This weekend the Lark House in Daylesford will host its last guests before it closes for good. On Monday we'll begin the process of moving out all of our collections and furniture before handing the keys to the new owners.
We feel kind of sad because this was our family home for five years, our boys grew from tiny pre-schoolers to big kids in this house and it holds so many memories. We turned it from an un-loved jumble of rooms into an awesome and pretty home, just as it deserved.
But life has to move on, and the little brick house we have been living in for the past year while opening up the Lark House to guests is just not very practical or loveable, so by selling the Lark House we've been able to buy a new family home in Ballarat - a larger town 30 minutes from Daylesford but still in the country and near to the bigger schools and facilities that we need these days.
The new house does not require the total renovation that the Daylesford house did but we are still planning to make it our own with new paint and a few other changes. It has 'good bones', a grand appearance, high ceilings, a giant oak tree and much loveliness. Most of all it has the space we need for our growing-up family!
So while we are sad to be leaving our Daylesford home, we are excited about being in a comfortable family home once again!
Thank you to all of the guests who stayed at the Lark House this past year, we have loved having you visit and reading your sweet comments in the visitor book.
And of course, the Lark Shop in Daylesford will remain open every weekend in Duke Street. We have just given it a makeover and filled it with the new season products so please come and visit us one weekend!