A Victorian Cottage In The Grampians Filled With History + Charm

When Amanda Cochran ordered Salt Creek Cottage in 2020, she realized the residence had probable to come to be a getaway befitting of its idyllic place at the southern gateway to Victoria’s Grampians (Gariwerd).

Latest renovations from the past owner experienced taken the ‘dilapidated’ Victorian to a around new state and extra on a new extension to the rear, that includes a light-weight-stuffed, open up-plan kitchen, dining and living location. But it was nevertheless a blank canvas ‘with all-white every thing and timber floors’.

A regional to the location and founder of way of life and homewares model, The Grampians Items Co., Amanda set about bringing character back again into the two-bed room abode with the support of Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming Brilliant. She desired to reference the property’s heritage and the rugged landscape of its surrounds. For her, this went over and above guaranteeing the boutique lodging was cosy and cozy, setting up a ‘story’ that influenced the retreat’s rustic attraction.

Inside the weatherboard cottage, ‘familiar elements’ of antique furniture, moody attribute walls, vintage portraits, and recycled wool tartan blankets from The Grampians Items Co. enable make website visitors feel at home.

Amanda also considered of features an imagined housekeeper of Salt Creek Cottage would give, making sure friends have clean bread and gourmand pantry materials all through their remain. There is even some old indigenous botanical sketches or expedition equipment like maps, old compasses and journals as reminders of an additional period.

In addition to peaceful evenings by the fire, and access to the ‘stunning walks’ of the nearby Grampians (Gariwerd) Countrywide Park, Amanda says a emphasize of Salt Creek Cottage is its sense of complete escapism.

‘Guests are delighted with the room because of the sense of joy that arrives from stepping into an inspired, clever interior that has a whimsical aspect and tells a story,’ she says.

‘I hope that what the cottage features goes past the inventory common feeling of luxurious or indulgence, introducing a layer of playfulness and journey for the friends that makes it possible for them to discover all those components of them selves.’

E-book your keep at Salt Creek Cottage here.

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