Louenhide in Tasmania: A Travel Guide

  • by Kirsty Campbell
Louenhide in Tasmania: A Travel Guide


Nestled in the rolling hills of Cressy, Tasmania, you’ll find a majestic sandstone building filled with character and warmth.
Over the years, The Granary, has been home to grain storage, horse stalls and a home office. These days it has been lovingly renovated into luxury accommodation with a modern, agrarian aesthetic, by owners Fiona and Nick. We explored the sprawling sandstone barn, English style gardens and surrounds, gumboots on and umbrella in hand, local style. Immerse yourself in the idyllic Granary lifestyle with us and be inspired by our latest winter range.



As we look back on our Tasmanian trip, during what has been some of the hottest days of 2023 so far, we are reminded of the soft grey skies, luscious green hills, and brisk morning air; fresh, invigorating and a welcome relief to these humid February days. 

We have learnt over the years to plan our photoshoots in matching climates as much as possible. November in Tasmania made for the ideal destination, with gloomy skies, rain, and a sharp breeze – the perfect reason to don a jumper and jacket!

The women wearing winter coats and tote bags

For destination photoshoots we travel as a team, plane seats booked shoulder to shoulder. It gives us a chance to talk turkey and get comfortable with one another before the camera comes out.

We’re not a regular fashion business with professional models, we prefer to use friends, team members and our founders, Lou and Heidi, to tell the every woman, every day story. It makes for a lovely and familiar experience for our whole team too; the ‘models’ share clothes and style tips, plus working with the same friends means we can pick up where we left off, from shoot to shoot.

When the day is over, Helen, our Wholesale Account Manager, mum and sometimes chef, whips up a delicious meal we can all enjoy together. Miso Roasted Salmon Poke Bowls, never-ending cheesboards and a classic Pumpkin soup with crusty bread are what keep us soldiering on to ‘get the shot’.


The Granary was such a special place to visit, and we absolutely loved capturing our latest collection here. The rich patina of the worn sandstone blocks provided the perfect backdrop for our new range, while towering hedgerows, rambling rosebushes and thick wisteria drew in the quintessential natural elements of this stunning location, where both home and landscape live in harmony.


If you’ve been planning a Tassie trip, or the ideas just been sown, we’ve rounded up a quick guide on our favourite places to stay and what bags to take you there!






The Granary – Richmond Hill

Fancy a luxury country escape with a side of history? The Granary has it all, from rolling sheep studded hills, to sweeping river views, English style gardens and of course the majestic sandstone building.





The Ship Inn - Stanley

One of Tasmania’s most iconic locations, The Ship Inn, is a must visit. Gorgeous buttery yellow walls, harbour views and a fresh sea-breeze. 






The Pump House - Lake St Clair

Fall asleep surrounded by clear, still water, at The Pump House. Industrial meets heritage architectural and interior styling for the ultimate luxe staycation. 





Eco Lodge

Tiny Escapes – Cradle Mountain

Quiet and secluded more your thing? If you love hiking and the outdoors (but with access to creature comforts) a stay at Tiny Escapes in Cradle Mountain sounds right up your alley.





Top 4 Louenhide Bags to Take On Holidays



Travel Bag

Alexis Weekender Travel Bag

 Our beloved Alexis Weekender is our hero style women's travel bag. This season we have added a new patterened guitar strap for extra comfort and style. Take this vegan friendly weekender bag as your checked luggage and make your next holiday a breeze.




Overnight Bag

Tuscan Scarf Overnight Bag

Enter the most stylish and practical travel bag, the Tuscan Overnight Bag, which is designed with a printed scarf to match. Take this smart, women's overnight bag as your carry on luggage for a quick stay or as a second travel bag. 




Work Bag

Malibu Laptop Tote Bag

Are you planning a trip away with a side of work? The Malibu Laptop Bag is the perfect business tote bag for your next work trip. Sleek in styling and practically organised with multiple compartments and pockets, she will be the favourite women's laptop bag to many.




Shoulder Bag

Fergie Shoulder Bag

Discover a women's bag that is as versatile as she is stylish. Transition the Fergie from a comfortable crossbody bag for easy travelling to an elevated evening shoulder bag for your holiday dinner date.




Take our advice, pencil in your winter escape must-haves: cosy wood fire, chunky knits, woolly coats and an all new Louenhide bag to take you there.

Love Louenhide xx

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