Daylesford Town and Country, owners and managers of Central Springs Cottage, invite you to stay at their very cosy renovated miner's cottage. Situated in the heart of Daylesford and only a 5 minute walk from the vast array of restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, market & day spas of the main street. Take a short stroll round the corner to the lake or simply sit back and enjoy the leafy view from the comfort of the deck.

We also own and manage The Hide @ Mt Franklin listed on Stayz. It is dog friendly, set on a beautiful 44 acre property at the foothills of Mt Franklin, just 10 minutes drive from Daylesford.

Central Springs Cottage is perfect if you are attending a wedding as it is within walking distance of the most popular wedding venues.

The cottage is self contained with 2 QS bedrooms and a double sofa bed is available in the living room. There is a fully equipped kitchen, gas central heating, warm and toasty wood fire burner, spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and leafy fully fenced back garden.

For those who like walking or bike riding, the Goldfields Track goes in both directions from the lake. So walk towards Ballarat or Bendigo - take your pick or do both! You could even arrange to stay at both of our cottages if you are planning to walk or ride the track as The Hide @ Mt Franklin is on the Dry Diggings section of the track.

There are other lovely walks virtually from your doorstep too. We have maps of some of the walks and the Info Centre, just up the road, has many more.

Our favourite masseurs are within walking distance and you don't need to get into a car after having indulged in some of the local wines in nearby caf├ęs and bars.

PLEASE NOTE: There are a three steps (and a hand rail) from the bedroom landing to the living area and one step from the living area to the kitchen. There are also a couple of steps from the garden/parking area on to the balcony. The more direct route from the back door to the back yard has 6 or so steps from the verandah with a hand rail but you can also get to the back yard via the two steps to the garden/parking area. If you have a disability or concerns about the steps please feel free to contact us.

On weekends extra people pay min 2 night stay. For example, if 2 people want to stay Friday night and 4 people want to stay Saturday night then the tariff is based on 4 people for the 2 nights. The same applies for long weekends.

Your dogs can enjoy the cottage too.

We love going on holiday with our dogs so understand how important it is to have a nice place to take your pets. When enquiring about pet friendly make sure the accommodation is really pet friendly. Is the property well fenced? Are dogs allowed inside?

Our garden is fully fenced and is a lovely place to bring your dogs. The lake is just around the corner and there a lots of fabulous walks from the front gate. We allow well behaved dogs only and they are welcome inside. Note that we are fastidious about keeping the cottage clean for guests who don't bring their pets.

We care about our guests' pets and our neighbours so experience has led us to have a policy of not permitting dogs or pets to be left unattended inside or outside the cottage at any time. Please visit our website daylesfordtownandcountry and FAQ to view our pet friendly conditions as it is a condition of booking that you agree to these conditions.

Many people like to enjoy the wonderful massages offered in the area. As we do not allow dogs to be left unattended at the cottage we recommend an in-house massage offered by a number of great local masseurs or booking massages separately if you are coming as a couple or group of people. There is even a masseur willing to allow your dog to come to her studio. In warmer months it is not advisable to leave your dog(s) in the car whilst having a massage or dining out.

Don't take our word for it - see what our guests say.

A lovely relaxing weekend in this charming, well appointed cottage, well located in Daylesford. We were comfortable and warm and felt able to relax with the generous garden around whilst still being able to walk into the town centre. Thank you!
June, 2014

If single nights are available please contact us with your request. The tariff for a single night will be the at same rate the weekend nightly rate.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely property We loved our stay in Daylesford, the house was perfect. Very happy
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adorable ! This beautifully restored miners cottage, is well maintained and is imbued with old world charm. Very cosy, comfortable and perfectly located within walking distance to Lake and township. Would definitely recommend to friends and family for a weekend getaway:)
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Central location We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We loved the walk down to the boathouse for breakfast. The cottage is close to town and we walked everywhere. The cottage had all we needed and it was a lovely home away from home.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place for dogs My friend and I stayed at the cottage for three nights in July. Despite being a cold and wet weekend we were lovely and cosy inside. My 15 year old Jack Russell was very welcome inside and he had a lovely holiday too! Lisa and Sue are fantastic to deal with - I messed up the payment and they were very understanding and helpful. I would recommend this cottage without hesitation - it was fabulous.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice & cozy What a fantastic place! This was an ideal little house for our mid year get away. Extremely clean with absolutely all the little things we needed for a very comfortable stay for 3 nights. Everything from cooking oil & milk to a few doggy treats, firewood & a secure yard for our escape artist/best mate Toby. Easy walking distance to the beautiful main street in one direction & the other end of the street the quirky markets. Thanks ladies, we will be sure to return
Date published: 2015-06-21
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
Pets allowed
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Open Fireplace, Heaters
Non-Smoking, Parking
Fully enclosed garden



The Standard rate is for up to 2 pax in 1 bed. Add $30 for linen per stay as follows: 2 pax in 2 beds. 3 pax in 3 beds. 4 pax in 3 beds. Periods which have 3 night min is for up to 4 pax & extra pax $20 pp per night. Daylesford Town & Country (our business) will email you the correct quote to you.

Special offer!

Stay more than 2 nights for great discounts. Midweek is Sunday to Thursday night.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $175
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $175 $490 $1505 3 $20 $20
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $245 $490 $1600 3 $20 $20
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $175 $490 $1505 3 $20 $20
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $175 $490 $1505 3 $20 $20
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $175 $490 $1505 3 $20 $20
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.