For many of us, this year was spent close to our homes. For our teams in Melbourne and Sydney, some of the year was even spent being bound within five kilometres of our front door. Limitations that only made us fantasise more about packing our bags and embracing the freedoms that only a wide open road or soaring above the clouds can offer.
It’s a sentiment that makes this summer a truly special one; one to spend rediscovering the joys of getting away. Whether you prefer hiking through the wilderness or wine tastings; a bike ride or a movie marathon, more than ever, this summer is the time to take a trip, visit somewhere new, support local communities and dine out again. Now is the time to enjoy the pure bliss of switching your out-of-office on, unwinding from your daily worries and recharging with some cosy self-care after the stress of the year.
Of course, after a busy day flying or driving, what we look forward to most on the first night of any holiday is a restorative and refreshing night’s sleep. And for that, you need a good bed.
To inspire your next getaway and celebrate the summer holidays, here are some of the dreamy destinations and luxury accommodations around the country who have harnessed the revitalising power of a Heatherly bed for their unique space.
This Ocean Grove cabin retreat offers a charming Aussie bush experience, with all the creature comforts to relax, romance or revive. Perfect for a couple’s retreat, girls’ getaway, or small family, these cabins are tucked away in tranquil bushland.
After a day exploring local wineries, golf courses, shops, markets and beaches, you can nestle in underneath the gum trees of one of the bush cabins.
Time seems to slow down in this serene bedroom, where guests of honour can escape underneath dreamy layers of bedding or spend an afternoon paging through an enticing novel, while resting against our Lincoln bedhead. The plush panelling in Emerald velvet gives a luxurious, contemporary edge to the bedroom while still complimenting the bush surroundings.
Relax, unwind and breathe in the fresh country air at The Old Schoolhouse in Milton.
Offering travellers self-contained accommodation in a tranquil, rural setting just outside the Milton township, this unique location is also just minutes from beautiful beaches.
While the Loft offers a beautiful apartment for a couple’s getaway and features stunning views over the garden, orchard and countryside, the historic Stable accommodation combines charm and style, giving guests the chance to soak up the sunset from the veranda and take in the views over paddocks and surrounding countryside.
When it comes to the Stable’s master bedroom, a warming medley of white walls, vaulted ceilings and the cosy comforts of a home away from home make this bedroom ideal for soothing slumbers. Amplifying the textural space, our vintage leather Piper bed head with wall-mounted tabs gives the room a handsome, roguish look where a dash of adventure meets refined taste.
Discover all that beautiful Byron Bay has to offer at the Barefoot Bay Cottage. This newly renovated cottage combines Australian coastal luxury with the quintessential, relaxed chic of Byron.
Opposite a nature reserve, the Barefoot Bay Cottage whisks guests away to an inviting luxury beachside abode, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and wrap-around decks. The north facing home has been designed to capture the sun as well as the cooling summer breeze while the styling includes layers of earthy colours and natural textures to prioritise rest and rejuvenation.
A coastal-cool aesthetic reigns in the bedroom, where textures ebb, flow, and soothe. Completing the calming composition: our striking, leather Piper Bed Head.
At the rear of this historic home in the heart of Old Bowral, a converted potting shed is positioned overlooking a vibrant vegetable garden, designed by renowned Australian garden designer Paul Bangay.
The quaint, one-bedroom building is within walking distance of Bowral Main Street and is the perfect spot to base yourself while exploring the national parks of the Southern Highlands of NSW, including the nearby Gib and Boxvale walking tracks, Fitzroy Falls and Barren Grounds. And while there is a deep bath to soak and relax after a day
exploring, putting your feet up is the ultimate way to wind down. In keeping with the charming vintage vibe of the space, there are eye-catching moments aplenty in the bedroom. Making a statement against the polished concrete floors and white weatherboard walls, our curved Genevieve beds can be joined to create a king bed, or split into striking king singles. Covered in Boston natural linen with a studded trim edge, we doubt that we would make it to double digits counting sheep in this bed.