Sometimes a getaway is needed; somewhere quiet, a home away from home where we can reconnect with nature, recharge, and enjoy the simple things in life. It doesn’t get much better than Love Lane, a romantic retreat tucked away in the Tweed Valley, around 1.5 hours south of Brisbane.
Love Lane is set on a picturesque permaculture-focused farm, just a stone’s throw from the town of Stoker’s Siding.
You’ll find the cottage just past the main house, hiding behind a rustic wooden shelter that provides enough privacy to feel as though you have the whole property to yourself — from the paddocks of cows and sheep to the orchard in the distance.
When it comes to an outdoor soak, this hidden gem provides the best of both worlds: an extra deep cast iron bathtub to keep you warm during the winter, and a concrete plunge trough to cool down in the warmer months.
Feed the sheep with the food provided, set up a picnic in the orchard, pick some fresh fruit, soak by sunset with the fire raging beside you (yes, there’s a fireplace right next to the bath), and get the projector going for your very own outdoor cinema moment.
It’s enough to make you not want to leave the farm for the duration of your stay.
To top things off, inside the shelter are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, such as an arcade game, darts, as well as bikes you can hire and take for a ride on the popular Northern Rivers Rail Trail, which is just a five-minute ride from the farm.
If you want to turn up the “treat yourself” levels even more, you can add-on the opportunity for a massage therapist to come out and give you a massage in your own private courtyard on the farm. Talk about wellness in paradise.