Our feather friends -2
IF YOU PROVIDE IT, THEY WILL COME. A bit of a scrub, an empty out and refill with fresh water. Within minutes,they arrive. In for a dip, hop on a rock, shake those tail feathers and off they go. Such a reward for just a little effort.Read More
Why choose to stay at a BNB? Here’ s why!
It is the small touches that make a difference, touches such as some local Fortified Red (yes… we used to say PORT but that, joins the likes of CHAMPAGNE) When it’s chilly and damp outside, a nip of THREE RIGHT HANDS fits the bill nicely. THREE RIGHT HANDS FORTIFIED RED – Made on site by…Read More
A country morning blessed by sunrise
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift… that’s why it’s called ‘the present’. It might sound a little corny but hey, corny’s good, just like the gift of a country sunrise, unfettered and available to all. The Little Cellar Rat is really a lark, bathed by the sun each morning.Read More
Cane cutters’ barracks…A piece of history preserved
For various reasons we decided against trying to renovate old cane-cutters barracks. Angelo and Dorelle La Rocca graciously allowed us to use these barracks to draw up plans for our dream of building timber cottages along the lines of original cane cutter dwellings.Read More
Original cane-cutters barracks were often made of pine… and unfortunately a favourite of white ants. Building from scratch gave us the advantage of choosing Cyprus Pine instead. Beautiful grain, gorgeous honey colour that ages well and best of all not on the Menu for Termites.Read More
Where it all started….. pic 1 : preparing the site.
We are always aware that the history of this area is a living, breathing thing. The sugar cane industry has been pivotal to the success of the Isis District and attracted people from all over the world to come and take advantage of the opportunity to make a new life. They came, they worked, they…Read More
We came, we stayed, we re-charged
It’s been a challenging year. We needed ‘a bit of country’ to soothe the edges of the heart and our 4 day stay here was just that. It has been a haven to come back to each day after venturing out to enjoy the natural beauty of this part of Queensland. Thank You. Nerida and…Read More
ANY PLANS YET FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY??
May is almost on our doorstep and there’s a delicious edge of crispness to the days. Any plans for the FIRST WEEKEND?? Worry no more’ cause we’ve got the weekend planned out for you. -ARRIVE @ MANGO HILL COTTAGES on FRID 3rd May -WINETASTING @ HILL OF PROMISE CELLAR DOOR -SLEEP IN SATURDAY MORNING 4th…Read More
We were celebrating something special!
We both lead busy lives and wanted to have a get-away, something special ….. and it was. A quick phone call to Mary earlier put a few plans in place. All in all a lovely break at a lovely place! Only problem was that it was too short! THANK YOU, Mary and Terry.Read More
The nicest place!
We are coming to the end of our 6 weeks in Australia and discovered this dear little place in our last day! Just sorry that we couldn’t stay longer. We loved it! Baz and Carol UK January 2019Read More