Gumtree Spring is a huge mud brick and recycled timber country-style home on 5 acres just 3 minutes from town. This retreat welcomes you with warmth and character, attention to detail, and large living spaces. Everyone is easily accommodated under one roof. You can really spread out or gather together in multiple living spaces, in relaxed comfort on this sprawling property.

Gumtree Spring offers a unique, idyllic & relaxed experience and is not just another suburban house......... and you can now enjoy EXTRA late 3pm checkout AND UNLIMITED FREE WIFI!

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(All rates to be confirmed before booking)

This recently built seven star energy rated mud brick retreat is an extremely comfortable home away from home. It has a fantastic warm country feel and features recycled timbers throughout - floors, walls, ceilings, eaves, pillars and beams. A huge open plan dining/living area adjoins a fully equipped spacious kitchen with beautiful recycled ironbark bench tops, wood stove plus a conventional stove top/oven. There are also highlight feature windows to let in lots of natural light and rustic bush views. The polished floor boards in the kitchen/dining area have to be seen to be believed. This casual and comfortable area also features a very efficient bluestone double-sided fire place. It faces both the generous dining area and a spacious lounge room with TV, DVD player and CD player. Thermostatically controlled hydronic panels heat the rest of the house very effectively. The home is an ideal temperature all year round - it stays cool in summer and warm in winter. You'll be comfortable all year round in the most idyllic and relaxed of settings.

There are five bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed with spacious walk-in robe. Three other bedrooms all have a double bed plus a set of bunks. The fifth bedroom has two sets of bunks. All bedrooms and wet areas have sound proofing.

The main bathroom has a claw foot bath with olde worlde taps and a stained glass light shade to complete the ambiance. There are two other separate bathrooms which both incorporate a shower & basin. There are then also two separate toilets, and a laundry, all making it very comfortable and user friendly for large families or groups. All wet areas also feature beautiful natural multi coloured slate flooring for that extra warm and rustic feel.

The large fully equipped games room has an interchangeable pool & table tennis table and a table soccer table. There is also another TV and DVD player in this area. More high feature windows allow more great views of the bush outside and the entry of lots more natural light. Another entertainment area outside has a timber outdoor setting and a barbeque, all under a generous shade sail. This is also adjacent to a well maintained cleared area for the kids to run, play games or for you to really spread out. We cater for every taste and age!

So relax, in not just a house, but a home that's just a stone's throw from town. Fully equipped including books and DVDs so you don't need to bring a thing to relax and unwind. Bring your family, friends or get a group together to enjoy this unique and special all-under-one-roof home. The secluded location also means you will have absolute privacy to totally unwind and not be worried about the neighbours!

Gumtree Spring has all the comforts of home in a beautiful location on the door step of Daylesford. You will have everything you need to make your time here comfortable, memorable and enjoyable.

The house is all on one level and includes two separate shower rooms, two separate toilets plus another main bathroom with claw foot bath. Plenty of room for everyone to get ready to enjoy their day!

All linen, bedding, and towels are provided.

Just bring yourself and start to enjoy!

NOW WITH EXTRA LATE 3PM CHECK OUT so you can make the most of your stay!

Best of the best!

This home is so close to town that you can be part of the action if you want to be - award winning restaurants and cafes, exciting shopping, regional festivals, diverse markets and much more are all just 3 minutes drive away OR ....far enough away to lie back, relax and enjoy the quiet of the bush, the creek, the birds OR ....a short drive to see the sights of the surrounding area - the boutique wineries, extensive nature walks, beautiful lakes, renowned gardens, nearby historic towns, stunning period buildings, mineral springs, etc, etc.

Be as active or relaxed as you like - it's your choice and there's something for everyone. You might even get a visit from a kangaroo!

Daylesford 3 minutes by car;
Ballarat 40 mins by car;
Melbourne just over an hour by car!

Privacy and seclusion

This architect-designed mud brick master built home was crafted by skilled local tradesmen. It is one of the best examples of its type in the district and exudes character, quality and warmth thoughout. It truly is a home away from home. Set back from Trentham Road on a 5 acre bush block, it is ideally suited for privacy, seclusion and relaxation. There is a creek flowing through the property with two water feature ponds, and a view of the bush greets you from every room. The house is self sufficient with solar hot water(and gas boost), solar electricity panels, double-sided open wood fire place, hydronic heating and a huge rain water tank. The wonderfully restored and recycled ironbark & ghost gum timber comes from the historic Botany Bay woolsheds. It features throughout the house in many different ways. Pictures don't do justice to the warmth and impact when combined with the mud bricks and location. Come and see for yourself!

Your enquiry/booking will be managed by the Daylesford Cottage Directory - a registered local booking agent with local contacts, knowledge and service. We are a registered professional holiday letting agency with all monies securely held in our trust account with full receipts issued with every payment so you can book with confidence.


Direct deposit available or credit card - Visa / Mastercard.

Please note: we regret to advise that due to wildlife there are NO PETS OR TRAILBIKES allowed.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Warming Set deep amongst the beautiful trees, Gumtree springs feels like home away from home. The house is warm and cozy, yet extremely spacious enough even for our large family. And the kitchen is an absolute delight to use. Over the few times we have had the pleasure to use the house it has always been left tidy and clean. We will be back.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning house. A beautifully built house. A pleasure to stay in. Very comfortable for a group. Plenty of space and everything you need. Quiet and just a short drive to Daylesford. Owners are very hospitable and helpful.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Gumtree Springs is truly a home away from home. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and at ease. With all the mod-cons, although keeping in tones with a country property and plenty of room to spread out - not to mention the stunning surroundings. The bedrooms are large and most importantly the beds are comfortable. There is nothing to fault with this property, we would not hesitate in going back. It was the perfect location for a weekend away with the girls (the woodpile was stacked high for the fireplace!) - and being so close to town, a massage is only a 5 minute drive away.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place for a family getaway Gumtree Spring is warm and cosy, and accommodated our large family with ease. Plenty of beds, two showers and two bathrooms ensured there were no fights over showers or toilets! Surrounded by tall trees and rustic bush, it was the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing weekend away from it all. Everything we needed and plenty of space to move. Have already re-booked!
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great place! This house had everything we could have asked for. If you want a big house to stay with family as we did - this is hard to beat. Very comfortable and in a great spot on the edge of town - quiet and peaceful. Great ambience with the mudbrick and recyled wood - will be back next year!
Date published: 2014-05-09
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

3 mins drive from town
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free WiFi
Fully equiped kitchen
Great for families or groups
Huge living area
Hydronic heating
Ironing Facilities
Large open plan living area
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Open double sided bluestone fire place
Pool table/table tennis/foosball
Rumpus room
Set on 5 acres of bush
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


SPECIAL OFFER - Extra late 3pm check out! Why leave so soon? Check our extended stay discounts! Please note - Long weekend minimum stay is 3 nights

Last minute deal!

Stay before 11 Apr 2015 for 10% off.

Special offer!

WEEKDAY SPECIAL-STAY 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2!! (Valid Monday to Thursday) Or choose from these specials- ONE EXTRA NIGHT=$700. FIVE NIGHTS MIDWEEK=$3000.00. SEVEN NIGHTS=$4000.00 EIGHT OR MORE NIGHTS=$550 per night (Please note - no further discounts apply to any special tariff)

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $875 $1750 $4995 2 $50 $30
* $750 $1500 $4500 2 $50 $30
* $875 $1750 $4995 2 $50 $30

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 18 adults. Property has 14 beds and can sleep a maximum 18 people.

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