"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.Full hotel details
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This area of Victoria was the main gold mining area in the mid to late 1800's. Ballarat and Bendigo are within about an hour each in a differing direction from Daylesford thus making this town a perfect place to use as a hub to explore the gold mining places that dot the local countryside.
Within the town are a number of very well known landmarks such as the 'Lake House', one of Victoria's finest restaurants, just a few minutes walk from our front door. Similarly the 'Convent Gallery' is a fascinating building on the side of Wombat Hill. Famous as a wedding venue and also having a cafe, and many galleries of differing artworks. 'Lavendula' is a lavender farm at Shepards Flat, approximately 8 km from Hepburn Springs, with 20 plus acres of lavender and an old Swiss-Italian farm house.
Opposite this is 'Cricket Willow' where the first willow trees were imported from UK to make bats and the tradition still continues. The Botanical Gardens on Wombat Hill were laid out in the 1860's and have some rare and spectacular examples particularly of cyprus and firrs. During the season there is an annual display of begonias in the glass houses.
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