There is plenty to see in Perth’s backyard and with the colder weather rolling in, it is time to get creative with how to explore and stay warm. Just in time for your next winter getaway, we’ve rounded up seven cottages that will keep you warm and cosy whilst offering a unique Down South escape.

Balingup Heights, Balingup

Balingup Heights is an idyllic getaway hidden amongst the trees. Secluded on a steep hill and overlooking picturesque views, you’ll find six rustic cottages adorned with cosy wood fires and spacious balconies rich with country charm. Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil vista amongst native jarrah and marri trees, making it an ideal getaway for couples or the family. 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, for a real farm-stay experience. For more information and to book, see here.

Skyhouse Retreat, Denmark

Relive your childhood in style at this hidden gem tucked away in the 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. Floor to ceiling glass walls provide uninterrupted views of the pristine greenery, 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. For more information, see here.


Nannup Bush Retreat, Nannup

Whether you’re staying one week or one night, Nannup Bush Retreat is a great option for both couples and families. Take in the immaculate bush scenery from wide verandas, offering unrestricted views. These cottages come with plenty of amenities, including a playground for the kids. With a focus on providing accommodation that is environmentally friendly, the Bush Retreat come equipped with rustic outdoor baths heated by wood fires and fully furnished rooms. Constructed with handmade concrete blocks, the house is fitted with a natural insulation, keeping it toasty warm during the winter months. For more information on this retreat, see here

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping, Cowaramup

Camping has never been easier or more glamorous 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 the hassles of traditional camping. Nourish your body and soul with a facial and massage, featuring Olio Bello’s very own beauty treatments using the purest botanical oil blends straight from their trees. 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 more information and to book, see here

Nannup Hideaway, Nannup

For the ultimate rural getaway, look no further than Nannup Hideaway. Release the stresses of life and recharge while being surrounded by panoramic views of the unspoilt Southern Forest and valley region. A gorgeous cosy 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 view and have a cup of organic coffee with your breakfast hamper as you enjoy the spectacular scenery. For more information and to book, see here.

Dunsborough Beach Cottages, Dunsborough

On the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough Beach Cottages offer spectacular ocean views from the heart of the Margaret River Region. Whether you’re on an adults-only getaway or a family adventure with the kids in tow, these beautiful cottages have all the home comforts to enjoy with a view. A stone’s throw from fantastic local wineries and providores, the Cottages provide the perfect Down South break to escape busy city life and spend some time by the sea. See more, and book here. 

Riverglen Chalets, Margaret River

Nestled in seven acres of bushland and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Riverglen Chalets bring a splash of rustic charm to the Margaret River region. These hidden gems are not only beautiful accommodation spots for a winter getaway, but feature the acclaimed Margaret River Distilling Company right on their doorstep – offering much-loved Giniversity gins and tasting experiences. Surround yourself with lush forests this winter, and book here.

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