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R on the Downs Rural Retreat

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

R on the Downs is our place of choice for a quiet weekend getaway. We have stayed here on a number of occasions now. The rooms are perfect, with very large comfortable beds and spa with a great view. Sitting on the verandah, looking out over the valley is amazing. Liz and Doug are wonderful hosts, and would do anything...

Thank Squasheee
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed in the Egyptian room, which has wonderful views of the valley in two directions. It is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Liz and Doug are very friendly hosts who made us feel very welcome. Fabulous property and cannot wait to return - looking forward to trying one of the cottages next time, as they look amazing.

Thank Mark M
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...

Thank brisbanelizzle
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!

Thank Ilona G
Gold Coast, Australia
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...

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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...

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 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...

1Thank 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 11 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 22 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.

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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: RM509 - RM779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The Egyptian room has great views in two directions.”
markmC6817LC, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We loved the cabins, the Egyptian room was also lovely. (All rooms are lovely)”
brisbanelizzle, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have fabulous views”
doydist, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Egyptian room faces sunrise”
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middleagedhoneymoone, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The barn room or the Egyptian room for spa baths and wonderful vistas”
pnkorwin, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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