As the the end of the year approaches, we tend to seek a bit of an escape after the chaos of the festive season. Why not treat yourself to a little rest and recreation?
Booking a staycation near Perth is a great way to recharge your batteries without the stress (and costs) of travelling interstate or overseas. With so many luxurious retreats nestled among the serene surrounds of the Swan Valley, a soul-nurturing getaway is closer than you might think.
The Swan Valley is known for world-class wines, gourmet food and laid-back adventure. These luxury stays will allow you to experience all of that and more. Located just 25 minutes east of Perth by car, a blissful Swan Valley staycation is an easy weekend escape from life’s every day hustle.
Slow down, relax and reconnect with your senses. This is the ethos of Swan Valley Retreat & Spa, a secluded getaway in the heart of the Swan Valley.
The stunning Swan Valley Retreat offers spacious, fully equipped rooms with private decks, as well as a range of indulgent spa treatments, wellness services and gourmet food offered on-site. Treat yourself to a massage, hydrotherapy, clay treatment or float session, feeling all your stresses ebb away.
For an extra special occasion check out the Wine Barrel, the retreat’s premier room, offering luxury furnishings and a private panoramic sauna and cedar hot tub overlooking the relaxing countryside. In addition, guests staying in the Wine Barrel will have access to a private golf cart to shuttle themselves to and from their car during their stay.
The spa is also open to day visitors, but we guarantee you’ll want to stay at least one night.
Set among 80 acres of rolling Swan Valley vineyards, Brookleigh Estate is bursting with rustic charm and joie de vivre. Take a walk in the estate’s beautiful grounds inspired by French jardins, indulge in a gourmet dining experience at Stewart’s Restaurant, or explore nearby Swan Valley wineries and attractions.
Choose from four accommodation options, including boutique suites, self-contained apartments and private cottages. (The Lakeside apartment in the main chateau is our pick for couples looking for the best Perth staycation.)
With many of the building’s unique elements inspired by 1800s Europe, there is history in every stone at Brookleigh Estate.
Escape to a whimsical world among the treetops overlooking the Swan Valley. This unique accommodation is designed for group and family getaways, with three big bedrooms and several entertaining areas.
Winter days in the Swan Valley average around 18°C, perfect weather to explore the hiking trails surrounding this bungalow. In the evenings, a pot-belly stove invites you inside, where you can unwind with a glass of Swan Valley red and delights sourced from local providores.
Keep an eye out for the locals during your stay. Our tip is to take your morning coffee onto the “jetty”, where kangaroos and other native fauna stop by to make sure you’re taking it easy.
Comfort, peace and relaxation abound at The Eden Reserve. The sprawling four-bedroom villa sits on four acres of land just a few minutes’ drive from Bells Rapids and the heart of the Swan Valley.
Eden Reserve is a luxurious and secluded retreat, fully equipped for families and groups looking for some R&R. Light pours in through impressive architecturally-designed glass walls, while the winter weather stays out.
There’s plenty of space for kids to run around safely, and all the attractions of the Swan Valley are accessible within a short drive. Although, you won’t be in a hurry to leave with the best nature on show outside your window.
If you think farming is hard work, this luxury Perth staycation will change your mind. Everything in the four-bedroom house has been thoughtfully designed to welcome families and small groups, with space to sleep eight people in four plush bedrooms.
The property is newly built (finished in 2021), with stunning details and an abundance of natural materials throughout. Warm yourself beside the outdoor fire pit, take a dip in the plunge pool or head inside, where multiple light-filled living areas provide a perfect place to gather and enjoy Swan Valley wines and local produce.
Be sure to stroll around the farm, where you’ll be lucky to meet the resident alpacas in charge of landscaping the expansive property.
Just when you thought this list of luxury stays was winding down, we offer you the most magnificent Perth staycation. Tannamurra is a four-bedroom Tuscan-inspired villa set on 325 acres of parkland in the lush surrounds of the Darling Ranges.
This breathtaking private estate features landscaped gardens, a fully equipped country kitchen, no fewer than three wood fire pits, and antiques from France, Italy and Australia.
Families and groups will love exploring the property’s extensive grounds and spotting wildlife from the viewing platform. After a relaxed day, you can watch the sun go down before enjoying dinner on the vine-covered alfresco terrace.
Tannamurra will be closed for renovations from July 2023 until mid-2024.
Whether you’re a food and wine lover, or just looking for a relaxing staycation near Perth, the Swan Valley has everything you’re looking for less than 30 minutes from the CBD.
With several luxurious accommodation options, exquisite dining and stunning natural beauty, it’s no wonder the Swan Valley is Perth’s favourite destination for a revitalising winter weekend. Book a mid-year getaway to escape the stress of daily life without travelling far. And while you’re there, you can visit your favourite wineries, browse local art galleries, or visit some local providores to sample Swan Valley produce. Discover everything the Swan Valley has to offer for a day, a weekend or longer.
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