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The French House is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinct French provincial style. The home provides guests with an experiential french stay without the hassle of a 24 hour long-haul flight. Come away with us for a virtual moment to meet and chat about the experience with host and owner Narelle Glynn.

The French House - Trentham, Victoria | Meet The Makers

4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS

Rates from $490 (AUD) per night based on a 2 night midweek stay at The French House

As part of our Meet The Makers conversation series we had a chat with Narelle – owner and host at The French House in Trentham, Victoria. 

What inspired you in creating this wonderful space?

We are francophiles with an insatiable need to escape to a slice of France without the pain of a 24hr transit. We wanted a rustic feel with modern amenities; space for the kids to run around and for us to relax away from our busy city lives.

What do guests love most about the experience?

Guests tell us its a wonderful place to gather with family and friends and the floor-plan embraces that. The warm style of the house and gardens – they have a relaxed elegance to them so it feels like home. 

What brings you most joy about the home and the space?

We love hearing that guests get as much joy out of the design as we do. Hand selecting all the materials was painstaking, so it is gratifying when others appreciate the end result. The garden looks better every year and compliments the house perfectly. It’s hard to believe this was a vacant block when we bought it five years ago; it looks as though it’s been here forever. 

Picture yourself heading on an escape to The French House - If you could bring anyone in the world who would it be and why?

Easy! Our dear friends from France – it’s the experience we can’t recreate without travelling back there.

The French House

The French House is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house comfortably accommodates 8 guests in a flexible configuration of king split beds, with spacious living and outdoor areas making it ideal for groups, couples or families.

The striking interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance, you will instantly feel at home.

Home cooks and entertainers will delight in the fully-equipped farmhouse kitchen, dining at the 100-year-old French oak table or curling up in front of the slow-combustion wood heater. French doors spill open on a gravel terrace overlooking the par terre garden, with views to pinot noir vines and a synthetic grass tennis court.

This extraordinary accommodation in Trentham is just over an hour from Melbourne CBD and offers the perfect launching pad for those wanting to explore Trentham and the surrounding towns and hamlets of Daylesford, Kyneton, Glenlyon and more.

Home: The French House – Trentham – Victoria 

Location: Daylesford, Victoria

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Brett Diedrich

Brett Diedrich

Prior to creating the Origins Guide Brett was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked across Europe and the Middle East. Originally from Australia Brett has lived in the USA, Denmark, Hong Kong and the UAE. These days you'll find Brett in Melbourne and regional Victoria shaping the Origins Guide and meeting hosts of unique homes. Brett enjoys spending time with his partner Johan, visiting friends and family (including his gorgeous niece Charlotte), exploring new destinations, places to stay and of course food.

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