3 BED | 1 BATH | 4 CAR | SLEEPS 6

Stanhope Retreat is a period 3 bedroom home with tasteful modern furnishings. There are 3 bedrooms consisting of 2 queen beds and 2 single beds. The beds are all spinal cord pillow top beds with woolen underlay’s. All beds have quality sheets & pillows and very warm doona. Bathroom & kitchen are modern with all the appliances and cooking facilities you would have at home. There is a TV, DVD&VCR and sound system. A range of DVD’s are also supplied. A gas BBQ is also available for your use.

There is an open fire with wood supplied. For those who like the modern day comforts, central heating and airconditioning is also there for you. There is one bathroom and a separate toilet. The property is set on a quiet road and is only a few minutes drive to the town or a 10-15 minute walk. The Botanical gardens are also down the end of the street for your enjoyment. You will have exclusive use of the property. The house has a large balcony for you to enjoy and take in the peaceful atmosphere and serene views. Stanhope Retreat is truly a place of rest.

Sorry, no pets.

$400 for 2 Night for 2 guests plus $60 for each additional guest for 2 nights.

Sorry: No Pets

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2:00 PM
Check out by 10:30 AM

Cancel 30 days before check in your 50% is refunded less $30 admin fee. Cancel 15 days prior 25% of deposit refunded less $30 admin fee. Less than 14 days no refund of your deposit, however, you can rebook and pay the balance on the new booking.

Local places to eat

Local attractions

What's On In Daylesford

About Daylesford

About Daylesford

Daylesford is in the Hepburn Shire located in the Goldfields area between the regional cities of Ballarat and Bendigo. Other nearby towns are Castlemaine, Creswick, Trentham and Clunes. Daylesford is easily accessible from Melbourne, being a 90 minute drive, mostly on the Freeway.

Gold was first discovered in the early 1850s where Lake Daylesford is now. Thousands of locals and immigrants heard about Daylesford and flocked to the goldfields in the hope of getting rich and of course some did but many more did not.

About a thousand of the immigrants came from the Ticono region in Switzerland to find gold. These immigrants could speak Italian hence the Swiss-Italian influence still seen today in some of Daylesford's and Hepburn Springs beautiful buildings and multi cultural lifestyle. Many descendants still live and work in the area.

The Daylesford area has an abundance of mineral springs which were formed millions of years ago. In Daylesford there are many mineral springs that are easily accessible like the Central Springs and the Wombat Flat Springs. Both of these are very close to Lake Daylesford and you can find them when you go for a leisurely stroll around the lake.

What is so Special about Daylesford

Driving into Daylesford you will be greeted with beautiful forests and streetscapes worthy of many photos. When you start exploring there are two beautiful lakes, stunning gardens and historic buildings and this is just the beginning.

The main street of Daylesford is Vincent Street, there is an amazing array of boutique shops and many other unique shops, cafes, restaurants for everyone to explore. Also there are many historic buildings to admire along the way like the Town Hall and the Post Office which were both built in the late 1800's.

Natural therapy is a huge part of the area, there are over one hundred businesses based around natural wellness including spas, massages, acupuncture and much more. You will be pampered and treated in the most amazing locations, quite often only a few steps from luxury and nature.

Many of the shops are in original buildings from the 1800's or early 1900's. As you walk the main street of Daylesford it is interesting to imagine what they could have been when the main street was dirt and 'horse and carts' and the first cars were being used.

Things To Do

Driving into the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens is exciting and breathtakingly beautiful. From high on the hill the views over Daylesford are amazing and the manicured trees and plants are a gardeners dream come true. The trees that were first planted in the 1860s are huge and some are very rare. Follow the paths, climb the lookout tower, have a picnic, sit in the rotunda and visit the conservatory and the Wombat Hill House Cafe.

Daylesford has two lakes that are quite different, Lake Daylesford and Jubilee Lake. Lake Daylesford is about one kilometre from the main street and has great views from every angle. It is surrounded by manicured lawns, bridges and a walking path called the 'Peace Mile'. Try your luck at catching a fish, have fun on a paddle boat, view an abundance of birdlife and see historical buildings and places of interest.

Jubilee Lake is about 2.5 kilometres out of Daylesford towards Ballan. Jubilee Lake is in a beautiful natural bush setting which is very quiet and peaceful. Next to the lake is the Jubilee Lake Holiday Park where you can stay for a holiday or you can visit for the day. Picnic facilities are available, a playground, canoes and paddleboats are for hire, go fishing, bird watching, bush walking and exploring.

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have many other things to do, if you are visiting with your family you maybe looking for some ideas for family fun things to do.

There are so many 'unique, natural, beautiful, historical and exciting' things that are blended together to make Daylesford and Hepburn Springs so 'Awesome!'

Join wine guide Clay Watson for a whole day tour of local wineries. Tours kick off and return to Daylesford (or your accommodation) and iincludeall tastings at 5 locations plus lunch at the Farmers Arms.

$220 per person – approx. 6 hours


Filled with singing and dancing it promises to be fun for all the family and a great outing to entertain the kids during school holidays.

Matinee sessions will be performed twice daily commencing at 11.00am and 2.00pm on 10th, 11th, 12th July with evening sessions being performed at 8.00pm on 13th & 14th July.


Enjoy Christmas lunch finishing at 4pm, or Christmas dinner starting from 6pm with doors closing at 10:30pm.

Both events will include a 2 course Christmas dinner, a drink upon arrival and festive tunes, all in a cosy, Christmas themed tavern. Main course will be traditional roast Turkey with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas Pudding and brandy custard. Please let us know if you require a vegetarian/ vegan alternative or Gluten-free meal.

There is an option to book onto our shuttle bus for just $5 each way, which will collect and drop off outside the Daylesford Hotel & Bluebean Café in Hepburn at the start and finish of each event.

This event is TICKETED ONLY, and limited in space, so early reservations recommended.


Actual dates finalised closer to the event.

Budburst is the regions number one food and wine festival featuring mainly small and family owned wineries. The wineries will open so you can explore and experience the diversity of wine styles grown and vinified across this outstanding winemaking region.


Inaugural wellness and lifestyle festival set to make a big splash on the Victorian festival calendar.

Creative driectors Kate Cebrano and David Bromley are cooking up a program of events, music, art and food to encourage wellness, rejuvination and community.


An Evening of World Music with the Kavisha Mazzella Trio supported by The Boite
St. John’s Anglican Church, Creswick


Chamber String Concert with The Invictus Quintet
2pm: $20-$25
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes


Experience the garden at Stonefields in each season through the eyes and words of its creator Paul Bangay. Each garden tour will be conducted by Paul personally, with tour numbers around 24 people to personalize the tour. Book as a single or small group. Following each tour, Paul’s current ‘in print’ books will be available for purchase and signing, and morning tea will be provided, where you can mingle and chat with Paul on a more informal basis. This is a special opportunity for passionate garden lovers to enjoy the garden in the company of the designer. Your own transport to the garden will be required.


Actual dates finalised closer to the event.

A festival celebrating the Swiss and Italian heritage of Hepburn Springs. Attractions include food, music, parades, lantern walk, theatre and arts.


Actual dates and line up released closer to the festival date.

Kyneton Music Festival is a locally conceived festival featuring a great line up of Australian music.



Terms & Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions of Temporary Holiday Accommodation

By booking the property you consent to the following terms and conditions.

Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.

Deposit of 50% non-refundable is required to secure the booking. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

The balance of the rental amount must be received in full 7 days prior to occupancy. If not the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re-let it.

Cancellation if caused by the client, money paid is not refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period. If it a refund is made due to the property being relet then a $50 cancellation fee will apply.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However, the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.

Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited unless otherwise agreed in writing first and paid for. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly, this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.

Damage, Breakages, Theft, and Loss are the tenant's responsibility during their stay. The guests providing the credit card details approve the owner to charge $500.00 for any damage caused by the tenant to the provided credit card. Any further cost over and above $500 will also be permitted to be charged to the card by the holder of the credit card provided. In the event, the cost to repair the damage is less than $500.00 the owner will refund the difference.

Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is 10:30 am, to allow time to prepare the property for next guests.

Disturbance to our neighbors, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.

Linen is supplied by the Retreat

Pets are not allowed. Please note that Stanhope retreat has a "no shoe in-house policy" so would kindly appreciate if you did not wear shoes inside.

Loss - the owners take no responsibility for the tenant’s personal property.

Injury - the owners take no responsibility for any personal injury how so ever cause by the tenant. The owner will not be liable for any costs incurred resulting from any form of personal injury.

Any damage caused by the client will be charged to the client.

If heating and or cooling is found to be left on the following departure you will be charged a $100.00 fee without dispute or refund.

If property left in an untidy state guests will be charged a fee according to the time spent to clean at $40.00 per hour ata minimumm of $80.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing.