51 Stanbridge Street , Daylesford , VIC 3460 , Australia View hotel location on the map
"Holyrood House" is a couple of minutes walk from Vincent Street, the main street, with its restaurants, shops, and the lake. The property is nearly an acre of magnificent gardens, parts of which date back to 1864. The first part of the house was built in 1864 and was the Residence of the Town Clerk, Donald McLeod. He enlarged it in 1905 and it now contains 3 B&B rooms, all with their own facilities, and a self-contained cottage.
The major public rooms include a guest lounge complete with an 1869 Erard Concert Grand Piano, a large fully licensed function room, originally the billiard room, where dinners from 10 to 20 can be arranged with either western or asian cuisine. We also have the Drawing Room where drinks can be served in front of the open fire and breakfast may be served in the morning. This room has access to a west facing deck under the protection and shade of a golden elm tree.
There are 5 fires that burn in the winter and the whole property is hydronically heated. Large verandahs, extensive gardens and deck give a variety of locations for guests to sit out and relax or enjoy a drink, or tea/coffee served by your hosts. This house is a place for the mature to relax and enjoy time out away from the stresses of life.
Please do not be offended, but our property is not suitable for children.
Our B&B is a very traditional country house style hosted accommodation. We love to have groups coming to celebrate an occasion, a birthday, a wedding, or an anniversary. We can arrange for additional guests, over 8 that we can accommodate, to be housed nearby if required. There are 3 B&B rooms, 2 with queen beds and ensuite facilities and the third has a king/twin arrangement. This also has a spa bathroom just down the hall, exclusively for that room. We serve a complimentary drink from the bar each evening, either in front of the fire in the winter or in the garden, on the verandah or deck in the summer. A full 3 course cooked breakfast is served each morning.
Our self contained suite, "The Apsley Suite" consists of 3 rooms, a sitting room with Tv/Dvd, a fully stocked kitchenette, a queen bedroom and large spa bathroom, its own private deck overlooking the rose garden. Cooked breakfast can be delivered to the suite if required.
Small conferences are a speciality and we have three rooms available. The main function room/restaursant can seat up to 20 people for a meal/meeting. Meals and light refreshments are produced in our fully licensed commercial kitchen.
- This property is not suitable for children
- This property is NON SMOKING - Smoking areas on the deck and verandahs are, however, available.
Check in from: 1:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Broadband internet connection, facsimile and telephone facitilies are available. Bookings for conferences are made when the whole house is also booked for accommodation.
by either the Calder via Woodend or the Western Highway via Ballan/Daylesford turnoff to the centre of town. "Holyrood House" is situated on the corner of Stanbridge and Duke Streets and is one street block up the hill from Vincent Street, the main street.
A bus/train service from Melbourne is operated by V-Line and we can arrange for pickup from the bus stop. Alternatively there is a regular train service from Melbourne, Southern Cross Station, to Ballan and arrangements can be made to collect from the station. A fee of $50 is charged for this service
Due to the very steep sloping site we are unable to offer on-site parking but there is ample street parking.