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Patonga Beach House

Oct 7, 2013








Photos by Natalie Hayllar {eatreadlove}

An Artist in Residence, Patonga 
I recently spent some time with two of my dearest friends in Patonga on the NSW Central Coast. I have never been to Patonga before and it was such a treat to find this gorgeous little hidden gem only a short drive out of Sydney. The house we stayed in is my friends family weekender, the home of Sydney artist Kirsty Glenwright. The cosy little beach cottage was beautifully decorated with loads of fresh white paint, rustic furniture and white  painted timber floors, the perfect backdrop for the bright and bold canvases hanging on the walls and fun textiles. I just loved staying in my very own 'Blue Room' I felt like I had stepped into a Gauguin painting somewhere in Tahiti! Oh and the very cool wall colour (that reminds me to ask Kirsty what colour it was...?). Such a nice eclectic mix of cushions, books and colours all working perfectly together to create a beautiful yet relaxed and funky holiday home. The nearby Patonga creek provided the perfect spot for sunset vinos with the girls, and the beach a delightful place to wander in the morning. A ferry ride away to Palm Beach and short drive to luxurious Pearl Beach (plenty of gorgeous holiday homes and cafes there too), I will definitely need to come back and explore this little coastal nook in more detail. In fact we have made a pact to return every year for a girls retreat! 

This little seaside village is so charming, so quiet and peaceful, and has loads of character especially the old homes, many still in original condition. I did spot the nearby holiday cottage of one of my fav Sydney stores Koskela - "Dickebush House" is a gorgeous little two bedroom weekender soon to be host to our lovely guests from Kinfolk Magazine for their Australian soiree. 

Thank you to my beautiful girls for the drinks, the dancing, the conversations and the opportunity to do absolutely nothing with you, oh and of course SLEEP!! For three busy mums (with seven little kids between us) this is just what the doctor ordered. 

For some gorgeous holiday accommodation in Patonga and nearby Pearl Beach check out STAYZ. If you need any more info please email me eatreadlove@me.com.

Natalie
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