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A classic pastoral homestead set amid restful rolling hills, orchards and fields of cattle, Villa Talia is in southern Tasmania’s Huon Valley, just 600m from the banks of the Huon River. The house is gracious and simple in design, blending beautifully with its tranquil surrounds. From the wrap-around verandah there are views to the south of the Hartz Mountains and the southwest wilderness, with the Sleeping Beauty mountain range visible to the north.
Inside, the villa is tastefully decorated in a contemporary international style, with French and Italian furnishings. French doors open on to the verandah, and there are several open fires, a library and huge windows through which the ultramarine evening light and the ever-changing hues and reflections of sky and water can be admired. Various wineries and cheesemakers dot the region, and the cafes and galleries of Cygnet are just ten minutes away.
Details // Airds Rd, Wattle Grove (nr Cygnet), Tas. From $450 per night, per couple. www.villatalia.com, 0400 224 836.