• Clifden Lodge - front door
  • Clifden Lodge - lounge with open wood fire
  • Clifden Lodge - old fashioned wood fire
  • Clifden Lodge - dining area as part of the kitchen
  • Clifden Lodge - old fire place
  • Clifden Lodge - kitchen includes dishwasher
  • Clifden Lodge - leads to loggia and deck
  • Clifden Lodge - sunroom
  • Clifden Lodge - period pieces
  • Clifden Lodge -
  • Clifden Lodge - queen bedroom 1
  • Clifden Lodge - attic
  • Clifden Lodge - twin bedroom 2
  • Clifden Lodge - bathroom with shower and clawfoot bath
  • Clifden Lodge - kaundry
  • Clifden Lodge - rear deck
  • Clifden Lodge - loggia

Clifden Lodge

Air Conditioning
Close to Lake House
Hepburn Springs
Wood Fire

Guests   2 - 4   |   Bathrooms   2

Old English cottage, 1Q & 1 twin, sleeps 4-6 (with daybeds), bath + shower, piano, loggia, pets ok

Clifden Lodge is an old English, 2 bedroom two level cottage with a wonderful history to tell.  Transported on a boat, in the mid 1800’s, Clifden Lodge was rebuilt in Daylesford and now sits tucked away and nestled in a mature Hepburn Springs cottage garden where stone pathways and tiny steps meander around the house.

Upstairs there are two small bedrooms – one queen standard bed and a twin single room.  The bathroom is downstairs at the other end of the house (shower, bath and separate toilet).  There is an open wood fire plus central heating for autumn and winter; the house stays naturally cool in summer because of the building structure and it is shaded by trees. The sunroom, which can actually sleep another 2 people on daybeds, is off the living room,(please bring your own linen) and has lovely bush views over Doctor’s Gully.

Clifden is a unique property with old world charm, a tiny wooden staircase leading to attic bedrooms, an old piano that’s slightly out of tune and a country kitchen.  The trendy bathroom has quirky décor and there’s a modern laundry.  Guests often tell us they loved staying at Clifden; it’s unique, has a history and a really nice ambience.

Key features:

  • 1Q bedroom (standard bed)
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom (bath, shower, separate toilet)
  • Living room with open wood fire leads to the sunroom
  • The dining/full kitchen has a country cottage feel
  • Central heating (no split system)
  • Gas BBQ
  • Deck around the back of the house with loggia
  • Cottage garden with winding paths
  • Street parking for 1 car
  • Children welcome
  • Pets ok but not fenced and stairs not easy
  • No WIFI

Clifden Lodge is not suitable for our more mature guests who struggle with walking, and nor is it disabled friendly due to the steps, and the small wooden stairs. Your pet is welcome but Clifden is not fenced and the staircase could be a challenge to some dogs. Needing to sleep 8 in total, why not book Kauhi as well, which is right next door.   Kauhi is a self-contained tiny cottage, with a double bedroom, en-suite, kitchenette and cosy living area.  Contact our office for more information on 5348 1448.


  • Hepburn main street – 1 mins walk
  • Hepburn Bathhouse
  • Lots of spa and massage options
  • 4 minutes drive to Daylesford


Hepburn Springs

Standard Features

All standard features are outlined in the PDF below.