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Welcome to the enchanting Wisteria Hysteria, a haven of history and romance nestled in a picturesque countryside, merely 7 minutes from Daylesford.

This meticulously renovated miner’s cottage, a labour of love by Australian Fashion Designer Alannah Hill, exudes charm and whimsy, offering a retreat draped in green tendrils and steeped in Gold Rush history.

With only four small rooms, the cottage is a tribute to romantic interiors, adorned with rich olive green, deep crimson, textured chocolate, and off-white hues that harmonize with the indulgent surroundings. European linen from Halle Mercantile and French Windows that open to views of rolling hills create a gorgeous bedroom environment.

Restored original features, such as ironbark timber floors and tongue-and-groove timber walls, evoke a sense of timeless elegance The cottage sits on 2 acres of country gardens, featuring an overhanging wisteria-adorned veranda that invites you to unwind with views of rolling hills and neighbouring farmland.

The living room, the original arched brick chimney now hosts a Masport Klondike pot belly wood stove and a modern split system for comfort. The cottage kitchen, framed by stunning leadlight windows, overlooks the green acreage and orchard, featuring a porcelain sink and Baltic pine open shelves. The kitchen’s original stone chimney houses an Esse Ironheart wood-fired stove and oven, adding a touch of classic charm. Modern touches such as a DeLonghi coffee machine, Smeg toaster/electric kettle, hot plates, and microwave for cooking are included for convenience.

The moody and elegant bathroom features a heritage cast iron sink a free-standing claw foot bath with an overhead shower, and an electronically warmed Japanese bidet toilet, creating a tranquil calm retreat within the cottage.

Outside, the established country garden is a tapestry of grand old pines, a small dam, and mature ornamental trees, including Capital Pears, Claret Ash, Silver Birch, Willows, and Golden Elms. A productive fruit orchard yields plums, and quince, and boasts a century-old English apple tree.

Immerse yourself in Alannah’s creative spirit and “effervescent whimsy” as you explore this idyllic country haven, conveniently located just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne, 7 minutes from Daylesford, and a short 20-minute drive to Castlemaine. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful sanctuary, a writers abode, or a little ‘cottage’ to call your own, ‘Wisteria Hysteria’ offers a perfect blend of history, style, and a chance to surrender to the calm of ‘country living”

Please note: We warmly welcome your furry friends to join you during your stay! Please be aware that this property, nestled in a charming country setting where Kangaroos freely roam, does not have fences. Additionally, as we embrace the open surroundings, the area is accessible, and it’s important to ensure your dogs are supervised to prevent any potential road hazards. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to hosting you and your beloved pets!

  • Split System-Heating & Cooling
  • BBQ
  • Gas Log Fire
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linen & Towels Provided
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Spa
  • WiFi (Complimentary)