Alchemy House

24 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
  • 1-6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3-5 Beds

Contemporary cool housed inside a classic cottage

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Contradictory to what you might read in glossy magazines or hear in Hollywood rom-coms, the best surprises don’t always come in small boxes. Sometimes the best surprise can be found behind the door of—what looks to be—a classic country cottage. In this case, Alchemy House in Hepburn Springs is that cottage, except that it isn’t really a traditional cottage at all.

Sure, this three-bedroom beauty has the heritage façade, but one peek at the interior is all the convincing you’ll need to appreciate this retreat’s flair for the contemporary. True design devotees with be drawn to the living room, a dark and moody space that feels both masculine and inviting in its energy. A leather sofa invites guests to perch themselves with a good book or perfectly-swilled glass of wine, while a log-burning fireplace will keep the Macedon Ranges chill at bay during the cooler months. Alchemy House keeps its statement charcoal-hued walls confined to the living room, and the rest of the house is bright whites and impeccable styling.

Of a morning, let your body wake up by itself and feel no guilt as you spend another 10 minutes or so convincing yourself of the merits of untangling yourself from your bed’s beautiful linens. Plod barefoot to the kitchen where you’ll sip at a fresh brew from the coffee machine, or take your cup of Joe outside on the balcony. Travellers with places to be and things to do can shake off the remnants of sleep with a blast underneath one of the central bathroom’s two showerheads, however those with more time on their hands may opt to get their toes pruney in the freestanding bathtub.

The rest of the day is yours for the taking. Spend it thumbing through the library of books, out-strategising your companions at a board game, or venture outdoors to explore Hepburn Springs and neighbouring region, Daylesford.


  • Fireplace
  • Courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining
  • Bath
  • Books
  • Games
  • Private dining/chef by arrangement
  • Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Toiletries provided
  • Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Perfect for...

  • Groups
  • Families
  • Spa & relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Food & wine


Three-minute drive to Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Five-minute drive to Jacksons Lookout. Eight-minute drive to Daylesford.

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:

Property Policy: 31+ days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee. Within 30 days of arrival - 100% cancellation fee. Changes are treated as cancellations. No refunds are permitted for bookings on public holidays. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.

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Check-in policy

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00