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Sun Ranch: a 55-acre coastal estate in the Byron Bay hinterland

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Sun Ranch: a 55-acre coastal estate in the Byron Bay Hinterland

Sun Ranch is an exclusive estate nestled amidst the Coopers Shoot area, fifteen minutes to Byron Bay and two minutes to the iconic village of Bangalow. A convenient and private location drawing inspiration from the approachable style of Ojai Rancho Inn, the elegance of Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn and the idyllic charm of Soho Farmhouse, Sun Ranch is an offbeat, laid back, luxury 55-acre coastal estate, dedicated to the ultra-chic Californian ranch houses of the ‘70s. Sun Ranch is designed to ignite the passions of music lovers, foodies, wellness enthusiasts and anyone seeking an unforgettable experience where they can let their hair down and have a truly great time.

In a world saturated with cookie-cutter experiences and predictable offerings, there exists an insatiable desire to break free from the mundane and seek something truly exceptional. Welcome to Sun Ranch; a 55-acre coastal estate nestled in the picturesque Byron Bay hinterland, where guests can enjoy total privacy, incredible onsite experiences and spectacular hotel living.

Sun Ranch in the Byron Bay Hinterland houses a meticulously crafted five room luxury guest house called The Rambler Longhouse with an additional six two-bedroom barns. The creators of the property – a collective of old mates from the creative and hospitality industries – have created a unique holiday destination. From the curated interiors that blend ‘70s California Ranch nostalgia with Spanish influences, to the stellar event spaces dotted throughout the property and the inventive culinary experiences, Sun Ranch is a testament to the collective foresight of a remarkable group of creative visionaries and their power of bold imagination.Sun Ranch

The Sun Ranch Offers Fire-pits & Horseback Riding

In addition to sleeping 34 people across The Rambler Longhouse and two- bedroom Sun Ranch Barns, this estate, located on an exclusive 350m creek frontage features The Pool Club, an iconic 25 metre hillside pool replete with room for dining and lounging; Stoney Ridge, an area perched at the top of the property marked by giant boulders and firepit for meditation or celebration; The Badminton Club, a huge grassy court for casual players (and avid afternoon gin drinkers); The Field House, an outdoor dining space with Argentinian BBQ, alfresco kitchen fire pit and seating for up to 60 dining guests; the Go Easy Dam and woodfired floating sauna, a two megalitre dam with jetty, sauna and spa that holds up to ten guests; The Lair, a vibrant sunken lounge within the guest house that seats 30 guests around a sculptural fireplace; The Whiskey Lounge an inside area complete with low set designer furniture which flows into an alfresco undercover dining space; and a private house pool for guests of The Rambler Longhouse.

For those partial to add on experiences, Sun Ranch is also the holiday home of Zephyr Horses, with onsite horseback riding available upon enquiry, alongside other Cosmic Cowboy experiences including cacao ceremonies, sound healing and astrology. Sun Ranch

Off Grid & Self-Sufficient Barns

While the architectural design effortlessly combines the charm of a bygone spaghetti western era with modern elegance, the duo have created a haven that feels both nostalgic and refreshingly contemporary sparing no expense in crafting a multitude of spaces that cater to all senses. From the carefully curated artwork adorning the walls to huge ceramic vessels by local makers and the thoughtfully placed vintage furniture Sun Ranch is a sanctuary of style and substance, where every element has been considered to create an atmosphere of unbridled luxury.

While the six barns are completely off grid and self-sufficient in electricity and water, and the guest house a hybrid of solar, battery and minimal grid power, the estate runs entirely on rainwater. Set on fertile land, which until the culmination of this estate had been kicked around by cattle for the preceding fifty years, the Sun Ranch Regeneration Program recently planted 10,000 native plants and trees in an effort to revive the flora within the area.Sun Ranch

Farm-To-Table With Homage To Local Flavours

Savour the farm-to-table concept as the ranch’s bountiful gardens and neighbouring producers supply an abundance of fresh, organic produce, ensuring each dish is an homage to local flavours. From feasts inspired by the surrounding environment to indulgent pop-up dining experiences that showcase the talents of Resident Chef Philippa Sumback, Sun Ranch ensures that your taste buds will embark on an unforgettable journey across breakfast, lunch, dinner and fireside feasts.

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