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“Bliss - great place to unwind”
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2 person Spa on the back deck at sunset
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34 reviews
2 person Spa on the back deck at sunset
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Kitchen & Dining
Kitchen
Dining area with view
View from second floor landing
View from second floor landing
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Second bedroom
2 person Spa with Bubbles
View of Doctors Gully from back deck
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Daylesford, Victoria

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Familyfun...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bliss - great place to unwind”
Reviewed December 3, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

If you are wanting to feel like you have escaped the rat race and need to relax and unwind then Briars is the perfect place to do exactly that. No need to leave the cottage if you don't want to. Great selection of DVDs and good size couch to spread out on, spa on the deck overlooking the gully, private, full cooking facilities and the the most comfy bed. Located between Daylesford and Hepburn however it was an easy walk into town and down to the lake. We dined at the Farmers Arms and Mercato and both were very good.
Thanks to the hosts Di & Duncan. They have thought of everything and we look forward to our next stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Dec 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Briars Cottage certainly is a place to unwind and relax. We look forward to you staying again soon.

Di & Duncan
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AES250
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Good place to stay”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed in apartment 3 of Briars Cottage. Found it to be a very modern, clean and welcoming space. Suitable for up to 4 people.In a good location. Thoroughly enjoyed staying there.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Nov 2015
Thanks for your kind feedback, glad tou enjoyed your stay, regards Di & Duncan
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Tris80s
Hoppers Crossing, Australia
1 review
“One word - RELAXING!”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Easy to get to. Great communication from owners. Cottage was very pretty, well set up and had everything we needed. Loved the spa. Will recommend for sure! Thank you Briar's Cottage!

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Liked best: the cottage
Liked least: the bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
29 Nov 2015
So glad you had a great time, thanks for your feedback, Regards Di & duncan
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GeminiBab...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed November 17, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Beautiful place to stay. Immaculately clean & comfortable. Owners are wonderful to deal with. Everything you need is provided. Highly recommend !

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
Thanks for your lovely review so glad your found everything to your satisfaction, please come back again, regards Di & Duncan
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James C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for a weekend away without kids!”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A lovely spot for a short break, with all the facilities you need for an extended stay. Di and Duncan clearly put a lot of effort in to making sure guests receive the perfect welcome; music, heating, lighting on, bottle of wine chilled...your holiday starts the minute you open the door. And the spa bath on the deck is just lovely - looking out in to the treetops, we watched the birds and kangaroos at sunset. We tried the Red Star cafe for breakfast as recommended - get's the thumbs up from us too! As does Kazukis for dinner (degustation menu fantastic), and Sault for lunch. We'll be back for sure, and may even bring the kids this time - they'd love the outdoor bath too!

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Liked best: Outlook from the deck, and the outdoor spa bath
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
29 Sep 2015
Thank you for such a lovely review, we are pleased you had a great time at Briars Cottage, and hope you will come and stay again soon.

Di & Duncan
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Kurzo
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well presented and comfortable”
Reviewed November 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Were in need of a family weekend not too far at short notice, so found this cottage in spa country.

Surrounded by other cottages on three sides not ideal, however frontage to Doctor's Gully makes up for the lack of space. Very peaceful outlook.

Tastefully decorated throughout with quality fixtures and fittings. Bed a bit soft for our liking, however gorgeous doona and pillows. The spa area outside is a bit cluttered and unnecessarily enclosed, needs a re-think.

Everything else is top notch, including service from the owners. Highly recommended!

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