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The Bales House Trentham

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Soak up the quiet of the Wombat Forest on the edge of town in this spacious, sensuously crafted luxury home.

*Stayz and Channel 9's 'The Block' partner 2017

*FINALIST in 2015 Stayz Holiday Rental Awards - one of 6 in Victoria in Family and Indulgence categories.

*Featured as one of "THE 9 MOST LUXURIOUS WINTER WARMER HOMES FROM STAYZ" in the luxury online magazine, Signature Travel and Style June 2015.

*Featured on Channel 9's "POSTCARDS" on 23 August 2015.

The Bales resides on two beautiful treed acres, framed by open farmland, an avenue of mature pines and a wonderful dam. The architect-designed home, partly constructed of rendered straw bales and recycled timbers and sandstone, is ideal for two families or a group of 8 friends. The property's unique atmosphere suits ceremonial occasions, where bridal parties or the groom's family can be accommodated on the weekend of your wedding in town or nearby in the region.

Three bedrooms comprise a huge master suite with king bed and ensuite, queen bedroom, and double bunk room. A second bathroom includes a bath with shower. Two living areas with soaring windows, each with TVs and fires, allow plenty of space to spread out. Indoor entertainment includes a PlayStation 3 and music iDevice dock. A pool table with cues and balls provides entertainment in the second living area. The open plan kitchen features a large fridge, breakfast bar, double oven, coffee machine (and Nespresso capsules), slow cooker and all the usual appliances and more. Teas, coffee, sugar and basic cooking ingredients are provided for your convenience.

The grounded feeling of luxury and comfort of the architecture is complimented by attention to the little things: coffee machine, built fires ready to light on arrival, the softest blankets on every bed, quality towels and linen for your comfort, and a well-equipped kitchen.

A substantial north-east deck facing the dam and garden is perfect for your morning tea in the sun while you watch the children explore the cubby, playground and the trampoline under the trees. Enjoy a meal outdoors or a sundowner, when you might spot the family of grey wallabies that graze in the gathering dusk. A gas barbecue on the deck will feed the hordes.

Stroll 5 minutes to reach the tranquility of the Wombat Forest with its many walking and bicycle trails. 10 minutes meander in the other direction is the historical town of Trentham, with its many attractions:

Eateries including The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Annie Smithers' du Fermier, Red Beard Bakery, Coliban for sophisticated locally produced pantry items;

Coffee shops and eateries such as the Trentham Collective and Chaplins;

Galleries where you can pick up a hand-crafted souvenir;

Homewares, bookshops and giftware;

Unique vintage clothing;

Nurseries and

Eccentric novelty shops such as Two Fat Wombats.

Browse markets which are held every weekend in the area. Perhaps schedule your weekend to coincide with the Farmers' Market on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The town square is only a 10 minute walk. Use the basket provided! Cook up a fresh feast with local produce and enjoy al fresco lunch or cosy up in front of the fire for a leisurely evening.

Explore the spa country via Daylesford which is a 15 minute drive away past the Trentham Falls. Equally nearby is cosmopolitan Kyneton and Woodend. Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon are less than half an hour away too.

Every season offers a different experience of the Cool Country: daffodils and ducklings in spring, unbelievably green grass and balmy evenings in summer; autumn foliage to inspire walks during crisp afternoons, possible snow dustings and chilly rainy days in winter to encourage a lazy weekend with just a book, a red and a roaring open fire. If you can stay a week or more, please enquire about special rates.

Whether you wish to sit back on the couch and watch the birds beyond the 5 metre windows, or explore the Cool Country from a luxurious base, The Bales won't disappoint you. Follow 'The Bales Trentham' on Facebook for local news and developments.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017


Trentham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests


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The Bales House Trentham
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A great property in a beautiful country towel

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Bales. Very relaxing property and cozy fires with gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect long weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My wife booked the The Bales House for my 40th birthday. We absolutely loved everything about this house. Having a wine in front of the open fire was the perfect way to spend our time while our two young kids played with the variety of toys provided and explored outside in property grounds. With two great country pubs and a cute little town only a short work away we found it easy to occupy our time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Victoria, Australia

One of the best places I've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house to relax and enjoy the county side. Attention to detail is amazing. The kitchen has everything you can think of. We stayed for two nights 6 adults and 3 toddlers and the house was perfect. Loved that we could walk into Trentham for a coffee. This house is so special and we loved all the Aesop products!! We can't wait to re book!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Trentham, Victoria, Australia

Loved our weekend at The Bales Trentham

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. Very comfortable for the 7 of us. Loved the open fire fun playing billards and lounging around.

Short walk into shops, restaurants and pubs.

Would highly recommend Bales for aweekend away.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

It was all that we had hoped for

Very comfortable

Walking distance to lots of cafes

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect Autumn Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house, very clean and well appointed, we had such a wonderful weekend. The kids loved the big garden, trampoline and cubby house and we enjoyed the stunning setting and wine in front of the beautiful fire.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Other Activities:

Wombat Forest, historic town


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 8 guests. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $400 per stay

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