We recommend you read all of the content of this page to ensure you have all of the information you need to ensure Central Springs Cottage is the place you want to spend your well earned holiday time.

The very cute late 18th century miner's cottage is perfectly situated, being 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.

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.

Our philosophy around allowing dogs to stay is for guests and their dogs to enjoy a holiday together at the cottage and in Daylesford. It is not designed to be an alternative to a kennel so we recommend guests leave their dogs at home if they wish to go out frequently without their dogs as we have a strict policy about not leaving dogs behind. Our FAQ on our website explains why we have this policy.

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.

Lisa Brophy and Sue Wright of Daylesford Town and Country, owners and managers of Central Springs Cottage, also own and manage two other cottages listed on Stayz. The Hide @ Mt Franklin - Studio and The Hide Homestead B&B - rural retreat both listed on Stayz. These properties are both set on a beautiful 44 acre property at the foothills of Mt Franklin, just 10 minutes drive from Daylesford. Please visit daylesfordtownandcountry for more information.

Would you like to learn how to make your own sour dough bread? We run one day courses for our guests from our property at Mt Franklin. Please ask us about it.

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, secure 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 ALLOWING DOGS 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.


When you click request booking you will be taken to a page which asks you for more information including a section for writing us a message. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU WRITE US A NOTE under the following circumstances:

-You require 2 beds because you are two guests wanting a bed each OR you are three guests wanting 3 beds OR 4 guests wanting 3 beds. We will amend the tariff to include $30 for the additional linen and cleaning.

- If you wish to bring a dog(s) - tell us how many dogs (max 2) and the breed. If you wish to bring a dog(s) you must agree to our conditions as outlined above and that you will not leave the dog unattended at The Hide.

If either of the above apply and you don't let us know the cottage will not be prepared for you correctly.

You will receive a confirmation email from Daylesford Town and Country (our business name). Please ensure the details of the number of beds and dogs is correct. Check junk mail if you don't receive our email. :)


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy Getaway Very clean and Neat with plenty of atmosphere. We really enjoyed the cosy warm cottage to relax in during the cold winter days. The spacious garden with many birds provided a lovely outlook.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Country cottage close to town For my first time visiting Daylesford I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cosy cottage is close to the main shops and the lake. The house has everything you need for a homely and relaxed place to stay. While close to the shops the rustic cottage garden gives a feeling of seclusion - perfect for a wine in the evening sun and watching parrots in the trees. Our dog loved exploring the garden - a great holiday on all accounts. Lovely hosts too.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great property for both humans and dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our dog loved the safe and large yard to run in.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxing getaway The cottage provided all that we could need, and more. Very comfortable and clean, with nice outdoor area and views.
Date published: 2015-11-27
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
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Parking, Dishwasher

Pets allowed, Non-Smoking
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating


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 5 nights pay for 4.

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: $195
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $195 $420 $1395 3 $45 $45
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $195 $420 $1425 4 $45 $45
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
* $245 $490 $1715 4 $45 $45
* $195 $420 $1245 2 $45 $45
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Bread making 1-2pax $175 p/s

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.