Unassumingly on the road through Hepburn Springs stands Villa Parma. Nestled in its lush gardens, next door to its Peppers Group owner, The Mineral Springs Hotel, the front door greets you like a portal to middle France.
Four bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms and tubs, the villa sleeps up to eight people and is rented out exclusively – perfect for a couples getaway or girls weekend.
Upon entry, the rustic dining room sits, awaiting your kitchen skills -mediterranean cuisine perhaps? The adjoining modern kitchen allows you to be inspired. Bread salad with local tomatoes, artichokes with fresh pasta and a bottle of wine from the nearby Pyrenees Wine Region will transport you to the European holiday you always dreamed of. Well, perhaps the one I dreamed of - where I get lost in the French countryside, stumble upon a villa for sale, irrationally purchase it (with my imaginary funds), and learn to speak a foreign language. Voila!
Breakfast is served in The Conservatory at the Mineral Springs Hotel next door keeping you in touch with service by the establishment that runs the villa. Direct access to their spa also gives you the best of what Hepburn Springs has to offer.
The landscaped gardens are expansive and you could easily lose yourself. Grape vines adorn the driveway leading to expertly manicured hedging and pathways. Each ending in a private little corner, you will find yourself sitting with a book for the afternoon.
With the Villa Parma as your background, the gardens give you the setting for a girly tea party or an intimate outdoor wedding. A regular use for the villa. So, grab your pals and book it for a weekend, because you’re on the doorstep to incredible wine and the infamous Daylesford spa territory.