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Dairy Flat Farm by Lake House

Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford  is our own 38 acre regenerative growing facility 10 minutes down the road from Lake House.

So far the property includes five acres of dedicated newly developed vegetable gardens, a working barn for future classes and workshops, 3 hoop houses, a glass house; an orchard of 300 trees; an existing rejuvenated olive grove and a similarly attended to two and a half acre vineyard are now up and flourishing.

As a result we now have our own pristine and freshly picked produce coming into the Lake House kitchens on a daily basis.

We are not forgetting our local community of growers and farmers some of whom we’ve forged relationships with over decades. You’ll still find them noted throughout our menus when you dine. But we’ve always had to supplement what they’ve been able to provide. Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford will now serve that purpose, as well as allowing us to experiment with rare and interesting varietals for our menus.

We also have our eye on the opportunity to do far more preserving and fermentation with excess produce. An extensive cellaring space on The Farm will be stocked soon enough we’re sure!

The bake house
at Dairy Flat Farm

  • A meeting of minds between Lake House Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM and baker Michael James (Tivoli Road)… the bake house at Dairy Flat is dedicated to slow fermented sourdough.

Yes, we do have a fully equipped Bake House on our farm! A ‘meeting of minds’ collaboration between Lake House Culinary Director Alla Wolf Tasker and Michael James one of Australia’s most venerated bakers, the Bake House is another one of those “dare to dream’ projects that continually peppers the ongoing journey of the Wolf-Tasker family.

Driving this one is the desire to fly in the face of industrialised bread production and to support the growers and millers of small local grain economies. In the process, the local community has gained added access to good bread. The mission to supply guests with not only the best, but also with product whose provenance is always known continues.

The Bake House is open to guests staying at Dairy Flat Farm or otherwise to the general public on Market and Open days.

The daily bake at the Dairy Flat Farm Bake House includes a variety of long slow fermented sour dough loaves, fruit Danish, croissants, donuts and more. These are delivered each morning to Lake House and Wombat Hill House café set amongst the magnificent century old trees of the beautiful Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Pop in for a fresh sour dough loaf and some pastries to take away, or enjoy breakfast or lunch in the garden or inside by the fire.

Dairy Flat Lodge

This is not a hotel.... this is something else.

“Designed and maintained by the creative thinkers behind the equally as exuberant flagship hotel, Lake House, Dairy Flat offers six suites in a unique country lodge style for guests keen to embrace the wonders of life on a productive farm….. the sense of place is undeniable – a retreat experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.”  — Hip Hotels

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Wolf-Tasker family together with the team from Lake House Daylesford launched Dairy Flat in 2020.

Located a short 10-minute drive from the flagship hotel – the property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Wombat Forest, mineral water springs and productive farmlands.

A specially designed and curated Lodge featuring original art and furniture commissioned by local makers accommodates up to 12 guests in six private King Suites. This is a special place to gather your tribe and immerse yourselves in the best of country living… albeit with the Lodge Concierge on hand to coordinate activities, light the firepit, mix a good negroni and prepare dinner…

Private Use | Up to 12 Guests
A private, concierge serviced getaway for you and your tribe.

Tariffs From $4890 per night for up to 12 guests include: 
Private use of the Lodge at Dairy Flat.
Onsite concierge.
Daily housekeeping service.
A country-style cooked breakfast daily.
A selection of delicious slow-fermented sourdough & viennoiserie  from the bake house.
Full use of the main kitchen and barbeque area with access to the pantry of staples.
A casual shared platter farmhouse style dinner served from the Lodge kitchen on one night.
Non-alcoholic refreshments, selected beer, wine & cider.
Access to honour bar for additional local sips & snacks.
Use of Lodge lounge, library, bake house, outdoor areas, fire pit, farm and gardens.
Use of cedar hot tub, electric bikes, fishing rods, picnic baskets, binoculars, telescope, indoor & outdoor games.

Min 2 night Stay