Farm stays are the ultimate escape from busy city lives, offering us the opposite of our everyday lives. From eco-luxe lodges to a classic country homestead, these places are our picks for you next long weekend escape.
One of the oldest properties in the region, this 7000-hectare working sheep station is steeped in history. Stay in the modern, secluded eco-hut and admire the expansive views over the Kimo Valley and Murrambidgee River Flats. Totally off-grid, the JRs Hut is a romantic escape for two. If youd like a little more space, opt for one of the delightful country cottages fully fitted out theyre a charming escape from urban life. You might be tempted to visit one of the surrounding towns, but if youre not hampers of local produce can be delivered to you.
1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus NSW 2722 |0421 505 949
Run by the same family since 1854, the current owners of this sustainable dairy farm have lovingly restored the original farm house for you to stay in. In the hills above Kiama, youll find the delightful cottage nestled amongst a lush garden. With views of the rolling hills and the ocean, its hard to resist its charm. Weve saved the best bit until last upon arrival, youll find the freezer stocked with their homemade gelato.
152 Saddleback Mountain Rd, Kiama NSW 2533 |0449 914 063
Luxury is the name of the game at Royalla. Set amongst the green hills of the Southern Highlands, Royalla is the perfect spot to hide away for a weekend. Get a group together and stay in the original farmhouse, or get away from it all in the aptly named Loveshack or the Om Barn. You can really embrace the country life here pick herbs and vegetables from the garden for your dinner, collect the eggs, and introduce yourself to some of the friendly farm animals.
375 Pearsons Ln, Robertson NSW 2577 |0409 294 929
Popular as a wedding venue, this picturesque family farm has plenty of opportunities to unwind. The 1920s stone farm house retains its original features and makes the most of its setting in the lovely garden and beautiful countryside. You can fish, pick apples in the orchard, row on the dam, take a yoga class, or relax with a massage. What else could you possibly need? You probably wont want to leave.
Berry NSW 2535 |0490 478 799
Feature photo of Kimo Estate Huts by Jaclyn Lyndsay