Getaway to The Ridge in Gloucester for a true escape

A room with a view: Soak up the tranquility and wash away your cares in the bathroom with a view to outclass all views.

A room with a view: Soak up the tranquility and wash away your cares in the bathroom with a view to outclass all views.

If the notion of stepping out of life's day to day demands to indulge in a little slice of rural luxury appeals, then the latest project at The Ridge in Gloucester should have you packing your bags quicker than you can say escape.

In operation since 2010, The Ridge is a superbly appointed five bedroom house perched on the slopes of the Bucketts Range just 3 kilometres from Gloucester township.

It combines state-of-the-art sustainable design, off grid solar power and absolute luxury and has proved a popular getaway destination for families and small groups looking for a relaxing rural getaway.

Following on from The Ridge's success, owners, Dan and Judith Buckley, have now completed their first luxury Eco-Cabin (with up to five more planned for the future).

This exciting addition to the property provides a unique style of couples accommodation that is steeped in rustic luxury and surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

The fully self contained Eco-cabin has solar power and rainwater storage; a luxurious king-size bed, a bath with idyllic views and a fully equipped kitchen.

There's BBQ on the large deck and an outdoor fire drum for cooler nights under the stars.

"There are breathtaking views to be enjoyed from every room in the cabin, they really define this contemporary architect designed luxury rural escape," says Mr Buckley.

It's located about 300 metres from the nearest house on its own separate ridge and nestled among the trees.

Guests can unwind to the beautiful views of the Barrington and Gloucester River valleys and surrounding mountains in complete privacy and peace.

The cabin's total seclusion means getting to it is a bit of an adventure in itself, involving crossing a gully and then winding your way up the ridge on a meandering gravel road but it's well worth the short trip.

With lunch and dinner hampers delivered on request, there's little reason to leave and there's self catering facilities for those that prefer it.

This Eco-cabin provides the perfect spot to ditch the alarm clock and recharge the batteries, for a getaway that's likely to become your favourite place to go to and simply slow down.

Minimum bookings are for just two glorious nights, with special discounts available for Examiner readers who mention this edition upon inquiry.

To find out more information or to make a reservation contact: 0412 237 823 or head online to: www.theridgegloucester.com

Soaking up the peace: There's little more relaxing than being at one with nature and there's no shortage of that at The Ridge.

Soaking up the peace: There's little more relaxing than being at one with nature and there's no shortage of that at The Ridge.

Fit for a king: Attention to detail provides a beautiful setting for the king size bed in the luxury Eco-cabin.

Fit for a king: Attention to detail provides a beautiful setting for the king size bed in the luxury Eco-cabin.

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