A perfect country escape on the lake

“Lakeleigh” is a much admired, landmark property located right on the foreshore of picturesque Lake Daylesford, with magical views from every room to the lake & the village beyond.

The Location

Daylesford is a small country town, an easy 1 ½ hours drive west from Melbourne. It’s famous for its natural mineral springs and spas. The historic town has many interesting buildings, shops, art galleries, wineries and restaurants.

The House

In a nutshell Lakeleigh is a classic, cosy, charming country style house in a magical setting.

It comprises 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 with balconies overlooking the lake, 2 bathrooms, a conservatory currently furnished as the dining room, a sitting room and a living room, plus kitchen and laundry. Outdoors there’s a stone terrace and a deck.

Lakeleigh’s charm and character is achieved through an abundance of architectural details such as dormer windows & coved ceilings in the bedrooms, exposed ceiling beams, louvered white timber shutters, an English style conservatory, stone & timber floors, a sandstone fireplace & mantelpiece, & a bespoke limed timber fitted kitchen.

For entertaining the floor plan flows inside, connecting the dining room, conservatory, sitting room and living room – and when the French doors are opened onto the terrace, the outside and inside become one.

The Garden

It’s a garden for all seasons with direct access to the lake. In spring there are masses of bulbs including daffodils & tulips. When the weather cools down rich autumnal colours kick in, & in winter the hellebores cover the ground & the camellias are at their best.

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* Internal images on this page courtesy of “Country Home Ideas” magazine

Here’s what some of our guests had to say…

  • “My family enjoyed nothing more than the beautiful lakeside view on the outside patio”.

  • “The vista immediately gives the feeling of peace and serenity. We are very sorry to be leaving but will definitely return”.

  • “The house is just stunning, and it is so refreshing to stay in a place where every little detail has been thoughtfully attended to. How great to have our expectations exceeded!”.

  • “This home is just stunning – attention to detail is superb. Loved the garden – we are both avid gardeners”.

  • “Very romantic here, right out of “Vogue Living”!

  • "Wow! Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful house. We so appreciated your fabulous furnishings, garden and attention to detail, not to mention all the extras such as fresh flowers, wine, and yummy food provisions”.

  • “The atmosphere you’ve created gave us everything we’d hoped our weekend would be”.

  • “My expectations were surpassed in regard to our lovely accommodation. Your taste and décor is simply superb and we just didn’t want to leave!”