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Lyonville Accommodation - The Church at Lyonville

The Church at Lyonville is a fabulous converted country church where you can experience the old-world charm of a treasured historic building and enjoy living amidst the simple beauty of its natural surrounds. You will want to stay time and time again.

The Church at Lyonville
The Church at Lyonville
The Church at Lyonville
The Church at Lyonville
The Church at Lyonville
The Church at Lyonville
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The Church at Lyonville | 3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathroom | Incredible Refurbished 1920s Church

AS FEATURED IN SITCHU. The 15 Best Country Getaways in Victoria November 2023

The Church at Lyonville is a thoughtfully converted country church where you can experience the old-world charm of a treasured historic building and enjoy living slow amidst the simple beauty of its natural surrounds.

Constructed in 1927 the Church has been fully renovated into a three-bedroom country escape filled with thoughtful spaces and modern comfort.

After turning down a tree-lined country lane you will find the Church sitting quietly on a gentle rise surrounded by a private garden of mature trees, perennial plantings, and curated spaces that showcase the garden’s stunning seasonal expression.

Inside, the Church’s treasured historic features sit easily alongside all the modern comforts. You enter the nave to find rich timber panelling enveloping the room with tall golden stained-glass windows framed beneath a soaring raked ceiling. This characterful and comfortable living and dining area is where you can share meals with family or friends, gather around the wood fire heater or simply enjoy the magic as the afternoon light bathes the space in a soft golden warmth. The historic features continue through the original building with the alter panelling skilfully transformed to form part of the kitchen and the original confessional now converted to a walk-in pantry. Full of thoughtful details, the space is completed with modern necessities – a large wood heater, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen with coffee machine.

The Church accommodates up to six guests across three bedrooms, each with large comfortable beds. On the loft, a spacious bedroom offers a charming space overlooking the nave and views down to the outdoor deck and gardens from its own hinged stained-glass window. The two downstairs bedrooms also have views through the gardens to neighbouring fields and the forest beyond. A modern bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower and a separate spa bath, while a second powder room offers additional convenience for guests. The outdoor bungalow contains a selection of outdoor furniture and lawn games so that guests can make the most of the serene private gardens.

Opportunities for exploring the region abound - the nearby village of Trentham with its historic town main street and many attractions is five minutes by car while Daylesford and all it has to offer is only a 10-minute drive away. For those wanting to experience the surrounding natural beauty, the Trentham - Lyonville walking trail through the Wombat State Forest begins not far from the Church near the famed Radio Springs Hotel, or you can follow one of many walking tracks up to the nearby Mount Babbington. For different scenery, you may choose to meander down the country lanes past Lyonville’s small farms and charming rural properties towards the farther fringes of the Wombat Forest.

Inside and out, the Church layers character and local history to create a magical rural experience. You might catch yourself asking “Am I in a fairy-tale?” as the morning sun shines through the glistening dew on the ancient oak trees. The Church is a place you will dream about and want to return to, at the end of a day spent exploring the region, and then time and time again.

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 3
  • King Bed x 1
or
  • King Single x 2
Main Bathroom
  • Spa Bath
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Powder Room
  • Toilet

Book This Property

Please click on the nights you wish to stay or select dates in the form below.

50% deposit with balance due 30 days prior to check-in. Bookings with a check-in within 30 days must be paid in full.

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Details

Max Guests: 6
Pets Allowed: No
Children Allowed: Yes
Check-In: 15:00
Check-Out: 10:00

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning- Split System (Heating & Cooling)
  • Dishwasher
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Linen, Towels & Toiletries Provided
  • Tea & Coffee Provided
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Wifi

Reviews

5/5 (12 reviews)

We loved our stay

5/5

A group of longtime friends gathered to celebrate my birthday with a weekend away. The property was private, secure and simply beautiful with picturesque surroundings. I was a little concerned that it only had one bathroom for 6 ladies but turns out that was not a problem at all. It was well stocked with kitchenware which was a bonus as we prepared a lovely dinner to share on one of the nights with the fire going in the background - was perfect. The only complaint from everyone was that we didn't stay longer.

Beautiful home

5/5

Beautiful home with many thoughtful touches. Happy to report that it looked exactly like the photos. Perfect for staying in and just a short drive to Daylesford and Trentham if you can bear to leave!

We loved the Church.

5/5

Loved the freshly picked flowers on the table and the garden was also blooming and so lovely. The Church was cosy, with a fire place, good cooking facilities, good water supply ( hot and cold) and very comfortable beds. Also lots of reading material, and games. Close to everything we needed! Thankyou for having us stay at this beautiful place.

We had a fantastic time!

5/5

Lovely converted church beautifully appointed. Was very cosy & relaxing for a weekend away.

Beautiful!

5/5

Beautiful converted church, had a wonderful stay during winter!

The perfect spot for a weekend escape!

5/5

Not to be missed, lovely, charming and private. With beautiful views.

Absolutely gorgeous church set amongst beautiful luscious gardens.

5/5

Incredibly cozy and comfortable with a fire, spa bath, comfy beds and a large and practical kitchen! Amazing stay- close to Trentham and Daylesford but more peaceful and scenic than both! Couldn't recommend the Church highly enough- we will be back.

We had an excellent short break with friends at the beautiful Church conversion.

5/5

The space was great for two couples. Plenty of thoughtful touches and easily the best welcome hamper we’ve had in a while. We had a great lunch at Passing Clouds down the road on our host’s recommendation. A beautiful place to stay and a great escape from city life.

We had a fantastic stay!

5/5

I got ready for my wedding at the church, the location was absolutely spectacular. Everything was perfect, they provided everything we needed for our stay from firewood to some local chocolate and tea. We cannot wait to visit again.

The Church is beautiful and unique and full of thoughtful and stylish touches.

5/5

The welcome gift was generous and the house was impeccably clean and beautifully presented. We loved looking out to the beautiful gardens and exploring the nearby towns of Trentham and Daylesford.

This was my third stay.

5/5

It was a first for my parents and sister, though, who absolutely LOVED it as much as me. It was the perfect post Mother's Day mother's day, plus a refresh and rejuvenate with all that fresh air, for my father who had heart surgery earlier this year. All in all the best place for peace and quiet, the perfect lunch or dinner spot around the corner at Radio Springs Hotel (never disappoints) and if you wanted to spend 24/7 indoors then everything is there for a truly wonderful stay.

The photos do not even do justice of how beautiful the church is.

5/5

The afternoon light floated through the stained glass windows and every moment felt like a movie. So many thoughtful touches, the most stunning garden, I felt completely at peace. Also I loved that you’ve kept the original confessional! I couldn’t recommend the church enough for a time to unwind, relax, discover nature and find yourself again

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