Tuesday, 1 March 2011

New luxury accommodation in Daylesford Macedon Ranges

Two recently opened properties put a unique spin on luxury accommodation in the Daylesford Macedon Ranges proving this beautiful part of Victoria is more than just a delight for day-trippers ­– it’s the perfect place for a mini-break as well.

Firstly, internationally renowned Daylesford enterprise Lake House goes from strength to strength with the opening on Christmas Day of The Retreat at Lake House. Suitable for one or two couples, The Retreat is more than luxurious – it’s super luxurious – and super secluded too, hidden within a walled complex with direct access to the lake foreshore.

New luxury accommodation in Daylesford Macedon RangesAlong with the most splendid of appointments (such as heated bathroom floors and hand-selected pieces from Olly of San Francisco), guests of Retreat at Lake House are treated to an array of interior spaces, and courtyards and decks, including hot tub and outdoor fire pit, an extensive library, cocktail bar, temperature-controlled wine fridge, massage pavilion, and garden of quince, medlar and dogwood. Early evening butler cocktail service for drinks before dinner completes the picture.

Another property recently opened in the region is Twigs on High. One of the hidden treasures of Trentham, this former retail store and café has been converted by a local interior designer into the quirkiest kind of two-bedroom accommodation for sleeping up to four people.

Described as “relaxed rustic Australiana marries French provincial chic”, the idea is to eschew technology for the simpler charms, although sophistication and comfort are high on the agenda. Decor includes curios and objét d'art wherever you look, American designer wallpapers, Laura Ashley linen, bentwood chairs, comfy lounges and ultra-modern fireplaces.

The layout of Twigs on High incorporates sitting room, piano, breakfast nook, dining room, sunroom, and kitchen and bar. A generous sundeck at the rear provides a space for daybed snoozing and alfresco dining, and a cobble-stoned courtyard features a hexagonal candlelit gazebo for everything from family meals to fully decorated 'special occasion' dining. Conveniently, The Cosmo fine dining restaurant is stumbling distance right across the road. 

For more information:

Retreat at Lake House
Twigs on High
Media contact: Nadine Ghanem, Tourism Victoria, Ph: (02) 9287 6506
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