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No.1 Winner of Australia’s Top 50 Romantic Getaways 2017
No.1 in Australia from 40,000 holiday homes for Interior & Design
Travel Insider's Most Romantic Getaways in Victoria
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WORLD'S BEST MASSAGE CHAIR.
WINNER 2016 NATIONAL INTERIOR & DESIGN AWARD
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SEEN ON POSTCARDS TV SHOW
WINNER 2016 MASTER BUILDERS AWARD
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Breathtaking...simply stunning. Its like you're in another world, living a life less ordinary. The jewel in Daylesford and Hepburn's crown. You must come and see for yourself...word's simply don't do it justice.
Home of the WORLD'S BEST MASSAGE CHAIR.
GUEST REVIEW - "OMG!!! 5 STAR, if not better"
MEDIA REVIEW - "Clifftop reminds me of one of the world's Top 100 hotels!"
GUEST REVIEW - "Its like staying in a house from The Block TV show."
GUEST REVIEW - "Its memories like these that stay with us forever."
GUEST REVIEW - "The bed is THE most comfortable we have EVER slept in."
GUEST REVIEW - "I could fill this book up with endless positive feedback."
GUEST REVIEW - "I cannot speak highly enough about Clifftop at Hepburn."
GUEST REVIEW - "Everything was perfect down to the last detail."
STAY AT THE ONE PLACE EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT
> Master Builders 2016 Award Nominee
> Australian Institute of Architects 2016 Award Nominee
> HIA 2016 Award Nominee
> Reviewed by The Melbourne Age Traveller in 2016
*** ROMANTIC GETAWAYS - COUPLES - GROUPS - FAMILY HOLIDAYS ***
Welcome to luxury, to wellbeing, to exclusivity. Welcome to Clifftop at Hepburn. From the moment you step into Clifftop at Hepburn, you're in another world. A world where flickering flames and floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking panoramic views that plunge from the site of an old pine forest down a sheer cliff face, unrolling onto native bushland below.
HOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST MASSAGE CHAIR, FANTASTICAL LORD OF THE RINGS PINBALL MACHINE AND ARCADE CONSOLE WITH 1,400 GAMES.
Fireplace, Infinity Daybed, Heating & Cooling, 65" hi def TV, Bose Sound, Movies & Music, Armchairs, Lounge, Spa for Two, Stone bath, Washplane Sink, Washer, Dryer, Full Kitchen, Free Parking, Private Study, Internet Access, Mood Lighting, Boutique Soaps, Breakfast, Toiletries, Coffee & Tea, Biscuits, Hot Chocolate.
> Adults and older children welcome
> No smoking inside the retreat please
> Sorry, no pets
> Accommodates 2-4 guests in SHEER LUXURY
> Check In 3pm
> Check Out 12pm
A RETREAT OF UNCOMMON DESIGN & INCOMPARABLE LUXURY
Clifftop at Hepburn, designed by local Daylesford architect Robin Larsen, is a spectacular getaway of uncommon design and unparalleled luxury…a retreat where daybeds sit suspended in thin air and private spas for two really exist. A place where you feel both at home and in awe of your spa villa surroundings, which include luxuries like an imported French fireplace, Italian Washplane sinks, Apaiser stone baths, decadent wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and wraparound windows that showcase nature from every room.
WONDERFUL ARCHITECTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Bespoke architecture and opulent amenities are common to our three retreats, but each also offers something special…a one-of-a-kind treat. In Serenity, pamper your body in the Japanese-engineered Inada Sogno, a heavenly seat that melds to your body and delivers the world’s best shiatsu massage. Tranquility trades sensual indulgence for platinum entertainment with the Ultra Platinum Pro arcade game console, boasting a 26” inch screen for up to 4 player simultaneous game play. Evoke rewards your inner geek with the STERN Lord of the Rings pinball machine, where you’re challenged to create, then destroy The One Ring. These quirky amenities are completely unique to Clifftop at Hepburn…you won’t find them at any other retreat in the world.
THE ULTIMATE ROMANTIC ESCAPE
Perfectly tailored to romantic getaways and exclusive group escapes, Clifftop at Hepburn was created for sophisticated travellers who value high design, natural beauty and wellness with an indulgent twist. We specialise in honeymoons, romantic weekends, girlfriends' getaways and luxury family travel in our lavish two-bedroom, self-contained retreats. Book a private retreat, or share the space (and the cost) with friends. No other luxury Hepburn retreat is as spacious or as flexible as Clifftop.
IMAGINE A "LIFE LESS ORDINARY"
So just imagine. Imagine a leisurely evening in your private spa, sipping champagne to the backdrop of surround sound and a crackling fireplace. Imagine each night falling asleep to a towering wall of stars and waking each morning to sunbeams welcoming dramatic views. Imagine a retreat where you leave real life at the door, choosing instead to lounge in the lap of luxury…a moment in time dedicated to wellness and healthy living. A moment in time dedicated to you.
Stunning Architecture & Comfort - Spa, Fire, Daybed, Stone Bath, 65" TV, Unique Design & Industrial Chic
RETREAT TO OPULENT INDULGENCE
"The world is incomprehensibly beautiful…an endless prospect of wonder." Ansel Adams
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Annie Dillard
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir
EXPERIENCE TEXTURES THAT DARE YOU NOT TO TOUCH THEM
Leave your cares at the door and step into Clifftop at Hepburn, a retreat to fine living, unparalleled architecture and opulent indulgence. An escape where flames flicker in a hand-hewn fireplace and daybeds hang suspended in thin air. A luxurious getaway where floor-to-ceiling windows are the only thing that separates you from the spectacular landscape, and where nature has dug a deep ravine that climbs up sheer cliffside and unfolds onto scenic bushland with abundant birdlife and natural fauna to help you unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
CLIFFTOP DELIGHTS & INVITES FURTHER DISCOVERY
This is Clifftop at Hepburn, the newest and most spacious luxury property in Victoria's famed spa country. Three lavish, two-bedroom, two-bath retreats draw inspiration from their effects on the soul: Evoke, Serenity and Tranquillity. Clifftop delights from the moment you enter and its immaculate design invites further discovery. Reward yourself with a unique sensory experience.
BUILT ON THE SITE OF AN OLD PINE FOREST
Explore the ultimate in luxury with Clifftop at Hepburn. Clifftop was envisioned, designed and decorated for couples, families and friends who value high-end luxuries, distinctive architecture and peaceful seclusion in a spectacular natural setting. Built on the site of an old pine forest, Clifftop at Hepburn's interiors are as stunning as its Cor-Ten steel façade and panoramic views would suggest: imported fireplaces, stone baths, spas for two, Italian Washplane sinks, plush king-sized beds, warm wood floors, galvanised steel beaming and wraparound windows welcome you inside, then wrap you in total luxury.
Truly an Effortless & Serene Place to Unwind
YOU'LL KNOW IT WHEN YOU'RE HERE
A stunning tribute to design, scattered with vibrance and texture. Clifftop is truly an effortless and serene place to unwind. You'll wile away the days on the infinity daybed, perched upon a layer of pillows, or lounging by the picture windows. And while unforgettable views and the beautiful outdoors always take centre stage, you can also retreat to the entertainment suite, where a 65 inch HDTV, DVD player, Bose sound system and movie plus music library await. Additionally, each of the three retreats offers its own one-of-a-kind amenity: the Inada Sogno "World's Best" massage chair, Ultra Platinum Pro arcade game console and Lord of The Rings pinball machine...all completely unique to Clifftop at Hepburn.
WITHIN REACH OF EVERYTHING
Ideally located just minutes from downtown Hepburn and neighbouring Daylesford, our retreat offers easy access to Hepburn's renowned mineral waters, day spas, antiques shopping, hiking and mouth-watering dining at the Lake House Restaurant, Blue Bean Café and other local restaurants.
> Infinity overhanging daybed…just glass between you, the drop, the view and nature.
> Over 15 metres of towering, wrap-around glass windows revealing nature’s vista
> Massive 65 inch Hi Def Smart TV with vivid colours and crystal clear picture
> Handcrafted Oblica Over imported French fireplace that doubles as a work of art
> Split system heating and cooling
> Imported leather lounge in a stadium living room with dedicated entertainment precinct
> Vibrant rug so deep you can dig your toes into
> Incredible industrial finishes…wood paneling, wooden floor, steel cladding
> Unbelievably comfortable armchairs ad artfully decorated rustic furniture
> Books, music, movies, games, Bose sounds system and more
> Massage chair, pinball machine or arcade game console (depending on retreat)
> Beautiful King size beds with extravagantly comfortable Posturepedic mattress
> Non-allergenic chiropractic pillows
> Opulent mattress topper for the ultimate in 5 star hotel luxury
> Sumptuous hypo-allergenic quilts
> Elegant rug and beautifully crafted leather chair
> Stunning charcoal and white patterned feature tiling that will leave you speechless
> Apaiser Oman stone bath that captures the senses…with floor mounted hob and shower arm
> Amazing 2 person spa with elegant mood lighting
> Omvivo Linea washplane sink…the ultimate in Italian style and bespoke tap fitting
> Palatial shower for two and heated towel rack
> Rusted corten mirror complemented by copper dome and pencil cylinder washplane lighting
> Gorgeous L'Occitane soaps, shampoo, condition and lotion
KITCHEN & DINING
> Fully stocked minibar
> Architecturally designed kitchen with galvanized feature beaming and wooden roof beams
> Custom designed integrated stainless bench and sink with quality tapware
> Full service kitchen with induction cooktop and Haefele pullout shelves
> Silent dishwasher and quality dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave
> More Nespresso that you could possibly hope to drink, with yummy complimentary snacks
> Industrial feature lighting and mood lighting…yes, mood lighting in the kitchen
> lovely woodgrain dining table with suspended replica Emmanuel Magini industrial lighting
> Industrial art…corten triangle with internal feature lighting
ENJOY THE WORLD’S BEST MASSAGE CHAIR (SERENITY), LORD OF THE RINGS PINBALL MACHINE (EVOKE) OR PLATINUM PRO ARCADE CONSOLE WITH 1,400 GAMES (TRANQUILITY)
Exclusive use of villa. One bedroom and bathroom accessible when 2 guests book. Access to both bedrooms and bathrooms requires that a booking is made for 4 guests.
Interaction with guests
Owner available by phone.
Australia's leading spa and wellness destination, with quirky pubs and high class eateries. You’ll know it when you’re here. A stunning tribute to days of old, scattered with vibrance, texture and charm, Hepburn Springs Village is a destination that should be experienced… slowly.Village life has a rhythm and a heartbeat all of its own. From the hand made bush walkin’ sticks and historic buildings to the amazing dining options and natural mineral springs and spas, Hepburn Springs Village is sure to leave you with a smile.
Darling Daylesford and historic Hepburn offer a variety of restaurants and dining options, from quaint cafés and quirky pubs to themed eateries and hatted, starred and award-winning fine dining. And here, you’re encouraged to indulge, so its easy to work up an appetite (and work off the calories), where beautiful gardens, spectacular bushland, rugged trails and welcoming farm gates invite you to walk, hike and exercise your way to a well-deserved meal. So dress up or down, sit down to white linen or a more casual setting, dine by the lake or by the fire. At our favourite local eateries, fine wines, local produce and fresh seasonal fare are all on the menu. We’re also happy to recommend some of our preferred area wineries, including Hanging Rock Winery, Gisborne Peak Winery, Bacchus Hill Winery and the Ellender Estate.
Parking for 2 cars out front. Everything is close. Bus stop out front.
Other things to note
Clifftop at Hepburn is breathtakingly beautiful. Download a brochure from
CHECK-IN TIME IS 3PM – PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY BEFORE THIS TIME
CHECK-OUT TIME IS STRICTLY 12:00 LUNCHTIME
CLIFFTOP IS STRICTLY NON-SMOKING INSIDE THE RETREAT
STRICTLY NO PETS ALLOWED
IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE ONLY - Your booking assumes 2 people sharing a king bed in one room. Only ONE BATHROOM and ONE BEDROOM can be accessed when 2 people stay, which is the industry norm regionally. To access the other bathroom and/or bedroom you must book for 4 people.
PAYMENT PROCESSING: If you booked with us directly, payment will show up on your credit card statement as being processed by Next Job Now, the parent company of Clifftop at Hepburn.
WIFI NETWORK & PASSWORD: Details are provided on the card atop the Guest Compendium on the coffee table when you arrive. The WiFi service is for casual browsing only and not streaming and we cannot guarantee the quality or availability of the connection.
IT IS A CONDITION OF YOUR STAY THAT YOU MUST NOT PUT ANY FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IN THE SPA. This includes soaps, salts, oils, creams, scrubs, flowers bombs or any other substances, liquids or materials. Such items can (and have) cause immediate blockages, costly damages and hard-to-remove immediate discolouration to the spa. It takes several hours to clean the spa and flush the pump system. ONLY the provided bubble bath may be used in the spa.
ACCESS: We will provide you with the new daily CODE TO THE KEYSAFE at the front door shortly before your stay. Please lock the safe after removing the key and replace the key in the safe before you check-out.
ALTERATIONS & DAMAGES: The owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances. Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited and may result in additional payments charged. Any Damage, Breakages, Theft or loss are the tenants' responsibility during their stay.
GUEST COMPENDIUM: It is a condition of your stay that immediately upon arrival you must read the laminated Welcome Brief and Guest Compendium on the coffee table in full. These documents contain important information for your safety and comfort. Remember that Clifftop’s breathtaking views pose a genuine danger if you wander, go near the edge or leave illuminated areas at night. Children must never be left unsupervised on Clifftop grounds.
FIREWOOD: As we are an eco-friendly venue, the primary method of heating is the wall heater. Several hours of firewood per night is provided for ambience.
SPA: Never turn on the spa unless filled above the air nozzles with water!
CHILDREN: Children must never be left unsupervised anywhere on the grounds.
APPLIANCES: You must read Guest Compendium before using the massage chair, fireplace or any appliances.
DAYBED & DECK RULES
Clifftop’s grounds offer an amazingly beautiful, but dangerous, environment. We take guest safety and amenity very seriously and failure to comply with the rules for use of the outdoor decks and daybeds will result in immediate cancellation of your booking and forfeiture of the bond. By booking with Clifftop, you have agreed to release and indemnify Clifftop, its officers and associated entities and hold them harmless with respect to all liability for death, personal injury, all other loss and damage, including damage to person and property howsoever arising, except to the extent prohibited by law.
Restrictions on deck & daybed use…
Only paying guests may use the outdoor facilities. No visitors are permitted to use the external daybeds or decks. Please only use the deck allocated exclusively to your retreat to ensure the privacy of other guests.
No children under the age of 16 years are permitted on Clifftop grounds outside the retreat or permitted to use any daybed or outdoor facilities. Children over 16 years must never be left unsupervised anywhere on Clifftop grounds. If you leave the grounds or outdoor area they must leave too. Its not enough that you can see them from the retreat…you have to stay with them in person. There really is a cliff just beyond that wire fence!
NO SMOKING in outdoor areas please. We have already had an incident where one cigarette butt set fire to the area within a few seconds and it got out of control VERY quickly. Please only smoke at the bench out front of the retreat and dispose of your fully-extinguished butts properly.
Conditions of use for outdoor deck and daybed…
• Paying guests only…no visitors please
• No children under 16 and no unsupervised children over 16
• No smoking on decks or daybeds
• Only enter and exit a suspended daybed when it is not moving at all
• Only use decks and daybeds during daylight areas
• No alcohol to be consumed on decks or daybeds and no entry under influence of alcohol
• Do not move any furniture, soft furnishings or any other items whatsoever to/from retreat and deck
• No climbing or leaning over sides, no jumping and no sitting on railings
• Maximum 2 people on a daybed at any one time
• Maximum 4 people at an outdoor area at any one time
• Please take all rubbish with you
• No loud music, parties, shouting, profanity or excessive noise
• Keep all body parts within suspended daybeds
• Do not place yourself or any object between a suspended daybed and surrounding structures
• Minimum dress code is casual dress and guests must remain dressed at all times
• No hands near mountings or pinch points, including cutouts for trees etc
• No excessive swinging or pushing of daybeds
• No hot liquids or food in daybeds due to risk or spillage and burns
• Carefully remove elastic Octopus strap before using suspended daybed and replace after use
• Beware moving daybeds and only approach by existing path
• Do not enter or exit decks other than by man-made path
• Do not enter next door properties near decks
From time to time mechanical items in our villas such as the pinball machine, massage chair, arcade game or similar mechanical items may fail. We always fix items immediately when advised but delays in obtaining parts can be experienced. Such delays are unavoidable and you agree that such will not be used as a basis for cancellation, discount or dispute. Novelty items add to the Clifftop experience, but it is time with family in an amazing setting, surrounded by incredible architecture and stunning views that matters most…and that is really what Clifftop is all about.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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47 yo father with two lovely daughters. I love riding dirt bikes, movies and pizza. I'm a great host and will always let you be to do your own thing. Our retreats are your's exclusively when you stay. I promise that the only problem we'll have is getting you to leave. They really are breathtakingly beautiful. The most common words we hear when anyone enters are "OMG".