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“For the bird lover.”
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2 person Spa on the back deck at sunset
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35 reviews
2 person Spa on the back deck at sunset
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Kitchen & Dining
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Dining area with view
View from second floor landing
View from second floor landing
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Second bedroom
2 person Spa with Bubbles
View of Doctors Gully from back deck
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Daylesford, Victoria

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Excellent - based on 35 reviews
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Julz C
1 review
“For the bird lover.”
Reviewed 23 October 2017 for a stay in April 2016

A lovely, warm & cosy cottage. The view was picturesque & the birds were happy to come eat from our hands. The spa was perfect on those cold evenings and the bottle of champagne on arrival was a great touch. We had a slight plumbing issue with the shower, but after a phone call to Di, the plumber was there within the hour and the problem fixed. A great getaway with my sister & mum. Thank you so much for having us Di & Duncan. We will be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Nov 2017
Thank you for your lovely review and your understanding about the plumbing issue. We are so glad you enjoyed the spa and you are right, the birds are lovely and quite cheeky! We hope you will stay again soon.

Di & Duncan
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Sightsee3...
1 review
“Beautifully presented cottage with a lovely bush outlook.”
Reviewed 23 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The Daylesford area is lovely with nearby towns of Hepburn and Trentham both worth visiting. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very much as advertised. For those who haven't been before, lots of great places to see, dine and explore. we particularly enjoyed the Convent Gallery and cafe for lunch and the Farmers Arms Hotel for a few beers and a lovely dinner. We will be back to explore the area further.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Nov 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Briars Cottage and exploring Daylesford and surrounds. We hope you will be back soon.

Di & Duncan
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SueTheron
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Tranquil setting in beautifully appointed apartment with all the trimmings”
Reviewed 21 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Daylesford is a charming and quaint little village in close proximity to many places of interest with fascinating historical content. Perfect hub for travel to other areas and also good opportunity for those who enjoy walking. Great variety of good restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and quirky retail shops. Cottage is beautifully and tastefully furnished with all items necessary and beyond for a comfortable and indulgent "home from home" stay. Personal touches and caring hosts, Di and Duncan, made our stay a special and memorable one. The spa bath in the country setting complete with candles, bubbly and luxury chocolates all part of the package! Highly recommended and definitely worth repeated of visits.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Apr 2017
Thank you Sue for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you loved Briars Cottage and had the chance to explore everything that Daylesford has to offer. You're right, there is so much to do in the region. We hope you will stay again. Di & Duncan
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NEALBOURN...
Halifax, England
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“LIFE IN THE WILD!”
Reviewed 14 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Located on the main Hepburn Springs road north of Daylesford on a fairly sharp bend down a short steep track, Briars Cottage overlooks wooded Doctor's Gulley where a variety of cockatoos, rosellas, kangaroos etc can be spied from the deck. The cockatoos especially make their presence felt at dawn and dusk!
A two person spa bath graces the deck and it is one of life's more pleasurable moments to sit there with a cool glass of fizz watching the wildlife watching you! Also on the deck is a BBQ, but it appeared to be unserviceable so we will move on to the interior. Note to owners: if you advertise it, make sure it works.
The accommodation over two floors is clean and contains all the requirements for two couples - a sizeable living area, fully equipped kitchen (and as a nice touch some fizz and a few other supplies in the fridge). Upstairs are two bedrooms, on en-suite, the other with separate shower room.
There are so many attractions in the area all within easy reach, but the Lavender Farm at Hepburn stood out above the others.
Despite the lack of BBQ steaks, we four had a brief but comfortable stay at Briars Cottage.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Thanks John for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Briars Cottage. Daylesford is the perfect place to escape from city life and we are very lucky to have gorgeous wildlife right on our doorstep.
We're sorry that you didn't enjoy a BBQ on the back deck, the BBQ is fully serviceable, and is electric, so all you need to do plug it in and turn it on.
You're right there are so many things to see and do around Daylesford, and we're pleased you enjoyed our little slice of heaven.

Di & Duncan
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Wendy S
1 review
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

This lovely little cottage is perfect for a short or longer term getaway. Situated within walking distance of the town centre but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle in a bushland setting, the location is ideal.
The accommodation has lots of little luxuries and will not disappoint.

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Management Response
7 Jan 2017
Thank you Wendy for such a lovely review. We always like to hear from our guests so we can find out what we are doing well and what we can improve on. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will stay again soon.

Di & Duncan
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NitaN62
1 review
“amazing cottage nature spa escape”
Reviewed 1 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Amazing! Complimentary bubbles, chocolates and other goodies. The spa and view was wonderful, will definitely come back again. We enjoyed it, very homely.

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Liked best: spa on the deck
Liked least: Radio/no wifi
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Management Response
5 Dec 2016
Thank you Nita for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and hope that you will stay again soon.

Di & Duncan
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Lukeymidz
1 review
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 14 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Was a really cozy place to stay. With the heater and radio on which felt like home. Close to everything around and will definitely stay there again. Highly recommend it

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Management Response
21 Sep 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time at Briars Cottage and it felt like home. Daylesford certainly has a lot to offer and we agree that Briars is close to everything.

We look forward to you staying again in the future.

Di & Duncan
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