The concept of fernweh is a combination of the words fern, meaning distance, and wehe, meaning an ache, misery or sickness. It translates to ‘far woe’ or a longing to experience far off places. In the absence of being able to jump on a long-haul flight for a Spanish Summer sipping local Sangiovese by the seaside this year, why not welcome the dulcet tones of Spring in the South-West.
Whether it’s searching out new release Cabernet Sauvignon that brings you to the region, the heaving swells of the Indian Ocean, or discovering the largely unsung heroes of the culinary world that reside here, the Margaret River region is ripe with nooks and experiences to explore and indulge in.
Let your Fernweh fly away with a weekend amongst the vines, a night under a canopy of glistening stars, a degustation fit for royalty, and experiences so extraordinary you will forget the dull ache of abroad calling.
When it comes to choosing a lodging for your dally down south, one must look for more than a place to lay their head. For a true all-encapsulating experience, may we introduce you to our curated selection of places to stay.
Rarely these days do you find Australian-based luxury properties which embody that old world romance fused with impeccable service. Welcome to your private country house hotel coupled with a divine culinary retreat in the heart of Margaret River Wine Country. The most enviable location, with views to impress, at Cape Lodge you are perfectly positioned amongst all of the region’s greatest attributes. In fact, you will be nestled within one. Book the Lakeside Room for extra indulgence.
It is a movement amongst the luxury market at the moment. Spurred on by the pandemic and an ever-increasing yearning for one’s space and privacy, luxury private homes are the new Gucci loafer of travel. Inspirational properties for an unforgettable holiday that allows you to be in complete control. Beautiful architecture, jaw-dropping locations, and every creature comfort you could possibly want. Private Properties provides the pick of the Margaret River Region’s luxury holiday home accommodation. Select from stunning homes sleeping up to 12 people in breathtaking locations on the beach, in the forest, and on private rural estates spanning Busselton, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Yallingup, Gracetown, Margaret River and south to Augusta.
For that unmatchable resort experience, you simply cannot go past Pullman Bunker Bay. Views of the spectacular Indian Ocean, with cascading gardens and a stunning horizon edge swimming pool, you really will be swanning around paradise. A hot tip from the Fine Vines team, it’s worth upgrading to the villas. Trust us.
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