Making our way into the rolling hillside of Penguin, above a tranquil dam with towering gum trees, we found the Barnhouse. This incredibly designed timber structure is positioned on three acres of land with neighbouring horses, ducks, wild hens and the local platypus. As we made our way into the house, we where drawn down the long hallway to the living and kitchen area with glimpses of green gums and natural light through the large windows. The minimalist open plan living area is light and spacious with Tasmanian oak pitched ceilings and a large bay window seat where we soaked up that warm midday sun. As this is a dog friendly stay Max was delighted by the concrete floors to cool his paws and rest his head.
Once settled in we poured ourselves a glass of Devils Corner Riesling and ran the outdoor bath… if we weren’t feeling relaxed already this was most certainly forcing us to. Whilst soaking, we immersed ourselves in the sound of the birds returning to the trees for the night and the gentle rustle of the leaves in the breeze. We then retreated inside from the drizzle and enjoyed this special time to switch off, listen to some relaxing tunes and cosy up in the enormously comfy bed wrapped in linen sheets. As the day began to creep in, we refreshed ourselves in the moody ensuite with stunning brass gold fittings and ate breakfast at the Federation timber dining table ready for the days adventures.