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Best of the Blue Mountains: Parklands Country Gardens

By , May 29, 2017

Nestled amidst a 28-acre heritage property in Blackheath, you will find a haven of peace and tranquility. Enter through sweeping, majestic gates, and follow a meandering gravel path, lined with old pines, cypresses, and Japanese maples. Positioned beside manicured gardens, and overlooking a lake, lies the quintessential Blue Mountains escape. Welcome to Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges.

“Parklands is beautiful all year round, but is especially magical in winter with mist and occasional snowfalls outdoors and warming drinks by toasty fires and spa treatments inside.” – Parklands staff

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, or you’d simply like to rekindle a little passion with your beau or belle, Parklands is the type of retreat that’s simply made for an indulgent weekend away. The estate offers a luxury homestead and seven country cottages, all in the weatherboard style typical to the Blue Mountains. Feel like a modern-day character from an Austen novel, as you stroll through the lush, stately grounds that are reminiscent of an old English estate and bask in the country serenity.

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When it comes to offering first-class accommodation, Parklands fulfils this with resounding success. Cottages offer an elegant aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the Hamptons. Soft greys are paired with tasteful splashes of lilac and lime, while antique features bestow a dreamy old-world touch that’s ideal for a winter night in. Think period lamps, brocade cushions, and a crackling fire to send you into the right mood.

As far as spas are concerned, Parklands’ Day Spa is at the top of its game. Immerse yourself in a rose-petal-filled bath, and appreciate a view of scenic, rolling hills. Treatment rooms come complete with showers and steam rooms, and dreamy massages and facials use products from the Kerstin Florian range. We’d forgive you for never wanting to return to your day-to-day life following an experience here.

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Come morning, you can dig into a decadent full-buffet breakfast. While buffets have more recently become associated with substandard servings of food, the fare at Parklands is an exception. Sourcing many items from its very own garden, you can be guaranteed a fresh, start to your morning with organic breads, seasonal fresh, locally grown fruit and berries, and tasty jams.

Embodying everything that represents a first-class stay in the Blue Mountains, Parklands will leave you with a satisfying flavour that won’t dilute any time soon.

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