Nature lovers in search of a secluded, luxurious escape will find it at Lyola Pavilions in the Forest. The two architect-designed pavilions, 'Hide' and 'Seek' are perched high on 'Policeman's Spur', a ridge that overlooks the green patchwork of Conondale Valley. Slide open the floor-to-ceiling windows and smell the aroma of eucalyptus rising from the gum leaves in the surrounding forest; listen for the gurgle of your private creek with its cool swimming holes in a clearing in the forest below.
You're unlikely to meet anyone else there, apart from a goanna crackling through the bush or resting on a tree trunk, a koala or one of the many beautiful hinterland birds that call to one another among the trees. Host, Jane Kennedy, provides luxurious touches such as fragrant handmade soaps, ylang ylang bubble bath, silky rose-geranium scented moisturiser, lavender oil, candles, fluffy robes and gorgeous bed linen, cushions and throws. She also stocks the kitchens with essentials that take the hard work out of self catering. Complimentary wine, a cheese platter and provisions for a hearty breakfast are supplemented by a hot cob of bread delivered to the bread box each morning.Visit Website