Romantic & Relaxing. Cozy & welcoming, modern open plan design. Warmly lit fire
About Sally Trewick
My partner and l love helping others to enjoy a relaxing escape to our delightful region. Having moved to Daylesford 12 years ago, we are continually in awe of the beauty this region offers and hope you like your stay in Daylesford and Hepburn as much as we do.
Sally Trewick purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Sally Trewick chose Daylesford
My parents purchased these properties as an investment. I was working at Daylesford Accommodation at the time and helping to manage approximately 200 holiday rentals so it was an easy adjustment to take over the property management directly once my partner and l had started our family. l was able to take over managing Manna Gums & ASHLAR @ Manna Gums, whilst still enjoying being a mum. The properties work well with still being able to enjoy my family. We are proud of how we've converted the 2 properties over time from family home and judo studio to a fabulous group house and special romantic villa. We really hope you enjoy your time at our properties throughout your stay in our delightful region.
What makes this Villa unique
My parents run a successful sheep stud property in Elmore, VIC. For them to agree on a property to purchase within Daylesford, it had to have something special going for it. They really struggled with the idea of purchasing a villa or house that was directly next to another property with limited views, and so when they finally saw this property, it was almost an immediate decision to purchase. The fact that the property backs directly onto farmland that is zoned rural and has amazing views of paddocks (often with grazing cows coming to visit at the fence-line), it was an easy fit for dad (and mum). We had to do a lot to the property to enhance it to the stage it would be a good accommodation property but over the years, lots small changes have been implemented to keep it as comfortable as it is for our guests. We love the fact also that there are 2 separate properties giving 2 groups privacy and if they are booked together it allows for a larger area between the group.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We had an enjoyable 3 nights at Ashlar Manna Gums..
Sally greeted us warmly and was helpful with local information about Daylesford. There fire and spa made for a very romantic getaway for my partner and I. It was very clean, in a good position and had all the mod cons we needed.. well worth the stay.
Thank you for your lovely review Cheryl. We are so glad you enjoyed our villa and the region.
It was a pleasure to host you both and we’d be delighted to have you stay again if you want to explore more that Daylesford has to offer in the future.
Hope the relocation goes well.
Quiet and Private
It was cosy and warm, had a really comfortable bed, great facilities, gorgeous bath/shower, nice touch to have a few breakfast essentials already in the property.
The communication with the host was excellent. the property was well appointed with everything one would need available. It was well presented clean and heating was left on so it was very inviting on our arrival.
Michael was a fabulous guest to host.
He was very pleasant and easy to communicate with all the way through.
Property rules were adhered to and the house was left well on his departure. We would be delighted to host him again and are happy to recommend to other hosts.
Sally - Manna Gums, Daylesford, Australia
We enjoyed our weekend in Daylesford. Loved the spa, and relaxing on the couch. The house was nice & warm.
Clean and convenient
We enjoyed our weekend stay. Very cosy and romantic. Great communication and easy to follow instructions for check in. Located close to Township and all amenities provided. Cottage was very clean and tidy which really put us at ease and heating and lights were on for us at check in which was very thoughtful and appreciated
Thank you for your positive review of our property.
I pride myself on assisting guests with accurate and thorough communication for their stay with us so am glad this was of assistance to you.
So happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future
Kind regards, Sally - ASHLAR @ Manna Gums, Daylesford
We walked in from a cold day, fire was going, lights were set, soft background music all created a warm and welcoming feel to this pretty little hide away. Nothing else was needed, will be back again, thank you Manna Gums
Thank you for your lovely review Linda. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
Thank you, Sally - Ashlar at Manna Gums
ASHLAR @ Manna Gums is located in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
Close walking distance to:
- Farmers Arms Hotel
- Cliffy's Emporium - coffee/food/deli/wine/retail
- Wombat Hill Nursery
- Daylesford Sunday Markets (8am-4pm at Railway Station)
- Daylesford Sunday Farmers Market (8am-4pm at The Woodshed opp. Sunday Market)
- Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
- Wombat Hill House - cafe located in gardens)
Close driving distance to:
- Hepburn Springs - restaurants, gift stores, cafes, iconic Hepburn bathhouse, Hepburn golf course (5 minutes)
- Daylesford main street - cafes, art galleries, shops, etc (2 minutes or 15 minute walk)
-Terra Australis Distillery (2 minutes or 15 minute walk)
- Lake Daylesford (5 minutes)
- Lake Jubilee (7 minutes)
- Mt Franklin Reserve (10 minutes)
- Daylesford Mill Market (5 minutes)
- Lakehouse Restaurant (5 minutes)
- Passing Clouds Winery - Cider Garden/Alfresco Dining/Cellar Door (10 minutes)
- Daylesford Cider - Musk (10 minutes)
- The Convent - Gallery/cafe/museum/cocktail lounge/retail/gardens (2 minutes or 10 minute walk)
- The Palais, Hepburn (5 minutes)
- Cellarbrations bottle shop (2 minutes)
- Lavandula Swiss/Italian Lavender Farm, Shepherds Flat (10 minutes)
- Belgian Chocolate Mill (5 minutes)
- Overwrought Garden Art, Blampied - Sculptural Metalwork Garden Art Gallery/Retail (15 minutes)
Day Trips or Longer:
- Trentham (20 minutes)
- Kyneton (20 minutes)
- Ballarat (40 minutes)
- Bendigo (1 hour)
- Melbourne (1.5 hours)
- Macedon (45 minutes)