Built in 1864, Villa Parma is tucked to the side of the luxurious Peppers Resort in Daylesford, about an hour from the airport in Melbourne. We've booked the place out a couple of times with friends and colleagues, as it is a fun way to have a feast with friends.
Peppers has a divine Day Spa ... the area is known for it's rejuvenitive hot springs. I love it and go give myself a soak with mates at least once a year.
But what I really love about this place is the gardens. It feels like a little piece of Tuscany, or Switzerland (the area had lots of Swiss settlers) just a 40 minute drive from my doorstep.