Montacute Pavilion and Gardens

Cottage or Villa

12A Stanhope Street, Daylesford VIC
  • 1-4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

A slice of English style in Daylesford

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Inspired by the glorious gardens and banqueting pavilion of Montacute House in Somerset, this Daylesford den truly befits the ‘one of a kind’ label. This architectural gem doesn’t just have design clout though; it comes with the kind of surrounds that is akin to a guest having their own, private botanic garden.

Arrive at your sanctuary by wandering through the manicured gardens, pushing through the front door and immediately dropping your bags in the entryway. The Pavilion can sleep up to four but it also makes a pretty special stay for just one couple that have a special occasion to celebrate or who simply may be looking for some quality quiet time. Those travelling with another couple may need to suggest a round of ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’ to determine who nabs the master bedroom. This palatial suite occupies the entirety of the first floor and bathroom-lovers will especially be in raptures over its black-and-gold tiled ensuite. The inclusion of a garden-facing, freestanding bathtub plus an open-side shower is particularly lavish.

The Pavilion’s lower level houses the compact kitchen, second bedroom and combined dining and living space. And although this is a getaway that comes equipped with Netflix, comfortable armchairs and a sunny window seat (read: everything you need to bunker down and stay indoors), it would be an opportunity missed to not spend at least an hour or two enjoying the gardens. Take up residence on one of the sheltered benches for a moment of quiet reflection or meditation; sip cups of coffee from a seat at one of the terrace-perched tables; or settle into the wicker armchairs located within the Chinoiserie Fabrique.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor dining
  • Deck
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Romantic
  • Unique
  • Food & wine


Two minutes’ drive, or 15 minutes’ walk, to Vincent Street, Daylesford’s main strip that is lined with shops, restaurants, boutiques and cafés. Four minutes’ walk to Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. 10 minutes’ walk to Convent Gallery Daylesford. 20 minutes’ walk to Lake Daylesford. 1 hour 40 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. 

Minimum night stay

2 nights

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Cancellation policy

PAYMENT TERMS: Deposit amount is 50% of total booking value. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Credit Card Fees apply - 3.5% Amex/Diners & 2% Visa/Mastercard. Security bond required: $250 credit card authorisation or refundable cash deposit. CANCELLATION TERMS: This operator has a NO REFUNDS policy. If accommodation is able to be re-booked for the same dates a credit voucher for the total deposit paid less a minimum $75 administration fee will be issued. If the cancelled property is not able to be re-booked for the same dates the following cancellation fees apply: 30 days or more prior to arrival - 25% of the total rate. 15-29 days prior to your arrival - 50% of the total rate. 14 days or less prior to arrival - 100% of the total rate. A non-refundable booking fee equal to $10 per night is included in the total rate. A minimum $75 administration fee applies to all cancelled bookings. Booking Fees and processing fees are non-refundable. Any funds remaining after the deduction of cancellation administration and booking fees will be distributed in the form of a credit voucher with 6 months validity. A request to amend a booking will be treated as a cancellation. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.

Check-in policy

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