Slow Moments at Burrowes Rest
Immaculately styled and gloriously comfortable, this two-bedder was once a tobacco hut but is now a lesson in appreciating the little details. From the pillowy bed and linen sheets to the fully functional kitchen, and the claw-foot tub (with a record player!) to the cosy fireplace, this is a thoughtful space designed for relaxation and quality time with your travel crew.
We arrived on a moody, wet afternoon and were greeted by twinkling balcony lights, a roaring fireplace, and an entire box of provisions (we’re talking homemade chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream, local bread, cheese, milk and eggs, and a bottle of red wine!) left for our enjoyment by our wonderful hosts, Darlene and Jim.
Engulfed by nature and totally disconnected from the world (no TV or wifi here!), we spent our days enjoying the gentle rhythms of a quiet life; lazy sleep-ins, morning cups of coffee while watching the sprightly resident lambs outside, evenings reading by the fire, a cheeky slice of chocolate cake and tea on a drizzly afternoon. When the rain eased, we ventured out for lunch at Chrismont Winery just down the road, an afternoon wander to the King River to skim rocks across the surface, or to explore the rocky outcrops at Paradise Falls and Powers Lookout where Australia’s infamous bushrangers once hid out.
Staying at Burrowes Rest felt like a warm hug from an old friend, and I daresay it’s exactly where you’ll find us any time we need an escape from city life!...
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