Stockton Rise Country Retreat
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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||Corporate bookings, 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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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, Private fishing lake or river|
The Queensland region
Stockton Rise is an award winning business 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.
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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6 Jan 2015
"Exceeded our expectations"
We booked Stockton Rise over the Christmas period as we were visiting family in the area and wanted to stay somewhere close.We were so impressed with everything. Loved the furnishings, the cleanlines… More
9 Dec 2014
"Peaceful country retreat"
Stayed at Stockton Rise while while working in the area. As a frequent work traveller, its important for me to have a comfortable, easy, quiet place to go to after my working day is finished. Stockton Rise was perfect for me - self contained, clean, comfortable and almost brand new.
1 Dec 2014
"There are better value places to stay in Lockyer Valley"
I rented Stockton Rise for a weekend in November to provide accommodation to my parents and in-laws while our wedding was being held in the Lockyer Valley. The owner charges additional for more than 2… More
To keep prices to an affordable level, I charge only for the rooms being used or for the number of people who are paying to stay. The booking was not for the whole house or for the 3rd bedroom otherwise you would have had use of this room as well. If you had spoken to me about using this room, I would have been happy to come to an arrangement for it's use. I am sorry you were disappointed and wish you well.
9 Jul 2014
"wonderful country retreat with fabulous wildlife"
Stockton Rise is a wonderful country retreat not far from Brisbane. The air is crisp and clean, the views are wonderful especially the gorgeous sunsets from the large deck.The bird life is amazing, w… More
Thank you for your complimentary review. We are glad you enjoyed your time spent here and hope you are able to visit again in the future.
26 Jun 2014
We are group of 8 travelled from Malaysia to find this beautiful, peaceful & amazing farmhouse. Stayed for 2 nights and we had a great restful sleep in lovely quiet surroundings. The rooms are Extreme… More
Thank you so much for your review of our property and the time you stayed here. We enjoyed having your family visit and being able to show you our area as well as pick some produce for you to enjoy - fresh from the farm. We hope you are able to visit again and maybe the cattle will turn up for a feed of nice fresh hay.
I wish you and your family all the best.
9 Apr 2014
"quiet, very scenic, great little spot"
we enjoyed our short stay and wish it could have been longer. great views of farmland and got some great photos of the scenery. The house was fantastic and well set out and comfortable. Will be sure t… More
Thank you for your kind words in your review of our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you and your friends will be able to enjoy a taste of the Lockyer Valley again in the future. We look forward to hosting you again.
8 Apr 2014
This property is located in the most beautiful setting, of fields and nearby trees. Kangaroos came close to the property on dusk. Zero traffic noise. The home is clean, spacious and decor is modern an… More
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review our property. We enjoyed having your group of friends stay and would love to see any photos you may have taken. We're glad you were able to enjoy the peaceful surrounds of this special area. We look forward to you visiting again when you get the chance.
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.