Superior quality Villa, luxury Eco Retreat, on 40 acres of natural bush & farmland. Perfect as a relaxing Retreat in a rural setting. Luxury amenities & Beautiful designer linens. Great views, encircled by ranges - Nature, animals & wildlife. Enjoy a BBQ, or just kick back and relax on your own private deck - or better still, light a fire in the large circular pit in your private garden space. Watch the myriad of stars at night, or simply lay around and unwind. Order meals from us if preferred.
A Pocket of Paradise …
The MIDORI 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 has a choice of bed arrangements to suit either a couple, or twin-share. Completely private, for a rural holiday wrapped in peace and quiet, it provides serene guest quarters, with all the facilities necessary to make your stay as pleasant and easy as possible, including a small BBQ to allow you to escape the chores of cooking - or order meals from us for a complete rest! Although most suited for a couple, a group of 3 or 4 adults can be accommodated using a double sofa bed in the lounge. Sorry - we do not provide facilities for children.
The view from the 'Midori' Studio Apartment shows rural living at its best. Looking out from the large timber deck, one has a view all across the property, scattered with animals and wildlife, and up the hill in the background; couple that with the view of the ranges encircling the whole property and you have an area that exudes peace and bliss!
The Midori Villa, featuring the very latest in stylish sustainable design, is superbly appointed, from the finest of linens, crystal and china to the sumptuous king-size antique styled iron bed, which can be made into twin singles if preferred (by arrangement). A simply wonderful bathroom has a twin sink fitted with a stunning green glass top as the centre-piece, and huge mirror overhead. An amazing state of the art shower cubicle is decked out with large overhead rainfall shower-head, adjustable therapeutic back massage jets, and a Foot massager. The toilet is in a separate 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 beautiful Woollen Doona on hot summer nights.
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, or we can supply meals if desired - but you must book meals in advance please (a Menu with costs will be provided upon request). We provide a complimentary selection of teas and coffees, with wine and nibbles on arrival.
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 rich and warm, with a country antique mood. We have decorated the 'Midori' suite in rich greens against cream, with splashes of regal purple, giving you peaceful, luxurious surroundings for your stay with us. Bedside lamps and the standard lamp in the living area allow for soft night lighting.
~ WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL PRICE WHILST WE COMPLETE A FEW FINISHING TOUCHES ON THIS VILLA ~
Club VERDIGRIS Eco Retreat Villas offer three separate & different styles of accommodation, aimed to suit all needs:
Check our other listings to make your choice.
Guests in all rooms can choose to be fully self-contained – or alternatively we will cater to your needs allowing you the luxury to relax and unwind. A commercial standard stainless steel kitchen is centrally located to all rooms, meaning you can order from us a cappuccino, a latte, a short or long black, a glass of delicious cold-pressed juice, or perhaps a scrumptious smoothie.
A timber-decked private courtyard is provided for each room, giving a relaxing peaceful area to sit and watch the kangaroos at sunset.
'Midori' 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!
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.
~ Book meals and drinks, allowing you to relax as you should whilst on holiday.
~ PICNIC Packages are available, either to enjoy on the property, or take with you on a scenic drive.
Reiki treatments, Bowen Massage and other Healing Therapies are available.
Please contact us for bookings and further information on these services.
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 of our 'Peregrine Park' property.
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.
Back on terra firma visitors can walk, horse ride 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 railway station, now converted to an history museum providing local heritage and genealogy information, or drive by the unique architecture of the town’s wooden churches.
The historic Nestle Condensery building, currently undergoing conversion into a regional art gallery, will open in late 2015 and highlight local, national and international exhibits.
Toogoolawah is the principle commercial centre servicing the northern part of the Shire. The town boasts three hotels, a motel, swimming pool, caravan park, public library, golf course and a lawn bowls rink, ambulance, police station, magistrates courts, and medical services.
Further afield in the Somerset Shire ....
Upper Brisbane Valley
Valley of the Lakes
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.
Recreational activities in this Somerset region include:
* fishing – the Shire boasts 3 well stocked freshwater lakes (fishing licence required)
* picnic and camping facilities can be found at Lake Somerset, Wivenhoe and Atkinson Dams.
* aquatic activities – there is powerboat access for the skiing enthusiasts at both Lake Somerset and Lake Atkinson.
* arts, crafts and markets – plenty of opportunities for viewing and purchasing arts and crafts, and enjoying local produce from shops and markets.
* adventure – for those who are more adventurous at heart, you can enjoy horse riding overlooking Lake Wivenhoe and spend the night under the stars at a stockman’s camp, join a camel safari, or tandem skydive.
* history abounds in the region. The area is home to several historic homes such as the Caboonbah Homestead and the Wivenhoe Homestead, as well as splendid examples of Queensland architecture.
Only one hour from Brisbane and known as the ‘Valley of the Lakes’, Brisbane Valley is the gateway to the Brisbane River catchment, offering a wonderful place to visit for those seeking recreational and leisure activities.
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