Sometimes you just want to avoid civilisation, but on your own terms. How do you like the sound of escaping to your own private luxury tiny home nestled on the edge of a dam on a 140 acre working farm, and waking up to the sound of frollicking ducks and the whinny of 80 resident horses? Pretty nice, right?
Just about an hour and a half outside of Sydney in the Southern Highlands, Hideout offers city folk a country escape that you can knock over in one rejuvenating weekend. You have the option to take part in horse rides and lessons, watch the horses in training at the on-site show jumping arena, and even give a helping hand in the morning or afternoon horse feeds.
The minimalist cabin comes furnished with all the creature comforts, with an elevated queen-sized bed overlooking views of the dam and surrounding bushland, air conditioning, a heated bathroom floor, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large deck suspended over the water where you can cook a barbecue or roast marshmallows under the stars over the fire pit. If you’d like someone else to do the cooking (or to speak to someone who isn’t a horse), Moss Vale town centre is only a five-minute drive away, offering shopping, dining, and possibilities to explore the surrounding wineries.
Rates for the Hideout start at $300 a night for two adults. Bookings are open to guests after June 1, 2020. Find out more at hideoutcabins.com.au.