Like hygge to heal the heart, Still at Freycinet lives and breathes this Danish philosophy. The Tasmanian escape is a step out and away from the constant stream of your to-do lists, productivity and chaotic pace – to be still. Perched on the dunes of Sandpiper Beach, the eco-stay is the epitome of Scandi luxe but its architectural lines belie a cosy heart. The pared-back Nordic aesthetic is applied with a deft hand across three generous bedrooms (all with ensuites) and open plan living areas, where warmth and slow intentionality meet calm minimalism. And the soul-filling cosiness continues wherever you find yourself. From sinking into the charcoal bath to gathering around the fire-pit or doing the “Nordic cycle” between the sauna and outdoor shower. Even the act of taking your first step on the heated floors each day offers an opportunity to notice the littlest pleasures. Melt stress away with the included sauna ritual pack before nestling in front of the double-sided fireplace, book in hand. The in-house chef, massage therapists and yoga teacher (pre-bookings required) mount an excellent case for staying put but East Coast Tasmania awaits. Explore the rugged landscapes of Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay. Then try a different wine glass on the region’s famed wine trail and slurp fresh Freycinet oysters plucked from the water in front of you.
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