Guest Reviews

We were absolutely delighted with the style and comfort of this beautiful cottage. We had a wonderful stay and will certainly be recommending it most favourably to our friends in Canberra.

Jen, Apr 29 2017

Stayed at Illoura @ Hepburn

Very lovely place to stay for a few days - luxury break for us! Beautiful house and garden - you have thought of absolutely everything. We loved it. Bliss

Belinda, Apr 25 2017

Stayed at Illoura @ Hepburn

We have had a wonderful stay. The villa is simply stunning - light, airy and immaculate. The attention to detail and level of comfort second to none. The proximity to the lake is an added bonus, enjoyed by humans and 4-pawed guests alike. We look forward to returning.
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Rhonda, Jim and Toby the dog, Apr 21 2017

Stayed at Lake Como Villa

We loved our stay, amazing cottage. Very relaxing and very welcoming. Definitely will be back next year.

Pete and Jenne, Mar 31 2017

Stayed at Quince Cottage

Had a lovely couple of days here. It's a lovely cottage. Loved the garden. Thank you for the bowl of berries and tomatoes you left for us. They were delicious - homegrown always tastes better. Going home with a few new ideas for my garden.
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Glenda & Phil, Mar 18 2017

Stayed at Quince Cottage

Congratulations on the opening of MAGGIES! We were all gobsmacked and loved our two nights in this superlative house. The ‘wow’ factor when we all arrived late on Friday was immense.We were all so impressed with the creativity and attention to detail, together with the eye for beautiful objets d’art. Particularly loved the ruby Murano chandelier in the entrance. All of us took great interest in the lovely things around the house, especially as we all have homes with lovely artefacts as well, but to a more minimalist extent!Functionally the house worked well and was superbly equipped. We had a big and beautiful dinner in the dining room and several long sits in the comfy lounge room – and breakfast in the sun on the veranda.After two nights we didn’t want to go home, feeling that we had only scratched the surface of the house and of Trentham. We walked down into the town both days for morning coffee – a happening place. Not much time to relax really –would have liked to stay a week.Our group of seven have any friends and contacts so I am sure we will be good publicity for this magnificent venue.Gillian
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Gillian, Mar 14 2017

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We have all loved our stay here. It has been wonderful. We have loved the walks around the lake and a lovely apartment. We also loved the cream biscuits.

The De Rango Family, Mar 13 2017

Stayed at Lake Como Villa

Our stay at the cottage was a gift for our 50th wedding anniversary. In two days, it is safe to say we have explored most of the sites & cafes in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. As organic gardeners, we have admired the vegie garden and fruit trees. Well done to you both - keep up the good work. We loved it here.
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Lynn & Baden, Mar 10 2017

Stayed at Quince Cottage

A luxurious place of peace, quiet, tranquility and sublime relaxation! The sense of calm and relaxation began as I walked in. Staff so friendly and helpful. When I arrived at Illoura I knew I had booked the right place - simple but lovely. Walked inside and just loved all that I saw - understated luxury, everything I could possibly need (including champagne in the refrigerator and KoKo Black chocolates by the bed)! Beautiful furnishings and comfortable bed. The tranquility was astounding - just wanted to sit on the porch and sip my champagne listening to the birds. Didn't think I would want to leave the house - and hardly did. Huge TV and yummy chair to sit in to watch it. This is just a perfect place and although I have stayed in many places in Daylesford which I have loved, I will now always come back to Illoura - no question about it! Can't wait to return - thanks for a perfect stay.
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Linda, Mar 09 2017

Stayed at Illoura @ Hepburn

I am in love - this house is just divine. The ambiance is delightful. We loved waking up to the sun shining in and the birds. All the little extras such as chocolates and champagne were a welcome surprise! We don't want to leave, it's stunning! Thank you for a fabulous weekend.
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Kara & James, Feb 24 2017

Stayed at Illoura @ Hepburn

From the moment we pulled into the driveway, the good vibes hit! Thank you for your eye for design, this cottage is stunning. The welcome cream biscuits, wine and log ready to warm were all welcomed. We laughed, we cried, we sand & we danced, a good weekend for all, for sure.
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Helen, Sandra, Bernie & Pebbs, Feb 19 2017

Stayed at Lake Como Villa

This is a wonderful spot in Daylesford just a short walk from the centre of town and the Convent Gallery. The place is extremely comfortable and very charming in so many ways. There is plenty of Brian's art to admire. Its features are excellent with everything you need in the kitchenette and bathroom, and the living room is very spacious and homely. Great spot
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Matthew, Feb 15 2017

Stayed at Impressions of Daylesford Balcony Suite

My daughter surprised me with special gift of two nights stay here for my 50th. We had the most amazing weekend together. The house is an absolute delight, tastefully & exquisitely styled and catering for our every needs. Thank you for chocolates and wine. They didn't last long. Will recommend this B&B to all our friends.
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Liz & Carla, Feb 04 2017

Stayed at Illoura @ Hepburn

Our 2 night stay at The Orchard was wonderful. What a gorgeous place, and 2 minutes from Daylesford central. The house/cottage itself is just lovely, with lots of personal 'knick knacks' around, games, CD players and other various potential activities included. We enjoyed the old magazines from the 50's and 60's and wished there was more. It was pretty warm when we were there, so we didn't use the fireplace, but want to return in winter to give it a testing. The 4 posted bed (watch your head in the bedroom entrance) was very comfy. The home itself is very comfortable and inviting and the grounds are lovely; an old loved garden and small orchard which has since become 'less loved' and needing attention, but again, this added to the charm of the property. Although we didn't use the spa, next time we come, we will. A fantastic space and very romantic. We dined like kings at 'The Lakehouse' and 'Sault'. If you are unfamiliar with these restaurants and if you choose to try them, they are a little pricey but something special.
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Michael, Jan 12 2017

Stayed at The Orchard

The property is amazing, it is beautiful and breath taking! We had a beautiful relaxing experience! The property is maintained beautifully, the gardens and plants are also amazing to look at. We had great coffee, a BBQ to use, bread, farm fresh eggs and more. Plus, the night sky there is beautiful on a clear night.
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Paula, Jan 12 2017

Stayed at Musk House

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