Absolute escapism on this rainy, grey Sunday in New Zealand. Wishing I could *I dream of Genie* and magic myself and a few friends to The Wensley, a luxury accommodation set on a secluded pocket of land tucked in behind Victoria’s Surf Coast. Designed by Byrne Architects, with rustic-meets-refined interior design by Lisa Buxton, the recycled timber building pays homage to an iconic Aussie farm shed. A warm, bracing space to escape to – the architectural version of having the arms of Jamie Fraser/Sam Heughan wrapped around you, don’t you think? Or maybe I’ve been watching too much Outlander. But them’s some arms (his, and The Wensley’s) I’d happily have wrapped around me.
The Chimenee Phillipe fireplace is a feature of the living space
Beautiful tactile details, selected by interior designer Lisa Buxton
The Wensley is entirely clad in recycled Oregon and Ironbark timbers
I bags first in the outdoor bath.
When you book The Wensley you and your party get exclusive access to the 80 acre property.