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Reviewed 6 January 2017

What an amazing place, so restful and comfortable. Owners Doug & Liz made us feel really at home. Doug & Liz have added so many luxurious touches - bath gowns, good quality toiletries, comfortable beds, all rooms have an amazing view. The two cabins are perfect for privacy, with a choice of breakfast in the dining room or else in the cabin (with breakfast things left in the frig). Doug & Liz are amazing cooks, and dinner at night is a special time. Starting off from virgin land 10 years ago, their landscaping is awesome, fitting in with the climatic conditions and the aspect of the property. We can hardly wait to get back.

Room Tip: We loved the cabins, the Egyptian room was also lovely. (All rooms are lovely)
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank brisbanelizzle
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Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We enjoy cooking (with as many local ingredients as possible); thanks for all your comments. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Top class facilities, friendly helpful hosts, such beautiful scenery, themed rooms with all the touches of luxury in the main house plus separate amazing "cabins". Definitely a great choice for an R&R get-away!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Rest, relaxation, romance, r......... our aim at R on the Downs. Thanks for staying with us and Liz and I look forward to your next R&R visit.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gosh, where to begin. R on the Downs was simply heaven. Doug & Liz you are wonderful hosts. You made our stay so comfortable and relaxed and we loved our chats, it seemed like you were friends from way back. Thank you. Our room, The Serenity Room lived up to its name, totally peaceful with views to the East looking deep into the surrounding mountains. Your little furry friends on the hillside (Wallabies) kept us entertained, especially the little Joeys. Will definitely be back for another wonderful restful visit. PS...Doug & Liz your dinner was sensational and the breakfasts ...wow. Thank you once again.
Jen & Steve Doy - Gold Coast

Room Tip: All rooms have fabulous views
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for sharing you time and comments with us. Do remember to keep having some quality R&R. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The first thing that we noticed after seeing the lovely setting of the house , was the wonderful flower smell when we stepped out of the car. Our hosts Doug and Liz welcomed us with a smile and a wonderful afternoon tea, with homemade scones and biscuits. Doug gave us a tour of the house. Very impressive.
We stayed in the Egyptian room, it was luxurious with a spa bath looking out over the beautiful view. The whole place was wonderfully clean, with fluffy robes and towels and everything was well thought out.
We sampled food in the local pub which was very nice, friendly and excellent value.
A yummy full English breakfast to start our day, then we went sightseeing, checked out the waterfalls, the local towns etc
Our hosts Doug and Liz were informative, welcoming and it was a delight to spend time with them too.
We took advantage of their cosy library area and strolled around their grounds.
The Roos around the property were entertaining, watching us with interest.
We had a delightful stay and recommend it for a couple rest and relaxation break away from busy lives. A big thank you to our hosts for letting us into their home.
A definite must. Please try it.
There are self catering cottages on the property too.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sheilaann904
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Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

We loved your visit and hope to see you both in the near future. Scones and a cuppa are always at the ready and maybe welcome from the wal-a-roos.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We just spent a lovely 3 nights in this beautiful home. The hosts Liz and Doug are extremely friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the Egyptian Room with an ensuite, large spa bath, and fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Staying in the house is luxury B & B with a yummy cooked breakfast included. If you want self catering there are also 2 lovely cottages located on the property. We had some great "yarns" with Liz and Doug and just simply had a relaxing time. This is a fabulous getaway for couples to relax and unwind. Thank you Liz and Doug for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your time here in our special place in the country. We loved the chats too! Look forward to your next visit.

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