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You needn’t travel all the way to Tuscany to experience rolling hilltops, rust-coloured stone farmhouses and the slow-paced Italian lifestyle. Tannamurra in the Swan Valley is WA’s answer to holidaying in the Med, minus the jet lag.
The exterior of the four-bedroom house is classically Tuscan – all soft pink stone, stucco, wood-framed windows, wrought-iron gates, vine-covered pergolas, courtyards and sweet-smelling gardens, while the interior is characterised by low wooden beams, heavy timber doors, fireplaces, rustic country furniture and antiques.
Enjoy a lazy lunch of bruschetta drizzled with olive oil beneath the pergola, or venture out for a round of golf at the nearby Vines Country Club, a day in Perth or a ramble in the Walyunga National Park and alongside the Avon River, home of the famous annual Avon Descent. Either way, Tannamurra offers guests the best of both worlds.
Details // Swan Valley, WA. From $650 per night. www.tannamurra.com.au, (08) 9430 9933.