Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living? Dreaming of a white or woodsy winter hideaway of your very own? Then look no further.
Here are some of the most impressive alpine chalets and woodland cabins currently on the Australian property market.
From soaring timber truss ceilings, incredible mountain views and inviting open fireplaces, these winter getaways have something to please snow bunnies and tree lovers alike.
Luxury log home, Buxton, VIC
Only 1.5 hours from Melbourne, this meticulously hand crafted custom built Canadian alpine style log home is the ultimate winter holiday hideout. Featuring three bedrooms (sleeping nine), two bathrooms, valley views and an incredible 100 square metre bluestone deck, this residence was built for entertaining and hosting house guests.
The home not only looks great but is smartly designed to the highest fire protection rating and to self regulate its indoor temperature with double glazing and superior insulation. With this energy efficiency, two open fireplaces and a continuous burning wood heater you’re guaranteed to stay warm and cosy all winter long.
Stylish Blue Mountains abode- Leura, NSW
Architect designed and aptly named ‘Tall Timbers’ includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious open plan living with open fireplace and an incredible wrap-around balcony to admire the bush scenery from. Best of all it’s walking distance to Leura village and one of the Blue Mountains most popular walking tracks.
Architectural designed stunner, Bonnet Hill, TAS
Ideally located only 12 minutes drive from Hobart and a six minute walk to the beach, this astonishingly private one acre property is surrounded by native bush and overlooks the Derwent River. The home showcases natural materials throughout, including eucalyptus hardwood, cedar, Tasmanian oak and Canadian oregon timber, just to name a few.
Serene estate, Olinda, VIC
Set on 3.25 acres in the idyllic Dandenong Ranges, this tranquil home is surrounded by century old trees and a 120m flowing creek. The rustic interiors consist of seven bedrooms, rare quarry stone, recycled timbers, curved walls, lofty ceilings and beautiful open fireplaces.
Winter wonderland, Dinner Plain, VIC
Embrace the crisp mountain air in High Country Victoria. Situated in the heart of Dinner Plain Village you’ll have snowboarding, cross country skiing and tobogganing all on your doorstep. Containing four massive bedrooms, this home has the capacity to sleep 22 and has a long history of steady rental returns. Cha-ching!
After a long day swooshing around the snowy slopes, unwind and melt away the chill in this luxury spa bath. This cute ski chalet sleeps seven people and has plenty of storage for firewood and snow gear.
Modern cabin charmer, Emerald, VIC
Walking distance to Emerald’s cafes, schools and stores, this is a the perfect leafy escape if you don’t want to be too far from civilisation. The newly renovated cabin has three bedrooms with stunning pitched roofs, polished timber floors, ducted heating and two decked areas with gorgeous tree outlooks.
Bush retreat 2.0, Upper Sturt, SA
This eye-catching four bedroom home is comfortably nestled into its leafy hillside setting. Highlights include the expansive jarrah deck, the open mezzanine level and huge undercover outdoor entertaining area.
Peaceful mountain refuge, Lower Beechmont, QLD
This seven acre sanctuary features a creek, waterfall and breathtaking Gold Coast skyline, dam and mountain vistas. Relax on the wrap-around verandah, listening to rain fall on the tin roof in bed, picnicking in your own private bush park or in front of the open fire with a bottle of wine from the cellar.
We hope these magnificent alpine residences have inspired you to get lost in the woods and go into hibernation this winter.
For home improvement ideas for this season check out these seven household jobs to tackle in winter and super cool outdoor living ideas for the cooler months.
Happy house hunting!