The French House


7 Gleeson Street, Trentham VIC
  • 1-8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4-8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

A French fancy

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen

The French are renowned for their impeccable style, be it in pastry, fashion or architecture. The French House in Trentham is a taste of the latter, although there is nothing stopping you bringing macarons or Chanel with you on your getaway to represent the formers.

The French House is a bespoke getaway; it was designed and built to be a luxury country retreat. This is a home that doesn’t try to be polished; it just is. Classic French provincial styling runs throughout, from rustic timber beams to oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. A string of four bedrooms are lined up like can-can dancers, all mirror images of one another except the master suite, which has direct access to the manicured gardens. All of the beds can be split from kings into king singles to accommodate groups, families and girls’ getaways.

An offshoot of the run of bedrooms is the open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. The farmhouse-style kitchen will have chefs clambering to whip up boeuf bourguignon or crème brûlée and eager diners will gladly devour breakfasts, lunches and dinners while sat at the 100-year old French oak dining table.

Walk through the French doors in the living room out onto the gravel terrace, which overlooks the parterre garden and the grass tennis court. Imagine the court is your own Roland Garros and volley or slice your way to Grand Slam victory. Or, practice your technique on the boules pitch. Make your way to the sheltered Jacuzzi to soak tournament-weary muscles, or call out for an opponent to challenge your skills on the billiards table. C’est la belle vie.


  • Tennis court
  • Spa/Jacuzzi
  • Garden
  • Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Books
  • Games
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Coffee machine
  • Iron
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Unique


Seven minutes' drive to Trentham Falls. 16 minutes' walk to Trentham's main shops, cafes and eateries. 25 minutes' drive to Daylesford. 1 hour 20 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