Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
A traditional Yallingup farmhouse with wraparound verandahs, Wild Fig Jam also has a cute studio apartment, lovely views across Geographe Bay, a natural spring, four bedrooms and two bathrooms with a homely lounge and kitchen – and it’s in the kitchen that this bucolic holiday home really comes to life. It’s owned by WA chef Jane Durkin, who pops back and forth to Spain so that she can offer expert cooking classes to any guests who want to combine their getaway with a gourmet experience. If you’re looking for a slick, modern outfit, forget it; the emphasis here is on fun, family and togetherness. A budding author herself, Jane also has plans to convert the old milking shed on her 3.5-acre block into a writers’ retreat, so be prepared to swap writers’ block for the chopping block, and penmanship for a quality paella. For a nourishing and relaxing break, Wild Fig Jam has all the right ingredients.

Details // Biddles Rd, Yallingup, WA. From $160 per couple per night, cooking classes extra, (08) 9755 2221.

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