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Lake House

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Lake House

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'...it offers guests much more than just a superb meal. With 33 sleek rooms and suites set in about 2.5 hectares of garden extending down to the waters of Lake Daylesford, as well as a spa nestled among the treetops, the entire resort is enveloped in a tranquil, welcoming ambiance that has enchanted visitors from around the world.'
-The Financial Review Sophisticated Traveller

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Lake House is a tranquil retreat that includes rooms and suites in either a waterfront or lodge setting. Six acres of abundant and fruitful gardens extend down to the waters of Lake Daylesford and provide guests with immediate access to the lake shore and the Wombat State Forest beyond.

Given the opportunity to explore the grounds, guests will come upon the Kitchen Garden planted out with herbs and edible flowers. Orchard areas include olives, crabapple,stone fruits, apple,quince and medlar. The earliest plantings of stringy barks,Yunnan and Lombardy poplars and pin oaks now form a canopy over the site and are populated with rosellas, currajongs, gang gangs, cockatoos and kookaburras.

A myriad of sculptures and artwork from some of the region's top artists are dotted around the garden. Extensive outdoor lakefront terraces, or quieter nooks like the pavillion overlooking the full sized tennis court offer the opportunity for a quiet drink or the pleasure of a leisurely peruse of the papers. A large lounge with open fire, billiards and a good selection of reading materials, is a popular destination in cooler weather. A DVD library of classic favourites affords additional opportunity to cocoon and relax indoors...

The renowned restaurant draws appreciative foodies from Australia and around the world. In the kitchens, a talented team under the guidance of Co-Owner and Executive Chef Alla Wolf- Tasker and Head Chef David Green 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.

Co-Owner and resident artist Allan Wolf-Tasker whose work hangs in private and public collections around the world has a studio on site which is open by invitation and appointment to Lake House guests. Wolf-Tasker's canvases are on display throughout the property as are works by other artists from the family's private collection.

In amongst the cool fern gully and surrounded by waterfall fed streams and springs - the Salus Spa is an oasis of tranquility. Accents of blond wood and splashes of "Tiffany" blue in the furnishings combine with large nudes by renowned local painter David Bromley to create airy relaxation spaces around ten treatment areas.. Hydrotherapy in private treetop mineral water spas, advanced performance facials and seasonal signature body treatments provide for easy on site indulgence.

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Review date:   February 10, 2018 1:24PM
Review:   Must go before you die. Should get a Michelin star or 2. I could speak in half of the restaurant as I haven’t stayed there. However... Food fantastic, staff were really on top of there game here. We had a 10 month baby with us and they were super nice and friendly to us. Even a bar tender went out of his way to offer our baby a strawberry just out of kindness. Book early is my only advice. Tried to book 2 weeks in advance but could only get lunch. Lunch still good you can see the lake and views too.
Author:   The Grand Hodor
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   January 5, 2018 11:19PM
Review:   Enjoyed Christmas dinner with the family here. 5 STAR EXPERIENCE. The wait staff are nothing short of world class. My family had various challenging dietary requirements, the restaurant handled it without breaking a sweat. The establishment belongs in the French countryside. We hope to return soon and enjoy a stay in one of their wonderful guest rooms.
Author:   Jason Travels
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Review date:   February 16, 2018 7:48AM
Review:   We had a 30 minute mineral spa. Then my husband and I had a 1 hour massage and our therapist were Julia & Natalie. Honesty they were 2 of the nicest therapist we have ever had. Great service. Thanks girls for looking after us.
Author:   Gavin Mead
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Review date:   December 31, 2017 10:44PM
Review:   We visited the lake house for a fabulous nye event in 2017/18 it was nothing short of fantastically awesome. Great food. Great drinks. Incredible, out of this world hosts and service - so welcoming, warm and friendly. Beautiful location. The atmosphere created was really a memorable way to bring in the new year, prime position for fireworks.
Author:   Justine Streager
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Review date:   January 1, 2018 12:47AM
Review:   An expensive restaurant for you to splurge on your loved one. The food and service was great. Can't fault them on this. I don't drink, however I am sure their wine menu is pretty impressive. Been here three times and they have not yet disappointed me.
Author:   Jermaine Leong
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