Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
The name leaves clues. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke to fall asleep to the sounds of birds; close enough to wake up early with anticipation for all the things the Gold Coast does best – beaches, theme parks, Indy Car, whale watching and losing money at Jupiters. Even less than knotsofar away, you can also go bushwalking among the tall eucalypts, play golf or go horse riding. Then there’s Knotsofar Cottage itself.
Buried deep in the Gold Coast hinterland, this homely country cottage is swamped by bush and open-grass plains for you, the kids and the family dog to exclusively enjoy. The summer swelter will have you dipping into the nearby creeks, while on the crisper, more refreshing winter nights, pull up a blanket, spark the fireplace and settle back for a healthy dose of eagerly sought tranquillity.
Details // Tallebudgera Valley, Qld. From $150 per night. www.knotsofarcottage.com.au, (07) 5534 9666.