Tonia Todman opens B & B and cooking school in Daylesford
After moving to the Macedon Ranges three years ago, TV personality, interior designer and author Tonia Todman has opened a new luxury B & B, Highbank, in Kyneton – with every booking receiving a freshly baked cake as part of the package!
The accommodation is in a 160-year-old bluestone property which formerly comprised stables for Clydesdale horses, the blacksmith workshop and groom’s bedroom. Before opening the B & B in December 2009, Todman and her husband Michael, an expert builder and restorer, spent 10 months renovating the property which had not changed ‘since the time when the last Clydesdale walked out of it’.
The elegant and luxuriously furnished house has two queen sized bedrooms, a wood fire, a fully equipped kitchen, a deep bath and a private driveway and walled garden, all with expansive views
In addition to operating the B & B, Todman also runs a program of cooking classes. The Saturday cooking classes offer a ‘hands-on’ experience for small groups. A proactive member of Daylesford Macedon Ranges producers group, Todman always uses local and seasonal produce wherever possible. Full program is available on www.toniatodman.com
Todman also offers one-on-one interior design classes by request which can be tailored to personal requirements.
For more information: www.toniatodman.com