Time to escape
A tree-change led to Colin and Lucille Bailie leaving Canberra for the South Coast to open The Escape, a luxury camping destination located on an 80 acre parcel of land with over two km of private Clyde River frontage. The unique blend of bush and luxury delivers a rare experience for guests, whether for a weekend getaway for two or a catch up with family and friends.
Eight years ago, Colin and Lucille Bailie decided to make a tree change with their then one-year-old daughter Finn. They found a property they knew was a once in a lifetime opportunity and too good to pass up so they moved from Canberra to the South Coast and opened The Escape, an eco-tourism business specialising in ‘glamping’, with long-time friend and former Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf.
When asked if they’re happy with the tree change Lucille says, “It just makes sense and once you experience Mother Nature, she’s pretty hard to beat. Add the beautiful settings and facilities, a great eco-tourism business, proximity to two major cities (Canberra & Sydney) and a really vibrant and friendly local community – it’s a formula we’re pretty happy with”.
The philosophy behind The Escape is all about enjoying nature and all it offers with all of the creature comforts. "We know that lots of folks are often time poor, but really value being in a beautiful, natural environment, switching off from busy day-to-day lives. The Escape makes that possible and we think and hope we’ve covered most bases with our stunning location combined with contemporary and comfortable settings,” Lucille says.
Visit the-escape.com.au to find out more about glamping.