About this listing
This stylish, light-filled, quiet, private hideaway with leafy surrounds, just 3kms from Daylesford, is in the heart of Spa country's friendly Hepburn Springs Village. From your retreat you can stroll past historic buildings to trendy restaurants and wine bars, a cafe or a country pub, eclectic galleries and shops, a General Store, Day Spas, the famous Mineral Springs Reserve and Hepburn Bathhouse. Scenic bush trails are all around.
Hepburn Hideaway is a modern, four room, quiet, self-contained retreat, well located in the heart of the Village, ideal as a base for singles or couples of all ages. With a private entrance, you have the exclusive use of all three living rooms plus your own bathroom and small deck. There is free undercover or on-street parking and access to a shaded seating area in the garden.
The Day Room has a fully equipped kitchenette that includes a microwave, electric skillet, bar fridge, espresso machine and dining area for four. The lounge has a flat screen smart TV and DVD player. There is also a radio, books, DVD films and games. (Breakfast/brunch provisions for at least one day are included for all bookings.) The nook in the garden is ideal for a pre-dinner wine, an outdoor lunch or a place to read.
Interaction with guests
We have lived in the village since 1998 and live separately on site. We have provided a compendium of information and tourist brochures and, if there is anything not included, we are available to advise as required.
If you are from overseas or interstate, or thinking about moving here, and would like to learn more about regional Victoria, we would be happy to introduce you to some locals over coffee or a drink.
Hepburn Springs village is home to historic buildings going back to the gold rush days of the 1850s, dozens of mineral springs, day spas, a variety of restaurants, wine bars and cafes, a village pub and a General Store, galleries, well marked bush walking trails and the famous Hepburn Bathhouse. There is even Friday night entertainment at the Cabaret at The Grande and weekend music at other venues.
Just 3kms up the road is trendy Daylesford with the iconic Lake House, a variety of galleries, a small cinema, two scenic lakes, the Botanic Gardens, restaurants, cafes and wine bars. Shoppers will love the fascinating collection of boutiques, bookshops, homewares, antiques and Op shops.
It is best to have a car if you are visiting Spa Country but there are taxis and some venues have courtesy buses for evening dining.
There are also tour operators who have winery tours or ones that include Daylesford and out of town attractions.
During the week there is a Vline/bus connection to and from Southern Cross Station and Hepburn Springs.
There is also a local bus between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs on week days that has four return services.
Other things to note
YOU CAN BOOK ONE NIGHT ON WEEKENDS EXCEPT LONG WEEKENDS, EASTER AND MELBOURNE CUP WEEKEND WHEN IT IS A TWO NIGHT MINIMUM.
A selection of Breakfast/brunch provisions are provided for the first day and there are added surprises for those staying three nights or longer.
Detailed advice on local restaurants, Day Spas, take away food, shopping, attractions, wet weather activities and festivals is provided, as well as advice on operating in-house equipment.
Hepburn Hideaway is a 'No smoking, No children, No pets, No parties' venue.
We expect our guests to respect our property and leave it in a similar state to the way they found it.
Accommodation is for a maximum of two adults and is not suitable or safe for mobile children but OK for a small baby in a bassinet. (There is room for a bassinet in the bedroom but we do not provide one.)
The retreat is not at all suitable for pets.
Guests are responsible for damage and breakages and a full inventory is provided. They are also responsible for their personal belongings.
There is a security deposit of $150.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Retired and married to a Chef, I am a family historian and author who loves entertaining, dining out, travel, books, movies, live theatre and genealogy. Our children are all overseas, so we converted our house into two residences. When planning we thought of all the things we want when we travel and have included them in the retreat. We're here with advice if you want it and, If you have ever thought of living in this wonderful place, we would be happy to introduce you to like minded people, otherwise we will leave you on your own.