4 June 2017

Suitcase. Discovering The Magic Of Lindenderry At Red Hill

Lindenderry in Red Hill is, quite simply put, one of the most wonderful places I have ever stayed. Built by Jan Clark, an interior and landscape designer, it’s a boutique hotel unlike any other.

Come on, I’ll give you a peek…

The large homestead-style building has multiple rooms each with a view onto the expansive grounds. It feels like you’re miles away from civilisation down in the gardens. Bursting with flaming autumn leaves, flowers, herbs, lavender and roses, you’ve never smelled anywhere quite like it!

The design is so quaint with covered pathways that feel like something out of a story book, a rolling hill, a pond and a lake. It felt like I had stepped into a Shirley Barber novel with fairies at every turn.

Or maybe it’s more like I’m Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden. That was always one of my favourite movies.

Not to mention the incredible shaped hedges and many laneways of grape vines for Lindenderry's cellar door.

Our room had a beautiful balcony overlooking the wide expanse and inside we found our own private fireplace prepped with kindling all ready to light [thank goodness because I’m not that handy with a fire myself].

Meals can be served in your room or balcony, or you can wander down to the foyer for breakfast if you’re feeling adventurous. We were. When we arrived an assortment of cold things lay ready to greet us, whilst you can order your hot meals fresh from the kitchen – no steaming bain-maries to be found here!

If you explore the many corridors and hallways you’ll find multiple seating areas with vintage leather couches and crackling fires. It all adds to the charm of this countryside getaway. Many times I thought I was back in England.

And… if you’re a fan of picnics, well, you’re in for a treat. I think this was my favourite part of the whole stay. Lindenderry will pack you a picnic hamper complete with blanket for you to enjoy in the grounds.

My new favourite jumper - so cosy but still chic, you'll never guess where it's from...

We set up on the hill and watched the sun glinting through the trees as it began its afternoon descent.

All the while feasting on bread, cheese, meat, condiments and everything else that made us go “mmmmm” at regular intervals.

After 2 days in this heavenly place, by the time it was time to head home, we felt refreshed, relaxed and incredibly grateful.

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Photos by Amy Wren.