Rural, sustainable luxury – Dairy Flat Farm

Dairy Flat Farm is an overflowing feast for the botanically-minded senses. The interiors, art and furnishings of the lodge are just sublime. Dreamy. 

Then there’s the regenerative farm on the grounds including the extensive vegetable gardens, (which supplies the award-winning Lake House restaurant) the orchard, olive grove and vineyard. And of course the flower cutting garden.

I have come across places like this (on Instagram and in my dreams mostly!) in England or Europe, but this is right here in our backyard – on the outskirts of Daylesford, Victoria.

This is a very special place – a place to escape, to rest, to be inspired, to be together and to be connected to nature.

Located a short 10-minute drive from their flagship hotel, restaurant, spa and the village of Daylesford, Australia – the property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Wombat Forest, mineral water springs and productive farmlands.

A specially designed and curated Lodge featuring original art and furniture commissioned by local makers accommodates up to 12 guests in six private King Suites. This is a special place to gather your tribe and immerse yourselves in the best of country living… albeit with the Lodge Concierge on hand to coordinate activities, light the firepit, mix a good negroni and prepare dinner…

Set on almost 40 picturesque acres, Dairy Flat is a regenerative farm following organic practises,  including a productive herb & vegetable garden that already supplies the multi award-winning Lake House kitchens, a newly planted orchard of apples, pears, stone fruit, quince and medlar; a vineyard featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings, an established olive grove, ornamental hedgerow gardens, a bake house dedicated to slow-fermented sourdough and a spring-fed dam full of fresh water trout.

There’s plenty of activity on-site all year round… Early on the bakers will be busily tending the dough and ovens. You may see Jono, a long-term supplier ( Brooklands Free Range Farms) moving the British White Cattle. Often, resident Bee Keeper Dan “the Bee Man” Palm will be on-site checking the hives. There is never a dull day in the vegetable gardens, especially during the ‘pick’ for the kitchen! The guinea fowl maybe munching their way through the bugs in the garden…. And the resident alpacas are always up for a little chaff and chat. Dairy Flat is surrounded by lush farmland and forest so kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and beautiful birdlife are abundant also.

And plenty of places to relax and indulge in the luxurious interiors.

You can book the whole place if you have a big group or check in with reservations for smaller groups.

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