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R on the Downs Rural Retreat

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 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...

Thank doydist
Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 22 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...

Thank Sheilaann904
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

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.

Landsborough, Australia
Reviewed 21 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...

Thank TonyWhitby
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

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.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I couldn't find accommodation in Warwick for the Jumpers and Jazz Festival and had to look further afield. Fortunately R on the Downs had accommodation available and was only a 15 min drive from Warwick. It is so quiet and peaceful with uninterrupted views across the valley. Our hosts were welcoming and provided an excellent cooked breakfast (order the night...

Thank Denise E
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us in the traditional side of our BnB. We are glad you ejnoyed your visit. We like to encourage all guests to always ask if there is any way we can further assist the enjoyment of their stay.

Gold Coast
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to Doug and Liz for hosting us on an overnight stay. They couldn't have been more accommodating and they own an amazing place in a picturesque location. The rooms were clean and all had ensuites. Next time we will definitely stay longer. Highly recommended.

1Thank ZaphodBeeblebrox42
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and for staying with us. We certainly agree Swanfels Valley is a picturesque location.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 2nts in the Treehouse & were pleasantly surprised by its generous size & all the homemade offerings prepared just for us. The spa, large deck, breakfast bar & rustic shower were the favourites. A minor Wishlist would include loose leaf tea ( we loved the tin cups), steak knives & TV compatible with a USB/hardrive. Our hosts were...

Thank Stormgirl
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Love to hear from guests and glad you enjoyed your Treehouse stay. Liz has a real passion for her cooking. Love the wish list and are only too happy to help out on your next stay.

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

3 Amazing days at 'R On The Downs' This was our the third visit.. Had a wonderful relaxing time.. A well needed break.. Liz & Doug are two of the most beautiful and friendly people who make you feel special.. The views are incredible especially the sunrises.. Accommodation is country elegance.. cannot say enough good words.. it is a must..

Thank Sharon S
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

It was great to have you return again. Thank you for your kind words.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and I spent one glorious night here as guests of Doug and Lizzie. From the moment we met them it was like being welcomed by old friends. They made us feel completely at home, relaxed and totally chilled. We were greeted with afternoon tea, homemade scones and biscuits before we went to sit out on the upper terrace...

Thank pnkorwin
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We love to spoil our guests and very happy you enjoyed your evening meal. Look forward to your next visit.

Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed just the one night and it was well worth it for being a little out of the way. We stayed in the Serenity room which we highly recommend. The view from our room and the deck were spectacular. In the morning we watched wallabies nibble grass shyly. The hostess was charming and offered us fresh scones and tea...

1Thank JPNoosa
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review. We love sitting on our verandahs and taking in the view each day also. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Everything about this place exceeded all our expectations!! Recently we spent the first 3 nights of our Sth Queensland/north NSW roadtrip just unwinding before we embarked on the rest of our holiday. My husband and I stayed in the country cottage which was superb and super clean. Equally, the B & B suites which we inspected in the homestead were...

Thank Kelvin J
Doug P, Owner at R on the Downs Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Real glad you enjoyed your stay and the R on the Downs property. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the kind words.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
R on the Downs Rural Retreat, the ideal short break getaway is set in the picturesque Swanfels Valley near Warwick and is only 2 hours from Brisbane in South East Queensland. Four luxury rooms (2 with two person spas) within the two story Federation style homestead plus two self-contained spa cottages, (all with breath-taking views), it is perfect to relax, refresh and re-ignite that something special. ... more   less 

Additional Information about R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Address: 295 Swanfels Rd, Yangan, Queensland 4371, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Yangan
Price Range: $159 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms have fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles doydist, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Egyptian room faces sunrise”
  • Sunrise lit sky from Egyptian room
  • View from Egyptian room to cottage and valley
  • Spa bath in Egyptian room
  • Egyptian room
  • View from Egyptian room balcony
  • Balcony of Egyptian room
 of 5 bubbles middleagedhoneymoone, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The barn room or the Egyptian room for spa baths and wonderful vistas”
 of 5 bubbles pnkorwin, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the serenity room which didn't have a spa but was charming. It even has a wheelchair accessable room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JPNoosa, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Cottage and tree house ideal for a longer stay. B and B would be great for a one or two night stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 630kelvinj, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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