For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of creating the perfect country escape, an ideal combination of rustic comfort and modern luxury. Ellis House is the culmination of a lifetime’s quest. It started with the beautiful bare bones of a classic 1860’s building, a key part of Kyneton’s rich architectural history. We lovingly renewed the house from door sill to chimney cap, carefully balancing respect for the building’s original features with contemporary needs. Inspired by Belgium modern interiors and the desire for luxurious simplicity, we’ve harmonised the old and the new through light and colour.

Indoor and outdoor spaces flow into each other, bathed in the serene light of another time. It’s a step into the past that sacrifices nothing of the present. Now the perfect country retreat for a discerning traveller, Ellis House offers three-quarters of an acre of beguiling gardens, space to comfortably sleep eight adults, relaxed linens, elegant lighting and a modern, relaxed aesthetic. I’m so happy to share my dream with you. I hope our home will inspire you to embrace nature, allow the country air to restore your soul, and leave indelible memories of comfort and tranquility.

All Photography Sharyn Cairns