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The sun baths the front of the Studio in the morning.Stay in the cozy bed or catch the sunrise?
Central Springs Studio - Eco Retreat and Farmstay
Central Springs Studio - Eco Retreat and Farmstay
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Sited on an 1860's farmstead, The Studio offers a comfortable and restorative retreat located close to wineries, hiking trails, spa country of Daylesford (20min) and the country town of Kyneton (15min). The Studio is an eco retreat made with reclaimed materials, furnished in vintage powered by solar and uses only rainwater and a composting toilet. The Studio is nestled amongst established gardens with expansive views over paddocks and dams. Magical sunsets, birdlife and our friendly animals.

The space

The Studio has served as an artist's studio, sheerer's cottage and long ago, a sheep shed. Built from reclaimed and restored materials, this space is comfortable, well appointed and restful. Everything you see (other than bedding and mattresses) is vintage or recycled and lovingly restored.
The studio is a two room cottage with the kitchen and bathroom seperate from the living area, bedroom and dining area.
Reverse cycle heating and cooling will keep you cozy and block out blinds keep out the morning sun for a well deserved sleep in.
The views can be enjoyed from many angles and the sunrises and sunsets are magic!

Guest access

Guests are welcome to wander through the gardens, paddocks and surrounds.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to help with suggestions, bookings and whatever you need.

WiFi is free and available.

Other things to note

Winters in Drummond are chilly so bring a warm jacket for when you go outside.
The toilet is a waterless, inside, composting toilet. It works just like a 'normal loo' and has no odour, it is fully automatic but keep the lid closed.

Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $157 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- The kitchen is simple with a small oven/2 burner unit, microwave, kettle, fridge and pantry. Everything is there to make a lovely, simple meal.

- We are a working farm so please wear shoes at all times.

- The Studio is an eco-retreat which means that you are on solar power, shower in rainwater and are surrounded by vintage and recycled goods.

- There is a modern shower and a waterless, composting toilet in the bathroom. The toilet works just as a 'normal toilet', has no odour but sits a little higher than a standard toilet, to ensure an efficient composting process, keep the lid closed when not in use or it will smell.

- We encourage you to mingle with the animals which include friendly chooks, cows and sheep. If you're lucky we might have baby chicks or a lamb or two!

- We welcome well behaved pets but our fences are not dog proof and there are kangaroos in the field.

- You will be surrounded by the sounds of nature which include parrots, kangaroos and a kookaburra or two.

- We do have a rooster but he is housed on the property away from The Studio.

- We live onsite in a seperate farmhouse. We are available if you need anything or a recommendation for dinner.

- We respect your privacy and will leave you to relax and enjoy your own space unless you request assistance or need advice, however we do need to let the chickens out in the morning and lock them up in the evening which is near the studio, typically this only takes a few minutes and we will advise you of the times prior to arrival, we come down normally around 9am and 5pm but this does vary during the year.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Horses, Cows, Chickens, Dog
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Sally User Profile
December 2017
Alison and Heath are amazing hosts. They are warm and welcoming and you feel relaxed straight away. The Studio is a stylish, comfortable, clean space with everything you need in an excellent location. It exceeds expectations.

Lucy User Profile
October 2017
Alison's place is absolutely lovely. It is even nicer than the photos suggest. My partner and I came for the weekend and felt very relaxed by our check out. We very much enjoyed meeting the horses, sheep, chickens and alpacas as well as looking out over the hills and wide open sky. Alison and Heath have put a lot of effort into making the place comfortable, it is very clean and there is lots of attention to detail (fresh flowers, choice of what type of milk and bread you like, warm lighting etc). Highly recommend this place!

Dean User Profile
October 2017
We stayed here for a couple of nights in late October and really loved it. Plenty of farm animals to meet, fresh eggs from the laying hens, fresh fruit from the local markets. The weather was quite cold as you'd expect in country Victoria but the reverse cycle kept us warm and cosy. We'll be back!

Jenn User Profile
October 2017
This place completely exceeds expectations. Probably the best airbnb I'll find and certainly the best I've experienced so far. The space is elegant, large and warm. It was also a really suitable place for my pup. Legitimate food for the soul type space.

Dan User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Alison and Heath's place, would highly recommend to anyone. The "shearers shed" was perfectly comfortable and had every convenience you could need. The highlight of our stay was interacting with the animals and just the general peacefulness of the area. Alison and Heath were super friendly and were great for providing us with local knowledge. Would love to come back again in the future.

Xiaoyu User Profile
September 2017
It is a excellent house, quite and peaceful. The necessities they provide is the most complex I have ever seen. Alison and Heath are so friendly. We really enjoy this trip.

Amy User Profile
September 2017
Stunning. Everything we hoped for and more for a peaceful weekend away with our pooch. Was homely, warm with picturesque views. We loved the closeness to the animals around and much respect to Heath and Alison for making such a happy space for all the animals they have and the humans who visit too!!

Drummond, AustraliaJoined in May 2013
Alison User Profile

I'm a landscape architect designing play spaces for parks in Melbourne's inner north. It's a busy gig so I love (and need) to get away from time to time.

I travel with my partner and we will often arrive on a touring motorcycle - big but very quiet. We enjoy travel 'off the beaten path' to places that inspire with quiet natural beauty.

We live on a quirky 1890's farmstead and have a goal of making it a self-sufficient permaculture farm. We share our space with a gaggle of chickens, two cows, four sheep and a lovely Husky dog named Frost. Everything on the farm is made from recycled, reclaimed, found or crafted objects that have been lovingly collected over the years.

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