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Ellis House Kyneton - Luxury Country Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property


For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of creating the perfect country escape, an ideal combination of rustic comfort and modern luxury. Ellis House is the culmination of a lifetime’s quest. It started with the beautiful bare bones of a classic 1860’s building, a key part of Kyneton’s rich architectural history. We lovingly renewed the house carefully balancing respect for the building’s original features with contemporary needs.

Inspired by Belgium modern interiors and the desire for luxurious simplicity, we’ve harmonised the old and the new through light and colour. Indoor and outdoor spaces flow into each other, bathed in the serene light of another time. It’s a step into the past that sacrifices nothing of the present.

Now the perfect country retreat for a discerning traveller, Ellis House offers three-quarters of an acre of beguiling gardens, space to comfortably sleep eight adults, relaxed linens, elegant lighting and a modern, relaxed aesthetic.

I’m so happy to share my dream with you. I hope our home will inspire you to embrace nature, allow the country air to restore your soul, and leave indelible memories of comfort and tranquility.

At Ellis House we have created a luxurious & stylish environment as an escape to the country inspired by our own quest for comfort & harmony in modern country style.

Your hosts

Tracie & David Ellis


Staying at Ellis House is like time-travelling in the very best way, and is an all-embracing country experience from the old to the new. 'New' includes the luxuriant but not ostentatiously styled linen from the owners' successful homewares range - doonas and bedding so soft and comfortable upon high beds. 'New', too, are the perfect bathrooms, including a restored tub and beautiful towels, and Aesop products provided for soaking. A well-thought-out pantry and efficient little kitchen with an interesting range of vintage and contemporary equipment might tempt you to cook from the excellent range of cookbooks provided. Or you might prefer to curl up in a chair with a vintage throw and leaf through some beautiful books on architecture. Wherever you are in Ellis House, with its subdued and rich decor tones, the ambience is layered and thoughtful, and welcoming, as if you've somehow found yourself in Aunt Grace's old house for the weekend left just for you. The sitting room with its quirky allusions to English country life features some of the extraordinary lighting and objets sourced from around the world. Looking out on the gardens provides so many different beautiful vistas, with a vegetable garden and interesting old plantings ... and a circular drive with crunchy gravel does add a touch of posh! But above all, Ellis House is not a bit starchy: it feels like home, and the only tricky question is whether you want to wander down to Mollison St for supplies, or stay there forever. "Clare" Melbourne, Victoria - stayed at Ellis house February 2013.


A large & comfortable beautiful lounge room with cosy aged leather lounge, relaxed linen arm chairs, open fireplace and dining table for games or dinner.

Entrance Hall with stunning Dutch Chandelier.

4 bedrooms: 1 King Bed with private door out to side balcony and the garden.

3 Queen beds all featuring comfort top mattresses, luxury linen from AURA home and unique French & Dutch Chandeliers.

2 Bathrooms - one with shower, the other with a gorgeous claw foot bath (with shower over) and 2 toilets.

A cosy library with a television, DVD player, a current movie range and a selection of vintage books.

Original country style kitchen, with sitting area, dining area with an old English farmhouse table that comfortably seats 8. A practical kitchen & pantry including basic pantry provisions; oil, selection of teas, coffee & baking amenities for preparing fabulous meals. A picnic basket to take to one of the local gourmet deli's and stock up for a visit to the Botanic Gardens or the Campaspe river for a lovely relaxing day out, or better still just have a picnic in the garden.

Laundry with washing & ironing facilities.


Brand new beautiful entertaining deck with outdoor table for 8 people. 2 covered balconies, original 19th Century Summer House, plenty of outdoor spots for sitting and relaxing, well stocked Veggie gardens & wood shed.

Ample off street parking.

Open fire places in the Lounge & Library plus Air Con / Heating & a beautiful Cheminees Philippe wood fire.

(WE ARE SORRY) but the house is really not suitable for Children.


The house is available on a whole house basis - the house is an adults only retreat.

Accommodation rates are per night based with a minimum 2 night stay,

3 night minimum for public holidays and special event weekends.


Prices start at $590 per night, min stay 2 nights $1180.


Prices start at $740 per night, min stay 2 nights $1480.

Thurs /Friday, Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday Nights.


7 nights weekly rental $4000

Plus a refundable $500 bond against damages and breakages.

The house sleeps up to 8 adults in 4 beds, x1 King & x3 Queen Beds.

Please check our bookings calendar for availability.


Ellis House is 90 kilometres from Melbourne - 1 hour drive

V/Line train from Southern Cross station towards Bendigo - takes around 1 hour.

Walking around Kyneton from Ellis House:

20 mins walk to Historic Piper Street shopping and dining

15 mins walk to Mollison Street (Monsieur Pierre & the best coffee in town)

15 mins walk to Kyneton Botanic Gardens

Kyneton is also very close to other Victorian country towns:

12 mins drive to Malmsbury

20 mins drive to Trentham

30 mins drive to Castlemaine & Daylesford

50 mins drive to Bendigo

More Details

Tracie Ellis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kyneton in Macedon Ranges Shire

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • winery tours


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Ellis House Kyneton - Luxury Country Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Not a bit starchy- Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Ellis House is a wonderful place to stay - you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. The Testimonials are 100 % correct and even though it has exquisite furnishings you feel at ease and comfortable in your surroundings and not at all scared to sit or touch anything. We had seven stay in the house and we did not feel on top of each other, their are plenty of quirky little corners inside & out to have time on your own. Tracie is a wonderful host and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend Ellis House to all & hope one day to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia

Going to return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Kyneton for a weekend as a result of a close friends wedding. The house was so beautiful we did not want to leave. Every detail has been well thought out, from the hand soap to the list of recommended cafes and restaurants. The beds were extremely comfortable and luxurious and the garden was fun to explore. We are hoping to return and stay again in the new year!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to get away with family & friends.Everything in the house looks fantastic, beds were c

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get away with family & friends.Everything in the house looks fantastic, beds were comfortable and gorgeous linen.Fantastic experience from the moment we arrive and will definitely be back. Love Ellis House

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
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What an absolutely amazing place! Tracie has really thought of everything which made our stay perfec

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely amazing place! Tracie has really thought of everything which made our stay perfect. Such a beautiful house, stunningly decorated, and the most comfortable beds. It the little things make your weekend getaway so much better. All of the pantry items that you wish were there, have been provided! Great, Great, Great. Highly recommend, for weekend away or even a holiday. Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful home.We loved every minute of our time in Kyne

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful home.We loved every minute of our time in Kyneton.Such a gorgeous house with a lovely welcoming feel meant we stayed indoors more than we expected.The house was just perfect for the ladies. We spent hours chatting, laughing, reading, eating and relaxing by the fire.Plenty of wine and bubbles were drunk and a silly amount of yummy food was consumed.The kitchen table, set in its cozy nook, was so inviting for our long breakfasts and dinners.Our Chacuterie course at Piper St was more than we had hoped, it all just worked, and was thoroughly rejuvenating.Thank you Connie

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
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