Cute cottage garden at front. Mature fruit trees. Fully fenced.Large deck at rear. Dining table for 8, shade, and easy chairs for two. Overlooks large native garden below and expansive treetop views beyond. Fully fenced gardens.

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Built in 1900, this fully renovated former school house oozes country charm.
Features elevated deck enjoying expansive treetop views.
Two queen bedrooms. Plus queen sofa bed.
Open fire/ heating and cooling
Large private plot with fully fenced gardens backing onto national park
Centrally located for food, coffee, walks and spas.

The space

This charming heritage building was the former Mount Franklin school house. With its original features, wood fire and bushland setting it offers a true cosy country experience.

Guest access

Easy walking distance to:-
- Peppers mineral springs
- Hepburn bathhouse
- The Grande Hotel
- Blue Bean cafe
- The Surly Goat
- Frank and Connies kitchen
- Reuban's
- The general store and cafe
- Hepburn's famous drinking water springs
- Numerous bush walking trails
- Portal 101 giftshop
It's also only a 5 min drive or bus to the neighbouring town of Daylesford. Or a 20 min scenic walk.

Other things to note

Well behaved, clean dogs are permitted inside the house. However there is a large fenced garden with plenty of shade and covered areas plus two dog kennels where pet dogs can be housed.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $35 AUD
Weekly Discount: 50%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Brigid User Profile
May 2017
Great house! Very clean and comfortable with amazing views.

Lauren User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely perfect for a quiet, relaxing weekend away, the house is so idyllic. Found the house exactly as advertised. The surrounding area is also beautiful.

Cath User Profile
May 2017
Amanda's place is fantastic - cosy with everything you could want for a lovely weekend getaway. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Sean User Profile
April 2017
I can't fault this place. The location is very convenient (in between the heart of Daylesford and the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse) and the house itself is very spacious and comfortable. Even in winter, we were able to keep very warm due the efficient central heating, functioning fireplace, electric blankets and extra layers of bedding which were provided. I felt that the host was very understanding of the needs of her guests and the place was well equipped to meet those needs. This fantastic accommodation made my holiday a wonderful experience.

Marni User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely beautiful place to stay, so central and has the most beautiful outlook from the deck.

Wenting User Profile
April 2017
Amanda's place is very clean and cosy, has a very nice front garden and cool decorations inside, love it. The location is also great, close to Daylesford town centre and only a few minutes walk to Hepburn Springs. Good for family and small group of friends to stay, will definitely suggest it to my friends.

Samantha User Profile
April 2017
Great cottage, tastefully decorated, private, and well located. Very well equipped kitchen if providing your own food or alternatively walking distance to lots of places nearby to eat. Nice bedding and great open fire to sit by and relax. Well done to host Amanda.

Victoria, Australia · Joined in February 2015
Amanda User Profile
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