4 More Country Hideaways
You loved our original 4 Country Hideaways, we decided to hit you with 4 more!
Who doesn’t like to cosy up in front of a winter fire, wander in a spring cottage garden, catch a cool summer breeze with a country view or watch autumn leaves fall through a picture window?
Whatever the season, here are 4 reasons to find your perfect country hideaway.
1. 31 the Rocks
Bushland escape, Granite Belt Wine Country
Set amid granite outcrops and 10 acres of elevated bushland, a villa at 31 The Rocks really does rock. Hosts Scott and Debbie know that quality furnishings and ‘little touches’ make a great escape – a complimentary continental breakfast basket, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a wood-burning heater (with an endless supply of cut wood!), crisp deluxe linen sheets and electric blankets, board games and complimentary movies, a fully-equipped kitchen, fresh bread and milk in the fridge, a roomy deck and barbecue, to name a few. Don’t want to cook – just order a cheese or antipasto platter, barbecue pack or go the full gourmet breakfast basket. If you can prize yourself from the comforts of your villa, local advice on where to eat and drink and what to see and do is at the ready. If you need a dose of beautiful, peaceful surrounds with a birdsong soundtrack you’ve found it!
2. Wiikirri Bed & Breakfast Retreat
Go slow amid serenity and luxury, Blackbutt
Wiikirri, an Aboriginal word from the Ngiyampaa people, means to sit quietly or to sit down, and there’s no better place than Wiikirri Retreat to relax, sit still and rest body and soul. Here, just a short wander from the little country town of Blackbutt, you are surrounded by native Australian bush, lilting native birdsong and fresh mountain air. It’s the perfect setting for swinging in a hammock beside the creek, joining in an art workshop, enjoying a restorative massage or dining under a star-studded night sky. Your host Julie is a holistic dietitian-nutritionist who can design a tailor-made rejuvenation program to gently bring you back to your best. The stand-alone 2-bedroom Cottage is great for a spacious couples retreat or for two couples travelling together; adjoining the main house, but with its own entrance, the private Guest Quarters offer an ensuited queen room and a room with two single beds – to suit a couple or perfect for a family. Explore the local area’s art, wine and food, go bush walking in the nearby Bunya Mountains or bike the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
3. Alpine Lodges
Couples only mountain escape, Granite Belt Wine Country
Exclusively for couples, Alpine Lodges offer a peaceful, luxurious stay with easy access to the wineries and food experiences of Stanthorpe's wine region. An ideal mountain escape, with just two lodges on the property, designed for couples to simply relax. Each lodge is a haven for privacy, beautifully appointed and warmly decorated with many luxuries included. Leather sofas and chairs, an oversized bed dressed in ultra-soft linens, reverse cycle air conditioning, gas fireplace, a kitchenette, bath robes and slippers and a plentiful country breakfast hamper come standard with every stay. A top spot to ponder blue skies, purple sunsets and giant granite boulders.
4. R on the Downs Rural Retreat
Seclusion with valley views, Yangan
Just 15-minutes from Warwick, charming country property R on the Downs is the perfect spot to enjoy the seasons – catch cool summer breezes across the Swanfels Valley, enjoy a colourful autumn showing, rug up beside the fire in winter and breathe deeply and catch the scent of spring in the air. There’s the choice of self-contained spa cottages, ensuited themed suites in the federation homestead or the secluded Tree-house Hideaway. All include panoramic views, the opportunity to light a fire, relax, refresh and spend time together. Award-winning hospitality, daily country-style breakfasts starring local produce, and afternoon tea upon arrival are all part of the experience. Friendly hosts Doug and Liz are happy to chat about local history and must-dos – like Queen Mary Falls, and little extras like Liz’s aromatic oven surprises and complimentary drinks by the fireplace make this a country getaway to remember.
For more inspiration on where to explore across Southern Queensland Country, check out our handy guide or head to our blog.