The Convent Daylesford…
steeped in history.
About | History
The layers of history are almost palpable when you wander through this beautiful old building. In one cell, you can see the burnt patch where a candle had fallen, and in the courtyard, at the rear of the building, a smoke room was erected in the wall, to cap a 175 ft deep ventilation shaft down to one of Daylesford’s biggest mines.
The Convent at Daylesford has had a long and interesting history, from its origins as a private residence during the gold rush era of the 1890s to its current incarnation as a magnificent art gallery, cafe, wedding venue, with decadent accommodation and exquisite gardens.
The history of The Holy Cross Convent and Boarding School for Girls, including two world wars from 1905-1986.
From when the Convent went on the market in 1988 to the present day.