February 8, 2020 / By The Weekender Travel
Thinking of getting away for the weekend? Daylesford is a great option with galleries, boutiques and cafés all around town, and spas, wineries and nature beckoning you that little bit further afield.
When it comes to top places to stay - look no further than these six luxury options to suit groups large and small.
Ayra - Lyonville
Sleeps 12 bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 3
Immerse yourself in style and luxury at Arya, a stunning home that was previously a yoga and wellness retreat. With six bedrooms, Arya has plenty of space for a getaway with friends or family, and the large deck at the rear is the perfect spot for lazy long lunches or twilight dinners.
Located in the beautiful hamlet of Lyonville, Ayra is on the fringe of the Wombat State Forest and has easy access to the Domino Trail for anyone who loves a good forest walk or day hike. A visit to Ayra is sure to leave you refreshed and planning when you can return again.
Paul Bangay's The Farmhouse, Denver
Sleeps 8 bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3
Taking up prime position close to Daylesford, the Farmhouse is a gorgeous storybook retreat. It's a labor of love for owner and internationally recognised landscape designer, Paul Bangay, and his creativity shines through everywhere. Wander through the nine flourishing gardens and marvel at their beauty.
Inside the Farmhouse you'll find four large bedrooms, luxurious furnishings and french doors leading into the gardens. There is a large sitting room complete with wood fire heater, generous dining room and an open-plan kitchen that has been cooked in by friend Stephanie Alexander.
Barwidgee, Hepburn Springs
Sleeps 6 bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3
Set high on the hills of Daylesford, Barwidgee is the type of home we all dream of. Beautifully refurbished to blend old and new, this architectural gem offers stunning views that extend as far as the eye can see. It’s ideally set up for a get together with family or friends as there are three generous sized bedrooms, two living areas and a beautiful al fresco area and verandah for outdoor entertaining.
Space and light were at the forefront in renovating this amazing home, with floor to ceiling glass windows that provide uninterrupted and unparalleled views from the kitchen, living and dining area. The property is ideally located in Hepburn Springs so that you can stroll down to the mineral springs.
Breakneck Gorge Oikos, Hepburn Springs
Sleeps 2 bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1
If you love nature and architecture, this cutting-edge getaway is for you! Just minutes from the main street of Daylesford, and yet a million miles away from the everyday, multi-award winning Oikos (pronounced eekos) offers extraordinary views from every angle and room.
Admire local wildlife from the wall to floor windows in the bedroom or soak in the stunning black cast concrete bathtub. Design and nature work seamlessly together in this one bedroom luxury home that we're sure you'll find very hard to leave.
Sleeps 8 bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2
Full of rustic country charm and old world magnificence, Maggies is a property that will capture your heart. Heritage listed and built in the late 19th century, there is so much to discover throughout the house, with small details and glamorous decor that make your stay here something special.
Each of the 4 bedrooms are uniquely themed, creatively remaining stately but also adding an element of fun . While there is definitely a sense of stepping back in time, modern touches have also been added to make sure your getaway is comfortable and luxurious.
Mount Olive,. Daylesford
Sleeps 4 bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2
Nothing has been left to chance at Mount Olive. This house is beautifully styled and equipped for the perfect getaway - with 2 large bedrooms, an easy open living area and a fully equipped kitchen with bifold windows that open onto the deck .
Enjoy curling up in front of the fire, opening up the windows and letting the fresh air in or sinking into the lounge with a good book - Mount Olive is a delight any time of the year. When you do feel like heading out, Daylesford is less than half a kilometre away.