We felt immediately at home in this little place and cannot wait to come back. So close to the centre of Daylesford too. An absolutely winner property!

The wood heater kept us toasty and warm

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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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.

We were stunned. Simply amazing.

Simply amazing. We were all stunned by what a beautiful place we have scored last minute, on a long weekend too! The house was gorgeous, with beautiful extra touches. We walked into a house with a gorgeous front garden, and plush pillows and a welcome food hamper! All the appliances were brand new and the house seemed newly refurbished. It had everything we needed and more, along with a huge backyard where we played ball and frisbees. Great communication with Daylesford Country Retreat.

Stylish Getaway

A truly stylish getaway. perfect spot to breath and rejuvenate. extremely tasteful.  Seven cabins on the property… perfect for a big group, including a pool and tennis court.

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.

Incredible attention to detail

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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Absolutely stunning

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