St Claire Country House

Room or Suite, House

493 Pearsons Road, Trentham East VIC
  • 1-6 Guests
  • 1-3 Bedrooms
  • 1-4 Beds
  • 1-3 Bathrooms

A French fancy for living la belle vie

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walking into St Claire Country House is like entering another world; a world of nibbling macarons, lounging in salons and whispering, ‘Sacre bleu!’ under your breath in hushed amazement. Why? This luxury getaway looks like it has been plucked straight from the French countryside, simply relocated to the lush surrounds of Victoria’s Macedon Ranges.

With its French Colonial architecture and characteristically French interiors – floral wallpaper, gilded mirrors, carved marble and basket chandeliers – St Claire Country House is set to dazzle even the most fervent Francophile. Three sumptuous bedrooms make up the Guest House, all with an ensuite and bedside tables stocked with books on philosophy and poetry. A verandah, bedecked with a wicker table and chairs, lies just beyond each bedroom’s exterior door – and guests will find themselves drawn to this space to savour a morning cup of tea or afternoon wine. 

Guests have use of the beautiful common room, or those travelling in a group or for a special occasion may also opt to book the Salon. Both spaces have kitchen facilities and are richly appointed, thanks to plush soft furnishings, lofty ceilings and oak floorboards. The Salon is also available as an event space, and weddings can be hosted at St Claire too: the lawns and gardens make a dreamy setting for raising marquees and holding alfresco receptions.

Upon arrival to St Claire Country House, your hosts are on hand to say bienvenue and answer any questions. Groups that book weekends or longer stays have the Guest House on a self-contained basis, and couples or single travellers booked for mid-week are treated to a B&B-style stay, including a continental breakfast each morning. There is also a free happy hour every evening for guests staying during the week.

Amenities

  • Private dining/chef by arrangement
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Games
  • Books
  • iPod dock
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries provided
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Romantic
  • Unique
  • Luxury
  • Weddings
  • Food & wine

Location

Seven minutes’ drive to Trentham. 15 minutes’ drive to Woodend. 25 minutes’ drive to Macedon Regional Park. 26 minutes’ drive to Daylesford. 29 minutes’ drive to Jacksons Lookout. 1-hour seven minutes’ drive from Melbourne.

Price & Availability

This property accepts online bookings on request. Once confirmed by the property, you will receive an email with instructions to pay via Credit Card. Online bookings incur a 4.5 % service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property. Click here for Beautiful Accommodation's full terms and conditions. Please see the property's cancellation policy below:

Cancellations made 31 days or more from booking date will receive a 50% refund. All payment will be forfeited for cancellations 30 days or less from booking date. Credit Card details are recorded upon arrival as a security against damage or theft.

Check-in policy

Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00