A Pocket of Paradise …
The BLUE LAGOON suite has been designed for a 'get-away from it all' rest, surrounding you with the beauty of nature. Prepare to feel very relaxed and at peace in this retreat; a place to recharge and enjoy the presence of nature at its best. The Villa is designed for couples only, seeking peace and quiet. Completely private, it provides the most secluded guest quarters, with all the facilities necessary to make your stay as pleasant and easy as possible, including a great BBQ to allow you to escape the chores of cooking
The view from the 'Blue Lagoon' Studio Apartment is simply incredible. Everyone who sees it is delighted. Looking out from the large timber deck across to the lake in the foreground, serenity is at a peak; couple that with the view of the ranges encircling the whole property and you have an area that exudes peace and bliss!
It has a deliciously modern queen-sized bed whose white leather curves beckon rest and relaxation, as does the divine blue leather lounge. The Villa, featuring the very latest in stylish sustainable design, is superbly appointed, from the finest of linens, crystal and china to the sumptuous queen bed, and a simply wonderful bathroom with a walk-in shower room. Beautiful designer linens are provided - high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, lots of comfortably soft down / feather pillows to rest into, luxurious bath sheets as well as bath towels, luxury Bath Robes, lots of other bathroom accessories, and even a couple of brushed throws and knee rugs for those chilly nights. We also provide additional deluxe cellular organic Cotton Blankets for use either as an extra blanket on the bed on cold nights, or to replace the beautifully light-weight Mulberry Silk Doona on hot summer nights. Silk is very luxurious and it has many wonderful properties which may also benefit your health.
A mini-bar fridge, coffee maker, toaster and drink facilities are all available in the suite, to enable full privacy. Eat out at some of the local restaurants if preferred. We provide a complimentary selection of teas and coffees, with wine and nibbles on arrival.
There is a full bathroom with shower and toilet - it is a dream with huge rain shower head and glass waterfall basin tap.
There is heating and cooling, a ceiling fan, radio and a TV with DVD player, including many movies from which to choose. We do not have TV channels, so only DVDs can be watched. giving you a perfect opportunity to unplug from the racy world back in the city!
The décor is modern, clean and fresh. We have decorated the 'Blue Lagoon' suite in blue against whites – This is the colour of peace and infinity. It is regarded as being a cool colour, and has a relaxing effect. Blue promotes quietness and reserve, giving you peaceful, luxurious surroundings for your stay with us. Bedside lamps and the standard lamp in the living area all have dimmers fitted, giving a soft intimate light.
Guests in all rooms are fully self-contained. A commercial standard stainless steel kitchen is centrally located to all rooms.
A timber-decked private courtyard is provided for each room, giving a relaxing peaceful area to sit and watch the kangaroos at sunset.
The 'Blue Lagoon' is a short walk from the parking area with its own private access, and includes a very large and separate fenced garden area for outside relaxation. Each suite has a brazier / fire pit outside which beckons you to sit in the warmth of the glowing coals and gaze upwards to watch the magic of the Milky Way overhead!
The Retreat buildings. which include only three suites, are 50 to 100 metres from the main house, so you will have a completely private space with no intrusions whatsoever - unless you ask for our assistance ;)
We are a Green Eco-sustainable establishment.
We care about the environment, and want our accommodation to be as Eco-friendly as possible. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used. We ask our guests to consider using fewer towels during their stay and not requesting a sheet change unless your stay is longer than a week. We use recycled furniture in the way of antiques when suitable, and even our buildings themselves are recycled, having been resurrected and shifted to our property, then fitted out purposefully for our Retreat. During your stay you will find Eco low wattage lights; separated bins for waste and compost, and natural soaps. We have also included the most desirable composting toilets available, imported from Canada.
All water is supplied via Rain Water Tanks, so we ask you to be especially conservative and not to waste this precious and pure liquid!
Our focus is on the environment and nature around us; you will have the constant pleasure of the beautiful sounds of birds. Based on a 40 acre rural property in the peaceful countryside of the Brisbane Valley, the setting is grassland and trees, filled with a multitude of wildlife, from birds to mammals and insects. Our guests will be delighted with our nature reserve location - we are proudly registered with the Wildlife Land Trust and Land for Wildlife, respectively, with over 75 species of birds and animals – and still growing!
** CLUB VERDIGRIS offers special requests - SPECIAL PACKAGES with plenty of variety.
~ A FARM FROLIC Guided Tour, enabling you to meet and greet the animals, as well as watching and learning about milking a family cow.
Reiki treatments, Bowen Massage and other Healing Therapies are available.
Please contact us for bookings and further information on all special requests, as we require advance notice for these services.
Guests have full sole access to their private Villa and surrounding private garden area, that includes a large deck on the front from where you are able to sit in the casual cane outdoor lounge suite and watch the beauty of nature all around you.
Guests may also enjoy our 40 acre property. It must be noted that we have a variety of different animals on the property - both wildlife, farm and domesticated - and when guests take walks around the property we ask that you check with us first, so as we can give you some safety tips on mingling with the animals.
Interaction with Guests
We meet and greet our guests to welcome them into their abode and show them around, as well as to answer any questions about the local area, sharing local tips on where to go and where to eat if they choose to dine out. We then leave our guests to their own privacy, but will always be available should they need us.
Complimentary wine and nibbles on arrival.
Toogoolawah is world famous thanks to the proximity of the Ramblers Drop Zone. Famous for fun, the drop zone hosts thousands of national and international skydivers and features the biennial Equinox skydive and music festival each alternate October. Year round you can learn sport parachuting or thrill to a tandem skydive. The skydivers and their planes are frequently sighted as they drop just beyond the horizon.
Nearby Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield attracts flight enthusiasts with an interest in vintage, ultralight and military aircraft. The open day and fly-in each May is a popular event drawing aeronauts from across Australia.
Walk or bicycle the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail south to Esk or north to Harlin, where railway buffs will be interested in the Y turn and Yimbun tunnel.
In town you will enjoy the heritage value of the quirky Alexandra Hall that shows movies every Saturday, complete with canvas sling back chairs. You can also visit the historic Nestle Condensery building, converted into a regional art gallery, and the railway station now converted to a history museum provides local heritage and genealogy information.
Further afield in the Somerset Shire ....
Along with the breathtaking scenery, visitors can enjoy the rugged mountain ranges on the eastern slopes of the Great Divide, native bushlands, meandering rivers, hidden valleys, ploughed farmland and the towns and localities of Esk, Fernvale, Glamorgan Vale, Linville, Lowood, Toogoolawah, Kilcoy and Wivenhoe Pocket.
Only one hour from the CBD, Brisbane Valley is the gateway to the Brisbane River catchment, offering a wonderful place to visit for those seeking recreational and leisure activities.
It is a place of tranquillity, a place for inspiration, a place for discovery, and best of all - a place to relax and create. The peace and serenity of the region is interspersed with the placid waterways of the Brisbane River and surrounding dams, and set against a backdrop of extensive patchwork farmlands surrounded by the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.
Minimum of 2 nights booking.
*Flexible check-in/check-out times. Please however check with us prior to your stay.
We are a No Smoking property.
All bedding, bed-linen and towels are provided for your luxury and convenience. Crockery, glassware and cutlery is also provided, so we ask that you respect this part of our service.