Stockton Rise Country Retreat
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Stockton Rise is set in a spectacular position overlooking farmland in the picturesque Lockyer Valley. Just one hour west of Brisbane and less than 11/2 hours from the Gold Coast, Stockton Rise is located 4 km south of the boutique village of Forest Hill and close to Laidley and Gatton townships. You can discover the delights of this rich agricultural area by taking a farm drive; visiting local markets or farm gate stalls to buy the freshest and best of Queensland produce. Alternatively, sit in comfort on the large deck or verandah of the retreat and watch over the day's activities from afar.
There is much to do and you may just want to stay for a week or more to explore this very historical area or base yourself here whilst exploring nearby parts of South East Queensland.
If you are feeling adventurous, bring a rod, your canoe or push bikes and explore the surrounding farmland including the large irrigation dam, or take a leisurely walk to enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunsets over the water. Canoes can be hired locally. Horse riding is also able to be accessed in the local area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gold Coast 143 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brisbane 103 km, Nearest railway: Rosewood (with bus stops throughout the region) 4.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Queensland region
Stockton Rise is situated in the Lockyer Valley which is located west of Brisbane in the state of Queensland. Queensland is known by it's slogan "Beautiful One Day; Perfect the Next".
The Lockyer Valley is known for it's vegetable production, being the Salad Bowl of Australia. The Valley also holds some well known and attended events such as the Lockyer Powerfest (held at Lake Dyer, near Laidley), The Laidley Spring Festival in September and the Heavy Horse Field Days in May at Gatton.
There are many activities that can keep you interested in the Lockyer Valley and surrounds. Visit Lake Dyer, Schultz's Lookout, the Mulgowie Farmer's Market, Laidley Market Days, as well as stopping at any of the many boutique coffee shops and cafes in the Valley. You may be interested in bird watching, cycling, bushwalking, ballooning, sky diving, equestrian - the Lockyer has it all.
Stockton Rise is located very centrally in the Lockyer Valley as well as being close to all larger centres such as Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the North and South Coasts and the Somerset and Fassifern Valleys for a day's drive.
City of Brisbane
The immediate area is known as Glen Cairn. This was part of the original Cob & Co route with Glen Cairn Road being renamed after it was known as Old Toowoomba Road. Take a drive or a walk around the area, or read the history - there is much early history still to be found; from the old bridge on Sandy Creek to the billabongs where the horses were watered after a day's travel.
There is an abundance of old Australiana farm implements at Stockton Rise - you are welcome to explore and relive history.
The small nearby township of Forest Hill has some lovely eating places as well as a beautiful craft shop and butcher. There is no queuing at the Post Office where you can browse their beautiful gift selections or enjoy a meal here at Café 4342.
A short drive away is the town of Laidley with a Pioneer Village and lots of interesting buildings to admire in the main street. Enjoy a coffee at the local cafes in Laidley and go for a drive through the farming area of Mulgowie - stopping at the Mulgowie Hotel for a taste of some local cheeses and ice cream.
There are many special drives you can do in the Lockyer (see the Lockyer booklet in the house) or talk to Patti about some special farm drives where you can stop and purchase fresh farm produce.
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18 Jan 2014
What a lovely little find Stockton Rise Coutry Retreat was! New, neat, clean & quiet. A good selection of books & puzzles, would have been a great stay for several nights. Stockton Rise was extremely … More
I am so glad you were able to enjoy your stay in the Lockyer Valley; appreciating the peacefulness of the surroundings. You now know where to come for those few days to get away and relax when you need them!
15 Jan 2014
"Superb hardware but not much tourist interested activities nearby"
Our family like the well equipped home with all necessary amenities, safety features. The lack of tourist interested activities nearby give no reason for longer stay.
We enjoyed the family activities of preparing our home cooked dinner and breakfast, especially in the morning when the cows, horses, kangaroos and birds come nearby the house for breakfast, too:):):).
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the facilities and found them easy to use. I hope you are able to come again when you next visit Australia and I would love to personally show you around the Valley. With limited time it is harder to see what is on offer. Being a country area we don't have the tourist activities of the larger centres however, there is still much to do and see in the Lockyer Valley. I hope you are able to visit again.
15 Jan 2014
"Very comfortable, great outlook"
We (4 adutls) stayed at Stockton Rise while we were working in the area. The house is very comfortable, without feeling crowded with 4 adults. The kitchen was well appointed and the beds comfortable. The outlook was very peaceful in the evening, and the local kangaroos fascinated one member of our crew, newly arrived from France. The nearby town was quaint with the pub providing excellent dinners. Will definitely stay again when next in the area again.
Thank you for the review of your stay. We enjoyed having your group and I'm so glad the kangaroos put on a show for your French visitor. We are certainly in a great position so close to a few small towns, so a good choice of cafes and pubs for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We look forward to your next visit.
25 Dec 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, waking to the beautifully views each morning and the peace and serenity of the surrounding bushlands throughout the day. The accommodation and facilities exceed our exp… More
I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Stockton Rise. We would love to have you visit again. The mornings are certainly a beautiful time to just look out and appreciate the views over the fields. There is always something happening on the farm with changes in crops every few weeks.
17 Nov 2013
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this country retreat!"
We stayed at Stockton Rise and cannot find one fault about the place. It is located in beautiful country offering beautiful views from the very large varandah. The house is furnished beautifully, is i… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad that your family were able to have a lovely time whilst staying at Stockton Rise and I hope you are able to come again to enjoy the surroundings of what the Lockyer Valley has to offer.
4 Nov 2013
"An absolute gem for our memoirs"
Everything about our stay was just perfect. The accommodation was exceptional in design with great amenities and all set in a superb location central to everything in the Lockyer Valley. We were warmly welcomed by Patti who made us feel completely at ease and provided us with numerous recommendations to sight see and dine. Really enjoyed all the bird life and breakfast/dinner on the balcony at sunrise/sunset. One of the best holidays we've had in years. Thoroughly enjoyable, extremely relaxing and now very high on our list for recommendation.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Lockyer Valley and I'm pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst sightseeing as well. I hope you are able to come back to this part of Queensland sometime in the near future.
17 Sep 2013
"Excellent holiday home 5 star, fully furnished"
The holiday home exceeded our expectation and was very well equipped.The large verandah with BBQ facilities was really enjoyable. The home offered privacy with all the comforts of holiday home living.… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Stockton Rise. We would love to have you visit again in the future and hope you might be able to stay longer to enjoy this special part of Queensland.
17 Sep 2013
"We have already booked another stay...."
My partner and I were extremely fortunate to discover the newly established Stockton Rise and experience such gracious hosts as Patti and Tim. Stockton Rise offers a very private, unique, tranquil e… More
We look forward to you visiting Stockton Rise again next year. The sunsets and sunrises over the farmland are indeed a special sight and something we never tire of seeing. We are pleased you were able to also enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area - very refreshing and relaxing when life gets a bit hectic. Patti
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