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The Bales House Trentham

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Soak up the quiet of the Wombat Forest on the edge of town in this spacious, sensuously crafted luxury home.

*Wander Victoria winter campaign 2018

*Stayz and Channel 9's 'The Block' partner 2017

*FINALIST in 2015 Stayz Holiday Rental Awards - one of 6 in Victoria in Family and Indulgence categories.

*Featured as one of "THE 9 MOST LUXURIOUS WINTER WARMER HOMES FROM STAYZ" in the luxury online magazine, Signature Travel and Style June 2015.

*Featured on Channel 9's "POSTCARDS" on 23 August 2015.

The Bales resides on two beautiful treed acres, framed by open farmland, an avenue of mature pines and a wonderful dam. The architect-designed home, partly constructed of rendered straw bales and recycled timbers and sandstone, is ideal for two families or a group of 8 friends. The property's unique atmosphere suits ceremonial occasions, where bridal parties or the groom's family can be accommodated on the weekend of your wedding in town or nearby in the region.

Three bedrooms comprise a huge master suite with king bed and ensuite, queen bedroom, and double bunk room. A second bathroom includes a bath with shower. Two living areas with soaring windows, each with TVs and fires, allow plenty of space to spread out. Indoor entertainment includes a PlayStation 3 and music iDevice dock. A pool table with cues and balls provides entertainment in the second living area. The open plan kitchen features a large fridge, drinks fridge, breakfast bar, double oven, coffee machine (and Nespresso capsules) and all the usual appliances and more. Teas, coffee, sugar and basic cooking ingredients are provided for your convenience.

The grounded feeling of luxury and comfort of the architecture is complimented by attention to the little things: coffee machine, built fires ready to light on arrival, the softest blankets on every bed, quality towels and linen for your comfort, and a well-equipped kitchen.

A substantial north-east deck facing the dam and garden is perfect for your morning tea in the sun while you watch the children explore the cubby, playground and the trampoline under the trees. Enjoy a meal outdoors or a sundowner, when you might spot the family of grey wallabies that graze in the gathering dusk. A gas barbecue on the deck will feed the hordes.

Stroll 5 minutes to reach the tranquility of the Wombat Forest with its many walking and bicycle trails. 10 minutes meander in the other direction is the historical town of Trentham, with its many attractions:

Eateries including The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Annie Smithers' du Fermier, Red Beard Bakery, Coliban for sophisticated locally produced pantry items;

Coffee shops and eateries such as the Trentham Collective and Chaplins;

Galleries where you can pick up a hand-crafted souvenir;

Homewares, bookshops and giftware;

Unique vintage clothing;

Nurseries and

Eccentric novelty shops such as Two Fat Wombats.

Browse markets which are held every weekend in the area. Perhaps schedule your weekend to coincide with the Farmers' Market on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The town square is only a 10 minute walk. Use the basket provided! Cook up a fresh feast with local produce and enjoy al fresco lunch or cosy up in front of the fire for a leisurely evening.

Explore the spa country via Daylesford which is a 15 minute drive away past the Trentham Falls. Equally nearby is cosmopolitan Kyneton and Woodend. Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon are less than half an hour away too.

Every season offers a different experience of the Cool Country: daffodils and ducklings in spring, unbelievably green grass and balmy evenings in summer; autumn foliage to inspire walks during crisp afternoons, possible snow dustings and chilly rainy days in winter to encourage a lazy weekend with just a book, a red and a roaring open fire. If you can stay a week or more, please enquire about special rates.

Whether you wish to sit back on the couch and watch the birds beyond the 5 metre windows, or explore the Cool Country from a luxurious base, The Bales won't disappoint you. Follow 'The Bales Trentham' on Facebook for local news and developments.

More Details

Alex Stewart
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Trentham in Hepburn Shire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bunks - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Queen bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, room for cot, TV and DVD player
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests


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The Bales House Trentham
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

The property is rustic with a natural feel. It's cozy and easy to get too.

  • 4 of 5

We want to thank you for making our stay so hospitable and inviting, giving us that rustic warm experience. It was what we needed after a busy week. The calmness and tranquility of nature's surrounding trees around the home is so picturesque.

All weekend was spent with short walks to the local shops and sitting infront of an open fire hearing the wood crackling over a glass of wine as the cold temperatures dropped outside.

Besides all that, you made our stay comforting with all the amenities at reach and kids friendly experiencing the outdoors. Highly recommended!

Just bring your fresh food and Bales will take care of the rest...

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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The perfect weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at The Bales. The property is so warm & inviting, comfy beds and lounges. The setting was very peaceful amongst the trees and just a short walk into town for a delicious lunch at du fermier. We couldn't recommend The Bales highly enough, the fires were ready to be lit upon our arrival with plenty of wood stacked. The board games & pool table were perfect for a quiet girls weekend. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Relaxing & fun for the kids

  • 4 of 5

The house was luxurious & well thought out.

The children played outside the whole time while l got plenty of time to put my feet up with a coffee & enjoy the views. Being close to town was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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WOW! Stunning Property in a Serene Location.

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing Property in a Serene environment. My family and I spent a weekend at the Bales which was not long enough. My 9 year old said it was the 'best holiday ever', (this coming from a child who I struggle to get off electronics!). We explored, we relaxed, we enjoyed one another's company. Plenty of room for the kids to play. The house was well equipped with everything you can think of - outdoor cooking amenities, board games, dvd's, linen, generous sized rooms, coffee machine etc. The list goes on. Alex's attention to detail is flawless.

A special mention to the host 'Alex'.

Alex you were an absolute pleasure to communicate with. You are super organised making the booking, arrival and departure a breeze. Our queries were answered promptly and efficiently. WE will definitely be back!


  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A great property in a beautiful country towel

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Bales. Very relaxing property and cozy fires with gorgeous views.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect long weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My wife booked the The Bales House for my 40th birthday. We absolutely loved everything about this house. Having a wine in front of the open fire was the perfect way to spend our time while our two young kids played with the variety of toys provided and explored outside in property grounds. With two great country pubs and a cute little town only a short work away we found it easy to occupy our time. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Other Activities:

Wombat Forest, historic town


Prices & Availability

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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