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R on the Downs Rural Retreat

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Luxury Eco-friendly R on the Downs Rural Retreat, (BnB, spa Cottages) in picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan. Escape the crowds- Ideal base- romance, refresh, nature, waterfalls, history, shopping, events - Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney, Allora. 2 hrs Brisbane; 1 hr Toowoomba. Four luxury rooms (2 with two person spas) within the 2 storey sandstone homestead plus 2 self-contained spa cottages, (all with breath-taking views). Perfect to relax, rejuvenate and re-ignite that something special. Scrumptious meals (dietary needs addressed), afternoon teas, award winning facilities - weddings, celebrations -single, couples, groups. Book per phone, web-site, email.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Tennis Court
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport81 km
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All reviews scones the main house the barn hill overlooking anzac biscuits perfect hosts breakfast hamper one night wonderful country beautiful property comfortable beds little touches surrounding hills liz valley lavender wallabies
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

My wife and I stayed in the Settler's Cottage for one night but would love to have stayed longer. I had never heard of R on the Downs until I come across it in an article in the RACQ's Road Ahead magazine. The author gave...More

Thank DeanC01
Response from Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural RetreatResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your kind response, Liz and I are pleased you both enjoyed our very special place in the country. It was a pleasure to share R on the Downs with you and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

We stayed at "R on the Downs B&B" because accommodation in Warwick was booked out. What a very pleasant surprise. The beautiful Grand Federation Homestead sits up on a hill overlooking a valley. We arrived at dusk and Doug and Liz came outside to welcome...More

Thank Leoni H
Response from Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural RetreatResponded 16 July 2018

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to do a review and particularly for staying with us. Glad you both enjoyed your stay and hospitality. Thank you. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst driving along the road you can see the beautiful retreat, turning into the driveway you follow a beautiful path up the hill and are greeted by Liz and Doug. The house its self is grand with an amazing courtyard and gardens... The wildlife is...More

Thank Savvy B
Response from Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural RetreatResponded 11 June 2018

It was a real pleasure to have you both stay and enjoy some well earned R&R. Your feedback and time taken to let us know your thoughts on your stay is much appreciated.-

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends to spend a night at Doug and Liz's wonderful establishment. Although the stately building looks as though it has been there for generations, it was only opened in 2011. Doug and Liz designed and built it, resulting in a...More

Thank Jvet43
Response from Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural RetreatResponded 30 April 2018

Many thanks for your recent visit. So glad you enjoyed R on the Downs facilities, gardens, views, hospitality and of course Liz's scones. We look forward to your next stay. Stay well.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing night at R on the Downs. It really is everything “R”! Relaxing, Rural, Rejuvenating. Just beautiful views and Doug and Liz so knowledgeable and welcoming! We will definitely be visiting again soon!!

Thank Jayde S
Response from Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural RetreatResponded 9 April 2018

Great to have you both stay with us (in the popular 'Tree-House'). There will be an opportunity for more "R's" next visit - perhaps Rest, Refresh, Reward, Rendevous, Re-igniting that something special,plus who knows... :)

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"Thoroughly recommend the settlers cottage for privacy and it is fully self-contained."
24 Sep. 2018
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"Room with a view"
15 Jul. 2018
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"The treehouse is lovely and private with stunning views!"
24 Jul. 2017
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"The cottages are great if you are all peopled out."
4 Jul. 2017
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USD 141 - USD 206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandSouthern Downs RegionYangan
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