A dreamy holiday home in a former miner's cottage

Tell me Aussie friends - what is it about Daylesford, Victoria with it's beautiful array of houses?  The latest property to catch my eye is Vintage House Daylesford, captured by Sharyn Cairns.  Set in an acre of land with views over Wombat State Forest and Doctors Gully, the 1860's miner's cottage has been beautifully restored to it's former glory by owner, interior designer Kali Cavanagh.  Available for rent for 6 to 8 people the main house and garden room have been decorated in shades of white, black and everything in between and furnished with a blend of antique, vintage and industrial pieces. Personally, I'm longing for a soak in one of those salvaged lion claw bathtubs! How would you wile away your day?

Credits: photography Sharyn Cairns interior design / styling Kali Cavanagh (shared with kind permission). Vintage House Daylesford is available as luxury accommodation and photo shoots. 

How heavenly?!

I'm feeling particularly inspired by the garden room - this is just what we need at my man's family Swedish summer cottage.  Must pin immediately!

It's also taken me way longer than usual to write this post because I keep day dreaming about how to re-arrange my bedroom to create space for a bath tub! I've worked out the only way I could do it would be to do away with my home office! Hmmmm. Seems a bit radical....but then again....?!

Is there anything that's got you day dreaming?! 

Get the look from Vintage House Daylesford: white and grey stonewashed linen bedding, buy beautiful made to measure linen curtains here, source vintage industrial pendant lamps here. Try Ebay for a salvaged claw foot bathtub.

I've just noticed there are now over 60 spaces to drool over in my 'holiday home' archive - how will I get anything done today at all (mind you, with no home office.....that would be OK, right)?!

Have a *dreamy* day!

PS I got a note from the post office this morning - I think it could be my mobile - yay!


  1. This is my favorite space ever! Thanks for featuring- it inspired me to look for 2 years for a vintage small claw foot tub for my tiny house- so worth the wait!!!

    1. How great you found one, they are so hard to find. I've been looking for one myself.

  2. I used to live not too far from here, it is indeed lovely and is a spa town which was established during the Victorian era, hence the graceful buildings from that period. Thanks for sharing, even if it makes me a bit homesick, it's beautiful. Amanda

    1. It sounds lovely. You're so lucky to have grown up in this area! I hope I can visit one day!

  3. I am patrolling an Australian blog and some of the properties down there are so lovely! Especially the former worker cottages.
    The kitchen island looks like its legs are from an old Singer sewing machine (well, that would be one huge sewing machine, they must be from something else, but they made me immediately think of the old Singer my grandma had when I was a kid).

    1. You're right, I wonder what the history is behind it? It sounds like there are so many lovely houses in the area.

  4. Your blog is just fantastic. I would love to visit all these places and take some photoshoots :)

  5. My idea of hell, a bath next to the bed, I would have to cover it up with a blanket

    1. Why so? Would love to hear your explanation because I would love to have a bath in my bedroom.


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