As we await for international travel to begin again, why not enjoy the beautiful landscapes and tourism Western Australia has to offer. Last year I spent a lot of time down south with friends, family and my boyfriend. Here is a list of the unique and quirky places we have stayed, from the lush forests of Pemberton to the beautiful landscape of Cowaramup.
Beedalup Cottages, Pemberton:
I already have a blog post dedicated to this place here as it was one of the most phenomenal, cosy places I’ve ever stayed. We make it an annual trip to stay here every winter. In the pituresque Karri Valley forest of Pemberton, Beedalup cottage truly detoxes your soul, with no internet connection nor city life in sight. With 7 cottages on the property, each cottage is uniquely designed after a fairy tale story: the Hansel, Gretel, Romeo, Juliet, Robin Hood, Maid Marion and Tudor House. We always stay in the Hansel, the most romantic cabin. The two story cabin is so magical with it’s quaint furniture, old fireplace and cobblestone walls.
Pimped-up “Glampavan”, Cowaramup:
In the heart of Cowaramup this quirky, eclectic and cute space is the epitome of creativity. This refurbished cabin located on a farm, is undeniably unique. The host, Anita says this little cabin is an expression of her creative heart, and its evident in the colourful artworks that absorb the space (that she painted herself) as well as the mis-match vintage decor. This cabin is completely self-sufficient with a queen-size bed, kitchen, day bed/ tv nook, a cosy fireplace and bathroom sustained by rain-water. From the outside you have complete views of farmland to vineyards, with a horse paddock right outside your door. The cutest Shetland ponies and resident doggy Chilli will graciously greet you upon entrance. There is also a record player and sound bar to listen to by the fireplace, as well as an outdoor area with a fire pit which would be great in the summer whilst stargazing.
Hilltop Studios, Margaret River:
In the heart of Margs literally a 5-10 minute drive from Margaret River centre, Hilltop studios is located on a 150 hectare farm. Nestled in bushland, Hilltop has expansive northern views in which you can watch the kangaroos across the paddock with the binoculars supplied. The studio has everything from a kitchen, television, games and outdoor space, however the absolute selling point is the bathroom. With bi-fold windows opening from the spa to the deck this is the most tranquil experience. Having a bubble bath with a glass of sparkling looking out onto the scenery was my highlight of the trip. We went in the middle of winter so it was glorious watching the storm banks roll in the backdrop of the forest.
Here is the accomodation link
Yallingup Spa lodge retreat, Yallingup:
Located in Yallingup, the spa lodge retreat is within very close proximity to the Margaret River Wine Region. The spa retreat offers 7 signature retreats, each a unique space for you to relax and disconnect from the everyday life. Each retreat is named after a wine, we stayed in the Chardonnay. The suite includes a queen bed with a private garden, sunroom and king sized spa. The rooms are also pet friendly so you can bring your pooch along your relaxing journey. Upon arrival we were given a complimentary glass of bubbles and our spa was already prepared. You can further your retreat with the OM Day spa that provides a variety of treatments including private yoga, meditation, personal training and a steam room. Breakfast in bed can also be arranged with an a la carte breakfast available to be included within your package.
The site also has ‘Glamping’ tents in the pine forest which I would love to do in the summer.
Here is the accomodation link