Vintage House Daylesford

What an fantastic weekend I had in Daylesford with my husband and little man, Jack.

On Friday afternoon we departed the city and headed to the pretty spa town, which is located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, approximately 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.

Daylesford is a place to unwind, pamper yourself, indulge your senses, or simply enjoy an enticing menu of natural attractions.

Close enough for a day trip, yet far enough away both in a physical and spiritual sense to be the perfect escape from the hectic hustle of Melbourne.

Our Airbnb accommodation at Vintage House Daylesford was in one word ‘amazing’.

A renovated miners cottage by the talented Interior Designer, Kali Cavanagh, Vintage House Daylesford has been featured in several international design magazines including the cover of INSIDE OUT magazine March 2014 and Living etc UK July 2014.


Vintage House - Daylesford

Vintage Bath - Bedroom goals

Vintage House Daylesford

Vintage House - Dining Room

Vintage House - Loungeroom


Surrounded by various established trees, Vintage House Daylesford sits high on almost an acre of land with views over Wombat State Forest and Doctors Gully.

Completely restored and re-designed with love to highlight the original features of the house. Combining the use of wood, metals and shades of white, black and everything in between to bring new life to the cottage. Finished with antique, vintage and industrial furniture and artwork from around the globe.

Each room has been carefully considered and designed. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the house and studio currently sleep a maximum of 6 people (perfect for 3 couples).


Daylesford - Saw Mill


Lunch - Botanical Gardens

Mill Markets - Clowns


Top Places to visit in Daylesford:

1. Gourmet Larder Cafe and Delicatessen – situated in Daylesford’s main street boasts a delicious array of fine meats, cheese and local produce and is open for breakfast and lunch. It was the perfect cafe for our Sunday brunch.

2. Amazing Mill Markets – you will find a selection of vintage clothes, vintage furniture, collectables, antiques, memorabilia, home decor, fine china, art, glass, coins, jewellery, books and records to name a few things.Amazing Mill Market is located at 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford.

3. Wombat Hill House at Daylesford Botanical Gardens – offering simple seasonal food, sourced locally wherever possible and served in one of Daylesford’s most beautiful locations. We enjoyed a light lunch and some delicious craft beers and cocktails.


Vintage House - Bath

Vintage House - Accessories


Daylesford - Kitchen


As one of Australia’s few spa towns, Daylesford should be on everyone’s must-visit list. The town’s numerous spa’s, restaurants and galleries are popular alongside the many beautiful gardens and lakes.

The broader area around the town, including Hepburn Springs to the north, is known for its natural spring mineral spas, offering an attractive and scenic destination for visitors, surrounded by thick forests and lush gullies.


Vintage House - Bedroom Bath

Mill Markets - Melbourne Girl Buys


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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • December 3, 2014


    Wow, I need to go to there…

    Such an amazing place, I’m just about to make a reservation for an after Christmas break!
    A beautiful post Emily, thanks for discovering such a gem! x

  • December 4, 2014


    The house looks gorgeous! And such a beautiful location 🙂

    Cloudy Coconut

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