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The White House Daylesford

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

If the WHITE HOUSE is booked out on the preferred dates, please have a look at our other property (also with Stayz) THE ESTATE TRENTHAM it is only 15 mins drive from Daylesford and a little closer to Melbourne.

PLEASE NOTE weekends are a two night minimum stay!

the white house features:

2 bedrooms with a 3rd separate bedroom/garden studio

a cosy library

huge open fire place

original claw foot baths

unique tailored linen for each individual bedroom

1930s leather club chairs

vintage collections of antique furniture + art work

industrial lighting + rare chandelier from France

hand-painted wall-papers by Deborah Bowness from the UK

tranquil private garden with a view

interiors and design by Lyn Gardener

*featured in Vogue Living July/August 2009, country style magazine and many overseas magazines around the world inc Elle Decoration UK

The house recently featured in the best bnb's around the world Con de nast magazine and also is a favourite of Luxe guides Melbourne.


If Travelling to Melbourne we also have THE WHITE ROOM MELBOURNE (on Stayz)

things to do:

a few minutes walk to the town centre.

walk to the lake, have a swim.

visit hepburn spa and springs,the convent gallery, botanic gardens.

great places to eat, the farmers arms hotel for a great counter meal,

breakfast at Beer and Breakfast, or Cliffy\'s for a rustic brunch.

sunday daylesford market each and every sunday.

gorgeous surrounding towns to visit, antique markets and stores to be found.

dinner in one of the many wonderful restaurants in town. all walking distance from the White House.


we can be more flexible with one night over the weekend if there are 2 -3 couples staying.

please contact us for further pricing and information.

relax, dream, stroll

the White House, features collections and vintage furniture sourced all around country Victoria.....enjoy the surroundings and make yourself very very comfortable.

the house is an 1850s miners cottage that has been restored to feature as much of the past as possible.

Library - we have loved collecting all the books for the library, so now we want you to relax, curl up, get cosy with your favorite book!

3 Bedrooms - all feature hand-made linen tailored for each room. wallpapers by deborah bowness UK

Bathrooms - soaps have been hand-made and wrapped individually using vintage papers, maps and books.

enjoy the claw foot baths, indulge and luxuriate for hours.

lie underneath a rare antique chandelier from France.

Kitchen - features a commercial stainless steel oven, microwave and all the essentials you will need during your stay

huge ex-factory work bench to prepare your breakfast.

breakfast provisions include....organice sour dough loaf of bread, free-range eggs, tea, coffee, milk and fresh oranges to juice.

enjoy your breakfast overlooking the peaceful garden on the huge dining table surrounded by ex-boardroom chairs.

Lounge-room - lots of comfortable club chairs and lounge suites to curl up in. one-off hand made cushions featuring union jacks/old flags, flour bags......industrial lighting, vintage artworks, ex-industrial factory furniture pieces.

Garden - lie on the grass or on one of the day beds under a tree!

We even have a picnic basket if you would like to prepare your own lunch/dinner and head down to the lake or to the botanic gardens.

(WE ARE SO SORRY the house not really suitable for children)


(the house is yours and yours alone!)

Weekends 2 night stay thurs-fri fri-sat sat-sun

1 room (one couple) $690

2 rooms (two couples) $890

3 rooms (three couples) $1350 (inc Garden Bedroom)

3 night weekend

1 room $ 920

2 rooms $1100

3 rooms $1580 (inc Garden Bedroom)


Feature List

Bedding (Linen)

Cooking Facilities

CD Player

DVD Player

Linen Supplied


Open Fireplace


TV Reception

Video Player




ipod dock (bring your own ipod)

tranquil private garden and setting

industrial and antique furniture

tailored linen

view of wombat hill

central heating-winter fans only- summer

claw foot baths

walking distance to town centre

large open fire place

More Details

lynda gardener
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018


Daylesford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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The White House Daylesford
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Total Inspiration

  • 5 of 5

We are in love with this house! The goose bumps started for us from first opening the front door. Every corner of this house is exquisite, from the claw foot bath, to the beautiful French linens on the beds, the open fire and the delicious, fresh breakfast goodies. We even fell in love with the hot water bottle covers! This house is perfect if you’re after pure relaxation and inspiration. The couch is cosy, the kitchen is a dream to cook in with everything you need and the beds are oh so comfy. There is a little traffic noise which I noticed on the first night, but was soon use to it, and being only just a short walk to the main street for coffee and supplies – there is no need for a car. We left this house filled with renewed energy and inspiration. Thank you for creating such a beautiful space. xx

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Dear Leigh, what a wonderful review. So very grateful to hear all this wonderful inspiration going on and hopefully carrying through to when you arrive home. Thank you for being such a thoughtful guest to make the time and effort to leave such a great review. We can't wait to have you return again. thank you again. xx
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  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about The White House. Location Decor Ambience. Superb. Once we got the fire going and heaters on was so cosy!! Kitchen amazing for cooking in! A great place

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much Tracey for such a lovely review. we so appreciate hearing from you. the house is such a gorgeous original 1850s house and love so much that you found it so cosy. Thank you again and hope to have you return again soon.
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Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Whitehouse in March. The house has been painstakingly decorated down to the finest detail. We loved the atmosphere and loved the garden studio - private and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Meaghan for you lovely comments on this thoughtful and kind of you to make the effort. we loved having you stay and look forward to the next time. do you know we have a new property in Trentham, The ESTATE Trentham, that you will LOVE. Have a little peak on Stayz when you get a chance. thank you again - until next time. Lynda
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Beautifully styled with attention to detail...The claw foot bath and library were favourites!

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully styled with attention to detail...The claw foot bath and library were favourites!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We stayed in the white house and just wanted to let people know how wonderful it was. We have stayed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the white house and just wanted to let people know how wonderful it was. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts but nothing as unique and comfortable as this. We felt relaxed adn comfortable with the decor and surrounds and didn't want to leave the house. Great kitchen and summer house beautful. We recommedn to anyone who loves beautiful furniture and ecletic interiors and a good read. (the library room was superb).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My husband surprised me with a weekend away at The white house and i was in love the moment i walked

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with a weekend away at The white house and i was in love the moment i walked in the door.The furniture the linen the relaxed industrial feel it was all perfect.We loved the old bath and how relaxed and cosy we felt inside the house.The details the owners have gone to were amazing nothing has been forgotten from beautiful soaps to fresh bread and eggs, the books, games. The house is so well designed the owner was so lovely when my husband spoke to her with an enquiry she suggested some great little towns to explore and a wonderful place to eat.We cant wait to stay there again next here have already enquired about the dates.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

great local produce and food


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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