HEARTWOOD FARM BYRON BAY
BYRON BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES • FARM HOUSE • SLEEPS 4 | 2 BEDROOM | 1 BATH
With an outdoor plunge pool that only dreams are made of, Heartwood Farm sits on a stunning ridge on a 100 acre cattle farm in the Byron hinterland. Enjoy spectacular views over the rolling green hills, surrounded by big, beautiful skies, from this heavenly hinterland hideaway.
Nestled on the banks of the Wilson River, only minutes from my favourite little hinterland village - Federal - is the wonderful Heartwood Farm Byron Bay. Owners Craig and Nicole Spencer have poured so much love into this beautiful historic property and you will feel the love on your stay. It's the kind of place you can really stay awhile. Wander around the farm, swim in the river, fish, picnic, laze about in the claw-footed bath, or in my case, spend lots of time in the incredible plunge pool/hot tub - it's a pretty special treat to have this whole 100 acre farm to yourself.
With the village of Federal only minutes away you can easily pop down the road to get an amazing coffee from Moonshine, pick up the paper from the General Store, grab lunch (some of the best food in the world) at Doma, or if interiors are your thing, make an appointment to go and visit the incredible Sonya at Jatana Interiors who has her showroom just around the corner from the main street.
Heartwood Farm Byron Bay is the perfect couples retreat.
Why I love it
I had the most heavenly stay at Heartwood Farm. I was with a very dear friend and we both let out a gasp of 'wowness' as we entered the long and winding driveway that leads to this beautiful farmhouse. The rolling green hills are superb, as are the cows (I love cows!!), and the trees, and the other old farmhouse on the property that you drive past that is falling down awaiting its own little facelift but so full of history and character and charm. It is such a privilege to spend time on this beautiful ridgeline with its expansive views and really big, ever-changing skies. I love the super lush and comfy interiors at Heartwood Farm. Nicole has put so much thought and effort into everything, and there are so many gorgeous details including the little drink trolley with its excellent selection of spirits. I love the luxe Cultiver linen on the beds, the full kitchen, the clawfoot bath (oh how I love a clawfoot bath), and the Marshall speaker (I have to have music). Most of all though, I love the heated plunge pool outside - it was more like a giant hot tub for me. We spent so many afternoons and evenings in there, sitting under a sky full of stars. I loved the fire pit as well, and the veggie garden and fruit trees, and the large veranda with its stunning sunset views over the hills. The perfect place to kick back with a g&t in the afternoons. It's beautiful here.
About the owners
Your hosts at Heartwood Farm and Nicole and Craig. Lovely people, they have spent many years renovating and styling properties together – it is a passion they love and share. Craig is a builder by trade and his attention to detail is absolute and will shine through when you visit their beautiful Heartwood Farm. Nicole has spent years collecting wonderful vintage pieces to furnish the cottage that she hopes guests will love and appreciate as much as they do.
What to do nearby
Coffee at Moonshine
Lunch at DOMA
Even longer lunch
at The Hut
What to bring