11 Incredible Cottagecore Airbnbs Around Australia
If you haven’t noticed already, cottagecore is proving to be 2021’s most popular interior trend. A shift away from the sparse Scandinavian minimalist trend, cottagecore offers a warm, inviting, romantic and cosy aesthetic that mixes DIY, vintage and a desire to bring the outdoors in.
It’s a form of escapism and refers to a fantasy world far removed from the chaos of the world, which is exactly what we’re all in need of right now – a cottage getaway to help unwind and recharge from the world.
So, we’ve rounded up the best cottagecore getaways around Australia to help you achieve just that. Spend a week (or even a short weekend) slowly sipping your morning coffee on the verandah as you soak in fresh air, playing board games for a dose of nostalgia, going for bushwalks, enjoying a good book while relaxing in an outdoor bathtub or drinking wine in front of the fire.
These stays are places you can create the most special memories with friends, family or your significant other. Plus, once your vacation is over, you’ll have all the inspiration you need to sprinkle some cottagecore interiors into your own home.
11 of the Best Cottagecore Airbnbs Around Australia
1. The Tailor’s Cottage, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
This self-contained fully renovated heritage cottage is surrounded by beautiful, well-maintained garden beds. Enjoy your morning cuppa sitting on the large front veranda, relax and read a book on the quiet back veranda, or spend your time indoors in the spacious lounge room. The cottage is located in the heart of the Kangaroo Valley village, so you’ll also have access to village cafes, restaurants and local shops.
2. Cowboy’s Cabin on Wollombi Brook, Hunter Valley, NSW
Wake up in this one bedroom, slab-timber cabin to a view of fresh paddocks of grazing cattle and a working farm. The cosy cottage-like interiors feature luxurious stone floors throughout, an oversized bathroom, large open plan kitchen and lounge room and picture-perfect rural views from every room.
3. The Growers Cottage, Lower Mangrove, NSW
Nestled amongst the Dharug National Park, the Growers Cottage is the perfect place to unwind, restore and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature with your significant other. The cottage is surrounded by a growers garden of fresh fruit and vegetables, which are yours to pick from and enjoy. Other features include a stunning stone outdoor bath, a fireplace to roast marshmallows and modern, fresh interiors.
4. The Diggers Store, Castlemain, VIC
Picture a sweet country garden setting with a small fruit orchard tree, a kitchen garden, heritage rose bushes and a 60-year-old grapevine canopy covering a courtyard. Welcome to the Diggers Store.
Located behind an old gold-mining supplies store, this 19850s stable offers a unique Goldfields experience. You’ll find exclusive artifacts from the Gold-Rush period and vintage detailing inside, as well as modern-day comforts to make your stay ever so pleasant. Central Castlemaine is only a few minutes drive away, and there you’ll find local produce, wineries, heritage buildings and arts and crafts stores.
5. Vintage House, Daylesford, VIC
This cosy cottage has become a Daylesford icon and provides everything you need for a relaxing getaway where you can disconnect from urban life. It’s situated between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs town centres, and sits on almost an acre of land. It's surrounded by various fruit trees, landscaped gardens and features a large outdoor table and fire pit. The interior is warm and welcoming, and the perfect blend of modern rustic and vintage, plus, the house and studio sleeps six people.
6. The Estate, Trentham, VIC
Although this isn't listed on Airbnb at the moment, we couldn't resist from including The Estate at Trentham in our round-up. Owner and esteemed Melbourne-based interior stylist Lynda Gardener, has lovingly restored her dreamy property into the most picturesque rustic farmhouse you won't ever want to leave.
Throughout the space you'll find weathered wood furnishings and vintage decor coupled with modern touches of industrial lighting and concrete floors. On tables, ceramic vases and antique bottles hold dried flowers and herbs from the garden, while Lynda’s love of early century portraits add warmth to the walls. Moreover, there's a concrete fireplace, antique cookwares in the kitchen and beautiful French doors that open onto a picturesque yard surrounded by lavender and orchids. Intrigued? Take a full tour inside here.
7. My Sister & The Sea, Marion Bay, SA
When an Airbnb is featured in The Design Files and Country Style Magazine, you know it will exceed your expectations. The weatherboard cottage features rustic interiors and has three bedrooms (hello, girls trip), a country farmhouse table, a charmingly large kitchen and a cosy fireplace. Spend your morning relaxing in the outdoor bathtub, and by night you can unwind on the spacious outdoor deck as you gaze up at the stars. It’s a place where memories can be made with friends and family.
8. Acorn Cottage, Mundaring, WA
Nestled on 10 acres of natural surroundings, this idyllic one bedroom country cottage offers the perfect romantic stay or couples retreat. The kitchen is modern country in style, whilst the lounge and dining areas are elegant and cosy. Interiors feature wooden flooring, timber windows, floral curtains, a bay window seating area and a fireplace.
9. Riverdale 1898, Kalgan, WA
This “perfectly imperfect” cottage is said to offer simple modern day comfort with a few age old imperfections, and is the perfect location to “cultivate creativity”. The cottage is situated on Riverdale Farm, which has beef cattle, a small pinot vineyard and a sustainable flower growing and designing business attached (honestly, it's the most stunning venue for a wedding).
Inside, you’ll find a selection of books on local and natural history, short stories by local authors and a collection of floral design books and novels, which you can sit and read in the light-filled north-facing sunroom. Come here to disconnect from the world and enjoy slow and simple days all while looking out over open paddocks with a backdrop of woodland and the Kalgan River.
10. The Postman’s Cottage, Montville, QLD
If you’re after an opulent getaway, the Postman’s Cottage is for you. This romantic abode is set within a 1.5 acre estate of luscious gardens and fresh greenery. The cottage, which was once the first Receiving Office for mail from the UK and abroad, has no television (purposefully left out to encourage true relaxation), luxuriously large beds and a bathtub, and plush sofas.
The colour palette of white, black and neutrals is understated, yet elegant and doesn’t distract from the beauty outdoors. We definitely know you’ll be able to get some pictures worthy of an Instagram post here.
11. Captains Cottage, Hobart, TAS
The Captains Cottage has been featured in Country Style Magazine, Sitchu, The Design Files, The Venue Report, Realestate Lifestyle and Domain Living. Need we say more?
This romantic escape, which has become a Hobart iconic stay, was originally built for a ship’s captain in the mid-1800s. It’s fitted with a mix of natural-textured fabrics and furnishings that excuse warmth, from timber floors to a velvet sofa and even linen bedding. There’s also a courtyard where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal or your morning coffee. What’s more, this heritage-listed holiday home is set in the heart of Hobart and is only a short walk away from Constitution Dock, Salamanca Place and Battery Point.