French Colonial  Establishment






Un Paradis Fleuri




Beautiful French colonial style

St Claire Country House is a new French Colonial establishment. Classical and stylish, the architecture and interior design of St Claire harks from the French colonies. The Country House includes beautifully luxurious accommodation in a private Guest House and a separate venue space for special occasions. 

Un paradis fleuri

"A flowery paradise" - is an apt description of St Claire Country House. Its’ interiors have been described as “divine”, “exquisite” and “dreamy”. They are sumptuous and richly decorated. Many of the wallpapers and fabrics are in painterly florals and there are vases of flowers throughout. 

The garden of the Country House has been planted with flowering trees, fragrant old French roses and pretty perennials, to create a perfumed romantic garden.

In tranquil farmland close to the village

St Claire Country House is on 24 acres at Trentham East, one hour north-west of Melbourne.  It is surrounded by tranquil, undulating farmland. The village of Trentham is five minutes away, with its upmarket Annie Smithers’ restaurant, gastro pubs and trendy cafes


more information on the architecture and interiors

St Claire's architecture is in graceful French Colonial style.  There are steep roofs, dormer windows, tall chimneys, verandas, French doors and rustic shutters.

St Claire's interiors have 12 foot ceilings, oak floors, marble mantle pieces, gilded mirrors, basket chandeliers, floral wallpapers and fabrics, French furniture and soft colour everywhere.
All in keeping with old world French Colonial charm and elegance.


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The Guest HOUSE IS beautifully luxiourous

The Guest House is perfect for socialising and relaxing. 

There are three delightful bedrooms, each with an en suite. Bathroom amenities are from the White Company of London.

Each bedroom looks out to the garden. On the veranda outside there is a wicker table and chairs, suitable for a quiet chat or read .

There is an outdoor dining area with a BBQ and French table on lawn, surrounded by garden.

If you are coming here for a special occasion, you may wish to have a special lunch, dinner or high tea  in the Salon. The lounge area seats 20 and dining table in the Salon seats 22. Special chefs from the area can cook or a catering company can be used. For details please see "The Venue" and "Pricing".  

(Please be assured that no one can book The Venue separately to you booking accommodation at St Claire. This means you cannot be bothered by noise.)





Blue Room


Teal Room


Grey Room


Yellow Room





A country estate

St Claire Country House is a French Colonial establishment with a perfumed romantic garden set in gorgeous countryside. 

Intimate functions

You may wish to hire the Salon for a special lunch, dinner or high tea with your family, friends, or colleagues. The lounge area seats 20 and the dining table in the Salon seats 22. There are a number of specialist caterers available. 

Larger functions

The venue space at St Claire for larger functions comprises the French Salon and North Lawn. Both spaces can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, special occasions such as birthday or anniversary celebrations, and functions such as corporate parties or product launches.  

The Salon

The Salon of St Claire is a splendid French conservatory style room, filled with flowers and plants. It was designed to be beautiful and captivating – a space for stylish events.

Functions in the Salon can have up to 120 people standing up. They must be finished by 11 pm. (There are sound level restrictions.)

The North Lawn

There are a range of set ups that can be used on the North Lawn including a chic provincial canvas and cotton rope and pole tent; a traditional marquee; open plan ( canvas cabanas, a bar, umbrellas with cocktail tables and lounge furniture); or casual (some umbrellas and chairs). 

If the function is during the day, games such as cricket, croquet, boules, badminton, chess and quoits can be played .

Functions on the North Lawn can have up to 120 people. They must be finished by 11 pm. (There are sound level restrictions.)


Chic provincial canvas tents

St Claire Country House recommends beautiful chic provincial canvas tents from Tent Luxury Hire for your occasion.   



The Venue can only be booked in conjunction with booking accommodation at St Claire Country House.