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Briars Cottage - Daylesford

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Briars Cottage is a gorgeous self-catering and self-contained two Bedroom Cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend, or a mid-week escape. The cottage is situated between the Daylesford township and Hepburn Springs. Please note we provide 1 or 2 bedroom booking options, see details note below, please book accordingly. This beautifully appointed cottage oozes style and charm, together with magnificent bush views of Doctors Gully. Modern décor with warm colours throughout, maximizing privacy with two separate bedrooms, the main with en-suite and the other with adjoining bathroom. Downstairs features a modern kitchen with Euro laundry and open plan lounge/dining. Step out on to the covered deck which has an electric BBQ, outdoor setting and a two person spa - perfect for enjoying the private...Briars Cottage is a gorgeous self-catering and self-contained two Bedroom Cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend, or a mid-week escape. The cottage is situated between the Daylesford township and Hepburn Springs. Please note we provide 1 or 2 bedroom booking options, see details note below, please book accordingly. This beautifully appointed cottage oozes style and charm, together with magnificent bush views of Doctors Gully. Modern décor with warm colours throughout, maximizing privacy with two separate bedrooms, the main with en-suite and the other with adjoining bathroom. Downstairs features a modern kitchen with Euro laundry and open plan lounge/dining. Step out on to the covered deck which has an electric BBQ, outdoor setting and a two person spa - perfect for enjoying the private bush views. Ducted heating keeps you warm and cosy on those cold frosty nights and a powerful air-conditioner keeps you cool in summer. Features: Fully equipped kitchen Tea, coffee, drinking chocolate provided Towels, linen and toiletries provided Bottle of wine & chocolates Flat screen TV / DVD / CD Selection of DVDs Ducted heating Air conditioning Outdoor setting Guest directory Portable Cot (available on request) We are unfortunately unable to accommodate any pets. NOTE: We have separate rates for one bedroom (1-2 guests) or the two bedroom option (1-4 guests). If the 1 bedroom option is booked (1-2 guests), then the second bedroom & bathroom will be locked. If you require the second bedroom and bathroom open and the beds made-up, then you need to book for 4 guests. Minimum 2 nights on weekends and 3 or 4 nights on long weekends.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No loud parties, please be respectful of our neighbours and please wash your dishes and pack them away.
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Di and Duncan G
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 86%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will send you an email confirmation with all details after your booking is confirmed. a few days before check-in you will receive a pre-stay email with directions and some details. On the day of check-in we will send you a code to access the keys located in a key safe at the front door. We are not on site but we available via mobile phone or email during your stay. A few days after checking out we will send you an email inviting you to leave a review.

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Reviews (71)
Samantha E
Samantha E
1 contribution
Relaxing, cosy cottage in the trees
Good location with a short drive or decent walk into town. Great to walk off the dinners and drinks and then soak in the outdoor tub, but don't forget to take a torch. The cottage is more spacious than you need for a couple to stay and a good size for 2 couples or a small family. The heating worked great, there is a little BBQ and deck next to the cottage which is more spacious than the balcony and was a great spot to enjoy wine and cheese. The coffee machine and condiments at the ready were a great touch. Overall, we had a great few days and wish we had stayed longer; we certainly will be back.
Visited April 2023
Written May 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sofia Mc
Sofia Mc
1 contribution
Wonderful
We had a lovely time at Briars Cottage. The spa on the deck was the special touch. We had a wonderful and relaxing time here. Highly recommend
Visited March 2023
Written March 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and that you loved the spa on the back deck - it's one of our favourite things too!
Written March 21, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matt and Fi H
Matt and Fi H
1 contribution
Highly recommend
Such a great little cottage to stay at and explore Daylesford. It has everything you need to stay and unwind for a few nights. The outdoor spa on the deck was also great to sit in and relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Visited January 2023
Written January 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and explored everything that Daylesford has to offer. Glad you had to a chance to sit and relax in the spa on the back deck!
Written March 21, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brendan C
Brendan C
3 contributions
A great setting
We had the most beautiful, peaceful and relaxing time. Very neat, tidy and comfortable. Would recommend this getaway
Visited December 2022
Written December 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your fabulous review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you will stay again soon.
Written March 21, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ebonie C
Ebonie C
1 contribution
10/10
Great communication and absolutely lovely accommodation. The outdoor spa was beautiful. Will definitely be back again!
Visited August 2022
Written August 13, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your lovely review. The outdoor spa is our favourite too - glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to staying again soon.
Written August 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassie R
Cassie R
Mornington, Australia1 contribution
Amazing! The personal touches made a world of difference.
The cottage was so warm and welcoming. Sitting in the private spa with a glass of champagne staring out at nature was serene and exactly what my partner and I needed on our little getaway. Di and Duncan thought of everything and provided all of the extras to make our stay feel homey and one that we won’t forget. We can’t wait for our next visit to the cottage.
Visited August 2022
Written August 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your fabulous review. So glad you enjoyed the little extras and we are so happy you enjoyed the spa and view while sipping champagne :) We look forward to you staying again soon.
Written August 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lenni L
Lenni L
7 contributions
Would definitely stay again
Loved it! Such a great find, couldn’t recommend more. Hosts were lovely to deal with and the cottage was very clean with a super comfy bed, great heating and cooking facilities. The spa bath was a real hit on a cold winters night
Visited July 2022
Written July 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you staying again soon.
Written August 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dani R
Dani R
Middle Park, Australia1 contribution
Perfect little get away!
For us, this was a perfect way to escape the big smoke of Melbourne and head down to a beautiful location in a gorgeous cottage for the weekend. The collage itself is clean & tidy, private and has everything you need! The spa was wonderful. All the little extra's also provided to go with such as champaign, candles and even little bath bomb soaps. Not that we needed it, but we had full reception within the cottage and all areas surrounding. Very well thought out by Di and Duncan with all the little essentials for a great weekend away. Communication was also on point - thank you! They are also around the corner from Passing Clouds, a beautiful winery (highly recommend) and the Daylesford Sunday Markets, also a bit of fun. Thank you again Di and Duncan.
Visited June 2022
Written June 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your fabulous review. Glad you had a great time, it certainly sounds like you enjoyed all that Daylesford and surrounds has to offer. We look forward to you staying again soon.
Written August 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Passport61135912005
Passport61135912005
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
Just lovely
Spacious and well appointed house in lovely surroundings. Unusual in not having wifi but that did not detract much from the overall experience. Too far to walk to town for pubs and restaurants.
Visited June 2022
Written June 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written August 23, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emily M
Emily M
Donald, Australia3 contributions
Perfect private cottage in the heart of Hepburn/Daylesford
Briar's cottage was a lovely stay, beautiful surroundings and a well equipped home. Extra touches like chocolates and wine on arrival, and well thought out decor. Would highly reccommend
Visited April 2022
Written April 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Duncan G
Duncan G
Thank you Emily for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the extra little touches. We look forward to you staying again soon.
Written May 11, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Terrace
Location info
  • City getaway
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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About the neighborhood
Daylesford and Hepburn are famous for its mineral springs. A favourite is the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Visitors can enjoy anything from private healing mineral baths, to massages, facials, body wraps and polishes, manicures and pedicures. Convent Gallery is a converted convent, which now houses the most beautiful artwork. Getting a bite to eat at their restaurant is a must. To explore the great outdoors, there are walking tracks to suit all levels of fitness and interest. Popular ones include Lake Daylesford, Wombat Botanical Gardens, Soda Springs, Hepburn Mineral Reserve After a day of exploring, check out Istra Small Goods, and have a picnic either at the cottage, or in one of the gorgeous gardens spotted around Daylesford.
Getting around
Daylesford town is a 1.2 km walk one way or a few minutes by car. There are local taxis available.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Daylesford is 115km from Melbourne. From Melbourne CBD on Western Highway Drive over the Westgate & take the Western Ring Rd. Take the Western Hwy exit marked Ballarat. Drive for about an hour until you reach the Ballan/Daylesford turnoff. When you're off the highway turn right. You'll be heading towards Daylesford. From Melbourne CBD on Calder Highway Drive to the Tullamarine Fwy merge left to the Calder Highway towards Bendigo. Take the turn off to Woodend and drive through the town, Turn left to Daylesford. Drive on for about 20km. When you hit Tylden, drive 1km then turn right into the Daylesford Rd and drive for 20km. The cottage is between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

Notes from owner
We have separate rates for one bedroom (1-2 guests) or the two bedroom option (1-4 guests). If the 1 bedroom option is booked (1-2 guests), then the second bedroom & bathroom will be locked. If you require the second bedroom and bathroom open and the beds made-up, then you need to book for 4 guests.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Briars Cottage - Daylesford

Briars Cottage - Daylesford is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Briars Cottage - Daylesford has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Briars Cottage - Daylesford has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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