Daylesford Longhouse

100% Recommended
4 people
No pets
Daylesford Longhouse is a place of residence, working farm and cooking school – all in one. While most houses provide a sense of retreat from the outside world, Daylesford Longhouse brings the outside in, allowing guests to enjoy both the farm life and the comfort of a home.

Drawing inspiration from River Cottage and the 70’s series ‘The Good Life’, Daylesford Longhouse is the culmination of owners Trace and Ronnen’s passion for food & cooking, animal husbandry, gardening and self-sufficiency.

Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 bathrooms
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 12pm
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Daylesford Longhouse is composed of living quarters, a garden kitchen and a working farm building – all within one, long shed structure. The house is not your usual weekender – it has been designed for living, working, storing and making. It is intentionally active and demands constant care and attention from owners Trace & Ronnen, be it milking a cow, making cheese or pruning a tree. It is a place that takes you back to the fundamentals of living.

The living quarters, located above the garden kitchen, include the fully-furnished bedrooms, a kitchen and dining space that accommodates up to 4 guests. Guests are free to enjoy the lounge area, the sauna, the six-foot clawfoot bathtub and the outdoor bathroom. Guests can treat themselves to a bird-eye’s view of the house from the viewing platform or stay indoors and watch Netflix on our fully-integrated smart TV. Wood-fire heating and electric blankets are available year-round. Luxuries include fine bed linen from IN BED store and Aesop body products. A Nespresso machine and Nespresso pods will be provided, along with Free WiFi.

Bedroom 1: 1x Queen
Bedroom 2: 1x Queen

Guests have their own private Kitchen with farmhouse zinc bench top and sinks. The Kitchenaid mixer, Smeg cook-top and oven, Arabia Ruska ceramics and cooking utensils that will satisfy your desire to cook with the produce in the Daylesford region. The pantry will be stocked with kitchen essentials (flour, oil etc) and basic breakfast items are provided (milk, butter, jam, bread, eggs) upon your arrival.

The working farm is home to dogs, cows, pigs, hens and goats, and is constantly being tended to by Trace & Ronnen. Guests will be treated to a tour of the farm and the Longhouse during their visit.

Set minutes from the idyllic town of Daylesford in central Victoria, the elevated property looks out over vast plains and bushland across Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Mt Franklin.

Press Coverage:
Architecture AU
Real Estate
Architecture Now
The Courier
Hunting for George
Green Magazine
Australian Financial Review Magazine
Houses Magazine
Icon Design
Elle Decoration UK
Wallpaper Magazine
Houses New Zealand
Architecture Review UK

Australian House of the Year by Houses Magazine 2019
Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture 2019

Not pet-friendly.
Children by request.
Undercover parking for a maximum of 2 cars.

Check-in details:
Please contact us after booking for check-in details.
Check-out is required prior to 12pm (noon) on your day of departure


  • Base Price $750 / night
  • Weekend Price $750 / night
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Extra People $190 (adult) and $0 (child) / night after 4 people
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 7 nights or longer

    15% discount for bookings of 28 nights or longer


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Owners Trace & Ronnen will be living and working in the property, however all living spaces within the Longhouse are private.
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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Making Soap With Ronnen

Discovered by Trent
The perfect Sunday morning activity! We’re so grateful to Ronnen for giving us our very own private soap-making lesson! Using ingredients derived from the farm, we learnt how to make lush, fresh soap. A dream!...

Roaming The Farm

Discovered by Trent
Two strong steers, a nurturing cow, two cute calves, two curious goats, four friendly dogs, heaps of hungry pigs and a whole lot of ducks. Roaming the farm at sunset with Trace and meeting the animals of the Daylesford Longhouse was an experience for the books!...


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

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Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Swimming At Lake Daylesford

Discovered by Trent
We were lucky to have scored some beautiful warm weather during our weekend away. So after downing a yum chicken and salad roll from the Hepburn General Store, we dived into the Daylesford lake for a cool off. It was so nice to see families fishing around the lake too....

Guildford Vineyards Cellar

Discovered by Trent
Thanks to a very much-appreciated tip-off from Ronnen, we indulged in an amazing long lunch at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar. With so many beautiful flavours across a variety of dishes, we didn’t want this lunch to end! We were sure to buy a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon for later....

Exploring Castlemaine

Discovered by Trent
Renowned for its rich goldrush history, Castlemaine offered an awesome, eclectic mix of markets, cafes, arts and great food. We wandered through The Mill, looking at vintage wares, drinking delicious wine in the sun at Boomtown and stocking up on cheese and smoked meats....

Loddon Falls

Just a short drive from the small village of Glenlyon you will find the beautiful Loddon Falls. Follow the dirt road through farmland until you reach the gate to the reserve. Park the car and take the track to the information board, from here walk towards the river to find the rocky track down to the falls. Be rewarded with picturesque views of the falls. A great place to for a swim to cool off in summer....

Lake Daylesford

Picturesque Lake Daylesford, where you can rent a canoe, have a swim or just soak up the sun with a picnic on the grassy banks....


Explore the moss-covered Wombat State Forest and spend some time getting back to nature. Located between Woodend and Daylesford the state forest is approximately 70,000 hectares of beautiful bushland. Spot wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, koalas and many species of birds.

The Wombat State Forest is an outdoors lover’s paradise. Activities include four-wheel-driving, bush walking, picnicking and horse riding.

Mount Franklin

Mt Franklin is a small volcanic crater that offers ideal place for a picnic or basic camping set. Lava from Mount Franklin and other volcanoes in the area filled valleys and buried the goldbearing streams that became the renowned ‘deep leads’ of the gold mining era....

Botanical Gardens

Perched high on the summit of an extinct volcano, the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens the perfect spot for a picnic. Climb the Pioneers Lookout Tower for uninterrupted views of Daylesford town and surrounds, or take in the colour and magnificent floral charms of Begonia House....

Mushroom Foraging

Daylesford's pine forests are great places to experience mushroom foraging. Here, the exotic Saffron Milk Cap and the Slippery Jack mushrooms thrive. Coveted by restaurants, these mushrooms are yours for the picking—absolutely free....

Tuki Trout Farm Fishing

The experience of fishing and eating at Tuki Trout farm is honest and stripped back - the mineral content of the pond's spring water is one factor that makes the fish so delicious. Once you’ve netted your catch, the chef will have it cleaned, gutted, cooked and plated up....

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