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Twenty of the Most Unique Country Stays You Can Book Around NSW

Swap the big-city hustle for some downtime in the countryside.
By Libby Curran
August 12, 2020
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Twenty of the Most Unique Country Stays You Can Book Around NSW

Swap the big-city hustle for some downtime in the countryside.
By Libby Curran
August 12, 2020
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When that big city life feels like it's getting a little bit much, there's no better antidote than to whisk yourself away for a dose of countryside. Lots of fresh air, an abundance of nature and a slower pace that's guaranteed to relax and revive. And you can find all of that just a quick hop out of the big smoke, with idyllic country cottages, wilderness huts and secluded farm retreats dotted all across the state. Places where you can wake up to nature and spend your days lounging by the fire or exploring acres of surrounding bushland. Well, we've done the hard work for you and pulled together twenty of the most unique country stays you can book right now in NSW. Choose a favourite, pack those bags and get set for a taste of rural living.

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WORROWING WILDERNESS HUT STUDIO, WORROWING HEIGHTS

Embrace the best of country and coast, at this secluded, self-contained cabin. It's a modern beauty, surrounded by nature and crafted from reclaimed timber.

How much? From $274 a night, sleeps two.

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MEXICAN-INSPIRED LOG CABIN, SMITHS LAKE

A little slice of Mexico in the coastal village of Smiths Lake. With a wood fireplace and dense wilderness surrounds, this log cabin is endlessly cosy.

How much? From $228.57 a night, sleeps six.

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BILLABONG COTTAGE, TERMEIL

This secluded cottage for two overlooks its own lush billabong. Enjoy a cosy fireplace, sunny verandah and complete serenity throughout.

How much? From $135.71 a night, sleeps two

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LAGUNA SANCTUARY, UPPER COLO

A Balinese-inspired cottage, bordered by a freshwater lagoon. This one's got a firepit, heated outdoor spa and sun-drenched overwater deck.

How much? From $350 a night, sleeps four.

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THE STABLES, HOLGATE

A secluded country escape, just minutes from the beach, this modern cabin is primed for relaxing and romancing. And that bath features incredible views.

How much? From $192.86 a night, sleeps two.

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FUNKY WILD WEST, BUCKETTY

Aussie bush meets the wild west, at this private mountaintop retreat. You'll find a quirky fit-out, sprawling deck and epic views throughout.

How much? From $399 a night, sleeps ten.

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JR'S ECO HUT, NANGUS

Escape the world at this mountaintop eco-hut, complete with 360-degree views. It's entirely off-grid, with a fire to keep things extra snug.

How much? From $350 a night, sleeps two

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THE SHED @ BROGER'S END, UPPER KANGAROO RIVER

This former machinery shed is now a stylish cottage, cleverly built with reclaimed materials and boasting its own outdoor pizza oven.

How much? From $477 a night, sleeps seven.

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JAPANESE STUDIO, FITZROY FALLS

Enjoy your own private Japanese-style retreat set among the lush surrounds of Fitzroy Falls, which is on the doorstep of both national parkland and wine country.

How much? From $240 a night, sleeps two.

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NEAREST NEIGHBOUR CABIN, CAMBRIDGE PLATEAU

Unplug at this charming, off-grid couples' cabin, backing onto heritage-listed rainforest and rolling green acreage. It's as private and peaceful as they come.

How much? From $114.29 a night, sleeps two.

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SPIRAL HOUSE, ROBERTSON

This unique tiny home comes complete with alfresco tub, sweeping views and 33 acres as your private backyard.

How much? From $244.29 a night, sleeps two.

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WARRAMBA, GLEN ALICE

A contemporary country cottage with styling that'll make you swoon. Unplug, recharge and soak up a taste of rural life.

How much? From $293 a night, sleeps six.

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THE GUESTHOUSE, FOXGROUND

Recapture the romance at this private studio, overlooking rolling green hills. Enjoy cosy nights around the firepit and sunny days in the infinity pool.

How much? From $350 a night, sleeps two.

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STRIKES 2, EURUNDEREE

Enjoy an epic outlook and serenity aplenty when you book a stay at this eco-friendly couples' cottage, set high above the Eurunderee Valley.

How much? From $254 a night, sleeps two.

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THE TREEHOUSE, KANGAROO VALLEY

Nab your own treehouse paradise, overlooking the Kangaroo River. This group-friendly retreat is enveloped in nature, featuring a firepit and sun-drenched deck.

How much? From $304 a night, sleeps six.

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THE SHEARING SHED, COWRA

This stylishly repurposed shearing shed makes for a dreamy couples' escape, complete with log fire and loads of farm-style charm.

How much? From $177 a night, sleeps two

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BLACK ROSE COTTAGE, MUDGEE

A sweet country cottage with room for ten, this stylish retreat sits just minutes from the heart of Mudgee and is surrounded by wine country.

How much? From $340 a night, sleeps ten.

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KOOKAWOOD, RYDAL

A quaint farmhouse cottage perched high overlooking the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the cosy log fireplace and some truly breathtaking views from the outdoor bath.

How much? From $414.69 a night, sleeps four.

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LOUGHMORE COTTAGE, KANGAROO VALLEY

Load up on country-style tranquility at this revamped Irish settler's hut, complete with comfy furnishings and a library full of books.

How much? From $210 a night, sleeps two.

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BARRINGTON ECO HUT, COBARK

An eco-friendly tiny home that's primed for an unplugged getaway, featuring a hot shower, cosy fire pit and delightfully remote wilderness setting.

How much? From $200 a night, sleeps two.

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Images: courtesy of Airbnb.

Published on August 12, 2020 by Libby Curran

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