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Lake Daylesford Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

One of the most sort after locations on the lake, ideal escape as a couple or bring friends. Open fire in winter, three queen bed rooms, spa bath, water views, works by local artists, a breakfast deck overlooking the lake, two bathrooms, sunny reading room, airconditioning and ducted heating.

Across the water from award-winning Lake House Restaurant, the Book Barn, Boat House and walking tracks around Lake Daylesford from the bottom of our garden - all just a few steps away.

Rodney Robinson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Rodney Robinson

Daylesford used to be our Melbourne escape and we wanted the weekends to get longer, eventually we gave away the city traffic for fresh air, lake views and no traffic lights. Our village is stylish, vibrant and welcoming - I love golf at Hepburn Springs and my wife Denise gets creative as floral stylist to Lake House.

Rodney Robinson purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Rodney Robinson chose Daylesford

Location, location, location


Daylesford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lake Daylesford Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
Country Victoria

All charm

  • 5 of 5

A lovey, comfortable cottage in a fabulous location. We took advantage of the nearby Boathouse and Book Barn, walked around the lake a number of times and enjoyed the shopping in the main street of Dalesford. A lovely quiet retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Dog friendly home! Walking track and lake right out the back door. Pictures don’t do this home justice. We had the best visit and will be back again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic location, gorgeous cottage and views

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had the most relaxing mid-week getaway at Lake Daylesford Cottage. It was everything we'd hoped for, and more. The house was so cosy, quiet, and with everything we needed. Our dog loved the property as well. She especially loved lying in front of the fireplace while we watched a DVD at night. I could not think of a more serene, comfortable and cosy getaway place to go. We intend to make this a yearly tradition. Thank you Denise and Rodney!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Olivia, lovely to hear all the family enjoyed a special getaway, we look forward to welcoming you back, spring is such a great day of year. Kind regards Denise and Rodney
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Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Rodney and Denise are amazing hosts and go out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful time! A magnificent location and gorgeous property with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Catherine, great to know this is just what you needed, we look forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Rodney
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Wyndham Vale, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is amazing, has views to die for and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Close to town and right on the lake, will be staying again. Thanks Rodney and Denise.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing location and view

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was quite wonderful. Across lake from the Lake House, and direct access to lovely walking trail around the lake. A fireplace with supply of wood provided for cozy evenings. The only recommendation would be a few more pantry staples like bread, cooking oil or butter, spreads, etc. and another spare blanket or two would be great. None of this detracted from overall experience... 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Boathouse Cafe Lake Daylesford
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Lake Daylesford

Referred to as the 'spa centre of Victoria' Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are real favourites for weekend getaways - even if you don't indulge in a spa treatment, there are plenty of beautiful walks. a fabulous foodie scene and a relaxed, irresistible arty vibe.

Lake Daylesford is one of our most loved landmarks, a haven for local bird life and a place for everyone of all ages to relax, enjoy a picnic, take a scenic walk on recently upgraded board walk and pathways, browse the shelves of our iconic Bookbarn or simply enjoy the views with refreshments from the Boat House. Explore our mineral water springs, the closest pumps situated in the Central Springs of Lake Daylesford or Wombat Flat on the other side of the lake. Historically Lake Daylesford yielded early wealth to miners who dredged over a tonne of gold from the valley which became our lake in the mid 1930s. Lake Daylesford Cottage dates from this early gold mining period, a miners cottage on the old road to Ballarat - now Leggatt Street, and the old two storey coach house opposite a former hotel, drapery and supplier of miners tools and equipment.

Find your own treasure at the Sunday Market, historical site of Daylesford Spa Country Railway - a bustling market of both bric-a-brack and farm fresh produce.

Find tranquility, fresh air, birdsong and the beautiful vistas of Lavandula in Shepherds Flat - at its heart the golden rustica stone farm buildings constructed by Italians from the Swiss border who came looking for gold over 150 years ago and stayed to farm.

Find an enchanting cafe in the Botanic Gardens - Wombat Hill House a favourite with fresh seasonal menus, kitchen garden and puppy pampering.

Find exceptional plants propagated by Friends of Wombat Hill Gardens; find a spiritual place at the beautiful Convent Gallery, amazing views and best fresh scones in town. Find time to shop, sip great coffee and watch the world go by. Loving this town


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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