There’s a moment when you step over the threshold to your luxury holiday accommodation.

That moment when opulence meets your expectations and you’re transformed into a world of sumptuous indulgence.

A new wave of designer homes and apartments in Daylesford is part of a subtle yet dramatic presence moving through our holiday accommodation space, with next-level lavish lodgings.

From one-bedroom apartments to architecturally designed homes, each accommodation is styled with exquisite chic and grandeur, thanks to the many design creatives who now call the region home.

One example is the Luxx development, which is perched over Daylesford offering panoramic views of mountains, farmland and the picturesque township below. It is situated in a beautifully created streetscape that effortlessly showcases the architectural beauty of the homes – which once complete, will be a mix of holiday rentals and residential properties.

Many of these luxury homes have thoughtfully combined heated plunge pools and hot tubs into the outdoor spaces. Guests can relax in these outdoor oases for a warm romantic evening soak in the middle of winter, or to continue relaxing after a day at a spa before glamming up for a night experiencing Daylesford’s hospitality.

A sneak peek at the Luxx designed studio homes and apartments literally took my breath away. Every detail from the light fixtures to the carefully curated furniture and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas works perfectly to create a sense of timeless luxury. Quite simply the homes are luxuriously executed and the standards are flawless.

They are thanks to the visionary architects and developers including Sabau Development, Tecture Architecture and Interior Design, Hygge Developers and Breathe Architecture.

Luxx joins the ranks of other luxurious, architect designed homes such as Sky High Mt Franklin, Daylesford Longhouse and the Japanese inspired Jumoku (to name a few). Add to the mix other properties such as Lake House Daylesford, Dairy Flat Farm, Clifftop at Hepburn and Hotel Bellinzona – and it’s evident that the desire for high-end accommodation is strong.

Luxx on Max. Photo by Loft Image bath
Luxx on Max. Photo by Loft Image bath

The new standard in holiday accommodation perfectly complements the epicurean experiences which Daylesford has to offer – think Bistro Terroir for Francophiles, Kadota Restaurant for lovers of Japanese food, Sault Restaurant for those who love a touch of romance and the restaurant at Lake House – the grand dame of Daylesford dining.

And of course, because sometimes we all deserve a touch of luxury in our lives.

While thousands make their way to our special jewel in the Central Highlands, many of us are lucky to call Daylesford home. With no shortage of events and experiences to keep discovering, it’s a lifestyle that is highly coveted. It’s this lifestyle, paired with wanting to emulate the comforts of home, that is the driving force behind this new wave of development.

Local Will Walton is excited about the change. As the Principal Director at Belle Property, which has helped to facilitate these new developments, Will lives and breathes the real estate market and believes that properties such as Luxx, along with others in the works, represents a paradigm shift in the style and quality of Daylesford’s high end tourist accommodation supply.

“This change started to occur just prior to Covid with the region being so highly regarded as a premium culinary destination, which increased the need for quality contemporary holiday accommodation to match the exceptional hospitality product in the region,” he said.

“As a quality tourism destination, it’s not at all surprising that discerning consumers are seeking out high end homes to enjoy a break in our region. In turn, it’s not surprising that leading developers, architects and designers are drawn to Daylesford – many of them choosing to call the place home as well,” says Will.

Daylesford, this beautiful heartbeat of the Central Highlands, really does have gorgeous escapes to suit all tastes. Now, with an increasing number of striking new luxurious options, Daylesford truly is a desired destination for those who love to indulge in a touch of class.

Lux properties can be booked via Daylesford Country Retreats:


Hero Image: Lux on Max. Photo by Loft Image

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Narelle Groenhout
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Narelle is a proud tree-changer who only a year or so ago, with her family, swapped suburban Melbourne life and a corporate communications role to fulfil her dream to raise her children in the country and live in a connected and compassionate community. Narelle feels like she has found her community in Daylesford and the surrounding region. Moving from a quarter-acre block on a busy road to an old farmhouse on a two and half acre piece of paradise, bordered on one side by a spring fed creek and the other by majestic eucalypt forest, Narelle has found the life she was looking for, spending her days gardening, entertaining friends and family and writing stories about the remarkable people she has met in her new community, along with trawling the local op-shops, markets, second-hand and tip shops for new treasures.