St Claire Country House


439 Pearsons Road, Trentham East VIC
  • 1-22 Guests
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 5 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. Think of this luxe lodging as your own mini Versailles. There are nine bedrooms housed across the East and West Wings, meaning St Claire has ample space for the entirety of your royal entourage – 22 guests, to be exact. All of the bedrooms look out into the manicured garden.

Nestled between the two wings is the Salon. This space typifies French style with a flourish of whimsical floral patterns, pastel hues and crisp whites. A generous designer kitchen allows for self-catering and the long French dining table has a seat for everyone in your party. Or, in true aristocratic style, you might engage a local chef to come into the house and prepare a meal or high tea. Following petit déjeuner (breakfast) or dîner (dinner), gather in the comfortable adjoining lounge for a cup of tea, to make plans for the day, or to sip on an elegant digestif. An open fireplace can be lit in cooler temperatures.

The Salon is also available as an event space, and weddings can be hosted at St Claire; the lawns and gardens make a dreamy setting for raising marquees and alfresco receptions.


  • 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...

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


Seven minutes’ drive to Trentham. 15 minutes’ drive to Woodend. 20 minutes’ drive to Kyneton. 26 minutes’ drive to Daylesford. 1-hour seven minutes’ drive from Melbourne.

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Cancellation policy

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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