Daylesford Longhouse - House of the Year 2019

Farm stay hosted by Ronnen & Trace

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
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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.

The space
The Space:
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
Accommodates: Maximum 4 people only

You have your own private Kitchen with all appliances and Zinc bench top. 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 provisions (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 are welcome to a tour of the farm and the Longhouse during their visit, just as us and we will tee-up a time with you..

The Location:
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

Other things to note:
Not pet-friendly.
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

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private sauna
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Elevated Plains, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford Longhouse is located in Hepburn Springs Victoria Australia.

Australia's leading spa and wellness destination, with quirky pubs and high class eateries. You’ll know it when you’re here. A stunning tribute to days of old, scattered with vibrance, texture and charm, Hepburn Springs Village is a destination that should be experienced… slowly.Village life has a rhythm and a heartbeat all of its own. From the hand made bush walkin’ sticks and historic buildings to the amazing dining options and natural mineral springs and spas, Hepburn Springs Village is sure to leave you with a smile.

Darling Daylesford and historic Hepburn offer a variety of restaurants and dining options, from quaint cafés and quirky pubs to themed eateries and hatted, starred and award-winning fine dining. And here, you’re encouraged to indulge, so its easy to work up an appetite (and work off the calories), where beautiful gardens, spectacular bushland, rugged trails and welcoming farm gates invite you to walk, hike and exercise your way to a well-deserved meal. So dress up or down, sit down to white linen or a more casual setting, dine by the lake or by the fire. At our favourite local eateries, fine wines, local produce and fresh seasonal fare are all on the menu. We’re also happy to recommend some of our preferred area wineries, including Hanging Rock Winery, Gisborne Peak Winery, Bacchus Hill Winery and the Ellender Estate.

Hosted by Ronnen & Trace

  1. Joined in March 2016
  • 39 Reviews
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We are a host farm with an extraordinary house that you will love. Having won Australian house of the year 2019 we are truly unique - amazing details at every turn.

During your stay

Owners Trace & Ronnen will be living and working in the property, however all living spaces within the Longhouse are private.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy