What's On in the region


The delights of Trentham

You can walk to our small local pub in the middle of the countryside – the Pig and Whistle at East Trentham. It has Irish origins and really good food at a reasonable cost. (There is live Irish music once a month.) The Pig has a courtesy bus.

Five minutes away by car is the village of Trentham with its trendy cafes, including Red Beard BakeryTrentham General, Chaplin’s and Wild Thyme; there are two gastro pubs which have won awards (The Cosmopolitan, with its beautiful beer garden, and The Plough); and the highly regarded restaurant of Annie Smithers, called du Fermier (The French Farmhouse).

The other attractions of Trentham include specialist shops, the Trentham Farmers Market, the Trentham Golf Course, bush walks (Wombat Trail and Domino Rail Trail), the Trentham Falls and The Garden of St Erth.

10 minutes on from Trentham is the Radio Springs Hotel at Lyonville, another gastro pub which has an English pub feel. The Radio Springs has a courtesy bus. The Cosmopolitan and the Radio Springs feature live music, generally of the folk, blues and Irish variety, from Fridays to Sundays.



Spend a week here

It would be possible to base yourselves at St Claire Country House for a while and visit a different area, with their spas, galleries, gardens, walks, restaurants, theatres and specialist shops, each day.
Stay mid-week to take advantage of our discounted rates.

St Claire Country House is the perfect base from which to explore the region. 
There are key attractions in the nearby towns:



15 to 30 minutes away

Garden of St Erth  |  Frogmore Gardens

Cooking masterclasses with Annie Smithers

Spargo Creek
Workshops and events with Natasha Morgan of Oak  
 and Monkey Puzzle

shopping  |  the lake  |  spas
 the botanic gardens  |  eateries
cinema  |  hot air balloon flights
cooking classes


Paul Bangay Open Garden

botanic gardens  |  café

Hepburn Springs
the bath house  |  spas
the mineral springs reserve  |  Lavandula
eateries  |  live shows

Piper Street shopping and eateries
the botanic gardens
shows in the Town Hall
cooking classes  |  floristry classes

pretty village  |  shopping, eateries
a lovely walk  |  floristry classes

Mount Macedon
gardens (Tieve Tara, Forest Glade, Bolobeck)
and walks

Musk Farm garden
Passing Clouds Winery




45 minutes and 1 hour away

shopping  |  eateries
art gallery  |  botanic garden
retro cinema

art gallery  |  shopping
theatres  |  parks

art gallery  |  shopping
theatre  |  parks
heritage |  Sovereign Hill

There are also a range of festivals on in this region throughout the year: