1. Sassind Guesthouse fire pit 2. Lounge at Sassind Guesthouse 3. Dream away the day on this cosy window seat at Sassind Guesthouse
Here’s a little more detail about the accommodation and open gardens included in this brilliant prize…
Your luxury accommodation at Sassind
Sassind Guesthouse is a comfortable, inviting four bedroom homestead on Mount Macedon. It offers a fantastic base for families or groups of friends to explore the area. Or the perfect environment to just hibernate and unwind.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home exudes understated luxury, which is both meditative and restorative. The master suite has its own private lounge area and a luxurious bath with large picture windows looking out to the gardens and Mount Macedon. Another bedroom features a private lounging area and library space.
There’s comfy leather sofas, a big screen television and gas fireplace. Spectacular picture windows let in the north-facing sun and bring the gardens inside from out. An open plan modern kitchen features a double-doored La’canche oven and stove top, plus quality cook wear and equipment even the most discerning cook would be impressed with.
Waiting for you upon arrival will be a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine from Mount Macedon Winery. This mountain vineyard is a popular wedding venue, with a cellar door and restaurant open to the public from Thursday to Sunday (unless closed for a wedding). You’ll also be treated to two bottles of wine from nearby Mount Towrong Vineyard to enjoy during your getaway. Mount Towrong have a rustic cellar door open on weekends and is a must-do when visiting Mount Macedon. Their Italian cuisine is a winner too.
Mount Macedon Winery
Mount Towrong Vineyard
And to warm yourself on the balcony when gazing at the views with a hot morning coffee? An Australian merino oversized wrap gifted from Sassind Melbourne valued at $219.
Sassind is surrounded by outdoor decks and mature, parkland style gardens set on a gentle slope. The volcanic soil and cool climate provide an ideal environment for the gardens’ mature trees, including a Weeping Elm. Many of the trees at Sassind Guesthouse are well over 100 years old,
Winding paths take you through various ‘nooks and crannies’ boasting Japanese maples, copper beeches, rhododendrons, camelias, Sir Douglas firs, a Linden tree and a Grand Tulip tree. In autumn, the garden is positively bursting with autumn colour.
And of course, a mountain getaway wouldn’t be complete without an outdoor fire pit (perfect for those bottles of Mount Towrong wine).
Sassind Guesthouse reviews
A perfect retreat for family and friends set amidst glorious gardens. One of the most beautiful properties you will ever experience. A weekend is not enough. Extend your stay if you possibly can.
Jan, November 2019
An excellent venue in a most picturesque part of Victoria. The house and historic garden are spacious and beautifully maintained. All members of our family group ( three generations) made good use of the many and varied indoor and outdoor areas throughout our stay Good heating and very private and quiet…. Well equipped pantry and service area. Everything we needed for self catering in fact.
Guests loved the cosy open fire and the fire pit in the garden at night. Special touches such as fresh flowers and local produce and quality toiletries were appreciated. My husband especially enjoyed the private study/reading room /retreat with the lovely garden view. The younger family members enjoyed exploring the local laneways and forest walking tracks. The guesthouse and garden have been been beautifully and lovingly restored and stylishly appointed. We were so happy there. A great choice. Highly recommended Alison.
Alison, November 2019
Your prize also includes four adult admission passes into the breathtaking Mount Macedon gardens of Forest Glade and the Gardens of Tieve Tara.
Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade is an historic garden set upon 14.5 acres on Mount Macedon. It’s acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in Australia. Almost 100 years old, it embraces a mixture of landscaping styles taking inspiration from English, Italian, Japanese and woodland traditions.
Autumn is one of the most stunning seasons to enjoy the gardens. Countless maples, birches, beeches and other exotics create a riot of colour and a visual feast for the eyes.
There’s also a magnificent collection of sculptures dotted throughout the trees and flowers, sourced from all over the world.
Forest Glade statues
Forest Glade autumn colour
Create a gourmet picnic with supplies from the nearby Mount Macedon Trading Post Cafe, then spread a blanket under one of the leafy autumn-coloured trees.
Find out more about Forest Glade Gardens.
Gardens of Tieve Tara
The magical Gardens of Tieve Tara open their gates to the public during autumn and spring.
Set across 7.5 acres of sweeping lawns, lakes and trees, the gardens have often been referred to as ‘The Jewel of The Mountain’, ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ and ‘Paradise’.
There’s two picturesque lakes in the gardens, one with a much-photographed Monet-style bridge covered with wisteria – its leaves turning beautiful shades of sienna and amber as autumn kicks in.
It’s a dreamy, tranquil garden filled with autumn colour to enjoy a picnic or afternoon tea. You’ll find chairs and tables set up on the lawn tennis court, or bring a blanket and find a little nook all to yourself.
Find out more about The Gardens of Tieve Tara
About Mount Macedon in autumn
Located an hour north west of Melbourne’s CBD, the villages of Macedon and Mount Macedon are a popular destination for visitors in autumn. The famous oak-lined Honour Avenue and the open gardens on Mount Macedon attract people from all around the world.
As a result, we highly recommend enjoying this picturesque season during the week, when there are less crowds.
Ideally the best way to experience the colours of autumn and the heritage gardens is by booking a mid-week retreat, such as the wonderful Sassind Guesthouse.
Check out our 2020 Autumn Macedon Travel Guide for more information. And make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on all things Macedon Ranges.