Unless you’re heading to a part of the country where they blissfully don’t have to deal with winter (take me with you), the best way to go is embracing winter travel. That means self-care, fireplaces, hot chocolates, comfy clothes and maybe a bit of snow.
This is exactly why we’ve pulled together a list of some of the best luxury rental homes around the country that also have a roaring fireplace. Treat yo’self.
#1 Sweven Estate, Cattai NSW
Sitting on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, Sewen Estate is nestled on 141 acres of pretty damn gorgeous scenery, from a lake filled with lotus flowers, to tree plantations, to paddocks filled with adorable sheep. And this fireplace, *chef’s kiss*.
#2 Romantic Cottage, Blue Mountains NSW
Turn up the romance at this minimalist cottage perched in Leura, Blue Mountains (where yes, it has been snowing recently). The owners will even provide a gourmet platter for an extra $50.
Price: $250 a night
#3 Linnaeus Farm Estate, Berry NSW
Call me a sucker for a farmhouse, but this farm stay is my dream. She’s got plenty of flair, doing away with rustic and dialling the dwellings up to luxe. It sleeps 10 people as well, so you can bring the whole crew.
Price: From $2,300
#3 River’s Edge, Margaret River, WA
When I say the view from this epic rental is jaw-dropping — well, just see for yourself. Floor to wall ceilings reveals rushing river waters, surrounded by lush greenery. And you’re only a short drive from the Margaret River wineries.
Price: From $2,995 for a three-night stay (minimum)
#4 Hillview Homestead, QLD
How about a stay in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland that’s in a historical homestead — circa 1905. Sip local red wine with the stunning backdrop of heritage-listed national parks.
Price: From $1,000
#5 The Writer’s Cottage, Huon Valley TAS
Image: Instagram / @frenchmansrivercygnet
Set on a 200-acre cattle farm in the beautiful Huon Valley, The Writer’s House is one of two rental homes on the property. Enjoy the cows and birds and even Tassie Devils, go out and pick your own flowers, or stay inside and cosy by the fireplace with sweeping views of Cygnet Bay.
A quick note that no new bookings are currently being taken while the new owners get settled.
Price: $425 a night.
(Lead image: provided / Luxico)