About Fiona Laird
We made the move to Woodend over 10 years ago after a life time in Melbourne. We love being part of the community and giving our daughter a lovely country upbringing ( while still being able to enjoy Melbourne ). We feel lucky to have found our little slice of country charm in this ever changing busy world. After years working in the retail and hospitality world I understand how to make guests feel at home and love ensuring all the little things are perfect. It thrills me when we get brilliant feedback from our hundreds of guests we have hosted over the past 3 years.
Why Fiona Laird chose Woodend
We bought this property for the stunning views over the valley, which after 10 years still makes us run outside with the camera as the sun sets behind the hills. We have slowly renovated the house and created lovely gardens that adore the Macedon Ranges conditions. The studio has everything you will need for time away plus it's own courtyard, view, firepit and fenced dog area. We love sharing it with guests who want to escape the city or explore Australia- we can guarantee kangaroos every night!
What makes this Studio unique
We have created a lovely retreat for our guest within our property and hope that everyone enjoys there private time away with family, friends or pets!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Place of tranquility
Great little place in a quiet location with access to woodend and macedon. Pack your winter warmers and get up there 3👍
Lovely hideaway in Woodend
I loved staying here, clean and furnished with style and generosity. The bed was warm and comfy with extra blankets if you needed them. The studio is cosy with beautiful views and is an easy place to relax. An outside fire was all set up and waiting for our arrival with marshmallows in a tin for roasting. The studio is far enough outside Woodend to make you feel you are escaping the busy bustle but close enough you can go in for a delicious meal or to wander through the shops. A perfect place to go when you need an escape. Loved it
Peaceful getaway, fantastic views
Thank you for a lovely stay. Cute place is so peaceful and the views are amazing! I enjoyed the quirkiness of the studio with little charming pieces everywhere. Felt very homely. Thank you for the chocolate too I hope it was mine because I ate it all :-p
Enjoyed the night under the stars with a bbq and fireplace. The other night was rained out but there’s a selection of dvds to watch and the rain was refreshing.
Very dog friendly so we both enjoyed it very much. Thanks again
So glad you loved your escape and experienced all seasons! Thanks for the lovely way you left our studio. You are welcome back anytime.
The perfect few days away in an amazing location!
What a beautiful haven! Everything was amazing and really comfortable, especially the views out the back! We indulged in the outdoor fire each night. All the Macedon Ranges has to offer is on your doorstep. Thank you Fiona for sharing your space. We will be back!
Absolutely stunning and peaceful!
Amazing stay in this quiet little studio. They have everything you need and the place is very clean. The view is magical and we came and went as much as we liked and didn’t see or hear from anyone but knew they were they if we did need them. WiFi wasn’t very strong but having the internet didn’t bother us it was good to not use our phones much.
Highly reccomemd staying here for a long weekend.
Glorious natural setting for an amazing stay
Fabulous quiet relaxing place. Abundance of wildlife was amazing. Hopefully we’ be back same time next year if not sooner
Woodend is a lovely small country village situated in the heart of the Macedon Ranges.We have the joy of experiencing all 4 seasons at their best - breath taking Autumn colour, spring flowers in abundance, warm summer nights and if we are lucky winter snow!
There are cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, gardens and wineries all in the area for you to try and enjoy.
We are located close to Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon that boast lovely walks and space to wander and spot some wildlife. Situated only 1 hour from Melbourne it makes a prefect get away without the hassle of long drives.