Maggies is a delightful and impressive Federation style home situated right in the heart of Trentham, offering boutique short-term accommodation in grand style.


Heritage listed, standing gracefully beside the once thriving St Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish Church and next to the Trentham village Church Hall, "Maggies" is a delightful and impressive Federation style home situated right in the heart of Trentham.

This beautiful property, built in the late 19th century, was originally commissioned well over one hundred years ago as home for the local parish Priest, who serviced not only Trentham, but also Kyneton and surrounding Hamlets. Today the property is still an elegant icon and has remained in excellent structural condition, but as the Clergy have not been in residence for some time, and this grand old home has lain dormant.

Offering accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 beautifully styled bedrooms, Maggies can cater for singles as well as couples as two of the king beds split; the other two beds are queen standard.


• 8 Guests
• 4 Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms

Maggies is available for minimum 2 night stays or longer and up to 8 guests. Children are welcome as well as pets.


Sumptuously decorated and beautifully styled in quality fabrics and furnishings, each bedroom is uniquely themed and guests will undoubtedly be pleasantly surprised and delighted by the creativity and colour combinations, which are chic, fun as well as stately.


From the splendid entrance, complete with ruby Murano glass chandelier, to the luxurious and magnificent formal living room with sumptuous sofas and seating, there are wall hangings, antiques and fabulous collections of objects d’art. A large screen television is provided for entertainment, and gas fire plus central heating throughout the house.

The kitchen is expansive, modern, fully equipped with all the basics, as well as a myriad of crockery and glassware to cater for all dining requirements. With modern appliances and enough room for everyone to get involved, the kitchen will delight guests who love to create culinary masterpieces whilst chatting together. Or, why not book a caterer to do the work for you.

Enjoy the formal, stylish dining room, where the rectangular table offers seating for eight and an intimacy not found in many restaurants. There is a chic ambience to this room, which is sure to provide a wonderful backdrop for close friends to enjoy great food, fabulous wine and wonderful company.

There are two bathrooms, one at each end of the house, offering separate shower, a bath and two toilets. The wellness room or study gives one the opportunity to sit quietly, relax and read - away from the bustle - or utilise the room for catching up on some business. Mobile massage options are available in Trentham, where a masseur will come to the property and bring all that is required - so book the room for rejuvenation therapy.

Not only is the inside an inspiration, but outdoors you can enjoy seating around the extensive and beautiful terracotta and brick veranda which circles the house. The landscaped gardens, quietly dormant in the winter months, will bloom and blossom in spring and will give a wonderful display of colour and texture adding to the beauty of this grand lady of style.

The grandness of the high ceilings, the large rooms, the beautiful antiques, interesting bric-a-brac and collections of objects grouped everywhere plus the colours and fabrics will provide a unique backdrop for a fascinating stay at this wonderful boutique accommodation.


As Seen on Postcards

Rebecca Judd visited Maggies for a feature segment on the Chanel 9 program Postcards. It was aired in March 2018.


What People Are Saying About Maggies

“Thank you kind people so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house.
We had a lovely time and it is a truly beautiful place.
Thank you once again for a lovely relaxing week.”

Michelle - January 2018

“Super thoughtful hosts. Each room is beautifully styled with its own personality and very comfortable. With a group the shared bathrooms worked well. The wide veranda is perfect for drinks and the large working kitchen, great to rustle up a meal to eat in the elegant dinning room. Great location in a pretty town.”

Katherine - May 2018


“Congratulations on the opening of MAGGIES! We were all gobsmacked and loved our two nights in this superlative house. The 'wow' factor when we all arrived late on Friday was immense.
We were all so impressed with the creativity and attention to detail, together with the eye for beautiful objets d'art. Particularly loved the ruby Murano chandelier in the entrance. All of us took great interest in the lovely things around the house, especially as we all have homes with lovely artefacts as well, but to a more minimalist extent!
Functionally the house worked well and was superbly equipped. We had a big and beautiful dinner in the dining room and several long sits in the comfy lounge room - and breakfast in the sun on the verandah.
After two nights we didn't want to go home, feeling that we had only scratched the surface of the house and of Trentham. We walked down into the town both days for morning coffee - a happening place. Not much time to relax really - would have liked to stay a week.
Our group of seven have any friends and contacts so I am sure we will be good publicity for this magnificent venue.”

Gillian - March 2017


Contact Us

All enquiries made to:

03 5348 4422
14 Vincent St Daylesford, Vic 3460

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A Little About Trentham


Mid-way between Woodend and Daylesford, approximately one hour from Melbourne, is the village of Trentham nestled in the Wombat State Forest. It is a small village full of history and with lots to offer.

For a town of its size, it offers an abundance of fine food and local produce. Located just minutes from town is Trentham Falls – Victoria’s single highest drop waterfall, there are many walking tracks in the surrounding forest and also nearby is Blue Mount and McLaughlins lookouts in Wombat state forest.


Where to Eat


Annie Smither's Du Fermier

Located just down the road at 42 High Street, du Fermier takes its inspiration from classic French farmhouse cooking. Each week a new menu is created featuring things that are ready in the garden and some of the finest meats and/or poultry from the surrounding region. It is comfortable honest food for sharing with friends.

Lunch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Reservations required, generally 3-5 weeks in advance.

Find out more about Du Fermier


RedBeard Bakery

RedBeard turns out sourdough breads and pizzas in its 120-year-old Scotch oven. Excellent coffee, an indulgent breakfast and lunch, or good for a take-away treat.

Everything is made on the premises using local, seasonal, organic ingredients wherever possible.

Licensed. Open Friday - Monday 8am to 5pm, including public holidays.

Visit the RedBeard website


Emma James Catering

Emma James Catering is deliberately small and personal, perfect for you and your friends or family at a get together Maggies.

Visit Emma’s website

Andrew the Florist

Have Andrew make your special occasion at Maggies even more memorable with stunning flower arrangements.

Find out more here


What to Do


Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls is the longest single drop waterfall in Victoria and is only a 3.5km from the centre of town. The Falls reserve is ideal for picnics with BBQs and amenities available. It also is the best place to see remnants of original vegetation in the area, with stands of manna gum, messmate, stringybark and narrow-leaved peppermint.


Trentham Farmer's Market

Trentham Farmers Market is held every third Saturay of the month in the
Trentham Town Square between 9am - 1pm. Full of local produce and products it's well worth the stroll into town for.


Daylesford Wine Tours

A boutique cellar door experience of local wineries tailored to suit your taste buds.

You are picked up and dropped off at Maggies. There are a range of tours and packages available, including private tours, that are half day of a full day.

More information at the Daylesford Wine Tours Website



About the Owners

Two visionaries - renowned and professional Interior and Exterior Designers, Trevor Salmon and Andrew Danckert - saw the real potential in bringing the house back to its former glory. They spent two years from 2015, in a labour of love, renovating and transforming the property. Finally in May 2017, Maggies was born.

Andrew and Trevor's strong pedigree of creativity and style - as two of Australia' most respected design professionals - depicted in their quality workmanship, as well as their passion and flair for the grandiose, have been the catalyst for turning this sleeping beauty into a shining star.