Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes It’s just not possible to describe the two houses that make up Eagles Nest Retreat near Sheffield as anything less than sensational. It’s also impossible to say which of the rural gems, with commanding lake and snow-capped mountain views, exquisite contemporary furnishings and indoor and outdoor spas, is superior.

Nest 1 is distinctively hexagonal in shape, has a light-filled open-plan interior with floor to ceiling windows, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a revolving sofa from which to absorb the awe-inspiring views to Mt Roland, just 20km distant. Nest 2, the larger lakeside property, has four bedrooms, each decorated in a different regional style, including an African and Asian wing. There’s also a middle-eastern inspired reading loft and a South American-style hammock-strewn courtyard.

Both properties are out of this world.

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