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"Great accommodation and service, beautiful setting " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast, you'll be 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Mount Macedon and 8.6 km (5.3 mi) from Macedon Regional Park. Highlights at this B&B include free breakfast and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players are featured in all 3 rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards. Additionally, microwaves and free toiletries are available.

This smoke-free bed & breakfast offers a library, a terrace and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Mount Macedon B&B include Hanging Rock Reserve and Woodend Community Centre.

Stuart's Cabin

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Denise's Cottage

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Jim's Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great accommodation and service, beautiful setting

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Its time to recharge in Mt Macedon

Pros: Every comfort we were looking for. A place to contemplate life, read, paint, explore and enjoy the culinary delights of the mountains...
Location: Mt Macedon is the place to visit when you just need to stop and recharge. You cant help but slow down, stop and enjoy the scenery.
We selected Braeside for our annual girls weekend and it did not disappoint. We were looking for a hideaway and yet we wanted to walk into the village for a good coffee (thanks Trading Post!). We were met by Andrew 'The Consummate Host. Certainly made us feel at home, ensuring we had all we needed for our stay whilst respecting our privacy. Couldn't ask for more. A paradise for awakening your creative side so bring your paint and books. But dont forget your hiking books as there are trails to suit all levels.

Posted by , from Geelong on 5 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

An outstanding B&B - with an exceptional host

Pros: The quiet, Andrew was an incredibly welcoming host, the freshly baked bread, many other personal touches
This is a great place to unwind, recharge and spend time exploring the Macedon and surrounding regions. We had a wonderful four nights - Andrew was an exceptional host. Fresh bread and other provisions - the salmon and feta were very special - made the experience so memorable. The location is outstanding - nestled in gardens that must be magnificent when in bloom. The warmth of the hospitality on offer, and the comfort of the cottage, made it very difficult to leave. We will be back!

Posted by , from Heathmont, VIC on 10 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful garden setting

Pros: Three private cottages in a beautiful garden. It felt like we had a huge private garden all to ourselves.
Location: Effectively in Mount Macedon village and with Macedon only minutes away, Restaraunts, cafes, pubs, supermarket newsagent, everything right there
Our cottage was not only wonderful inside with comfy chairs and cosy fire, it had a spectacular setting in a beautiful garden alive with all the Autumn colour we went to Macedon to see. There is so much else to do the area. Villages and towns to explore, eat and shop. And markets to do more of the same. And then there are the wineries to visit, taste and buy magnificent Victorian cool climate wines

Posted by , from Melbourne on 19 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

gorgeous cottage in mt macedon,

Pros: everything
Location: great dinner at mt macedon hotel, and lucnch at the trading post
quick trip to mt macedon to run the hanging rock run, cottage was perfect and came with freshly baked bread and goodies for breakfast, definately recommend it

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful and peaceful

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing to improve
Jims cottage is absolutely gorgeous to stay in. Andrew is a wonderful host with plenty of tips for exploring the area around mount Macedon. Breakfast provisions are ample, the gardens are beautiful to walk around in.

Posted by , from leopold on 5 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely cabin surrounded by farmland

Andrew was an excellent host. We had all that was needed to make this stay special - wood for fire, fresh homegrown ingredients for breakfast, good information about the area and a lovely cabin to enjoy.

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5
We stayed in Denise's cottage which is surrounded by gorgeous gardens with views to the field where the kangaroos and an echidna visited. The owner, who lives at Braeside, is a perfect host who goes out of his way to ensure that guests enjoy their stay. Denise's (two bedroom) cottage is beautiful and comfortable and we were sorry to leave after two nights. It is an ideal base for visiting the gardens of Mount Macedon when they are open.

Posted by on 1 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Worth it for the view, staff, and the experience

Stayed in Stuart's Cabin, and was greeted by Andrew as soon as we pulled up. He offered to carry our bags, and when we got to the cabin, walked us through everything. It was the best personal touch you could ever imagine. He ran through all the items that other places would print out into a book, and made sure we felt comfortable from the get go. The fridge was stocked with yogurt, fresh jam, bacon, fresh eggs, juice, milk, and pretty much anything you could need. There was also freshly baked bread that simply melts. We had strong winds on our first night, and the power went out for about an hour. It was really nice to get a text from Andrew notifying us, and apologising. I really admire the ability to text the host, and being responded to as a person than a guest. Andrew's heart and soul is all throughout the B&B, and you can see it. It is also really great to be able to read all the other guest's messages in the guest book in the room. Some of the messages simply show Andrew's dedication to making your stay the best it can be.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Victoria on 16 Oct. 2016

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About the Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast

Location 47 Taylors Road, Mount Macedon, VIC 3441

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. A library, a terrace, and a BBQ are also featured at Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast. Self parking is free. This 4-star Mount Macedon bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (45.3 km / 28.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Braeside Mt Macedon Country Retreat & Bed & Breakfast offers 3 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 25.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.