Sunlit Sanctuary

Located at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range of Victoria, we headed towards Daylesford with rest and rejuvenation on our minds.

Stopping off at Trentham falls along the way, our bodies and spirits soaked up some nature while the delectable organic sourdough bread we purchased soaked up our olive oil! We were happy and content before arriving at our sunlit sanctuary.

Your spirits lift when you open the grand barn doors, light streams through the fantastic windows; the space is adorned with wonderfully curated art and objects, no detail was spared. A hamper filled with gorgeous homemade and locally produced goods awaited us.
The attention to detail was just incredible, the barn is pure magic, and we found ourselves drawn to the flavour of the layout and thoughtful, quirky interior design.

When we motivated ourselves enough to leave our attractive quarters, we spent some of the weekend unwinding and exploring the many cafes and antique stores within walking distance of the property.

Our afternoons were spent wondering gardens, chasing waterfalls, feeding the ducks near Lake Daylesford and cooling our feet in the creek near Sailor Falls.

Things We Did

  • Waterfall
  • Food & Drink
  • Lake
  • Lookout
  • Event
Nuture walk to a Sailors Falls
A short walk to Sailors Falls along a fern-lined creek leads you to the base of the waterfall which looks up to an impressive rockface. It's a beautiful quiet spot for a romantic picnic....
Sourdough & Reubens at Redbeard
This relaxed and charming bakery left our hearts and bellies full. Redbeard bakes Authentic sourdough bread and makes the most delicious Reuben sandwiches. The café has a real homely vibe, with plenty of local treats on offer....
Chilling at Lake Daylesford
Such a picturesque spot to spend a lazy afternoon. A string of ducklings came to visit while we relaxed by the water's edge watching the paddleboats pass by....
Pub Meal at The Farmers Arms
The food and vibes are what you want in a small country pub — quality dishes in a cosy environment....
Stroll though Wombat Botanical Gardens
We strolled through the gardens soaking up the sunshine and greenery. There's a tower you can climb for 360degree views of the town....
Coffee at Pancho Café
A family-run business with fantastic decor and a menu to match. We sipped on quality coffee in the courtyard enjoying the sunshine....
Trentham Falls
Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging over ancient basalt columns. A short walk from the carpark you can view the falls safely from afar....
Daylesford Sunday Market
The weekly Sunday markets offer everything from old coins and handmade soaps to fresh local produce. We found some keepsakes to take home, inspired by our stay at the barn....
Antique Shopping
We checked out Curious Antiques and the famous Amazing Mill Markets. There are so many beautiful objects to discover, and you could spend an entire day perusing....

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