The SpaceCharming and cosy, Sheepwash Cottage is very private and comfortably furnished. The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four people. It features two bedrooms, one queen bedroom and the other bedroom having the option of two single beds that can be converted to a king size bed upon prior request. The cottage has a fully equipped modern kitchen, bathroom, laundry and a fireplace in the living room. On the deck you can relax in the spa and enjoy the rural views. The grounds are landscaped to include a fire pit for outdoor cooking, a chicken pen for collecting your breakfast eggs and a herb garden to add farm fresh flavours to your cooking.
Basic breakfast supplies are included in the tariff. This includes coffee, tea, milk, cereal, bread and homemade jams. A Farmers Breakfast basket, for you to cook at your convenience, can be arranged at the time of booking. This includes local products: smoky bacon rashers, award winning beef sausages, eggs, tomatoes, juice and ground coffee. Cost is $14.00 per person per night payable at check in.
"Farm to Table" catering, inspired by local products is also available by arrangement - BBQ packs that you can cook over the fire pit or our thoughtfully prepared meals delivered to the cottage. Please ask us "what's on the menu?" when you are making your booking so that we can provide you with the seasonal choices and costs.
Pamper Packages are also available at the cottage. Services including massage and beauty treatments are provided by a fully qualified therapist.
Prior bookings are essential. Prices available on request.
Included in your accommodation is:
•Fridge, Cooktop / Slow Combustion Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle
•Crockery / cutlery / cookware.
•Shower, toiletries & hairdryer
•Quality Linen & Towels
•Laundry with washing machine, airer and ironing facilities
•Pot Belly Fireplace / Firewood
•Air conditioning / Fan
•Gas BBQ & Fire Pit Cooking facilities including cast iron cooking equipment
•TV, Radio, Books and Games
•Basic Breakfast supplies Guest AccessMontrose Farm is a working 170 acre cattle property that is owned and run by Ross and Jenny Gardner. Guests are accommodated on the property at Sheepwash Cottage. Guests are welcome to explore the farm and are encouraged to take a walk up our hill and take in the expansive views. Interaction with GuestsRoss and Jenny live on the property and will be available to greet you and orientate you to the cottage. They can also assist with ideas for exploring the local area during your stay. You are assured of your privacy as the cottage is situated a comfortable distance from the main residence. The NeighborhoodOur neighbourhood offers a broad range of experiences for photographers, nature lovers, bush walkers, lovers of fine food and wine and history buffs.
Suggested day trips:
• Take a scenic drive to Goomburra National Park (approx 30 minutes) for a picnic, bush walking and bird watching. Walking tracks are graded according to your fitness and time.
• Visit Allora, our local village, which is only a 10 minute drive from the farm. It is aptly known as “The Best Little Town on the Downs”. Walk the Heritage Trail, which includes the house that inspired PL Travers character, Mary Poppins. Revive at one of the local coffee shops or drive on to Glengallen Homestead & Heritage Centre for an historical tour. The Darling Downs Zoo at Pilton is only 15 minutes north of Allora and well worth a visit.
•Head off for a day touring the high altitude vineyards and cellar doors of the Granite Belt Winery Country. Stop off at Thulimbah and sample the handmade cheeses at Stanthorpe Cheeses or Apple Pie at Sutton’s Juice Factory; Zest Bakery in Stanthorpe for the best pastries and coffee and the Bramble Patch at Glen Aplin for preserves and berry desserts.
•Drive the Cedar Tourist Route through nearby farming land and villages on your way to Killarney and then on to Queen Mary Falls. Here you can picnic, explore the National Park tracks and feed the lorikeets. Venture on to Carr’s Lookout for stunning views over the Scenic Rim and refreshments or lunch at Spring Creek Café.
•Warwick is only a 30 minute drive and renowned for its heritage buildings, roses and rodeo. As you drive over the Condamine River into the town you will also find a statue of “Tiddalick” on the banks the river. The book about this legend is in the Cottage bookcase. Visit Pringle Cottage Museum, the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre or book a Steam Train tour. Getting AroundGuests will require their own transport to get around.
Allora, our closest village is a 10 minute drive. The IGA supermarket is open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 7 days per week. Their is also a butcher, newsagent, coffee shops and hotels.
Warwick, a large rural town with a range of supermarkets & amenities, is a 30 minute drive. Other Things to Note2 night minimum stay
Montrose Farm can accommodate large vehicles, trailers, horse floats and motor homes.
Check in and Check out times can be flexible depending on other bookings.