Escape The Rat Race To Hepburn Springs

Feel like you need a holiday somewhere to escape the stresses of daily life but don’t have time or money to fly to Europe. Well look no further than just an hour and a half outside of Melbourne where Peppers Daylesford has a Tuscan villa just waiting for your arrival. Turn back time at the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa and you will return a new woman! Great way to beat those winter blues.

Stay at Villa Palma in Peppers Daylesford

The kookaburras singing are the only alarm clock you will need in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in country Victoria. If you are lucky enough to stay at Villa Parma, the 1864 heritage listed, Tuscan-style villa then you will truly feel blessed to have found a tiny piece of Italy right outside of Melbourne. Villa Parma offers four bedrooms, guest lounge, dining room and kitchen, all luxuriously furnished whilst maintaining original features. The Villa also offers a private garden with an outdoor pavilion and the original cellar which is an unrivalled function space. Located within the manicured grounds of Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat, guests of Villa Parma can also use all of the guest facilities on-site including award-winning Mineral Spa and Deco restaurant.

Villa Parma has managed to find the best in bedding and sheets teamed with super soft pillows for you to sink back into and relax and unwind, pretending you are somewhere in rural Italy. If you lower all the gorgeous natural fibre blinds and old wooden shutters you are able to sleep in perfect harmony with the only noise to arouse you from your slumber is all the natural bird life calling out to one another in the mornings. What a perfect antidote to our busy, busy lives.

SheSaid’s Anna enjoying a glass of wine by the villa

Sunset Drinks at Villa Parma

Have yourself a glass of local wine with a cheese platter in the afternoon sunshine on the back steps of the villa. You must venture a few steps away to take in the magnificent manicured gardens as you look back towards Villa Parma – you will swear you have just been transported to the Mediterranean instead of a few hours from the centre of Melbourne! And since the wine glasses, crockery and cutlery are all restaurant quality provided for you at the villa, you can then rustle yourselves up a gourmet dinner in the full kitchen or simply dine out in Deco restaurant just down the cobbled pathway in Peppers Hotel. No driving required to that restaurant!

Villa Parma gives you the best of both worlds with no staff at the villa ensuring a private and DIY catering opportunity but the Peppers staff are only a phone call away and you can even order in-room dining or should that be “in-villa” dining! But if you really want to treat you and your guests have the chef come over and cook and cater for you all at the French provincial dining table right in the villa itself! No need to even leave the villa if you don’t want to! Staying at Villa Parma and having the chef cook for your group would be perfect for special occasion dinners and family reunions. How decadent!

Tomorrow we’ll bring you the ultimate in Daylesford decadence – High Tea and the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa!

Have you been to Daylesford?