A little bit giddy. It’s how we feel locking eyes on a place so perfect for couples, we can’t wait to share! This week it’s Tasmania’s new sandstone tower for two, The Keep. Poised on a 650-metre rocky bluff in northern Tassie, the three-storey retreat is wrapped by pristine wilderness and takes in panoramic views of the Bay of Fires and rugged north-east coastline. It’s seriously secluded — but don’t worry, a rock star helicopter arrival will get the holiday started stat.
With only one perfectly positioned bedroom but ample space to stretch out and soak up the views, this is a true escape. There’s a hand-crafted granite fireplace for chilly nights and a full kitchen (although we’d opt for the private chef catering option). The cherry on top is a generous outdoor stone bath, sheltered among the majestic stone boulders which pepper the property.
And if you’re wondering about the name, a ‘keep’ was traditionally built by European nobility as a type of fortified tower; a last refuge from possible attack. In this case, the owners note “the translation of the word ‘keep’ is to hold or protect and we like to think our Keep exists to hold and protect human connection.”
It would be tempting to bunker down with a gourmet stash and a couple of bottles of local wine, but the local experiences are almost as enticing. We’re talking wilderness walks through forests of myrtle beech, private wine & cheese tasting at Clover Hill, and a picnic of fresh-from-the-sea oysters on Swan Island.
Please and thank you.
Couples will love: the privacy! And the chance to reconnect, relax and indulge with one of the world’s most glorious regions on your doorstep.
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