Set on a secluded Macadamia farm in northern New South Wales, Paddock Hall is a rustic open-plan cabin owned by husband and wife David and Jane Fewson, who are responsible for a number of impressive architectural conversions in the area.

David designed and built the cabin’s Alpine-style timber frame, as well as the monochrome marine-ply kitchen, four-poster king-sized bed and the timber verandah that lines the outside of the cabin. A vintage chandelier in the living room hangs between the thick beams of golden cypress timber, and the shelves are lined with vintage books collected by Jane and her daughter Hannah, along with one-off pieces by local ceramicist Sarah Dowling.

From the outdoor clawfoot bath, you can watch the resident goats, Sasha and Malia, grazing in the adjoining paddock the accommodation is named for. The property itself is called Yalbarubah, which means “place of healing” in the local Aboriginal language of the Bundjalung people. Also on the property is a 1950s-inspired four-bedroom farmhouse, and guests at Paddock Hall have access to the 15-metre swimming pool that sits beneath imposing fig trees in the farmhouse garden.

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Updated: February 3rd, 2022

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