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The Empire Retreat in Yallingup can be found amid 12 acres of vineyards and 265 acres of undulating pastures. This served as the owner’s dwelling, so guests can find creature comforts and are made to feel at home in modern, rustic rooms and the signature spa. With just 11 exclusive guest rooms set in a farmhouse, guests can opt for the Loft Suite, the Courtyard Suite, Deluxe Balcony Suite, the Studio or the Luxury Villa. The Studio is on two split levels and has two bedrooms and overlooks an olive grove. Meanwhile offering the ultimate in privacy, the 64sqm Luxury Villas are accessible from the farmhouse via timber boardwalks. Once inside, the open-plan villa presents every imaginable comfort, including four-poster beds, an open fireplace, sunken lounge area, corner lounge setting, dining suite, and kitchenette. The lounge features a bi-fold door opening to a timber-decked balcony with a day bed and panoramic views.
A large deluxe spa bath overlooks a private garden courtyard featuring an outdoor shower. There is no hotel restaurant, but a kitchen does serve up a continental buffet, with hot and cold delicacies and cold meats. Alternatively, you can venture out for breakfast at Bunkers or a rack of lamb at Lamonts. Offering sanctuary from modern life, the spa is in the bush to make you feel at home with mother nature. There are four treatment rooms and a steam room with therapies including Sodashi and indigenous Eminence beauty products. This adults-only retreat is a fine base for exploring this region.