Mango Hill Cottages & Hill Of Promise Winery

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Private Cottage
  • Double From $150 Per Night
  • Free Wine Tasting!

LEMON DELICIOUS….. so easy, so refreshing!

January 29, 2019

Recipe as promised:  

You need- 

2 Lemons (zest of 2, juice of 2)

60 g soft unsalted butter

1 cup caster sugar

3 eggs (separated)

3 tablespoons GF SR flour

1 and 1/2 cups milk


You do-

Get your baking pan for the bath of hot water ready, oven 180 C + buttered pie dish approx 20cm  X 27 cm.

Cream butter, sugar,  egg yolks, zest.

Add flour, milk, lemon juice and mix. (Don’t worry about any curdling.)

Beat whites with a pinch of salt until fluffy and gently fold through creamed mixture.

Pour into pie dish, which goes into baking tray. Use a jug to put boiling or very hot water into baking tra, allowing to come half-way up the sides of the pie dish and place in oven.

Bake approx 50-60 mins and check at the 45 min mark.

Serve just warm or cooled to room temp with a little pouring cream and even a spoon of lemon curd.  Lime works just as well or 50/50 lime/lemon.

buon appetito!


We were celebrating something special!

January 25, 2019

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.

The nicest place!

January 25, 2019

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 2019

The nicest place!

January 25, 2019

We have been holidaying in Australia for 6 weeks and this would have to be the nicest place we have stayed. Pity we are running out of days before we fly out. Bak and Carol UK January 2019

At the Cellar door

January 23, 2019

When you call into the Cellar Door this week, don’t forget to take some fresh rosemary from the Winery Herb patch. It’s such an aromatic, versatile herb. goes remarkably with beef or lamb and just the ticket for that tray of mixed roast veggies. the Little Cellar Rat is chuffed with how her herb patch is coming along.

A cottage, local wines, a colourful story and more.

January 20, 2019

This is a delightful place to relax, soak up the colourful local stories and sample family- inspired wines.  Definitely can recommend.  V and AM   DENMARK  January 2019

Business but with a difference

January 9, 2019

I’ve stayed before while on business in the area and come back because I really like the ambience and touches such as fresh fruit in season.  This time it was the mangoes!  After a long day focused on facts and figures it is just the place to chill out on the front verandah and take in the night sky. Total relaxation!   AB  Brisbane.   January 2019


December 23, 2018

Terranzo the winemaker and Maria the Little Cellar Rat wish you all BUON NATALE!  May you enjoy spending time with loved ones, family and friends. May your table be graced by the stranger and peppered with interesting and lively conversation.

We’ve made CAVALLUCCI di SIENA  (‘little horses’)  delicious spiced and fruited rustic biscuits, a Christmas treat with a glass of vin santo.   They take us straight back to Northern Italy!





A little patch of country paradise

December 13, 2018

We needed a little break away from two busy jobs and this was just perfect.Timber furniture with a lamp or two on sets a very calming scene ….. cares and worries just melt away.

Mary was only too willing to share that Breakfast prunes recipe! Can definitely recommend this little country gem.   Lee and Kay  Mary Valley December 2018

Top spot

December 13, 2018

We’ve just spent a few days in this dear little cottage. It’s well -equipped with whatever you need for a short break and if it’s not there, you only have to ask!  the ambience from the front verandah is calming and relaxing. Not our first stay and definitely not our last. Thanks again, Mary and Terry from two very satisfied guests.  ES    Fraser Coast    April 2018

The Perfect Stop-Over Point to
Explore South East Queensland

  • Located at our winery - Hill Of Promise!
  • Situated half-way between Brisbane & Rockhampton
  • 40 minutes to Bundaberg
  • 50 minutes to Maryborough
  • 30 minutes to Woodgate beach
  • 60 minutes to Hervey Bay & Departure points for Fraser Island & Lady Elliott Island
  • 2.25 hours to 1770 - The departure point for Lady Musgrave Island