It will come as no surprise to arriving guests that when the original owners bought land atop a rocky pinnacle in Tasmania's north-east their dream was to build a Scottish Keep, or fortified tower.
The just-opened accommodation, dotted with boulders, has 360 degree views over wilderness including the Blue Tier Forest Reserve and beyond to the coastline north and east.
In spite of the uninterrupted views, seclusion and privacy is the endgame in this bolthole designed for two. Take in the vistas from the 300 kilogram outdoor bath set among the boulders or inside which features the work of local craftspeople including furniture by Simon Ancher Studio and exclusively commissioned art by Effie Pryer and Bek Farry.
A 10-minute walk to see Tasmania's largest myrtle tree or a flat path through man-fern rainforest are among the trails tagged for guests on the 100 hectare property.
The closest shops are a 45-minute drive which, depending on the direction you're coming from, is why gourmet meals from Alps and Amici in Launceston or supplies from Ellesmere Providore from Scottsdale are recommended.
It's a two-hour drive from Launceston Airport and 45 minutes from St Helens. Or local operators Unique Charters can fly you there.
The Keep, 535 New England Road, Goulds Country, Tasmania. From $900 a night.