Fireplace at Waterford by Private Properties

As the seasons begin to change, the focus in the Margaret River Region turns from long days at the beach to cosy evenings snuggled beside a crackling fire.

A woodfire makes those chilly winter evenings immeasurably more pleasant, and this guide from north to south will point you to some of the cosiest regional accommodation with a fireplace. Mug of hot chocolate optional, but encouraged.


Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape is the perfect country getaway, set on seven and a half acres and encapsulating a true sense of barefoot luxury.

The multi-award-winning retreat was designed with Scandinavian influences in mind, and the accommodation options each feature gourmet chef’s kitchens, bespoke furnishing, and a designer wood fire.

It’s self-contained but with a hotel service feel, with extra in-house options like private dining, spa treatments, yoga lessons, and concierge services.

Bina Maya Luxury Accommodation Yallingup Fireplace
Bina Maya Yallingup Escape. Photo: Rachel Claire.

Barn Hives

Barn Hives has tuned every detail of its approach towards luxury and sustainability.

The eco-pod dwellings scattered about the property are named for the Barnyard Bees farm, with many hives spread about the property, and are designed to blend into their natural surroundings.

The pods are solar-powered and use collected rainwater, and overlook a vineyard just behind the stunning Smiths Beach. The Barnyard restaurant is also only a stone’s throw from the pod’s door, serving up beautiful fresh pasta.

At Barn Hives even their fireplace is designed sustainably and uses pallets for fuel which saves on the need to collect firewood.


Wyadup Brook Cottages

The Wyadup Brook Cottages are set close to one of the most stunning coastal lookouts in the region, the Wyadup Rocks. The rocks are one of the most spectacular lookouts either on a windless autumn day or one of the wild, early winter storms.

The self-contained cottages are built mostly from local materials: jarrah timbers, pine logs, and some rendered brick.

They are set in a peppermint tree forest near the Wyadup Brook, which runs through the 250-acre beef cattle farm.

It’s the perfect spot to relax by the fireplace, or a starting point to journey out and experience all the best the South West has to offer.


Petit Eco Cabin at Windows Estate

The Petit Eco Cabin at Windows Estate is a luxurious yet rustic experience, designed to help you switch off and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Sitting around a woodfire, enjoying one another’s company, without the distraction of wi-fi or worries.

The cabin is nestled into the bush near a lake and overlooks the property’s certified organic vineyard.

It’s the perfect escape for both singles and couples, with the bed looking out of a waterfall window that frames the night sky and takes advantage of the rural views without compromising on privacy.

It’s set in a conveniently central location, and with a vintage outdoor bath and a cosy fireplace with a baker’s oven – you’ll never want to leave.

Fireplace inside Petit Eco Cabin at Windows Estate. Credit Ange Wall Photographer
Petit Eco Cabin at Windows Estate. Photo: Ange Wall.

Tree Chalets

Tree Chalets are a beautiful, secluded retreat among the gum trees just inland from Busselton. The two chalets are self-contained and eco-friendly, running off solar power, catching rainwater, and even have Tesla car chargers installed.

The chalets offer the perfect getaway in any season, with heating and cooling covered by a reverse cycle air-conditioner, ceiling fans, and, of course, a woodfire which you can request to have quietly warming the space on your arrival.

What’s more, there is a library of books to keep you entertained if you just want to soak up the serenity and lounge about the fire.


Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat

Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat in Rosa Glen is set in 86 acres of private forest, with two self-contained and cosy rammed earth chalets.

The chalets are dog-friendly and set among jarrah, marri, and karri trees. Sit out on the deck and listen to the trees whisper in the breeze on those crisp autumn days. At night, immerse yourself in the luxurious deep bath (or hot tub under the stars), and indulge in a platter of locally sourced delicacies while sipping on one of your favourite regional wines cosied up in front of the burning log fire.


Private Properties

Private Properties offers a range of stunning holiday homes with fireplaces across the region and with a diverse range of vantage points. Some overlook the ocean, others are nestled in a secluded forest or bushland and ready to turn the cosiness up a notch!

Some notable examples include Flinders Bay House in Augusta, which overlooks the Bay to the Southern Ocean, or Bunker Downs with its brilliant outdoor fireplace.

Fireplace at Boomarang House, by Private Properties.
Boomerang House, by Private Properties. Photo: supplied.

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