castlemaine boutique accommodation

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The Dairy

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Castlemaine Boutique Accommodation presents The Dairy.

Be transported back to a bygone era in this stunning and unique property. The Dairy House is one of our most popular properties, and for good reason. Nestled amongst a beautiful garden, this cozy home is truly an oasis unlike any other. 

Restored and designed with an eye to character and ultimate comfort, the Dairy is overflowing with character and warmth. 

Complete with bespoke furniture and artwork that has been carefully selected to enhance the brimming history and charm of this truly unique home, you won’t find any other properties like this. 

The home has a beautifully appointed bedroom (complete with a king size bed that can be converted into twin beds on request) and a beautiful bathroom that boasts a luxurious clawfoot bath, allowing you to soak away whilst gazing at the stars through the endearing and restored cottage window.

Fairy tale gardens, original wood fireplace, gorgeous artwork, exposed brick walls and enough character and luxury to knock you off your feet, the Dairy House offers a wonderfully unique experience. 

Enjoy the ambiance and be transported back in time, all while being a convenient few blocks from the excitement of Castlemaine’s main street. 

King size bed can be split into singles. Please advise at least two weeks before your stay of preferred bedding configuration.

High Chair Available Upon Request. 

Extra bed available upon request (additional charges apply). 

 Please note Hector the cockatoo lives nearby and likes to squawk around nightfall. He has been in the family for over 40 years and does like to have a chat. Feel free to say hello to Hector.

Highlight

Wireless Broadband Internet

Parking

Photo Gallery

Amenities
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cooking
Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
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entertainment
Smart TV, TV (Antenna), Wireless Broadband Internet
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heating
Air conditioning, Electric heating, Fireplace, Wood Log Fire
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miscellaneous
Smoke Detector
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outside
BBQ, Private Balcony
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parking
Parking available, Parking Included
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sanitary
Essentials, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
House Rules
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Policies

Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Children welcome, Smoking not allowed

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Check In
15:00 PM
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Check Out
11:00 AM
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Payment Schedule

50% due at time of booking.

Remaining balance due 14 days before arrival.

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Cancellation Policy

All paid prepayments are non-refundable.

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Damage deposit

No security deposit is due.

Rates
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Easter/Christmas/New Year

21 Dec 2024 - 26 Dec 2024

28 Dec 2024 - 01 Jan 2025

17 Apr 2025 - 21 Apr 2025

19 Dec 2025 - 26 Dec 2025

30 Dec 2025 - 02 Jan 2026

$305$305$305$305$305$305$305

Public Holidays

25 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

07 Jun 2024 - 10 Jun 2024

26 Sep 2024 - 29 Sep 2024

01 Nov 2024 - 04 Nov 2024

24 Jan 2025 - 27 Jan 2025

07 Mar 2025 - 10 Mar 2025

24 Apr 2025 - 27 Apr 2025

06 Jun 2025 - 09 Jun 2025

25 Sep 2025 - 28 Sep 2025

31 Oct 2025 - 04 Nov 2025

$280$280$280$280$280$280$280
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Fantastic break

Eva Mert (Melbourne ) Airbnb stayed on 4, 5 February 2024
We spent a wonderful two nights here. Beautiful little cottage, very clean, perfect location and the bed was extremely comfortable. Would love to come back in winter just to sit in front of the fireplace, highly recommended to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in beauful Castlemaine.

A beautiful cottage with a story

Yvette(Big Pats Creek) The Dairy stayed on 19-24 April 2023
A beautiful, clean comfortable cottage with history. We had such a great stay. Close to town yet peaceful and quiet. Especially loved to deep claw foot bath. Many thanks.

Lovely cottage, great location!

Ceri Davies(Latrobe, Tasmania) Short stay stayed on 11-14/10/2022
We had a lovely stay at The Dairy. The location was great and I loved the claw foot bath. The house keeper took great care of us, and the gardens are sublime!

Beautiful Accomodation

Fiona(Melbounre) stayed on September 2022
We had a weekend in Castlemaine and were fortunate to have two nights at The Dairy. Upon arrival, lights were on, heating was on and the owner met us and kindly came in and got the fire going. The accommodation was beautiful and comfortable. Such a wonderful location, with easy and quick walk into town. Thank you for providing a lovely place to stay for a weekend.

Cosy stay

ween min kang(Australia) YoungCouple stayed on 2022-01
The residence was cosy and full of character ! The claw foot bath tub was a winner for us and we very much enjoyed the luxuriously comfortable bed. So nice to have a getaway from the city and being able to experience life in a lovely cottage-like accomodation.

Wonderful stay

Alan Frampton(Australia) MatureCouple stayed on 2021-12
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the lovely Dairy in Castlemaine. We stayed for 5 nights and loved every moment. Very comfy bed and has all the amenities you could wish for. Highly recommended we will be back.
Hi Alan, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the Dairy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Lovely and cosy!

Michelle() YoungCouple stayed on 2021-07
We loved our stay at The Dairy! Everything was so well thought out and elegantly decorated. The bath was incredible and of course the lovely fireplace. Super conveniently located - we came by public transport from Melbourne and it was a short walk from everywhere we wanted to go. Also had a very fun night at the karaoke at the Bridge Hotel. Would recommend!!
Hi Michelle, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Dairy. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We hope to see you again soon.

Mr

Paul(Geelong) MatureCouple stayed on 2020-07
Comfortable and cosy cottage well equipped and walking distance to shops/cafes. Warm spacious bed and deep bath. Arriving on a cold afternoon it was wonderful to have the fire going and the lounge warm. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

quick getaway

Sue & Paul() NotSpecified stayed on 2020-06
We throughly enjoyed our relaxing time at the Dairy. The wood fire was beautiful as well as a necessary source of warmth during some cold days! Walking distance to almost everything and had everything that you may need to just stay inside and hirbernate. Bath was so very comfortable, as was the bed. Fantastic spot to just pull up at and stop for a little while, thank you so very much Rod and Donna.

Cost cottage

Bron(Melbourne ) NotSpecified stayed on 2020-06
We loved our winter escape to beautiful Castlemaine. The Dairy was the perfect base for exploring the area. A cosy cottage perfect for 2, with a fabulous wood burner, comfortable king bed, deep bath and great decor. We highly recommend this well-located accommodation

Relaxing and Private

Pauline(Melbourne ) MatureCouple stayed on 2020-06
Loved everything especially the cosy fire and relaxing bath. Ideal if you want to recharge your batteries away from a hectic home life. Castlemaine is a lovely town in easy walking distance from the Dairy.

Cozy and warm

Michelle and Graeme(Nyora) MatureCouple stayed on 2020-06
Enjoyed a lovely long weekend at the Dairy. The location was excellent, could walk to everything we needed. Only needed the car to pick up the treasures we bought at the secondhand store. Bed was very comfy and the bath luxurious. Very private and quiet too. Fire kept us roasty toasty the whole weekend. Would highly recommend a stay at the Dairy.

Ms

Di and Jon(Melbourne ) MatureCouple stayed on 2020-06
A very cosy, well equipped cottage. A comfortable walk to the main shopping areas. Welcoming and warm. We loved exploring Castlemaine

very relaxing

warren and trish(taylors lakes) NotSpecified stayed on 2019-09
The roaring fire was a great tonic on our arrival on a bleak afternoon. The Dairy was compact although surprisingly spacious in the Bedroom and Bathroom. The open plan Kitchen, Meals and Lounge was delightful and relaxing . Rod popped in to check on the fire , we didn't see him or Donna again over our 2 day stay. With everything at our disposal in perfect working order, we really didn't need to see them either ! Would highly recommend the Dairy based on our very relaxing weekend away experience.

The Dairy -Castlemaine

Robert Turner(Mornington) MatureCouple stayed on 2019-08
A charming place to stay-very well equipped and comfortable-the wood fire was great for such a cold week. well located close to town

Gorgeous and Inviting

Danielle Thomas(Melbourne) MatureCouple stayed on 2019-07
A beautiful little treasure of a place to stay on a cold and blustery winter weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing at The Dairy. Rod had so kindly stoked the fire before our arrival and it was just delightfully warm and inviting after a day walking out and about. The beds are incredibly comfortable, and the place offers everything that you need for a relaxing weekend away. We'd love to go back!

Very comfortable

Joanne Kelly() MatureCouple stayed on 2019-04
Great location and a very comfortable and warm cottage.

Mr and Mrs

Gary and Henny Lynch(Geelong) MatureCouple stayed on 2019-05
Can not recommend the Dairy highly enough!! What a wonderful Place. Clean , Comfy and a short walk to all the Restaurants. Donna was just so lovely to deal with.. Thank you Donna and Rod, We shall be back. Regards Gary and Henny

Cute and comfortable accommodation in Castlemaine

Brenda(Melbourne ) MatureCouple stayed on 2019-04
We loved our stay here. Property is very sweet and themed along dairy lines with cows, milk bottles etc in the decor. Very comfortable bed with lovely sitting room and well equipped kitchen. Bathroom also well appointed with roll top bath and separate shower. Our hosts made us feel welcome and it is only a short walk into Castlemaine’s shops cafes etc. Very restful and quiet. Thanks 😀

Mr

Phillip Ellis(Brighton Victoria) MatureCouple stayed on 2019-03
We enjoyed our stay in the Dairy. A nicely set up charming one bedroom cottage close to the centre of town. A couple of small things: would like to have had a box of tissues, a door on the shower, four wine glasses rather than two. Little things can make a difference.

Dr

Alan Lane(NSW) SingleTraveller stayed on 2018-01
I would like The Dairy to be an "undiscovered treasure" so I'm tempted to just keep quiet about it! But it truly merits the 5* most visitors are giving it, including me! Cute, semi-rustic building; it looks as though it really was a diary once, but comfortably renovated and appointed. Quiet and private. Perfect for one or two people, lovely fire, well-equipped kitchen, great bed and welcoming, hospitable hosts. Walking distance from the station (get the Goldfields steam train to Maldon!), shopping centre and many of Castlemaine's tourist attractions.

Absolutely gorgeous ! ! !

Nikki(Melbourne) YoungCouple stayed on 2018-12
We very much loved our stay here. Exceptional hosts. Made us feel very welcomed. The Diary is perfect for a weekend get away. Amazing comfy bed. Gorgeous bathroom with a beautiful relaxing bath. Big kitchen and dining table. A cupboard full of board games which were put to good use. A lovely little garden if you wish to sit in the sunshine. Close proximity to the cute little shops, walking distance to cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Would HIGHLY recommend. Thanks again for having us!

Comfy

Glen(Richmond) SingleTraveller stayed on 2018-10
Really well thought out layout and design for travellers. Great home comforts and huge bed with great pillows. You might be lucky to get some free range eggs from the chooks and the herb garden is there to use to flavour them up. Great bath. Nice water pressure in the shower and the bathroom cabinet spins around to reveal a full length mirror. Great to sit in many of the outside areas and chill out with a book and you can walk to town. Only two streets away. Coffee pod machine with pods is a nice addition.

Fantastic

Nicole() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-05
This place is wonderful, in a great location. The only reason I wouldn't say fabulous things about it is because everyone else will go there! The place is cosy, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The bed was wonderful, the claw foot bath well used and nights in front of the fire were just the antidote to a busy life. The perfect place for a couple to get away and catch up on life and each other. It is easy walking distance to shops and quietly tucked away behind a B&B. I would absolutely recommend this place and hope to return myself.

Great bed

Bronwyn() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-08
Great bed! Donna's place was perfectly located for our stay in Castlemaine. The location was quiet and we enjoyed the wood heater with plenty of wood just outside the door. Just needed a packet of Castlemaine ground coffee for the plunger! We would stay again happily. Thank you for having us.

Excellent

Tim() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-08
Very pleasant stay. Very well appointed and comfortable. Excellent location. Great wood heater which was much appreciated as it was -2 one night.

Susan from Airbnb

Susan() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-06
Great location. Delightful and spacious renovated Dairy. Warm and cosy.

Magical place to stay

Jack() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-07
The Dairy was just gorgeous! I loved everything about it. The standard of the property was amazing. The claw foot bath and wood fire were absolute highlights. Comfortable bed, well stocked with all the necessities. Hosts were very friendly. Overall a magical place to stay. Highly recommend.

Treen from Airbnb

Treen() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-07
A perfect cosy retreat in the middle of town. Lovely and light, great fire, good kitchen if you wanted to eat in (although Donna gave us great tips on where to eat and with so many wonderful options, why would you cook?). What a wonderful weekend.

Phillip from Airbnb

Phillip() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-07
The Dairy is the perfect place for a romantic and relaxing getaway. Gorgeous private cottage, walking distance to the town centre. We loved the fireplace, which was roaring when we arrived, the claw foot bath and the very comfortable bed. Thanks for having us Donna - we would definitely recommend The Dairy!

Lauren from Airbnb

Lauren() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-08
Donna was a delight to deal with, especially given my booking was very last minute! The fire was roaring when I arrived and after soaking in the gorgeous clawfoot bath, I was very happy to roll into bed (I must say one of the most comfortable mattresses I've ever slept on!). Hoping I'll see you very soon for another dose of fresh country air and some much needed R&R. Castlemaine is a very special place. Thank you!

Lara from Airbnb

Lara() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-08
This is a great place to stay. It's clean, warm and cosy with an amazing fire that was roaring when we arrived. Great location and the host, Donna is lovely and very helpful.

A level of luxury

Mattea() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-08
Very cosy and comfortable. The fire, king bed and the bath added a level of luxury, very beautifully presented and homely. Would certainly stay here again.

Cosy and Comfortable Stay

Jacob() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-09
Thanks for such a cosy and comfortable stay! Recommend!

Simon from Airbnb

Simon() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-10
Beautiful little cottage within walking distance of everything Castlemaine has to offer.

Steven's Weekend Away

Steven() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-11
Lovely space and great location. Everything was well presented, clean and we had a great stay.

Nadya from Airbnb

Nadya() NotSpecified stayed on 2017-12
What a gorgeous, clean Mediterranean space! Having a glorious deep bath with the door open, looking through the vines, was the highlight! So easy to access all the cafes and shops by foot. Excellent place to relax and explore Castlemaine! Thanks Donna!

Andy's January Castlemaine Stay

Andy() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-01
Absolutely charming little cottage close to town centre. Large bedroom and quaint bathroom with lovely dappled light from vine covered windows. Cute kitchen and dining area with all amenities. Lovely character windows throughout. Wood fire for winter and two aircon units for summer. Loved the wandering chickens and friendly dog who visited me from main guest house. Would definitely stay again.

Julie's Stay in Castlemaine

Julie() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-01
If you want a quirky and beautifully rustic, historical cottage - this is it !!

Julie from Airbnb

Julie() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-02
If you want a quirky and beautifully rustic, historical cottage - this is it !!

Love the claw foot bathtub!

Caroline() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-08
The Dairy is such a warm and welcoming little corner of the world. So much larger that you expect. The styling is beautifully themed and Donna and Rod have provided quality fittings and amenities for a wonderful stay. Right in the heart of town and yet ever so quiet. Do yourself a favour and take a step back in time and book The Dairy. BTW the bath is awesome !!!!

Clean and cosy

Ishani() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-04
A very clean and cosy place with everything we needed.

Weekend away in The Dairy

Jim() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-04
The Dairy is a beautiful space, extremely comfortable and well appointed. The location is great, walking distance to Castlemaine town centre and the Mill. We especially liked the cosy wood burning stove. Would recommend the Dairy as a place to stay in Castlemaine.

Jill's weekend away in Castlemaine

Jill() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-05
The renovated dairy was so lovely, perfect for the relaxing weekend away that we wanted. The fire was already lit when we arrived on a cold afternoon, so all we had do was settle in and open the wine. The bedroom and bathroom are super stylish and the bed is very comfortable. Location is great, everything within easy walking distance. Our host gave us some great local tips and we enjoyed meeting Spike the dog. Highly recommended.

Tamar from Airbnb

Tamar() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-06
The Dairy was absolutely charming for a weekend getaway in Castlemaine. The cottage is beautifully appointed, with the fireplace and bath highlights for winter. The Dairy is walking distance to the train station and all the main spots in town, and the door keypad makes self check-in super easy. Communication was easy and prompt pre and post stay. I would definitely recommend The Dairy for a relaxing and luxurious stay!

Luke from Airbnb

Luke() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-07
Great location, fantastic hospitality, a very enjoyable weekend away.

Gayle's Weekend Away

Gayle() NotSpecified stayed on 2018-08
A lovely relaxing place to stay. comfortable bed, great bath tub and nice wood fire to relax in front of. Quiet and close to town. A cosy place with character which is a nice change from your typical modern type room. I would definitely recommend for a country getaway.

Sensational

Daniel(Victoria) YoungCouple stayed on 2018-07
The dairy is an absolute must if you are staying in Castlemaine. Made up of 3 large rooms (kitchen/lounge, bathroom, bedroom) there is a lot of space to live comfortable. A large king size bed in the bedroom and a nice big bath to sit back and relax in are perfect. The woodfire heater provides ample heat for the whole building. The kitchen has plenty of utilities to make long term stays more than possible. The dairy is located approximately 5 minute walk from the IGA supermarket which passes plenty of shops and cafes on the way. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when going to Castlemaine, a great little nugget in an historical town.
Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Dairy and we look forward to welcoming you to Castlemaine again. Warm regards, Donna

The Dairy

Caroline(Australia) NotSpecified stayed on 2018-03
The Dairy is such a warm and welcoming little corner of the world. So much larger that you expect. The styling is beautifully themed and Donna and Rod have provided quality fittings and amenities for a wonderful stay. Right in the heart of town and yet ever so quiet. Do yourself a favour and take a step back in time and book The Dairy. BTW the bath is awesome !!!!