The uniquely designed two-storied Honeymoon Cottage features a romantic loft-style bedroom opening onto a spacious, private balcony with panoramic views across the valley to Cathedral Mountain and the Blue Range. Old-fashioned casement windows, a country-style kitchen and soft leather furnishings compliment the stone and slate, there’s a large stone fireplace ... and to ease the worn and weary … in the bathroom is a deep luxurious twin spa bath.
Shaded beside a gently flowing creek is Ballards Hideaway. From its rooms, lit softly by delicate leadlight windows and warmed by a brass-canopied open fire, French doors open onto a long, low rose-covered verandah, perfect for lazy lunches or summer evening barbeques. Paved steps lead to a trellised creekside summer house and in a leafy garden corner a hot jacuzzi bubbles. In the evening, jacuzzi fans can engage in conversation with a cheeky Brushtail Possum as she scampers by to steal her supper roses from the Ballards garden.
The true hermit, seeking greater isolation, may prefer the Studio. Tucked at the foot of the hills beneath a canopy of eucalypts and hidden by a profusion of native plants, this building has its own walk-bridge, fernpool, waterfall, heated garden jacuzzi and private island gazebo. Travellers choosing to holiday with friends will find the Studio also has the option of a second bedroom ... with 3 single beds - making it ideal for families or a group of 4-5.
Visitors to the Studio are privileged to have as their nearest neighbour that most timid of all Australian mammals, the platypus. A family of these extraordinary little creatures has its home in the bank of the Studio’s creek ... but only a quiet and patient observer will be rewarded with an introduction.