Set amongst six acres of abundant and fruitful gardens Lake House is a tranquil retreat that includes rooms and suites in either a waterfront or lodge setting. The renowned restaurant draws appreciative foodies from Australia and around the world. In the kitchens, a talented work from the ground up producing cutting edge, modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and regional ingredients. The Award Winning Cellar and its 800-odd reference list keeps wine buffs happy with its edgy and interesting selection of wines from around the world and of course closer to home.
Sophisticated rural retreat and award winning restaurant offering exceptional regional dining experiences
Rooms and suites in either a waterfront or lodge setting
A large lounge with open fire, billiards and a good selection of reading materials
Extensive outdoor lakefront terraces, or quieter nooks like the pavillion overlooking the full sized tennis court
Private dining experiences and cooking classes available
Luxurious on-site spa
Menu of bespoke additional services including kids packs, deluxe hampers, rose petal turndowns and helium balloons, to name a few.
State of the art event services and conference facilities
Lake House lies on the shores of beautiful Lake Daylesford. Walking tracks lead from the property, around the lake and into the Wombat State Forest, complete with local fauna and the abundant health creating mineral springs the area is renowned for. The nearest one bubbles out right on Lake House’s doorstep.
Exploring the property is in itself an adventure. Guests may like to have a hit of tennis followed by tea and refreshments in the tennis pavilion or enjoy a glass of wine by the open fire in the Argyle Library Bar while immersed in the extensive culinary book collection. Given the opportunity to explore the gardens you will come upon the Kitchen Garden planted with edible shoots and flowers, a myriad of sculptures and artwork from many of the region’s top artists, extensive outdoor terraces overlooking the lake shore and established country gardens with everything from koala-loved stringy barks to lilac, Daphne, quince, plum and apple trees.
All residential guests receive complimentary car parking, porterage, daily newspaper and internet access. Access to our cult & classic DVD library and use of the full size tennis court, sauna and spa are also complimentary.
Guests also receive priority reservations in both the restaurant and spa. However please consider confirming your reservations for both restaurant & spa prior to arrival.
We also offer additional services such as in room dining or a butler service for evening drinks. Perhaps we can arrange a picnic hamper, a private tasting in The Cellar or a car service back to the airport for you. We can also give you recommendations on the best local wineries, or give you directions to the closest place to land a helicopter.
A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful cutting edge, seasonal food matched with an internationally acclaimed wine list. Under the direction of Culinary Director Alla Wolf Tasker AM and Head Chef David Green the kitchen work from the ground up producing virtually everything, from house baked breads to an extensive charcuterie range, on the premises. And Alla’s dream of a raft of excellent small scale local suppliers has finally come about – due in no small part to her own efforts. Several excellent organic farms are now located within minutes of Lake House.
Produce is often hand picked for a morning delivery. Local lamb, rare breed pork, grass fed beef, fresh water fish, sheep and goat’s milk cheese, heirloom fruit from old orchards and windfalls from local gardens arrive at the kitchen, which since the early eighties, has fostered an open door policy, mentoring and supporting small sustainable producers and growers and developing a local food culture amongst fellow restauranteurs, chefs and residents.
The state-of-the-art Salus Spa, designed with blonde wood and splashes of Tiffany blue is located within the grounds of Lake House, overlooking Lake Daylesford. Surrounded by waterfall fed streams and with nine treatment rooms Salus is the perfect space to unwind.
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