NSW’s South Coast is known for being low-key. And nowhere is this best felt than at this boutique accommodation overlooking the vineyards that have been knitted to the surrounding hills. The 100-year-old slab cottage will soon be joined by more eco accommodation overlooking the vineyards. In the meantime, pray the sky is an agitated grey so you can light the fire and cosy up in the cottage, which also looks out over the Budawang Ranges and Burrill Lake. Worth doing is the Tour & Taste Experience, which includes tastings at the onsite brewery, winery and fromagerie. Book lunch at Cupitt’s Kitchen, where chef Russell Chinn utilises fresh produce from the kitchen garden. cupitt.com.au
The Woods Farm
If you’re an erstwhile outdoorsy type then this luxury country accommodation will be right up your tree-lined avenue. Wind your way down the windswept NSW South Coast to Jervis Bay where these dinky cottages are dotted around some 40 acres of woodlands. Those looking to extricate their children from their devices can nudge them toward yard games such as giant chess, big Jenga and bocce. There are also cows, alpacas, horses, hens and a big communal bonfire circle, too. If you want to glamp it up, book a bell tent, which is furnished with a king-sized bed and has a luxe but chill vibe. thewoodsfarm.com.au
The accommodation at Coolangatta Estate invites guests to experience the 18th-century charm of life in the NSW countryside. The recently refurbished accommodation options combine modern facilities with the striking architecture of colonial Australia. Best of all the range of diverse accommodation options are located just a short stumble away from the estate’s cellar door and restaurant. Active types will also appreciate the proximity to the tennis court, games room, croquet lawn and BBQ areas. Pay homage to your forebears and book a night in the historic Convict Cottage, which is the last remaining convict cottage in the district. If you have kids, blump around the landscape with Bishops Bigfoot Adventures. coolangattaestate.com.au/accommodation
Carla Grossetti was a guest of Destination NSW.