Eighteen Mile Homestead is a really spacious, comfortable, family friendly holiday home situated in a most beautiful and secluded country setting located nearby the Albert River in Darlington Queensland
Located only 90 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the homestead is positioned in the Lost World Valley at the foothills of the Darlington Range and a part of the lovely Scenic Rim Queensland.
Over the past four decades, the family and owners of this property lived and operated a dairy farm followed by a beef cattle farm which is still running to this day in the surrounding paddocks of the homestead, allowing guests the possibility of viewing some of this work in action during their stay.
The Homestead has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and sleeps a total of 15 people:
Room 1 - one queen bed with ensuite - including shower
Room 2 - one queen bed
Room 3 - one queen bed
Room 4 - two single beds adjoins with Room 3
Room 5 - two single beds or optional king sized bed
Room 6 - two single beds
Plus one single foldout roller bed and one queen foldout sofa-bed.
The Homestead is also equipped with the following:- self-catering kitchen: 90 cm gas top and fan-forced oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine Espressotoria; blender, an abundance of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, baking dishes etc; laundry: washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board; 2 reverse cycle air-conditioners located in dining and kitchen area plus lounge/rumpus room; T.V; DVD player; stereo with record player and records; heaters; pedestal fans; hair dryer; table tennis; books; board games; indoor open fireplace; 2 outdoor eating areas; BBQ large flat-top style; private in-ground swimming pool; outdoor camp fire area; 2 portable cots and high chair - check for availability on booking.
Items provided for guests stay:
• Bed linen, bath towels, face washers, floor mats and hand towels. BYO pool towels.
• Blankets and electric blankets
• Portion of the following:-
Detergents: laundry, hand-wash, dishwashing, dishwasher tablets, body wash, bath soap, bubble bath, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, body moisturiser.
Toilet paper 2-3 rolls in each toilet; tissues; coffee pods to suit Espressotoria machine; instant; tea black plus herbal variety; 1 litre milk long-life; sugar; salt and pepper; firewood - should extra be desired guests are welcome to collect from our surrounding paddocks an axe is provided.
• Complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival - full priced bookings only.
• The minimum age requirement of the person placing a booking is 25 years, and must be present for the duration of the stay. ID may be required on arrival.
• Eighteen Mile Homestead is not a ‘party house,’ and guests are required to be respectful of the house, property and neighbours.
• There is presently no landline telephone or wifi available at the property. Limited mobile phone range is available.
Swimming rock pools and swimming pool
Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's etc
Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington Qld, 6kms approx from an entrance to the Lamington National Park.
O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20 mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile 4WD dirt road is also an option, though not suitable after heavy rainfall.
Mt Joyce Recreation Park: This park offers a variety of activities from world class mountain bike trails, shoreline horse trails, bush walks, trail runs and canoe trails. The Park also incorporates picnic facilities, playground and other amenities and is located off the Beaudesert-Boonah Road at Wyaralong.
By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Wyaralong takes approx 40 mins 40.4kms, travelling via Beaudesert.
Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50 mins, travelling via Beaudesert.
Comments from previous guests:
Just a note of feedback after our stay at 18 Mile last weekend – we all had an absolute ball The kids had some much needed space and freedom and made the most of it all. We adults also loved being there, especially the outdoor fire and chance to sit around and do very little, since the kids needed no entertainment from us We are all keen to arrange another weekend in summer, if not before. Please pass on our thanks to Jan for having us and checking in on us when we arrived. You will be hearing from us again
There will be many more "next times" - we just love it down there in the Lost World Valley, and had exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable time.