COSY ESCAPES IN AUSTRALIA
Pack up the car and head away for a break, embracing the change of season with a visit somewhere new. With so many cosy escapes on offer, the hard part is choosing which one to visit. We share some of our favourites, ear-marking them as future getaways for the months and years ahead.
New South Wales - Luxetowe House
Only 90 minutes from Sydney, Bowral boasts award-winning restaurants, wineries, boutique shops and the Don Bradman Museum. Just five minutes' drive from the town centre is Luxetowe House, a historic cottage filled with beautiful artwork and country charm. A home-away-from-home with sprawling gardens to wander, this is a place to relax and recharge before heading back to real life.
New South Wales - Tailor’s Cottage
Just 100 metres from the township centre with its restaurants, cafés and shops, Tailor’s Cottage is a fully-renovated heritage cottage located in the heart of Kangaroo Valley. This one bedroom family-friendly home, just two hours’ drive from Sydney, features a large open plan lounge, updated kitchen and wide veranda, the perfect spot to sit and relax with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
New South Wales - Tinkersfield
A hideaway from the world, this mountain cabin is nestled deep in Crackenback, Thredbo Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains. The Field Studios are a blend of understated elegance and cosy comfort, decorated with deep sofas, a wood fire, a clawfoot bath for two and breathtaking views. Bring the family, bring your pets, all are welcome to stay at this dream getaway.
South Australia - Ode to the Orchard
Just 40 minutes from the CBD of Adelaide, this curated cottage is located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Set on 16 acres which includes an orchard, it enjoys 360 degree views across the picturesque Lenswood township. The home features a combustion heater, wood-fired AGA cooker in the kitchen and a clawfoot bath cleverly positioned outside for those wanting a hot bath with a view to remember.
Tasmania - The Burrows
This 1860’s stone cottage is located in Swansea, Tasmania with magnificent views overlooking the Great Oyster Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. Sensitively restored and decorated with eclectic antique and vintage finds, this home features a wood fire, feather sofas, a clawfoot bath and French doors that open onto landscaped garden areas. Ideal for couples looking to disconnect from the grind and enjoy a natural setting together with resident native wildlife.
Tasmania – Whale Song
Featured in publications nationwide, Whale Song is a 1980s beach shack located in the hamlet of Falmouth on the east coast of Tasmania. This property with absolute beach frontage boasts magnificent views across the Tasman Sea where whales migrate, dolphins swim and marine birds dive for fish. Take a short wander to the ocean to collect shells, stroll along the shore or sit and dream while gazing at the infinite view before heading back in for a hot bath and all the comforts of home.
Victoria - Alkira-Eco Glamping Retreat
Voted Airbnb’s second most wish-listed stay in Australia, this highly sought after property features a straw-bale Yurt fitted with quality bedding and stylish furnishings together with a quaint outdoor kitchen and modern bathroom facilities. Located in the small township of Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges, this is a luxury glamping experience for couples looking to enjoy the comforts of home, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Victoria - The Garden Loft at Poet’s Lodge
An hour and a half out of Melbourne is Daylesford, Victoria’s spa capital featuring art galleries, gift boutiques, cafés and gardens. Conveniently located just minutes from town, this two-storey rental has been designed for couples looking for a quiet, secluded retreat. Light the fire, run a hot bath, grab a book and exhale.
Victoria - The Wensley
Set amongst 80 acres of rolling hills in Wensleydale on the Mornington Peninsula, this architecturally-designed space has featured in big-name magazines and it’s not hard to see why. Floor-to-ceiling windows and tactile finishes such as concrete and timber, create a warm and inviting place to escape city life. A fully-stocked pantry and chef’s equipped kitchen beckon long, lazy lunches while the natural stone tub is ideal for a relaxing soak. Grab your friends, it sleeps up to ten, promising the ultimate experience.
Source: Main image - The Wensley