A WEEKEND AWAY
A quick mini-break or weekend away can do wonders to lift the spirits and change up a repetitive routine. Whether it’s a road trip across the state with the family or a quick getaway alone, a night away to delight in new décor, revel in relaxation or soak up some scenery can renew energy levels and bring a new perspective to life.
One of a pair of holiday dwellings, Cedar Cabin is set in the heart of Thredbo, NSW. Shortlisted in the Australian Interior Design Awards, this compact space is a minimalist’s dream, fit out with exposed timbers, vaulted ceilings with a distinctly pared-back Japanese aesthetic. Available all year ‘round, this getaway is suited to the couple wanting to venture into the Snowy Mountains to enjoy all a winter wonderland has to offer.
Located in the historical town of Carcoar NSW, a three and a half hour drive west from Sydney, is Hargans Cottage. Expertly curated by Belinda Satterthwaite, owner of homewares store, tomolly, this delightful stay is the ideal spot to visit when wanting to escape from the busy pace of everyday life. Designed as a home-away-from-home, every corner features charming country details, beckoning visitors to sit down, relax and slow down.
My Sister & The Sea
This archetypal seaside cottage has been converted into accommodation in Marion Bay on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Run by two stylist sisters – Sarah Hall and Emma Read – this relaxed, weatherboard dwelling comes with its own secluded beach located near the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, teaming with wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Complete with French linen, daybeds, a fireplace and collected nautical-themed treasures in every room, it’s ideal for families wanting to disconnect from everyday demands as there is no TV or Wi-Fi!
Stay in one of the sustainably-built cottages appointed with log fires, spa baths and beachfront decks whilst overlooking Great Oyster Bay on the rugged East Coast of Tasmania. Boasting their own private stretch of coastline, a pool, tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant, this is a getaway to revive the senses – understated luxury with a sense of home awaits.
Comprising a variety of accommodation options resurrected from an original dis-used dairy farm, Ross Farm is in South Gippsland, Victoria – a two hour drive from Melbourne. This boutique offering is located within a short distance of Wilson’s Promontory National Park and beautiful sandy beaches with endless places to explore. Guests can book one of the stays or all three spaces making it an ideal spot for large groups or special occasions. A restrained material palette of steel, timber and stone is expressed through doors, furniture, lightfittings and hardware, giving this property a sense of place within its surroundings.
Salt Creek Cottage
Salt Creek Cottage is a three-hour drive from Melbourne nestled in the historic township of Dunkeld, gateway to the Grampians. Ideally located for those looking to take walks in the nearby national park or up Mount Sturgeon, wander the main street for shopping and cafés or dine at the highly-acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel. Rooms in this sweet weatherboard cottage are decorated in a homely way, making it feel welcoming and inviting from the first step inside.
With a range of accommodation options from single rooms to whole houses, The Bower combines the laidback lifestyle of Byron Bay with considered design and luxury details. Set amongst a landscape of palms and tropical greenery, each room is styled with unique vintage and contemporary collections and artwork. Incorporating an extensive solar power system, recycling programs and sustainability practices, this is guilt-free getaway at its best.
The Estate Trentham
Located a couple of hours out of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, the Estate Trentham is one in a series of covetable properties owned and styled by designer, Lynda Gardener. Her trademark style of eclectic vintage and antique pieces, all presented in a thoroughly modern way will ensure endless wow moments and even more posts to Instagram.