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Lit­tle For­est Coun­try Cot­tages, 800 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, NSW; (02) 4889 4229; lit­tle­for­est.com.au. Eco Cot­tage from $175 an adult a night; other cot­tages from $100. Ninety min­utes’ drive south from Syd­ney; five min­utes from Mit­tagong. Cou­ples, fam­i­lies, wed­ding par­ties (there’s a mar­quee).

In some cot­tages. Ray Crooke: Is­land Jour­nal (aus­tralia­nart­books.com.au). Brunch at Sturt Gallery; high tea over­look­ing the vines at Cen­ten­nial Vine­yards; browse Bowral’s an­tiques stores, get lost in Harper Man­sion’s gar­den maze in Ber­rima, and stock up on ‘‘NSW’s best’’ pinot noir at Ter­tini Win­ery. In­ter­mit­tent noise from the nearby train line. Invit­ing at-home at­mos­phere; fam­ily and pet-friendly.

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