When Amanda Cochran bought Salt Creek Cottage in 2020, she knew the property had potential to turn into a getaway befitting of its idyllic location on the southern gateway to Victoria’s Grampians (Gariwerd).
Latest renovations from the earlier proprietor had taken the ‘dilapidated’ Victorian to a close to new state and added on a brand new extension to the rear, that includes a light-filled, open-plan kitchen, eating and dwelling space. Nevertheless it was nonetheless a clean canvas ‘with all-white the whole lot and timber flooring’.
A neighborhood to the area and founding father of way of life and homewares model, The Grampians Items Co., Amanda set about bringing character again into the two-bedroom abode with the assistance of Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming Vibrant. She needed to reference the property’s historical past and the rugged panorama of its surrounds. For her, this went past guaranteeing the boutique lodging was cosy and cozy, constructing a ‘story’ that impressed the retreat’s rustic appeal.
Contained in the weatherboard cottage, ‘acquainted parts’ of vintage furnishings, moody function partitions, classic portraits, and recycled wool tartan blankets from The Grampians Items Co. assist make guests really feel at dwelling.
Amanda additionally considered parts an imagined housekeeper of Salt Creek Cottage would offer, guaranteeing friends have contemporary bread and connoisseur pantry provides throughout their keep. There’s even some previous native botanical sketches or expedition gear like maps, previous compasses and journals as reminders of one other period.
Along with peaceable evenings by the hearth, and entry to the ‘gorgeous walks’ of the close by Grampians (Gariwerd) Nationwide Park, Amanda says a spotlight of Salt Creek Cottage is its sense of whole escapism.
‘Company are delighted with the house due to the sense of pleasure that comes from moving into an impressed, suave inside that has a whimsical aspect and tells a narrative,’ she says.
‘I hope that what the cottage gives goes past the inventory normal sense of luxurious or indulgence, including a layer of playfulness and journey for the friends that permits them to discover these components of themselves.’
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