Author: Peri Watson
At Scoop, we believe that WA’s south contains some of the most beautiful regions in the world. With picturesque views, lush greenery and local produce, there is plenty to explore right here in Perth’s backyard. Just in time for your next winter escape, we’ve rounded up 5 cottages that will keep you warm and cosy whilst offering a little something more for a unique experience down south.
Balingup Heights is an idyllic getaway hidden amongst the trees. Secluded on a steep hill and overlooking picturesque views, you’ll find rustic cottages adorned with cosy wood fires and spacious balconies rich with country charm. Take a leisurely walk around the grounds and venture into the secret garden, built especially for kids (and the young at heart). You can even pick your own fruit from the orchards onsite and have a hand in feeding the farm animals — how’s that for an authentic farm stay experience?
Relive your childhood in style at this hidden gem tucked away in a tranquil forest in Denmark. This rustic treehouse is ideal for a family getaway, complete with a slow burning fireplace, stunning views and a balcony reaching into the karri trees. At the centre of a vibrant community of local fauna, you’ll feel one with the forest. Offering an idyllic blend of comfort and nostalgia, Skyhouse invites you to put the fire on, watch the sunset and live amongst the stars.
Nannup Bush Retreat
Whether you’re staying one week or one night, Nannup Bush Retreat is a great option for both couples and families. With a focus on providing accommodation that is environmentally friendly, the Bush Retreat come equipped with rustic outdoor baths heated by bespoke wood fires and fully furnished rooms so there’s no need to bring a thing. Constructed with handmade concrete blocks, the house is fitted with a natural insulation, keeping it toasty warm during the winter months.
Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping
Camping has never been easier or more glamourous than with Olio Bello. Huddled around a lake are six fully-functional, deluxe bungalows resting on a 320-acre olive farm. Ideal for a couple’s getaway, this experience gets you back to nature without some of the hassles of traditional camping. There is even a café onsite where you can sample locally produced olive oil. With spacious decks, designer interiors and a focus on minimal environmental impact, Olio Bello Glamping invites you to relax guilt-free.
For the ultimate rural getaway, look no further than Nannup Hideaway. A gorgeous cottage overlooking the Blackwood River Valley and Nannup Estate wineries, this is the perfect place for you and your partner to refresh your romance. The couples’ special will set you and your partner up for a cosy night in with complimentary chocolates, champagne and a cheese platter. Wake up to a misty morning straight out of Middle Earth and have a cup of organic coffee with your breakfast hamper as you enjoy the spectacular views.