welcome to Ellis House
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 from door sill to chimney cap, 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.
Your host & Creative Director of AURA home
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about kyneton / things to do
First settled in 1836, Kyneton is a town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria. Unlike a majority of towns in the area, Kyneton predates the Victorian gold rushes, and is home to Mineral Springs, the Campaspe River, Botanical Gardens and many historic houses. The township has much to offer as a weekend retreat, with farmer's markets and festivals held regularly throughout the year. The township also serves as a starting point for many nearby destinations, such as Trentham Falls, Daylesford and Hanging Rock.
Located just one hour's drive from Melbourne, nearby destinations include Malmsbury: 12mins, Trentham: 20mins, Castlemaine & Daylesford: 30mins and Bendigo: 50mins. For those who prefer to walk, historic Piper Street is only 20mins from Ellis House, while 15mins away you have Mollison Street and the Kyneton Botanic gardens.
rates / availability
$495 per night – minimum 2 night stay ($990)
Friday / Saturday / Sunday night
$690 per night – minimum 2 night stay ($1380)
Ellis House is only available on a whole house
basis. Accommodation rates are per night, based
on a minimum stay of two nights for regular
dates and three nights for public holidays or
special events. Weekly rates available on request.
We cater for up to eight adults over four
bedrooms, including one king bed and three
queen beds. Please note, Ellis House is not
suitable for toddlers and some young children.
Check our bookings calendar for availability.
Check in is at 3pm, with check out at midday.
A mandatory $500 bond, payable two weeks
prior to stay will be refunded after the house
has been vacated and cleaned.
In addition to the main house and gardens,
the property consists of four outbuildings –
ideal for photography.
Ellis house has been featured in Country
Style Magazine and is available for hire
as a film location or for photo shoots.
Pricing available upon request.
For all bookings and enquiries, please
call Tracie on 0409 539 939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
gallery / floor plan
Grand main living room with an aged leather sofa, open fireplace and
dining table for scrabble or dining.
Inspired by Belgium modern interiors, we have harmonized the old & new through light and colour.
Comfortable, intimate spaces create quiet reading nooks, complete with modern feature lighting.
Features a cushion-top King-sized
bed & a timeless Belgium Linen
Bedhead from Heatherly designs.
Warm modern natural seagrass
carpet & luxurious AURA bedlinen.
Contemporary unique lighting.
Original 19th c. wooden vaulted 3mt ceiling with beautiful French chandelier and private balcony door.
Queen bed, with AURA bedding,
industrial bedside lights, Dutch
chandelier & view to the side garden.
Deep grey walls, marble-top vanity, simple styling and walk-in shower with pressed metal patterning.
The Box Room
This funky space features a queen bed, deep grey walls & a lovely high window for those who like to sleep in.
Cosy & stylish, marble top vanity
& AURA towels, perfect for those long
relaxing soaks in the clawfoot bath.
Queen bed, with AURA Linen,
beautiful French chandelier & double
windows to admire the veggie patch.
Take the picnic basket to a local gourmet deli, then head out to the Campaspe river for a relaxing day out.
A practical kitchen & pantry for preparing fabulous meals. Basic pantry provisions provided.
Wicker chairs make this a perfect Place to relax with a magazine while you contemplate dinner.
Country styled features with an
old English farmhouse table,
and antique church pew, seats 8.
An antique chesterfield awaits you in the cosy library, along with a range of vintage books and open fireplace.
Sit back and take in the country air
on one of the balconies or in the
beautiful private ¾ acre garden.
The original 19th century Summer
House, your own rustic getaway
& a reminder of years past.
AURA by Tracie Ellis
Fancy that quilt cover, cushion or throw? All items are available for purchase at aurahome.com.au
- The Garden of St Erth in Blackwood
- Farmers Market - every 2nd Sat 8am-1pm
- the stockroom
- Monsieur Pierre
- Du Fermier
- Small Holdings
Things to do
Coffee & cafes
Request a booking
conditions of stay
Check-in / Check-out times
Check in is at 3pm and check out is by noon.
Payment & Booking Confirmation
A 25% deposit will secure your booking.
Full payment, including an additional $500 bond,
is required two weeks prior to your stay.
Payment to be made via Bank Deposit.
A mandatory $500 bond against breakages
and damage will be refunded after the house
has been vacated and cleaned.
Cancellations & Refunds
All cancellations made within eight weeks
of the stay date will result in the forfeiture
of the 25% deposit.
In the event of a cancellation before
this period, the 25% deposit will be
refunded only if we are able to secure
an alternative booking.
Scheduled guests who fail to arrive for
their stay dates will be charged 100%
of their accommodation costs.
Conditions of Stay
The number of persons are not to exceed those stated in the booking details. Please note, Ellis House is not suitable for toddlers and some young children.
Guests renting the houses for holiday
use are not permited to hold functions or photograpic shoots. Those wishing to hire the house for commerical purposes should call 0409 539 939 or enquire here.
No pets allowed.
floor plan / gallery
• Four bedrooms, including one king and three queen beds with luxury AURA bed linen
• Two bathrooms, including two showers, one claw-foot bath and two toilets
• Kitchen with oven, stovetop, dishwasher, kettle and cutlery, crockery, glasses etc.
• Pantry provisions, including oil, spices, basic cooking supplies, and tea and coffee
• Dining tables to seat eight in the kitchen and up to six in the lounge room
• TV, CD/DVD player with a range of current movies & Bose iPod/iPhone docking station
• Two working fireplaces, & house-wide heating/cooling
• ¾ acre garden, including vegetable patches
• Original 19th century summer house & wood shed
• Two balcony areas, including outdoor dining for eight
• Ample parking on property
Melbourne to Kyneton