Guests need to plan ahead; the nearest shops are at Mt Victoria, 30-40 minutes away, so bring most of what you need (Nespresso and pantry basics are provided and you’re welcome to pick herbs from the garden). Or pick up some superior ready meals cooked in the old wood-fired oven at Vesta in Blackheath. More: vestablackheath.com.au. Local French-born chef Misha Laurent is available for a spot of inhouse catering. More: 8things.com.au. Koonawarra is smartly kitted out with a well-equipped kitchen, large TV with Foxtel, squishy sofas and an elegant bathroom (two additional ensuites will be added this winter). The Wi-Fi is patchy but only the most unromantic tech geek would want to pin this Brigadoon to the grid. Step outside and smell the roses instead. More: dennarque.com; visitnsw.com.