13A On The Lake

House

13A Leggett Street, Daylesford VIC
  • 1-8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms

Lakeside living in the most glorious Daylesford setting

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

On Our Last Getaway:

It isn’t often that I’m speechless, but walking into 13A On The Lake for the first time had me just so. The most I could muster as I began to explore this sprawling lakefront stay were soft, whispered ‘Wow’s. This is a house that pulls you in and, even if you wanted to object, you wouldn't be able to. I suspect it is the view that holds most of the magnetism; the uninterrupted outlook across Lake Daylesford is completely dazzling and was the reason that my hushed words of admiration picked up again.

On a getaway to Daylesford it is natural to assume I’d be eager to explore the township. While at 13A however, I found myself wanting to stay in so I could notch up as much time as I could in this marvellous pile. Unsurprisingly, I soon settled into one of the chairs on the deck, cursing myself for the fact that I only had a few minutes before having to head out. Like a homing pigeon though, it wasn’t long before I returned to 13A, fitting in a walk around the lake before resuming my seat at the alfresco dining setting. This was also my perch of choice the next morning, now with a cup of coffee (and then a hot chocolate) to sip as I watched ducks and geese flutter across the water.

13A is not the kind of house you only want to spend one night in. This is the kind of getaway you would want to secure annual stay at; because when an experience (and that lake view) is this good, it never gets old.

Review by Steph Mikkelsen, Beautiful Accommodation Travel Expert

What To Expect:

From the outside 13A On The Lake has all the appearances of a charming weatherboard cottage, but it is only after bypassing the code-operated front door that a guest is ushered inside into a world of blonde timbers, lashings of natural light and immaculate styling. Spanning three levels, 13A On The Lake is beautifully presented in every way. From the stash of board games and DVD library, to the compendium and instructions detailing how to use the home’s kit - electric sunshades, a gas fireplace and sound bar. It is evident that 13A’s owners have put the utmost thought into the comfort of their guests.

As lovely as each of the four bedrooms are – especially the master, which is more like an all-inclusive suite rather than just somewhere to sleep – guests will inevitably be drawn into spending most of their time on the home’s lower level. After all, this is where you find the main lounge, the kitchen equipped with all a cook’s must-haves and another smaller living area that works perfectly for kids or some me-time. It seems a given however that these indoor spaces will play second fiddle to what is outside.

Moving out to the lake-facing timber deck makes it apparent where this home takes its name. It would be near impossible to find a getaway perched closer to the lake – unless of course you brought floaties and were willing to get your feet wet when walking to the front door. The view from the deck rolls across lush lawn and out to the banks of idyllic Lake Daylesford. A path, which snakes around the lake, is a few paces from of the garden gate and guests to this getaway can watch walkers amble along this route from a seat at the outdoor dining table.

Editor's Picks:

The joy of being able to wander straight out of the back garden and onto the winding path that wraps around Lake Daylesford is a luxury few other getaways in the area can boast.

Amenities

  • Outdoor dining
  • Deck
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Sound system
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries provided
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Games
  • Books
  • Iron
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities

Perfect for...

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

Eat, See, Do

Cliffy’s Emporium sits out of Daylesford’s main strip but that doesn’t stop this eatery attracting hungry visitors and coffee-seekers like bees to a honey pot. Be it for your first first long black of the day, to nibble on one of the muffins or to tuck into a lunch dish; it soon becomes clear why Cliffy’s is such a favourite with locals. Mercato sits next door to Cliffy’s and is a destination diner for when you crave a fine dining fix. Those not up for a degustation extravaganza can order a la carte, or head over for a light bite from their tapas selection. Another dinner option just up the road is The Farmers’ Arms. One for gastropub-style fare and a relaxed atmosphere, make sure to arrive earlier on Friday and Saturday nights to nab a table. Otherwise, grab a drink at the bar while you wait. Further out of Daylesford in neighbouring Hepburn Springs is the Surly Goat, another local haunt that is open for lunch and dinner.

Location

Access to Lake Daylesford from the garden. 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. Less than five minutes’ drive to Vincent Street and Daylesford cafes, restaurants and shops.

Minimum night stay

2 nights

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