Guesthouse Rules

The oldfashioned pleasures of doing very little

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
Bells at Killcare from the lawn
garden bloom; duck ravioli
Chef Marco in the garden
Herb garden
in the garden
Cottage at Bells
Suite in duplex cottage
Putty beach
Low tide at Hardys bay
Dinghies at Hardys bay
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Country guesthouses are the linchpin of ‘slow’ travel and they’re back with a vengeance in our anxious decade. There’s nothing more restorative than a whole week or weekend ensconced in a chair on a veranda with a book, not having to think about organising meals, the house or the social agenda. Inertia rules. So, with this in mind, we lolled about at one of Australia’s most well-regarded guesthouses, Bells At Killcare, and discovered a secluded peninsula close to Sydney we barely knew existed.

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